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The Resource Iris Runge : a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry, Renate Tobies ; with a foreword by Helmut Neunzert ; revised by the author and translated by Valentine A. Pakis

Iris Runge : a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry, Renate Tobies ; with a foreword by Helmut Neunzert ; revised by the author and translated by Valentine A. Pakis

Label
Iris Runge : a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry
Title
Iris Runge
Title remainder
a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry
Statement of responsibility
Renate Tobies ; with a foreword by Helmut Neunzert ; revised by the author and translated by Valentine A. Pakis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book concerns the origins of mathematical problem solving at the internationally active Osram and Telefunken Corporations during the golden years of broadcasting and electron tube research. The woman scientist Iris Runge, who received an interdisciplinary education at the University of Göttingen, was long employed as the sole mathematical authority at these companies in Berlin. It will be shown how mathematical connections were made between statistics and quality control, and between physical-chemical models and the actual problems of mass production. The organization of industrial laboratories, the relationship between theoretical and experimental work, and the role of mathematicians in these settings will also be explained. By investigating the social, economic, and political conditions that unfolded from the time of the German Empire until the end of the Second World War, the book hopes to build a bridge between specialized fields - mathematics and engineering - and the general culture of a particular era. It hopes, furthermore, to build a bridge between the history of science and industry, on the one hand, and the fields of Gender and Women's Studies on the other. Finally, by examining the life and work of numerous industrial researchers, insight will be offered into the conditions that enabled a woman to achieve a prominent professional position during a time when women were typically excluded from the scientific workforce
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobies, Renate
Dewey number
510.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.R86
LC item number
T63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Online Book
Series statement
Science networks. Historical studies
Series volume
v. 43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runge, Iris
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women scientists
  • Mathematics
  • Runge, Iris
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women scientists
  • Germany
Label
Iris Runge : a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry, Renate Tobies ; with a foreword by Helmut Neunzert ; revised by the author and translated by Valentine A. Pakis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Author's Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Formative Groups -- 3 Mathematics at The Osram and Telefunken Corporations -- 4 Interactions Between Science, Politics, And Society -- 5 Post-War Developments And Concluding Remarks -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index of Names
Control code
773061551
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. by the author.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 442 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783034802512
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773061551
Label
Iris Runge : a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry, Renate Tobies ; with a foreword by Helmut Neunzert ; revised by the author and translated by Valentine A. Pakis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Author's Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Formative Groups -- 3 Mathematics at The Osram and Telefunken Corporations -- 4 Interactions Between Science, Politics, And Society -- 5 Post-War Developments And Concluding Remarks -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index of Names
Control code
773061551
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. by the author.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 442 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783034802512
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773061551

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