Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics) by Daniel J. Cohen
English | Mar 1, 2007 | ISBN: 0801885531 | 255 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Throughout history, application rather than abstraction has been the prominent driving force in mathematics. From the compass and sextant to partial differential equations, mathematical advances were spurred by the desire for better navigation tools, weaponry, and construction methods. But the religious upheaval in Victorian England and the fledgling United States opened the way for the rediscovery of pure mathematics, a tradition rooted in Ancient Greece.