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A prominent educator offers a unique exploration of modern mathematics' evolutionary development. Rather than conducting a survey of the history or philosophy of mathematics, the author envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon. His treatment examines and illustrates how such concepts as number and length were affected by historic and social events. 1973 edition.
Table of Contents
1. Preliminary Notions
2. Early Evolution of Number
3. Evolution of Geometry
4. The Real Numbers: Conquest of the Infinite
5. The Processes of Evolution
6. Evolutionary Aspects of Modern Mathematics