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The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Jennifer Beineke and Jason Rosenhouse (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, ... More


Contemporary Infinitesimalist Theories of Continua and Their Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Forerunners

Philip Ehrlich

in The History of Continua: Philosophical and Mathematical Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198809647
eISBN:
9780191846915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809647.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a historical overview of some of the contemporary infinitesimalist alternatives to the Cantor-Dedekind theory of continua. Among the theories we will ... More


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