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Great moments in mathematics (after 1650)

Author: Howard Whitley Eves
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©1981.
Series: Dolciani mathematical expositions, no. 7.
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Genre/Form: History
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Eves, Howard Whitley, 1911-
Great moments in mathematics (after 1650)
[Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c1981
(OCoLC)625046409
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Whitley Eves
ISBN: 0883853078 9780883853078 0883853000 9780883853009
OCLC Number: 8589981
Description: xii, 263 : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Order within disorder : the birth of mathematical probability (1654) --
Moving pictures versus still pictures : the invention of the differential calculus (1629-1680s) --
Like opening and closing a door : the fundamental theorem of the calculus (1669-1690s) --
Power(ful) series : Taylor and Maclaurin series (1715,1742) --
Yea + yea + yea + yea : Fourier series (1807) --
The liberation of geometry 1 : the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry (1829) --
The liberation of geometry 2 : the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry (1829) continued --
The liberation of algebra 1 : the discovery of a noncommutative algebra ( 1843) --
The liberation of algebra 2 : the discovery of a noncommutative algebra ( 1843) continued --
An important atomic structure : the group structure (1830-1860) --
A remarkable codification : the Erlanger Programm (1872) --
Pythagoras justified : the arithmetization of analysis, the natural number system as a foundation for mathematics (end of the nineteenth century) --
Digging deeper : set theory as a foundation of mathematics (end of the nineteenth century) --
Abstract spaces (1906) --
The function concept refined by set theory ( beginning of the twentieth century) --
Beyond the finite : transfinite numbers ( 1874-1895) --
Some remarkable definitions : formal axiomatics ( early twentieth century) --
A definition of mathematics ( early twentieth century) --
Some clarifying examples : a definition of mathematics ( early twentieth century) continued --
The third level : metamathematics (1899-1920) --
Mathematics as a branch of theology : Godel's incompleteness theorem ( 1931) --
The dream that came true : the modern electronic computing machines (1944) --
Resolution of the four-color conjecture (1976) --
Apology and regrets.
Series Title: Dolciani mathematical expositions, no. 7.
Responsibility: by Howard Eves.

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