ISBN: 8180300730 Publisher:Campus Books Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: (Set of 2 Vols.) Language: English Physical Description: 634pages Year of Publication: 2005
Our aim in this book is basically a very simple one: to show how the familiar methods and ideas used in the analysis of the system of whole numbers have been and are being extended and generalized to enable more diverse mathematical systems to be analyzed. In particular the concept of factorization or decomposition into simpler pieces underlies essentially all of our efforts. However, before we can proceed with this programme of study we must try to establish a common starting a point and path of approach. Even before doing this we must agree upon some basic assumptions, terms and notations, and these are set down in this book. Since the student will have encountered most of this material previously in one form or another he should strive to maintain contact between the various formulations by constructing examples, doing problems, asking questions of his instructors and fellow students, and reading other accounts of the material. Each topic included in the book is important for degree students of Indian universities.
Sunil Kumar Dr. Sunil Kumar teaches in the Department of History, Delhi University. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1992. His book ‘The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate 1190-1290’ is in press. Meanwhile he has completed another manuscript titled, ‘Sites of Power and Resistance: A Study of Sultanate Monumental Architecture’. Dr. Kumar resides in Saket, in South Delhi, near the sites discussed in this book.