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The history of mathematics

a brief course

by Roger Cooke

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoger Cooke.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA21 .C649 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 530 p. :
    Number of Pages530
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL660654M
    ISBN 100471180823
    LC Control Number97006046

    a brief history of mathematics 23 tells of an African tribe called the Hottentot who do not have names for numbers beyond three. The Hottentot count: one, two, three, many.4 In Graham Flegg’s book, Numbers: Their History and Meaning, there is the example of another African tribe called the Damara of Namibia who cannot count beyond two. CONTACT MAA. Mathematical Association of America 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. Phone: () - Phone: () - Fax: () -


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