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From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630-1910 : An Introductory History - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630-1910

An Introductory History

By: Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th December 2000
ISBN: 9780691070827
Number Of Pages: 320

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From the Calculus to Set Theory traces the development of the calculus from the early seventeenth century through its expansion into mathematical analysis to the developments in set theory and the foundations of mathematics in the early twentieth century. It chronicles the work of mathematicians from Descartes and Newton to Russell and Hilbert and many, many others while emphasizing foundational questions and underlining the continuity of developments in higher mathematics. The other contributors to this volume are H. J. M. Bos, R. Bunn, J. W. Dauben, T. W. Hawkins, and K. Moller-Pedersen.

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"From the Calculus to Set Theory is a valuable reference for anyone with enough preparation in mathematics to read it."--Lenore Feigenbaum, Centaurus "This book is a useful collection of articles... The history of the calculus provides a superb lesson in how mathematics develops."--Morris Kline, Isis

ISBN: 9780691070827
ISBN-10: 0691070822
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.45