British Society for the History of Mathematics
Overview
Works:  23 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 905 library holdings 

Genres:  History Periodicals Bibliography Case studies Directories 
Roles:  Editor, Responsible party, isb, Organizer of meeting 
Classifications:  QA23, 510.9023 
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Most widely held works about
British Society for the History of Mathematics
 Newsletter( )
 BSHM Bulletin by British Society for the History of Mathematics( )
 British Society for the History of Mathematics( )
Most widely held works by
British Society for the History of Mathematics
BSHM Bulletin by
British Society for the History of Mathematics(
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in English and No Linguistic content and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and No Linguistic content and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newsletter by
British Society for the History of Mathematics(
)
in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking teleprinter ciphers at Bletchley Park : general report on Tunny with emphasis on statistical methods (1945) by
Irving John Good(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This detailed technical account of breaking Tunny is an edition of a report written in 1945, with extensive modern commentary Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park gives the full text of the General Report on Tunny (GRT) of 1945, making clear how the ideas, notation and the specially designed machines that were used differ from what was generally accepted in 1945, and, where a modern reader might be misled, from what is understood now. The editors of this book clarify the sometimes slightly strange language of the GRT and explain the text within a variety of contexts in several separate historical story lines, some only implicit in the GRT itself. The first story, told by the authors of the GRT, describes how, using specially designed machines, including from 1944 the "Colossus", the British broke the enciphered teleprinter messages sent by the highest command levels of the Germany Army. The cipher machines the Germans used were the Lorenz SZ 40 series, called "Tunny" by the British. The second story shows how the use of thenunfashionable Bayesian methods in statistics proved to be essential to the British success. The third story describes a significant stage in the invention of the modern digital computer. This story is connected with Alan Turing's 1936 paper on the theory of computability, which is nowadays seen as a starting point for the development of the modern digital computer. This book includes: . Over 200 pages of commentary, biographies, glossaries, and essays related to the text of the General Report on Tunny. The complete text of the original GRT, covering the general theory of Tunny breaking and of numerous refinements appropriate to specialcase situations. All the examples of original worksheets and printouts, showing the Tunnybreaking process in action, that appear in the GRT The main purpose of this book is to present the actual words of the GRT for use by readers with a serious interest in the history of cryptography, computing, or mathematics
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This detailed technical account of breaking Tunny is an edition of a report written in 1945, with extensive modern commentary Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park gives the full text of the General Report on Tunny (GRT) of 1945, making clear how the ideas, notation and the specially designed machines that were used differ from what was generally accepted in 1945, and, where a modern reader might be misled, from what is understood now. The editors of this book clarify the sometimes slightly strange language of the GRT and explain the text within a variety of contexts in several separate historical story lines, some only implicit in the GRT itself. The first story, told by the authors of the GRT, describes how, using specially designed machines, including from 1944 the "Colossus", the British broke the enciphered teleprinter messages sent by the highest command levels of the Germany Army. The cipher machines the Germans used were the Lorenz SZ 40 series, called "Tunny" by the British. The second story shows how the use of thenunfashionable Bayesian methods in statistics proved to be essential to the British success. The third story describes a significant stage in the invention of the modern digital computer. This story is connected with Alan Turing's 1936 paper on the theory of computability, which is nowadays seen as a starting point for the development of the modern digital computer. This book includes: . Over 200 pages of commentary, biographies, glossaries, and essays related to the text of the General Report on Tunny. The complete text of the original GRT, covering the general theory of Tunny breaking and of numerous refinements appropriate to specialcase situations. All the examples of original worksheets and printouts, showing the Tunnybreaking process in action, that appear in the GRT The main purpose of this book is to present the actual words of the GRT for use by readers with a serious interest in the history of cryptography, computing, or mathematics
Mathematics from manuscript to print, 13001600(
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3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bulletin / the British Society for the History of Mathematics by
British Society for the History of Mathematics(
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in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics textbooks : an annotated bibliography of historical studies by
John Fauvel(
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)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empowering students through the history of statistics : historical tales for the statistics classroom by
Alan Graham(
Book
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2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facets of seventeenth century mathematics in the Netherlands by
J. A. van Maanen(
