Changing Images in Mathematics: From the French Revolution to the New Millennium / Edition 1

Changing Images in Mathematics: From the French Revolution to the New Millennium / Edition 1

by Umberto Bottazini, Amy Dahan Dalmedico
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415271185

ISBN-13: 9780415271189

Pub. Date: 08/08/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing how the

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This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing how the conception and practice of mathematics changed over time depending on the cultural and national context. Thus it provides an original perspective for embracing the richness and variety inherent in the development of mathematics. Attention is paid to the interaction of mathematics with themes whose proper treatment have been neglected by the traditional historiography of the discipline, such as the relationship between mathematics, statistics and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415271189
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/08/2001
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Series, #13
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1.The Ecole Polytechnique and Mathematics in 19th Century France
2.From Paris to Berlin
3.Images of Applied Mathematics in the German Mathematical Community
4.Felix Klein as Wissenschaftspolitiker
5.The german and French Editions of the Klein-Molk Encyclopedia
6.Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the 19th Century
7.Developments in Statistical Thinking and their Links with Mathematic
9. the Creation and Persistence of National Schools
10.Definability as a Mathematical Concept before and after Godel
11.An Image Conflict in Mathematics after 1945
12.From Catastrophy to Chaos
13.Beyond One-Case Statistics

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