History of Mathematics. Primary Sources
- Mathematical Cuneiform Texts
- O. Neugebauer and A. Sachs
- Not very readable, but a bargain at about $30: photographs of
the tablets; line drawings; transcriptions; translations; and commentaries.
In short: the real thing, with dozens of original Old Babylonian texts.
- Elements, Euclid
- Translation by Heath, based on Heiberg's 1883 Greek/Latin edition.
- Three volumes, extensive notes. About $9 per volume.
- Arithmetica, Diophantus
- Translation/Summary by Heath
- Rutgers Mathematics Library: QA31.D593H2
- Differential and Integral Calculus, Osgood
- An excellent textbook from 1908. 423 pages, pocketbook-sized
- Out of print, but in the Mathematics Library.
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File date: Feb. 1999