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Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann

Author: I M James
Publisher: Washington, DC : Mathematical Association of America ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: MAA spectrum.
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Introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians, starting with the era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins and ending in the development of its modern form.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 0521817773 9780521817776 0521520940 9780521520942
OCLC Number: 49225682
Description: xiv, 433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
From Euler to Legendre --
From Fourier to Cauchy --
From Abel to Grassmann --
From Kummer to Cayley --
From Hermite to Sophus Lie --
From Cantor to Hilbert --
From E.H. Moore to Takagi --
From Hardy to Lefschetz --
From Birkhoff to Alexander --
From Banach to von Neumann --
Epilogue --
Further reading --
Collections --
Acknowledgements.
Series Title: MAA spectrum.
Responsibility: Ioan James.
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Introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians, starting with the era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins and ending in the development of its modern form.

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