A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge

A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge

by Walter William Rouse Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 1108002072

ISBN-13: 9781108002073

Pub. Date: 07/20/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For centuries, Cambridge University has attracted some of the world's greatest mathematicians. This 1889 book gives a compelling account of how mathematics developed at Cambridge from the middle ages to the late nineteenth century, from the viewpoint of a leading scholar based at Trinity College who was closely involved in teaching the subject. The achievements of

Overview

For centuries, Cambridge University has attracted some of the world's greatest mathematicians. This 1889 book gives a compelling account of how mathematics developed at Cambridge from the middle ages to the late nineteenth century, from the viewpoint of a leading scholar based at Trinity College who was closely involved in teaching the subject. The achievements of notable individuals including Newton and his school are set in the context of the history of the university, its sometimes uneasy relationship with the town community, the college system, and the origin and growth of the mathematical tripos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108002073
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Mathematics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Medieval mathematics; 2. The mathematics of the Renaissance; 3. The commencement of modern mathematics; 5. The rise of the Newtonian school; 6. The later Newtonian school; 7. The analytical school; 8. The organisation and subjects of education; 9. The exercises in the schools; 10. The Mathematical Tripos; 11. Outlines of the history of the university; Index.

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