A Century of Mathematics in America
by Peter Duren, Richard A. Askey
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 1988
In the 100 years since the founding of the AMS, the American mathematical community has grown from a small group heavily dependent on European mathematicians to a large and influential group that in many areas sets the standard for the rest of the world. By the 1930s, there was a flourishing mathematical community to welcome the influx of mathematicians fleeing Europe. This volume, the first in the History of Mathematics series, brings together a variety of perspectives on the political, social, and mathematical forces that have shaped the American mathematical community in the past century.
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by G. Donald Allen - Texas A&M University
Exploring the concepts, ideas, and results of mathematics is a fascinating topic. In this course you will see firsthand many of the results that have made what mathematics is today and meet the mathematicians that created them.
by E.T. Bell - Archive.org
Nature Professor E. T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary ... he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.
by W. W. Rouse Ball - Dover Publications
This is the classic resource on the history of mathematics providing a deeper understanding of the subject and how it has impacted our culture. From the early Greek influences to the middle ages and the renaissance to the end of the 19th-century.
by Steven G. Krantz - Mathematical Association of America
A series of snapshots of the history of mathematics from ancient times to the twentieth century. The intent is to give the reader a sense of mathematical culture and history. The book abounds with stories, and personalities play a strong role.