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Gray, Jeremy 1947-

Works: 65 works in 306 publications in 5 languages and 11,760 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Host, Contributor
Classifications: QA21, 510.9034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeremy Gray
Plato's ghost the modernist transformation of mathematics by Jeremy Gray( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's Ghost examines the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. --from publisher description
Worlds out of nothing : a course in the history of geometry in the 19th century by Jeremy Gray( )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Worlds Out of Nothing is the first book to provide a course on the history of geometry in the 19th century. Based on the latest historical research, the book is aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics but will also appeal to the reader with a general interest in the history of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical significance of the new mathematics: Why was it done? How - if at all - was it appreciated? What new questions did it generate?"--BOOK JACKET
The architecture of modern mathematics essays in history and philosophy by José Ferreirós Domínguez( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and the history of science, this edited volume, authored by leading scholars, highlights foremost developments in both the philosophy and history of modern mathematics. - ;This edited volume, aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and history of science, highlights leading developments in the overlapping areas of philosophy and the history of modern mathematics. It is a coherent, wide ranging account of how a number of topics in the philosophy of mathematics must be reconsidered in the light of the lat
Linear differential equations and group theory from Riemann to Poincaré by Jeremy Gray( Book )
40 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a study of how a particular vision of the unity of mathematics, often called geometric function theory, was created in the 19th century. The central focus is on the convergence of three mathematical topics: the hypergeometric and related linear differential equations, group theory, and non-Euclidean geometry."--Jacket
The History of mathematics : a reader by John Fauvel( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ideas of space : Euclidean, non-Euclidean, and relativistic by Jeremy Gray( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hilbert challenge by Jeremy Gray( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few problems in mathematics have had the status of those posed by David Hilbert in 1900. Mathematicians have made their reputations by solving some of them like Fermat's last theorem, but several remain unsolved including the Riemann Hypotheses, which has eluded all the great minds of this century. A hundred years later, this book takes a fresh look at the problems, the man who set them, and the reasons for their lasting impact on the mathematics of the twentieth century. In this book, the authors consider what makes this the pre-eminent collection of problems in mathematics, what they tell us about what drives mathematicians, and the nature of reputation, influence and power in the world of modern mathematics
Geometry by D. A Brannan( Book )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a textbook that demonstrates the excitement and beauty of geometry. The approach is that of Klein in his Erlangen programme: a geometry is a space together with a set of transformations of that space. The authors explore various geometries: affine, projective, inversive, non-Euclidean and spherical. In each case the key results are explained carefully, and the relationships between the geometries are discussed."--BOOK JACKET. "This richly illustrated and clearly written text includes full solutions to over 200 problems, and is suitable both for undergraduate courses on geometry and as a resource for self study."--Jacket
Henri Poincaré : a scientific biography by Jeremy Gray( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was not just one of the most inventive, versatile, and productive mathematicians of all time--he was also a leading physicist who almost won a Nobel Prize for physics and a prominent philosopher of science whose fresh and surprising essays are still in print a century later. The first in-depth and comprehensive look at his many accomplishments, Henri Poincaré explores all the fields that Poincaré touched, the debates sparked by his original investigations, and how his discoveries still contribute to society today. Math historian Jeremy Gray shows that Poincaré's influence was wide-ranging and permanent. His novel interpretation of non-Euclidean geometry challenged contemporary ideas about space, stirred heated discussion, and led to flourishing research. His work in topology began the modern study of the subject, recently highlighted by the successful resolution of the famous Poincaré conjecture. And Poincaré's reformulation of celestial mechanics and discovery of chaotic motion started the modern theory of dynamical systems. In physics, his insights on the Lorentz group preceded Einstein's, and he was the first to indicate that space and time might be fundamentally atomic. Poincaré the public intellectual did not shy away from scientific controversy, and he defended mathematics against the attacks of logicians such as Bertrand Russell, opposed the views of Catholic apologists, and served as an expert witness in probability for the notorious Dreyfus case that polarized France. Richly informed by letters and documents, Henri Poincaré demonstrates how one man's work revolutionized math, science, and the greater world"--
