An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics by Michael K. J. Goodman PDF

By Michael K. J. Goodman

An easy-to-read presentation of the early background of arithmetic

Engaging and obtainable, An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic provides an enthralling creation to the heritage of old arithmetic in early civilizations for a nontechnical viewers. Written with useful purposes in a number of components, the e-book makes use of the old context of arithmetic as a pedagogical device to help readers operating via mathematical and old topics.

The booklet is split into sections on major early civilizations together with Egypt, Babylonia, China, Greece, India, and the Islamic international. starting each one bankruptcy with a basic ancient evaluate of the civilized zone, the writer highlights the civilization’s mathematical recommendations, quantity representations, accomplishments, demanding situations, and contributions to the mathematical international. completely class-tested, An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic features:

  • Challenging workouts that lead readers to a deeper realizing of mathematics
  • Numerous correct examples and challenge units with precise reasons of the methods and ideas on the finish of every chapter
  • Additional references on particular themes and key phrases from heritage, archeology, faith, tradition, and mathematics
  • Examples of functional functions with step by step factors of the mathematical ideas and equations during the lens of early mathematical problems
  • A better half web site that incorporates extra exercises

An creation to the Early improvement of arithmetic is a great textbook for undergraduate classes at the heritage of arithmetic and a complement for easy and secondary schooling majors. The publication is additionally a suitable reference for pro and alternate audiences drawn to the historical past of mathematics.

Michael okay. J. Goodman is Adjunct arithmetic teacher at Westchester group collage, the place he teaches classes within the heritage of arithmetic, modern arithmetic, and algebra. he's additionally the landlord and operator of the training Miracle, LLC, which gives educational tutoring and try coaching for either collage and highschool students.

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