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Oxford University Press
05 July 2001
'Will be a valuable source book for analysts interested in the history of the main ideas of analysis, as well as for others wanting to know about developments in other fields.' -EMS 'This is a superb history of 20th century mathematical analysis.' -Zentralblatt MathematikThis book studies the 20th century evolution of essential ideas in mathematical analysis, a field that since the times of Newton and Leibnitz has been one of the most important and prestigious in mathematics. Each chapter features a comprehensive first part on developments during the period 1900-1950, and then provides outlooks on representative achievements during the later part of the century. The book will be an interesting and useful reference for graduate students and lecturers in mathematics, professional mathematicians and historians of science, as well as the interested layperson.
By:   Jean-Paul Pier (Department of Mathematics Luxembourg University Centre)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   782g
ISBN:   9780198503941
ISBN 10:   0198503946
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   05 July 2001
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Jean-Paul Pier, Department of Mathematics, Luxembourg University Centre.

Reviews for Mathematical Analysis during the 20th Century

`What this book is full of, on almost every page, are quotations. They are well chosen, trenchant, and presented in their original language and an English translation. The effect is to eavesdrop on a long, continuing conversation, the conversation that is the life of mathematics as discussed by leading mathematicians. Here they are caught saying interesting, insightful, provocative things. They are by no means confined to definitions and statements of theorems, they are allowed to tell you why they think something is important, charming, useful, how it was found, who is responsible.' Jeremy Gray


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