This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to scientific theories and the evolution of science and mathematics through the centuries.

Author: Jayant V. Narlikar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000433241

Category: Mathematics

Page: 188

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This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to scientific theories and the evolution of science and mathematics through the centuries. It discusses the history of scientific thought and ideas and the intricate dynamic between new scientific discoveries, scientists, culture and societies. Through stories and historical accounts, the volume illustrates the human engagement and preoccupation with science and the interpretation of natural phenomena. It highlights key scientific breakthroughs from the ancient to later ages, giving us accounts of the work of ancient Greek and Indian mathematicians and astronomers, as well as of the work of modern scientists like Descartes, Newton, Planck, Mendel and many more. The author also discusses the vast advancements which have been made in the exploration of space, matter and genetics and their relevance in the advancement of the scientific tradition. He provides great insights into the process of scientific experimentation and the relationship between science and mathematics. He also shares amusing anecdotes of scientists and their interactions with the world around them. Detailed and accessible, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of science, mathematics, the philosophy of science, science and technology studies and history. It will also be useful for general readers who are interested in the history of scientific discoveries and ideas.

Mathematical. Logic. One development that caused new controversies as well as dissatisfaction with the ... They contemplated a general or abstract science of reasoning that would operate somewhat like ordinary algebra but be applicable ...

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199770489

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the men responsible for them. Volume 1 looks at the disciplines origins in Babylon and Egypt, the creation of geometry and trigonometry by the Greeks, and the role of mathematics in the medieval and early modern periods. Volume 2 focuses on calculus, the rise of analysis in the 19th century, and the number theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Godel on recent mathematical study.

This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to scientific theories and the evolution of science and mathematics through the centuries.

Author: Jayant V. Narlikar

Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall

ISBN: 0367640058

Category:

Page: 288

View: 670

This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to scientific theories, and the evolution of science and mathematics through the centuries. It discusses the history of scientific thought and ideas and the intricate dynamic between new scientific discoveries, scientists, culture, and societies. Through stories and historical accounts, the volume illustrates the human engagement and preoccupation with science and the interpretation of natural phenomena. It highlights key scientific breakthroughs from the ancient to later ages, giving us accounts of the work of ancient Greek and Indian mathematicians and astronomers as well as of the work of modern scientists like Descartes, Newton, Planck, Mendel and many more. The author also discusses the vast advancements which have been made in the exploration of space, matter, and genetics and their relevance in the advancement of the scientific tradition. He provides great insights into the process of scientific experimentation and the relationship between science and mathematics. He also shares amusing anecdotes of scientists and their interactions with the world around them. Detailed and accessible, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of science, mathematics, the philosophy of science, science and technology studies, and history. It will also be useful for general readers who are interested in the history of scientific discoveries and ideas.

Form and the changes in matter that give rise to new forms are the interesting features of reality and the real concern of science . According to Aristotle matter is not , as some earlier Greeks believed , composed of one primitive ...

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195061357

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

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Traces the development of mathematics from its beginnings in Babylonia and ancient Egypt to the work of Riemann and Godel in modern times

Author: George Gheverghese JosephPublish On: 2016-07-28

earlier mathematical developments as well as beginning the next phase in the development of Indian mathematics. ... work which was originally written at that time, then our understanding of the achievements of earlier mathematics (pure ...

Author: George Gheverghese Joseph

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786340634

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

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Indian Mathematics gives a unique insight into the history of mathematics within a historical global context. It builds on research into the connection between mathematics and the world-wide advancement of economics and technology. Joseph draws out parallel developments in other cultures and carefully examines the transmission of mathematical ideas across geographical and cultural borders. Accessible to those who have an interest in the global history of mathematical ideas, for the historians, philosophers and sociologists of mathematics, it is a book not to be missed.

Author: Henry Marshall LeicesterPublish On: 1971-01-01

Such a stage was not reached until nearly modern times . Yet from this fundamental , primitive science all our modern sciences have come . Although it is possible to trace these ideas and their developments through the history of any ...

Author: Henry Marshall Leicester

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486610535

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Professor Leicester traces the development of chemistry through the thoughts and ideas of practitioners and theorists, from Aristotle and Plato to Curie and 20th-century nuclear scientists. Throughout, the relationship of chemical advances to a broader world history is recognized and stressed. 15 figures. Name and subject indexes. 1956 edition.

The drooping sciences found an emi- || such of the Europeans as were ambitious of nent and illustrious patron , toward the ... If , in- | ropean philosophy . deed , we compare this learned pontiff with the mathematicians of modern times ...

From the very early history of mathematics, until the recent centuries, mathematicians believed that the physical ... in ancient times, and one major reason is that the other disciplines (like systems theory, computer science, etc.) ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820127

Category: Reference

Page: 456

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What exactly is so appealing in formal science, such that its influence can be seen in numerous disciplines nowadays, for practical purposes like better functionality, performance, and so on—as Pythagoras already famously said in antiquity: “Number is the ruler of forms and ideas and the cause of gods and demons”? This contemporary addiction to practical convenience in formal science has turned a blind eye to its other side, which has impoverished both our knowledge of reality and the well-being of our lifeworld. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the other side of this appealing addiction has yet to be comprehensively understood, nor has the fact that its practical convenience is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the proponents of formal science would like us to believe. Needless to say, this by no means suggests that formal science should not be used for practical purposes, or that the literature in formal science (and other related fields like computer science, information theory, microeconomics, decision theory, statistics, and linguistics, just to cite a few of them) should be dismissed. Of course, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either. Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of formal science, especially in relation to systems theory for practical convenience—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). In the end, this book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature in a new direction not thought of before. This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about formal science, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.

But the mathematics of modern science required from the beginning the entire Arabic inheritance, not only the decimal place value-system225 and algebra but the geometry of the Greeks. All this passed to Europe with the Arabic-Latin ...

Mathematicians today and millennia ago have been united in the quest to find out, to set the rational mind of man upon the most complex and least concrete inquiry. ... were rarely discordant in the history of science until recent times.

Author: Russell M. Lawson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851095346

Category: Science, Ancient

Page: 319

View: 108

The first A-Z resource to catalog the achievements and legacy of more than four millennia of scientific thought in the ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East, providing a complete overview of the physical, chemical, life, medical, and social sciences of the classical world. Many are familiar with such wonders as steam power and the discovery that the planets revolve around the Sun. The fact that such phenomena were known to the ancient Greeks more than 2,000 years ago is less well known. Now, Science in the Ancient World fills this gap by covering all the major scientific developments during 4,000 years of ancient history. Over 200 A-Z entries explore the origins of science, from astronomy and mathematics to medicine and chemistry. Giants like Aristotle and Plato are examined, together with more obscure figures like Nearchus, explorer of the Indian Ocean, and Hero, discoverer of steam power. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of ancient science, from the achievements of the Mesopotamians to the science of the Romans. The philosophies behind ancient science are explored, from the Epicurean pursuit of happiness to the asceticism of the Stoics. This comprehensive survey brings to the modern reader a long lost age of scientific discovery. A complete bibliography of primary source documents, secondary source biographies, and critical analyses 50 illustrations including maps, portraits of the key scientific figures, and depictions of scientific instruments and phenomena