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Mathematics

The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space
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Book Description

This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. A chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term "algebra") to high-speed computers and their impact upon the teaching and understanding of mathematics. Readers will also find out how much of ancient arithmetic--like the 60 minute hour--is still part of our everyday life.

APA
Saxena, S. (Ed.), (2014). Mathematics:The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space. Retrieved from http://eb.ipublishcentral.com/product/mathematics66784

MLA
Saxena, Shalini. ed, Mathematics:The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space. Chicago: Britannica Educational Publishing, 2014. EPUB. http://eb.ipublishcentral.com/product/mathematics66784

Chicago
Saxena, Shalini. ed, Mathematics:The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space. Chicago: Britannica Educational Publishing, 2014. EPUB. http://eb.ipublishcentral.com/product/mathematics66784

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