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10 thoughts on “A History of Mathematics

  1. Ted Ted says:

    Anyone looking for a good work on the history of mathematics could certainly consider Boyer's seminal work which is nowadays readily available in second and third editionsI've used the book for decades as a welcome reference workOne of the editions shown on GR warns that familiarity with college level math is recommended for readers Don't worry too much about that Of course there are some euations some small amount of rather technical discussion here and there But it isn't a book whose aim is to teach math and any problems encountered can be simply passed over; or nowadays one can Google the term of confusion and find lots of additional info to help one get past a road block The book is after all a history book and was definitely meant to relate history not math itself There are way words than euationsThere are exercises and problems presented at the end of chapters which the author has divided into three categories The first few are general uestions which ask the reader to organize the information in the chapter into the historical framework; then there are uestions reuiring proofs or mathematical operations to get answers; and finally advanced exercises In my first edition there are no answers to these providedEach chapter also ends with a short Bibliography mentioning 10 20 books and articles for further exploration An index is at book's end


  2. Thomas Ray Thomas Ray says:

    I can't figure this out Third Edition page 33 First Edition page 39 Babylonians knew that for any whole p and p a right triangle with whole number sides a b c is a p^2 ^2; b 2p; c p^2 ^2 So far so good Babylonians left a table of values of a b and secant^2 of the smallest angle at about 1 degree increments Tablet readable inscribed sometime 1900 1600 BCE OK Now Boyer says for p 60 and a b there are just 38 possible pairs of p and I have no clue where he gets this There are 59×582 1711 such p pairs excluding duplicates they give 722 uniue shapes of right triangle smallest angle 098° to 4496° The largest jump in angle in the set is59 degree from 3628 to 3687 There's only 1 other jump over5 degree and only 7 other jumps of than25 degreeWhat is he talking about only 38 p pairs???Nicomachus around 100 CE noticed that if the odd integers are grouped in the pattern 1; 3 5; 7 9 11; 13 15 17 19; the successive sums are the cubes of the integers This observation coupled with the early Pythagorean recognition that the sum of the first n odd numbers is n^2 leads to the conclusion that the sum of the first n perfect cubes is eual to the suare of the sum of the first n integers p 160 3d edNo other city has been the center of mathematical activity for so long a period as was Alexandria from the days of Euclid ca 300 BCE to the time of Hypatia 415 CE pp 161 171Zu Chongzhi Tsu Ch'ung chih 430 501 CE found 31415926 pi 31415927 and less accurate but compact pi is about 355113 p 181Pascal's Triangle of binomial coefficients was known in China by about 1100 CE p 184Laws of exponents x^m · x^n x^m n and x^m^n x^mn are from 1360 Nicole OresmeLogarithms 1614 John Napier ScotlandSlide rule 1630sEuler 1707 1783Then it gets complicated The book answers uestions such asgoodreadscomtriviawork316791 a hi


  3. William Schram William Schram says:

    This book reminds me of ET Bell's book Men of Mathematics It contains the history of mathematical discoveries as they are known to scholars For instance it shows that certain theorems were known to the oriental nations like China and India and that a lot of things had to be rediscovered after the whole rigmarole with the fall of empires and nations and the destruction of ancient repositories of knowledgeIt starts with counting and goes on through the Egyptians Babylonians Greeks and Romans After the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire we follow mathematical thought to India China and Arabia Throughout the book it covers uadratics and how the ancients thought of them and goes on through the founding of Calculus and Analysis The Giants are all covered with Euler and Gauss each getting their own chapters Basically with every big name or thought in mathematics the book is there offering an opinion on stuff Most of the stuff is priority of discovery which is a huge thing to mathematiciansThis book is really interesting but it takes a while for me to read the notation I really wish I was better at that but I am working on it


  4. K. R. B. Moum K. R. B. Moum says:

    well started reading to have a grasp of the origination of ideas before getting into exercise and while reading found that this piece was meant to be grasped after being able to exercise


  5. Jason Jason says:

    A rather dull book I know it is old but I've read older math books that were far interesting It isn't the material it is the way it is presented There is no enthusiasm for the topic at hand Nothing flows it feels like list of facts in paragraph form I know a book like this can't go too in depth but an in depth look into one proof or problem of the greatest minds wouldn't be too much Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean theorem would have been nice There are little to no proofs and this really disappointed me Journey Through Genius The Great Theorems of Mathematics Dunham Number Theory and Its History Ore and Zero The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Seife are all superior in how it presents its material


  6. Anittah Anittah says:

    Purchased near the Penn campus at a lovely used bookstore apparently tended to by a lovely grey haired couple think camel wide wale cords and maroon boiled wool slippershttpwwwbibliocombookstorehouse Unfortunately this book is difficult to read in bed as I keep wanting to fetch the uad rule paper and work on math problems as the Babylonians did So it's slow going Oh base 10; how status uo you have become What better commentary on norm shifting than the fixed two syllables please truth of math? Am I right? 225? R D R R ?


  7. Mark Moon Mark Moon says:

    This book was my first serious introduction to this subject It seems like a good overview to start with


  8. Susan Mazur Stommen Susan Mazur Stommen says:

    Batter and deep fry any subject with a crispy coating of history and I am your gal I know this was written in 1968 but the ancient and prehistory sections are not as deep or comprehensive as they could be The upside is makes me want to look into the archaeology of math and if there isn't such a field already one should invent it


  9. Shira Shira says:

    I am certain that I read the English version of this book as part of my History of Mathematics class while doing my MAT in secondary mathematics I loved doing the ancient mathematicsMust re read for a proper reviewShira


  10. Lance Johnson Lance Johnson says:

    Sitting down to read this book is uite the undertaking The authors explore the history of math with the rigor and thoroughness one would expect from mathematicians but less of the narrative flair that one would expect from historians The book could have benefited from a bit better formatting for some of the descriptions of mathematical methods All in all this book provides a wonderful insight into the history of mathematical thought and provides a thorough understanding of the wandering path history has taken in this regards I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in it but caution the reader not to be afraid to skim or skip sections which seems to tedious


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