Changing Images in Mathematics: From the French Revolution to the New Millennium (Routledge Studies in the History of Science) (Paperback)

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By Umberto Bottazini (Editor), Amy Dahan Dalmedico (Editor)
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This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing how the conception and practice of mathematics changed over time depending on the cultural and national context. Thus it provides an original perspective for embracing the richness and variety inherent in the development of mathematics. Attention is paid to the interaction of mathematics with themes whose proper treatment have been neglected by the traditional historiography of the discipline, such as the relationship between mathematics, statistics and medicine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415868273
ISBN-10: 0415868270
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 25th, 2013
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science