id: 05624345
dt: b
an: 2010c.00001
au: Freudenthal, Hans
ti: Hans Freudenthal selecta. Edited by Tonny A. Springer and Dirk van Dalen.
so: Heritage of European Mathematics. Zürich: European Mathematical Society
(EMS) (ISBN 978-3-03719-058-6/hbk). viii, 653~p. (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Zürich: European Mathematical Society (EMS)
la: DE; EN
cc: A10
ut: Hans Freudenthal
ci:
li:
ab: Freudenthal had some 700 publications to his name. This is a selection of
41 of his mathematical papers, photographically reproduced with brief
comments in English. A short biography introduces the volume. The first
paper is his 1930 dissertation on ends in topology, a topic
subsequently pursued by others and returned to by Freudenthal. Others
of his most significant topics represented include: vector lattices
(1936), intuitionistic approaches to topology, suspension of a space
(1937), octonions (1951), and cosmic communication (lingua cosmica).
There is one paper on history, namely on the Hilbertian foundations
geometry (1957). A complete bibliography of mathematical works is
given, but no index. There is no indication that his papers on
pedagogy—a subject in which he achieved much renown—will appear in
a similar edition.
rv: Albert C. Lewis (Austin)