History of mathematics Summary

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2,034 words, approx. 7 pages
Mathematics, Very Old From the dawn of civilization, humankind has needed to count and measure. Even the earliest civilizations developed effective and efficient number systems. Ancient mathematics is... Read more
3,018 words, approx. 11 pages
Mesopotamian Mathematics Overview Mathematics and writing first appeared around 3000 B.C. in Mesopotamia. Originally used as a means of accounting, the abstract concept of numbers, independent of the ... Read more
1,630 words, approx. 6 pages
The Return of Mathematics to Europe Overview Early medieval mathematics was based on only a few classical texts, since the majority of ancient mathematical knowledge had been lost after the fall of Ro... Read more
1,710 words, approx. 6 pages
Mathematics and the Eighteenth-Century Physical World Overview During the eighteenth century mathematicians and physicists embraced mathematics in general, and the calculus in particular, as an increa... Read more
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Mathematical Textbooks and Teaching During the 1700s Overview The eighteenth century was a time of great progress in the field of mathematics. Included in this progress were advances in ways of teachi... Read more
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Nineteenth-Century Efforts to Promote Mathematics Education from Grade School to the University Level Overview Economic and political factors combined to foster an increased emphasis on mathematics ed... Read more
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Investigations Into the Irrationality and Transcendence of Various Specific Numbers Overview Number theory has often been thought of as one of the bastions of "pure" mathematics, unsulli... Read more
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History 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... Read more