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1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary in Dutch
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary in Dutch
Newsletter / the British Society for the History of Mathematics by
British Society for the History of Mathematics(
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in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematical elucidation of the bases of Kepler's laws by A. E. L Davis(
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1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research in progress : the Queen's college, Oxford, 28 February 2009(
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1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What does it mean to do the philosophy, history and sociology of mathematics in the twentyfirst century? : University College,
London, 30 July 2010(
)
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mathematics textbooks : an annotated bibliography of historical studies by
John Fauvel(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
History of mathematics in the higher education curriculum(
Book
)
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Mathematics is usually, and of course correctly, presented 'readymade' to students, with techniques and applications presented systematically and in logical order. However, like any other academic subject, mathematics has a history which is rich in astonishing breakthroughs, false starts, misattributions, confusions and deadends. This history gives a narrative and human context which adds colour and context to the discipline. Setting historical context can motivate and enthuse learning, but it also enriches the curriculum, shows connections between different branches of the subject, and helps to produce students with a greater sense of the breadth and, what might be termed, the creative life of mathematics as a discipline. This report seeks to give examples of how history has been integrated into undergraduate mathematics teaching in higher education through case studies."Back cover
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Mathematics is usually, and of course correctly, presented 'readymade' to students, with techniques and applications presented systematically and in logical order. However, like any other academic subject, mathematics has a history which is rich in astonishing breakthroughs, false starts, misattributions, confusions and deadends. This history gives a narrative and human context which adds colour and context to the discipline. Setting historical context can motivate and enthuse learning, but it also enriches the curriculum, shows connections between different branches of the subject, and helps to produce students with a greater sense of the breadth and, what might be termed, the creative life of mathematics as a discipline. This report seeks to give examples of how history has been integrated into undergraduate mathematics teaching in higher education through case studies."Back cover
History in mathematics education by
John Fauvel(
Book
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1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. Most of the leading specialists in the field have contributed to this groundbreaking book, whose topics include the integration of history in the classroom, its value in the training of teachers, historical support for particular subjects and for students with diverse educational requirements, the use of original texts written by great mathematicians of the past, the epistemological backgrounds to choose for history, and nonstandard media and other resources, from drama to the internet. Resulting from an international study on behalf of ICMI (the International Commission of Mathematics Instruction), the book draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks, teacher education practices, and research perspectives across the world. Together with its 300item annotated bibliography of recent work in the field in eight languages, the book provides firm foundations for future developments
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. Most of the leading specialists in the field have contributed to this groundbreaking book, whose topics include the integration of history in the classroom, its value in the training of teachers, historical support for particular subjects and for students with diverse educational requirements, the use of original texts written by great mathematicians of the past, the epistemological backgrounds to choose for history, and nonstandard media and other resources, from drama to the internet. Resulting from an international study on behalf of ICMI (the International Commission of Mathematics Instruction), the book draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks, teacher education practices, and research perspectives across the world. Together with its 300item annotated bibliography of recent work in the field in eight languages, the book provides firm foundations for future developments
Research in progress : The Queen's College, Oxford, 1 March 2008(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The problem of Littlewood and Offord by Albert Cyril Offord(
Book
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1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Autumn meeting and AGM : Birmingham University, 1 October 2010(
)
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Links to web sites on the history of mathematics by
June BarrowGreen(
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2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This broadly conceived site contains a list of Web sites containing material relevant to the study of history of mathematics. Some of these sites are specifically devoted to history of mathematics while others are part of larger sites
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This broadly conceived site contains a list of Web sites containing material relevant to the study of history of mathematics. Some of these sites are specifically devoted to history of mathematics while others are part of larger sites
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