The Norton history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics / Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Author(s): Grattan-Guinness, I
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Subjects: Mathematics--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st American ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, 1998
Series: Norton history of science
LC Classification: Q, QA
Table of Contents: 1. Pre-viewing the rainbow 1
2. Invisible origins and ancient traditions 18
3. A quiet millennium: from the early Middle Ages into the European Renaissance 104
4. The age of trigonometry: Europe, 1540-1660 174
5. The calculus and its consequences, 1660-1750 234
6. Analysis and mechanics at centre stage, 1750-1800 302
7. Institutions and the profession after the French Revolution 347
8. Mathematical analysis and geometries, 1800-1860 364
9. The expanding world of algebras, 1800-1860 409
10. Mechanics and mathematical physics, 1800-1860 436
11. International mathematics, but the rise of Germany 479
12. The rise of set theory: mathematical analysis, 1860-1900 493
13. Algebras and geometries: their relations and axioms, 1860-1900 531
14. An era of stability: mechanics, 1860-1900 576
15. An era of media: mathematical physics, 1860-1900 620
16. The new century, to the Great War and beyond 654
17. Re-viewing the rainbow 719
Bibliography 763
Publisher's Acknowledgements 789
Index 791
Alternate Title(s): Fontana history of the mathematical sciences.
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: History of the mathematical sciences
Notes: LCCN: 98007876
ISBN: 0393046508
Originally published: The Fontana history of the mathematical sciences. London : Fontana Press, 1997
Includes bibliographical references (p. [763]-788) and index
Physical Description: 817 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 39157400
ISBN/ISSN: 0393046508

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