The History of Mathematics: A Reader

John Fauvel

Discover the captivating world of mathematics with “The History of Mathematics: A Reader” by John Fauvel. This book takes you on a journey through the ages, from the earliest beginnings of counting to the modern advancements of electronic computers. Experience the diverse perspectives of mathematicians as they reflect on the nature and purpose of their craft, as well as the best ways to teach it. Dive into biographical entries and engaging discussions by historians of mathematics.

With a curated selection of mathematical writings, this math book showcases the evolution of the subject in a chronological order. Witness how Descartes’ methods and approach spread throughout all areas of mathematics, and how Newton’s Principia sparked fascinating debates about the moon’s motion. Many of these writings have been translated into English for the first time, making this collection a valuable source for all math enthusiasts.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of mathematics through “The History of Mathematics: A Reader.”