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|Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas|
|A short article designed to provide an introduction to history and biography in mathematics. The study of the history of mathematics and its proponents includes several well-developed parts. The development of comparatively simple mathematics (through the calculus, for example) is now well documented, principally as part of the study of the development of scientific ideas in distinct human cultures through the 18th century. The development of mathematics in the last couple of centuries is instead more frequently studied thematically - that is, the worldwide development of algebra, or statistics, say - or through the lives of individual mathematicians. Applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus.|
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