Abraham Robinson : The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey

Description

One of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, Abraham Robinson discovered and developed nonstandard analysis, a rigorous theory of infinitesimals that he used to unite mathematical logic with the larger body of historic and modern mathematics. In this first biography of Robinson, Joseph Dauben reveals the mathematician's personal life to have been a dramatic one: developing his talents in spite of war and ethnic repression, Robinson personally confronted some of the worst political troubles of our times. With the skill and expertise familiar to readers of Dauben's earlier works, the book combines an explanation of Robinson's revolutionary achievements in pure and applied mathematics with a description of his odyssey from Hitler's Germany to the United States via conflict-ridden Palestine and wartime Europe.

Details

Author(s)
Joseph Warren Dauben, Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Format
Hardback | 540 pages
Dimensions
171.45 x 247.65 x 38.1mm | 1,077g
Publication date
01 Feb 1995
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0691037450
ISBN13
9780691037455

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