## 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

## Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

*Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149042
- eISBN:
- 9781400842681
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. “Circles disturbed” reflect the last words of ... More

## 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 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

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I: (1641 - 1659)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198510666
- eISBN:
- 9780191705892
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Discontinued
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510666.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly ... More

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198566014
- eISBN:
- 9780191713996
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Discontinued
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More

## 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 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

## Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

*Joseph Mazur*

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691173375
- eISBN:
- 9781400850112
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

While all of us regularly use basic mathematical symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren't available before the sixteenth century. What did ... More

## 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 Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

*Glen Van Brummelen*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691175997
- eISBN:
- 9781400844807
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the ... More

## 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 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 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

*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

## The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

*Paul J. Nahin*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691176000
- eISBN:
- 9781400844654
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use—from our computers and cars, to home appliances. How did a system of mathematics ... More

## Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense: Histories and Philosophies of Mathematical Practice

*Roi Wagner*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691171715
- eISBN:
- 9781400883783
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691171715.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and ... More

## The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

*Robin Wilson and Amirouche Moktefi (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- April 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198817000
- eISBN:
- 9780191858697
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198817000.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known for his ‘Alice’ books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, written under his pen-name of Lewis Carroll. He is also remembered as a ... More

## Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

*Annette Imhausen*

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691117133
- eISBN:
- 9781400874309
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC—and the earliest hints of writing and number notation—to the end of the pharaonic period in ... More

## The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

*Jennifer Beineke and Jason Rosenhouse (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691164038
- eISBN:
- 9781400881338
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, ... More