The Emergence of the American Mathematical Research Community, 1876-1900: J.J. Sylvester, Felix Klein, and E.H. Moore

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American Mathematical Soc., 1994 - Mathematics - 500 pages
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This volume traces the transformation of the United States from a mathematical backwater to a major presence during the quarter-century from 1876 to 1900. Presenting a detailed study of the major figures involved in this transformation, it focuses on the three most influential individuals---the British algebraist James Joseph Sylvester, the German standard-bearer Felix Klein, and the American mathematician Eliakim Hastings Moore---and on the principal institutions with which they were associated---the Johns Hopkins University, G@ottingen University, and the University of Chicago. This book further analyses the research traditions these men and institutions represented, the impact these had on the second generation of American mathematical researchers, and the role of the American Mathematical Society in these developments. This is the first work ever written on the history of American mathematics during this period and one of the few books that examines the historical development of American mathematics from a wide perspective. By placing the development of American mathematics within the context of broader external factors affecting historical events, the authors show how the character of American research was decisively affected by the surrounding scientific, educational, and social contexts of the period. Aimed at a general mathematical audience and at historians of science, this book contains an abundance of unpublished archival material, numerous rare photographs, and an extensive bibliography.

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An Overview of American Mathematics 17761876
A New Departmental Prototype J J Sylvester and the Johns Hopkins University
Mathematics at Sylvesters Hopkins
German Mathematics and the Early Mathematical Career of Felix Klein
Americas Wanderlust Generation
Changes on the Horizon
The Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Chicago Mathematical Congress
Surveying Mathematical Landscapes The Evanston Colloquium Lectures
Meeting the Challenge The University of Chicago and the American Mathematical Research Community
Epilogue Beyond the Threshold The American Mathematical Research Community 19001933

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