6 edition of **How Mathematics Happened** found in the catalog.

- 215 Want to read
- 40 Currently reading

Published
**February 5, 2007**
by Prometheus Books
.

Written in English

- History Of Mathematics,
- Science/Mathematics,
- Mathematics,
- History & Philosophy,
- Egypt,
- History,
- Mathematics, Ancient,
- Mathematics, Babylonian

The Physical Object | |
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Format | Hardcover |

Number of Pages | 291 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL8851214M |

ISBN 10 | 1591024773 |

ISBN 10 | 9781591024774 |

As far as I know, Boyer's books (e.g. A History of Mathematics or The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development) are classics.I read the first one some years ago and found it very interesting, easy to read and complete; its only flaw is that the history stops at the first half of How Mathematics Happened Peter S. Rudman Prometheus Books 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY , $

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How Mathematics Happened book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, auth /5. The bottom line is that this book is a fascinating if somewhat superficial look at the early history of mathematics, culminating in a brief discussion of early "rigorous" mathematics.

I recommend it for anyone with an interest in mathematics, OR anyone with an interest in by: 9. Great book for the mathematically curious.

The author has obviously done whole lot of work on the Egyptian and Baylonian mathematics. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of discussion that the lack of a "zero" for the Egyptians, Greeks, and the Romans really messes up the more complex mathematics/5(14).

How Mathematics Happened The Fi Years (Book): Rudman, Peter Strom: Random House, this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way.

In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way.

Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions. Why did the Babylonians use an awkward number system based on multiples of 60.

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Get this from a library. How mathematics happened: the fi years. [Peter Strom Rudman] -- A comprehensive evolution of the history of mathematics that discusses how ancient civilizations understood numbers and used them.

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How Mathematics Happened The Fi Years (Book): Rudman, Peter Strom: Random House, this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way.

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It is highly paradoxical that now, when our lives have become so dependent on mathematics-driven technology, the popular view of mathematics is changing.A History of Mathematics. The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the reader of this book, whether a layman, a student, or a teacher of a course in the history of mathematics, will find that the level of.Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and word comes from the Greek word "μάθημα" (máthema), meaning "science, knowledge, or learning", and is sometimes shortened to maths (in England, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand) or math (in the United States and Canada).

The short words are often used for arithmetic, geometry or simple algebra by students and their schools.