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The Intersection of History and Mathematics, Chikara, Sasaki; Sugiura Mitsuo & Joseph W. Dauben
1 Chikara, Sasaki; Sugiura Mitsuo & Joseph W. Dauben The Intersection of History and Mathematics
Basel, SW Birkhäuser Basel 2003 3764350296 / 9783764350291 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Small initials on title page, light bump top fore edge ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, text unmarked. ; Science Networks. Historical Studies, Vol 15; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 257 pages; Taking seminal mathematical concepts and theories as their starting point, the contributors to this volume define myriad forms of interaction between mathematical research and historiographical problems. In the process, they pose such important questions as "Can an independent historian of mathematics make fruitful contributions to the development of mathematics?" and "Where did twentieth-century mathematics go wrong?" This collection of papers evolved from a History of Mathematics Symposium organized in Tokyo in conjuctions with the International Congress of Mathematics held in Kyoto, Japan. The venue gave excellent cause to develop yet a further line of study rarely given its due in such anthologies: the mathematical traditions in the East. On this subject, papers discuss how to intermingling of cultures contributed to the introduction of Indian mathematics to the Islamic world, and Western mathematics to Japan. 
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