## A Century of Mathematics in AmericaThe first section of the book deals with some of the influential mathematics departments in the United States. Functioning as centers of research and training, these departments played a major role in shaping the mathematical life in this country. The second section deals with an extraordinary conference held at Princeton in 1946 to commemorate the university's bicentennial. The influence of women in American mathematics, the burgeoning of differential geometry in the last 50 years, and discussions of the work of von Karman and Weiner are among other topics covered. To download free chapters of this book, click here. |

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### Contents

The Scientific Work of Maxime Bocher Reprint | 59 |

Birkhoff | 79 |

Harold Dorwart | 99 |

The Department of Mathematics Reprint | 121 |

Eliakim Hastings Moore and the Founding of a Mathematical | 155 |

Karen H Parshall | 177 |

The Stone Age of Mathematics on the Midway Reprint | 191 |

Topology and Logic at Princeton | 217 |

Remembrances of Princeton | 223 |

STANFORD | 237 |

Studying under Polya and Szego at Stanford Reprint | 279 |

Princeton University Bicentennial Conference | 309 |

Mathematical Logic Y N Moschovakis | 343 |

Mathematical Probability L Doob | 353 |

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A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 1 Peter L. Duren,Richard Askey,Uta C. Merzbach Limited preview - 1989 |

A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 3 Peter L. Duren,Richard Askey,Uta C. Merzbach,Harold M. Edwards No preview available - 1989 |

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