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The Resource The birth of mathematics : ancient times to 1300, Michael J. Bradley

The birth of mathematics : ancient times to 1300, Michael J. Bradley

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The birth of mathematics : ancient times to 1300
Title
The birth of mathematics
Title remainder
ancient times to 1300
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Bradley
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Profiles ten individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of mathematics, from ancient times to 1300
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
510.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pioneers in mathematics
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The birth of mathematics : ancient times to 1300, Michael J. Bradley
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-143) and index
Contents
Thales of Miletus (ca. 652-ca. 547 B.C.E.): Earliest proofs of geometrical theorems -- Pythagoras of Samos (ca. 560-ca. 480 B.C.E.): Ancient Greek proves theorem about right triangles -- Euclid of Alexandria (ca. 325-ca. 270 B.C.E.): Geometer who organized mathematics -- Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287-212 B.C.E.): Innovator of techniques in geometry -- Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370- 415 C.E.): First woman of mathematics -- Āryabhata I (476-ca. 550 C.E.): From alphabetical numbers to the rotation of the earth -- Brahmagupta (598-668 C.E.): Father of numerical analysis -- Abū Jaʹfar Muhammad ibn M̄ūsā al-Khwāriz̄mi (800-ca.847 C.E.) -- Father of algebra -- Omar Khayyám (ca. 1048-1131 C.E.): Mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet -- Leonardo Fibonacci (ca. 1175-1250 C.E.): Hindu-Arabic numerals in Europe
Control code
sky200984320
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 148 p.
Isbn
9780816054237
Lccn
2005030563
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Label
The birth of mathematics : ancient times to 1300, Michael J. Bradley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-143) and index
Contents
Thales of Miletus (ca. 652-ca. 547 B.C.E.): Earliest proofs of geometrical theorems -- Pythagoras of Samos (ca. 560-ca. 480 B.C.E.): Ancient Greek proves theorem about right triangles -- Euclid of Alexandria (ca. 325-ca. 270 B.C.E.): Geometer who organized mathematics -- Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287-212 B.C.E.): Innovator of techniques in geometry -- Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370- 415 C.E.): First woman of mathematics -- Āryabhata I (476-ca. 550 C.E.): From alphabetical numbers to the rotation of the earth -- Brahmagupta (598-668 C.E.): Father of numerical analysis -- Abū Jaʹfar Muhammad ibn M̄ūsā al-Khwāriz̄mi (800-ca.847 C.E.) -- Father of algebra -- Omar Khayyám (ca. 1048-1131 C.E.): Mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet -- Leonardo Fibonacci (ca. 1175-1250 C.E.): Hindu-Arabic numerals in Europe
Control code
sky200984320
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 148 p.
Isbn
9780816054237
Lccn
2005030563
Other physical details
ill.

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