Alfred Tarski: Early Work in Poland—Geometry and Teaching by Andrew McFarland,Joanna McFarland,James Smith,Ivor

By Andrew McFarland,Joanna McFarland,James Smith,Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Alfred Tarski (1901–1983) was once a well known Polish/American mathematician, a tremendous of the 20th century, who helped identify the rules of geometry, set idea, version idea, algebraic good judgment and common algebra. all through his profession, he taught arithmetic and good judgment at universities and infrequently in secondary colleges. a lot of his writings ahead of 1939 have been in Polish and remained inaccessible to so much mathematicians and historians until eventually now.

This self-contained ebook makes a speciality of Tarski’s early contributions to geometry and arithmetic schooling, together with the well-known Banach–Tarski paradoxical decomposition of a sphere in addition to high-school mathematical subject matters and pedagogy. those issues are major in view that Tarski’s later examine on geometry and its foundations stemmed partly from his early employment as a high-school arithmetic instructor and teacher-trainer. The e-book comprises cautious translations and masses newly exposed social heritage of those works written in the course of Tarski’s years in Poland.

Alfred Tarski: Early paintings in Poland serves the mathematical, academic, philosophical and historic groups via publishing Tarski’s early writings in a largely obtainable shape, supplying heritage from archival paintings in Poland and updating Tarski’s bibliography.

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