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Mathematical Communities in the Reconstruction After the Great War 1918–1928“The First Mathematically Serious German School of Applied Mathematics”?

Mathematical Communities in the Reconstruction After the Great War 1918–1928: “The First... [This chapter is about the famous German-Austrian applied mathematician Richard von Mises (1883–1953) and his school in Berlin in the 1920s. The paper focuses on his interactions and controversies with mathematicians at the Technische Hochschule (Higher Technical College) in Berlin, in particular Georg Hamel and Rudolf Rothe, who claimed priority for their institution in the training of applied mathematicians. Von Mises emphasized the special place and characteristics of his Institute for Applied mathematics at the classical University of Berlin between pure mathematics, engineering, and industry. In the appendix of the paper the main stipulations of the “Mathematical practical course (Praktikum)” of von Mises’ institute are reproduced. The paper also draws some comparison and describes some competition between the Göttingen and the Berlin schools of applied mathematics discussing a controversial quote by A. Ostrowski (1966) which describes the Berlin school of applied mathematics as “the first mathematically serious.”] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-61682-3
Pages
191 –225
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61683-0_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter is about the famous German-Austrian applied mathematician Richard von Mises (1883–1953) and his school in Berlin in the 1920s. The paper focuses on his interactions and controversies with mathematicians at the Technische Hochschule (Higher Technical College) in Berlin, in particular Georg Hamel and Rudolf Rothe, who claimed priority for their institution in the training of applied mathematicians. Von Mises emphasized the special place and characteristics of his Institute for Applied mathematics at the classical University of Berlin between pure mathematics, engineering, and industry. In the appendix of the paper the main stipulations of the “Mathematical practical course (Praktikum)” of von Mises’ institute are reproduced. The paper also draws some comparison and describes some competition between the Göttingen and the Berlin schools of applied mathematics discussing a controversial quote by A. Ostrowski (1966) which describes the Berlin school of applied mathematics as “the first mathematically serious.”]

Published: Mar 28, 2021

Keywords: Richard von Mises; His institute at Berlin University in the 1920s; Conflicts between pure and applied mathematics

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