Great moments in mathematics (after 1650) / by Howard Eves.

Author
Eves, Howard, 1911-2004 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c1981.
Description
xii, 263 : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Dolciani mathematical expositions no. 7. [More in this series]
  • The Dolciani mathematical expositions ; no. 7
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographies and index.
Contents
  • Order within disorder : the birth of mathematical probability (1654)
  • Moving pictures versus still pictures : the invention of the differential calculus (1629-1680s)
  • Like opening and closing a door : the fundamental theorem of the calculus (1669-1690s)
  • Power(ful) series : Taylor and Maclaurin series (1715,1742)
  • Yea + yea + yea + yea : Fourier series (1807)
  • The liberation of geometry 1 : the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry (1829)
  • The liberation of geometry 2 : the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry (1829) continued
  • The liberation of algebra 1 : the discovery of a noncommutative algebra (1843)
  • The liberation of algebra 2 : the discovery of a noncommutative algebra (1843) continued
  • An important atomic structure : the group structure (1830-1860)
  • A remarkable codification : the Erlanger Programm (1872)
  • Pythagoras justified : the arithmetization of analysis, the natural number system as a foundation for mathematics (end of the nineteenth century)
  • Digging deeper : set theory as a foundation of mathematics (end of the nineteenth century)
  • Abstract spaces (1906)
  • The function concept refined by set theory (beginning of the twentieth century)
  • Beyond the finite : transfinite numbers (1874-1895)
  • Some remarkable definitions : formal axiomatics (early twentieth century)
  • A definition of mathematics (early twentieth century)
  • Some clarifying examples : a definition of mathematics (early twentieth century) continued
  • The third level : metamathematics (1899-1920)
  • Mathematics as a branch of theology : Godel's incompleteness theorem (1931)
  • The dream that came true : the modern electronic computing machines (1944)
  • Resolution of the four-color conjecture (1976)
  • Apology and regrets.
ISBN
0883853078
LCCN
^^^81086186^
OCLC
8589981
RCP
H - S
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