Multifaceted Mathematicians

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Título: Multifaceted Mathematicians
Autor/es: Sepulcre, Juan Matias
Grupo/s de investigación o GITE: Curvas Alpha-Densas. Análisis y Geometría Local
Centro, Departamento o Servicio: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Matemáticas
Palabras clave: Mathematicians | History of mathematics
Área/s de conocimiento: Análisis Matemático
Fecha de publicación: jul-2017
Editor: Claremont Colleges Library
Cita bibliográfica: Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 2017, 7(2): 217-238. doi:10.5642/jhummath.201702.10
Resumen: This report attempts to provide an overview of some of the mathematicians who have combined their mathematical knowledge with other academic and non-academic specialities. The various examples given, many of them included in the well-known MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, corroborate the fact that although the idea of the typical polymath has receded with the passage of time, until the end of the Renaissance, most well-known mathematicians were also well-versed in a number of different sciences such as philosophy, astronomy, and physics. We also highlight other, less common combinations of knowledge, in famous mathematicians who were experts in other disciplines or activities of a totally disparate nature.
Patrocinador/es: The author's research was partially supported by Generalitat Valenciana under project GV/2015/035.
ISSN: 2159-8118
DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201702.10
Idioma: eng
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Derechos: ©2017 by the authors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Revisión científica: si
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