MATH
21 B
Mathematics Math21b Spring 2007
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Exhibit: History of linear space
Course Head: Oliver Knill
Office: SciCtr 434
Bretschers book gives on page 125 some information on the history of linear spaces. The 4 people on the right belong to the first who formalized geometry in n-dimensional space.
D'alembert
Jean D'Alembert (1717-1783) France
Grassmann
Hermann Grassmann (1809-1877) Germany
Schlaefli
Ludwig Schläfli (1814-1895) Switzerland
Cayley
Arthur Cayley (1821-1985) England


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Math21b | Oliver Knill | Spring 2007 | Department of Mathematics | Faculty of Art and Sciences | Harvard University