Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science

Mathematics Across Cultures

The History of Non-Western Mathematics

Editors: Selin, Helaine (Ed.)

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Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

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`...the book is a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of teachers of mathematics at any level. It provides a useful antidote to the notion that all mathematical ideas were developed in Western Europe and provides the teacher with a numerous example by which to convince students that, indeed, every culture has mathematics.'
Mathematical Reviews, 2002a

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
The History of Non-Western Mathematics
Editors
  • Helaine Selin
Series Title
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4301-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4301-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6481-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0260-1
Series ISSN
1568-2145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 479
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