The History of Modern Mathematics
Images, Ideas, and Communities
- David Rowe, Universitat Mainz
- Eberhard Knobloch, Technische Universitat Berlin
This volume contains nine essays dealing with historical issues of mathematics. The topics covered span three different approaches to the history of mathematics that may be considered both representative and vital tothe field. The first section, Images of Mathematics, addresses the historiographical and philosophical issues involved in determining the meaning of mathematical history. The second section, Differential Geometry and Analysis, traces the convoluted development of the ideas of differential geometry and analysis. The third section, Research Communities and International Collaboration, discusses the structure and interaction of mathematical communities through studies of the social fabric of the mathematical communities of the U.S. and China.
Mathematical historians, mathematicians, and scholars interested in the work of Hilbert, Lipschitz, Riemann, and Weierstrass.