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“The first man on the street” - tracing a famous Hilbert quote (1900) back to Gergonne (1825)

Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard (2016). “The first man on the street” - tracing a famous Hilbert quote (1900) back to Gergonne (1825). Historia Mathematica, 43(4) pp. 415–426.

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Abstract

A short, catchy, and in its content somewhat exaggerated, quote allows us to draw a connection through three-quarters of a century between two leaders of mathematics who apparently held somewhat similar philosophical, pedagogical, and political views. In addition to providing some new facets to the biographies of Gergonne and Hilbert, our article relates to increasing demands for the dissemination of mathematical knowledge and to corresponding structural changes within mathematics during the 19th century.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Historia Mathematica
ISSN: 0315-0860
Keywords: Hilbert’s ICM talk on mathematical problems; Gergonne; HJS Smith
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 47006
Depositing User: June Barrow-Green
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 15:43
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 00:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47006
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