Format: Print Length
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994 edition (November 20, 2012)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.3 MB
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it is a concise introductory textbook for a one-semester (40-class) path within the background and philosophy of arithmetic. it's written for mathemat ics majors, philosophy scholars, historical past of technology scholars, and (future) secondary college arithmetic academics. the single prerequisite is a high-quality command of precalculus arithmetic. at the one hand, this booklet is designed to aid arithmetic majors ac quire a philosophical and cultural knowing in their topic via doing real mathematical difficulties from diversified eras. however, it truly is designed to assist philosophy, historical past, and schooling scholars come to a deeper realizing of the mathematical facet of tradition via writing brief essays. the best way i personally train the cloth, stu dents are given a call among mathematical assignments, and extra his torical or philosophical assignments. (Some pattern assignments and checks are present in an appendix to this e-book. ) This publication differs from regular textbooks in different methods. First, it truly is shorter, and therefore extra obtainable to scholars who've difficulty dealing with big quantities of analyzing. moment, there are various special motives of the $64000 mathematical techniques truly utilized by recognized mathe maticians, giving extra mathematically gifted scholars a better oppor tunity to benefit the historical past and philosophy in terms of challenge fixing.