Lectures in the history of mathematics / Henk J.M. Bos

Author(s): Bos, H. J. M
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Subjects: Mathematics--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society ; [London] : London Mathematical Society, c1993
Series: History of mathematics v. 7
LC Classification: Q, QA
Physical Description: x, 197 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
1. Recognition and Wonder: Huygens, Tractional Motion, and Some Thoughts on the History of Mathematics 1
2. The Concept of Construction and the Representation of Curves in Seventeenth-Century Mathematics 23
3. The Structure of Descartes's Geometrie 37
4. Christiaan Huygens 59
5. The Fundamental Concepts of the Leibnizian Calculus 83
6. The Lemniscate of Bernoulli 101
7. Calculus in the Eighteenth Century: The Role of Applications 113
8. The Closure Theorem of Poncelet 129
9. Elements of Mathematics: They Are No Longer What They Used to Be 141
10. "Queen and Servant": The Role of Mathematics in the Development of the Sciences 165
11. Mathematics and Its Social Context: A Dialogue in the Staff Room, with Historical Episodes 181
Notes: LCCN: 93028299
ISBN: 0821890018 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 28507564
ISBN/ISSN: 0821890018