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By Alexander Jones, Christine Proust, John M. Steele

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This booklet explores aspects of Otto Neugebauer's occupation, his effect at the historical past and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or reworked in contemporary a long time, watching for the instructions during which the learn of the heritage of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of modern occasions, formed the best way we understand premodern technological know-how. via his scholarship and impression on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of historic learn on historic and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via unique mathematical and philological learn of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as structures of data and technique that unfold outward from the traditional close to jap civilizations, crossing cultural limitations and circulating over an incredible geographical expanse of the previous global from the Atlantic to India.

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Rowe theory. Oddly enough, he seems to have passed over Minkowski’s work entirely, starting with results of Sierpinski in order to move quickly to van der Corput’s recent findings (Van der Corput 1920). This, at any rate, is the impression left by Neugebauer’s rather sketchy notes, which suggest that he had no burning interest in this subject. After completing this second course with Landau, he seems to have entered the final phase of his educational journey as a budding mathematician. At this point he apparently stopped taking courses and began to search in earnest for a suitable dissertation topic.

At any rate, this new venture did help to stir Neugebauer’s imagination; it even led to a brief collaboration with one jointly written paper on a special problem in Bohr’s theory (Bohr and Neugebauer 1926). Yet strangely enough, this trip to Copenhagen sparked a new interest that would prove decisive for Neugebauer’s future career as an historian of mathematics. Quite by chance, Bohr invited him to write a review of T. Eric Peet’s edition of the Rhind Papyrus for the Danish journal Matematisk Tidsskrift.

26 If mathematical physics was Courant’s domain, one should not overlook Max Born’s role as associate editor of the Grundlehren series. Born was not only a close friend of Einstein’s, he was also at the vanguard of the relativity movement from the time he became Minkowski’s assistant in Göttingen. 27 After November 1919, when the British announced the confirmation of Einstein’s prediction for the bending of light in the vicinity of the sun’s gravitational field, Born delivered a series of well attended popular lectures on relativity in Frankfurt am Main.

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