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Mathematics at Berkeley : a history

Author: C C Moore
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : AK Peters, ©2007.
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Presenting the history of the mathematics department at the University of California, Berkeley, this work describes how this institution evolved from a single faculty member at a financially-troubled  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Moore, C.C. (Calvin C.), 1936-
Mathematics at Berkeley.
Wellesley, Mass. : AK Peters, ©2007
(OCoLC)654332832
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C C Moore
ISBN: 1568813023 9781568813028
OCLC Number: 66527127
Description: xviii, 341 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Creating a university --
2. Professor Welcker and the Department of Mathematics --
3. Professor Stringham and the Department of Mathematics --
4. Lagging behind : 1909-1933 --
5. The beginning of the Evans years : 1932-1936 --
6. The Evans years : 1936-1945 --
7. The postwar years : 1946-1949 --
8. Postwar initiatives in applied mathematics --
9. The oath controversy --
10. Mathematics : 1950-1955 --
11. Growth and separation of statistics : 1950-1955 --
12. Change in the wind : 1955-1957 --
13. The Kelley years : 1957-1960 --
14. Computing and computer science 1955-1973 --
15. Campus planning and Evans Hall --
16. Growth and stabilization : 1961-1973 --
17. Departmental life in the "sixties" : 1964-1973 --
18. Recovery : 1974-1985 --
19. MSRI : the initial years, 1978-1985 --
20. End note : highlights after 1985.
Responsibility: Calvin C. Moore.
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