A History of Mathematics

The area of study known as the history
of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in
mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical
methods and notation of the past.The reader of this book, whether a layman, a
student, or a teacher of a course in the history of mathematics, will find
that the level of mathematical background that is presupposed is approximately
that of a college junior or senior, but the material can be perused profitably
also by readers with either stronger or weaker mathematical preparation.

**Author(s):** Carl B. Boyer

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