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## Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

*B. Jack Copeland (ed.)*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198565932
- eISBN:
- 9780191714016
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was ... More

## Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

*Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- September 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199656592
- eISBN:
- 9780191748059
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to ... More

## The Correspondence of Charles Hutton: Mathematical Networks in Georgian Britain

*Benjamin Wardhaugh*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- February 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198805045
- eISBN:
- 9780191843150
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198805045.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book contains complete transcriptions, with notes, of the 133 surviving letters of Charles Hutton (1737–1823). The letters span the period 1770–1823 and are drawn from nearly thirty different ... More

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I: (1641 - 1659)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198510666
- eISBN:
- 9780191705892
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Discontinued
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510666.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly ... More

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198566014
- eISBN:
- 9780191713996
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Discontinued
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More

## A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More

## The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

*Catherine Jami*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- January 2012
- ISBN:
- 9780199601400
- eISBN:
- 9780191729218
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book explores how the mathematics the Jesuits brought to China was reconstructed as a branch of imperial learning so that the emperor Kangxi (r. 1662–1722) could consolidate his power over the ... More

## George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

*Mark McCartney, Andrew Whitaker, and Alastair Wood (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- August 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198822868
- eISBN:
- 9780191861321
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198822868.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

George Gabriel Stokes was one of the most significant mathematicians and natural philosophers of the nineteenth century. Serving as Lucasian professor at Cambridge he made wide-ranging contributions ... More

## The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198526025
- eISBN:
- 9780191712364
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, ... More

## Heavenly Numbers: Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

*Christopher Cullen*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198733119
- eISBN:
- 9780191797705
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198733119.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is a history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early third century CE—a period often referred to as ‘early imperial China’. It ... More

## The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

*Martin Campbell-Kelly, Mary Croarken, Raymond Flood, and Eleanor Robson (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198508410
- eISBN:
- 9780191708831
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity; table making and ... More

## John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

*Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198564843
- eISBN:
- 9780191713750
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematician John Pell was a member of the Royal Society and one of the generation of scientists that included Boyle, Wren, and Hooke. Although he left a huge body of manuscript materials, he ... More

## Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

*Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- May 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199231256
- eISBN:
- 9780191710803
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Lord Kelvin was one of the greatest physicists of the Victorian era. Widely known for the development of the Kelvin scale of temperature measurement, Kelvin's interests ranged across thermodynamics, ... More

## The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

*Robin Wilson and Amirouche Moktefi (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- April 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198817000
- eISBN:
- 9780191858697
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198817000.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known for his ‘Alice’ books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, written under his pen-name of Lewis Carroll. He is also remembered as a ... More

## Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

*John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- January 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199681976
- eISBN:
- 9780191761737
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This is the story of the intellectual and ... More

## Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

*Chris Bleakley*

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- October 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198853732
- eISBN:
- 9780191888168
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198853732.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Algorithms are the hidden methods that computers apply to process information and make decisions. The book tells the story of algorithms from their ancient origins to the present day and beyond. The ... More

## Pythagoras' Legacy: Mathematics in Ten Great Ideas

*Marcel Danesi*

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- January 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198852247
- eISBN:
- 9780191886959
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198852247.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

The history of mathematics starts in earnest with one of Pythagoras’ most important proofs, the Pythagorean theorem. This proof was the first link in a chain of ground-breaking ideas, all ... More

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