History of Mathematics 1989; 585 pp; softcover Volume: 2 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted with corrections 1990; third printing 1992 ISBN10: 0821801309 ISBN13: 9780821801307 List Price: US$106 Member Price: US$84.80 Order Code: HMATH/2
This item is also sold as part of the following set: HMATHSET  The first section of the book deals with some of the influential mathematics departments in the United States. Functioning as centers of research and training, these departments played a major role in shaping the mathematical life in this country. The second section deals with an extraordinary conference held at Princeton in 1946 to commemorate the university's bicentennial. The influence of women in American mathematics, the burgeoning of differential geometry in the last 50 years, and discussions of the work of von Karman and Weiner are among other topics covered. To download free chapters of this book, click here. Table of Contents  Mathematics at American Universities
 Harvard
 G. Birkhoff  Mathematics at Harvard, 18361944
 G. D. Birkhoff  The scientific work of Maxime Bôcher [Reprint]
 J. L. Walsh  William Fogg Osgood [Reprint]
 Yale
 H. Dorwart  Mathematics and Yale in the nineteen twenties
 M. J. Klein  The scientific style of Josiah Willard Gibbs [Reprint]
 P. W. Smith  The department of mathematics [Reprint]
 Chicago
 S. MacLane  Mathematics at the University of Chicago: A brief history
 K. H. Parshall  Eliakim Hastings Moore and the founding of a mathematical community in America, 18921902 [Reprint]
 W. L. Duren, Jr.  Graduate student at Chicago in the '20s [Reprint]
 M. H. Stone  Reminiscences of mathematics at Chicago [Reprint]
 F. E. Browder  The Stone age of mathematics on the Midway [Reprint]
 Princeton
 W. Aspray  The emergence of Princeton as a world center for mathematical research, 18961939 [Reprint]
 S. MacLane  Topology and logic at Princeton
 G.C. Rota  Fine Hall in its golden age: Remembrances of Princeton in the early fifties
 Stanford
 H. Royden  A history of mathematics at Stanford
 P. C. Rosenbloom  Studying under Pólya and Szegôat Stanford [Reprint]
 Berkeley
 R. E. Rider  An opportune time: Griffith C. Evans and mathematics at Berkeley
 NYU
 C. S. Morawetz  The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 Princeton University Bicentennial Conference
 Proceedings of conference on "Problems of Mathematics," Princeton University, 1946 [Reprint]
 Commentary:
 J. Tate and B. Gross  Algebra
 H. Clemens  Algebraic geometry
 R. Osserman  Differential geometry
 Y. N. Moschovakis  Mathematical logic
 W. Browder  Topology
 J. L. Doob  Mathematical probability
 E. M. Stein  Analysis
 K. Uhlenbeck  Analysis in the large
 Historical Surveys
 R. G. D. Richardson  The Ph.D. degree and mathematical research [Reprint]
 J. Green and J. LaDuke  Women in American mathematics: A century of contributions
 W. L. Duren, Jr.  Mathematics in American society
 L. W. Cohen  Recollections of a mathematical innocent in Washington
 P. Lax  The flowering of applied mathematics in America
 J. L. Greenberg and J. R. Goodstein  Theodore von Kármán and applied mathematics in America [Reprint]
 B. McMillan  Norbert Weiner and chaos
 O. Taussky  Some noncommutativity methods in algebraic number theory
 R. Osserman  The geometry renaissance in America: 19381988
 R. Bott  The topological constraints on analysis
 S. L. Kleiman  The development of intersection homology theory
