The History of Modern Mathematics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1989-12-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science

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Key Features * Mathematical institutions in France and Germany and their role in promoting applications * Relationship between mathematics and physics * Foundations of mathematics * Complex variable theory, geometry and topology * Geometry in the spirit of Klein's Erlangen program * Algebra and number theory * Formative influences on mathematics in the United States

Table of Contents

The Crossroads of Mathematics and Physics
Crystallographic Symmetry Concepts and Group Theory (1850-1880)
Physics as a Constraint on Mathematical Research: The Case of Potential Theory and Electrodynamics
The Geometrization of Analytical Mechanics: A Pioneering Contribution
Applied Mathematics in the Early 19th-Century France: I. Grattan-Guinness
Modes and Manners of Applied Mathematics: The Case of Mechanics
La Propogation des Ondes en Eau Profoned et ses D*aaeveloppements Math*aaematiques: (Poisson, Cauchy 1815-1825)
Pure versus Applied Mathematics in Late 19th-Century Germany
Pure and Applied Mathematics in Divergent Institutional Settings in Germany: The Role and Impact of
On the Contribution of Mathematical Societies to Promoting Applications of Mathematics in Germany
Mathematics at the Berlin Technische Hochschule/Technische Universit*adat: Social
Institutional, and Scientific Aspects. Applied Mathematics in the United States During World War II
Mathematicians at War: Warren Weaver and the Applied Mathematics Panel, 1942-1945
The Transformation of Numerical Analysis by the Computer: An Example from the Work of
Notes on the Contributors
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