How to read historical mathematics by Benjamin Wardhaugh

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

Written in English

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StatementBenjamin Wardhaugh
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LC ClassificationsQA21 .W324 2010
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxii, 116 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24534449M
ISBN 100691140146
ISBN 109780691140148
LC Control Number2009041704
OCLC/WorldCa458582461

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"How to Read Historical Mathematics is more than a useful aid to students being introduced to the field: it is a practical field guide to a whole new way of doing the history of mathematics.

I warmly recommend it."Amir Alexander, British Journal for the History of ScienceCited by: 3. How to Read Historical Mathematics fills this gap by introducing Sourcebooks on the history of mathematics provide some guidance, but what has been lacking is a guide tailored to the needs of readers approaching these writings for the first time/5.

How to Read Historical Mathematics By Benjamin Wardhaugh Benjamin Wardhaug's book is entitled How to read historical mathematics and this is precisely what it is about. It is an introduction to the marvellous world of the history of mathematics, aimed at the general public.

You will not learn a lot either about mathematics or its history, but you will be much better prepared. "The book is a small jewel, the book to give to the student who is interested in pursuing history of mathematics. The author is apparently a talented historian."—UMAP Journal "How to Read Historical Mathematics is definitely a significant contribution.

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Many courses on the history of mathematics describe what mathematical results have been discovered, but the student has little chance to explore these discoveries ‘from the inside’.

A good source book provides a wide range of original sources (usually in translation and edited as necessary) which enable us to see the problems solved in the. How to Read Historical Mathematics fills this gap by introducing readers to the analytical questions historians ask when deciphering historical texts.\" \"Sampling actual writings from the history of mathematics, Benjamin Wardhaugh reveals the questions that will unlock the meaning and significance of a given text - Who wrote it, why, and for whom.

Sourcebooks on the history of mathematics provide some guidance, but what has been lacking is a guide tailored to the needs of readers approaching these writings for the first time.

How to Read Historical Mathematics fills this gap by introducing readers to the analytical questions historians ask when deciphering historical texts.

Books shelved as math-history: Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh, A History of Mathematic. The updated new edition of the How to read historical mathematics book and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics.

For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem /5(45).

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Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price. Mathematics courses is the use of original sources. To read an original piece of mathematics, even in English translation, gives the student a much better understanding of how its author thought about, understood, and developed mathematics and of what it means to do history of mathematics.

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(what I mean is not to a encycoplaedic but at least expand the history of mathematics in the 20 the century. Now back to the book. What makes this book different other ones, I think it is the historical intuition of Boyer makes this book eternal.

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Read More. As a historian of mathematics, finally my time to shine:) As I've stated before, there are very few books that give a comprehensive overview and can be recommended.

The best, in my humble opinion, would probably be Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times by Morris Kline in 3 Volumes (though it still has it's flaws, but that's to be.

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For many of the most important branches of mathematics, we’ve. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, by W. Rouse Ball The subject-matter of this book is a historical summary of the development of mathematics, illustrated by the lives and discoveries of Nature and extent of the mathematics read at Rome Math in Society is a free, open textbook.

This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered.

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The idea was to produce a book that gives a flavour of what applied mathematics is about, what it’s used for, and what the future might be.

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Must-read books for someone who's already had two years of college algebra are very different from those suitable to a middle-school mat. Within this two-volume edition, Professor Smith covers the entire history of mathematics in the Near and Far East and the West, from primitive number concepts to the calculus.

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Trying to read math the same way as a novel or a history text is certain to cause you trouble. Math text typically alternates passages of explanation in English with pieces of mathematics. Even its. In addition, the book features carefully designed problems that guide readers to a fuller understanding of the relevant mathematics and its social and historical context.

Chapter-end exercises, numerous photographs, and a listing of related websites are also included for readers who wish to pursue a specialized topic in more depth. The Edwards book is very good.

I'd say that it's better than Boyers' book, which is decent but uses an old-fashioned way of writing which may seem stilted and a bit pompous to modern readers. Another good book is An Introduction to the History of Mathematics by Howard Eves. It's a textbook for use in courses on math history, and it does a good.

As far as I know, Boyer's books (e.g. A History of Mathematics or The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development) are classics.I read the first one some years ago and found it very interesting, easy to read and complete; its only flaw is that the history stops at the first half of   Morris Kline, Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty Kline traces the development of mathematics from its origins when mathematics tolerated a certain amount of hand waving and inexactitude in its proofs, to its search for ultimate logical rigor to t.

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Astronomy, Computing, Mathematics and Science 37 XI. “Modern” Mathematics (19th Century-) 40 XII. Miscellaneous Topics and Periods 42 F. History and Pedagogy 46 G. Miscellaneous Topics (not necessarily historical) Euclid (c.

BCE) is one of the world's most famous mathematicians. Euclid brought logic to number theory and geometry, and his ideas are still used.

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"When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a mounting structure, ever taller and broader and more beautiful and magnificent and with a foundation, moreover, that is as untainted and as functional now as it was when Thales worked out the first geometrical theorems nearly twenty-six centuries ago."/5(40).The word "mathematics" comes from the Greek: μάθημα (máthema) which means "science, knowledge, or learning"; μαθηματικός (mathematikós) means "fond of learning".Today, the term refers to a specific body of knowledge -- the deductive study of quantity, structure, space, and change.

The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the.Read 2: Read the book but this time read the proofs. But don't worry if you don't get all the details. If some logical jump doesn't make complete sense, feel free to ignore it at your discretion as long as you understand the overall flow of reasoning.

Read 3: Read through the lens of a skeptic. Work through all of the proofs with a fine toothed.

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