Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
 Physical description
 2 v. (xiii, 1806 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Routledge reference
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Contributors
 Contributor
 GrattanGuinness, I.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Select Contents 1. Ancient and nonWestern traditions 2. The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance 3. Calculus and mathematical analysis 4. Functions, series and methods in analysis 5. Logic, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics 6. Algebras and number theory 7. Geometries and topology 8. Mechanics and mechanical engineering 9. Physics and mathematical physics, and electrical engineering 10. Probability and statistics, and the social sciences 11. Higher education and institutions 12. Mathematics and culture.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This Companion Encyclopedia examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyses the variety of theories, proofs, and techniques, as well as practical applications, of pure, applied and statistical mathematics. It demonstrates the importance of the subject today, treating its historical interactions with the related disciplines of physics, astronomy, engineering, philosophy and the social sciences. It also covers the history of higher education in mathematics and the growth of institutions and organizations connected with the development of the subject. Special Features * 176 articles contributed by authors of eighteen nationalities * Annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources * Unique coverage of Ancient and nonWestern traditions of mathematics * illustrated with line figures, 47 halftones and 3 tables * Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics * Fully integrated index of people, events and topics.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Mathematics > History.
 Mathematics > Philosophy.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 1994
 Responsibility
 edited by I. GrattanGuinness.
 ISBN
 0415037859
 0415092388
 0415092396
 9780415037853
 9780415092388
 9780415092395