# A History of Mathematics: Third Edition

*Uta C. Merzbach, Carl B. Boyer, Isaac Asimov (Foreword)*

Main subject categories: • History of mathematics • Mathematics of ancient Egypt • Mathematics of ancient Europe • Mathematics of medieval Europe • Mathematics of ancient China • Mathematics of medieval China • Mathematics of ancient India • Mathematics of medieval India

**The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics**

For more than forty years, *A History of Mathematics* has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture*,* in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.

- Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume
- Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present
- Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments.

Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean...