History of Ancient and Classical Mathematics
Reserve and Reference Materials
All the assigned reading for the semester can be found in the
library. Most books and articles will be on the reserve shelf in
the Launders Science Library. Reference books are in the
reference section. You should treat this list and the specific
daily assignments as a minimal reading list for the semester.
Feel free to read around in the subject, you will come to class
better informed and be a more willing and able discussant. This
may even be reflected in your participation grade.
Archimedes, The Works, trans. T.L. Heath, C.U.P. 1897
Burton, D.M., History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 3e, WCB 1995.
Calinger, R., Classics of Mathematics, Prentice-Hall 1995.
Euclid, The Elements, trans. T.L.Heath, 3 vols, Dover 1956.
Fauvel, J., Gray, J., The History of Mathematics: A Reader, Macmillan 1987.
Gillings, R.J., Mathematics in the Time of the Pharoahs, Dover 1982.
Katz, V.J., A History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 2e, Addison-Wesley 1998.
Neugebauer, O., Sachs, A., Mathematical Cuneiform Texts, Amer. Or. Soc. 1945. Reprinted 1986.
Nissen, H.J., Damerow, P., Englund, R.K., Archaic Bookkeeping, U. Chicago Press 1993.
Serres, M.(ed.), A History of Scientific Thought, Blackwell 1995.
Swetz, F. (ed.), From Five Fingers to Infinity, Open Court 1994.
Waerden, B.L. van der, Science Awakening, Oxford 1961.
Grattan-Guinness, I. (ed), Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, Routledge 1994. SCI/REF QA21 .C645 1994
Neu, J. (ed.), Isis Cumulative Bibliography 1976-1985, HSS 1989. SCI/REF Q125 .I85 1989
Neu, J. (ed.), Isis Cumulative Bibliography 1986-1995,
HSS 1997. SCI/REF Q125 .I86 1997
Roaf, M. (ed.), Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East, ODY/ REF DS69.5 .R63 1996
History of Science and Technology database. Go to the library database
page and choose HST.
Historia Mathematica, SCI Periodicals QA21 .H54
Isis, SCI Periodicals Q1 .I7
Journal for the history of astronomy, SCI Periodicals QB15 .J68
Osiris, SCI Periodicals Q1 .O7