Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse) 18501925
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Works:  105 works in 741 publications in 5 languages and 8,952 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Textbooks 
Roles:  Author 
Classifications:  QA21, 510.9 
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Most widely held works by
W. W. Rouse Ball
Mathematical recreations & essays by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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153 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,493 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
153 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,493 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 by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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116 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,091 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."Jacket
116 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,091 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."Jacket
String figures, and other monographs by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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36 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 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
36 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 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
An essay on Newton's Principia. With an introd. to the reprint ed. by I. Bernard Cohen by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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33 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical recreations and problems of past and present times by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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88 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in French and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
88 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in French and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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42 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The student's guide to the bar by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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21 editions published between 1878 and 1904 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1878 and 1904 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A primer of the history of mathematics by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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26 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
26 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
Histoire des mathématiques by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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47 editions published between 1906 and 2003 in French and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
47 editions published between 1906 and 2003 in French and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity college, Cambridge by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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15 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge papers by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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5 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admissions to Trinity College, Cambridge by
Trinity College (University of Cambridge)(
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in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to string figures by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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7 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary algebra by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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14 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 27 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 by
King's College (University of Cambridge)(
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6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Récréations mathématiques et problèmes des temps anciens et modernes by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge notes, chiefly concerning Trinity College and the University by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin & history of the mathematical tripos by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Récréations mathématiques at problèmes des temps ancien et modernes. 2. éd. française traduite d'après la 4. éd.,
anglaise et enrichie par J. FitzPatrick by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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2 editions published in 1907 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 1907 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A history of mathematics by
Florian Cajori(
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2 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resource containing biographical information on over 75 Western mathematicians from the 17th and 18th centuries, a large collection of works by and about the work of certain mathematicians in that period and over 150 links to other Internet resources for the history of mathematics
2 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resource containing biographical information on over 75 Western mathematicians from the 17th and 18th centuries, a large collection of works by and about the work of certain mathematicians in that period and over 150 links to other Internet resources for the history of mathematics
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 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003 Editor
 University of Cambridge Editor
 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
 Aubry, M. A.
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Ball, W. Rouse 18501925
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