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The Resource Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever, Hal Hellman

Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever, Hal Hellman

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Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever
Title
Great feuds in mathematics
Title remainder
ten of the liveliest disputes ever
Statement of responsibility
Hal Hellman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hellman, Hal
Dewey number
510
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever, Hal Hellman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005031916.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and index
Contents
Tartaglia versus Cardano. Solving cubic equations -- Descartes versus Fermat. Analytic geometry and optics -- Newton versus Leibniz. Credit for the calculus -- Bernoulli versus Bernoulli. Sibling rivalry of the highest order -- Sylvester versus Huxley. Ivory tower or real world? -- Kronecker versus Cantor. Mathematical insanity -- Borel versus Zermelo. The "notorious axiom" -- Poincar versus Russell. The logical foundations of mathematics -- Hilbert versus Brouwer. Formalism versus intuitionism -- Absolutists/platonists versus fallibilists/constructionists. Are mathematical advances discoveries or inventions?
Control code
000028674369
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 250 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471648772
Isbn Type
(cloth : acidfree paper)
Lccn
2005031916
Label
Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever, Hal Hellman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005031916.html
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and index
Contents
Tartaglia versus Cardano. Solving cubic equations -- Descartes versus Fermat. Analytic geometry and optics -- Newton versus Leibniz. Credit for the calculus -- Bernoulli versus Bernoulli. Sibling rivalry of the highest order -- Sylvester versus Huxley. Ivory tower or real world? -- Kronecker versus Cantor. Mathematical insanity -- Borel versus Zermelo. The "notorious axiom" -- Poincar versus Russell. The logical foundations of mathematics -- Hilbert versus Brouwer. Formalism versus intuitionism -- Absolutists/platonists versus fallibilists/constructionists. Are mathematical advances discoveries or inventions?
Control code
000028674369
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 250 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471648772
Isbn Type
(cloth : acidfree paper)
Lccn
2005031916

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