Mathematics and Its History (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) (Hardcover)

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This book offers a collection of historical essays detailing a large variety of mathematical disciplines and issues; it's accessible to a broad audience. This third edition includes new chapters on simple groups and new sections on alternating groups and the Poincare conjecture. Many more exercises have been added as well as commentary that helps place the exercises in context.

About the Author

John Stillwell is a professor of mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is also an accomplished author, having published several books with Springer, including The Four Pillars of Geometry; Elements of Algebra; Numbers and Geometry; and many more.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441960528
ISBN-10: 144196052X
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2010
Pages: 662
Language: English
Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

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