By Carl B. Boyer
"Boyer and Merzbach distill millions of years of arithmetic into this attention-grabbing chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the math is extraordinary; the solid of characters is distinct; the ebb and circulate of rules is in all places glaring. And, whereas tracing the advance of ecu arithmetic, the authors don't disregard the contributions of chinese language, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. definitely, this is--and will lengthy remain--a vintage one-volume historical past of arithmetic and mathematicians who create it." --William Dunham writer, trip via Genius, the nice Theorems of arithmetic "When we learn a booklet like A background of arithmetic, we get the image of a mounting constitution, ever taller and broader and extra appealing and magnificent--and with a beginning, additionally, that's as untainted and as practical now because it was once while Thales labored out the 1st geometrical theorems approximately 26 centuries ago." --From the Foreword by way of Isaac Asimov "One of the main necessary and entire basic introductions to the subject." --J. W. Dauben town collage of recent York "Both readable and scholarly, this booklet can function a superb creation to the subject and likewise a reference book." --J. David Bolter collage of North Carolina writer of Turing's guy Revised to make it extra available to a basic viewers, A background of arithmetic paints a vibrant photograph of humankind's dating with numbers. up-to-date and improved, it now deals broadened assurance of 20th century advances in chance and desktops, and up to date references to extra interpreting. A characteristic that would be of curiosity to each reader is an appendix containing an intensive chronological desk of mathematical and basic old advancements.
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