Mathematics: a cultural approach.


Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Pub. Company [1962] .

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Subjects Mathematics.
Mathématiques -- Philosophie.
Mathématiques.
Series Addison-Wesley series in mathematics.
Description 701 pages illustrations 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1962]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Why mathematics? -- The course of mathematics: an historical orientation -- The ways of mathematics -- Number: the fundamental concept -- Algebra, the higher arithmetic -- The nature and uses of Euclidean geometry -- Charting the earth and the heavens -- The mathematical order of nature -- The awakening of Europe -- Mathematics and painting in the Renaissance -- Projective geometry -- The revolution in astronomy -- Coordinate geometry -- The mathematization of science -- The simplest formulas in action -- Parametric equations and curvilinear motion -- The application of formulas to gravitation -- The differential calculus -- The integral calculus -- The Age of Reason -- Religion in the Age of Reason -- Reason in literature and aesthetics -- Trigonometric functions and oscillatory motion -- The trigonometric analysis of musical sounds -- Trigonometric functions and electromagnetism -- Non-Euclidean geometries and their significance -- Arithmetics and their algebras -- The deductive approach to the social sciences -- The statistical approach to the social and biological sciences -- The theory of probability -- The nature and values of mathematics.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)526703
(OCoLC)ocm00526703
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WorldCat Identities Kline, Morris, 1908-1992.
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