János Bolyai, non-Euclidean geometry, and the nature of space by Jeremy Gray( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this short book, Jeremy Gray explains Bolyai's ideas and the historical context in which they emerged, were debated, and were eventually recognized as a central achievement in the Western intellectual tradition
Carl Friedrich Gauss : titan of science by G. Waldo Dunnington( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematician. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss." "Long out-of-print and almost impossible to find on the used book market, this valuable piece of scholarship is being reissued in an augmented form with introductory remarks, an expanded and updated bibliography, and a commentary on Gauss's mathematical diary, by the eminent British mathematical historian, Jeremy Gray. Also included are personal reminiscences about Dunnington himself, by Fritz-Egbert Dohse, who not only knew Dunnington but also had an interesting connection to Gauss: his great-grandfather, Christian Heinrich Hesemann, was the sculptor whose bust of Gauss is widely known and is pictured in the book."--BOOK JACKET
Mathematical conversations : selections from the mathematical intelligencer by Robin Wilson( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains approximately fifty articles that were published in "The Mathematical Intelligencer" during its first eighteen years. The selection exhibits the wide variety of attractive articles that have appeared over the years, ranging from general interest articles of a historical nature to lucid expositions of important current discoveries. The articles are introduced by the editors
Hidden harmony-- geometric fantasies the rise of complex function theory by U Bottazzini( )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents an historical account of the work and ideas of Cauchy, Riemann, and Weierstrass in complex function theory. It analyzes the history of elliptic function theory and its implications for the development of complex function theory, and examines the interaction of complex function theory with other fields, including number theory, mechanics, and differential equations
The geometrical work of Girard Desargues by Gérard Desargues( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Non-Euclidean geometry in the theory of automorphic functions by Jacques Hadamard( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the English translation of a volume originally published only in Russian and now out of print. The book was written by Jacques Hadamard on the work of Poincare."--BOOK JACKET. "Poincare's creation of a theory of automorphic functions in the early 1880s was one of the most significant mathematical achievements of the nineteenth century. It directly inspired the uniformization theorem, led to a class of functions adequate to solve all linear ordinary differential equations, and focused attention on a large new class of discrete groups. It was the first significant application of non-Euclidean geometry."--Jacket
Episodes in the history of modern algebra (1800-1950) ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra, as a subdiscipline of mathematics, arguably has a history going back some 4000 years to ancient Mesopotamia. The history, however, of what is recognized today as high school algebra is much shorter, extending back to the sixteenth century, while the history of what practicing mathematicians call "modern algebra" is even shorter still. The present volume provides a glimpse into the complicated and often convoluted history of this latter conception of algebra by juxtaposing twelve episodes in the evolution of modern algebra from the early nineteenth-century work of Charles Babbage on functional equations to Alexandre Grothendieck's mid-twentieth-century metaphor of a "rising sea" in his categorical approach to algebraic geometry. In addition to considering the technical development of various aspects of algebraic thought, the historians of modern algebra whose work is united in this volume explore such themes as the changing aims and organization of the subject as well as the often complex lines of mathematical communication within and across national boundaries. Among the specific algebraic ideas considered are the concept of divisibility and the introduction of non-commutative algebras into the study of number theory and the emergence of algebraic geometry in the twentieth century. The resulting volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of modern mathematics in general and modern algebra in particular. It will be of particular interest to mathematicians and historians of mathematics. Co-published with the London Mathematical Society beginning with Volume 4. Members of the LMS may order directly from the AMS at the AMS member price. The LMS is registered with the Charity Commissioners
The symbolic universe : geometry and physics 1890-1930 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Europe mathématique : histoires, mythes, identités = Mathematical Europe : history, myth, identity ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le défi de Hilbert : un siècle de mathématiques by Jeremy Gray( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trois suppléments sur la découverte des fonctions fuchsiennes by Henri Poincaré( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in French and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Gray, J.
Gray, J. J.
Gray, J. J. 1947-
Gray, J. J. (Jeremy J.), 1947-
Gray, Jeremy
Gray, Jeremy 1947-
Gray, Jeremy J.
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グレイ, J. J
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