A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 1

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Peter L. Duren, Richard Askey, Uta C. Merzbach, Uta Merzbach, Harold M. Edwards
American Mathematical Soc., 1988 - Mathematics - 477 pages
In the 100 years since the founding of the AMS, the American mathematical community has grown from a small group heavily dependent on European mathematicians to a large and influential group that in many areas sets the standard for the rest of the world. By the 1930s, there was a flourishing mathematical community to welcome the influx of mathematicians fleeing Europe. This volume, the first in the History of Mathematics series, brings together a variety of perspectives on the political, social, and mathematical forces that have shaped the American mathematical community in the past century.
 

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Contents

The Beginnings of The American Mathematical Society
13
For the 100th Birthday of the American Mathematical Society
19
George E Andrews
26
Thomas S Fiske and Charles S Peirce
41
Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
57
Some Mathematical Reminiscences
79
The Role of Logical Investigations in Mathematics Since 1930
85
Memories of Bygone Meetings
93
The Threadbare Thirties
209
Irving Kaplansky
245
A Half Century of Reviewing
265
Reminiscences of Bletchley Park 19421945
291
A Brief History of the Computer
311
Mathematical Biography 367 Mathematical Biography
367
Reminiscences of Forty Years as a Mathematician
405
The Use of Mathematics
429

Oswald Veblen
118
Some Books of Auld Lang Syne
131
Refugee Mathematicians in the United States of America
175
Reminiscences of a Mathematical Immigrant in the U
183
The Classification of the Finite Simple Groups
447
Acknowledgments 477
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