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A Century of mathematics in America

Author: Peter L Duren; Richard Askey; Uta C Merzbach; Harold M Edwards
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©1988-©1989.
Series: History of mathematics, v. 1-3.
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Deals with some of the influential mathematics departments in the United States. This book also deals with a conference held at Princeton in 1946 to commemorate the university's bicentennial. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Century of mathematics in America.
Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©1988-©1989
(OCoLC)964438063
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Duren; Richard Askey; Uta C Merzbach; Harold M Edwards
ISBN: 0821801244 9780821801246 0821801309 9780821801307 0821801368 9780821801369
OCLC Number: 18191729
Notes: Vol. 3: with the assistance of Richard A. Askey, Harold M. Edwards, Uta C. Merzbach.
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Mathematical Progress in America/Thomas Scott Fiske --
The Beginnings of the American Mathematical Society Reminiscences of Thomas Scott Fiske --
For the 100th Birthday of the American Mathematical Society/J. L. Synge --
J. J. Sylvester, Johns Hopkins and Partitions/George E. Andrews --
Thomas S. Fiske and Charles S. Peirce/Carolyn Eisele --
Luther Pfahler Eisenhart/Solomon Lefschetz --
Some Mathematical Reminiscences/D. V. Widder --
The Role of Logicial Investigations in Mathematics Since 1930/Stephen C. Kleene --
Memories of Bygone Meetings/R. P. Boas --
Moscow 1935: Topology Moving Toward America/Hassler Whitney --
Oswald Veblen/Deane Montgomery --
Some Books of Auld Lang Syne/P. R. Halmos --
Refugee Mathematicians in the United States of America, 1933-1941: Reception and Reaction/Nathan Reingold --
Reminiscences of a Mathematical Immigrant in the U. S./Solomon Lefschetz --
The Threadbare Thirties/Ivan Niven --
The European Mathematicians' Migration to America/Lipman Bers --
Abraham Adrian Albert/Irving Kaplansky --
A Half Century of Reviewing/D. H. Lehmer --
American Mathematics in WWI/G. Baley Price --
American Mathematicians in War Service --
Reminiscences of Beltchley Park, 1942-1945/Mina Rees --
Mathematics and Mathematicians in WWII/J. Barkley Rosser --
A Brief History of the Computer/Herman H. Goldstine --
Concepts and Categories in Perspective/Saunders Mac Lane --
Mathematical Bography/Marshall Hall Jr. --
American Differential Geometry-Some Personal Notes/Shiing-Shen Chern --
The Mathematical Scene, 1940-1965/G. Baley Price --
Reminiscences of Forty Years as a Mathematician/W. S. Massey --
The Purge/Chandler Davis --
The Use of Mathematics/R. W. Hamming --
Algorithmic Themes/Donald E. Knuth --
The Classification of the Finite Simple Groups, A Personal Journey: The Early Years/Daniel Gorenstein Volume 2. Harvard-Mathematics at Harvard, 1836-1944/Garrett Birkhoff --
The Scientific Work of Maxime Bocher/G. D. Birkhoff --
William Fogg Osgood/J. L. Walsh --
Yale-Mathematics and Yale in the Nineteen Twenties/Harold Dorwart --
The Scientific Style of JOsiah Willard Gibbs/Martin J. Klein --
The Department of Mathematics/P. F. Smith --
Chicago-Mathematics at the University of Chicago: A Brief History/Saunders Mac Lane --
Eliakim Hastings Moore and the Founding of a Mathematical Community in America, 1892-1902/Karen H. Parshall --
Graduate Student at Chicago in the '20s/William L. Duren, Jr. --
Reminiscences of Mathematics at Chicago/Marshall H. Stone --
The Stone Age of Mathematics on the Midway/Felix E. Browder --
The Emergence of Princeton as a World Center for Mathematical Research, 1896-1939/William Aspray --
Topology and Logic at Princeton/Saunders Mac Lane --
Fine Hall in its Golden Age: Remembrances of Princeton in the Early Fifties/Halsey Royden --
Studying under Polya and Szego at Stanford/P. C. Rosenbloom --
An Opportune Time: Griffith C. Evans and Mathematics at Berkley/Robin E. Rider --
