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Constantin Carathéodory : mathematics and politics in turbulent times

Author: Maria Georgiadou
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Caratheodory's life is characterised by the world events of his time. He lived through the golden age of mathematics in Germany, as well as two world wars and the darkest period of Germany's recent history. The course he steered involved momentous personal and professional decisions. This book explores all these facets and attempts to understand this great mathematician's - so far little known - scientific,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
biografier
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geōrgiadou, Maria.
Constantin Carathéodory.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004
(OCoLC)622422265
Named Person: Constantin Carathéodory; Constantin Carathéodory; Constantin Carathéodory; Constantin Carathéodory; Constantin Carathéodory
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Georgiadou
ISBN: 3540442588 9783540442585 3540203524 9783540203520
OCLC Number: 52623790
Description: xxviii, 651 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Origin and the formative years --
Academic career in Germany --
The Asia minor project --
A scholar of world reputation --
National socialism and war --
The last years.
Responsibility: Maria Georgiadou.
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With breathtaking detail, Maria Georgiadou sheds light on the work and life of Constantin Caratheodory, who until now has been ignored by historians. He significantly contributed to: calculus of  Read more...

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