A Short Account of the History of Mathematics
by W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Dover Publications 1960
Number of pages: 466
This is the classic resource on the history of mathematics providing a deeper understanding of the subject and how it has impacted our culture, all in one essential volume. From the early Greek influences to the middle ages and the renaissance to the end of the 19th-century, trace the fascinating foundation of mathematics as it developed through the ages.
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