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The Emergence of the American Mathematical Research Community, 1876-1900: J. J. Sylvester, Felix Klein, and E. H. Moore
1: An overview of American mathematics: 1776--1876. 2: A new departmental prototype: J. J. Sylvester and the Johns Hopkins University. 3: Mathematics at Sylvester's Hopkins. 4: German mathematics andExpand
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The American Mathematical Monthly (1894-1919): A New Journal in the Service of Mathematics and Its Educators
In 1894, Benjamin Finkel, former secondary school mathematics teacher and then Professor of Mathematics at Drury College in Kidder, Missouri, began the publication of The American Mathematical Monthly to fill what he saw as the need to stimulate and encourage mathematics teachers in both the high schools and normal schools. Expand
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Perspectives on American mathematics
A research-level community of mathematicians developed in the United States in the closing quarter of the nineteenth century. Since that time, American mathematicians have regularly paused to assessExpand
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Toward a History of Nineteenth-Century Invariant Theory
Publisher Summary Before Gauss considered binary forms in his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae , Joseph-Louis Lagrange had encountered and dealt with the problem of transformation of homogeneousExpand
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Episodes in the history of modern algebra (1800-1950)
Acknowledgments by J. J. Gray and K. H. Parshall Introduction by J. J. Gray and K. H. Parshall Babbage and French Ideologie: Functional equations, language, and the analytical method by E. L. OrtizExpand
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Mathematics in National Contexts (1875–1900): An International Overview
Within the international mathematical community, the last three decades have witnessed a striking number of centennial celebrations. To name just a few, the London Mathematical Society (LMS) enteredExpand
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Eliakim Hastings Moore and the founding of a mathematical community in America, 1892–1902
Summary In 1892, Eliakim Hastings Moore accepted the task of building a mathematics department at the University of Chicago. Working in close conjuction with the other original department members,Expand
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Varieties as incipient species: Darwin's numerical analysis
Charles Darwin claimed but little aptitude for mathematics. In his autobiography he lamented: "I attempted mathematics, and even went during the summer of 1828 with a private tutor (a very dull man)Expand
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