By Steve Nadis
The tale starts in 1825, while a precocious sixteen-year-old freshman, Benjamin Peirce, arrived on the collage. He could develop into the 1st American to supply unique mathematics--an ambition frowned upon in an period while professors principally constrained themselves to instructing. Peirce's successors reworked the mathematics division right into a world-class study heart, attracting to the school such luminaries as George David Birkhoff. Influential figures quickly flocked to Harvard, a few overcoming nice demanding situations to pursue their elected calling. A historical past in Sum elucidates the contributions of those striking minds and makes transparent why the heritage of the Harvard arithmetic division is an important a part of the heritage of arithmetic in the USA and beyond.
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