History by Numbers

History by Numbers

Fully updated and carefully revised, this new 2nd edition of History by Numbers still stands alone as the only textbook on quantitative methods suitable for students of history.

Author: Pat Hudson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849665728

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 549

Fully updated and carefully revised, this new 2nd edition of History by Numbers still stands alone as the only textbook on quantitative methods suitable for students of history. Even the numerically challenged will find inspiration. Taking a problem-solving approach and using authentic historical data, it describes each method in turn, including its origin, purpose, usefulness and associated pitfalls. The problems are developed gradually and with narrative skill, allowing readers to experience the moment of discovery for each of the interpretative outcomes. Quantitative methods are essential for the modern historian, and this lively and accessible text will prove an invaluable guide for anyone entering the discipline.
Categories: History

A Brief History of Numbers

A Brief History of Numbers

But how did this state of affairs come to be? In this book, Leo Corry tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentieth century.

Author: Leo Corry

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191007071

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 364

The world around us is saturated with numbers. They are a fundamental pillar of our modern society, and accepted and used with hardly a second thought. But how did this state of affairs come to be? In this book, Leo Corry tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentieth century. He presents an overview of how numbers were handled and conceived in classical Greek mathematics, in the mathematics of Islam, in European mathematics of the middle ages and the Renaissance, during the scientific revolution, all the way through to the mathematics of the 18th to the early 20th century. Focusing on both foundational debates and practical use numbers, and showing how the story of numbers is intimately linked to that of the idea of equation, this book provides a valuable insight to numbers for undergraduate students, teachers, engineers, professional mathematicians, and anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics.
Categories: Mathematics

The Universal History of Numbers

The Universal History of Numbers

"Georges Ifrah is the man. This book, quite simply, rules. . .

Author: Georges Ifrah

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471393401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 920

"Georges Ifrah is the man. This book, quite simply, rules. . . . It is outstanding . . . a mind-boggling and enriching experience." –The Guardian (London) "Monumental. . . . a fascinating journey taking us through many different cultures."–The Times (London)"Ifrah’s book amazes and fascinates by the scope of its scholarship. It is nothing less than the history of the human race told through figures." –International Herald Tribune Now in paperback, here is Georges Ifrah’s landmark international bestseller–the first complete, universal study of the invention and evolution of numbers the world over. A riveting history of counting and calculating, from the time of the cave dwellers to the twentieth century, this fascinating volume brings numbers to thrilling life, explaining their development in human terms, the intriguing situations that made them necessary, and the brilliant achievements in human thought that they made possible. It takes us through the numbers story from Europe to China, via ancient Greece and Rome, Mesopotamia, Latin America, India, and the Arabic countries. Exploring the many ways civilizations developed and changed their mathematical systems, Ifrah imparts a unique insight into the nature of human thought–and into how our understanding of numbers and the ways they shape our lives have changed and grown over thousands of years. "Dazzling."–Kirkus Reviews "Sure to transfix readers."–PublishersWeekly
Categories: Mathematics

History of the Theory of Numbers

History of the Theory of Numbers

A classic AMS Chelsea title now back in print. Dickson's History is truly a monumental account of the development of one of the oldest and most important areas of mathematics.

Author: Leonard Eugene Dickson

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821819364

Category: Mathematics

Page: 313

View: 543

A classic AMS Chelsea title now back in print. Dickson's History is truly a monumental account of the development of one of the oldest and most important areas of mathematics.
Categories: Mathematics

Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

"An innovative application of economic methods to the study of art history, demonstrating that new insights can be uncovered by using quantitative and qualitative methods together, which sheds light on longstanding disciplinary inequities"- ...

Author: Diana Seave Greenwald

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192451

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 138

"An innovative application of economic methods to the study of art history, demonstrating that new insights can be uncovered by using quantitative and qualitative methods together, which sheds light on longstanding disciplinary inequities"--
Categories: Art

From One to Zero

From One to Zero

"Traces the development of numerical systems in Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Babylonian, and Mayan cultures, and examines the origins of the Hindu-Arabic numerals we use today"--Back cover.

Author: Georges Ifrah

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: UVA:X001174557

Category: Mathematics

Page: 503

View: 349

"Traces the development of numerical systems in Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Babylonian, and Mayan cultures, and examines the origins of the Hindu-Arabic numerals we use today"--Back cover.
Categories: Mathematics

Number Theory and Its History

Number Theory and Its History

Unusually clear, accessible introduction covers counting, properties of numbers, prime numbers, Aliquot parts, Diophantine problems, congruences, much more. Bibliography.

Author: Oystein Ore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486656209

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

View: 746

Unusually clear, accessible introduction covers counting, properties of numbers, prime numbers, Aliquot parts, Diophantine problems, congruences, much more. Bibliography.
Categories: Mathematics

History of the Theory of Numbers Volume II

History of the Theory of Numbers  Volume II

The three-volume series History of the Theory of Numbers is the work of the distinguished mathematician Leonard Eugene Dickson, who taught at the University of Chicago for four decades and is celebrated for his many contributions to number ...

