# Book:Howard Eves/Great Moments in Mathematics: Before 1650

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## Howard Eves:

## Howard Eves: *Great Moments in Mathematics: Before 1650*

Published $\text {1981}$, **Mathematical Association of America**

- ISBN 978-0-883-85310-8.

### Subject Matter

- History of Mathematics

### Contents

- Preface

- Lecture $1$: Scratches and Grunts
- Lecture $2$: The Great Egyptian Pyramid
- Lecture $3$: From the Laboratory into the Study
- Lecture $4$: The First Great Theorem
- Lecture $5$: Precipitation of the First Crisis
- Lecture $6$: Resolution of the First Crisis
- Lecture $7$: First Steps in Organizing Mathematics
- Lecture $8$: The Mathematicians' Bible
- Lecture $9$: The Thinker and the Thug
- Lecture $10$: A Boost from Astronomy
- Lecture $11$: The First Great Number Theorist
- Lecture $12$: The Syncopation of Algebra
- Lecture $13$: Two Early Computing Inventions
- Lecture $14$: The Poet-Mathematician of Khorasan
- Lecture $15$: The Blockhead
- Lecture $16$: An Extraordinary and Bizarre Story
- Lecture $17$: Doubling the Life of the Astronomer
- Lecture $18$: The Stimulation of Science
- Lecture $19$: Slicing it Thin
- Lecture $20$: The Transform-Solve-Invert Technique

- Hints for the Solution of Some of the Exercises

- Index