Matokeo ya Utafutaji

A Wealth of Numbers
Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthologythe first of its kindgathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the pas... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2012 
Thomas Salmon: Volume II: A Proposal to Perform Musick and Related Writings, 16851706
This is the second volume in a twopart set on the writings of Thomas Salmon. Salmon (16471706) is remembered today for the fury with which Matthew Locke greeted his first foray into musical writing, the Essay to the Advancement of Musick (1672), and the nearfarcical level to which the subsequent ... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2013 
John Birchensha: Writings On Music (Music Theory In Britain, 15001700: Critical Editions Ser.)
John Birchensha (c.1605?1681) is chiefly remembered for the impression that his theories about music made on the mathematicians, natural philosophers and virtuosi of the Royal Society in the 1660s and 1670s, and for inventing a system that he claimed would enable even those without practical experi... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2010 
Music, Experiment and Mathematics in England, 16531705
How, in 1705, was Thomas Salmon, a parson from Bedfordshire, able to persuade the Royal Society that a musical performance could constitute a scientific experiment? Or that the judgement of a musical audience could provide evidence for a mathematically precise theory of musical tuning? This book pre... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2008 
Encounters with Euclid: How an Ancient Greek Geometry Text Shaped the World
A sweeping cultural history of one of the most influential mathematical books ever writtenEuclid's Elements of Geometry is one of the fountainheads of mathematics—and of culture. Written around 300 BCE, it has traveled widely across the centuries, generating countless new ideas and inspiring such fi... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2021 
How to Read Historical Mathematics
Techniques for deciphering texts by early mathematiciansWritings by early mathematicians feature language and notations that are quite different from what we're familiar with today. Sourcebooks on the history of mathematics provide some guidance, but what has been lacking is a guide tailored to the ... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2010 
John Wallis: Writings On Music (Music Theory In Britain, 1500âe 1700: Critical Editions Ser.)
John Wallis (16161703), was one of the foremost British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, and is also remembered for his important writings on grammar and logic. An interest in music theory led him to produce translations into Latin of three ancient Greek texts  those of Ptolemy, Porphyry... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2014 
Reading Mathematics in Early Modern Europe: Studies in the Production, Collection, and Use of Mathematical Books (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture)
Libraries and archives contain many thousands of early modern mathematical books, of which almost equally many bear readers’ marks, ranging from deliberate annotations and accidental blots to corrections and underlinings. Such evidence provides us with the material and intellectual tools for explori... More
Language: ENGHakimiliki: 2021