Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse) 18501925
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Works:  106 works in 607 publications in 3 languages and 8,672 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Textbooks 
Roles:  Author 
Classifications:  QA95, 510.9 
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W. W. Rouse Ball
Mathematical recreations & essays
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119 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mindexpanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, mapcoloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
119 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mindexpanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, mapcoloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
A short account of the history of mathematics
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126 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton  you know the names, here's the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the historical development of mathematics and includes the early major theorists and their discoveries. The basis of arithmetic starts with the ancient Greeks, including Plato and the introduction of geometry in the method of analysis. The use of Arabic numerals brought math lightyears into the future, and was critical in the development of both commerce and science. The introduction of calculus helped make space travel possible, while the abacus was the precursor of the calculator. There is Leonardo da Vinci, whose fame as an artist has overshadowed his achievements as a mathematician; Pascal, who laid down the principles of the theory of probabilities; and Fermat and his intriguing theorem. Without these pioneers, our lives would be very different, because the growth of our society is interwoven with that of mathematics. And this is how it began. Book jacket."BOOK JACKET
126 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton  you know the names, here's the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the historical development of mathematics and includes the early major theorists and their discoveries. The basis of arithmetic starts with the ancient Greeks, including Plato and the introduction of geometry in the method of analysis. The use of Arabic numerals brought math lightyears into the future, and was critical in the development of both commerce and science. The introduction of calculus helped make space travel possible, while the abacus was the precursor of the calculator. There is Leonardo da Vinci, whose fame as an artist has overshadowed his achievements as a mathematician; Pascal, who laid down the principles of the theory of probabilities; and Fermat and his intriguing theorem. Without these pioneers, our lives would be very different, because the growth of our society is interwoven with that of mathematics. And this is how it began. Book jacket."BOOK JACKET
The student's guide to the bar
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16 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures, and other monographs
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11 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on Newton's Principia. With an introd. to the reprint ed. by I. Bernard Cohen
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19 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge
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38 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
38 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Récréations mathématiques et problèmes des temps anciens et modernes
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49 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in English and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
49 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in English and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fun with string figures
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4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of string figures and gives directions for making cat's cradle, the ebbing tide, and many other designs
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of string figures and gives directions for making cat's cradle, the ebbing tide, and many other designs
A primer of the history of mathematics
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19 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
19 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
The origin & history of the mathematical tripos
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W. W. Rouse Ball(
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2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge papers
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5 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity college, Cambridge
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7 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures
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10 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admissions to Trinity College, Cambridge
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Trinity College (University of Cambridge)(
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6 editions published between 1911 and 1916 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1911 and 1916 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to string figures
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W. W. Rouse Ball(
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6 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary algebra
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W. W. Rouse Ball(
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11 editions published between 1890 and 1897 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1890 and 1897 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Récréations et problèmes mathématiques des temps anciens & modernes
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4 editions published in 1898 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1898 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The student's guide to the bar
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W. W. Rouse Ball(
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2 editions published between 1879 and 1887 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1879 and 1887 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The King's scholars and King's Hall : notes on the history of King Hall, published on the sixhundredth anniversary of the writ of Edward II establishing the King's Scholars in the University of Cambridge
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3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge notes, chiefly concerning Trinity College and the University
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2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003 Editor
 University of Cambridge
 Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
 Freund, L. Translator
 FitzPatrick, J. Author of introduction Translator
 Cohen, I. Bernard 19142003 Author of introduction
 Montessus de Ballore, R. de (Robert) 1870 Annotator
 Margossian, A.
 Reinhart Author of introduction
 Fitz Patrick, M.
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Ball, W. W. Rouse.
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