In response to a 1984 Anglo-French convention on Renaissance arithmetic, this remarkable choice of essays explores the effect of the period upon the following historical past of arithmetic and technology. The members talk about technical themes in arithmetic background, comparable to figurate numbers and the advance of suggestions to algebraic equations; and so they current arithmetic in its broader cultural context through studying the industrial, social, and ideological components that formed the pre-history of likelihood. Key advancements in Italian, French, and Dutch arithmetic are traced, with detailed recognition to interactions of arithmetic with different disciplines, as within the rising makes use of of viewpoint in artwork. a desirable reference for arithmetic and technology historians, mathematicians, and scholars.
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