Other editions. Enlarge cover.
Mathematics in Historical Context
Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Digital Math - WikiEducator
Return to Book Page. Mathematics in Historical Context by Jeff Suzuki. What would Newton see if he looked out his bedroom window? This book describes the world around the important mathematicians of the past, and explores the complex interaction between mathematics, mathematicians, and society.
It takes the reader on a grand tour of history from the ancient Egyptians to the twentieth century to show how mathematicians and mathematics were aff What would Newton see if he looked out his bedroom window? It takes the reader on a grand tour of history from the ancient Egyptians to the twentieth century to show how mathematicians and mathematics were affected by the outside world, and at the same time how the outside world was affected by mathematics and mathematicians. Part biography, part mathematics, and part history, this book provides the interested layperson the background to understand mathematics and the history of mathematics, and is suitable for supplemental reading in any history of mathematics course.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
- Approximation Theory - Tampa: Proceedings of a Seminar Held in Tampa, Florida, 1985-1986.
- Two Brothers - One North, One South.
- Trends In Chemistry Of Materials: Selected Research Papers of C N R Rao (Iisc Centenary Lecture Series).
More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mathematics in Historical Context , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Mathematics in Historical Context. Table Of Contents. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
- ISBN 13: 9780073383156;
- Human Rights in European Criminal Law: New Developments in European Legislation and Case Law after the Lisbon Treaty.
- The Complete Guide to Wiring (5th Edition) (Black & Decker Complete Guides).
- Personal Learning Login?
Berggren Wilbur R. Knorr Menso Folkerts Craig G. See Article History. Start your free trial today for unlimited access to Britannica. Load Next Page. More About.
Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. I haven't had a look at the last but the first two are proving no pun intended very useful and include exercises. So I expect this one does as well. The first book has excellent reviews and is very useful indeed. All 3 are aimed at undergraduates. Finally, typing 'history of mathematics' into this website's search box will bring up a boatload of suggestions.
Both might be historically focused if you are looking for something strictly mathematical. However both are written with the upper level undergraduate Math student in mind.
Both provide some original proofs and have practice problems included at the end of each chapter. The problems emphasis the Mathematics highlighted in the chapter asking students to grapple with the problems that the mathematicians dealt with in the chapter. I am not exactly sure if that is what you are looking for. I am an undergraduate Mathematics and History major, and I was able to enjoy both books from a mathematical perspective.
Sign up to join this community.
Table of contents
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Mathematic books with historical and original view Ask Question. Asked 3 years, 5 months ago.