The History of Mathematics
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, 15 de jul. 2012 - 208 pàgines
Mathematics has come a long way throughout its history. Readers are offered a peek into a world that is too often unseen; that being the painstaking development of mathematical principals that serve as the blueprint of our universe. Readers will learn about how mathematics plays an integral role in our understanding of concepts as vast as black holes to those as ordinary today as the common GPS device.
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17th century 19th century abacus al-Khwarizmi algebra analytic geometry Ancient angles Apollonius applied Arab mathematicians Archimedes arithmetic astronomer axioms Babylonians base calculating Cardano chance circle complex numbers concept conics counting cubic curve decimal defined demonstrated Descartes developed digits dimensions Diophantine equations Diophantus discovered distance earliest early Earth Egyptians Euclid’s Europe example Fermat fractal fractions François Viète fuzzy Gerolamo Cardano googol graph Greek Hindu-Arabic Hindu-Arabic numerals hyperbolic geometry infinite number infinitesimal infinity integral irrational numbers known large number later Leibniz logarithms logic magic square mathematics measure methods multiples needed negative numbers Newton notation number system numbers Pascal Pierre de Fermat plane polygon possible primes problems produced proof pyramid Pythagoras René Descartes represented rigorous Roman set theory shapes side slices solution solved sphere spherical statistics straight line Sulba sutras surface symbols Thales theorem tortoise trigonometry Viète volume whole numbers zero