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The history of mathematics a very short introduction by Jacqueline A. Stedall

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Mathematics,
  • History

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In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (113-116) and index.

StatementJacqueline Stedall
SeriesVery short introductions -- 305, Very short introductions
LC ClassificationsQA21 .S828 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 123 p. ;
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25309997M
ISBN 100199599688
ISBN 109780199599684
LC Control Number2012930324

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