# The History of the History of Mathematics

## Case Studies for the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

## Benjamin Wardhaugh

# Index 183

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Index Abel, Niels Henrik 6, 115 centenary 6, 122–3, 137, 143 clarity and elegance of 129, 134 death of 121, 131 European tour 120, 130, 133, 135–6, 141 inf luence of 137–8 and Jacobi 120, 122, 125, 127–30, 138 letters of 122–3, 136 as a ‘modern’ mathematician 139–42, 144 and the Norwegian landscape 135–6 and the Norwegian state 130–32 portrait of 143 poverty of 130–31 and Weierstrass 140 works of 121, 137 see also Bjerknes, Carl Anton; Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne; Holmboe, Bernt Michael; Holst, Elling; Mittag- Lef f ler, Gösta Académie des sciences 52, 74, 82, 87–8 Acta mathematica see Mittag-Lef f ler, Gösta algebra, history of 3, 33, 40–1 see also Harriot, Thomas; Wallis, John algorism 32 ‘Algus’ 32 Arbuthnot, John, Usefulness of Mathematical Learning 44 arithmetic, history of 31–5, 37–40, 43–4 Baily, Francis, Account of the Rev. John Flamsteed 97, 101, 106 Barrow, Isaac 52, 54 Berlin Academy of Sciences 76 biography Freudian 67, 116 mathematical 4, 71, 116–17 scientific 5 see also under individual biographers Biot, Jean Baptiste 52, 60–1 Bjerknes, Carl Anton, biography of Abel 121–2, 126–30, 135 Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, poem for Abel’s centennial 137 book trade English 11–12, 14 French 75 Brewster, David 55–6, 97–8 Life of Newton 61–2, 96 Memoirs 63, 105–7 see also De Morgan, Augustus Buf fon, Georges-Louis 81, 82, 88 Butler, William...

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