Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann / Ioan James

Auteur principal : James, Ioan Mackenzie, 1928-, AuteurType de document : MonographieCollection : MAA SpectrumLangue : anglais.Pays: Grande Bretagne.Éditeur : Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004Description : 1 vol. (XIV-433 p.) : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0521520940.Bibliographie : Bibliogr. p.423-428.Sujet MSC : 01A70, History of mathematics and mathematicians - Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
01A05, History of mathematics and mathematicians, General histories, source books
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Publisher's description: The author introduces and profiles sixty prominent mathematicians from an era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins to develop into its modern form. They are all born between 1700 and 1910, coming from a wide range of countries, and all made an important contribution to mathematics, through their ideas, their teaching, their influence, and so on. The book is organised chronologically into ten chapters, each of which contains potted life stories of six mathematicians. The players James has chosen to portray are sufficiently representative that their stories, when read in sequence, convey in human terms something of the way in which mathematics developed. Table of contents: Preface; 1. From Euler to Legendre; 2. From Fourier to Cauchy; 3. From Abel to Grassmann; 4. From Kummer to Cayley; 5. From Hermite to Lie; 6. From Cantor to Hilbert; 7. From Moore to Takagi; 8. From Hardy to Lefschetz; 9. From Birkhoff to Alexander; 10. From Banach to von Neumann; Epilogue; Further reading.

Bibliogr. p.423-428

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