Mathematician:Bartel Leendert van der Waerden

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Mathematician

Dutch mathematician and historian of mathematics.


Nationality

Dutch


History

  • Born: 2 February 1903 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Died: 12 January 1996 in Zürich, Switzerland


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1926: De algebraiese grondslagen der meetkunde van het aantal (doctoral thesis)
  • 1930: Moderne Algebra
  • 1932: Die gruppentheoretische Methode in der Quantenmechanik
  • 1939: Einführung in die Algebraische Geometrie
  • 1947: Die Arithmetik der Pythagoreer
  • 1951: Die Astronomie der Pythagoreer
  • 1950: Ontwakende Wetenschap
  • 1954: Science Awakening (translation of Ontwakende Wetenschap into English)
  • 1974: Science Awakening II: The Birth of Astronomy
  • 1983: Geometry and Algebra in Ancient Civilizations
  • 1985: A History of Algebra
  • 1986: Francesco Severi and the foundations of algebraic geometry
  • 1987: On Greek and Hindu trigonometry
  • 1987: The heliocentric system in Greek, Persian and Hindu astronomy
  • 1988: The astronomical system of the Persian tables
  • 1988: On the Romaka-Siddhanta
  • 1988: Reconstruction of a Greek table of chords
  • 1988: The motion of Venus in Greek, Egyptian and Indian texts


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