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Grattan-Guinness, I.

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Works: 107 works in 338 publications in 3 languages and 8,507 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: QA21, 510.9
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The Norton history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with the Babylonian and Egyptian mathematicians of antiquity, The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences charts the growth of mathematics, through its refinement by ancient Greeks and medieval Arabs, to its systematic development by Europeans from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The traditions of the Far East are also examined. The book describes the evolution of all the major aspects of the discipline: arithmetic and geometry; trigonometry and algebra; the interplay between mathematics, physics, and mathematical astronomy; and "new" branches such as probability, statistics, and mathematical economics
The search for mathematical roots, 1870-1940 logics, set theories and the foundations of mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Gödel by I Grattan-Guinness ( )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While many books have been written about Bertrand Russell's philosophy and some on his logic, I. Grattan-Guinness has written the first comprehensive history of the mathematical background, content, and impact of the mathematical logic and philosophy of mathematics that Russell developed with A.N. Whitehead in their Principia mathematica (1910-1913). This definitive history of a critical period in mathematics includes detailed accounts of the two principal influences upon Russell around 1900: the set theory of Cantor and the mathematical logic of Peano and his followers. Substantial surveys ar
Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of the foundations of mathematical analysis from Euler to Riemann by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dear Russell, dear Jourdain : a commentary on Russell's logic, based on his correspondence with Philip Jourdain by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Fourier, 1768-1830; a survey of his life and work, based on a critical edition of his monograph on the propagation of heat, presented to the Institut de France in 1807 by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
9 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the calculus to set theory, 1630-1910 : an introductory history ( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter, he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution
Landmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940 by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains around 80 articles on major writings in mathematics published between 1640 and 1940. All aspects of mathematics are covered: pure and applied, probability and statistics, foundations and philosophy. Sometimes two writings from the same period and the same subject are taken together. The biography of the author(s) is recorded, and the circumstances of the preparation of the writing are given. When the writing is of some lengths an analytical table of its contents is supplied. The contents of the writing is reviewed, and its impact described, at least for the immediate decades. Each article ends with a bibliography of primary and secondary items. First book of its kind Covers the period 1640-1940 of massive development in mathematics Describes many of the main writings of mathematics Articles written by specialists in their field
Routes of learning : highways, pathways, and byways in the history of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays ponder the intellectual underpinnings of the field, examine the major topics in the history of mathematics, and recount the bizarre history of pseudomath. The author explores how people understand mathematics, the routes of learning they take as they make important discoveries and study mathematical concepts and theories.--[book cover]
George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by George Boole ( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole (1815-1864) is well known to mathematicians for his research and textbooks on the calculus, but his name has spread world-wide for his innovations in symbolic logic and the development and applications made since his day. The utility of "Boolean algebra" in computing has greatly increased curiosity in the nature and extent of his achievements. His work is most accessible in his two books on logic, "A mathematical analysis of logic" (1947) and "An investigation of the laws of thought" (1954). But at various times he wrote manuscript essays, especially after the publication of the second book; several were intended for a non-technical work, "The Philosophy of logic", which he was not able to complete. This volume contains an edited selection which not only relates them to Boole's publications and the historical context of his time, but also describes their strange history of family, followers and scholars have treid to confect an edition. The book will appeal to logicians, mathematicians and philosophers, and those interested in the histories of the corresponding subjects; and also students of the early Victorian Britain in which they were written
Convolution in French mathematics, 1800-1840 : from the calculus and mechanics to mathematical analysis and mathematical physics by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fontana history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betr. S. 234-301: "The calculus and its consequences, 1660-1750", mit Bezügen zu den Bernoulli und zu Leonhard Euler
The rainbow of mathematics : a history of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychical research : a guide to its history, principles, and practices : in celebration of 100 years of the Society for Psychical Research by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain) ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the mathematical sciences by International Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers presented at the International Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences, held at New Delhi during 20-23 December 2001
History and philosophy of logic by I. Ed Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences by I Grattan-Guinness ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Companion Encyclopedia examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyses the variety of theories, proofs, and techniques, as well as practical applications, of pure, applied and statistical mathematics. It demonstrates the importance of the subject today, treating its historical interactions with the related disciplines of physics, astronomy, engineering, philosophy and the social sciences. It also covers the history of higher education in mathematics and the growth of institutions and organizations connected with the development of the subject
History in mathematics education : proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Toronto, Canada, July-August 1983 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected essays on the history of set theory and logics (1906-1918) by Philip E. B Jourdain ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Grattan-Guinness, I.
Grattan-Guinness, I. 1941-
Grattan-Guinness, Ivor
Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, 1941-
Guinness, I. Grattan- 1941-
Guinness, I. Grattan- (Ivor Grattan-)
Guinness, Ivor G.- 1941-
Guinness, Ivor Grattan-.
Guinness, Ivor Grattan-, 1941-
グラッタン=ギネス, I
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English (200)
German (2)
French (1)
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