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  Mathematics Archives - Topics in Mathematics - History of Mathematics
African Mathematical Union - Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA)
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Mathematical Problems - Lecture Delivered Before the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900.
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  History of mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematical study in Egypt later continued under the Islamic Caliphate as part of Islamic mathematics, when Arabic became the written language of Egyptian scholars.
Even after European mathematics began to flourish during the Renaissance, European and Chinese mathematics were separate traditions, with significant Chinese mathematical output in decline, until the Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century carried mathematical ideas back and forth between the two cultures.
Greek mathematics studied from the time of the Hellenistic period (from 323 BC) refers to all mathematics of those who wrote in the Greek language, since Greek mathematics was now not only written by Greeks but also non-Greek scholars throughout the Hellenistic world, which was spread across the Eastern end of the Mediterranean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_mathematics   (5255 words)

 Science in India: History of mathematics: Indian Mathematicians and Astronomers,
Mathematics was thus brought into the service of both the secular and the ritual domains.
A particularly important development in the history of Indian science that was to have a profound impact on all mathematical treatises that followed was the pioneering work by Panini (6th C BC) in the field of Sanskrit grammar and linguistics.
G G Joseph, in The crest of the peacock argues that the algebraic nature of Indian mathematics arises as a consequence of the structure of the Sanskrit language.
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 BSHM: home page
The aims of the British Society for the History of Mathematics are to promote research into the history of mathematics and its use at all levels of mathematics education.
History of mathematics courses in the UK The BSHM has compiled a list of history of mathematics courses taught within mathematics degrees within UK universities.
Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles, by David Singmaster.
www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk /bshm   (1405 words)

 The Math Forum - Math Library - History/Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The development of comparatively simple mathematics (through the calculus, for example) is now well documented, principally as part of the study of the development of scientific ideas in distinct human cultures through the 18th century.
The development of mathematics in the last couple of centuries is instead more frequently studied thematically - that is, the worldwide development of algebra, or statistics, say - or through the lives of individual mathematicians.
History of Mathematics (Mathematics Archives) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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 COLOR: History of Mathemathics in Africa
For tens of thousands of years, Africa was in the center of mathematics history.
From the measurement used in the African forest kingdoms, and the mathematics used in building the great stone complexes of Zimbabwe, to the efficient irrigation technologies, central administration, and the great accuracy of the dimensions of the pyramids, the achievements of Africans still give rise to wonder.
Mathematics in Africa started much earlier from the first written numerals of ancient Egypt around 3100 BC.
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 History of Mathematics - Facets of India : Ancient and Modern
This proves at that time various mathematical methods were not in concept stage, rather those were getting used in a methodical and expanded manner.
In fact the clarity and elaboration by which Mathematics is described in Jain literature, indicates the tendency of Jain philosophy to convey the knowledge to the language and level of common people (This is in deviation to the style of Veda which told the facts indirectly).
As this history was not known to the West so they consider Minmax as the first time founder of ellipse.
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 History of Mathematics Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mathematics written in ancient Greek was translated into Arabic.
There are other places in the world that developed significant mathematics, such as China, southern India, and Japan, and they are interesting to study, but the mathematics of the other regions have not had much influence on current international mathematics.
There is, of course, much mathematics being done these and other regions, but it is not the traditional math of the regions, but international mathematics.
aleph0.clarku.edu /~djoyce/mathhist   (278 words)

 Teaching with Original Historical Sources in Mathematics
The benefits for instructors and students alike are a deepened appreciation for the origins and nature of modern mathematics, as well as the lively and stimulating class discussions engendered by the interpretation of original sources.
A graduate course on the role of history in teaching mathematics describes the course and its origins.
Our long-term dream is that the entire mathematics curriculum should be historically based, with original sources playing a role throughout, and we ourselves are endeavoring to incorporate both history and original sources into all the courses we teach.
www.math.nmsu.edu /~history   (2430 words)

 Math Forum: Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics
Mathematics has been vital to the development of civilization; from ancient to modern times it has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy.
As a result, the history of mathematics has become an important study; hundreds of books, papers, and web pages have addressed the subject in a variety of different ways.
Famous Paradoxes - In the history of mathematical thought, several paradoxes have challenged the notion that mathematics is a self-consistent system of knowledge.
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 History of Mathematics
The priests also used mathematics and astronomy to develop two kinds of calendars.One was a sacred almanac of 260 days.
This writing was conceived as an elementary textbook of practical mathematics and began with the discussion of the algebra of first and second degree equations and moved on in its final two parts to the business of practical applications.
GIUSEPPE PEANO (1890 C.E.) Peano was the founder of symbolic logic and his interests centered on the foundations of mathematics and on the development of a formal logical language.
www.meta-religion.com /Mathematics/Articles/history_of_mathematics.htm   (3240 words)

