Trends in the History of Science

A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics

A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Dauben

Editors: Rowe, David, Horng, Wann-Sheng (Eds.)

  • Offers new global perspectives on history of mathematics
  • Features articles by leading experts in the field
  • Provides a wide range of topics from set theory to mathematics in Europe, Asia, and North America
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About this book

Joseph W. Dauben, a leading authority on the history of mathematics in Europe, China, and North America, has played a pivotal role in promoting international scholarship over the last forty years. This Festschrift volume, showcasing recent historical research by leading experts on three continents, offers a global perspective on important themes in this field.

About the authors

The editors of this Festschrift took their doctorates at CUNY Graduate Center under J.W. Dauben. Since graduating they have published widely on topics in the history of mathematics.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • On Cantor’s Continuum Problem and Well Ordering: What really happened at the 1904 International Congress of Mathematicians in Heidelberg

    Purkert, Walter

    Pages 3-24

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  • Nonstandard Analysis, Infinitesimals, and the History of Calculus

    Fraser, Craig

    Pages 25-49

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  • Despite Kempe, the Modest Place of Multisets and Multiclasses in Foundational Theories

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor

    Pages 51-63

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  • Proofs and Contexts: the Debate between Bernoulli and Newton on the Mathematics of Central Force Motion

    Guicciardini, Niccolò

    Pages 67-102

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  • Saturn’s Rings from Laplace to Poincaré

    Archibald, Tom

    Pages 103-124

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 98,79 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics
Book Subtitle
A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Dauben
Editors
  • David Rowe
  • Wann-Sheng Horng
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12030-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12030-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12029-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36594-7
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 428
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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