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Robert Recorde : the life and times of a Tudor mathematician

Author: Fenny Smith; Gareth Ffowc Roberts
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent research has revealed new information about the Welsh Tudor mathematician Robert Recorde, who invented the equals sign (=) -- what inspired his work, and what its influence was on the development of mathematics education in the English-speaking world. The findings of that research, presented at a commemorative conference in 2008, from the core of this publication. The book begins with an account of Recorde's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Recorde; Robert Recorde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fenny Smith; Gareth Ffowc Roberts
ISBN: 9780708326824 070832682X
OCLC Number: 859181629
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held on July 8-10, 2008, at the University of Wales, Newtown, Powys.
Description: xviii, 232 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Contents: The lives and works of Robert Recorde / Jack Williams --
Robert Recorde and his remarkable arithmetic / John Denniss and Fenny Smith --
Recorde and The urinal of physick : context, uroscopy and the practice of medicine / Margaret Pelling --
The pathway to knowledg and the English Euclidean tradition / Jacqueline Stedall --
The castle of knowledge : astronomy and the sphere / Stephen Johnston --
The whetstone of witte : content and sources / Ulrich Reich --
The Welsh context of Robert Recorde / Nia M.W. Powell --
Commonwealth and empire : Robert Recorde in Tudor England / Howell A. Lloyd --
Data, computation and the Tudor knowledge economy / John V. Tucker --
Appendix. From Recorde to relativity : a speculation / Gareth Wyn Evans.
Responsibility: edited by Gareth Roberts and Fenny Smith.

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The inventor of the equals sign (=), Robert Recorde (1510?-1558) was the first English-writing mathematics educator: this book celebrates his work  Read more...

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