The Resource An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)
An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)
Resource Information
The item An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of San Diego Libraries.This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch.
Resource Information
The item An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of San Diego Libraries.
This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch.
 Summary
 "An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing  getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."Publisher's description
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiii, 381 p.
 Contents

 The ancient Greeks and the foundations of mathematics
 Zeno's paradox and the concept of limit
 The mystical mathematics of Hypatia
 The Islamic world and the development of algebra
 Cardano, Abel, Galois, and the solving of equations
 René Descartes and the idea of coordinates
 Pierre de Fermat and the invention of differential calculus
 The great Isaac Newton
 The complex numbers and the fundamental theorem of algebra
 Carl Friedrich Gauss: the prince of mathematics
 Sophie Germain and the attack on Fermat's last problem
 Cauchy and the foundations of analysis
 The prime numbers
 Dirichlet and how to count
 Bernhard Riemann and the geometry of surfaces
 Georg Cantor and the orders of infinity
 The number systems
 Henri Poincaré, child phenomenon
 Sonya Kovalevskaya and the mathematics of mechanics
 Emmy Noether and algebra
 Methods of proof
 Alan Turing and cryptography
 Label
 An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving
 Title
 An episodic history of mathematics
 Title remainder
 mathematical culture through problem solving
 Statement of responsibility
 Steven G. Krantz
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing  getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."Publisher's description
 Biography type
 contains biographical information
 Cataloging source
 CaPaEBR
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1951
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Krantz, Steven G.
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 standards specifications
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName

 Mathematical Association of America
 ebrary, Inc
 Series statement
 MAA textbooks
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathematicians
 Label
 An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 365369) and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 The ancient Greeks and the foundations of mathematics  Zeno's paradox and the concept of limit  The mystical mathematics of Hypatia  The Islamic world and the development of algebra  Cardano, Abel, Galois, and the solving of equations  René Descartes and the idea of coordinates  Pierre de Fermat and the invention of differential calculus  The great Isaac Newton  The complex numbers and the fundamental theorem of algebra  Carl Friedrich Gauss: the prince of mathematics  Sophie Germain and the attack on Fermat's last problem  Cauchy and the foundations of analysis  The prime numbers  Dirichlet and how to count  Bernhard Riemann and the geometry of surfaces  Georg Cantor and the orders of infinity  The number systems  Henri Poincaré, child phenomenon  Sonya Kovalevskaya and the mathematics of mechanics  Emmy Noether and algebra  Methods of proof  Alan Turing and cryptography
 Control code
 ebr10733080
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 xiii, 381 p.
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Other physical details
 ill
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction.
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)811562988
 Label
 An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 365369) and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 The ancient Greeks and the foundations of mathematics  Zeno's paradox and the concept of limit  The mystical mathematics of Hypatia  The Islamic world and the development of algebra  Cardano, Abel, Galois, and the solving of equations  René Descartes and the idea of coordinates  Pierre de Fermat and the invention of differential calculus  The great Isaac Newton  The complex numbers and the fundamental theorem of algebra  Carl Friedrich Gauss: the prince of mathematics  Sophie Germain and the attack on Fermat's last problem  Cauchy and the foundations of analysis  The prime numbers  Dirichlet and how to count  Bernhard Riemann and the geometry of surfaces  Georg Cantor and the orders of infinity  The number systems  Henri Poincaré, child phenomenon  Sonya Kovalevskaya and the mathematics of mechanics  Emmy Noether and algebra  Methods of proof  Alan Turing and cryptography
 Control code
 ebr10733080
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 xiii, 381 p.
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Other physical details
 ill
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction.
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)811562988
Library Links
Embed
Settings
Select options that apply then copy and paste the RDF/HTML data fragment to include in your application
Embed this data in a secure (HTTPS) page:
Layout options:
Include data citation:
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/portal/Anepisodichistoryofmathematicsmathematical/YonxDj7fPIQ/" typeof="Book http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Item"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.sandiego.edu/portal/Anepisodichistoryofmathematicsmathematical/YonxDj7fPIQ/">An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.sandiego.edu/">University of San Diego Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>
Note: Adjust the width and height settings defined in the RDF/HTML code fragment to best match your requirements
Preview
Cite Data  Experimental
Data Citation of the Item An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)
Copy and paste the following RDF/HTML data fragment to cite this resource
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/portal/Anepisodichistoryofmathematicsmathematical/YonxDj7fPIQ/" typeof="Book http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Item"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.sandiego.edu/portal/Anepisodichistoryofmathematicsmathematical/YonxDj7fPIQ/">An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving, Steven G. Krantz, (electronic resource)</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.sandiego.edu/">University of San Diego Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>