Book:P. Dedron/Mathematics and Mathematicians/Volume 1

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P. Dedron and J. Itard: Mathematics and Mathematicians, Volume $\text { 1 }$

Published $1973$, Transworld Student Library

ISBN 0 552 40020 3 (translated by J.V. Field).


Translated from:

Mathématiques et Mathématiciens


Contents

Foreword (Graham Flegg)
Authors' Preface
Acknowledgements and Publisher's Note
1. Bird's Eye View
2. The Mists of Legend
3. Prelude
4. The Lawgivers of Geometry
4.1 Euclid
4.2 Archimedes
4.3 Apollonius
5. Autumn and Winter of Science
5.1 Tradition
5.2 The Greeks
5.3 The Hindus
5.4 The Arabs
5.5 The Byzantines
5.6 The West
6. First Recovery
7. Italian Triumphs
7.1 Cardan
7.2 Tartaglia
8. The Father of Modern Mathematics: François Viète
9. Napier and Logarithms
10. The Golden Age
10.1 Pierre Fermat
10.2 Roberval
10.3 Descartes
10.4 Desargues
10.5 Pascal
11. Classical Work
11.1 Newton
11.2 Leibniz
11.3 Clairault
11.4 D'Alembert
11.5 Lagrange, Laplace, Monge
Bibliographical References
Index of Names
General Index