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A century of mathematical meetings

Author: Bettye Anne Case; American Mathematical Society. Meeting
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Features contributions by some of the luminaries of American mathematics. This book weaves a tapestry of mathematical life in the United States. It offers a celebration in words and pictures of a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettye Anne Case; American Mathematical Society. Meeting
ISBN: 0821804650 9780821804650
OCLC Number: 33101274
Notes: Published in connection with the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, held in Cincinnati, Jan. 1994.
Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction: An overview by B. A. Case Informally speaking by C. S. Morawetz, R. A. Askey, T. F. Banchoff, and H. H. Daly Celebrating the 100th Annual Meeting of the AMS by A. Jackson Part II. AMS Family Album: Part III. One Hundred Years: 1894 and beyond by E. Pitcher Contributions of the 1893 Columbian Exposition to mathematics by G. B. Price Come to the fair: The Chicago Mathematical Congress of 1893 by D. E. Rowe and K. H. Parshall On being an associate secretary of the American Mathematical Society by P. T. Bateman The evolution of joint meetings by K. A. Ross Views of an African American woman on mathematics meetings by E. Z. Falconer The painful path toward inclusiveness by L. Lorch How meetings have supported and can support mathematical research by S. M. Lane A century of progress: African American participation in professional mathematics meetings by R. J. Newman Women mathematicians in the AMS by A. T. Schafer Memoirs of a lay mathematician by W. L. Duren, Jr. My first AMS meeting by W. J. Fuchs Recollections of a year of study in Europe, 1936-1937 by W. Kaplan Drifting into mathematics by A. Lax A lifetime in mathematics 1925-1994 by G. B. Price Mathematicians I have known by P. K. Rees Windmills or stepping stones? by A. E. Ross Some mathematicians I have met by D. J. Struik Mathematics can be fun by B. Stubblefield Creating an American mathematical tradition: The extended Ahlfors-Bers family by I. Kra The old days by P. Lax Being a student of R. L. Moore, 1938-42 by G. S. Young A letter from R. L. Moore by M.-E. Hamstrom Hassler Whitney, 1907-1989--Some recollections, 1979-1989 by A. Lax Reminiscences about Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler by B. A. Case Olga Taussky-Todd (1906-1995) General references Index.
Responsibility: Bettye Anne Case, editor ; with the assistance of Richard A. Askey [and others].


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