The Saga of Mathematics

The Saga of Mathematics:
A Brief History

Martin Lewinter
William Widulski

Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-034079-0

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We provide a set of slides to accompany each chapter. Click on the links below to download the slides in the format of your choice: MS Powerpoint and PDF handouts (6 slides per page).

Copyright Note

The slides below are copyright Lewinter and Widulski, 2003. The slides are authorized for personal use, and for use in conjunction with a course for which The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History is the required text. Instructors are free to modify the slides to their taste, as long as the modified slides acknowledge the source and the fact that they have been modified. Paper copies of the slides may be sold strictly at the price of reproduction, to students of courses where the book is the required text. Any use that differs from the above, and any for profit sale of the slides (in any form) requires the consent of the copyright owners; contact William Widulski ( to obtain the copyright owners consent.

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Chapter Format Last Updated
1. Oh, So Mysterious Egyptian Mathematics! ppt, pdf-6 May 15, 2003
2. Mesopotamia Here We Come. ppt, pdf-6 May 15, 2003
3. Those Incredible Greeks! ppt, pdf-6 Dec 20, 2003
4. Greeks Bearing Gifts. ppt, pdf-6 Dec 20, 2003
5. Must All Good Things Come to an End? ppt, pdf-6 May 15, 2008
6. Europe Smells the Coffee. ppt, pdf-6 May 15, 2003
7. Mathematics Marches On. ppt, pdf-6 Dec 20, 2003
8. A Few Good Men. ppt, pdf-6 TBA
9. A Most Amazing Century of Mathematical Marvels! ppt, pdf-6 TBA
10. The Age of Euler. ppt1, pdf1-6
ppt2, pdf2-6
11. A Century of Surprises. ppt, pdf-6 Feb 21, 2004
12. Ones and Zeros. ppt, pdf-6 Dec 20, 2003
13. Some More Math Before You Go. ppt, pdf-6 May 15, 2003

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Errors and Additions

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Last updated May 15, 2003.

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