Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 14 → A non-fictional book

"Until quite recently, we all thought that the history of mathematics begins with Babylonian and Egyptian arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. However, three recent discoveries have changes the picture entirely.
The first of these discoveries was made by A. Seidenberg. He studied the altar constructions in the Indian Sulvasutras and found that in theses relatively ancient texts..."

 From The History of mathematics: A reader by J. Fauvel and J. Gray.

Do you like history, learning a tiny bit about different ancient cultures and adore mathematics? Go read this book.

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