Read e-book online Alfred Tarski: Early Work in Poland—Geometry and Teaching PDF

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 principles of geometry, set concept, version thought, algebraic common sense and common algebra. all through his profession, he taught arithmetic and common sense at universities and infrequently in secondary faculties. a lot of his writings ahead of 1939 have been in Polish and remained inaccessible to such a lot 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 recognized Banach–Tarski paradoxical decomposition of a sphere in addition to high-school mathematical issues and pedagogy. those issues are major considering that Tarski’s later study on geometry and its foundations stemmed partly from his early employment as a high-school arithmetic instructor and teacher-trainer. The booklet comprises cautious translations and lots more and plenty newly exposed social historical past 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 through publishing Tarski’s early writings in a greatly available shape, offering heritage from archival paintings in Poland and updating Tarski’s bibliography.

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