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Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Author: Raymond Flood; Adrian C Rice; Robin J Wilson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Flood; Adrian C Rice; Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 9780199601394 0199601399
OCLC Number: 721931689
Description: ix, 466 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Cambridge: The rise and fall of the mathematical tripos / Tony Crilly --
2. Mathematics in Victorian Oxford: A tale of three professors / Keith Hannabuss --
3. Mathematics in the metropolis: A survey of Victorian London / Adrian Rice --
4. Scotland: Land of opportunity but few rewards / A.J.S. Mann and A.D.D. Craik --
5. Taking root: Mathematics in Victorian Ireland / Raymond Flood --
6. Wranglers in exile: Mathematics in the British empire / June Barrow-Green --
7. A voice for mathematics: Victorian mathematical journals and societies / Sloan Evans Despeaux --
8. Victorian 'applied mathematics' / A.D.D. Craik --
9. Victorian astronomy: The age of the 'Grand Amateur' / Allan Chapman --
10. Calculating engines: Machines, mathematics, and misconceptions / Doron D. Swade --
11. Vital statistics: The measurement of public health / M. Eileen Magnello --
13. Instruction in the calculus and differential equations in Victorian and Edwardian Britain / I. Grattan-Guinness --
14. Geometry: The Euclid debate / Amirouche Moktefi --
15. Victorian algebra: The freedom to create new mathematical entities / Karen Hunger Parshall --
16. Victorian logic: From Whately to Russell / I. Grattan-Guinness --
17. Combinatorics: A very Victorian recreation / Robin Wilson --
18. Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century / Jeremy Gray.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Flood, Adrian Rice and Robin Wilson.
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Mathematics in Victorian Britain is one of the most enjoyable books that I have had the pleasure of reading. In both senses of the word, it is most certainly unputdownable. Graham Wheeler, Read more...

 
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