The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/Cathleen S. Morawetz --
Proceedings of Conference on Problems of Mathematics, Princeton University, 1946 --
Commentaries: Algebra/J. tate and B. Gross --
Algebraic Geometry/H. Clemens --
Differential Geometry/R. Osserman --
Mathematical Logic/Y. N. Moschovakis --
Topology/W. Browder --
Mathematical Probability/J. L. Doob --
Analysis/E. M. Stein --
Analysis in the Large/K. Uhlenbeck --
Historical Surveys. The Ph.D. Degree and Mathematical Research/R. G. D. Richardson --
Women in American Mathematics: A Century of Contributions/Judy Green and Jeanne LaDuke --
Mathematics in American Society/William L. Duren, Jr. --
Recollections of a Mathematical Innocent in Washington/Leon W. Cohen --
The Floweing of Applied Mathematics in America/Peter Lax --
Theodore von Karman and Applied Mathematics in America/John L. Greenberg and Judith R. Goodstein --
Norbert Weiner and Chaos/Brockway McMillan --
Some Noncommunity Methods in Algebraic Number Theory/Olga Taussky --
The Geometry Renaissance in America: 1938-1988 --
The Topological Constraints on Analysis/Raoul Bott --
The Development of Intersection Homology Theory Volume 3. American Mathematics Comes of Age: 1875-1900/Karen Hunger Parshall and David E. Rowe --
W. E. Story of Hopkins and Clark/Roger Cooke and V. Frederick Rickey --
The Best Method: American Calculus Textbooks of the Nineteenth Century/George M. Rosensteing, Jr. --
Edwards' Differential Calculus/Charlotte Angas Scott --
The School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study/Armand Borel --
The MIT Department of Mathematics During Its First Seventy-Five Years: Some Recollections/Dirk J. Struik --
Mathematics at the University of Michigan/Raymond L. Wilder --
The Building of the University of Texas Mathematics Faculty, 1883-1938/Albert C. Lewis --
Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931)/Patricia Clark Kenschaft --
Edward Burr Van Vleck, 1863-1943/Rudolph E. Langer and Mark H. Ingraham --
The Mathematical Work of R. L. Moor: Its Background, Nature and Influence/R. L. Wilder --
Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler (1883-1966)/Louse S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell --
Norbert Weiner: A Survey of a Fragment of His Lif and Work/P. R. Masani --
The School of Antoni Zygmund/Ronald R. Coifman and Robert S. Strichartz --
Handbooks of Special Functions/Richard Askey --
Commemorative Meeting for Alfred Tarski, Stanford University-November 7, 1983/Patrick Suppes, Jon Barwise, and Solomon Feferman --
Julia Bowman Robinson (1919-1985)/Constance Reid with Raphael M. Robinson --
Function Algebras in the Fifties and Sixties/John Wermer --
Addendum: Concepts and Categories in Perspective/Saunders Mac Lane --
The Joy of Function Theory/L. V. Ahlfors --
Black Americans in Mathematics/James A. Donaldson --
Once Over Lightly/J. L. Kelley --
The Applied Mathematics Group at Columbia in World War II/Saunders Mac Lane --
The Education of Ph.D.s in Mathematics/Saunders Mac Lane --
Off the Record/Everett Pitcher --
Mathematical Statistics in the Early States/Stephen M. Sigler --
William Feller and Twentieth Century Probability/J. L. Doob --
Early Days in Statistics at Michigan/Cecil C. Craig --
S. S. Wilks' Princeton Appointment, and Statistics at Princeton before Wilkes/Churchill Eisenhart --
A Conversation with David Blackwell/Morris H. DeGroot --
Personal Reflections on Actuarial Science in North America From 1900/Cecil J. Nesbitt --
The Study of The History of Mathematics in America: A Centennial Sketch/Uta C. Merzbach --
Sources of the History of Mathematics in th Archives of American Mathematics/Frederic F. Burchsted
Series Title: History of mathematics, v. 1-3.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Duren with the assistance of Richard A. Askey, Uta C. Merzbach.

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