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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing EngineThe Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

B. Jack Copeland (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was ... More

Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to ... More

The Correspondence of Charles HuttonMathematical Networks in Georgian Britain

The Correspondence of Charles Hutton: Mathematical Networks in Georgian Britain

Benjamin Wardhaugh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198805045
eISBN:
9780191843150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805045.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book contains complete transcriptions, with notes, of the 133 surviving letters of Charles Hutton (1737–1823). The letters span the period 1770–1823 and are drawn from nearly thirty different ... More

A Discourse Concerning AlgebraEnglish Algebra to 1685

A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More

The Emperor's New MathematicsWestern Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Catherine Jami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book explores how the mathematics the Jesuits brought to China was reconstructed as a branch of imperial learning so that the emperor Kangxi (r. 1662–1722) could consolidate his power over the ... More

The Greate Invention of AlgebraThomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, ... More

Heavenly NumbersAstronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

Heavenly Numbers: Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

Christopher Cullen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198733119
eISBN:
9780191797705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733119.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is a history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early third century CE—a period often referred to as ‘early imperial China’. It ... More

The History of Mathematical TablesFrom Sumer to Spreadsheets

The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Martin Campbell-Kelly, Mary Croarken, Raymond Flood, and Eleanor Robson (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity; table making and ... More

John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles CavendishThe Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematician John Pell was a member of the Royal Society and one of the generation of scientists that included Boyle, Wren, and Hooke. Although he left a huge body of manuscript materials, he ... More

Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Lord Kelvin was one of the greatest physicists of the Victorian era. Widely known for the development of the Kelvin scale of temperature measurement, Kelvin's interests ranged across thermodynamics, ... More

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