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Published: 23 February 2012

144 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199599684

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The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Jacqueline Stedall

Very Short Introductions

  • Uses a thematic development of ideas, to draw examples and identify themes from a wide variety of times and places
  • Examines how the definition of mathematics has changed through history, with eventual professionalization
  • Considers how the teaching and learning of mathematics has developed
  • Uses illustrative case studies including examples from early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide