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Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century

Gray, Jeremy (2011). Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century. In: Flood, Raymond; Rice, Adrian and Wilson, Robin eds. Mathematics in Victorian Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 397–414.

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Abstract

I argue that the British pure mathematicians of the 19th century have been overrated, to the detriment of historical writing on the subject. To do so, I first give an overview of their work that locates them in a more European context, and then turn to more overtly historiographic questions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-960139-9, 978-0-19-960139-4
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 30471
Depositing User: Jeremy Gray
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 09:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30471
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