Author: Leonard Eugene Dickson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486442334

Category: Mathematics

Page: 803

View: 432

The three-volume series History of the Theory of Numbers is the work of the distinguished mathematician Leonard Eugene Dickson, who taught at the University of Chicago for four decades and is celebrated for his many contributions to number theory and group theory. This second volume in the series, which is suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, is devoted to the subject of diophantine analysis. It can be read independently of the preceding volume, which explores divisibility and primality, and volume III, which examines quadratic and higher forms. Featured topics include polygonal, pyramidal, and figurate numbers; linear diophantine equations and congruences; partitions; rational right triangles; triangles, quadrilaterals, and tetrahedra; the sums of two, three, four, and n squares; the number of solutions of quadratic congruences in n unknowns; Liouville's series of eighteen articles; the Pell equation; squares in arithmetical or geometrical progression; equations of degrees three, four, and n; sets of integers with equal sums of like powers; Waring's problem and related results; Fermat's last theorem; and many other related subjects. Indexes of authors cited and subjects appear at the end of the book.
Categories: Mathematics

Handbook of Ancient Geography and History by Wilhelm Pu tz Principal Turor at the Gymnasium of Du ren

Handbook of Ancient Geography and History by Wilhelm Pu  tz  Principal Turor at the Gymnasium of Du  ren

At first they were merely the enterprizes of individual heroes , such as Hercules ,
Theseus , & c .; but at a later period expeditions were undertaken by numbers ,
who united for that purpose . In this manner Greece endured a period of the most
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Author: Wilhelm Pütz

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNR:CR100819311

Category:

Page: 398

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Wonders Beyond Numbers

Wonders Beyond Numbers

In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics.

Author: Johnny Ball

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472939968

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 928

In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language. Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died. Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.
Categories: Mathematics

A History of the World in Numbers

A History of the World in Numbers

Smaller numbers, however, are no less significant: they measure the living
details of history, the tiny shifts that may have vast consequences. The perfect
proportions of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, the components of a 'piece of
eight' ...

Author: Emma Marriott

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782432722

Category: Reference

Page: 343

View: 561

The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce the Gutenberg Bible (the West's first mass-produced book) to the price of Virginian tobacco in the 1620s, both of which had an immediate and lasting effect on the course of world history. And, just occasionally, numbers have the power to blow our minds. For example: in 2003 US research showed that one in every 200 men living on the planet today shares genetic material from a single male from around 900 years ago; the likely progenitor was Mongol emperor, Genghis Khan. A History of the World in Numbers will span the early civilizations of man, from the plains of Mesopotamia and the Indus Empire, right through to the modern day. The numbers, statistics and figures will dictate the topic of each entry, shining a light on each subject, whether it's the development of early writing in China or the number of Brodie helmets issued in World War One.
Categories: Reference

The Rhetoric of Numbers in Gibbon s History

The Rhetoric of Numbers in Gibbon s History

67 These were not mathematical laws, but tendencies that could be observed in
history. By depicting the early Roman Empire as more populous than modern
Europe, Gibbon foreshadowed the long series of adverse circumstances that
would, ...

Author: F. P. Lock

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 9781611494174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 689

History is one of the great master-narratives in the Western tradition. This book examines the ways in which Gibbon uses numbers: not only as historical evidence, for informational purposes, but to persuade (and sometimes to amuse), through the creation of a narrative voice that is at once authoritative and personal. /span/span
Categories: Literary Criticism

Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy

Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy

In applying their doctrine of numbers to given phenomena , the procedure of the
Pythagoreans was for the most part very arbitrary aud unmethodical . When they
found a number or a numerical relation in anything , they explained it as the ...

Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001994228A

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 363

View: 323

Categories: Philosophy, Ancient

History of Classical Literature Greek Literature

History of Classical Literature  Greek Literature

That numbers possessed in themselves certain mysterious properties . 2. That
just as musical harmonies are produced by exact divisions of a string , and may
therefore be represented by numbers , so moral conditions and social relations ...

Author: Robert William Browne

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89049757636

Category: Classical literature

Page: 536

View: 908

Categories: Classical literature

The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries Extra Numbers 33 36

The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries Extra Numbers 33 36

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: William Abbat

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 1113345845

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 436

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Categories: History

The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third 1760 1860

The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third  1760 1860

This Small attendance of peers is constantly made apparent by the small number
political of peers , who attend its ... and not wholly out of proportion to the entire
number of its members , in the earlier periods of its history , - has become ...

Author: Thomas Erskine May

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3329571

Category: Constitutional history

Page:

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Categories: Constitutional history

The Story of Numbers

The Story of Numbers

The history of mathematics is enumerated in human terms, including the development of number systems in cultures from ancient to modern times, how systems and cultures shaped each other, and everyday people working with everyday problems.

Author: John McLeish

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106013793499

Category: Mathematics

Page: 266

View: 983

The history of mathematics is enumerated in human terms, including the development of number systems in cultures from ancient to modern times, how systems and cultures shaped each other, and everyday people working with everyday problems. Reprint.
Categories: Mathematics

The Everyday Book of Natural History

The Everyday Book of Natural History

This familiar Fly is usually found in great abundance in damp grassy pastures
during the present month , rising in numbers at every step . They have a very odd
appearance , from the extraordinary length of the legs , spreading out from the ...

Author: James Cundall

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590276406

Category: Natural history

Page: 509

View: 110

Categories: Natural history

Journal of Social Science

Journal of Social Science

The absolute number of elections in ancient languages ( under which the
catalogue includes 14 students of elements of ... the numbers in modern
languages ( under which the catalogue includes three in Anglo - Saxon , 10 in
the history and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011775439

Category: Social sciences

Page:

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Categories: Social sciences