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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

For Dirk Struik

Scientific, Historical and Political Essays in Honor of Dirk J. Struik

Editors: Cohen, Robert S., Stachel, J.J., Wartofsky, Marx W. (Eds.)

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It is fitting that Professor Dirk Jan Struik be greeted with this melange of mathematical, scientific, historical, sociological and political essays. The authors are also appropriately varied: different countries, outlooks, religions, generations, and we suppose - of course we did not as- different politics too. Many more would have joined us, we know, but the good friends in this book make a fine and representative assembly of the intersection of two (mathematical!) classes: affectionately respect­ ful admirers of Dirk Struik, and the best thinkers of this troubled century. Struik has been among the most steadfast supporters of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, that discussion group which we have been holding at Boston University since 1960, but his luminous collaboration has been welcome, in Boston and Cambridge, for nearly five decades among mathematicians, physicists, philosophical and political thinkers, and especially among the students. It has not mattered whether they have been his own students or not, whether at M.LT. or elsewhere, whether scholars or dropouts, nature-lovers or book worms, anarchists or Republicans, Catholics or Unitarians, Communists or communists, prim or liberated. No doubt he has his preferences! But the main thing for Struik has been to educate and respect the other person.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • The Lemniscate of Bernoulli

    Bos, H. J. M.

    Pages 3-14

  • Summation of Series of Fractions Depending Upon the Roots of the Airy Function

    Burgers, J. M.

    Pages 15-19

  • Wave Propagation in Non-Viscous Fluids

    Coburn, N.

    Pages 21-24

  • Polyhedral Numbers

    Coxeter, H. S. M.

    Pages 25-35

  • Materialist Mathematics

    Davis, Chandler

    Pages 37-66

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eBook $189.00
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Softcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-277-0379-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
For Dirk Struik
Book Subtitle
Scientific, Historical and Political Essays in Honor of Dirk J. Struik
Editors
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • J.J. Stachel
  • Marx W. Wartofsky
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-2115-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-2115-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0393-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0379-8
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 657
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