Florian Cajori: A History of Mathematical Notations, 2 Vols. (1928/1993)

16 October 2013, dusan

This classic study notes the first appearance of a mathematical symbol and its origin, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, and its eventual decline or ultimate survival. Originally published in 1929 in a two-volume edition, this monumental work is presented here in a single volume.

First published by The Open Court Publishing, La Salle, Illinois, 1928 and 1929
Volume I: Notations in Elementary Mathematics
Volume II: Notations Mainly in Higher Mathematics
Publisher Dover Publications, New York, 1993
ISBN 0486677664
848 pages



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