TITLE

Personal Reflections on Dirk Jan Struik

AUTHOR(S)
Dauben, Joseph
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
61464153

 

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