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The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics

by Edna Ernestine Kramer

ISBN 0691023727 / 9780691023724 / 0-691-02372-7
Publisher Princeton University Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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The book traces the development of the most important mathematical concepts, giving special attention to the lives and thoughts of such mathematical innovators as Pythagoras, Newton, Poincare, and Godel. Beginning with a Sumerian short story - ultimately linked to modern digital computers - the author clearly introduces concepts of binary operations; point-set topology; the nature of post-relativity geometries; optimization and decision processes; erogodic theorems; epsilon-delta arithmetization; integral equations. [via]