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Author Segal, Sanford L., 1937-2010.

Title Mathematicians under the Nazis / Sanford L. Segal
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 530 pages)
Contents Ch. 1. Why Mathematics? -- Ch. 2. The Crisis in Mathematics -- Ch. 3. The German Academic Crisis -- Ch. 4. Three Mathematical Case Studies -- The Suss Book Project -- The Winkelmann Succession -- Hasse's Appointment at Gottingen -- Ch. 5. Academic Mathematical Life -- Erich Bessel-Hagen and the General Atmosphere -- Dozentenschaft Reports -- Foreign Contact and Travel -- Mathematical Camps -- Students and Faculty Before and During Wartime -- The Value of Mathematics in the Nazi State -- Secondary and Elementary Mathematics -- The Wartime Drafting of Scientists -- Ch. 6. Mathematical Institutions -- The Case of Otto Blumenthal -- The Lachmann Paper Incident -- Max Steck and the "Lambert Project."
Summary "Contrary to popular belief - and despite the expulsion, emigration, or death of many German mathematicians - substantial mathematics was produced in Germany during 1933-1945. In this social history of the mathematics community in Nazi Germany, Sanford Segal examines how the Nazi years affected the personal and academic lives of those German mathematicians who continued to work in Germany."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-521) and index
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Subject Mathematicians -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Mathematics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400865387 (electronic bk.)
9781400865383 (electronic bk.)