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W.W. Rouse Ball
A Primer of the History of Mathematics
Macmillan & Co. Ltd
London, 1927

Sixth Issue
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




149 pgs. Very Good condition light green cloth hardcover. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, light general smudging to cloth, binding sound, owner name (Helen M Rice) on front endpaper. Occasional neat checkmarks in margins, text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Text is organized into 346 numerical articles with index at the rear. Contents: I. Introductory; II. Mathematics Under Greek Influence: 1. The Pythagorean, Athenian and Early Schools, 2. Development of (Synthetic) Geometry), 3. The Alexandrian Schools; III. The Mathematics of the Middle Ages: 1. The Rise of Learning in the West, 2. Introduction of Arabian and Greek Works. 3. The Arabic System of Numeration; IV. The Mathematics of the Renaissance: 1. Development of Algebra and Trigonometry, 2. Commencement of the Study of Mechanics; V. The Introduction of Modern Analysis: 1. Analytical Geometry, The Calculus, 2. Application to Mechanics, Gravitation, Etc., 3. Extended Use of Analytical Methods; VI. Mathematics of the Nineteenth Century: 1. Introduction of New Subjects and New Methods, 2. Recent Investigations. Index. #2409.

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