Great Moments in Mathematics (before 1650)

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Mathematical Association of America, 1983 - History - 270 pages
[V.1] Great moments in mathematics before 1650 is the product of a series of lectures on the history of mathematics given by Howard Eves. He presents here, in chronological order, 20 "great moments in mathematics before 1650," which can be appreciated by anyone who enjoys mathematics. These wonderful lectures could be used as the basis of a course on the history of mathematics, but can also serve as enrichment to any mathematics course. Included are lectures on the Pythagorean Theorem, Euclid's Elements, Archimedes (on the sphere), Diophantus, Omar Khayyam, and Fibonacci.

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LECTURE TWO The greatest Egyptian pyramid
LECTURE FOUR The first great theorem
LECTURE FIVE Precipitation of the first crisis

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