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Bruce Petrie researches analysis and transcendental number theory in the early modern period. He focuses on the mathematical writings of Leonard Euler and Johann Lambert. His research has uncovered a unique theory of mathematical transcendence employed by Euler.

Selected Publications

Petrie, Bruce J. “Natures of Curved Lines in the Early Modern Period and the Emergence of the Transcendental.” Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics (Forthcoming).

Petrie, Bruce J. “Leonhard Euler’s Use and Understanding of Mathematical Transcendence.” Historia Mathematica 39 (2012): 280-291.

Petrie, Bruce J. “Review: Raymond Flood, Adrian Rice, and Robin Wilson (eds.), Mathematics in Victorian Britain.” The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics Bulletin 51 (2012): 10-12.

Petrie, Bruce J. “Leonhard Euler’s Use and Understanding of Mathematical Transcendence.” Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics 23 (2010): 241-250.

Petrie, Bruce J. “Review: William Sims Bainbridge, The Warcraft Civilization: Social Science in a Virtual World.” Spontaneous Generations 4 (2010): 270-272.

Petrie, Bruce J. “Euler, Lambert, and the Irrationality of e and π.” Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics 22 (2009): 104-119.

 

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