## Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western MathematicsMathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups. |

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### Contents

Anthropological Perspectives on Ethnomathematics | 13 |

Rationality and the Disunity of the Sciences | 36 |

Challenges Arising in Working | 55 |

A Historiographical Proposal for NonWestern Mathematics | 79 |

The Uses of Mathematics in Ancient Iraq 6000600 | 93 |

Egyptian Mathematics | 115 |

Islamic Mathematics | 137 |

The Hebrew Mathematical Tradition | 166 |

The Ethnomathematics of the Sioux Tipi and Cone | 239 |

Traditional Mathematics in Pacific Cultures | 253 |

Disparate Mathematics | 288 |

On Mathematical Ideas in Cultural Traditions of Central | 313 |

Some Stories | 344 |

Chinese Mathematical Astronomy | 373 |

The Mathematical Accomplishments of Ancient Indian | 408 |

The Dawn of Wasan Japanese Mathematics | 423 |

Thomas E Gilsdorf | 189 |

Mesoamerican Mathematics | 205 |

Development of Materials for Ethnomathematics in Korea | 455 |

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Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics Helaine Selin Limited preview - 2001 |

Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics Helaine Selin Limited preview - 2000 |

Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics Helaine Selin No preview available - 2011 |

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