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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful even if you are not particularly interested in math, April 9, 2013
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This review is from: Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory (Paperback)
Ian Stewart's book is a good history of mathematics from the earliest times in Babylon to the present. It is fairly short, but covers the topic quite well. I think the book is particularly useful for non-math people who would like to have a general understanding of the history and development of the subject. Of particular value are the short bios of the leading figures in math. It also explains what each math discipline is and what it is useful for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Infinite and the The Infinitesimal, December 14, 2011
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This review is from: Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory (Paperback)
Another gem by Stewart with delightful examples, a breathtaking perspective, and thoughtful considerations on where we have been, where we are, and where we may be going. This book should be read by anyone involved in the teaching or practice of mathematics and is a handy companion to James D. Bailey's equally thoughtful Mapematics [sic] books, which deal with infinitesimals: non-computational solution generators such as neural nets, computer learning by genetic algorithm recombination, and the solution of non-biological problems using protein folding techniques. Bailey's should also be read by anyone interested in the teaching of mathematics or in the design of mathematical curricula at any level from elementary school to graduate school.
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