A History of Mathematical Notations (Two Volume in One)

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Cosimo, Inc., 2011 M12 1 - 854 páginas
Described even today as "unsurpassed," this history of mathematical notation stretching back to the Babylonians and Egyptians is one of the most comprehensive written. In two impressive volumes, first published in 1928-9 and reproduced here under one cover, distinguished mathematician Florian Cajori shows the origin, evolution, and dissemination of each symbol and the competition it faced in its rise to popularity or fall into obscurity. Illustrated with more than a hundred diagrams and figures, this "mirror of past and present conditions in mathematics" will give students and historians a whole new appreciation for "1 + 1 = 2." Swiss-American author, educator, and mathematician FLORIAN CAJORI (1859-1930) was one of the world's most distinguished mathematical historians. Appointed to a specially created chair in the history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, he also wrote An Introduction to the Theory of Equations, A History of Mathematical Notations, and The Chequered Career of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler.
 

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Nomzau SmnoLs AND Comnrmrrons or SYMBOLS 199
9
Summons IN ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA ELEMENTARY PART
100
GermanRegiomontanus Fifteenth Century 12527
128
B Topical Survey of the Use of Notations 200356
200
Signs of Proportion i 24859
249
Signs of Equality 26070
297
Signs of Common Fractions 27175
309
Signs for Unknown Numbers 33941
379
INDEX
433
A Critical Estimate of and as Symbols 243
243
Finite Difierences 640 641
263
B Symbols for Some Special Functions 647
270
Symbols in Mathematical Logic 66799
281
Signs of Powers 290315
290
E Agreements To Be Reached by International Committees
343
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
351

Srrvnsons IN GEOMETRY ELEMENTARY PART 35785
401

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