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Title Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history / edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson.
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c2009
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Call # QA21 .W358 2009
Phys. Description x, 431 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Series Spectrum series
MAA spectrum.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents [Pt. 1.] Analysis -- Who gave you the epsilon?: Cauchy and the origins of rigorous calculus / Judith V. Grabiner -- Evolution of the function concept: a brief survey / Israel Kleiner -- S. Kovalevsky: a mathematical lesson / Karen D. Rappaport -- Highlights in the history of spectral theory / L.A. Steen -- Alan Turing and the central limit theorem / S.L. Zabell -- Why did George Green write his essay of 1828 on electricity and magnetism? / I. Grattan-Guinness -- Connectivity and smoke-rings: Green's second identity in its first fifty years / Thomas Archibald -- The history of Stokes' theorem / Victor J. Katz -- The mathematical collaboration of M.L. Cartwright and J.E. Littlewood / Shawnee L. McMurran and James J. Tattersall -- Dr. David Harold Blackwell, African American pioneer / Nkechi Agwu, Luella Smith and Aissatou Barry -- [Pt. 2.] Geometry, topology and foundations -- Gauss and the non-Euclidean geometry / George Bruce Halsted -- History of the parallel postulate / Florence P. Lewis -- The rise and fall of projective geometry / J.L. Coolidge -- Notes on the history of geometrical ideas / Dan Pedoe -- A note on the history of the Cantor set and Cantor function / Julian F. Fleron -- Evolution of the topological concept of "connected" / R.L. Wilder -- A brief, subjective history of homology and homotopy theory in this century / Peter Hilton -- The origins of modern axiomatics: Pasch to Peano / H.C. Kennedy -- C.S. Pierce's philosophy of infinite sets / Joseph W. Dauben -- On the development of logics between the two world wars / I. Grattan-Guinness -- Dedekind's theorem: [square root of 2] x [square root of 3] = [square root of 6] / David Fowler -- [Pt. 3.] Algebra and number theory -- Hamilton's discovery of quaternions / B.L. van der Waerden -- Hamilton, Rodrigues, and the quaternion scandal / Simon L. Altmann -- Building an international reputation: the case of J.J. Sylvester (1814-1897) / Karen Hunger Parshall and Eugene Seneta -- The foundation period in the history of group theory / Josephine E. Burns -- The evolution of group theory: a brief survey / Israel Kleiner -- The search for finite simple groups / Joseph A. Gallian -- Genius and biographers: the fictionalization of Evariste Galois / Tony Rothman -- Hermann Grassmann and the creation of linear algebra / Desmond Fearnley-Sander -- The roots of commutative algebra in algebraic number theory / Israel Kleiner -- Eisenstein's misunderstood geometric proof of the quadratic reciprocity theorem / Reinhard C. Laubenbacher and David J. Pengelley -- Waring's problem / Charles Small -- A history of the prime number theorem / L.J. Goldstein -- A hundred years of prime numbers / Paul T. Bateman and Harold G. Diamond -- The Indian mathematician Ramanujan / G.H. Hardy -- Emmy Noether / Clark H. Kimberling -- "A marvelous proof" / Fernando Q. GouvÍa -- [Pt. 4.] Surveys -- The International Congress of Mathematics / George Bruce Halsted -- A popular account of some new fields of thought in mathematics / G.A. Miller -- A half-century of mathematics / Hermann Weyl -- Mathematics at the turn of the millennium / Philip A. Griffiths.
Subject Mathematics -- History.
Alt Author Anderson, Marlow, 1950-
Katz, Victor J.
Wilson, Robin J.
Alt Title Who gave you the epsilon? & other tales of mathematical history
ISBN 0883855690 (hbk.)
9780883855690 (hbk.)