## Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

*Jan-Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton*

- Published in print:
- 1996
- Published Online:
- January 2005
- ISBN:
- 9780198280538
- eISBN:
- 9780191601934
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/019828053X.001.0001
- Subject:
- Political Science, Reference

This book presents comprehensive political, social and economic statistics on the 24 OECD countries. The book is divided into two main sections. The first section features comparative tables covering ... More

## Introduction

*Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton*

### in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

- Published in print:
- 1996
- Published Online:
- January 2005
- ISBN:
- 9780198280538
- eISBN:
- 9780191601934
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/019828053X.003.0001
- Subject:
- Political Science, Reference

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of this book. It then presents an overview of statistics on OECD countries. The rationale behind the authors’ decisions on ... More

## Truth-operations

*Michael Potter*

### in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- January 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780199215836
- eISBN:
- 9780191721243
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0018
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

From a single proposition p we form its negation not-p. From two propositions p and q we form various further propositions, e.g., p or q, p and q, etc.; similarly (though less often) with three or ... More

## The rise and rise of the spreadsheet

*Martin Campbell-Kelly*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0013
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematical table, as a paper-based artefact, is close to the end of its technological life. Tables had two main uses — as a calculating aid (such as a logarithm table) and as a data storage ... More

## 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

## INTRODUCTION

*M. Campbell-Kelly, M. Croarken, R. Flood, and E. Robson*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the four periods in the history of table making. It then discusses types of tables, communities of table makers and users, and making ... More

## Table making by committee: British table makers 1871–1965

*Mary Croarken*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0010
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was established in 1831 to promote the public understanding of science, an activity in which it is still has an important role today. By the ... More

## Table making for the relief of labour

*David Alan Grier*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0011
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the Mathematical Tables Project, which was created by the Work Projects Administration (WPA), a government agency that attempted to create jobs for ‘employable workers’. Over ... More

## History of actuarial tables

*Christopher Lewin and Margaret De Valois*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Actuaries make financial sense of the future by combining techniques of risk and finance. The actuarial profession was formed in 1848 but long before then mathematicians were producing tables in ... More

## The computation factory: de Prony's project for making tables in the 1790s

*Ivor Grattan-Guinness*

### in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

A large set of logarithmic and trigonometric tables was produced at the end of the 18th century under the direction of Gaspard Riche de Prony. Although they were completed in 1801, their size made ... More