African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue

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Lulu.com, 2007 - Reference - 383 pages
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)
 

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Quite an impressive array of African mathematicians. However, we should encourage our mathematicians to write books for us to leave us a legacy, and also apply their knowledge to solve practical problems in Africa. They should mentor young and budding mathematicians to help demystify mathematics which had its origins in Africa. Well done Roselyn Aba Mansa Abbiw Jackson and her father and uncles from my home town Winneba in Ghana who have taken mathematics to dizzy heights in Ghana. The book needs revision to include recent graduates. 

Contents

African mathematicians
7
Preface by the President of the African Academy of Sciences 7 Introduction
9
Figures
18
Repertory of doctorates in mathematics
31
Cameroon
61
Canary Islands
77
Côte dIvoire
88
Djibouti
96
Gabon
126
Guinea Conakry
133
Lesotho
146
Malawi
155
Mauritania
161
Mozambique
199
Appendices
347
Other Books by the same author on Mathematics in Africa
382

Eritrea
119

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