Good book(s) on the history of math

  • #1
What are some good books on the history of the evolution math.

(for example: did the romans use roman numerals to do all their math? because, if that is so, they must have all been freaking brilliant to be able to figure anything out :rofl: I always think of Asterix cartoons, when they walk by a schoolyard and they show kids doing stuff like

IV
+XVII
-------
XXI

:rofl:)
 

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  • #4
Yeah, one Marco_84 linked to is great, if somewhat encyclopedic.
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