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Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques

Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics

The CSHPM 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Catharines, Ontario

Editors: Zack, Maria, Landry, Elaine (Eds.)

  • ​Contains rigorously reviewed scholarly works on the history and philosophy of mathematics from a variety of time periods and cultures
  • Contributions are written by the leading scholars in the field
  • Will be accessible to anyone with a general interest in mathematics, not just students and academics
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This volume contains thirteen papers that were presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, held on the campus of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It contains rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on general topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics, as well as on the meeting’s special topic, Early Scientific Computation. These papers cover subjects such as •Physical tools used by mathematicians in the seventeenth century •The first historical appearance of the game-theoretical concept of mixed-strategy equilibrium •George Washington’s mathematical cyphering books •The development of the Venn diagram •The role of Euler and other mathematicians in the development of algebraic analysis •Arthur Cayley and Alfred Kempe’s influence on Charles Peirce's diagrammatic logic •The influence publishers had on the development of mathematical pedagogy in the nineteenth century •A description of the 1924 International Mathematical Congress held in Toronto, told in the form of a “narrated slide show” Written by leading scholars in the field, these papers will be accessible to not only mathematicians and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics, but also anyone with a general interest in mathematics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Falconer’s Cryptology

    Rocca, C. F.

    Pages 1-13

  • Is Mathematics to Be Useful? The Case of de la Hire, Fontenelle, and the Epicycloid

    Baltus, Christopher

    Pages 15-22

  • The Rise of “the Mathematicals”: Placing Maths into the Hands of Practitioners—The Invention and Popularization of Sectors and Scales

    Silverberg, Joel S.

    Pages 23-50

  • Early Modern Computation on Sectors

    Ackerberg-Hastings, Amy

    Pages 51-61

  • The Eighteenth-Century Origins of the Concept of Mixed-Strategy Equilibrium in Game Theory

    Fillion, Nicolas

    Pages 63-78

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22258-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22257-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Book Subtitle
The CSHPM 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Catharines, Ontario
Editors
  • Maria Zack
  • Elaine Landry
Series Title
Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22258-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22258-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22257-8
Series ISSN
2366-3308
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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