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By Carl B. Boyer

Specifically designed as an built-in survey of the advance of analytic geometry, this vintage learn takes a special method of the background of rules. the writer, a extraordinary historian of arithmetic, offers an in depth view of not just the innovations themselves, but in addition the ways that they prolonged the paintings of every new release, from sooner than the Alexandrian Age during the eras of the nice French mathematicians Fermat and Descartes, and on via Newton and Euler to the "Golden Age," from 1789 to 1850. applicable as an undergraduate textual content, this historical past is on the market to any mathematically vulnerable reader. 1956 variation. Analytical bibliography. Index.

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