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A History of Numerical Analysis from the 16th through the 19th Century

Part of the book series: Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (HISTORY, volume 2)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries

    • Herman H. Goldstine
    Pages 1-50
  3. The Age of Newton

    • Herman H. Goldstine
    Pages 51-118
  4. Euler and Lagrange

    • Herman H. Goldstine
    Pages 119-184
  5. Laplace, Legendre, and Gauss

    • Herman H. Goldstine
    Pages 185-260
  6. Other Nineteenth Century Figures

    • Herman H. Goldstine
    Pages 261-315
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 316-350

About this book

In this book I have attempted to trace the development of numerical analysis during the period in which the foundations of the modern theory were being laid. To do this I have had to exercise a certain amount of selectivity in choosing and in rejecting both authors and papers. I have rather arbitrarily chosen, in the main, the most famous mathematicians of the period in question and have concentrated on their major works in numerical analysis at the expense, perhaps, of other lesser known but capable analysts. This selectivity results from the need to choose from a large body of literature, and from my feeling that almost by definition the great masters of mathematics were the ones responsible for the most significant accomplishments. In any event I must accept full responsibility for the choices. I would particularly like to acknowledge my thanks to Professor Otto Neugebauer for his help and inspiration in the preparation of this book. This consisted of many friendly discussions that I will always value. I should also like to express my deep appreciation to the International Business Machines Corporation of which I have the honor of being a Fellow and in particular to Dr. Ralph E. Gomory, its Vice-President for Research, for permitting me to undertake the writing of this book and for helping make it possible by his continuing encouragement and support.

Keywords

  • Approximation
  • History
  • History of Mathematics
  • Interpolation
  • Isaac Newton
  • John Napier
  • Numerische Mathematik
  • linear optimization
  • logarithms

Authors and Affiliations

  • IBM Research, New York, USA

    Herman H. Goldstine

  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

    Herman H. Goldstine

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A History of Numerical Analysis from the 16th through the 19th Century

  • Authors: Herman H. Goldstine

  • Series Title: Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-9472-3

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-90277-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4684-9474-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4684-9472-3

  • Series ISSN: 0172-570X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 350

  • Topics: Applications of Mathematics

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eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4684-9472-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)