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Bos, H. J. M.

Overview
Works: 113 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 2,357 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Terminology  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Correspondent, Redactor, Recipient, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: QA21, 510.9
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Most widely held works by H. J. M Bos
From the calculus to set theory, 1630-1910 : an introductory history( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social history of nineteenth century mathematics by Herbert Mehrtens( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures in the history of mathematics by H. J. M Bos( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining geometrical exactness : Descartes' transformation of the early modern concept of construction by H. J. M Bos( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his "Géométrie" of 1637 Descartes achieved a monumental innovation of mathematical techniques by introducing what is now called analytic geometry. Yet the key question of the book was foundational rather than technical: When are geometrical objects known with such clarity and distinctness as befits the exact science of geometry? Classically, the answer was sought in procedures of geometrical construction, in particular by ruler and compass, but the introduction of new algebraic techniques made these procedures insufficient. In this detailed study, spanning essentially the period from the first printed edition of Pappus' "Collection" (1588, in Latin translation) and Descartes' death in 1650, Bos explores the current ideas about construction and geometrical exactness, noting that by the time Descartes entered the field the incursion of algebraic techniques, combined with an increasing uncertainty about the proper means of geometrical problem solving, had produced a certain impasse. He then analyses how Descartes transformed geometry by a redefinition of exactness and by a demarcation of geometry's proper subject and procedures in such a way as to incorporate the use of algebraic methods without destroying the true nature of geometry. Although mathematicians later essentially discarded Descartes' methodological convictions, his influence was profound and pervasive. Bos' insistence on the foundational aspects of the "Géométrie" provides new insights both in the genesis of Descartes' masterpiece and in its significance for the development of the conceptions of mathematical exactness
Studies on Christiaan Huygens : invited papers from the Symposium on the Life and Work of Christiaan Huygens, Amsterdam, 22-25 August 1979 by Symposium on the Life and Work of Christiaan Huygens( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two decades of mathematics in the Netherlands, 1920-1940 : a retrospection on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Wiskundig Genootschap( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton and Leibniz by Margaret E Baron( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheek Descartes by René Descartes( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassieke wetenschapsfilosofische tekst waarin de Franse wijsgeer (1596-1650) de grondlijnen van zijn filosofie uittekent, gevolgd door drie bijbehorende natuurfilosofische/wetenschappelijke essays
Mechanical instruments in the Utrecht University Museum by Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de la lumière by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calculus in the eighteenth century by H. J. M Bos( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of René Descartes 1643 by René Descartes( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differentials, higher order differentials and the derivative in the Leibnizian calculus by H. J. M Bos( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christiaan Huygens' the pendulum clock, or, Geometrical demonstrations concerning the motion of pendula as applied to clocks by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christiaan Huygens : le temps en question : 350e anniversaire de naissance : Institut néerlandais, Paris, 2 mars - 16 septembre 1979, Musée Boerhaave, Leyde, 14 avril - 16 septembre 1979 by France) Institut néerlandais (Paris( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calculus in the eighteenth century I : foundations by H. J. M Bos( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science
From summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, Adrien-Marie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."--BOOK JACKET
Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
 
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Redefining geometrical exactness : Descartes' transformation of the early modern concept of construction
Alternative Names
Bos, H. J. M.

Bos, Hendrik Jan Maarten.

Bos, Hendrik Jan Maarten 1940-

Bos, Henk.

Bos, Henk J.

Bos, Henk, J. M.

Bos, Henk J.M. 1940-

Henk Bos

Henk Bos niederlndischer Mathematikhistoriker

Henk J. M. Bos Historian of mathematics

هنک بوس

亨克JM博斯

Languages
English (99)

Dutch (6)

German (3)

French (1)

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Redefining geometrical exactness : Descartes' transformation of the early modern concept of constructionThe world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century scienceFrom summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific conceptPatterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics