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Geometry at Cambridge, 1863-1940

Barrow-Green, June and Gray, Jeremy (2006). Geometry at Cambridge, 1863-1940. Historia Mathematica, 33(3) pp. 315–356.

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This paper traces the ebbs and flows of the history of geometry at Cambridge from the time of Cayley to 1940, and therefore the arrival of a branch of modern mathematics in Great Britain. Cayley had little immediate influence, but projective geometry blossomed and then declined during the reign of H.F.Baker, and was revived by Hodge at the end of the period. We also consider the implications these developments have for the concept of a school in the history of mathematics.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0315-0860
Keywords: England; Cambridge; Geometry; Projective geometry; Non-Euclidean geometry
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 7733
Depositing User: June Barrow-Green
Date Deposited: 17 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
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