Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History

Author:   David Lindsay Roberts (Prince George's Community College)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
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9781421433080


Pages:   252
Publication Date:   08 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   David Lindsay Roberts (Prince George's Community College)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781421433080


ISBN 10:   1421433087
Pages:   252
Publication Date:   08 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Roberts is to be congratulated for reminding us that the history of mathematics includes those who teach and practice useful mathematics as well as those who create abstract mathematics. --Scott Guthery MAA Reviews This charming collection of 20 unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history focuses not only on the greatest US mathematical minds... Abraham Lincoln, self-trained as a surveyor, later studied Euclid -- as demonstrated in his Gettysburg Address, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal . --Andrew Robinson Nature In Republic of Numbers, author and alum David Lindsay Roberts weaves eclectic and entertaining stories about math and mathematicians across two centuries of U.S. history... Pleasure in math links lives across more than two centuries in Roberts' elegant and eye-opening work of intellectual history. Mathematicians and math teachers will find in it an eclectic family history of their fields, with special attention to lesser-known characters, especially ones whose achievements beat the odds set against their race, sex, or background. But readers not excited by higher math will also enjoy these 20 deeply researched and gracefully narrated biographical essays. --Rosemary Hutzler Raun Johns Hopkins University HUB


This charming collection of 20 unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history focuses not only on the greatest US mathematical minds... Abraham Lincoln, self-trained as a surveyor, later studied Euclid - as demonstrated in his Gettysburg Address, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal . -- Andrew Robinson * Nature * In Republic of Numbers, author and alum David Lindsay Roberts weaves eclectic and entertaining stories about math and mathematicians across two centuries of U.S. history... Pleasure in math links lives across more than two centuries in Roberts' elegant and eye-opening work of intellectual history. Mathematicians and math teachers will find in it an eclectic family history of their fields, with special attention to lesser-known characters, especially ones whose achievements beat the odds set against their race, sex, or background. But readers not excited by higher math will also enjoy these 20 deeply researched and gracefully narrated biographical essays. -- Rosemary Hutzler Raun * Johns Hopkins University HUB * Roberts is to be congratulated for reminding us that the history of mathematics includes those who teach and practice useful mathematics as well as those who create abstract mathematics. -- Scott Guthery * MAA Reviews *


Roberts is to be congratulated for reminding us that the history of mathematics includes those who teach and practice useful mathematics as well as those who create abstract mathematics. --Scott Guthery MAA Reviews In Republic of Numbers, author and alum David Lindsay Roberts weaves eclectic and entertaining stories about math and mathematicians across two centuries of U.S. history... Pleasure in math links lives across more than two centuries in Roberts' elegant and eye-opening work of intellectual history. Mathematicians and math teachers will find in it an eclectic family history of their fields, with special attention to lesser-known characters, especially ones whose achievements beat the odds set against their race, sex, or background. But readers not excited by higher math will also enjoy these 20 deeply researched and gracefully narrated biographical essays. --Rosemary Hutzler Raun Johns Hopkins University HUB This charming collection of 20 unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history focuses not only on the greatest US mathematical minds... Abraham Lincoln, self-trained as a surveyor, later studied Euclid -- as demonstrated in his Gettysburg Address, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal . --Andrew Robinson Nature


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David Lindsay Roberts is an adjunct professor of mathematics at Prince George's Community College. He is the author of American Mathematicians as Educators, 1893-1923: Historical Roots of the Math Wars.

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