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6 History of Mathematics, an Intuitive Approach

By Dr. Alejandro, R. Garciadiego and Autonoma Mexico

Abstract

The main goal of this essay is to discuss, informally, an intuitive approach to the history of mathematics as an academic discipline. The initial point of departure includes the analysis of some traditional definitions of the concept of 'history ' taken from standard dictionaries. This concise dissection attempts to suggest the complexity of the discipline

Topics: KEY WORDS, HISTORY, HISTORY OF MATHEMAT- ICS, HISTORIOGRAPHY, METHODOLOGY, CHRO- NOLOGY
Year: 2009
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