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Andersen, Kirsti

Overview
Works: 134 works in 241 publications in 5 languages and 1,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Observations  Terminology  Sources  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA515, 701.8201516
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kirsti Andersen
The geometry of an art : the history of the mathematical theory of perspective from Alberti to Monge by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph is primarily concerned with describing the development of the geometry behind perspective, as well as how emerging insights within the mathematical theory of perspective influenced the way the discipline was presented in textbooks between the years 1435-1800. In order to shed light on these themes, the author has chosen to focus on a number of key questions, including: How did geometrical constructions of perspective images evolve, and how were they understood mathematically? How did geometrical constructions give rise to a mathematical theory of perspective? Was there any interplay between the developments of the mathematical theory of perspective and other branches of geometry? How did mathematicians and the practitioners of perspective interact?"--Page 4 of cover
Brook Taylor's work on linear perspective : a study of Taylor's role in the history of perspective geometry ; including facsimiles of Taylor's two books on perspective by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Study of Taylors Role in the History of Perspective Geometry. Including Facsimiles of Taylors̀ Two Books on Perspective
Nature and identity : essays on the culture of nature( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Norwegian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian development research catalogue 1984( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrien bag perspektivet by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian development research catalogue 1990( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the analytical representation of direction : an attempt applied chiefly to solving plane and spherical polygons, 1797 by Caspar Wessel( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Træk af den matematiske analyses historie : En antologi af kilder og sekundær litteratur( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian development research catalogue 1987( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nogle kapitler af matematikkens historie( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Øvelsesopgaver 1 til brug ved undervisningen til maskinmestereksamen. matematik, fysik, kemi, dansk, engelsk. : Elektroteknik( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Algebra : eine Einführung by Erhard Scholz( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kilder og kommentarer til ligningernes historie by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedriftskultur og bibliotekskultur( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Norwegian and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalieri's method of indivisibles by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Det har bare vært naturlig" : friluftsliv, kjønn og kulturelle brytninger by Kirsti Andersen( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World directory of historians of mathematics( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was "observed" more than a dozen times until the late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of such an object after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for at least another century. However, it has largely disappeared from the history of astronomy, and the rich historical sources have never been exploited. The story of the enigmatic satellite in its proper historical context demonstrates that it was much more than a mere curiosity in the annals of astronomy. Frederick II of Prussia was familiar with it, and so were Bonnet, Kant and Voltaire. The painstaking attempts to either prove or disprove its existence led to the development of many new perspectives both practical and philosophical. The satellite of Venus belongs to the same category as other fictitious celestial bodies (such as the planet Vulcan), yet it had its own life and fascinating historical trajectory. By following this trajectory, the history of planetary astronomy is addressed in a novel way."--book jacket
The world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo and Newton{u2019}s work towards the mathematisation of the physical world; Leibniz{u2019}s universal logical calculus; the Enlightenment{u2019}s mathématique sociale. John von Neumann inherited all these aims and philosophical intuitions, together with an idea that grew up around the Vienna Circle of an ethics in the form of an exact science capable of guiding individuals to make correct decisions. With the help of his boundless mathematical capacity, von Neumann developed a conception of the world as a mathematical game, a world globally governed by a universal logic in which individual consciousness moved following different strategies: his vision guided him from set theory to quantum mechanics, to economics and to his theory of automata (anticipating artificial intelligence and cognitive science). Von Neumann became a true legend in twentieth century science; but he was also a controversial figure, because of the decisive role he played in determining US military policy and strategic atomic equilibrium {u2013} which he viewed as an application of game theory. The Cold War is over; the age of nuclear physics and big science has been superseded by our age of biotechnology and postacademic science. From the life of John von Neumann emerge important insights to understand the cultural and technological landscape that we have inherited from the past century. This book provides the first comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science. There are hundreds of metaphors for life: Life is a vale of tears, a dream, a joke. In As You Like It, Shakespeare says that life is a stage. What was von Neumann's metaphor? [{u2026}] it was that life is a game. Sensitive to the double-edged sword of knowledge and the idiocy of mankind, von Neumann's main legacy might be the deepening of the ancient dilemma of Prometheus. (Philip Davis, Siam News, May 30, 2003)
 
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The geometry of an art : the history of the mathematical theory of perspective from Alberti to Monge
Alternative Names
Andersen.

Andersen, K.

Hagen Andersen, Kirsti

Kirsti Andersen dänische Mathematikhistorikerin

Kirsti Andersen Historian

Kirsti Andersen wiskundige uit Denemarken

Pedersen, Kirsti 1941-

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Brook Taylor's work on linear perspective : a study of Taylor's role in the history of perspective geometry ; including facsimiles of Taylor's two books on perspectivePatterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics