1st Edition

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences Volume One

Edited By Ivor Grattan-Guiness Copyright 2005

    First published in 2004. This book examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century. Includes 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities. With a chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics. Has a fully integrated index of people, events and topics; as well as annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources and provide unique coverage of Ancient and non-Western traditions of mathematics. Presented in Two Volumes.

    Selected Contents: 1. Ancient and non-Western traditions 2. The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance 3. Calculus and mathematical analysis 4. Functions, series and methods in analysis 5. Logic, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics 6. Algebras and number theory 7. Geometries and topology 8. Mechanics and mechanical engineering 9. Physics and mathematical physics, and electrical engineering 10. Probability and statistics, and the social sciences 11. Higher education and institutions 12. Mathematics and culture


    Ivor Grattan-Guinness is at Middlesex Polytechnic.