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Fauvel, John

Overview
Works: 74 works in 287 publications in 4 languages and 6,427 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: QC16.N7, 509.24
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Most widely held works by John Fauvel
Let Newton be!( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Newton's life and achievements and assesses how he came to influence posterity
The History of mathematics : a reader by John Fauvel( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide-ranging, comprehensive and fully illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between music and mathematics are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, and modern compositional techniques."--Jacket
Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century Germany( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more far-reaching than a topological toy. For some fifty years of the nineteenth century, August Mobius taught astronomy and researched in mathematics at Leipzig University. During those years, which saw the German nation move towards unification, German mathematics developed into the most powerful and influential in the world and German astronomers became the world leaders. How did this come about? In this fascinating, richly illustrated, and accessible book, leading scholars assess the contribution of Mobius and others of his time to the practice of mathematics and astronomy today. Mobius and his band has been written for all those interested in the historical development of ideas and their legacy, and thus both the general reader and specialists in particular fields will find much of interest
Darwin to Einstein : historical studies on science and belief( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciences by John Fauvel( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For 800 years mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford's mathematical tradition and the characters who helped to shape it."--Jacket
History in mathematics education by John Fauvel( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. Most of the leading specialists in the field have contributed to this ground-breaking book, whose topics include the integration of history in the classroom, its value in the training of teachers, historical support for particular subjects and for students with diverse educational requirements, the use of original texts written by great mathematicians of the past, the epistemological backgrounds to choose for history, and non-standard media and other resources, from drama to the internet. Resulting from an international study on behalf of ICMI (the International Commission of Mathematics Instruction), the book draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks, teacher education practices, and research perspectives across the world. Together with its 300-item annotated bibliography of recent work in the field in eight languages, the book provides firm foundations for future developments
Conceptions of inquiry : a reader by Stuart C Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford figures : eight centuries of the mathematical sciences by John Fauvel( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
Newtons Werk : die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Möbius und sein Band : der Aufstieg von Mathematik und Astronomie im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics through history : a resource guide by John Fauvel( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in the mathematics classroom( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of mathematics, histories of problems by Commission inter-IREM épistémologie (France)( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics in the history of mathematics by Open University( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing through mathematics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... mathematical modeling through the ages--from scratch marks on early bone, to the ingenious Babbage Engine ..."--Container
Darwin to Einstein : primary sources on science and belief( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics in the ancient world by John Fauvel( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical inquiry( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics in the Greek world by John Fauvel( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Fauvel britischer Mathematikhistoriker

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Languages
English (205)

German (6)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractalsMöbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century GermanyOxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciencesHistory in mathematics educationConceptions of inquiry : a readerMathematics through history : a resource guide