Chapter 3 Logarithm

“It may come as a surprise to many that often times mathematical concepts don’t end up like they started! For those of you who think mathematics is timeless, fixed, and full of unchanging truths, such a proposition may seem unbelievable. But there are many instances in the history of mathematics of the development of a mathematical concept way beyond the purposes and potentialities that its original inventors intended. An example that will be familiar to you all is the logarithm.”

Kathleen M. Clark (The Florida State University) and Clemency Montelle (University of Canterbury) in The Early History of a familiar Function

“Seeing there is nothing that is so troublesome to mathematical practice, nor doth more molest and hinder ...

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