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Scriba, Christoph J.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 355 publications in 3 languages and 2,842 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA21, 510.9
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Most widely held works by Christoph J Scriba
Writing the history of mathematics : its historical development( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5000 years of geometry : mathematics in history and culture by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in German and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume provides a fascinating overview of geometrical ideas and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and artistic concepts of the 20th century. It is the English translation of the 3rd edition of the well-received German book 5000 Jahre Geometrie, in which geometry is presented as a chain of developments in cultural history and their interaction with architecture, the visual arts, philosophy, science, and engineering. Geometry originated in the ancient cultures along the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first Golden Age in Ancient Greece. Inspired by the Greek mathematics, a new germ of geometry blossomed in the Islamic civilizations. Through the Oriental influence on Spain, this knowledge later spread to Western Europe. Here, as part of the medieval Quadrivium, the understanding of geometry was deepened, leading to a revival during the Renaissance. Together with parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the ancient American cultures, the European approaches formed the ideas and branches of geometry we know in the modern age: coordinate methods, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry in the 17th an 18th centuries, axiom systems, geometry as a theory with multiple structures, and geometry in computer sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each chapter of the book starts with a table of key historical and cultural dates and ends with a summary of essential contents of geometry in the respective era. Compelling examples invite the reader to further explore the problems of geometry in ancient and modern times. The book will appeal to mathematicians interested in Geometry, and to all readers with an interest in cultural history. From letters to the authors for the German language edition I hope it gets a translation, as there is no comparable work. Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University London) "Five Thousand Years of Geometry"--I think it is the most handsome book I have ever seen from Springer, and the inclusion of so many color plates really improves its appearance dramatically! Prof. J.W. Dauben (City University of New York) An excellent book in every respect. The authors have successfully combined the history of geometry with the general development of culture and history. The graphic design is also excellent. Prof. Z. N©Łdenik (Czech Technical University in Prague)
The Concept of number. A chapter in the history of mathematics, with applications of interest to teachers by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studien zur Mathematik des John Wallis (1616-1703): Winkelteilungen, Kombinationslehre und zahlentheoretische Probleme by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

19 editions published in 1966 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Wallis by John Wallis( Book )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2: This is the second in a six volume compendium on the correspondences of John Wallis (1616-1703). Wallis was Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford from 1649 until his death, and was a founding member of the Royal Society and a central figure in the scientific and intellectual history of England
Exakte Wissenschaften im Wandel : vier Vorträge zur Chemie, Physik und Mathematik in der Neuzeit by Hans Schimank( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frauen in den exakten Naturwissenschaften : Festkolloquium zum 100. Geburtstag von Frau Dr. Margarethe Schimank (1890-1983)( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report by Congrès international d'histoire des sciences( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disciplinae novae, zur Entstehung neuer Denk- u. Arbeitsrichtungen in der Naturwissenschaft : Festschr. zum 90. Geburtstag von Hans Schimank by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera mathematica by John Wallis( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in Latin and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopoldina-Symposion Die Elite der Nation im Dritten Reich : das Verhältnis von Akademien und ihrem wissenschaftlichen Umfeld zum Nationalsozialismus : vom 9. bis 11. Juni 1994 in Schweinfurt by Schweinfurt> Symposion Die Elite der Nation im Dritten Reich - das Verhältnis von Akademien und Ihrem Wissenschaftlichen Umfeld zum Nationalsozialismus. <1994( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Schimank, eine Bibliographie seiner Veröffentlichungen by Pia Köppel( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gregorys frühe Schriften zur Infinitesimalrechnung by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

7 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte Schriften by Joseph Ehrenfried Hofmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Geschichte der Bestimmung rationaler Punkte auf elliptischen Kurven : das Problem von Behā-Eddīn ʻAmūlī : vorgelegt in der Sitzung am 2. Dezember 1983 by Christoph J Scriba( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Wallis by John Wallis( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second in a six volume compendium on the correspondences of John Wallis (1616-1703). Wallis was Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford from 1649 until his death, and was a founding member of the Royal Society and a central figure in the scientific and intellectual history of England
The correspondence of John Wallis by John Wallis( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in a six volume compendium on the correspondences of John Wallis (1616-1703). Wallis was Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford from 1649 until his death, and was a founding member of the Royal Society and a central figure in the scientific and intellectual history of England
The correspondence of John Wallis by John Wallis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing many previously unpublished letters, this third volume of a six volume collection of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), documents an important period in the history of the Royal Society and the University of Oxford. By providing access to these letters, this painstakingly crafted edition will enable readers to gain a deeper and richer awareness of the intellectual culture on which the growth of scientific knowledge in early modern Europe was based. Wallis was Savilian Professor of Geometry of Oxford from 1649 until his death, and was a founding member of the Royal Society and a central figure in the scientific and intellectual history of England. In the period covered Wallis is engaged in scientific debates on techniques for determining areas contained by curves (quadratures) and figures (cubatures), as well as on the theory of motion and the nature of the tides. He also continues to attack the mathematical undertakings of Thomas Hobbesand to respond to attacks which the philosopher in turn levels against him. We also find evidence for the consolidation of mathematics as an academic discipline in the University of Oxford just fifty years after the establishment of the first mathematical lecturerships. Wallis is called upon more thanonce to deliver ceremonial lectures on mathematical topics to foreign dignitaries visiting the University. At the same time the volume allows us to witness the beginnings of a remarkable development in mathematical publishing. Many of Wallis's letters to Henry Oldenburg, secretary of the Royal Society, on a variety of topics in the mathematical and physical sciences, are transformed into articles and published in Oldenburg's journal, the Philosophical Transactions. Part of the reason for this development also becomes clear in the letters: the long and costly process of publishing mathematical bookssuch as Wallis's three part Mechanica: sive de motu. This volume not only signals the modernization of mathematics in the second half of the seventeenth century but we also see two new figures emerge for the first time, whose careers are in different ways closely associated with Wallis: Isaac Newtonand Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
The correspondence of John Wallis by John Wallis( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work is the latest volume of a critically acclaimed edition of the complete correspondence of the Oxford mathematician John Wallis. Containing over eighty previously unpublished letters, the book takes the reader through key scientific debates of the early 1670s on topics such as the method of tangents and the theory of tides
Correspondence of John Wallis (1668-1671) by John Wallis( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Writing the history of mathematics : its historical development
Alternative Names
Christoph Scriba Duits wiskundige

Christoph Scriba Mathematician

Scriba, C. J.

Scriba, C.J. 1929-2013

Scriba, Christoph J.

Scriba, Christoph Joachim 1929-

Scriba, Christoph Joachim 1929-2013

کریستوف اسکریبا ریاضی‌دان آلمانی

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English (113)

German (100)

Latin (8)

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