
Great moments in mathematics (after 1650) / by Howard Eves.
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Great moments in mathematics (after 1650) / by Howard Eves.
 Format
 Book
 Language
 English
 Published/Created
 [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c1981.
 Description
 xii, 263 : ill. ; 23 cm.
Details
 Subject(s)
 Series

 Dolciani mathematical expositions no. 7. [More in this series]
 The Dolciani mathematical expositions ; no. 7
 Bibliographic references
 Includes bibliographies and index.
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 Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
 Contents

 Order within disorder : the birth of mathematical probability (1654)
 Moving pictures versus still pictures : the invention of the differential calculus (16291680s)
 Like opening and closing a door : the fundamental theorem of the calculus (16691690s)
 Power(ful) series : Taylor and Maclaurin series (1715,1742)
 Yea + yea + yea + yea : Fourier series (1807)
 The liberation of geometry 1 : the discovery of nonEuclidean geometry (1829)
 The liberation of geometry 2 : the discovery of nonEuclidean 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 (18301860)
 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 (18741895)
 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 (18991920)
 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 fourcolor conjecture (1976)
 Apology and regrets.
 ISBN
 0883853078
 LCCN
 ^^^81086186^
 OCLC
 8589981
 RCP
 H  S
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