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Oxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciences

Author: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For 800 years mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford's mathematical tradition and the characters who helped to shape it."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 0198523092 9780198523093
OCLC Number: 41966992
Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. 800 years of mathematical traditions / John Fauvel 1 --
2. Medieval Oxford / John North 29 --
3. Renaissance Oxford / John Fauvel, Robert Goulding 41 --
4. Mathematical instruments / Willem Hackmann 63 --
5. The mid-seventeenth century / Allan chapman 77 --
6. John Wallis / Raymond Flood, John Fauvel 97 --
7. Edmond Halley / Allan Chapman 117 --
8. Oxford's Newtonian school / Allan Chapman 137 --
9. Georgian Oxford / John Fauvel 151 --
10. Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory / Allan Chapman 169 --
11. The mid-nineteenth century / Keith Hannabuss 187 --
12. Henry Smith / Keith Hannabuss 203 --
13. James Joseph Sylvester / John Fauvel 219 --
14. The twentieth century / Margaret E. Rayner 241 --
15. Some personal reminiscences / Sir Michael Atiyah 257.
Responsibility: edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson.
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"This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For 800 years mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford's mathematical tradition and the characters who helped to shape it."--BOOK JACKET.

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