New PDF release: A Mathematician’s Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern

By Alexander Jones, Christine Proust, John M. Steele

ISBN-10: 331925863X

ISBN-13: 9783319258638

ISBN-10: 3319258656

ISBN-13: 9783319258652

This e-book explores features of Otto Neugebauer's occupation, his influence at the heritage and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or reworked in contemporary many years, looking forward to the instructions during which the learn of the background of technology will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of contemporary instances, formed the way in which we understand premodern technology. via his scholarship and impression on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of historic learn on historical and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via unique mathematical and philological research of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as structures of information and procedure that unfold outward from the traditional close to japanese civilizations, crossing cultural obstacles and circulating over an incredible geographical expanse of the previous global from the Atlantic to India.

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The “Great Felix” also heard a complaint that Neugebauer had stuffed all the books on mathematics education tightly together on a high shelf, making them nearly inaccessible. Neugebauer remembered how one day Klein called him over to his home for a gentle scolding. 8). Courant could not, of course, pass judgment on a dissertation in Egyptology, even if its contents were mathematically intelligible to him. He could, however, recruit an expert with the requisite competence. Courant’s former colleague, Kurt Sethe, author of an authoritative article entitled “Von Zahlen und Zahlworten bei den alten Ägyptern” (1916), expressed his willingness to cooperate.

That same year Springer opted to put Courant on his payroll as a consultant; he was paid the generous sum of 1500 marks (ca. 450 gold marks) quarterly (Sarkowski 1996, 264). Courant’s yellow series had just been launched when Neugebauer showed up in Göttingen. Not surprisingly, he soon became an integral part of this local publishing project. Neugebauer was still only a student without a doctorate when Courant took him under his wing. Yet beginning already in the winter semester of 1923–24, he began to assume various administrative duties at the institute, while helping Courant to write some of his books.

This did not suit everyone’s taste, to be sure, but Neugebauer was clearly drawn to it. Neugebauer also had an excellent opportunity to acquaint himself with a decidedly different style of thought that semester when Niels Bohr came to Göttingen to deliver ten lectures on quantum theory, one of the highlights of his still young career. This “Bohr Festspiele” took place in mid June and drew roughly 150 listeners, including Hilbert, Runge, and Courant, their colleagues in physics, Born, Franck, and Robert Pohl, and a large entourage of advanced students.

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