Multifaceted Mathematicians

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Title: Multifaceted Mathematicians
Authors: Sepulcre, Juan Matias
Research Group/s: Curvas Alpha-Densas. Análisis y Geometría Local
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Matemáticas
Keywords: Mathematicians | History of mathematics
Knowledge Area: Análisis Matemático
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Claremont Colleges Library
Citation: Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 2017, 7(2): 217-238. doi:10.5642/jhummath.201702.10
Abstract: 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.
Sponsor: The author's research was partially supported by Generalitat Valenciana under project GV/2015/035.
ISSN: 2159-8118
DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201702.10
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: ©2017 by the authors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Peer Review: si
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