Mathematical Events of the Twentieth Century

Mathematical Events of the Twentieth Century

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Details

  • ISBN
    9783642062254 / 3642062253
  • Title Mathematical Events of the Twentieth Century
  • Author
  • Category History Of Mathematics
    Physics
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 556
  • Publisher
    Springer-verlag Berlin And Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Imprint Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Edition
    1st
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 156mm x 234mm

Annotation

This book contains several contributions on the most outstanding events in the development of twentieth century mathematics, representing a wide variety of specialities in which Russian and Soviet mathematicians played a considerable role. The articles are written in an informal style, from mathematical philosophy to the description of the development of ideas, personal memories and give a unique account of personal meetings with famous representatives of twentieth century mathematics who exerted great influence in its development.

This book will be of great interest to mathematicians, who will enjoy seeing their own specialities described with some historical perspective. Historians will read it with the same motive, and perhaps also to select topics for future investigation.

Publisher Description

This book contains several contributions on the most outstanding events in the development of twentieth century mathematics, representing a wide variety of specialities in which Russian and Soviet mathematicians played a considerable role. The articles are written in an informal style, from mathematical philosophy to the description of the development of ideas, personal memories and give a unique account of personal meetings with famous representatives of twentieth century mathematics who exerted great influence in its development. This book will be of great interest to mathematicians, who will enjoy seeing their own specialities described with some historical perspective. Historians will read it with the same motive, and perhaps also to select topics for future investigation.

Review
“... This is, obviously, a very cursory look at a collection with a great deal of information and many fascinating features, mathematical and nonmathematical, that often make one wish for more. ...” Richard Beals, SIAM Review Vol. 48, Issue 3, p. 596-600, 2006

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Mathematical Events of the Twentieth Century