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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 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C.

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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About this book

This volume contains seventeen papers that were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, held in Washington, D.C. In addition to showcasing rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of general topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics, this meeting also honored the memories of Jacqueline (Jackie) Stedall and Ivor Grattan-Guinness; celebrated the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America; and considered the importance of mathematical communities in a special session. These themes and many others are explored in these collected papers, which cover subjects such as

  • New evidence that the Latin translation of Euclid’s Elements was based on the Arabic version attributed to al-Ḥajjāj
  • Work done on the arc rampant in the seventeenth century 
  • The history of numerical methods for finding roots of nonlinear equations
  • An original play featuring a dialogue between George Boole and Augustus De Morgan that explores the relationship between them
  • Key issues in the digital preservation of mathematical material for future generations
  • A look at the first twenty-five years of The American Mathematical Monthly in the context of the evolving American mathematical community
  • The growth of Math Circles and the unique ways they are being implemented in the United States

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 (17 chapters)

  • The Latin Translation of Euclid’s Elements attributed to Adelard of Bath: Relation to the Arabic transmission of al-Ḥajjāj

    Young, Gregg

    Pages 1-13

  • The Arc Rampant in 1673: Abraham Bosse, François Blondel, Philippe de la Hire, and conic sections

    Baltus, Christopher

    Pages 15-24

  • The Need for a Revision of the Prehistory of Arithmetic and its Relevance to School Mathematics

    Baggett, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Bolzano’s measurable numbers: are they real?

    Russ, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Finding the roots of a non-linear equation: history and reliability

    Godard, Roger

    Pages 57-68

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46615-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43269-4
  • 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 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C.
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
2016
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46615-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46615-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43269-4
Series ISSN
2366-3308
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
Topics