Changing Images in Mathematics

Changing Images in Mathematics

  • Author : Umberto Bottazini,Amy Dahan Dalmedico
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1134698747
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This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing how the conception and practice of mathematics changed over time depending on the cultural and national context. Thus it provides an original perspective for embracing the richness and variety inherent in the development of mathematics. Attention is paid to the interaction of mathematics with themes whose proper treatment have been neglected by the traditional historiography of the discipline, such as the relationship between mathematics, statistics and medicine.

Episodes in the History of Modern Algebra

Episodes in the History of Modern Algebra [Jeremy J. Gray,Karen Hunger Parshall]

  • Author : Jeremy J. Gray,Karen Hunger Parshall
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0821869043
Algebra, as a subdiscipline of mathematics, arguably has a history going back some 4000 years to ancient Mesopotamia. The history, however, of what is reco … GET BOOK
Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems

Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems [Mario Lucertini,Ana Millàn Gasca,Fernando Nicolò]

  • Author : Mario Lucertini,Ana Millàn Gasca,Fernando Nicolò
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 246
  • ISBN-10 : 3034879512
This collection of historical research studies covers the evolution of technology as knowledge, the emergence of an autonomous engineering science in the I … GET BOOK
Mathematical Cultures

Mathematical Cultures [Brendan Larvor]

  • Author : Brendan Larvor
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 460
  • ISBN-10 : 3319285823
This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars i … GET BOOK
Mathematics & Common Sense

Mathematics & Common Sense [Philip J. Davis]

  • Author : Philip J. Davis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 250
  • ISBN-10 : 1439864322
From the Preface: "This book is addressed to all who are curious about the nature of mathematics and its role in society. It is neither a text book nor a s … GET BOOK
Philosophy of Economics

Philosophy of Economics [N.a]

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 928
  • ISBN-10 : 0080930778
Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by: Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK; Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; … GET BOOK
Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940

Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 [Ivor Grattan-Guinness]

  • Author : Ivor Grattan-Guinness
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 1040
  • ISBN-10 : 9780080457444
This book contains around 80 articles on major writings in mathematics published between 1640 and 1940. All aspects of mathematics are covered: pure and ap … GET BOOK
Growing Explanations

Growing Explanations [M. Norton Wise]

  • Author : M. Norton Wise
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 356
  • ISBN-10 : 0822390086
For much of the twentieth century scientists sought to explain objects and processes by reducing them to their components—nuclei into protons and neutron … GET BOOK
The New Math

The New Math [Christopher J. Phillips]

  • Author : Christopher J. Phillips
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 022618501X
An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first … GET BOOK
Structures Mères: Semantics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science

Structures Mères: Semantics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science [Alberto Peruzzi,Silvano Zipoli Caiani]

  • Author : Alberto Peruzzi,Silvano Zipoli Caiani
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 185
  • ISBN-10 : 3030518213
This book reports on cutting-edge concepts related to Bourbaki’s notion of structures mères. It merges perspectives from logic, philosophy, linguistics … GET BOOK
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics [Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall]

  • Author : Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 926
  • ISBN-10 : 0191607444
This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant … GET BOOK
Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture

Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture [Birgit Bergmann]

  • Author : Birgit Bergmann
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 289
  • ISBN-10 : 3642224644
A companion publication to the international exhibition "Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture", the catalogue … GET BOOK
Historical Developments in Singular Perturbations

Historical Developments in Singular Perturbations [Robert E. O'Malley]

  • Author : Robert E. O'Malley
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 3319119249
This engaging text describes the development of singular perturbations, including its history, accumulating literature, and its current status. While the a … GET BOOK
A Richer Picture of Mathematics

A Richer Picture of Mathematics [David E. Rowe]

  • Author : David E. Rowe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 461
  • ISBN-10 : 3319678191
Historian David E. Rowe captures the rich tapestry of mathematical creativity in this collection of essays from the “Years Ago” column of The Mathemati … GET BOOK
A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics

A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics [David E. Rowe,Wann-Sheng Horng]

