Great Currents of Mathematical Thought: Mathematics: Concepts and Development

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François Le Lionnais
Courier Dover Publications, 2004 - Mathematics - 368 pages
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Years in the making, this feast of mathematical ideas comprises works by 50 eminent French scholars. The first book of the two-volume set embraces "Mathematics: Concepts and Development," with several essays each under the categories of "Structures," Disciplines," "Space," "Function," "Group," "Probability," and "The Mathematical Epic." The second volume, "Mathematics in the Arts and Sciences," comprises essays on "Mathematics and the Human Intellect," "Mathematics and Technology," and "Mathematics and Civilization."  1962 edition.
  

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Contents

BOOK ONE STRUCTURES page
9
The Architecture of Mathematics by Nicolas Bourbaki
23
Analogy in Mathematics by Robert Deltheil
37
Symmetry and Dissymmetry in Mathematics and Physics
44
Intuitive Approaches Toward some Vital Organs of Mathematics
57
BOOK TWO DISCIPLINES page
67
Fermats Last Theorem
81
by Henri Eyraud
109
GROUP
201
E PROBABILITY
209
Chance and Mathematics by Pius Servien
221
BOOK ONE THE PAST page
229
Views on Newtons Mathematical Thought by Pierre Brunet
249
Sophus Lie by filie Cartan
262
Women Mathematicians by Mme MarieLouise Dubreil
268
BOOK TWO THE PRESENT page
281

From ThreeDimensional Space to the Abstract Spaces
115
A Journey into the Fourth Dimension by Andre SainteLagiie
125
On the Curvature of Space and the Possibility of Forming
143
FUNCTION
153
The Role of Families of Functions in Mathematical Analysis
174
From Cauchy to Riemann or the Birth of the Theory of Real
181
The Innateness of the Transfinite by Arnoud Denjoy
191
Renewer of Modern Analysis by Louis Perrin
298
David Hilbert 18621943 by Jean Dieudonne
304
The International Congresses of Mathematicians by Rolin
312
BOOK THREE THE FUTURE page
319
Modern Methods and the Future of Applied Mathematics
337
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The Heritage of Thales
W.S. Anglin
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