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Eight centuries of mathematical traditions

John Fauvel

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this introductory chapter we survey various traditions in the 800-year-old story of mathematics at Oxford University. These traditions include the medieval heritage, studies of logic, mathematical ... More


Renaissance Oxford

John Fauvel and Robert Goulding

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we discuss the range of mathematical activities in Oxford during the 16th century. These include the mathematics of surveying, the writing of mathematical textbooks, and the ... More


Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This is the story of the intellectual and ... More


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