Changing Images in Mathematics: From the French Revolution by Umberto Bottazini, Amy Dahan Dalmedico

By Umberto Bottazini, Amy Dahan Dalmedico

This e-book specializes in a few of the significant advancements within the background of latest (19th and twentieth century) arithmetic as noticeable within the broader context of the advance of technological know-how and tradition. fending off technicalities, it screens the breadth of contrasting pictures of arithmetic favoured by way of varied nations, colleges and old events, displaying how the notion and perform of arithmetic replaced through the years looking on the cultural and nationwide context. hence it offers an unique point of view for embracing the richness and diversity inherent within the improvement of arithmetic. cognizance is paid to the interplay of arithmetic with subject matters whose right therapy were overlooked by means of the normal historiography of the self-discipline, resembling the connection among arithmetic, data and medication.

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