The History of Mathematics - A Reader
John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray, Editors
There is a considerable range of mathematical writings at all levels, presented in a chronological ordering which helps to show how the sujbect has developed. So one can see, for example, how the methods and approach of Descartes' La Geometrie gradually diffused into every area of the subject and how Newton's Principia raised questions about the motion of the moon which were actively bedated in the ensuing century. Many of the items in this collection have been translated into English for the first time.
Catalog Code: HMROrdering Information
640pp., Paperbound, 1996, ISBN 0-222-42791-2
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