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The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guideto the history of mathematics

For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics hasbeen the reference of choice for those looking to learn about thefascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers,shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-datecoverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and thePoincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances inareas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.

  • Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single,approachable volume
  • Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, fromAncient Egypt to the present
  • Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronologicaltable of mathematical and general historical developments.

Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle orPoincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about thePythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History ofMathematics is an essential reference that will help youexplore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and womenwho created it.

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