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Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean)

Overview
Works: 29 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 1,778 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA29.F45, B
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Most widely held works by Michael S Mahoney
The mathematical career of Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665) by Michael S Mahoney( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as one of the greatest mathematical results of the twentieth century, the recent proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Andrew Wiles brought to public attention the enigmatic problem-solver Pierre de Fermat, who centuries ago stated his famous conjecture in a margin of a book, writing that he did not have enough room to show his "truly marvelous demonstration." Along with formulating this proposition - x[superscript n] + y[superscript n] = z[superscript n] has no rational solution for n> 2 - Fermat, an inventor of analytic geometry, also laid the foundations of differential and integral calculus, established, together with Pascal, the conceptual guidelines of the theory of probability, and created modern number theory. In one of the first full-length investigations of Fermat's life and work, Michael Sean Mahoney provides rare insight into the mathematical genius of a hobbyist who never sought to publish his work, yet who ranked with his contemporaries Pascal and Descartes in shaping the course of modern mathematics."--Jacket
Histories of computing by Michael S Mahoney( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen of Mahoney's essays and papers covering historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science
The royal road : the development of algebraic analysis from 1550 to 1650 with special reference to the work of Pierre de Fermat by Michael S Mahoney( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing mechanics by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNIVAC Conference by UNIVAC Conference( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rekishi no naka no sūgaku( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing machines 1400-1700 by Wolfgang Lefèvre( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dibujos de máquinas de Taccola y Da Vinci
Rekishi ni okeru sūgaku( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heirs of Archimedes : science and the art of war through the Age of Enlightenment by Brett D Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The integration of scientific knowledge and military power began long before the Manhattan Project. In the third century BC, Archimedes was renowned for his research in mechanics and mathematics as well as for his design and coordination of defensive siegecraft for Syracuse during the Second Punic War. This collection of essays examines the emergence during the early modern era of mathematicians, chemists, and natural philosophers who, along with military engineers, navigators, and artillery officers, followed in the footsteps of Archimedes and synthesized scientific theory and military practice. It is the first collaborative scholarly assessment of these early military-scientific relationships, which have been long neglected by scholars both in the history of science and technology and in military history. From a historical perspective, this volume investigates the deep connections between two central manifestations of Western power, examining the military context of the Scientific Revolution and the scientific context of the Military Revolution. Unlike the classic narratives of the Scientific Revolution that focus on the theories of, and conflicts between, Aristotelian and Platonic worldviews, this volume highlights the emergence of the Archimedean ideal--in which a symbiosis exists between the supply of mechanistic science and the demand for military capability. From a security-studies perspective, this work presents an in-depth study of the central components of military power as well as their dynamic interactions in the political, acquisitional, operational, and tactical domains. The essays in this volume reveal the intellectual and cultural struggles to enhance the capabilities of these components--an exercise in transforming military power that remains relevant for today's armed forces. The volume sets the stage by examining the innovation of gunpowder weaponry in both the Christian and the Islamic states of the late medieval and Renaissance eras. It then explores such topics as the cultural resistance to scientific techniques and the relationship between early modern science and naval power--particularly the intersecting developments in mathematics and oceanic navigation. Other essays address the efforts o.f early practitioners and theorists of chemistry to increase the power and consistency of gunpowder. The final essays analyze the application of advanced scientific knowledge and Enlightenment ideals to the military engineering and artillery organizations of the eighteenth century. The volume concludes by noting the global spread of the Archimedean ideal during the nineteenth century as an essential means for resisting Western imperialism
Christiaan Huygens : the measurement of time and the longitude at sea by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technologies and their societies : historical perspectives by Michael S Mahoney( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diagrams and dynamics : mathematical perspectives on Edgerton's thesis by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Finding a history for software engineering by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Dokumentensammlung]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Unix System; the beginning : by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Unix system reflects the ethos of a community of researchers who combined different backgrounds and interests into an unusually coherent programming environment, and it is of interest to know just how that came about." Interviewees include Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Rudd Canaday, Doug McIlroy, Brian W. Kernighan, Joe Condon, Robert Morris, and A.G. "Sandy" Fraser
Douglas Hartree and early computations in quantum mechanics ; The history of computing in the history of technology( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Calculation - thinking - computational thinking : seventeenth-century perspectives on computational science by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Changing canons of mathematical and physical intelligibility in the later 17th century by Michael S Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barrow' s mathematics: betwenn ancients and moderns by Michael S Mahoney( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mahoney, Michael S.

Mahoney, Michael Sean

Michael S. Mahoney US-amerikanischer Mathematikhistoriker

Michael Sean Mahoney Amerikaans wiskundige (1939-2008)

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マホーニィ, マイケル・S

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