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Mathematics

Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins; Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, ©1963.
Series: Gateway to the great books, 9.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Maynard Hutchins; Mortimer Jerome Adler
OCLC Number: 17572301
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mathematics, the mirror of civilization / Lancelot Hogben --
Mathematics, in the life and thought / Andrew Russell Forsyth --
On mathematical method from An introduction to mathematics / Alfred North Whitehead --
On the nature of a calculus / Alfred North Whitehead --
The study of mathematics / Bertrand Russell --
Mathematics and the metaphysicians / Bertrand Russell --
Definition of number / Bertrand Russell --
New names for old / Edward Kasner & James R. Newman --
Beyond the googol / Edward Kasner & James R. Newman --
Fingerprints / Tobias Dantzig --
The empty column / Tobias Dantzig --
The seven bridges of Konigsberg / Leonhard Euler --
Measurement / Norman Robert Campbell --
Numerical laws and the use of mathematics in science / Norman Robert Campbell --
The postulates of the science of space / William Kingdon Clifford --
Space / Henri Poincare --
Mathematical creation / Henri Poincare --
Chance / Henri Poincare --
Probability from A philosophical essay on probabilities / Pierre Simon De Laplace --
The red and the black / Charles Sanders Peirce.
Series Title: Gateway to the great books, 9.
Responsibility: Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, editors in chief ; Clifton Fadiman, associate editor ; [portrait illustrations are by Fred Steffen].

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