Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse) 18501925
Overview
Works:  108 works in 831 publications in 5 languages and 8,979 library holdings 

Genres:  History Puzzles and games Biography Textbooks 
Roles:  Author 
Classifications:  QA95, 510.9 
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Most widely held works by
W. W. Rouse Ball
Mathematical recreations & essays by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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156 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mindexpanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, mapcoloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
156 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mindexpanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, mapcoloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
A short account of the history of mathematics by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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167 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton  you know the names, here's the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the historical development of mathematics and includes the early major theorists and their discoveries. The basis of arithmetic starts with the ancient Greeks, including Plato and the introduction of geometry in the method of analysis. The use of Arabic numerals brought math lightyears into the future, and was critical in the development of both commerce and science. The introduction of calculus helped make space travel possible, while the abacus was the precursor of the calculator. There is Leonardo da Vinci, whose fame as an artist has overshadowed his achievements as a mathematician; Pascal, who laid down the principles of the theory of probabilities; and Fermat and his intriguing theorem. Without these pioneers, our lives would be very different, because the growth of our society is interwoven with that of mathematics. And this is how it began. Book jacket."Jacket
167 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton  you know the names, here's the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the historical development of mathematics and includes the early major theorists and their discoveries. The basis of arithmetic starts with the ancient Greeks, including Plato and the introduction of geometry in the method of analysis. The use of Arabic numerals brought math lightyears into the future, and was critical in the development of both commerce and science. The introduction of calculus helped make space travel possible, while the abacus was the precursor of the calculator. There is Leonardo da Vinci, whose fame as an artist has overshadowed his achievements as a mathematician; Pascal, who laid down the principles of the theory of probabilities; and Fermat and his intriguing theorem. Without these pioneers, our lives would be very different, because the growth of our society is interwoven with that of mathematics. And this is how it began. Book jacket."Jacket
The student's guide to the bar by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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21 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures, and other monographs by
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21 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on Newton's Principia. With an introd. to the reprint ed. by I. Bernard Cohen by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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33 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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47 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
47 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical recreations and problems of past and present times by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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93 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
93 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fun with string figures by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of string figures and gives directions for making cat's cradle, the ebbing tide, and many other designs
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of string figures and gives directions for making cat's cradle, the ebbing tide, and many other designs
A primer of the history of mathematics by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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28 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
28 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
The origin & history of the mathematical tripos by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity college, Cambridge by
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12 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity College was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, who merged two older institutions, Michaelhouse and the King's Hall. The beauty of Trinity's courts attracts visitors from around the world, but the College is also a thriving, modern community. This history, published in 1906, covers the period from the foundation until the early Victorian era, and will appeal to those interested in the history of both the college and the University. It is divided into chronological chapters, each illustrated by the series editor, Edmund H. New. As Rouse Ball states, '... Trinity College Cambridge is the largest collegiate foundation at either of the ancient universities, and, few, if any visitors to Cambridge leave without walking through its courts. This booklet is written in the belief that there are many such visitors who would like to know rather more about the College than can be learnt from a stroll round its buildings.'
12 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity College was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, who merged two older institutions, Michaelhouse and the King's Hall. The beauty of Trinity's courts attracts visitors from around the world, but the College is also a thriving, modern community. This history, published in 1906, covers the period from the foundation until the early Victorian era, and will appeal to those interested in the history of both the college and the University. It is divided into chronological chapters, each illustrated by the series editor, Edmund H. New. As Rouse Ball states, '... Trinity College Cambridge is the largest collegiate foundation at either of the ancient universities, and, few, if any visitors to Cambridge leave without walking through its courts. This booklet is written in the belief that there are many such visitors who would like to know rather more about the College than can be learnt from a stroll round its buildings.'
Cambridge papers by
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6 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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13 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The King's scholars and King's Hall : notes on the history of King Hall, published on the sixhundredth anniversary of the
writ of Edward II establishing the King's Scholars in the University of Cambridge by
King's College (University of Cambridge)(
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6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire des mathématiques by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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21 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admissions to Trinity College, Cambridge by
Trinity College (University of Cambridge)(
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in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary algebra by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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15 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to string figures by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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7 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathmatical Recreations & Essays by
W. W. Rouse Ball(
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9 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For over eighty years this delightful classic has provided entertainment through mathematical problems commonly known as recreations. Although they often involve fundamental mathematical methods and notions, their chief appeal is as games or puzzles rather than the usefulness of their conclusions. This new edition upholds the original, but the terminology and treatment of problems have been updated and much new material has been added. There are new selections on polyominoes and the notion of dragon designs, and a new chapter, ‘Introduction to Combinatorics.’ Other topics dealt with in the fourteen chapters include arithmetical and geometrical recreations and problems, polyhedra, chessboard recreations, unicursal problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, and calculating prodigies. Since no knowledge of calculus or analytic geometry is necessary to enjoy the recreations, this book will appeal widely to teachers of mathematics and students and to anyone who is mathematically inclined
9 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For over eighty years this delightful classic has provided entertainment through mathematical problems commonly known as recreations. Although they often involve fundamental mathematical methods and notions, their chief appeal is as games or puzzles rather than the usefulness of their conclusions. This new edition upholds the original, but the terminology and treatment of problems have been updated and much new material has been added. There are new selections on polyominoes and the notion of dragon designs, and a new chapter, ‘Introduction to Combinatorics.’ Other topics dealt with in the fourteen chapters include arithmetical and geometrical recreations and problems, polyhedra, chessboard recreations, unicursal problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, and calculating prodigies. Since no knowledge of calculus or analytic geometry is necessary to enjoy the recreations, this book will appeal widely to teachers of mathematics and students and to anyone who is mathematically inclined
Cambridge notes, chiefly concerning Trinity College and the University by
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5 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003 Contributor Editor Author
 University of Cambridge
 Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
 Freund, L. Translator
 FitzPatrick, J. Author of introduction Translator
 Cohen, I. Bernard 19142003 Author of introduction
 Montessus de Ballore, R. de (Robert) 18701937 Annotator
 Margossian, A.
 Aubry, M. A.
 Reinhart Author of introduction
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