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Published by Birkhäuser in Boston, MA .
Written in English


  • Mathematics -- Historiography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditors, Joseph W. Dauben, Christoph J. Scriba ; edited on behalf of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics.
SeriesScience networks historical studies ;, v. 27
ContributionsDauben, Joseph Warren, 1944-, Scriba, Christoph J., International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. International Commission on the History of Mathematics.
LC ClassificationsQA21 .W75 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3561786M
ISBN 100817661662, 3764361662
LC Control Number2002027806

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