A guide for mathematics resources.

- Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education by Alexander Karp (Editor); Gert Schubring (Editor) This is the first comprehensive International Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education, covering a wide spectrum of epochs and civilizations, countries and cultures. Until now, much of the research into the rich and varied history of mathematics education has remained inaccessible to the vast majority of scholars, not least because it has been written in the language, and for readers, of an individual country. And yet a historical overview, however brief, has become an indispensable element of nearly every dissertation and scholarly article. This handbook provides, for the first time, a comprehensive and systematic aid for researchers around the world in finding the information they need about historical developments in mathematics education, not only in their own countries, but globally as well. Although written primarily for mathematics educators, this handbook will also be of interest to researchers of the history of education in general, as well as specialists in cultural and even social history. Call Number: Available as an ebookISBN: 9781461491545Publication Date: 2014-01-25
- Mathematics: from the birth of numbers by Jan Gullberg; Peter Hilton (Foreword by) An illustrated exploration of mathematics and its history, beginning with a study of numbers and their symbols, and continuing with a broad survey that includes consideration of algebra, geometry, hyperbolic functions, fractals, and many other mathematical functions.Call Number: QA36 .G85ISBN: 039304002XPublication Date: 1997-03-17
- Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History by Marlow Anderson (Editor); Victor Katz (Editor); Robin Wilson (Editor) Covering a span of almost 4000 years, from the ancient Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this collection chronicles the enormous changes in mathematical thinking over this time, as viewed by distinguished historians of mathematics from the past and the present. Each of the four sections of the book (Ancient Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Mathematics, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by a Foreword, in which the articles are put into historical context, and followed by an Afterword, in which they are reviewed in the light of current historical scholarship. In more than one case, two articles on the same topic are included, to show how knowledge and views about the topic changed over the years. This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in mathematics and its history - and in particular by mathematics teachers at secondary, college, and university levels.Call Number: QA21 .S43ISBN: 0883855461Publication Date: 2004-12-31
- The History of Mathematics by Roger L. Cooke This pragmatic, issues-oriented history traces the discovery, solution, and application of mathematical problems. From the arithmetic of the ancient Egyptians to the intricacies of postcalculus math, The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course focuses on how mathematics has developed over the centuries. Roger Cooke has selected the most intriguing and significant problems in the history of mathematics and asked of each one: Why was it important? How was it solved? How was its solution applied? Did its solution lead to further advances in the field? The carefully selected topics in this book include The nature and origins of mathematics Early Western mathematics as practiced by the Egyptians, the Mesopotamians, the Greeks, and the Romans Non-Western traditions, including Hindu, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Islamic mathematics The development of modern mathematics from the Middle Ages to the calculus and other seventeenth-century discoveries to today's number theory The relationship of modern mathematics to science Contemporary issues in mathematics, including the role of women and minorities. This readable, up-to-date study is ideal for undergraduate courses in mathematics and mathematics education. Everyone interested in the field will want to keep a copy of The History of Mathematics close at hand.Call Number: QA21 .C66ISBN: 0471180823Publication Date: 1997-10-07
- The Language of Mathematics by Keith J. Devlin Keith Devlin reveals the role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in. More than just the study of numbers, mathematics provides us with the eyes to recognise and describe the hidden patterns of life. Supported with a variety of examples including - what keeps a jumbo jet in the air, how we forecast the weather and predict changes in the stock market, Devlin shows how mathematics can be used to describe and explain the world about us.Call Number: Available as an ebookISBN: 0585370044Publication Date: 1998-01-01
- The Mathematical Universe: an alphabetical journey through the great proofs, problems, and personalities by William Dunham "Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquantanecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist "Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . .he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wantsto reach, and he writes so that they are." -- Nature "If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them TheMathematical Universe." * New ScientistCall Number: QA21 D88ISBN: 0471536563Publication Date: 1994-08-11
- When Least Is Best - How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things As Small (Or As Large) As Possible by Paul J. Nahin Written in a conversational tone and requiring only an early undergraduate level of mathematical knowledge, When Least Is Best is full of fascinating examples and ready-to-try-at-home experiments. This is the first book on optimization written for a wide audience, and math enthusiasts of all backgrounds will delight in its lively topics.Call Number: QA306 .N24ISBN: 0691070784Publication Date: 2003-11-24

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