Mathematics and the Historian’s Craft

The Kenneth O. May Lectures

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ISBN: 978-0-387-25284-1 (Print) 978-0-387-28272-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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    Pages 3-6

    Introduction: The Birth and Growth of a Community

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    Pages 7-21

    History or Heritage? An Important Distinction in Mathematics and for Mathematics Education

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    Pages 23-42

    Ptolemy’s Mathematical Models and their Meaning

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    Pages 43-55

    Mathematics, Instruments and Navigation, 1600–1800

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    Pages 57-79

    Was Newton’s Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of Maclaurin’s Treatise of Fluxions

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    Pages 81-140

    The Mathematics and Science of Leonhard Euler (1707–1783)

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    Pages 141-182

    Mathematics in Canada before 1945: A Preliminary Survey

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    Pages 183-202

    The Emergence of the American Mathematical Research Community

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    Pages 203-220

    19th Century Logic Between Philosophy and Mathematics

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    Pages 221-241

    The Battle for Cantorian Set Theory

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    Pages 243-295

    Hilbert and his Twenty-Four Problems

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    Pages 297-328

    Turing and the Origins of AI

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    Pages 329-345

    Mathematics and Gender: Some Cross-Cultural Observations