Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history [EBook] / edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson.
Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history [EBook] / edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson.
Personal Name(s):  Anderson, Marlow 

Katz, Victor J. / Wilson, Robin J.  
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. :
Mathematical Association of America,
c2009

Physical Description: 
x, 431 pages : illustrations 
Note: 
englisch 
Series Title: 
Spectrum series

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 [Pt. 1.] Analysis
 Who gave you the epsilon? : Cauchy and the origins of rigorous calculus /
 Judith V. Grabiner
 Evolution of the function concept : a brief survey /
 Israel Kleiner
 S. Kovalevsky : a mathematical lesson /
 Karen D. Rappaport
 Highlights in the history of spectral theory /
 L.A. Steen
 Alan Turing and the central limit theorem /
 S.L. Zabell
 Why did George Green write his essay of 1828 on electricity and magnetism? /
 I. GrattanGuinness
 Connectivity and smokerings : Green's second identity in its first fifty years /
 Thomas Archibald
 The history of Stokes' theorem /
 Victor J. Katz
 The mathematical collaboration of M.L. Cartwright and J.E. Littlewood /
 Shawnee L. McMurran and
 James J. Tattersall
 Dr. David Harold Blackwell, African American pioneer /
 Nkechi Agwu,
 Luella Smith and
 Aissatou Barry
 [pt. 2.] Geometry, topology and foundations
 Gauss and the nonEuclidean geometry /
 George Bruce Halsted
 History of the parallel postulate /
 Florence P. Lewis
 The rise and fall of projective geometry /
 J.L. Coolidge
 Notes on the history of geometrical ideas /
 Dan Pedoe
 A note on the history of the Cantor set and Cantor function /
 Julian F. Fleron
 Evolution of the topological concept of "connected" /
 R.L. Wilder
 A brief, subjective history of homology and homotopy theory in this century /
 Peter Hilton
 The origins of modern axiomatics : Pasch to Peano /
 H.C. Kennedy
 C.S. Pierce's philosophy of infinite sets /
 Joseph W. Dauben
 On the development of logics between the two world wars /
 I. GrattanGuinness
 Dedekind's theorem : [square root of 2] x [square root of 3] = [square root of 6] /
 David Fowler
 [pt. 3.] Algebra and number theory
 Hamilton's discovery of quaternions /
 B.L. van der Waerden
 Hamilton, Rodrigues, and the quaternion scandal /
 Simon L. Altmann
 Building an international reputation : the case of J.J. Sylvester (18141897) /
 Karen Hunger Parshall and
 Eugene Seneta
 The foundation period in the history of group theory /
 Josephine E. Burns
 The evolution of group theory : a brief survey /
 Israel Kleiner
 The search for finite simple groups /
 Joseph A. Gallian
 Genius and biographers : the fictionalization of Evariste Galois /
 Tony Rothman
 Hermann Grassmann and the creation of linear algebra /
 Desmond FearnleySander
 The roots of commutative algebra in algebraic number theory /
 Israel Kleiner
 Eisenstein's misunderstood geometric proof of the quadratic reciprocity theorem /
 Reinhard C. Laubenbacher and
 David J. Pengelley
 Waring's problem /
 Charles Small
 A history of the prime number theorem /
 L.J. Goldstein
 A hundred years of prime numbers /
 Paul T. Bateman and
 Harold G. Diamond
 The Indian mathematician Ramanujan /
 G.H. Hardy
 Emmy Noether /
 Clark H. Kimberling
 "A marvelous proof" /
 Fernando Q. Gouvêa
 [pt. 4.] Surveys
 The International Congress of Mathematicians /
 George Bruce Halsted
 A popular account of some new fields of thought in mathematics /
 G.A. Miller
 A halfcentury of mathematics /
 Hermann Weyl
 Mathematics at the turn of the millennium /
 Philip A. Griffiths.