Math through the Ages
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- Preface
- History in the Mathematics Classroom
- The History of Mathematics in a Large Nutshell
- Beginnings
- Greek Mathematics
- Meanwhile, in India
- Arabic Mathematics
- Medieval Europe
- The 15th and 16th Centuries
- Algebra Comes of Age
- Calculus and Applied Mathematics
- Rigor and Professionalism
- Abstraction, Computers, and New Applications
- Mathematics Today
- Sketches
- Keeping Count: Writing Whole Numbers
- Reading and Writing Arithmetic: Where the Symbols Came From
- Nothing Becomes a Number: The Story of Zero
- Broken Numbers: Writing Fractions
- Something Less Than Nothing?: Negative Numbers
- By Tens and Tenths: Metric Measurement
- Measuring the Circle: The Story of p
- The Cossic Art: Writing Algebra with Symbols
- Linear Thinking: Solving First Degree Equations
- A Square and Things: Quadratic Equations
- Intrigue in Renaissance Italy: Solving Cubic Equations
- A Cheerful Fact: The Pythagorean Theorem
- A Marvelous Proof: Fermat's Last Theorem
- On Beauty Bare: Euclid's Plane Geometry
- In Perfect Shape: The Platonic Solids
- Shapes by the Numbers: Coordinate Geometry
- Impossible, Imaginary, Useful: Complex Numbers
- Half Is Better: Sine and Cosine
- Strange New Worlds: The Non-Euclidean Geometries
- In the Eye of the Beholder: Projective Geometry
- What's in a Game?: The Start of Probability Theory
- Making Sense of Data: Statistics Becomes a Science
- Machines that Think?: Electronic Computers
- The Arithmetic of Reasoning: Logic and Boolean Algebra
- Beyond Counting: Infinity and the Theory of Sets
- What to Read Next
- The Reference Shelf
- Fifteen Historical Books You Ought to Read
- Internet and Other Media
- Bibliography
- Index
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