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Numbers: A Cultural History (2022)

Numbers: A Cultural History (2022)

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 1440869332 | 365 pages | True PDF EPUB | 57 MB

Mathematics is often referred to as a universal language, and that is a fitting description. Many cultures have contributed to mathematics in fascinating ways, but despite its universal character, mathematics is also a human endeavor. It has played pivotal roles in societies at particular times; and it has influenced, and been influenced by, a wide range of ideas and institutions, from commerce to philosophy. Ancient Egyptian views of mathematics, for example, are tied closely to engineering and agriculture. Some European Renaissance views, on the other hand, relate the study of number to that of the natural world.