A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge
by Walter William Rouse Ball (9781108002073)

A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge
 
Walter William Rouse Ball
Release Date: 20 July 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 288
Categories: History
Mathematical Physics
ISBN: 9781108002073
ISBN-10: 1108002072



For centuries, Cambridge University has attracted some of the world's greatest mathematicians. This 1889 book gives a compelling account of how mathematics developed at Cambridge from the middle ages to the late nineteenth century, from the viewpoint of a leading scholar based at Trinity College who was closely involved in teaching the subject. The achievements of notable individuals including Newton and his school are set in the context of the history of the university, its sometimes uneasy relationship with the town community, the college system, and the origin and growth of the mathematical tripos.

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