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Title The Oxford handbook of the history of mathematics / edited by Eleanor Robson and Jacqueline Stedall.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  510.9 OXFO    DUE 11-11-19
Physical description vii, 918 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Oxford handbooks.
Oxford handbooks.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 875-879) and index.
Contents Geographies and Cultures--Global-- 1.1. What was mathematics in the ancient world? Greek and Chinese perspectives, G E R Lloyd-- 1.2. Mathematics and authority: a case study in New and Old World accounting, Gary Urton-- 1.3. Heavenly learning, statecraft, and scholarship: the Jesuits and their mathematics in China, Catherine Jami-- 1.4. The internationalization of mathematics in a world of nations, 1800-1960, Karen Parshall----Regional-- 2.1. The two cultures of mathematics in ancient Greece, Markus Asper-- 2.2. Tracing mathematical networks in seventeenth-century England, Jacqueline Stedall-- 2.3. Mathematics and mathematics education in traditional Vietnam, Alexei Volkov-- 2.4. A Balkan trilogy: mathematics in the Balkans before the First World War, Snezana Lawrence---- Local-- 3.1. Mathematics education in an Old Babylonian scribal school, Eleanor Robson-- 3.2. The archaeology of mathematics in an ancient Greek city, David Gilman Romano-- 3.3. Engineering the Neapolitan state, Massimo Mazzotti-- 3.4. Observatory mathematics in the nineteenth century, David Aubin---- People and Practices:-- Lives-- 4.1. Patronage of the mathematical sciences in Islamic societies, Sonja Brentjes-- 4.2. John Aubrey and the 'Lives of our English mathematical writers', Kate Bennett-- 4.3. Introducing mathematics, building an empire: Russia under Peter I, Irina and Dmitri Gouzevitch-- 4.4. Human computers in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain, Mary Croarken---- Practices-- 5.1. Mixing, building, and feeding: mathematics and technology in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi-- 5.2. Siyaq: numerical notation in the Persianate world, Brian Spooner and William Hanaway-- 5.3. Learning arithmetic: textbooks and their users in England 1500-1900, John Denniss-- 5.4. Algorithms and automation: mathematics and weaving, Carrie Brezine----Presentation-- 6.1. The cognitive and cultural foundations of numbers, Stephen Chrisomalis-- 6.2. Sanskrit mathematical verse, Kim Plofker-- 6.3. Antiquity, nobility, and utility: picturing the Early Modern mathematical sciences, Volker Remmert-- 6.4. Writing the ultimate mathematical textbook: Nicolas Bourbaki's Elements de mathematique, Leo Corry---- Interactions and Interpretations:-- Intellectual-- 7.1. The cognitive and cultural foundations of numbers, Christopher Cullen-- 7.2. Mathematics in fourteenth-century theology, Mark Thakkar-- 7.3. Mathematics, music, and experiment in late seventeenth-century England, Benjamin Wardhaugh-- 7.4. Modernism in mathematics, Jeremy Gray----Mathematical-- 8.1. The transmission of the Elements to the Latin West: three case studies, Sabine Rommeveaux-- 8.2. 'Gigantic implements of war': images of Newton as a mathematician, Niccolo Guicciardini-- 8.3. From cascades to calculus: Rolle's Theorem, June Barrow-Green-- 8.4. Abstraction and application: new contexts, new interpretations in twentieth-century mathematics, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen---- Historical-- 9.1. Traditions and myths in the historiography of Egyptian mathematics, Annette Imhausen-- 9.2. Reading ancient Greek mathematics, Ken Saito-- 9.3. Number, shape, and the nature of space: thinking through Islamic art, Carol Bier-- 9.4. The historiography and history of mathematics in the Third Reich, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze.
Other author Robson, Eleanor.
Stedall, Jacqueline A.
Subject Mathematics -- History -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Variant Title History of mathematics.
Standard Number 2858216
ISBN 9780199213122