The Foundations of Mathematics 1800-1900

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The Foundations of Mathematics 1800-1900

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Book Title

The Foundations of Mathematics 1800-1900

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During the 16th and 17th centuries, mathematicians developed a wealth of new ideas but had not carefully employed accurate definitions, proofs, or procedures to document and implement them. However, in the early 19th century, mathematicians began to recognize the need to precisely define their terms, to logically prove even obvious principles, and to use rigorous methods of manipulation. The Foundations of Mathematics presents the lives and accomplishments of 10 mathematicians who contributed to one or more of the four major initiatives that characterized the rapid growth of mathematics during the 19th century: the introduction of rigor, the investigation of the structure of mathematical systems, the development of new branches of mathematics, and the spread of mathematical activity throughout Europe. This new volume communicates the importance and impact of the work of the pioneers who redefined this area of study. Each chapter contains information on the person's research, discoveries, and contributions to the field and concludes with a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

ISBN

0816054258

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Facts on File

City

New York

Keywords

mathematicians, mathematics history

Disciplines

History | Mathematics

The Foundations of Mathematics 1800-1900

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