For the best experience, please enable Javascript
x
Warning - This version of Internet Explorer is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this website correctly. Please consider updating this browser.

The European Mathematical Awakening: A Journey Through the History of Mathematics from 1000 to 1800

The European Mathematical Awakening: A Journey Through the History of Mathematics from 1000 to 1800

By: Frank J. Swetz

  • Reg. Price › $14.95
  • eBook
  • Sale Price › $11.96
  • Paperback + eBook
  • Reg. Price › $16.45
  • Share this book:
  • Share on Google+

Absorbing and entertaining, these thirty-two articles by distinguished educators offer a reader-friendly introduction to the history of mathematics. The newly corrected and updated essays cover eight centuries of discoveries, ranging from the medieval practice of finger calculus to the pioneering work of Leonhard Euler.
Fascinating topics include the geometry behind the windows of Gothic churches, the development of complex numbers, the evolution of algebraic symbolism, and mathematical considerations on the trajectory of a cannon ball. Profiles of historic figures include Leonardo Fibonacci, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, Galileo, the Bernoulli family, and other well- and less-known personalities, including mathematicians of the French Revolution and women in mathematics. Suitable for readers with no background in mathematics, this volume offers an excellent guide for high school students and college undergraduates as well as anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics.

Reprint of selected material from From Five Fingers to Infinity: A Journey Through the History of Mathematics, Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago, 1994.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486498050
ISBN 139780486498058
Author/EditorFrank J. Swetz
Page Count264
Dimensions7 x 10

You might also Like...

Product Review

<--!Google Universal Analytics Code!-->
Out of Stock Notification:
Coming Soon: