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History of Mathematics
A broad collection of mathematical bibliographies and links to pages explaining important concepts. One highlighted feature is a link to Euclid's 'Elements', which contains all 13 books and illustrated figures. Another interesting attribute is a link to the famous 1900 speech of David Hilbert, a leading twentieth century mathematician, in which he addressed the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris and described 23 important mathematical problems. A history of mathematics by region gives bibliographies, and sometimes maps and chronologies for Babylonia, Egypt, China, Greece, India, the Arab sphere, Japan, and Europe. Bibliographies and some web links are provided for the subjects of numerals and counting, algebra, geometry, arithmetic and number theory, mathematical analysis, and probability and statistics. Lists of books and other non-internet resources, such as organizations devoted to the history of mathematics, journals, and catalogs are also listed.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Viewing Euclid's 'Elements' works best with a java-enabled browser equipped with the Geometry Applet. Extensive directions are provided on site for use of this applet.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-888
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr David E. Joyce
Clark University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science