By John Stillwell

ISBN-10: 144196052X

ISBN-13: 9781441960528

ISBN-10: 1461426324

ISBN-13: 9781461426325

"This publication covers many fascinating subject matters no longer often lined in a gift day undergraduate direction, in addition to sure easy issues reminiscent of the advance of the calculus and the answer of polynomial equations. the truth that the subjects are brought of their historic contexts will let scholars to higher get pleasure from and comprehend the mathematical principles involved...If one constructs a listing of subject matters principal to a heritage direction, then they'd heavily resemble these selected here."

(David Parrott, Australian Mathematical Society)

This booklet deals a suite of old essays detailing a wide number of mathematical disciplines and concerns; it’s obtainable to a extensive viewers. This 3rd variation contains new chapters on uncomplicated teams and new sections on alternating teams and the Poincare conjecture. Many extra routines were further in addition to statement that is helping position the routines in context.