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Iris Runge

A Life at the Crossroads of Mathematics, Science, and Industry

Tobies, Renate

2012, XXII, 442p. 40 illus., 34 illus. in color.

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From the reviews:

“This book deals with the life of Iris Runge … whose name is attached to the well-known Runga-Kutta technique for solving differential equations. … This book will definitely be of interest to mathematical historians as well as researchers of gender studies.” (Michael De Villiers, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 98 (541), March, 2014)

“This book is devoted to a description of Iris Runge’s career as an industrial mathematician, which was pioneering in several respects. … In this scholarly work, with its rich collection of footnotes, photographs and references, the author has taken great pains to document the various aspects of Iris Runge’s life and career.” (Martin Muldoon, Bulletin of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Issue 50, May, 2012)

“This is the English version of the biography of Iris Runge (1888-1966), the daughter of the Göttingen pioneer of applied mathematics Carl Runge (1856-1927), published originally in German … . The book is thoroughly researched and contains an extensive bibliography of over 30 pages. It covers with an interesting biographical case study the hitherto almost unexplored topic of the history of industrial mathematics and can be highly recommended.” (Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1236, 2012)



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