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Two Millennia of Mathematics

From Archimedes to Gauss
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Statementby George M. Phillips
SeriesCMS Books in Mathematics/Ouvrages de mathématiques de la SMC, 1613-5237, CMS Books in Mathematics/Ouvrages de mathématiques de la SMC
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Pagination1 online resource (XII, 223 p.)
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A collection of inter-connected topics in areas of mathematics which particularly interest the author, ranging over the two millennia from the work of Archimedes to the "Werke" of Gauss.

The book is intended for those who love mathematics, including undergraduate students of mathematics, more experienced students and the vast unseen host of amateur mathematicians. It is equally a useful.

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