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Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol. 3 Paperback – March 1, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0195061376 ISBN-10: 0195061373 Edition: First Printing

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Printing edition (March 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195061373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195061376
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I have always had great regard for this book as the one which relates the development of modern mathematical ideas in a readable fashion."--Michael O'Reilly, University of Minnesota


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Morris Kline is author of Mathematics The Loss of Certainty & Mathematics in Western Culture

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By Matt on October 28, 2013
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A thorough exposition of the history of mathematics for mathematicians. For non-mathematicians, I recommend Mathematics for the Nonmathematician by the same author. This will be more accessible to the layperson.
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Morris Kline is one of the best math writers of all time. His books are intended for folks with only the most basic math, and he then uses physical and intuitive analogies to explain what's going on "beneath" the equations. MANY of his books are now available in inexpensive Dover editions like this one, just put Morris Kline in the search bar at the top of any Amazon page!

This book starts with "modern" topics like projective geometry after leaving off with calculus in the second volume. Like his intuitive calculus book, it also reads like an adventure novel! This is a MUST buy if you're interested in the history of math. His Mathematics and the Physical World book (Mathematics and the Physical World (Dover books explaining science)) is one of the all time best introductions to advanced math ever written, from High School to beginning undergrad. ALL his books make any other text MUCH more clear, due to his wonderful "real world" examples and palpable enthusiasm.

The cool thing is that, unlike his books written in the 60's, this volume was 1990, just at the "reincarnation" of projective geometry and other "historical" math phenomena like quaternions, in new trends like video games and 3D computer animation. Still very relevant, and one of the best ways to learn more advanced math, due to Kline's wonderful teaching style, intuitive explanations, and comparisons with "everyday" physical happenings that FINALLY (at least in my case) helps you get what that equation really "means!"

If you see reviews trashing this or any other math book due to Kindle, don't fault the book!
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