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 Summary
 Emblazoned on many advertisements for the wildly popular game of Sudoku are the reassuring words, "no mathematical knowledge required." Anxiety about math plagues many of us, and school memories can still summon intense loathing. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton shows that much of what many thinkand fearabout mathematics is misplaced, and to overcome our insecurities we need to understand its history. To help, he offers a lively guide into and through the world of mathematics and mathematicians, one in which patterns and arguments are traced through logic in a language grounded in concrete experience. Heaton reveals how Greek and Roman mathematicians like Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes helped shaped the early logic of mathematics; how the Fibonacci sequence, the rise of algebra, and the invention of calculus are connected; how clocks, coordinates, and logical padlocks work mathematically; and how, in the twentieth century, Alan Turing's revolutionary work on the concept of computation laid the groundwork for the modern world. A Brief History of Mathematical Thought situates mathematics as part of, and essential to, lived experience. Understanding it requires not abstract thought or numbing memorization but an historical imagination and a view to its origins. 
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 321 pages
 Contents

 Introduction
 Beginnings
 From Greece to Rome
 Ratio and proportion
 The rise of algebra
 Mechanics and the calculus
 Leonhard Euler and the Bridges of Königsberg
 Euclid's fifth and the reinvention of geometry
 Working with the infinite
 The structures of logical form
 Alan Turing and the concept of computation
 Kurt Gödel and the power of polynomials
 Modelling the world
 Lived experience and the nature of facts
 Isbn
 9780190621766
 Label
 A brief history of mathematical thought
 Title
 A brief history of mathematical thought
 Statement of responsibility
 Luke Heaton
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Emblazoned on many advertisements for the wildly popular game of Sudoku are the reassuring words, "no mathematical knowledge required." Anxiety about math plagues many of us, and school memories can still summon intense loathing. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton shows that much of what many thinkand fearabout mathematics is misplaced, and to overcome our insecurities we need to understand its history. To help, he offers a lively guide into and through the world of mathematics and mathematicians, one in which patterns and arguments are traced through logic in a language grounded in concrete experience. Heaton reveals how Greek and Roman mathematicians like Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes helped shaped the early logic of mathematics; how the Fibonacci sequence, the rise of algebra, and the invention of calculus are connected; how clocks, coordinates, and logical padlocks work mathematically; and how, in the twentieth century, Alan Turing's revolutionary work on the concept of computation laid the groundwork for the modern world. A Brief History of Mathematical Thought situates mathematics as part of, and essential to, lived experience. Understanding it requires not abstract thought or numbing memorization but an historical imagination and a view to its origins. 
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 Index
 index present
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 Math anxiety
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 A brief history of mathematical thought, Luke Heaton
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 Contents
 Introduction  Beginnings  From Greece to Rome  Ratio and proportion  The rise of algebra  Mechanics and the calculus  Leonhard Euler and the Bridges of Königsberg  Euclid's fifth and the reinvention of geometry  Working with the infinite  The structures of logical form  Alan Turing and the concept of computation  Kurt Gödel and the power of polynomials  Modelling the world  Lived experience and the nature of facts
 Control code
 ocn942885049
 Dimensions
 22 cm
 Extent
 321 pages
 Isbn
 9780190621766
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover)
 Lccn
 2016004417
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)942885049
 Label
 A brief history of mathematical thought, Luke Heaton
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Introduction  Beginnings  From Greece to Rome  Ratio and proportion  The rise of algebra  Mechanics and the calculus  Leonhard Euler and the Bridges of Königsberg  Euclid's fifth and the reinvention of geometry  Working with the infinite  The structures of logical form  Alan Turing and the concept of computation  Kurt Gödel and the power of polynomials  Modelling the world  Lived experience and the nature of facts
 Control code
 ocn942885049
 Dimensions
 22 cm
 Extent
 321 pages
 Isbn
 9780190621766
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover)
 Lccn
 2016004417
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)942885049
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