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Reference request for category theory works which quickly prove the theorem which generalises the 1st isomorphism theorem for groups/rings/…
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Books about history of recent mathematics
By the way, I wonder if you might not also be interested in "From a Geometrical Point of View: A Study of the History and Philosophy of Category Theory" By Jean-Pierre Marquis. Here is a link to it on Google books: <books.google.com/…; |
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Books about history of recent mathematics
The other day, I happened to be wondering just how mathematics came to be the study of "sets with structure" and "structure-preserving maps". Dominguez is a really great source for this information. I had thought that this was a 20th century phenomenon, but a quick perusal seems to indicate that Dedekind played a very prominent role in getting it started. Anyway, +1 for a great reference. |
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Which mathematical ideas have done most to change history?
I have to agree with Harry. Euclid's "Elements" was not even known to western european scholars until 1120 A.D. But it came to be regarded as a paragon of the systematic development of a body of ideas, and was studied by every educated european until the twentieth century. Even the "self-evident truths" of the Jefferson's Declaration of Independence traces back to Euclid. The Wikipedia page (broken link, not sure how to fix:) (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid's_Elements) goes into more detail on the extent of Euclid's influence. |
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Why is the Gamma function shifted from the factorial by 1?
Google books doesn't seem to take you all the way to the target page. |
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Using Weierstrassâ€™s Factorization Theorem
By the way, you might be interested to know that this is how Euler cracked the Basel problem |
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