Three Volumes of Felix Klein’s “Elementary Mathematics from a Higher Standpoint”

Felix Klein Mathematics 1The November Book of the Month is Elementary Mathematics from a Higher Standpoint by Felix Klein.

The volumes, first published between 1902 and 1908, are lecture notes of courses that Klein offered to future mathematics teachers, realizing a new form of teacher training that remained valid and effective until today: Klein leads the students to gain a more comprehensive and methodological point of view on school mathematics. The volumes enable us to understand Klein’s far-reaching conception of elementarisation, of the “elementary from a higher standpoint”, in its implementation for school mathematics.

These three volumes constitute the first complete English translation of Felix Klein’s seminal series “Elementarmathematik vom höheren Standpunkte aus”. “Complete” has a twofold meaning here: First, there now exists a translation of volume III into English, while until today the only translation had been into Chinese. Second, the English versions of volume I and II had omitted several, even extended parts of the original, while we now present a complete revised translation into modern English. These translations were done bei Marta Menghini (University of Rome) und Gert Schubring (University of Bielefeld and University of Rio de Janeiro).

(–> Link to Springer)

This entry was posted in Book of the Month. Bookmark the permalink.

  1. Moti says:

    Who is the publisher?

  2. Sarah Spoenemann says:

    The publisher is Springer. You can follow the link below the text.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *