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John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

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Eight centuries of mathematical traditions

Eight centuries of mathematical traditions

(p.3) Eight centuries of mathematical traditions
Oxford Figures

John Fauvel

Oxford University Press

In this introductory chapter we survey various traditions in the 800-year-old story of mathematics at Oxford University. These traditions include the medieval heritage, studies of logic, mathematical instruments, the antiquarian tradition, historical and mathematical research, mathematical printing, popularization, the literary tradition, examinations, and the rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge.

Keywords:   History of mathematics, Oxford University, Oxford mathematics, Oxford astronomy, Oxford University traditions, mathematical traditions

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