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Author Roberts, David Lindsay, author

Title The republic of numbers : unexpected stories of mathematical Americans / David Lindsay Roberts
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
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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
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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 09, 2019)
Subject Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography
Mathematics -- United States -- History
Mathematicians.
Mathematics.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421433095
9781421433097