1830–1930: A Century of Geometry

Epistemology, History and Mathematics

  • Editors
  • Luciano Boi
  • Dominique Flament
  • Jean-Michel Salanskis
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 402)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Christian Houzel
    Pages 1-21
  3. Bernard Teissier
    Pages 55-62
  4. F. Balibar
    Pages 91-97
  5. Ruth Farwell, Christopher Knee
    Pages 98-106
  6. Gilles Gaston Granger
    Pages 178-183
  7. René Thom
    Pages 184-191
  8. Hans Freudenthal
    Pages 199-204
  9. Jean-Michel Salanskis
    Pages 250-264
  10. Gilles Cohen-Tannoudji
    Pages 265-269
  11. Tullio Regge
    Pages 270-272

About these proceedings


In the first half of the 19th century geometry changed radically, and withina century it helped to revolutionize both mathematics and physics. It also put the epistemology and the philosophy of science on a new footing. In this volume a sound overview of this development is given by leading mathematicians, physicists, philosophers, and historians of science. This interdisciplinary approach gives this collection a unique character. It can be used by scientists and students, but it also addresses a general readership.


Erkenntnistheorie Geometrie Mathematik/Geschichte Physik Wissenschaftsgeschichte calculus differential geometry epistemology geometry history of science physics quantum physics relativity special relativity theory of relativity

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55408-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47058-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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