Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940
Edited by Ivor Grattan-Guinness
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Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 by Ivor Grattan-Guinness
Book DescriptionThis book contains around 80 articles on major writings in mathematics published between 1640 and 1940. All aspects of mathematics are covered: pure and applied, probability and statistics, foundations and philosophy. Sometimes two writings from the same period and the same subject are taken together. The biography of the author(s) is recorded, and the circumstances of the preparation of the writing are given. When the writing is of some lengths an analytical table of its contents is supplied. The contents of the writing is reviewed, and its impact described, at least for the immediate decades. Each article ends with a bibliography of primary and secondary items. * First book of its kind* Covers the period 1640-1940 of massive development in mathematics* Describes many of the main writings of mathematics* Articles written by specialists in their field
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444508713
(240mm x 165mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Ivor Grattan-Guinness
Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the nfluential scientists in history. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution.
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