The world of mathematics; a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein, presented with commentaries and notes by James R. Newman.


New York, Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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Subjects Matematica (Historia)
Matematica.
Mathematics -- Collected Works.
Mathematics.
Mathématiques -- Anthologies.
Mathématiques -- Histoire.
Wetenschapsfilosofie.
Wiskunde.
Description 4 volumes (xviii, 2535 pages) illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents v. 1. Great mathematicians / Herbert Westren Turnbull -- The rhind papyrus / James R. Newman -- Archimedes / Plutarch, Vitruvius, Tzetzes -- Greek mathematics / Ivor Thomas -- Declaration of the profit of arithmeticke / Robert Recorde -- Johann Kepler / Sir Olver Lodge -- Geometry / Rene Descartes -- Isaac Newton / E.N. Da C. Andrade -- Newton, the man / John Maynard Keynes -- The analyst / Bishop Berkeley -- Gauss, the prince of mathematicians / Eric Temple Bell -- Invariant twins, Cayley and Sylvester / Eric Temple Bell -- Srinivasa Ramanujan / James R. Newman -- My mental development / Bertrand Russell -- Mathematics as an element in the history of thought / Alfred North Whitehead -- The sand reckoner / Archimedes -- Counting / Levi Leonard Conant -- From numbers to numerals and from numerals to computation / David Eugene Smith and Jekuthiel Ginsburg -- Calculating prodigies / W.W. Rouse Ball -- The ability of birds to "count" / O. Koehler -- Queen of mathematics / Eric Temple Bell -- On the binomial theorem for fractional and negative exponents / Isaac Newton -- Irrational numbers / Richard Dedekind -- Definition of number / Bertrand Russell -- Exactness of mathematical laws / William Kingdon Clifford -- Postulates of the science of space / William Kingdon Clifford -- On the space theory of matter / William Kingdon Clifford -- The seven bridges of Konigsberg / Leonhard Euler -- Topology / Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins -- Durer as a mathematician / Erwin Panofsky -- Projective geometry / Morris Kline -- On the origin and significance of geometrical axioms / Hermann von Helmholtz -- Symmetry / Hermann Weyl -- volume 2. Mathematics of motion / Galileo Galilei -- Kinetic theory of gases / Daniel Bernoulli -- Longitude / Lloyd A. Brown -- John Couch Adams and the discovery of Neptune / Sir Harold Spencer Jones -- Atomic numbers / H.G.J. Moseley -- Rontgen Rays / Sir William Bragg -- Crystals and the future of physics / Philippe Le Corbeiller -- What is calculus pf variations and what are its applications? / Karl Menger -- The soap-bubble / C. Vernon Boys -- Plateau's problem / Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins -- Periodic law of the chemical elements / Dmitri Mendeleeff -- Mendeleeff / Bernard Jaffe -- Mathematics of heredity / Gregor Mendel -- On being the right size / J.B.S. Haldane -- Heredity and the quantum theory / Erwin Schrodinger -- On magnitude / D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson -- The uncertainty principle / Werner Heisenberg -- Causality and wave mechanics / Erwin Schrodinger -- Constants of nature / Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington -- New law of gravitation and the old law / Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington -- Theory of relativity / Clement V. Durell -- Gustav Theodor Fechner / Edwin G. Boring -- Classification of men according to their natural gifts / Sir Francis Galton -- Mathematics of population and food / Thomas Robert Malthus -- Mathematics of value and demand / Augustin Cournot -- Theory of political economy / William Stanley Jevons -- Mathematics of war and foreign politics / Lewis Fry Richardson -- Statistics of deadly quarrels / Lewis Fry Richardson -- Theory of economic behavior / Leonid Hurwicz -- Theory of games / S. Vajda -- Sociology learns the language of mathematics / Abraham Kaplan -- Concerning probability / Pierre Simon de Laplace -- The red and black / Charles Sanders Peirce -- Application of probability to conduct / John Maynard Keynes -- Chance / Henri Poincare -- Meaning of probability / Ernest Nagel.
v. 3. Foundations of vital statistics / John Graunt -- First life insurance tables / Edmund Halley -- The law of large numbers / Jacob Bernoulli -- Sampling and standard error / L.C. Tippett -- On the average and scatter / M.J. Moroney -- Mathematics of a lady tasting tea / Sir Ronald A. Fisher -- The vice of gambling and the virtue of insurance / George Bernard Shaw -- The group concept / Cassius J. Keyser -- Theory of groups / Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington -- Mathematics and metaphysicians / Bertrand Russell -- Infinity / Hans Hahn -- On the naure of mathematical truth / Carl G. Hempel -- Geometry and empirical science / Carl G. Hempel -- Axiomatic method / Raymond L. Wilder -- Goedel's proof / Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman -- Mathematical science / Oswald Veblen and John Wesley Young -- Mathematics and the world / Douglas Gasking -- Mathematical postulates and human understanding / Richard von Mises -- The study that knows nothing of observation / James Joseph Sylvester -- Essence of mathematics / Charles Sanders Peirce -- Economy of Science / Ernst Mach -- Measurement / Norman Campbell -- Numerical laws / Norman Campbell -- The mathematical way of thinking / Hermann Weyl -- Mathematical analysis of logic / George Boole -- History of symbolic logic / Clarence Irving Lewis and Cooper Harold Langford -- Symbolic notation, Haddock's eyes and the dog-walking ordinance / Ernest Nagel -- Symbolic logic / Alfred Tarski -- Paradist lost and paradise regained / Edward Kasner and James R. Newman -- Crisis in intuition / Hans Hahn -- How to solve it / G. Polya -- New names for old / Edward Kasner and James R. Newman -- Mathematics as an art / John William Navin Sullivan -- volume 4. A mathematician's apology / G.H. Hardy -- Mathematical creation / Henri Poincare -- The mathematician / John von Neumann -- General and logical theory of automata / John von Neumann -- Can a machine think? / A.M. Turing -- A chess-playing machine / Claude Shannon -- Mathematics in warfare / Frederick William Lanchester -- How to hunt a submarine / Phillip M. Morse and George E. Kimball -- Mathematics of aesthetics / George David Birkhoff -- A mathematical approach to ethics / George David Birkhoff -- Cycloid pudding / Jonathan Swift -- Young Archimedes / Aldous Huxley -- Geometry in the South Pacific / Sylvia Townsend Warner -- Inflexible logic / Russell Maloney -- The law / Robert M. Coates -- Mathematics of music / Sir James Jeans -- Meaning of numbers / Oswald Spengler -- Locus of mathematical reality: an anthropological footnote / Leslie A. White -- Assorted paradoxes / Augustus de Morgan -- Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott -- What the tortoise says to Achilles and other riddles / Lewis Carroll -- The lever of Mahomet / Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins -- Pastimes of past and present times / Edward Kasner and James R. Neumann -- Arithmetical restorations / W.W. Rouse Ball -- The seven seven's / W.E.H. Berwick -- Easy mathematics and lawn tennis / T.J. I'A. Bromwich -- Mathematics for golfers / Stephen Leacock -- Common sense and the universe / Stephen Leacock.
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