 History of Mathematics Web Sites
As a complement to the MacTutor History, here is a wealth of further information on the history of mathematics, including timelines, chronologies, archives, links to other sites and more.
Vatican Mathematics Exhibit (300 B.C. This is actually an Internet representation of a Library of Congress exhibit from 1993 dealing with the Vatican Library and Renaissance culture.
Rickey is a recognized leader in the study and teaching of the history of mathematics, and his pages are a valuable resource.
homepages.bw.edu /~dcalvis/history.html   (675 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: A History of Mathematics: Books: Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Concise History of Mathematics by Dirk J. Struik
Whether you are using it to gain a better understanding of mathematics or to broaden your awareness of the historical record, A History of Mathematics will help you make sense of the wide world of numbers.
Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail.
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 Ancient Greek Mathematics - History for Kids!
So they spent a lot of time using geometry to prove that things were always true, even though people like the Egyptians and Babylonians already knew that they were true most of the time anyway.
History of Greek Mathematics: From Aristarchus to Diophantus, by Thomas L. Heath (1921, reprinted 1981).
Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics, by Asger Aaboe (1997).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/science/math/index.htm   (320 words)

 History of Mathematics | World of Mathematics
The earliest development of mathematics is closely tied to the development of counting and numbers.
For thousands of years before there was a system for writing numbers, ancient people used a variety of methods to either estimate or guess at the amounts of things they dealt with in their daily lives.
Out of necessity, mathematics continued to develop because it was needed in order to survive, but also to increase understanding of the physical world.
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 History of Mathematics
History of perfect numbers from Euclid to the day before yesterday.
How our view of the early history of mathematics has changed in the last 100 years.
The dark ages were dark for mathematics too.
www.ship.edu /~deensl/m400/topics.html   (98 words)

 Read This: Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International Perspective
She also emphasizes the importance of context when viewing mathematical artifacts, and emphasizes how mathematics is the product of the society from which it arises.
If we are to keep mathematics out of the museum, somewhere between the mastodon bones and the mummy, then we should keep it connected to its roots.
Ed Sandifer (sandifer@wcsu.ctstateu.edu) is a professor of mathematics at Western Connecticut State University and an enthusiastic fan of Leonhard Euler.
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 History of Mathematics
Perhaps the most extensive archive for the history of mathematics is MacTutor at Saint Andrew's University in Scotland.
The history of computing is the focus of a study from the University of Bonn, while museum collections are offered by Los Alamos, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Virtual Museum.
Some of the organizations to which they may belong are American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association of America, History and Pedagory of Mathematics Association, and Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
www.csun.edu /~hcedu037/index.html   (853 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : A History of Mathematics: Livres en anglais: Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether you're using it to gain a better understanding of mathematics or to broaden your awareness of the historical record, A History of Mathematics will help you make sense of the wide world of numbers.
From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident.
And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations.
www.amazon.fr /History-Mathematics-Carl-B-Boyer/dp/0471543977   (399 words)

 History of Mathematics
Chronological study of the evolution of mathematical thought from primitive counting to the ideas of the 20th century.
Each student in History of Mathematics should consider forming a study group with two to five other students.
Each student in this History of Mathematics class should have the phone number of from two to five students in this class in order to find out what was missed if absent from class.
www.math.fau.edu /HTMLFILE/Outlines/mathhist.html   (886 words)

 The History of Mathematics
The branch of mathematics that studies pyramids is geometry.
All civilizations throughout history, according to historians such as myself, have developed a way to record and count numbers.
The most amazing and spectacular examples of the application of the ideas of mathematics are probably the pyramids of egypt, built approximately 4,000 years ago.
www.msu.edu /~doddjohn/history.html   (277 words)

 Math History
If you wish to search for more History of Math resources than what is on this CLN Theme Page, the Math Forum search engine would be a good place to start.
It has biographies of more than 1300 mathematicians, articles on the history of various math topics, the history and properties of more than 60 curves, a Mathematician of the Day feature, and more....
In Mathematics, more than any other field of study, have we heard proclamations and statements similar to, 'The Negro is incapable of succeeding.' Ancient and present achievements contradict such statements.
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 History of Mathematics: China
A brief outline of the history of Chinese mathematics
Primary sources are Mikami's The Development of Mathematics in China and Japan and Li Yan and Du Shiran's Chinese Mathematics, a Concise History.
Chinese Mathematics, a Concise History, Translated from the Chinese by John N. Crossley and Anthony W.-C. Lun.
aleph0.clarku.edu /~djoyce/mathhist/china.html   (1907 words)

 History of Mathematics
Introduction to the History of Mathematics: Certainty, Uncertainty and the Infinite
The course will NOT be a mathematics course, but rather will treat mathematics as examples of intellectual problems rather than technical accomplishments.
The historical method will be applied to illuminate the role that these mathematical concepts played in various time periods both from the point of view of general intellectual history and of the disciplinary history of mathematics.
info.med.yale.edu /therarad/summers/hxmath.htm   (744 words)

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