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Genre/Form: | Aufsatzsammlung History |
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Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Raymond Flood; Adrian C Rice; Robin J Wilson |

ISBN: | 9780199601394 0199601399 |

OCLC Number: | 721931689 |

Description: | ix, 466 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. |

Contents: | Introduction -- 1. Cambridge: The rise and fall of the mathematical tripos / Tony Crilly -- 2. Mathematics in Victorian Oxford: A tale of three professors / Keith Hannabuss -- 3. Mathematics in the metropolis: A survey of Victorian London / Adrian Rice -- 4. Scotland: Land of opportunity but few rewards / A.J.S. Mann and A.D.D. Craik -- 5. Taking root: Mathematics in Victorian Ireland / Raymond Flood -- 6. Wranglers in exile: Mathematics in the British empire / June Barrow-Green -- 7. A voice for mathematics: Victorian mathematical journals and societies / Sloan Evans Despeaux -- 8. Victorian 'applied mathematics' / A.D.D. Craik -- 9. Victorian astronomy: The age of the 'Grand Amateur' / Allan Chapman -- 10. Calculating engines: Machines, mathematics, and misconceptions / Doron D. Swade -- 11. Vital statistics: The measurement of public health / M. Eileen Magnello -- 13. Instruction in the calculus and differential equations in Victorian and Edwardian Britain / I. Grattan-Guinness -- 14. Geometry: The Euclid debate / Amirouche Moktefi -- 15. Victorian algebra: The freedom to create new mathematical entities / Karen Hunger Parshall -- 16. Victorian logic: From Whately to Russell / I. Grattan-Guinness -- 17. Combinatorics: A very Victorian recreation / Robin Wilson -- 18. Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century / Jeremy Gray. |

Responsibility: | edited by Raymond Flood, Adrian Rice and Robin Wilson. |

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## Reviews

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Mathematics in Victorian Britain is one of the most enjoyable books that I have had the pleasure of reading. In both senses of the word, it is most certainly unputdownable. Graham Wheeler, Significance For anyone with the slightest interest in the history of mathematics, this is an excellent volume for dipping into. Fortean Times The book is clearly written and edited ... A must for anyone interested in this period. Wallace A. Ferguson, Mathematics Today 414 fascinating pages which keep the reader enthralled like a story, although each chapter could be read on its own ... Would I have bought this book in a shop? YES, absolutely. N. G. Macleod, Maths in School As a rule of thumb, if one reads a book and is unable to put it down, then it is a good book. In the case of Mathematics in Victorian Britain, I had to put this book down on several occasions; not because I disliked it, but because it inspired me to pick up a notepad and pencil and try several mathematics questions from nineteenth-century exam papers. The fact that I wanted to explore the book in this way, pick it up and carry on reading, is a real testament to how wonderfully good it really is. Graham Wheeler, Significance The period is a fascinating one and the quality and accessibility of the chapters make for an enjoyable and informative read. And through the fine editing of three more historians, Flood, Rice and Wilson, the book succeeds in eliciting the achievements of British mathematics during those Victorian decades when Britain was in its pomp. Scottish Mathematical Council Journal The book can serve various groups of readers: historians of mathematics as well as mathematicians and even general readers. It is published in a very nice and elegant manner with many pictures and diagrams included. Roman Murawski, Zentralblatt MATH Anyone with an interest in history of mathematics, especially British mathematics, will find this text a pleasurable read ... this book should find a place in the personal library of many historians and mathematicians. Bruce J. Petrie, Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics Read more...

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