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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician
By Morris Kline
Dover | 1985 | ISBN-10: 0-486-24823-2 | PDF | 641 pages | 17.6 mb
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Whereas mathematics proper makes little appeal and seems even less pointed to most of these students, the subject becomes highly significant to them when it is presented in a cultural context. In fact, the branches of elementary mathematics were created primarily to serve extra-mathematical needs and interests. In the very act of meeting such needs each of these creations has proved to have inestimable importance for man's understanding of the nature of his world and himself.

1 Why Mathematics?
2 A Historical Orientation
3 Logic and Mathematics
4 Number: the Fundamental Concept
5 Algebra, the Higher Arithmetic
6 The Nature and Uses of Euclidean Geometry
7 Charting the Earth and the Heavens
8 The Mathematical Order of Nature
9 The Awakening of Europe
10 Mathematics and Painting in the Renaissance
11 Projective Geometry
12 Coordinate Geometry
13 The Simplest Formulas in Action
14 Parametric Equations and Curvilinear Motion
15 The Application of Formulas to Gravitation
16 The Differential Calculus
17 The Integral Calculus
18 Trigonometric Functions and Oscillatory Motion
19 The Trigonometric Analysis of Musical Sounds
20 Non·Euclidean Geometries and Their Significance
21 Arithmetlcs and Their Algebras
22 The Statistical Approach to the Social and Biological Sciences
23 The Theory of Probability
24 The Nature and Value. of Mathematics
Table Trigonometric Ratios
Answers to Selected and Review Exercises
Additional Answers and Solutions
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