Carl Benjamin Boyer
Carl Benjamin Boyer (born November 3, 1906 in Hellertown , Pennsylvania , † April 26, 1976 in New York City ) was an American mathematician.
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Boyer studied mathematics at Columbia University , while at the same time as a tutor on which he made in 1929 his master's degree Brooklyn College of the City University of New York worked. He continued that after graduating (and also taught as a lecturer at Rutgers University), becoming Assistant Professor in 1941, Associate Professor in 1948 and Professor at Brooklyn College in 1953. In 1954/5 he was a Guggenheim Fellow.
Boyer studied the history of analysis and analytical geometry. His dissertation at Columbia University resulted in the book “Concepts of the Calculus” (Columbia University Press), published in 1939, later reissued as “The history of calculus and its historical development”.
In 1957 he became a Fellow of the International Academy of the History of Science . In 1958/9 he was Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science . He was co-editor of the Archive for History of Exact Sciences from 1960 to 1976, at Historia Mathematica (1973-1976) and the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (from 1960 to 1976, responsible for the field of mathematicians' biographies ).
Fonts
- The Concepts of the Calculus. A critical and historical Discussion of the Derivative and the Integral Columbia University Press, New York NY 1939 (New York NY, Columbia University, Dissertation), (also: Hafner Publishing, New York NY 1949; as: The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. Dover Publications, New York NY 1959; ibid 2010, ISBN 978-0-486-60509-8 ).
- History of analytic geometry (= Scripta mathematica. The Scripta mathematica Studies. Vol. 6/7, ZDB -ID 766190-3 ). Yeshiva University, New York NY 1956 (Reprinted by Dover Publications, Mineola NY 2004, ISBN 0-486-43832-5 ).
- The Rainbow. From myth to mathematics. Yoseloff, New York NY, et al. 1959; Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 1992, ISBN 0-691-02405-7 .
- A history of mathematics. Wiley, New York NY et al. 1968 (2nd, revised edition by Uta C. Merzbach . Ibid 1991, ISBN 0-471-54397-7 ).
literature
- Joseph W. Dauben , Christoph J. Scriba (Ed.): Writing the history of mathematics (= Science networks, historical Studies. Vol. 27). Birkhäuser, Basel et al. 2002, ISBN 3-7643-6167-0 , p. 380.
- Morris Kline : Carl B. Boyer - in memoriam. In: Historia Mathematica. Vol. 3, No. 4, 1976, pp. 387-394, doi : 10.1016 / 0315-0860 (76) 90063-X ; Chronology of Carl B. Boyer. Pp. 395-396, doi : 10.1016 / 0315-0860 (76) 90064-1 .
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SURNAME | Boyer, Carl Benjamin |
BRIEF DESCRIPTION | American mathematician historian |
DATE OF BIRTH | November 3, 1906 |
PLACE OF BIRTH | Hellertown , Pennsylvania |
DATE OF DEATH | April 26, 1976 |
Place of death | New York City |