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A scrap-book of elementary mathematics : notes, recreations, essays

Author: William F White
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court Pub. Co., 1910.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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White, William F. (William Frank), 1871-
Scrap-book of elementary mathematics.
Chicago : The Open Court Pub. Co., 1910
(OCoLC)678189148
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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