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Enlightening symbols : a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers, Joseph Mazur

Label
Enlightening symbols : a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
Title
Enlightening symbols
Title remainder
a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Mazur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazur, Joseph
Dewey number
510.1/48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA41
LC item number
.M39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mathematical notation
Label
Enlightening symbols : a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers, Joseph Mazur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Numerals. Curious beginnings ; Certain ancient number systems ; Silk and Royal roads ; The Indian gift ; Arrival in Europe ; The Arab gift ; Liber abbaci ; Refuting origins -- Algebra. Sans symbols ; Diophantus's Arithmetica ; The great art ; Symbol infancy ; The timid symbol ; Hierarchies of dignity ; Vowels and consonants ; The explosion ; A catalogue of symbols ; The symbol master ; The last of the magicians -- The power of symbols. Rendezvous in the mind ; The good symbol ; Invisible gorillas ; Mental pictures -- Appendix A. Leibniz's notation -- Appendix B. Newton's fluxion of x [superscript n] -- Appendix C. Experiment -- Appendix D/ Visualizing complex numbers -- Appendix E. Quaternions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780691154633
Lccn
2013028571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn853664441
  • 1373078
  • (OCoLC)853664441
Label
Enlightening symbols : a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers, Joseph Mazur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Numerals. Curious beginnings ; Certain ancient number systems ; Silk and Royal roads ; The Indian gift ; Arrival in Europe ; The Arab gift ; Liber abbaci ; Refuting origins -- Algebra. Sans symbols ; Diophantus's Arithmetica ; The great art ; Symbol infancy ; The timid symbol ; Hierarchies of dignity ; Vowels and consonants ; The explosion ; A catalogue of symbols ; The symbol master ; The last of the magicians -- The power of symbols. Rendezvous in the mind ; The good symbol ; Invisible gorillas ; Mental pictures -- Appendix A. Leibniz's notation -- Appendix B. Newton's fluxion of x [superscript n] -- Appendix C. Experiment -- Appendix D/ Visualizing complex numbers -- Appendix E. Quaternions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780691154633
Lccn
2013028571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn853664441
  • 1373078
  • (OCoLC)853664441

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