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Author Bochner, S. (Salomon), 1899-1982.

Title The role of mathematics in the rise of science / by Salomon Bochner.

Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1981.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 386 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 13, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1. From Myth to Mathematics to Knowledge -- Chapter 2. How History of Science Differs from Other History -- CHAPTER 3 Revolutions in Physics and Crises in Mathematics -- Chapter 4. Aristotle's Physics and Today's Physics -- CHAPTER 5 The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Mechanics -- Chapter 6. The Significance of Some Basic Mathematical Conceptions for Physics -- Chapter 7. The Essence of Mathematics -- CHAPTER 8 The Essence of Analysis -- Part II. Biographical Sketches -- Index.
Summary The central theme of these essays is the nature and role of mathematics, its growth and spread, and its involvement with ever-wider areas of knowledge. The author attempts to determine the decisive and creative aspects of the abstractness" of mathematics which have made it the dominant intellectual force that it is. He frequently confronts the mathematics and physics of today with the mathematics and physics of the Greeks, which, however renowned, was not yet capable of this abstractness.Originally published in 1981.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Mathematics -- History.
Science -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400852826 (electronic bk.)
140085282X (electronic bk.)