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Mathematics and Mathematicians: Mathematics in Sweden before 1950
 
Lars Gårding Lund University, Lund, Sweden
A co-publication of the AMS and London Mathematical Society
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Mathematics and Mathematicians: Mathematics in Sweden before 1950
Lars Gårding Lund University, Lund, Sweden
A co-publication of the AMS and London Mathematical Society
Available Formats:
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0612-8
Product Code:  HMATH/13
List Price: $102.00
MAA Member Price: $91.80
AMS Member Price: $81.60
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-3881-4
Product Code:  HMATH/13.E
List Price: $96.00
MAA Member Price: $86.40
AMS Member Price: $76.80
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
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  • Book Details
     
     
    History of Mathematics
    Volume: 131998; 288 pp
    MSC: Primary 01;



    This book is about mathematics in Sweden between 1630 and 1950—from S. Klingenstierna to M. Riesz, T. Carleman, and A. Beurling. It tells the story of how continental mathematics came to Sweden, how it was received, and how it inspired new results. The book contains a biography of Gösta Mittag-Leffler, the father of Swedish mathematics, who introduced the Weierstrassian theory of analytic functions and dominated a golden age from 1880 to 1910.

    Important results are analyzed and re-proved in modern notation, with explanations of their relations to mathematics at the time. The book treats Bäcklund transformations, Mittag-Leffler's theorem, the Phragmén-Lindelöf theorem and Carleman's contributions to the spectral theorem, quantum mechanics, and the asymptotics of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Other important features include sketches of personalities and university life.

    Features:

    • Presents the first thorough treatment of mathematics in Sweden.
    • Discusses the work of the great mathematicians and the development of mathematics throughout Europe.
    • Brings the mathematics of an era to life in an informative and highly readable way.

    Readership

    Graduate students, research mathematicians, and historians interested in scientific mathematics.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • The eighteenth century
    • The time 1800–1850
    • A new time in Uppsala and Lund 1860–1890
    • Algebraic geometry in Lund before 1900
    • Bäcklund
    • Uppsala 1860–1900
    • Gösta Mittag-Leffler—A biography
    • Mittag-Leffler’s and Sonya Kovalevski’s mathematical papers
    • Astronomy and optics
    • Stockholm University 1880–1920 I
    • Stockholm University 1880–1920 II
    • Uppsala 1900–1930
    • Lund 1900–1925
    • Stockholm 1925–1950
    • Lund 1925–1950
    • Uppsala 1930–1950
    • Mathematicians in Sweden
    • Postscript
  • Reviews
     
     
    • The text brings an expert overview of the development of mathematics, presented in a master style that reflects a deep insight into the subject. Thus the readers learn important facts from the history of mathematics and extend their previous knowledge in fields that do not exactly overlap their own specialties. This book on mathematics and mathematicians is strongly recommended to anybody who likes mathematics and its history.

      European Mathematical Society Newsletter
    • This book is an extremely readable history of mathematics in Sweden up to 1950 … strongly recommended to anybody who likes mathematics and its history.

      European Mathematical Society Newsletter
    • Gives an in-depth look at the mathematical scene in Sweden … This is a book written by a mathematician for mathematicians—besides biographical and historical material, the author devotes much space to the mathematical content involved. He does not hesitate to express his opinions, often with a dry wit.

      Zentralblatt MATH
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Volume: 131998; 288 pp
MSC: Primary 01;



This book is about mathematics in Sweden between 1630 and 1950—from S. Klingenstierna to M. Riesz, T. Carleman, and A. Beurling. It tells the story of how continental mathematics came to Sweden, how it was received, and how it inspired new results. The book contains a biography of Gösta Mittag-Leffler, the father of Swedish mathematics, who introduced the Weierstrassian theory of analytic functions and dominated a golden age from 1880 to 1910.

Important results are analyzed and re-proved in modern notation, with explanations of their relations to mathematics at the time. The book treats Bäcklund transformations, Mittag-Leffler's theorem, the Phragmén-Lindelöf theorem and Carleman's contributions to the spectral theorem, quantum mechanics, and the asymptotics of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Other important features include sketches of personalities and university life.

Features:

  • Presents the first thorough treatment of mathematics in Sweden.
  • Discusses the work of the great mathematicians and the development of mathematics throughout Europe.
  • Brings the mathematics of an era to life in an informative and highly readable way.

Readership

Graduate students, research mathematicians, and historians interested in scientific mathematics.

  • Chapters
  • The eighteenth century
  • The time 1800–1850
  • A new time in Uppsala and Lund 1860–1890
  • Algebraic geometry in Lund before 1900
  • Bäcklund
  • Uppsala 1860–1900
  • Gösta Mittag-Leffler—A biography
  • Mittag-Leffler’s and Sonya Kovalevski’s mathematical papers
  • Astronomy and optics
  • Stockholm University 1880–1920 I
  • Stockholm University 1880–1920 II
  • Uppsala 1900–1930
  • Lund 1900–1925
  • Stockholm 1925–1950
  • Lund 1925–1950
  • Uppsala 1930–1950
  • Mathematicians in Sweden
  • Postscript
  • The text brings an expert overview of the development of mathematics, presented in a master style that reflects a deep insight into the subject. Thus the readers learn important facts from the history of mathematics and extend their previous knowledge in fields that do not exactly overlap their own specialties. This book on mathematics and mathematicians is strongly recommended to anybody who likes mathematics and its history.

    European Mathematical Society Newsletter
  • This book is an extremely readable history of mathematics in Sweden up to 1950 … strongly recommended to anybody who likes mathematics and its history.

    European Mathematical Society Newsletter
  • Gives an in-depth look at the mathematical scene in Sweden … This is a book written by a mathematician for mathematicians—besides biographical and historical material, the author devotes much space to the mathematical content involved. He does not hesitate to express his opinions, often with a dry wit.

    Zentralblatt MATH
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