A Century of Mathematics in America

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American Mathematical Soc., 1989 - Mathematics - 585 pages
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The 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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