By Marlow Anderson

Protecting a span of virtually 4000 years, from the traditional Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this assortment chronicles the large adjustments in mathematical pondering over this time, as considered by way of exclusive historians of arithmetic from the earlier and the current. all of the 4 sections of the ebook (Ancient arithmetic, Medieval and Renaissance arithmetic, The 17th Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by means of a Foreword, during which the articles are placed into ancient context, and by means of an Afterword, during which they're reviewed within the gentle of present ancient scholarship. in additional than one case, articles at the comparable subject are integrated, to teach how wisdom and perspectives concerning the subject replaced through the years. This e-book may be loved by way of someone attracted to arithmetic and its background - and specifically via arithmetic lecturers at secondary, university, and college degrees.