Personal Reflections on Dirk Jan Struik

Dauben, Joseph
July 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p36
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on mathematician and teacher Dirk Jan Struik. The author recalls his association with Struik and his effort to know him through his book "Concise History of Mathematics." He informs that Struik gave new techniques in mathematics that helped scientist Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and followed Marxism. In his fifties, he left mathematical research and started working on history of maths and science.


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