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Enlightening symbols a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers

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Synopsis

Popular math writer Joseph Mazur explains the fascinating history behind the development of our mathematical notation system. He shows how symbols were used initially, how one symbol replaced another over time, and how written math was conveyed before and after symbols became widely adopted.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781400850112
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.148
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 312
Weight: -1g