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Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse) 1850-1925

Overview
Works: 146 works in 943 publications in 5 languages and 9,722 library holdings
Genres: History  Puzzles and games  Biographies  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( Book )

192 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mind-expanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, map-coloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
A short account of the history of mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

177 editions published between 1060 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,396 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( )

23 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String figures, and other monographs by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge by W. W. Rouse Ball( )

49 editions published between 1889 and 2017 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, Cambridge University has attracted some of the world's greatest mathematicians. This 1889 book gives a compelling account of how mathematics developed at Cambridge from the middle ages to the late nineteenth century, from the viewpoint of a leading scholar based at Trinity College who was closely involved in teaching the subject. The achievements of notable individuals including Newton and his school are set in the context of the history of the university, its sometimes uneasy relationship with the town community, the college system, and the origin and growth of the mathematical tripos
Mathematical recreations and problems of past and present times by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

80 editions published between 1892 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Arithmétique, algèbre et théorie des nombres -- pt. 2. Questions de géométrie ; Questions de mécanique ; Questions diverses ; Carrés magiques ; Problèmes des tracés continus ; Trois problèmes de géométrie. Equation du 3e degré -- pt. 3. Avec additions de MM. Margossian, Reinhart, Fitz Patrick et Aubry
An essay on Newton's "Principia" by W. W. Rouse Ball( )

13 editions published between 1893 and 1972 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun with string figures by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

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( Book )

30 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

319 brief articles covering the history of mathematics from early Egypt and Phoenicia to physics of the late 1800s
An essay on Newton's Principia. With an introd. to the reprint ed. by I. Bernard Cohen by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathématiques by W. W. Rouse Ball( )

in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trinity college, Cambridge by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

13 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 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.'
The origin & history of the mathematical tripos by W. W. Rouse Ball( )

5 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge papers by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String figures by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

17 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King's scholars and King's Hall : notes on the history of King Hall, published on the six-hundredth anniversary of the writ of Edward II establishing the King's Scholars in the University of Cambridge by King's College (University of Cambridge)( Book )

6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary algebra by W. W. Rouse Ball( )

15 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to string figures by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récréations mathématiques et problèmes des temps anciencs et modernes by W. W. Rouse Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 1992 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admissions to Trinity College, Cambridge by Trinity College (University of Cambridge)( Book )

in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A short account of the history of mathematics
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A short account of the history of mathematicsA history of the study of mathematics at CambridgeFun with string figuresA primer of the history of mathematicsTrinity college, Cambridge
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Ball, W. Rouse 1850-1925

Ball, W. W. R.

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Ball, Walter William Rouse

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Rouse Ball, Walter William

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