Why do we write maths this way?,
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This review is from: Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers (Kindle Edition)
I always find Joseph Mazur engaging, and this is no exception, It is fascinating to see how our present way of writing mathematics evolved -- and one has to admire the mathematicians who produced important results when the tools they used were still so primitive. There were one or two places where I thought proof-reading could have been better -- for example in the discussion of the general quadratic equation we have one expression and two equations, but all are described as equations (at least, that's what I see in the Kindle version). Well worth reading, though.