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Title The mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam : a sourcebook / Victor Katz, editor ; Annette Imhausen ... [and others].

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  510.9 MATH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 685 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Egyptian mathematics / Annette Imhausen -- Ch. 2. Mesopotamian mathematics / Eleanor Robson -- Ch. 3. Chinese mathematics / Joseph W. Dauben -- Ch. 4. Mathematics in India / Kim Plofker -- Ch. 5. Mathematics in medieval Islam / J. Lennart Berggren.
Summary "In recent decades it has become obvious that mathematics has always been a worldwide activity. But this is the first book to provide a substantial collection of English translations of key mathematical texts from the five most important ancient and medieval non-Western mathematical cultures, and to put them into full historical and mathematical context. The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam gives English readers a firsthand understanding and appreciation of these cultures' important contributions to world mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Katz, Victor J.
Imhausen, Annette.
Subject Mathematics, Ancient -- Sources.
Mathematics -- History -- Sources.
ISBN 9780691114859 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691114854 (hardcover : alk. paper)