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Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Author: Raymond Flood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199601394

Category: Mathematics

Page: 477

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With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a profession, as well as exploring the numerous innovations made during this time, many of which are still familiar today.

Mathematics Unbound

Mathematics Unbound

Author: Karen Hunger Parshall

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821896733

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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Although today's mathematical research community takes its international character very much for granted, this ''global nature'' is relatively recent, having evolved over a period of roughly 150 years-from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. During this time, the practice of mathematics changed from being centered on a collection of disparate national communities to being characterized by an international group of scholars for whom thegoal of mathematical research and cooperation transcended national boundaries. Yet, the development of an international community was far from smooth and involved obstacles such as war, political upheaval, and national rivalries. Until now, this evolution has been largely overlooked by historians andmathematicians alike. This book addresses the issue by bringing together essays by twenty experts in the history of mathematics who have investigated the genesis of today's international mathematical community. This includes not only developments within component national mathematical communities, such as the growth of societies and journals, but also more wide-ranging political, philosophical, linguistic, and pedagogical issues. The resulting volume is essential reading for anyone interestedin the history of modern mathematics. It will be of interest to mathematicians, historians of mathematics, and historians of science in general.

Embracing Beauty

Embracing Beauty

Author: John Heard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107124134

Category: Mathematics

Page: 279

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Traces the development of pure mathematics during the long nineteenth century in Britain, with extensive references and primary sources.