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Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866 : turning points in the conception of mathematics

Author: Detlef Laugwitz
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, originally written in German and presented here in an English-language translation, is the first attempt to examine Riemann's scientific work from a single unifying perspective. Laugwitz describes Riemann's development of a conceptual approach to mathematics at a time when conventional algorithmic thinking dictated that formulas and figures, rigid constructs, and transformations of terms were the only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Detlef Laugwitz
ISBN: 0817640401 9780817640408 3764340401 9783764340407
OCLC Number: 38992931
Description: xvi, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Other Titles: Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866.
Responsibility: Detlef Laugwitz ; translated by Abe Shenitzer with the editorial assistance of the author, Hardy Grant, and Sarah Shenitzer.

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