The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻhmosé the scribe to Albert Einstein / presented with commentaries and notes by James R. Newman.
 Publication:
 New York : Simon and Schuster, 1956.
 Format/Description:
 Book
4 volumes (xviii, 2535 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm  Status/Location:

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 Subjects:
 Mathematics.
 Place of Publication:
 United States New York (State) New York (City).
 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
v. 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 soapbubble / 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 nature 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 dogwalking ordinance / Ernest Nagel
Symbolic logic / Alfred Tarski
Paradise 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
v. 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 chessplaying 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.  Notes:
 "©1956 by James R. Newman."verso of title page.
"Composition by Brown Bros. Linotypers, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed by the Murray Printing Company, Wakefield, Mass. Bound by H. Woolf Book Mfg. Co.,Inc.,New York, N.Y."verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references and index.  Local notes:
 Kislak Center copy gifted by Dr. Mark B. Adams in 2018.
 Penn Provenance:
 Adams, Mark B., (former owner) (Adams copy)
 Penn Chronology:
 1956
 Contributor:
 Newman, James R. (James Roy), 19071966, editor.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., publisher.
Murray Printing Company, printer.
H. Woolf Book Mfg., binder.
Brown Bros. Linotypers, typographer.
Mark B. Adams Emergence of Modern Science Collection (University of Pennsylvania)  OCLC:
 523675