Abraham Robinson The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey

One of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, Abraham Robinson discovered and developed nonstandard analysis, a rigorous theory of infinitesimals that he used to unite mathematical logic with the larger body of historic and modern mathematics. In this first biography of Robinson...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Dauben, Joseph Warren
Other Authors: Robinson, Abraham
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1995, ©1995
Series:Princeton Legacy Library
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter- CONTENTS- FOREWORD / Mandelbrot, Benoit B. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CHAPTER ONE. Family and Childhood: Germany 1918-1933 CHAPTER TWO. Life in Palestine: 1933-1939 CHAPTER THREE. Robinson in Paris: January-June 1940 CHAPTER FOUR. Robinson and the War: London 1940-1946 CHAPTER FIVE. Robinson after the War: London 1946-1951 CHAPTER SIX. The University of Toronto: 1951-1957 CHAPTER SEVEN. The Hebrew University: Jerusalem 1957-1962 CHAPTER EIGHT. UCLA and Nonstandard Analysis: 1962-1967 CHAPTER NINE. Robinson Joins the Ivy League: Yale University 1967-1974 EPILOGUE. Abraham Robinson: The Man and His Mathematics BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX