A Source Book in Mathematics

  title={A Source Book in Mathematics},
  author={Gordon H. Hardy},
  • G. Hardy
  • Published 1 August 1930
  • Education
  • Nature
THIS is a very entertaining volume, a surprisingly successful attempt to do what nearly all good judges would have declared to be impossible. Its aim is “to present the most significant passages from the works of the most important contributors” to mathematics “during the last three or four centuries”.A Source Book in Mathematics.Prof. David Eugene Smith. (Source Books in the History of the Sciences, Vol. 2.) Pp. xvii + 701 + 8 plates. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.; London: McGrawHill… 
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