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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: White, William F. (William Frank), 1871- Scrap-book of elementary mathematics. Chicago : The Open Court Pub. Co., 1910 (OCoLC)678189148 |
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Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
William F White |

OCLC Number: | 9069886 |

Description: | 248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm |

Contents: | The two systems of numeration of large numbers -- Repeating products -- Multiplication at sight: a new trick with an old principle -- A repeating table -- A few numerical curiosities -- Nine -- Familiar tricks based on literal arithmetic -- General test of divisibility -- Miscellaneous notes on number -- Numbers arising from measurement -- Compound interest -- Decimal separatrixes -- Present trends in arithmetic -- Multiplication and division of decimals -- Arithmetic in the Renaissance -- Napier's rods and other mechanical aids to calculation -- Axioms in elementary algebra -- Do the axioms apply to equations? -- Checking the solution of an equation -- Algebraic fallacies -- Two highest common factors -- Positive and negative numbers -- Visual representation of complex numbers -- Illustration of the law of signs in algebraic multiplication -- Exponents -- Geometric puzzles -- Division of plane into regular polygons -- A homemade leveling device -- "Rope stretchers" -- The three famous problems of antiquity -- The circle squarer's paradox -- The instruments that are postulated -- The triangle and its circles -- Linkages and straight-line motion -- The four-colors theorem -- Parallelogram of forces -- A question of fourth dimension by analogy -- Symmetry illustrated by paper folding -- Apparatus to illustrate line values of trigonometric functions -- Sine -- Growth of the philosophy of the calculus -- Some illustrations of limits -- Law of commutation -- Equations of U.S. standards of length and mass -- The mathematical treatment of statistics -- Mathematical symbols -- Beginnings of mathematics on the Nile -- A few surprising facts in the history of mathematics -- Quotations on mathematics -- Autographs of mathematicians -- Bridges and isles, figure tracing, unicursal signatures, labyrinths -- The number of the beast -- Magic squares -- The square of Gotham -- A mathematical game-puzzle -- Puzzle of the camels -- A few more old-timers -- A few catch questions -- Seven-counters game -- To determine direction by a watch -- Mathematical advice to a building committee -- The golden age of mathematics -- The movement to make mathematics teaching more concrete -- The mathematical recitation as an exercise in public speaking -- The nature of mathematical reasoning -- Alice in the wonderland of mathematics. |

Responsibility: | by William F. White. |

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