By Victor J. Katz

ISBN-10: 0321016181

ISBN-13: 9780321016188

Presents a global view of arithmetic, balancing old, early glossy and sleek background. difficulties are taken from their unique resources, permitting scholars to appreciate how mathematicians in a number of occasions and areas solved mathematical difficulties. during this re-creation a extra international point of view is taken, integrating extra non-Western insurance together with contributions from Chinese/Indian, and Islamic arithmetic and mathematicians. an extra bankruptcy covers mathematical innovations from different cultures. *Up so far, makes use of the result of very fresh scholarship within the background of arithmetic. *Provides summaries of the arguments of all vital rules within the box.

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