TITLE

Reminiscences about the 1930s

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Ralph
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer94, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the state of American mathematics in the 1930s from the perspective of Ralph Phillips as a beginning mathematician. Anti-semitic discrimination of academicians during the 1930s; Career history of Phillips; Association of Phillips with the different academic institutions; Mentors of Phillips; Academic position of Phillips at the Harvard University; Job market in mathematics in the 1930s.
ACCESSION #
9408182789

 

Related Articles

  • Prime numbers. Ritter, J. // UNESCO Courier;Nov89, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p12 

    Discusses the development of numeration systems in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Close relationship between mathematics and writing; Cuneiform Mesopotamian writing; Emergence of an abstract concept of numbers; Role of scribes; Cubits as a unit of measure; Need to keep records of work rates,...

  • Where geometry and algebra intersect.  // UNESCO Courier;Nov89, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p36 

    Interview with historian of science Roshdi Rashed, who discusses the Arab contribution to the history of mathematics. Beginnings of Arab mathematics; Mathematician Al-Khwarizmi and the development of Algebra; Relationship between algebra and geometry.

  • The roots of modern maths. Goldstein, C.; Gray, J. // UNESCO Courier;Nov89, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p42 

    Discusses the development of modern European mathematics from the 12th century to the Age of Enlightenment. Need to measure and the rediscovery of classical texts; Printed books; Growth of scientific academies; Development of calculus; Various European mathematicians and philosophers. INSET:...

  • A mathematics treasure in California. Gray, S.I.B.; Huylebrouck, Dirk // Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring98, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p41 

    Focuses on Henry E. Huntington's collection of historic mathematics books, which was complied in the early 20th century. Background information on Huntington; Huntington's appreciation for the books; Examination of four titles in the collection; Identification of some of the titles; Description...

  • Quo-vadis -- History of Mathematics? Spalt, Detlef D. // Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer94, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p3 

    Comments on the history of mathematics. History of mathematics as a fundamental category; Problems on the history of mathematics; History of mathematics having no topic; Lack of methodological standards; Lack of standard of competence within the community of historians of mathematics; Need for...

  • Sumerian sums. Ritter, James // UNESCO Courier;Nov93, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p14 

    Examines the origins of a positional system of numbering in ancient Mesopotamia. Two highly distinctive features; Unique system with a base of 60; System of place notation to express written numbers; Genesis and development of writing in Mesopotamia, or the relationship between bookkeeping and...

  • Hindu-Arab roots of medieval Europe. Allard, Andre // UNESCO Courier;Nov93, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p34 

    Contends a written numeration system was transmitted to the West from India through the Arab world. How counting frames (abacus) came to be superseded in the West by figures; The fingers a long-time rival of counting system; House of Wisdom, Baghdad, promoted cultural exchange with India in the...

  • The origin of mathematics. Lakshmikantham, V.; Vatsala, A.S. // Nonlinear Studies;1998, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p255 

    Deals with the notion that the origin of mathematics originated in Greece. Traditions in the history of mathematics; Discussion on Pythagoras theorem; Prominent figures in mathematics.

  • Editorial. Rogers, Leo // Mathematics in School;May2010, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p1 

    The author shares his views on the role of teaching the history of mathematics in enhancing students' learning experience of mathematics in Great Britain.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics