Classics of Mathematics

About This Book

Appropriate for undergraduate and select graduate courses in the history of mathematics, and in the history of science.   This edited... volume of readings contains more than 130 selections from eminent mathematicians from A `h-mose' to Hilbert and Noether. The chapter introductions comprise a concise history of mathematics based on critical textual analysis and the latest scholarship. Each reading is preceded by a substantial biography of its author.