
Mathematics in Victorian Britain (Hardback)
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Dispatched in 2 business days When will my order arrive?  DescriptionDuring the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject of mathematics was no exception and many of the advances made by mathematicians during the Victorian period are still familiar today; matrices, vectors, Boolean algebra, histograms, and standard deviation were just some of the innovations pioneered by these mathematicians. This book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It assembles in a single source research on the history of Victorian mathematics that would otherwise be out of the reach of the general reader. It charts the growth and institutional development of mathematics as a profession through the course of the 19th century in England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the British Empire. It then focuses on developments in specific mathematical areas, with chapters ranging from developments in pure mathematical topics (such as geometry, algebra, and logic) to Victorian work in the applied side of the subject (including statistics, calculating machines, and astronomy). Along the way, we encounter a host of mathematical scholars, some very well known (such as Charles Babbage, James Clerk Maxwell, Florence Nightingale, and Lewis Carroll), others largely forgotten, but who all contributed to the development of Victorian mathematics.
 Publisher: Oxford University Press
 Published: 01 October 2011
 Format: Hardback 480 pages
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 Categories: Philosophy Of Mathematics  History Of Mathematics
 ISBN 13: 9780199601394 ISBN 10: 0199601399
 Sales rank: 1,068,912
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 Mathematics in Victorian Britain
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 Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 480
Width: 192 mm
Height: 248 mm
Thickness: 40 mm
Weight: 1,102 g  Language
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 01 October 2011
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 Table of contents
 Foreword by Adam HartDavis ; Introduction ; 1. Cambridge: the rise and fall of the mathematical tripos ; 2. Mathematics in Victorian Oxford: a tale of three professors ; 3. Mathematics in the metropolis: a survey of Victorian London ; 4. Scotland: land of opportunity but few rewards ; 5. Taking root: Mathematics in Victorian Ireland ; 6. Wranglers in Exile: mathematics in the British Empire ; 7. A voice for mathematics: Victorian mathematical journals and societies ; 8. Victorian 'applied mathematics' ; 9. Victorian astronomy: the age of the 'Grand Amateur' ; 10. Calculating engines: machines, mathematics, and misconceptions ; 11. Vital statistics: the measurement of public health ; 12. Darwinian variation and the creation of mathematical statistics ; 13. Instruction in the calculus and differential equations in Victorian and Edwardian Britain ; 14. Geometry: the Euclid debate ; 15. Victorian algebra: the freedom to create new mathematical entities ; 16. Victorian logic: from Whately to Russell ; 17. Combinatorics: a very Victorian recreation ; 18. Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century