*Mary Croarken*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0010
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was established in 1831 to promote the public understanding of science, an activity in which it is still has an important role today. By the ...
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The British Association for the Advancement of Science was established in 1831 to promote the public understanding of science, an activity in which it is still has an important role today. By the 1870s it had come to play a central part in scientific life in England. This chapter discusses the creation of the Mathematical Tables Committee, which was prompted by the increasing amount of computation being required in scientific research especially in the physical sciences. Mathematical tables were the main computing tool for physicists, engineers, and mathematicians during the 19th century and had become increasingly numerous and diverse.Less

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was established in 1831 to promote the public understanding of science, an activity in which it is still has an important role today. By the 1870s it had come to play a central part in scientific life in England. This chapter discusses the creation of the Mathematical Tables Committee, which was prompted by the increasing amount of computation being required in scientific research especially in the physical sciences. Mathematical tables were the main computing tool for physicists, engineers, and mathematicians during the 19th century and had become increasingly numerous and diverse.

*Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall*

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149059
- eISBN:
- 9781400850525
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0014
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores how the topography of algebra had changed significantly by the first decade of the twentieth century. It studies the progress made since the developments described in the last ...
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This chapter explores how the topography of algebra had changed significantly by the first decade of the twentieth century. It studies the progress made since the developments described in the last chapter; such as a vast extension of the notion of “integer” as well as in a new body of algebraic thought. The chapter also reveals another key characteristic of the evolving topography of algebra—the increasingly international dialogue between mathematicians in Great Britain, on the continent, in the United States, and elsewhere. In addition, the axiomatization of specific algebraic entities and the structural approach to algebra is studied here in more depth.Less

This chapter explores how the topography of algebra had changed significantly by the first decade of the twentieth century. It studies the progress made since the developments described in the last chapter; such as a vast extension of the notion of “integer” as well as in a new body of algebraic thought. The chapter also reveals another key characteristic of the evolving topography of algebra—the increasingly international dialogue between mathematicians in Great Britain, on the continent, in the United States, and elsewhere. In addition, the axiomatization of specific algebraic entities and the structural approach to algebra is studied here in more depth.

*Peter M. Neumann*

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- January 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199681976
- eISBN:
- 9780191761737
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0017
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This short epilogue outlines the enormous increase in, and range of, mathematical activities in Oxford over the past thirty years.

This short epilogue outlines the enormous increase in, and range of, mathematical activities in Oxford over the past thirty years.