  • Author : David E. Rowe,Wann-Sheng Horng
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 428
  • ISBN-10 : 3319120301
Joseph W. Dauben, a leading authority on the history of mathematics in Europe, China, and North America, has played a pivotal role in promoting internation … GET BOOK
Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona

Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona [Kirsti Niskanen,Michael J. Barany]

  • Author : Kirsti Niskanen,Michael J. Barany
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 358
  • ISBN-10 : 3030496066
This book investigates the historical construction of scholarly personae by integrating a spectrum of recent perspectives from the history and cultural stu … GET BOOK
Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices

Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices [José Ferreirós]

  • Author : José Ferreirós
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 360
  • ISBN-10 : 1400874009
This book presents a new approach to the epistemology of mathematics by viewing mathematics as a human activity whose knowledge is intimately linked with p … GET BOOK
Essential Readings in Biosemiotics

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics [Donald Favareau]

  • Author : Donald Favareau
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 880
  • ISBN-10 : 140209650X
Synthesizing the findings from a wide range of disciplines – from biology and anthropology to philosophy and linguistics – the emerging field of Biosem … GET BOOK
The World as a Mathematical Game

The World as a Mathematical Game [Giorgio Israel,Ana Millán Gasca]

  • Author : Giorgio Israel,Ana Millán Gasca
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 3764398965
Galileo and Newton’s work towards the mathematisation of the physical world; Leibniz’s universal logical calculus; the Enlightenment’s mathématique … GET BOOK
Felix Klein

Felix Klein [Renate Tobies]

  • Author : Renate Tobies
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 677
  • ISBN-10 : 3030757854
About Felix Klein, the famous Greek mathematician Constantin Carathéodory once said: “It is only by illuminating him from all angles that one can come t … GET BOOK
Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry [Viviane Quirke]

  • Author : Viviane Quirke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 376
  • ISBN-10 : 113439098X
Examining the issue of 'British decline' after the war, this fascinating text describes the evolution of cooperation in Britain and France, and argues that … GET BOOK
The Architecture of Modern Mathematics

The Architecture of Modern Mathematics [J. Ferreiros,J. J. Gray]

  • Author : J. Ferreiros,J. J. Gray
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 456
  • ISBN-10 : 0191513792
This edited volume, aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and history of science, highlights leading developments in the overla … GET BOOK
Civilization and the Culture of Science

Civilization and the Culture of Science [Stephen Gaukroger]

  • Author : Stephen Gaukroger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0192588923
How did science come to have such a central place in Western culture? How did cognitive values—and subsequently moral, political, and social ones—come … GET BOOK
Mathematics & Mathematics Education: Searching for Common Ground

Mathematics & Mathematics Education: Searching for Common Ground [Michael N. Fried,Tommy Dreyfus]

  • Author : Michael N. Fried,Tommy Dreyfus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 402
  • ISBN-10 : 9400774737
This book is the fruit of a symposium in honor of Ted Eisenberg concerning the growing divide between the mathematics community and the mathematics educati … GET BOOK
Arnold Sommerfeld

Arnold Sommerfeld [Michael Eckert]

  • Author : Michael Eckert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 471
  • ISBN-10 : 1461474612
The subject of the book is a biography of the theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld (1868-1951). Although Sommerfeld is famous as a quantum theorist for … GET BOOK
The Philosophy of Evidence-based Medicine

The Philosophy of Evidence-based Medicine [Jeremy H. Howick]

  • Author : Jeremy H. Howick
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Medical
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 1444342665
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become a required element of clinical practice, but it is critical for the healthcare community to understand the ongoing … GET BOOK
Mark Blaug: Rebel with Many Causes

Mark Blaug: Rebel with Many Causes [Marcel Boumans,Matthias Klaes]

  • Author : Marcel Boumans,Matthias Klaes
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1783471239
This collection of eminent contributions discusses the ideas and works of Mark Blaug, who has made important and often pioneering contributions to economic … GET BOOK
Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education

Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education [Lyn D. English,David Kirshner]

  • Author : Lyn D. English,David Kirshner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 726
  • ISBN-10 : 1134626649
This third edition of the Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent theoretical and … GET BOOK
Beliefs: A Hidden Variable in Mathematics Education?

