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The Bicentennial tribute to American mathematics, 1776-1976 : papers presented at the fifty-ninth annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America commemorating the Nation's Bicentennial

Author: J Dalton Tarwater; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The Association, ©1977.
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Mathematical Association of America.
Bicentennial tribute to American mathematics, 1776-1976.
[Place of publication not identified] : The Association, ©1977
(OCoLC)909200483
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Dalton Tarwater; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 0883854244 9780883854242
OCLC Number: 4884473
Description: vii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Mathematics in colonial America / Dirk J. Struik --
Mathematics in America : the first hundred years / Judith V. Grabiner --
Some leaders in American mathematics : 1891 --
1941 / Garrett Birkhoff --
American mathematics from 1940 to the day before yesterday / J.H. Ewing, et al --
Mathematics and the government : the post-war years as augury of the future / Mina S. Rees --
The history of computing in the United States / R.W. Hamming --
The bomb, Sputnik, computers and European mathematicians / Peter D. Lax --
pt. 1. Panel : two-year college mathematics in 1976. Trends in two-year college mathematics / Donald J. Albers --
Role and status of two-year college faculty / Peter A. Lindstrom --
The place of teacher education in the two-year college / Shelba Jean Morman --
pt. 2. Panel : mathematics in our culture. The freshman liberal arts course / Morris Kline --
The vicious versus / R.A. Rosenbaum --
pt. 3. The teacher of mathematics in college : a 1976 perspective for the future. Comments made when introducing the panel discussion / C.V. Newsom --
What will be expected of the good college mathematics teacher? / I.N. Herstein --
What experiences should be provided in graduate school to prepare the college mathematics teacher? / Peter J. Hilton --
pt. 4. The role of applications in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics. A belated reformation / S.K. Stein --
Applications to the physical sciences / A.B. Willcox --
DNA counts, pesticide projections, and vehicular vectors : applications of undergraduate mathematics / Fred S. Roberts.
Responsibility: Dalton Tarwater, editor.

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