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The Resource A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings, by Judith V. Grabiner, (electronic resource)

A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings, by Judith V. Grabiner, (electronic resource)

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A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings
Title
A historian looks back
Title remainder
the calculus as algebra and selected writings
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by Judith V. Grabiner
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Calculus as algebra and selected writings
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Language
eng
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Grabiner, Judith V
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • Grabiner, Judith V
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Calculus
  • Functional analysis
  • Mathematics
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A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings, by Judith V. Grabiner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"Part I was formerly published as The calculus as algebra: J.-L. Lagrange, 1736-1813 by Garland Publishing, New York, 1990"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Newton, Maclaurin, and the authority of mathematics
  • Why should historical truth matter to mathematicians? dispelling myths while promoting maths
  • Why did Lagrange "prove" the parallel postulate?
  • The calculus as algebra
  • The mathematician, the historian, and the history of mathematics
  • Who gave you the epsilon? Cauchy and the origins of rigorous calculus
  • The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass
  • The centrality of mathematics in the history of western thought
  • Descartes and problem-solving
  • The calculus as algebra, the calculus as geometry: Lagrange, Maclaurin, and their legacy
  • Was Newton's calculus a dead end? the continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions
Control code
ebr10722470
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unknown
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings, by Judith V. Grabiner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Part I was formerly published as The calculus as algebra: J.-L. Lagrange, 1736-1813 by Garland Publishing, New York, 1990"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Newton, Maclaurin, and the authority of mathematics
  • Why should historical truth matter to mathematicians? dispelling myths while promoting maths
  • Why did Lagrange "prove" the parallel postulate?
  • The calculus as algebra
  • The mathematician, the historian, and the history of mathematics
  • Who gave you the epsilon? Cauchy and the origins of rigorous calculus
  • The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass
  • The centrality of mathematics in the history of western thought
  • Descartes and problem-solving
  • The calculus as algebra, the calculus as geometry: Lagrange, Maclaurin, and their legacy
  • Was Newton's calculus a dead end? the continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions
Control code
ebr10722470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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