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Episodes from the early history of mathematics. by Asger Aaboe

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Published by L. W. Singer in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Mathematics -- History

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 131-133.

SeriesNew mathematical library,, 13
LC ClassificationsQA22 .A13
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 133 p.
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5888710M
LC Control Number63021916

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