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Numeration; History

  • Die Mathematik im Mittelalterby Wolfgang Hein

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 25.25

    Das Mittelalter ist uns heute allgemein eher als das ?dunkle Zeitalter? bekannt: Eine Epoche, die aus heutiger Sicht nicht unbedingt mit naturwissenschaftlichem Fortschritt, sondern eher mit Stagnation oder sogar Rückschritt assoziiert wird. Wie viel mathematische Forschung und Praxis im Mittelalter aber tatsächlich stattfand, ist überraschend. Auch... more...

  • Growing Ideas of Numberby John N Crossley; David Leigh-Lancaster

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2006; US$ 34.95

    Growing Ideas of Number explores the notion of how ideas of number have grown throughout history. It looks at how different types of number and views of numbers (and their meaning and applications) have varied across cultures over time, and combines historical, archaeological and psychological considerations with the mathematics. The book illustrates... more...

  • The Name of the Numberby Michael A. B. Deakin; David Leigh-Lancaster

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2007; US$ 29.95

    The Name of the Number We?re used to the idea that ?closely related? languages have words that are similar to English. For example, the word for ?three? in Latin, French, Italian and German is ?tres?, ?trois?, ?tre? and ?drei?. But did you know that the word for ?three? in Sanskrit is ?trayah?? How can words from completely different languages... more...

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