# Search Results for "mathematics-an-illustrated-history-of-numbers"

## Mathematics

*An Illustrated History of Numbers*

**Author**: Tom Jackson**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9780985323042**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**144**View:**3464

Presents the history of mathematics, from the inception of counting and positional notation to the development of such disciplines as geometry, algebra, group theory, and string theory.

## Mathematics

*An Illustrated History of Numbers*

**Author**: Tom Jackson**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9781627950824**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**144**View:**4746

## Number Theory and Its History

**Author**: Oystein Ore**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486136434**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**400**View:**8960

Unusually clear, accessible introduction covers counting, properties of numbers, prime numbers, Aliquot parts, Diophantine problems, congruences, much more. Bibliography.

## A History of Mathematics

**Author**: Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**0470630566**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**688**View:**5416

The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.

## The Universal History of Numbers

*From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer*

**Author**: Georges Ifrah**Publisher:**Wiley**ISBN:**9780471393405**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**656**View:**6083

"Georges Ifrah is the man. This book, quite simply, rules. . . . It is outstanding . . . a mind-boggling and enriching experience." –The Guardian (London) "Monumental. . . . a fascinating journey taking us through many different cultures."–The Times (London)"Ifrah’s book amazes and fascinates by the scope of its scholarship. It is nothing less than the history of the human race told through figures." –International Herald Tribune Now in paperback, here is Georges Ifrah’s landmark international bestseller–the first complete, universal study of the invention and evolution of numbers the world over. A riveting history of counting and calculating, from the time of the cave dwellers to the twentieth century, this fascinating volume brings numbers to thrilling life, explaining their development in human terms, the intriguing situations that made them necessary, and the brilliant achievements in human thought that they made possible. It takes us through the numbers story from Europe to China, via ancient Greece and Rome, Mesopotamia, Latin America, India, and the Arabic countries. Exploring the many ways civilizations developed and changed their mathematical systems, Ifrah imparts a unique insight into the nature of human thought–and into how our understanding of numbers and the ways they shape our lives have changed and grown over thousands of years. "Dazzling."–Kirkus Reviews "Sure to transfix readers."–PublishersWeekly

## A History of Chinese Mathematics

**Author**: Jean-Claude Martzloff**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3540337830**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**487**View:**4412

This book is made up of two parts, the first devoted to general, historical and cultural background, and the second to the development of each subdiscipline that together comprise Chinese mathematics. The book is uniquely accessible, both as a topical reference work, and also as an overview that can be read and reread at many levels of sophistication by both sinologists and mathematicians alike.

## Chilled

*How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again*

**Author**: Tom Jackson**Publisher:**Bloomsbury Publishing**ISBN:**1472911423**Category:**Science**Page:**288**View:**5097

The refrigerator. This white box that sits in the kitchen may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of 20th century science – life-saver, food-preserver and social liberator, while the science of refrigeration is crucial, not just in transporting food around the globe but in a host of branches on the scientific tree. Refrigerators, refrigeration and its discovery and applications provides the remarkable and eye-opening backdrop to Chilled, the story of how science managed to rewrite the rules of food, and how the technology whirring behind every refrigerator is at play, unseen, in a surprisingly broad sweep of modern life. Part historical narrative, part scientific mystery-lifter, Chilled looks at the ice-pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridge the 'ice-pit'), reports on a tug of war between 16 horses and the atmosphere, bears witness to ice harvests on the Regents Canal, and shows how bleeding sailors demonstrated to ship's doctors that heat is indestructible, featuring a cast of characters such as the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and the ostracised son of a notorious 18th-century French traitor. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for making it, with these first used in earnest to chill Australian lager. The principles behind those white boxes in the kitchen remain the same today, but refrigeration is not all about food – for example, a refrigerator is needed to make soap, penicillin or orange squash; without it, IVF would be impossible. Refrigeration technology has also been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 years, from the discovery of superconductors to the search for the Higgs boson. And the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as teleporters and intelligent computer brains turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.

## Mathematics

*From the Birth of Numbers*

**Author**: Jan Gullberg,Peter Hilton**Publisher:**W. W. Norton & Company**ISBN:**9780393040029**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**1093**View:**8512

Traces the history of mathematics and numeration, and reviews symbolic logic, set theory, series, equations, functions, geometry, trigonometry, vector analysis, fractals, matrices, calculus, probability theory, and differential equations

## A Curious History of Mathematics

*The Big Ideas from Primitive Numbers to Chaos Theory*

**Author**: Joel Levy**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9780233004877**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**192**View:**8574

Mathematics opens new doors to the amazing world of maths. Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, it shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Islam and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution. From the simplest concepts of numbers and arithmetic, geometry and algebra, trigonometry and calculus, right through to infinity and chaos theory, Mathematics introduces and explains the most important concepts in accessible, non-technical language.