The origin and history of mathematics by V. Lakshmikantham

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Published by International Vedic Vision in association with Indian Foundation for Vedic Science, Rohtak in New York .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [176]-182).

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Statementby V. Lakshmikantham, J. Vasundhara Devi.
ContributionsVasundhara Devi, J., International Vedic Vision, New York., Indian Foundation for Vedic Science.
LC ClassificationsQA27.I4 L33 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23139658M
ISBN 108187710187
LC Control Number2006542904

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