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Mathematics in Berlin

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Mathematics in Berlin, 1810–1933

    • David E. Rowe
    Pages 9-26
  3. Augustus Leopold Crelle, 1780–1855

    • Jean-Pierre Friedelmeyer
    Pages 27-32
  4. Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet

    • Helmut Koch
    Pages 33-39
  5. Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

    • Herbert Pieper
    Pages 41-48
  6. Jacob Steiner and Synthetic Geometry

    • Heinrich Begehr, Hanfried Lenz
    Pages 49-54
  7. Gotthold Eisenstein

    • Norbert Schappacher
    Pages 55-60
  8. Kummer and Kronecker

    • Harold M. Edwards
    Pages 61-69
  9. Erhard Schmidt, John von Neumann

    • Hellmut Baumgärtel
    Pages 97-104
  10. Constantin Carathéodory (1873–1950)

    • Heinrich Begehr
    Pages 105-109
  11. Richard von Mises

    • Hans Föllmer, Uwe Küchler
    Pages 111-116
  12. Einstein in Berlin

    • David E. Rowe
    Pages 117-125
  13. The University of Berlin from Reopening until 1953

    • Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
    Pages 137-141
  14. Helmut Hasse, Hermann Ludwig Schmid and their students in Berlin

    • Wolfram Jehne, Erich Lamprecht
    Pages 143-149
  15. Freie Universität Berlin

    • Heinrich Begehr
    Pages 151-160

About this book

This little book is conceived as a service to mathematicians attending the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. It presents a comprehensive, condensed overview of mathematical activity in Berlin, from Leibniz almost to the present day (without, however, including biographies of living mathematicians). Since many towering figures in mathematical history worked in Berlin, most of the chapters of this book are concise biographies. These are held together by a few survey articles presenting the overall development of entire periods of scientific life at Berlin. Overlaps between various chapters and differences in style between the chap­ ters were inevitable, but sometimes this provided opportunities to show different aspects of a single historical event - for instance, the Kronecker-Weierstrass con­ troversy. The book aims at readability rather than scholarly completeness. There are no footnotes, only references to the individual bibliographies of each chapter. Still, we do hope that the texts brought together here, and written by the various authors for this volume, constitute a solid introduction to the history of Berlin mathematics.

Keywords

  • Algebra
  • Geschichte der Mathematik
  • History of Mathematics
  • Stochastics
  • calculus
  • geometry
  • mathematics

Reviews

"Much more than a souvenir booklet; experts provide not only very readable thumbnail sketches of a wide range of topics, but also bibliographies which make this a substantial introduction to further literature."

--Mathematical Reviews

Editors and Affiliations

  • Fachbereich Mathematik u. Informatik Mathematisches Institut (WE 1), Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Heinrich Begehr

  • Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Helmut Koch, Jürg Kramer

  • U.F.R. de mathématique et d’informatique, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg Cedex, France

    Norbert Schappacher

  • Fachbereich Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Ernst-Jochen Thiele

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mathematics in Berlin

  • Editors: Heinrich Begehr, Helmut Koch, Jürg Kramer, Norbert Schappacher, Ernst-Jochen Thiele

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8787-8

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Basel AG 1998

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-7643-5943-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-0348-8787-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 216

  • Number of Illustrations: 51 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

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eBook USD 44.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-0348-8787-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)