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Good book(s) on the history of math

  1. Mar 12, 2008 #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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  3. Mar 12, 2008 #2
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3
  5. Mar 15, 2008 #4
    Yeah, one Marco_84 linked to is great, if somewhat encyclopedic.
     
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