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Halsted, George Bruce 1853-1922

Overview
Works: 137 works in 405 publications in 3 languages and 4,099 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Dictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QA685, 501
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Most widely held works by George Bruce Halsted
Geometrical researches on the theory of parallels by N. I Lobachevskiĭ( Book )

29 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of science : science and hypothesis, the value of science, science and method by Henri Poincaré( Book )

21 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the Académie française, Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) was one of the greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His discovery of chaotic motion laid the foundations of modern chaos theory, and he was acknowledged by Einstein as a key contributor in the field of special relativity. He earned his enduring reputation as a philosopher of mathematics and science with this elegantly written work, which was first published in French as three separate essays: Science and Hypothesis (1902), The Value of Science (1905), and Science and Method (1908). Poincaré asserts that much scientific work is a matter of convention, and that intuition and prediction play key roles. George Halsted's authorised 1913 English translation retains Poincaré's lucid prose style, presenting complex ideas for both professional scientists and those readers interested in the history of mathematics and the philosophy of science
Girolamo Saccheri's Euclides vindicatus by Girolamo Saccheri( Book )

24 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclid vindicated from every blemish by Girolamo Saccheri( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first complete English language edition of Euclides vindicatus presents a corrected and revised edition of the classical English translation of Saccheri's text by G.B. Halsted. It is complemented with a historical introduction on the geometrical environment of the time and a detailed commentary that helps to understand the aims and subtleties of the work. Euclides vindicatus, written by the Jesuit mathematician Gerolamo Saccheri, was published in Milan in 1733. In it, Saccheri attempted to reform elementary geometry in two important directions: a demonstration of the famous Parallel Postulate, and the theory of proportions. Both topics were of pivotal importance in the mathematics of the time. In particular, the Parallel Postulate had escaped demonstration since the first attempts at it in the Classical Age, and several books on the topic were published in the Early Modern Age. At the same time, the theory of proportion was the most important mathematical tool of the Galilean School in its pursuit of the mathematization of nature. Saccheri's attempt to prove the Parallel Postulate is today considered the most important breakthrough in geometry in the 18th century, as he was able to develop for hundreds of pages and dozens of theorems a system in geometry that denied the truth of the postulate (in the attempt to find a contradiction). This can be regarded as the first system of non-Euclidean geometry. Its later developments by Lambert, Bolyai, Lobachevsky and Gauss eventually opened the way to contemporary geometry. Occupying a unique position in the literature of mathematical history, Euclid Vindicated from Every Blemish will be of high interest to historians of mathematics as well as historians of philosophy interested in the development of non-Euclidean geometries
The science absolute of space by János Bolyai( Book )

24 editions published between 1891 and 1992 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational geometry ; a text-book for the science of space by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

14 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthetic projective geometry by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

12 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the foundation and technic of arithmetic by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of geometry by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

23 editions published between 1855 and 1903 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher mathematics : a textbook for classical and engineering colleges by Mansfield Merriman( )

10 editions published between 1896 and 1902 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metrical geometry. An elementary treatise on mensuration by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

17 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of science by Henri Poincaré( Book )

7 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologie / Physik / Mathematik
Elementary synthetic geometry by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

13 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational geometry; a text-book for the science of space; based on Hilbert's foundations by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

9 editions published between 1904 and 1907 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-Euclidean geometry; a critical and historical study of its development by Roberto Bonola( Book )

7 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorized English translation with additional appendices by H.S. Carslaw. With an introd. by Federigo Enriques. With a suppl. containing the George Bruce Halsted translations of The science of absolute space, by John Bolyai [and] The theory of parallels, by Nicholas Lobachevski
Géométrie rationnelle : traité élémentaire de la science de l'espace by George Bruce Halsted( Book )

15 editions published between 1907 and 1911 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolái Ivánovich Lobachévsky; address pronounced at the commemorative meeting of the Imperial University of Kasán, October 22, 1893 by A Vasilʹev( Book )

3 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of science by Henri Poincaré( )

3 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu chan shu le ke xue de ding li, bing pang zheng bo yin de jie xi le ke xue wei he wu, ke xue zai ren lei she hui zhong de jia zhi, ji dui dang shi wu li xue wei ji de kan fa
The unverifiable hypotheses of science by George Bruce Halsted( )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of mathematical physics by Henri Poincaré( Book )

6 editions published between 1905 and 1956 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Girolamo Saccheri's Euclides vindicatus
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Alternative Names
G. B. Halsted Amerikaans wiskundige (1853-1922)

G. B. Halsted amerikansk matematikar

G. B. Halsted amerikansk matematiker

G. B. Halsted matemático estadounidense

G. B. Halsted matematico statunitense

G. B. Halsted mathématicien américain

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George Bruce Halsted

George Bruce Halsted Amerikaans wiskundige (1853-1922)

George Bruce Halsted matemàtic estatunidenc

George Bruce Halsted US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Halsted, G. B.

Halsted, George B.

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Languages
English (239)

French (12)

Latin (1)