The Search for Certainty

The Search for Certainty

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Self-contained and authoritative, this history of mathematics is suited to those with no math background. Its absorbing, entertaining essays focus on the era from 1800 to 2000. Contributors include Henri PoincarAc, Judith V. Grabiner, and H. S. M. Coxeter, who discuss topics ranging from logic and infinity to Fermat's Last Theorem.A Journey Through the History of Mathematics, 1800-2000 Frank J. Swetz ... 0MB YEARS AGO while teaching the history of mathematics, I asked my students to read a discussion of maxima and ... To start the discussion, I asked them, a€œWould you please define a relative maximum? ... examples of what we now recognize as derivatives first were used on an ad hoc basis in solving particular problems; thenanbsp;...

Title:The Search for Certainty
Author:Frank J. Swetz
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012


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