The culture of mathematical exhibit
Oliver Knill, Mai 3, 2014
Exhibit hall from 1893
The culture of mathematical models has flourished in Europe around the end of the 19th century.
In particular, the BrillSchilling manufacture in Darmstadt (Martin Schilling took over the
distribution of models from Ludwig Brill in about 1900.
Source.
The Harvard Mathematics department had a
larger collection which then has
partly been catalogued by
the Harvard graduate school of design.
Alexander Wilhelm von Brill
(Bio),
the one from "Brill Noether theory" and was a student of Clebsch (the "ClebschGordan one").
Among students who took his classes ere Hurwitz, Planck, Bianchi, Runge, RicciCurbastro,
which all are legends "Hurwitz formula, Planck constant, Bianchi identity, RungeKutta, Ricci curvature).
MathematischPhysikalische Modelle in an exhibit of the technical university München of 1893.
Source: Deutsches Museum, Bildstelle, displayed in the book
"Objets Mathematiques: Musee du temps de Besancon et university de FranbcheCompte.
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Book cover "Objets Mathematiques: Musee du temps de Besancon et university de FranbcheCompte.
