Description 
1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
OUP EBooks

Contents 
Babylonian mathematics  Greeks and 'origins'  Greeks, practical and theoretical  Chinese mathematics  Islam, neglect and discovery  Understanding the 'scientific revolution'  The calculus  Geometries and space  Modernity and its anxieties  A chaotic end? 
Summary 
A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. It begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek mathematicians. The important, and often neglected, influence of both Chinese and Islamic mathematics is covered in detail, placing the description of early Western mathematics in a global context. The book concludes with modern mathematics, . covering recent developments such as the advent of the computer, . chaos theory, topology, mathematical physics, and th 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263269) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Mathematics  History


Mathematics, Babylonian  History


Mathematics, Greek  History


Mathematics, Chinese  History


Mathematics, Arab  History


Mathematics  Europe, Western  History


MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy.


Mathematics


Mathematics, Arab


Mathematics, Babylonian


Mathematics, Chinese


Mathematics, Greek


Mathematics  History.


Mathematics, Babylonian  History.


Mathematics, Greek  History.


Mathematics, Chinese  History.


Mathematics, Arab  History.


Mathematics  Europe, Western  History.


Western Europe

Genre/Form 
History

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2005002151 
ISBN 
9780191523830 

0191523836 

9780198529378 

0198529376 

1280758937 

9781280758935 

1429422068 

9781429422062 

9786610758937 

661075893X 
