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Six Lectures On Modern Natural Philosophy (Inscribed By Author To Hilda Geiringer Von Mises)
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1966. First Edition . Brown Cloth. Near Fine. 17 Pp. Brown Cloth Stamped In Black. A Bright, Clean, Unworn, Unmarked Example. No Fading, Hinges Tight. Inscribed By Truesdell "For Hilda V. Mises From Her Admiring If Incorrigible Friennd Clifford." Hilda Geiringer (1893-1973) Was An Austrian Mathematician.She Was Born In 1893 In Vienna, Austria Into A Jewish Family. She Received Her Ph.D. From The University Of Vienna In 1917 Under The Guidance Of Wilhelm Wirtinger With A Thesis Entitled "Trigonometrische Doppelreihen" About Fourier Series In Two Variables. She Spent The Following Two Years As Leon Lichtenstein's Assistant Editing The Jahrbuch Über Die Fortschritte Der Mathematik, A Mathematics Review Journal. Although Trained As A Pure Mathematician, Geiringer Moved Towards Applied Mathematics To Fit In With The Work Being Undertaken At The Institute Of Applied Mathematics. Her Work At This Time Was On Statistics, Probability Theory, And Also On The Mathematical Theory Of Plasticity. She Submitted A Thesis For Her Habilitation To Qualify As An Instructor At The University Of Berlin, But It Was Not Immediately Accepted. Geiringer Lost The Right To Teach At The University In December 1933. In Fact, She Had Been Proposed For Appointment To The Position Of Extraordinary Professor In 1933 But The Proposal Had Been "Put On Hold" Once The Civil Service Law Came Into Effect Two Months After Adolf Hitler Attained Power. This Law Disqualified Jews From Serving As Teachers, Professors, Judges, Or In Other Government Positions. Geiringer Left Germany After She Was Dismissed From The University Of Berlin, And, With Her Daughter Magda, She Went To Brussels. There She Was Appointed To The Institute Of Mechanics And Began To Apply Mathematics To The Theory Of Vibrations. In 1934, Geiringer Followed Von Mises To Istanbul Where She Had Been Appointed As Professor Of Mathematics And Continued To Research In Applied Mathematics, Statistics, And Probability Theory. While In Turkey, Geiringer Became Intrigued With The Basic Principles Of Genetics Formulated By Augustinian Monk Gregor Mendel. Between 1935 And 1939, She Was Preoccupied With Uses For The Theory Of Probability To Which She And Von Mises Had Made Major, Early Contributions. Arguably Hilda Geiringer Was One Of The Pioneers Of What Emerged As The Burgeoning Disciplines Bearing Such Names As Molecular Genetics, Human Genetics, Plant Genetics, Heredity In Man, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, And Genetic Engineering, Among Others. Her Pioneering Work Was Largely Overlooked Mainly Because It Was Done In Istanbul And Published In Turkish Journals.Following Atatürk'S Death In 1938, Geiringer And Her Daughter Went To Bryn Mawr College In Pennsylvania In The United States, Where She Was Appointed To A Lecturer Position. In Addition To Her Lecturing Duties At Bryn Mawr College, Geiringer Undertook, As Part Of The War Effort, Classified Work For The United States National Research Council. During 1942, She Gave An Advanced Summer Course In Mechanics At Brown University In Providence, Rhode Island, With The Aim Of Raising The American Standards Of Education To The Level That Had Been Attained In Germany. She Wrote Up Her Outstanding Series Of Lectures On The Geometrical Foundations Of Mechanics And, Although They Were Never Properly Published, These Were Widely Disseminated And Used In The United States For Many Years. Geiringer And Her Long Time Collaborator Richard Edler Von Mises Married In 1943 And, The Following Year, She Left Her Part-Time, Low-Pay Lecturing Post At Bryn Mawr College To Be Nearer To Him And Because The Wheaton College Offered Her First Permanent Position In The Usa. She Accepted A Post As Professor And Chairman Of The Mathematics Department There. In 1953, Richard Von Mises Died And The Following Year, Geiringer, Although Retaining Her Job At Wheaton College, Began To Work At Harvard, Completing And Editing Many Of Von Mises' Unfinished Works. (Wikipedia)
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