A Brief History of Mathematical Thought

    A Brief History of Mathematical Thought

    Luke Heaton

    Robinson 2015

    Paperback 331pp

    9781472117113   Product Code: 20336

    In this concise and engaging book, Heaton traces the history of mathematical practice, focusing on conceptual innovations. From Stone Age rituals to algebra, calculus and the concept of computation, he aims to provide 'an informal and poetic guide to a range of mathematical thoughts'. He also looks at the role of mathematics in our attempts to comprehend the world around us, and at the profound influence of mathematical language.

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