Erscheinungsdatum: 01.07.1990, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840, Titelzusatz: From the Calculus and Mechanics to Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Physics. Vol. 2: The Turns, Auflage: 1990, Autor: Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, Verlag: Birkhäuser // Springer Basel, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Mathematik, Rubrik: Mathematik // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 740, Informationen: Book, Gewicht: 1257 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 03.01.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840, Titelzusatz: From the Calculus and Mechanics to Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990, Autor: Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, Verlag: Birkhäuser // Springer Basel AG, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Mathematik, Rubrik: Mathematik // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 296, Informationen: Book, Gewicht: 513 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 26.11.2000, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870-1940, Titelzusatz: Logics, Set Theories and the Foundations of Mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Gödel, Autor: Grattan-Guinness, I., Verlag: Princeton University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: MATHEMATICS // History & Philosophy // Geschichte der Mathematik, Rubrik: Mathematik // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 708, Informationen: 49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam, Gewicht: 1054 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.12.2000, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630-1910, Titelzusatz: An Introductory History, Redaktion: Grattan-Guinness, I., Verlag: Princeton University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: MATHEMATICS // History & Philosophy // Geschichte der Mathematik, Rubrik: Mathematik // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 316, Informationen: 49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam, Gewicht: 481 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
This volume contains seventeen papers that were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, held in Washington, D.C. In addition to showcasing rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of general topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics, this meeting also honored the memories of Jacqueline (Jackie) Stedall and Ivor Grattan-Guinness, celebrated the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America, and considered the importance of mathematical communities in a special session. These themes and many others are explored in these collected papers, which cover subjects such as New evidence that the Latin translation of Euclid's Elements was based on the Arabic version attributed to al-HajjajWork done on the arc rampant in the seventeenth centuryThe history of numerical methods for finding roots of nonlinear equationsAn original play featuring a dialogue between George Boole and Augustus De Morgan that explores the relationship between themKey issues in the digital preservation of mathematical material for future generationsA look at the first twenty-five years of The American Mathematical Monthly in the context of the evolving American mathematical communityThe growth of Math Circles and the unique ways they are being implemented in the United States Written by leading scholars in the field, these papers will be accessible to not only mathematicians and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics, but also anyone with a general interest in mathematics.
The present volume provides a fascinating overview of geometrical ideas and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and artistic concepts of the 20th century. It is the English translation of the 3rd edition of the well-received German book "5000 Jahre Geometrie," in which geometry is presented as a chain of developments in cultural history and their interaction with architecture, the visual arts, philosophy, science and engineering.Geometry originated in the ancient cultures along the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first "Golden Age" in Ancient Greece. Inspired by the Greek mathematics, a new germ of geometry blossomed in the Islamic civilizations. Through the Oriental influence on Spain, this knowledge later spread to Western Europe. Here, as part of the medieval Quadrivium, the understanding of geometry was deepened, leading to a revival during the Renaissance. Together with parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the ancient American cultures, the European approaches formed the ideas and branches of geometry we know in the modern age: coordinate methods, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry in the 17th an 18th centuries, axiom systems, geometry as a theory with multiple structures and geometry in computer sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries.Each chapter of the book starts with a table of key historical and cultural dates and ends with a summary of essential contents of geometry in the respective era. Compelling examples invite the reader to further explore the problems of geometry in ancient and modern times.The book will appeal to mathematicians interested in Geometry and to all readers with an interest in cultural history.From letters to the authors for the German language editionI hope it gets a translation, as there is no comparable work.Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University London)"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - I think it is the most handsome book I have ever seen from Springer and the inclusion of so many color plates really improves its appearance dramatically!Prof. J.W. Dauben (City University of New York)An excellent book in every respect. The authors have successfully combined the history of geometry with the general development of culture and history. ...The graphic design is also excellent.Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical University in Prague)
Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traité de mécanique céleste (1799-1825) and Théorie analytique des probabilités (1812). In the former he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in service to the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks into the branch of mathematics that permitted the quantification of estimates of error and the drawing of statistical inferences, wherever data warranted, in social, medical, and juridical matters, as well as in the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution. A scientific biography by Charles Gillispie comprises the major portion of the book. Robert Fox contributes an account of Laplace's attempt to form a school of young physicists who would extend the Newtonian model from astronomy to physics, and Ivor Grattan-Guinness summarizes the history of the scientist's most important single mathematical contribution, the Laplace Transform.
This seminal collection gathers together many general writings of one of the world's leading historians of mathematics. Organized thematically, these essays ponder the intellectual underpinnings of the field, examine the major topics in the history of mathematics, and recount the bizarre history of pseudomath. Ivor Grattan-Guinness explores how people understand mathematics--the routes of learning they take as they make important discoveries and study mathematical concepts and theories. The essays in the first part of the book discuss the history of mathematics as a field and its central philosophical issues. Those in the next part address the history of mathematics education and its importance to current modes of teaching. In the last section Grattan-Guinness investigates various understudied aspects of math, including numerology, Masonic symbols in classical music, and the links between mathematics and Christianity. This collection includes several essays that are difficult to find anywhere else. All historians of mathematics and students of the field will want a copy of this remarkable resource on their bookshelves.
Many statistical innovations are linked to applications in food science. For example, the student t-test (a statistical method) was developed to monitor the quality of stout at the Guinness Brewery and multivariate statistical methods are applied widely in the spectroscopic analysis of foods. Nevertheless, statistical methods are most often associated with engineering, mathematics, and the medical sciences, and are rarely thought to be driven by food science. Consequently, there is a dearth of statistical methods aimed specifically at food science, forcing researchers to utilize methods intended for other disciplines. The objective of this Brief will be to highlight the most needed and relevant statistical methods in food science and thus eliminate the need to learn about these methods from other fields. All methods and their applications will be illustrated with examples from research literature. ¿