From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630-1910: An Introductory History

From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630-1910: An Introductory History

by I. Grattan-Guinness
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691070822

ISBN-13: 9780691070827

Pub. Date: 11/20/2000

Publisher: Princeton University Press

From the Calculus to Set Theory traces the development of the calculus from the early seventeenth century through its expansion into mathematical analysis to the developments in set theory and the foundations of mathematics in the early twentieth century. It chronicles the work of mathematicians from Descartes and Newton to Russell and Hilbert and many, many

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From the Calculus to Set Theory traces the development of the calculus from the early seventeenth century through its expansion into mathematical analysis to the developments in set theory and the foundations of mathematics in the early twentieth century. It chronicles the work of mathematicians from Descartes and Newton to Russell and Hilbert and many, many others while emphasizing foundational questions and underlining the continuity of developments in higher mathematics. The other contributors to this volume are H. J. M. Bos, R. Bunn, J. W. Dauben, T. W. Hawkins, and K. Møller-Pedersen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070827
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2000
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Ser.
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Amateur Professional and the Professional Amateur

Chapter 2: Discipline Envy

Chapter 3: Terms of Art

Notes:

Index

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