Montucla's legacy: The history of the exact sciences
- Beating out the shape of a drum. Stewart, Ian // New Scientist;6/13/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1825, p26
Looks back at what information about a shape mathematicians could infer from the basic list of frequencies at which it vibrates. The ancient Greeks; Jean Le Rond d'Alembert's work in 1746; Toshikazu Sunada's work in 1985.
- ROBERT WOODHOUSE AND THE EVOLUTION OF CAMBRIDGE MATHEMATICS. Phillips, Christopher // History of Science;Mar2006, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p69
No abstract available.
- THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE INVERSE SQUARE LAW: (2) THE USE AND NON-USE OF MATHEMATICS. Gal, Ofer; Chen-Morris, Raz // History of Science;Mar2006, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p49
No abstract available.
- How our methods of writing algebra have evolved: A thread through history. Oliver, Jack // Australian Senior Mathematics Journal;2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p12
The article discusses the history of algebraic language. Arithmetic expressions inscribed in various artifacts recovered from Russia, Babylon and Greece are presented. Diophantus of Alexandria, a third century Greek mathematician, introduced an algebraic symbolism using an abbreviation of the...
- Heath, Thomas Little (1861 - 1940). // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1
English civil servant and historian of the ancient Greek mathematicians. For his considerable services to the Treasury Office he was knighted; nevertheless he received no little acclaim for his historical worksâ€”he became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1912, and of the Royal Academy in...
- An Analysis of Nonpositional Numeral Systems. Hollings, Christoher // Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p15
The article discusses the history of numerical notations. According to the author, the numeration systems were classified into two, the positional and nonpositional. The most common throughout history is the nonpositional numerical notations which were characterized by the feature wherein the...
- Multicultural Math Games from Ancient History to the Present. // Curriculum Review;Feb2011, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p9
A review of the book "More Math Games and Activities From Around the World," by Claudia Zaslavsky is presented.
- Looking at History through Mathematics (Book). Miller, David W. // Management Science;Oct68, Vol. 15 Issue 2, pB-115
The article reviews the book "Looking at History Through Mathematics," by Nicolas Rashevsky.
- From the Editor. // Mathematical Spectrum;2008/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p1
The article focuses on tracing the origin of mathematics and how it evolved. It cites the book "From Calculus to Computers: Using the Last 200 Years of Mathematics History in the Classroom," which is reportedly an attempt at thinking historically about mathematics. It argues about the need of...