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The Resource Republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history, David Lindsay Roberts

Republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history, David Lindsay Roberts

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Republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history
Title
Republic of numbers
Title remainder
unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history
Statement of responsibility
David Lindsay Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of how America changed from a nation devoid of mathematical interest and expertise into a powerhouse of thinkers. The story is told chronologically, with one example pulled from each decade; these chapters reveal pivotal moments in America's mathematical maturation and feature a diverse cast of historical figures"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, David Lindsay
Dewey number
510.92/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA28
LC item number
.R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS / General
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • United States
Label
Republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history, David Lindsay Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Practical navigator : Nathaniel Bowditch, 1806 -- Hudson River School : Sylvanus Thayer, 1815 -- Political arithmetic : Abraham Lincoln, 1826 -- Textbook messages : Catherine Beecher and Joseph Ray, 1832 -- Learning to count : J. Willard Gibbs, 1841 -- Naval reserve : Charles H. Davis, 1857 -- General principles : Daniel Harvey Hill, 1862 -- Fellow worker : Christine Ladd-Franklin, 1878 -- Straddler : Kelly Miller, 1887 -- Frontiersmen : Herman Hollerith and E.H. Moore, 1893
  • Poetic historian : E.T. Bell, 1906 -- Man of school mathematics : Charles M. Austin, 1914 -- Organization man : E.B. Wilson, 1922 -- Versed in math : Lillian R. Lieber and Hugh G. Lieber, 1931 -- Machine whisperer : Grace Hopper, 1941 -- Survivor : Izaak Wirszup, 1956 -- Carrying Old Virginny forward : Edgar L. Edwards, Jr., 1960 -- Americano : Joaquin Basilio Diaz, 1974 -- Math warrior : Frank B. Allen, 1984 -- Suspicious minds : John F. Nash, Fr., 1994 -- Conclusion
Control code
1091239608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781421433080
Lccn
2019007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091239608
Label
Republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans through history, David Lindsay Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Practical navigator : Nathaniel Bowditch, 1806 -- Hudson River School : Sylvanus Thayer, 1815 -- Political arithmetic : Abraham Lincoln, 1826 -- Textbook messages : Catherine Beecher and Joseph Ray, 1832 -- Learning to count : J. Willard Gibbs, 1841 -- Naval reserve : Charles H. Davis, 1857 -- General principles : Daniel Harvey Hill, 1862 -- Fellow worker : Christine Ladd-Franklin, 1878 -- Straddler : Kelly Miller, 1887 -- Frontiersmen : Herman Hollerith and E.H. Moore, 1893
  • Poetic historian : E.T. Bell, 1906 -- Man of school mathematics : Charles M. Austin, 1914 -- Organization man : E.B. Wilson, 1922 -- Versed in math : Lillian R. Lieber and Hugh G. Lieber, 1931 -- Machine whisperer : Grace Hopper, 1941 -- Survivor : Izaak Wirszup, 1956 -- Carrying Old Virginny forward : Edgar L. Edwards, Jr., 1960 -- Americano : Joaquin Basilio Diaz, 1974 -- Math warrior : Frank B. Allen, 1984 -- Suspicious minds : John F. Nash, Fr., 1994 -- Conclusion
Control code
1091239608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781421433080
Lccn
2019007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091239608

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