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Grattan-Guinness, I.

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Works: 103 works in 458 publications in 4 languages and 9,621 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: QA21, 510.9
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Most widely held works about I Grattan-Guinness
 
Most widely held works by I Grattan-Guinness
The Norton history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the Babylonian and Egyptian mathematicians of antiquity, The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences charts the growth of mathematics, through its refinement by ancient Greeks and medieval Arabs, to its systematic development by Europeans from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The traditions of the Far East are also examined. The book describes the evolution of all the major aspects of the discipline: arithmetic and geometry; trigonometry and algebra; the interplay between mathematics, physics, and mathematical astronomy; and "new" branches such as probability, statistics, and mathematical economics
Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the foundations of mathematical analysis from Euler to Riemann by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Fourier, 1768-1830; a survey of his life and work, based on a critical edition of his monograph on the propagation of heat, presented to the Institut de France in 1807 by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

21 editions published in 1972 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the calculus to set theory, 1630-1910 : an introductory history( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Russell, dear Jourdain : a commentary on Russell's logic, based on his correspondence with Philip Jourdain by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with 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. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to 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
The search for mathematical roots, 1870-1940 : logics, set theories and the foundations of mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Gödel by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within their logic; they failed in various ways, but no definitive alternative position emerged then or since
Landmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940 by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains around 80 articles on major writings in mathematics published between 1640 and 1940. All aspects of mathematics are covered: pure and applied, probability and statistics, foundations and philosophy. Sometimes two writings from the same period and the same subject are taken together. The biography of the author(s) is recorded, and the circumstances of the preparation of the writing are given. When the writing is of some lengths an analytical table of its contents is supplied. The contents of the writing is reviewed, and its impact described, at least for the immediate decades. Each article ends with a bibliography of primary and secondary items. First book of its kind Covers the period 16401940 of massive development in mathematics Describes many of the main writings of mathematics Articles written by specialists in their field
Routes of learning : highways, pathways, and byways in the history of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The author explores how people understand mathematics, the routes of learning they take as they make important discoveries and study mathematical concepts and theories.--[book cover]
Convolution in French mathematics, 1800-1840 : from the calculus and mechanics to mathematical analysis and mathematical physics by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by George Boole( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Boole (1815-1864) is well known to mathematicians for his research and textbooks on the calculus, but his name has spread world-wide for his innovations in symbolic logic and the development and applications made since his day. The utility of "Boolean algebra" in computing has greatly increased curiosity in the nature and extent of his achievements. His work is most accessible in his two books on logic, "A mathematical analysis of logic" (1947) and "An investigation of the laws of thought" (1954). But at various times he wrote manuscript essays, especially after the publication of the second book; several were intended for a non-technical work, "The Philosophy of logic", which he was not able to complete. This volume contains an edited selection which not only relates them to Boole's publications and the historical context of his time, but also describes their strange history of family, followers and scholars have treid to confect an edition. The book will appeal to logicians, mathematicians and philosophers, and those interested in the histories of the corresponding subjects; and also students of the early Victorian Britain in which they were written
The Fontana history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. S. 234-301: "The calculus and its consequences, 1660-1750", mit Bezügen zu den Bernoulli und zu Leonhard Euler
The rainbow of mathematics : a history of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychical research : a guide to its history, principles, and practices : in celebration of 100 years of the Society for Psychical Research by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the mathematical sciences by International Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the International Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences, held at New Delhi during 20-23 December 2001
History and philosophy of logic by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in mathematics education : proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Toronto, Canada, July-August 1983 by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convolutions in french mathematics, 1800-1840 : From the calculus and mechanics to mathematical analysis and mathematical physics by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

22 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully integrated index of people, events and topics* Annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources* Unique coverage of Ancient and non-Western traditions of mathematics
 
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Alternative Names
Grattan-Guinness, I.

Grattan-Guinness, I. 1941-

Grattan-Guinness, I. 1941-2014

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor 1941-

Grattan Guinness, Ivor 1941-2014

Guinness, I. G.- 1941-

Guinness, I. G.- 1941-2014

Guinness, I. Grattan-

Guinness, I. Grattan- 1941-

Guinness, I. Grattan- 1941-2014

Guinness, I. Grattan- (Ivor Grattan-)

Guinness, I. Grattan- (Ivor Grattan-), 1941-

Guinness, Ivor G.- 1941-

Guinness, Ivor G.- 1941-2014

Guinness, Ivor Grattan-.

Guinness Ivor Grattan- 1941-....

Guinness, Ivor Grattan- 1941-2014

Ivor Grattan-Guinness britischer Mathematikhistoriker

Ivor Grattan-Guinness Brits wiskundige

Ivor Grattan-Guinness storico britannico

آیور گراتان-گینس

आइवर ग्रत्तन-गिनीज

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グラッタン=ギネス, I

Languages
English (308)

German (13)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

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Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciencesFrom the calculus to set theory, 1630-1910 : an introductory historyPierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact scienceThe search for mathematical roots, 1870-1940 : logics, set theories and the foundations of mathematics from Cantor through Russell to GödelLandmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940Routes of learning : highways, pathways, and byways in the history of mathematicsConvolution in French mathematics, 1800-1840 : from the calculus and mechanics to mathematical analysis and mathematical physicsGeorge Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy