An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving
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An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving
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 An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving
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 mathematical culture through problem solving
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 Steven G. Krantz
 Language
 eng
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 "An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing  getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."Publisher's description
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 contains biographical information
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 MiAaPQ
 Dewey number
 510.9
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA21
 LC item number
 .K72 2010
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 MAA textbooks
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