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Re: a history of mathematicsGo here. The book is quite interesting. I'd love to read it. I saw the table of contents and I am impressed. $26.37  worth it! I am not sure whether any free downloadable version is available on the net. My guess  there isn't! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #3 20051120 10:51:22
Re: a history of mathematicsI was wondering if there was any sort of book like this. Sure would be an interesting read. I always like when my mathbook lessons briefly talk about famous mathematicians, what they discovered, proved, etc. I'd like to know how it all started. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #4 20051120 12:04:33
Re: a history of mathematicsYes, Calculus teachers sometimes use wizardry and wicca to proof theorems. #6 20051120 16:31:07
Re: a history of mathematics... but only *very small* stones. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 