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Mathematics Colloquium - Joan Richards, Brown University

Mathematics and its Rigors Joan Richards Brown University

Friday, September 15, 2017
Kemeny Hall 007 Bloom/Chao
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: The "rigor that is often seen as the definition of mathematical thinking is a relatively modern concept. This talk will use several incidents that took place in France and England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to highlight some of the issues, concerns and forces that underly the understanding of mathematics as a rigorous subject in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This talk will be accessible to: undergraduates

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For more information, contact:
Tracy F. Moloney

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