Beliefs: A Hidden Variable in Mathematics Education? [G.C. Leder,Erkki Pehkonen,Günter Törner]

  • Author : G.C. Leder,Erkki Pehkonen,Günter Törner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 364
  • ISBN-10 : 0306479583
This book focuses on aspects of mathematical beliefs, from a variety of different perspectives. Current knowledge of the field is synthesized and existing … GET BOOK
From Classical to Modern Algebraic Geometry

From Classical to Modern Algebraic Geometry [Gianfranco Casnati,Alberto Conte,Letterio Gatto,Livia Giacardi,Marina Marchisio,Alessandro Verra]

  • Author : Gianfranco Casnati,Alberto Conte,Letterio Gatto,Livia Giacardi,Marina Marchisio,Alessandro Verra
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 756
  • ISBN-10 : 3319329944
This book commemorates the 150th birthday of Corrado Segre, one of the founders of the Italian School of Algebraic Geometry and a crucial figure in the his … GET BOOK
Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology

Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology [Benoît Godin]

  • Author : Benoît Godin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1134326580
How do we objectively measure scientific activities? What proportion of economic activities should a society devote to research and development? How can pu … GET BOOK
Classical Genetic Research and its Legacy

Classical Genetic Research and its Legacy [Jean-Paul Gaudillière,Hans-Jörg Rheinberger]

  • Author : Jean-Paul Gaudillière,Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1134334141
With the rise of genomics, the life sciences have entered a new era. This book provides a comprehensive history of mapping procedures as they were develope … GET BOOK
Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics [The Late Frederic S. Lee,Bruce Cronin]

  • Author : The Late Frederic S. Lee,Bruce Cronin
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Total Pages : 640
  • ISBN-10 : 1782548467
Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programme … GET BOOK
Portable Moving Images

Portable Moving Images [Ricardo Cedeño Montaña]

  • Author : Ricardo Cedeño Montaña
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 294
  • ISBN-10 : 3110552906
This media history explores a series of portable small cameras, playback devices, and storage units that have made the production of film and video availab … GET BOOK
The Idea of History in Constructing Economics

The Idea of History in Constructing Economics [Michael H. Turk]

  • Author : Michael H. Turk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 250
  • ISBN-10 : 1317611926
How scientific is economics? This question has often been framed by analogies and correspondences made between economics and other, seemingly more well-est … GET BOOK
In Pursuit of Healthy Environments

In Pursuit of Healthy Environments [Esa Ruuskanen,Heini Hakosalo]

  • Author : Esa Ruuskanen,Heini Hakosalo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 100021558X
In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich … GET BOOK
Mathematical Problems in Image Processing

Mathematical Problems in Image Processing [Gilles Aubert,Pierre Kornprobst]

  • Author : Gilles Aubert,Pierre Kornprobst
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0387217665
Partial differential equations and variational methods were introduced into image processing about 15 years ago, and intensive research has been carried ou … GET BOOK
Global Science and National Sovereignty

Global Science and National Sovereignty [Grégoire Mallard,Catherine Paradeise,Ashveen Peerbaye]

  • Author : Grégoire Mallard,Catherine Paradeise,Ashveen Peerbaye
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1135893632
Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science provides detailed case studies on how sovereignty has been constructed, … GET BOOK
The War of Guns and Mathematics

The War of Guns and Mathematics [David Aubin,Catherine Goldstein]

  • Author : David Aubin,Catherine Goldstein
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Society
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 391
  • ISBN-10 : 1470414694
For a long time, World War I has been shortchanged by the historiography of science. Until recently, World War II was usually considered as the defining ev … GET BOOK
Empirische Dimension Altorientalischer Forschungen

Empirische Dimension Altorientalischer Forschungen [Gebhard J. Selz,Klaus Wagensonner]

  • Author : Gebhard J. Selz,Klaus Wagensonner
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 769
  • ISBN-10 : 3643500351
This volume's 23 contributions from senior and younger researchers working with the Ancient Near Eastern heritage are based on the hypothesis of a general … GET BOOK