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Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Eight centuries of the mathematical sciences
8 centuries of the mathematical sciences
ISBN
9780199681976 (hbk.), 019968197X (hbk.)
Contents
  • Introduction. Eight centuries of mathematical traditions / John Fauvel
  • Early days. Medieval Oxford / John North ; Renaissance Oxford / John Fauvel and Robert Goulding ; Mathematical instruments / Willem Hackmann
  • The 17th century. The first professors / Allan Chapman ; John Wallis / Raymond Flood and John Fauvel ; Edmond Halley / Allan Chapman
  • The 18th century. Oxford's Newtonian school / Allan Chapman ; Georgian Oxford / John Fauvel ; Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory / Allan Chapman
  • The Victorian era. The 19th century / Keith Hannabuss ; Henry Smith / Keith Hannabuss ; Charles Dodgson / Robin Wilson ; James Joseph Sylvester / John Fauvel
  • The modern era. The 20th century / Margaret E. Rayner ; Some personal reminiscences / Sir Michael Atiyah
  • Epilogue. Recent developments / Peter M. Neumann
  • Appendix: Oxford's mathematical Chairs.
Description
x, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-390) and index.
Technical Details
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