A Century of Mathematics in America: Pt. 3 (History of Mathematics No. 3 Revised edition)

A Century of Mathematics in America: Pt. 3 (History of Mathematics No. 3 Revised edition)

By: Peter L. Duren (author)Paperback

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The present book is the third and final volume in the ""A Century of Mathematics in America"" collection. The theme of the second volume is continued here in articles describing the mathematics and the mathematical personalities in some of the nations' prominent departments: Johns Hopkins, Clark, Columbia, MIT, Michigan, Texas, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

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Contents

The Nineteenth Century American mathematics comes of age, 1875-1900 by K. V. H. Parshall and D. E. Rowe W. E. Story of Hopkins and Clark by R. Cooke and V. F. Rickey The best method. American calculus textbooks of the nineteenth century by G. M. Rosenstein, Jr. Edwards' differential calculus [Reprint] by C. A. Scott Mathematics at American Institutions The School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study by A. Borel Mathematics at Columbia during adolescence by E. R. Lorch The MIT department of mathematics during its first seventy-five years. Some recollections by D. J. Struik Mathematics at the University of Michigan by W. Kaplan Reminiscences of mathematics at Michigan by R. L. Wilder The building of the University of Texas mathematics faculty, 1883-1938 by A. C. Lewis Mathematics and Mathematicians Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931) [Reprint] by P. C. Kenschaft Edward Burr Van Vleck, 1863-1943 [Reprint] by R. E. Langer and M. H. Ingraham The Mathematical Work of R. L. Moore; Its background, nature, and influence [Reprint] by R. L. Wilder Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler (1883-1966) [Reprint] by L. S. Grinstein and P. J. Campbell Norbert Wiener: A survey of a fragment of his life and work by P. Masani The school of Antoni Zygmund by R. Coifman and R. Strichartz Handbooks of special functions by R. Askey Commemorative meeting for Alfred Tarski by S. Feferman, P. Suppes, and J. Barwise Julia Bowman Robinson (1919-1985) [Reprint] by C. Reid and R. M. Robinson Function algebras in the fifties and sixties by J. Wermer Addendum: Concepts and categories in perspective by S. MacLane Surveys and Recollections The joy of function theory by L. V. Ahlfors Black Americans in mathematics by J. A. Donaldson Once over lightly by J. L. Kelley Mathematicians in World War II: The group at Columbia by S. MacLane The education of Ph.D's in mathematics by S. MacLane Off the record by E. Pitcher Probability, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Mathematical statistics in the early states [Reprint] by S. M. Stigler William Feller and twentieth century probability [Reprint] by J. L. Doob Early days in statistics at Michigan [Reprint] by C. C. Craig S. S. Wilks's Princeton appointment and statistics at Princeton before Wilks by C. Eisenhart A conversation with David Blackwell [Reprint] by M. H. DeGroot Personal reflections on actuarial science in North America from 1900 by C. J. Nesbitt History of Mathematics Article on American historians of mathematics by U. C. Merzbach.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780821801369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 675
  • ID: 9780821801369
  • weight: 1361
  • ISBN10: 0821801368
  • edition: Revised edition

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