Date of Award

8-1963

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Mathematics

Abstract

When did man begin to use mathematics? When was mathematics invented? The invention of this science has been customarily attributed to the Egyptians and Babylonians of the fourth or fifth millennium. But if we assume that mathematics was born when man began to have some understanding of numerical or geometrical relations, than mathematics is must older than those ancient people. The history of mathematics goes back to the primitive ethnic types of the neolithic or perhaps paleolithic times. Man has always had some type of number sense, to the extent of recognizing the difference between one and two or at least between one and many. Among the barbarous tribes whose languages have been studied, even in a cursory manner, none have even been discovered which did not show some familiarity with the number concept.

Committee Member

S. H. Douglas

Committee Member

G. M. Booth

Committee Member

S. Peters

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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Date of Digitization

11/3/2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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