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The Resource Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history, edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, (electronic resource)

Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history, edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history
Title
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon
Title remainder
and other tales of mathematical history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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  • Anderson, Marlow
  • Katz, Victor J
  • Wilson, Robin J
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Spectrum series
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Mathematics
Label
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history, edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Ancient mathematics. Sherlock Holmes in Babylon / R. Creighton Buck -- Words and pictures: new light on Plimpton 322 / Eleanor Robson -- Mathematics, 600 B.C.-600 A.D. / Max Dehn -- Diophantus of Alexandria / J.D. Swift -- Hypatia of Alexandria / A.W. Richeson -- Hypatia and her mathematics / Michael A.B. Deakin -- The evolution of mathematics in ancient China / Frank Swetz -- Liu Hui and the first golden age of Chinese mathematics / Philip D. Straffin, Jr. -- Number systems of the North American Indians / W.C. Eells -- The number system of the Mayas / A.W. Richeson -- Before the conquest / Marcia Ascher -- Medieval and renaissance mathematics. The discovery of the series formula for [pi] by Leibniz, Gregory and Nilakantha / Ranjan Roy -- Ideas of calculus in Islam and India / Victor J. Katz -- Was calculus invented in India? / David Bressoud -- An early iterative method for the determinationof sin 10 / Farhad Riahi ---
  • Leonardo of Pisa and his Liber Quadratorum / R.B. McClenon -- The algorists vs. the abacists: an ancient controversy on the use of calculators / Barbara E. Reynolds -- Sidelights on the Cardan-Tartaglia controversy / Martin A. Nordgaard -- Reading Bombelli's x-purgated algebra / Abraham Arcavi and Maxim Bruckheimer -- The first work on mathematics printed in the New World / David Eugene Smith -- The seventeenth century. An application of geography to mathematics: history of the integral of the secant / V. Frederick Rickey and Philip M. Tuchinsky -- Some historical notes on the cycloid / E.A. Whitman -- Descartes and the problem-solving / Judith Grabiner -- René Descartes' curve-drawing devices: experiments in the relations between mechanical motion and symbolic language / David Dennis -- Certain mathematical achievements of James Gregory / Max Dehn and E.D. Hellinger -- The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass / Judith V. Grabiner ---
  • The crooked made straight: Roberval and Newton on tangents / Paul R. Wolfson -- On the discovery of the logarithmic series and its development in England up to Cotes / Josef Ehrenfried Hofmann -- Isaac Newton: man, myth and mathematics / V. Frederick Rickey -- Reading the master: Newton and the birth of celestial mechanics / Bruce Pourciau -- Newton as an originator of polar coordinates / C.B. Boyer -- Newton's method for resolving affected equations / Chris Christensen -- A contribution of Leibniz to the history of complex numbers / R.B. McClenon -- Functions of a curve: Leibniz's original notion of functions / David Dennis and Jere Confrey -- The eighteenth century. Brook Taylor and the mathematical theory of linear perspectives / P.S. Jones -- Was Newton's calculus a dead end? The continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions / Judith Grabiner -- Discussion of fluxions: from Berkeley to Woodhouse / Florian Cajori ---
  • The Bernoullis and the harmonic series / William Dunham -- Leonhard Euler 1707-1783 / J.J. Burckhardt -- The number e / J.L. Coolidge -- Euler's vision of a general partial differential calculus for a generalized kind of function / Jesper Lützen -- Euler and the fundamental theorem of algebra / William Dunham -- Euler and differentials / Anthony P. Ferzola -- Euler and quadratic reciprocity / Harold M. Edwards
Control code
ebr10722440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 387 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history, edited by Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Ancient mathematics. Sherlock Holmes in Babylon / R. Creighton Buck -- Words and pictures: new light on Plimpton 322 / Eleanor Robson -- Mathematics, 600 B.C.-600 A.D. / Max Dehn -- Diophantus of Alexandria / J.D. Swift -- Hypatia of Alexandria / A.W. Richeson -- Hypatia and her mathematics / Michael A.B. Deakin -- The evolution of mathematics in ancient China / Frank Swetz -- Liu Hui and the first golden age of Chinese mathematics / Philip D. Straffin, Jr. -- Number systems of the North American Indians / W.C. Eells -- The number system of the Mayas / A.W. Richeson -- Before the conquest / Marcia Ascher -- Medieval and renaissance mathematics. The discovery of the series formula for [pi] by Leibniz, Gregory and Nilakantha / Ranjan Roy -- Ideas of calculus in Islam and India / Victor J. Katz -- Was calculus invented in India? / David Bressoud -- An early iterative method for the determinationof sin 10 / Farhad Riahi ---
  • Leonardo of Pisa and his Liber Quadratorum / R.B. McClenon -- The algorists vs. the abacists: an ancient controversy on the use of calculators / Barbara E. Reynolds -- Sidelights on the Cardan-Tartaglia controversy / Martin A. Nordgaard -- Reading Bombelli's x-purgated algebra / Abraham Arcavi and Maxim Bruckheimer -- The first work on mathematics printed in the New World / David Eugene Smith -- The seventeenth century. An application of geography to mathematics: history of the integral of the secant / V. Frederick Rickey and Philip M. Tuchinsky -- Some historical notes on the cycloid / E.A. Whitman -- Descartes and the problem-solving / Judith Grabiner -- René Descartes' curve-drawing devices: experiments in the relations between mechanical motion and symbolic language / David Dennis -- Certain mathematical achievements of James Gregory / Max Dehn and E.D. Hellinger -- The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass / Judith V. Grabiner ---
  • The crooked made straight: Roberval and Newton on tangents / Paul R. Wolfson -- On the discovery of the logarithmic series and its development in England up to Cotes / Josef Ehrenfried Hofmann -- Isaac Newton: man, myth and mathematics / V. Frederick Rickey -- Reading the master: Newton and the birth of celestial mechanics / Bruce Pourciau -- Newton as an originator of polar coordinates / C.B. Boyer -- Newton's method for resolving affected equations / Chris Christensen -- A contribution of Leibniz to the history of complex numbers / R.B. McClenon -- Functions of a curve: Leibniz's original notion of functions / David Dennis and Jere Confrey -- The eighteenth century. Brook Taylor and the mathematical theory of linear perspectives / P.S. Jones -- Was Newton's calculus a dead end? The continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions / Judith Grabiner -- Discussion of fluxions: from Berkeley to Woodhouse / Florian Cajori ---
  • The Bernoullis and the harmonic series / William Dunham -- Leonhard Euler 1707-1783 / J.J. Burckhardt -- The number e / J.L. Coolidge -- Euler's vision of a general partial differential calculus for a generalized kind of function / Jesper Lützen -- Euler and the fundamental theorem of algebra / William Dunham -- Euler and differentials / Anthony P. Ferzola -- Euler and quadratic reciprocity / Harold M. Edwards
Control code
ebr10722440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 387 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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