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Oxford figures eight centuries of the mathematical sciences

Author: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 9780199681976 019968197X 9780191761737 0191761737
OCLC Number: 869485893
Description: 1 online resource : Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: PART I: EARLY DAYS; PART II: THE 17TH CENTURY; PART III: THE 18TH CENTURY; PART IV: THE VICTORIAN ERA; PART V: THE MODERN ERA
Responsibility: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson

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