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Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann

Author: I M James
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: MAA spectrum.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ioan James introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians from an era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins to develop into its modern form. The characters, all born between 1700 and 1910, come from a wide range of countries, and all made an important contribution to mathematics, through their ideas, their teaching, their influence, and so on. The book is organized chronologically into ten chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 0521817773 9780521817776 0521520940 9780521520942
OCLC Number: 123159505
Description: xiv, 433 pages : illustrations ; 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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'... can be recommended to all scientists and teachers of mathematics, the history and philosophy of mathematics, as well as to anyone interested in history of science.' European Mathematical Society Read more...

 
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