Table of contents for An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving / Steven G. Krantz.


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Preface; 1. The Ancient Greeks; 2. Zeno's Paradox and the concept of limit; 3. The mystical mathematics of Hypatia; 4. The Islamic world and the development of algebra; 5. Cardano, Abel, Galois, and the solving of equations; 6. Rene Descartes and the idea of coordinates; 7. The invention of differential calculus; 8. The great Isaac Newton; 9. Complex numbers and polynomials; 10. The prince of mathematics; 11. Sophie Germain and Fermat's Problem; 12. Cauchy and the foundations of analysis; 13. The prime numbers; 14. Dirichlet and how to count; 15. Riemann and the geometry of surfaces; 16. Georg Cantor and the orders of infinity; 17. The natural numbers; 18. Henri Poincare;, child phenomenon; 19. Sonya Kovalevskaya and mechanics; 20. Emmy Noether and algebra; 21. Methods of proof; 22. Alan Turing and cryptography; Bibliography; Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mathematics -- History -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Mathematicians.
Wiskunde. -- gtt
Wiskundigen. -- gtt