History of Mathematics 1988; 477 pp; softcover Volume: 1 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted with corrections 1989; third printing 1992 ISBN10: 0821801244 ISBN13: 9780821801246 List Price: US$91 Member Price: US$72.80 Order Code: HMATH/1
This item is also sold as part of the following set: HMATHSET  In the 100 years since the founding of the AMS, the American mathematical community has grown from a small group heavily dependent on European mathematicians to a large and influential group that in many areas sets the standard for the rest of the world. By the 1930s, there was a flourishing mathematical community to welcome the influx of mathematicians fleeing Europe. This volume, the first in the History of Mathematics series, brings together a variety of perspectives on the political, social, and mathematical forces that have shaped the American mathematical community in the past century. To download free chapters of this book, click here. Table of Contents  T. S. Fiske  Mathematical progress in America; The beginnings of the American Mathematical Society, Reminiscences of Thomas Scott Fiske
 J. L. Synge  For the 100th birthday of the American Mathematical Society
 G. E. Andrews  J. J. Sylvester, Johns Hopkins, and Partitions
 C. Eisele  Thomas S. Fiske and Charles S. Peirce
 S. Lefschetz  Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
 D. V. Widder  Some mathematical reminiscences
 S. C. Kleene  The role of logical investigations in mathematics since 1930
 R. P. Boas  Memories of bygone meetings
 H. Whitney  Moscow 1935: Topology moving toward America
 D. Montgomery  Oswald Veblen
 P. R. P. R. Halmos  Some books of Auld Lang Syne
 N. Reingold  Refugee mathematicians in the United States of America, 19331941: Reception and reaction
 S. Lefschetz  Reminiscences of a mathematical immigrant in the U.S.
 I. Niven  The threadbare thirties
 L. Bers  The European mathematicians' migration to America
 I. Kaplansky  Abraham Adrian Albert
 D. H. Lehmer  A half century of reviewing
 G. B. Price  American mathematicians in WWI; American mathematicians in War service
 M. Rees  The mathematical sciences and World War service
 P. Hilton  Reminiscences of Bletchley Park, 194245
 J. B. Rosser  Mathematics and mathematicians in WWII
 H. H. Goldstine  A brief history of the computer
 S. Mac Lane  Concepts and categories in perspective
 M. Hall, Jr.  Mathematical biography
 S.S. Chern  merican differential geometrysome personal notes
 G. B. Price  The mathematical scene, 19401965
 W. S. Massey  Reminiscences of forty years as a mathematician
 C. Davis  The purge
 R. W. Hamming  The use of mathematics
 D. E. Knuth  Algorithmic themes
 D. Gorenstein  The classification of the finite simple groups, a personal journey: The early years.
