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A History in Sum

150 Years of Mathematics at Harvard (1825–1975)

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674725003

Publication Date: 11/01/2013


280 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones


  • Preface
  • Prologue: The Early Days—A “Colledge” Riseth in the Cowyards
  • 1. Benjamin Peirce and the Science of “Necessary Conclusions”
  • 2. Osgood, Bôcher, and the Great Awakening in American Mathematics
  • 3. The Dynamical Presence of George David Birkhoff
  • 4. Analysis and Algebra Meet Topology: Marston Morse, Hassler Whitney, and Saunders Mac Lane
  • 5. Analysis Most Complex: Lars Ahlfors Gives Function Theory a Geometric Spin
  • 6. The War and Its Aftermath: Andrew Gleason, George Mackey, and an Assignation in Hilbert Space
  • 7. The Europeans: Oscar Zariski, Richard Brauer, and Raoul Bott
  • Epilogue: Numbers and Beyond
  • Notes
  • Index

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