Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse) 18501925
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
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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, mindexpanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, mapcoloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more
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, 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
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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
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(
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23 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures, and other monographs by
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22 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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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
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
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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
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(
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13 editions published between 1893 and 1972 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1893 and 1972 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fun with string figures by
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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
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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
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
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11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire des mathématiques by
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in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinity college, Cambridge by
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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.'
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(
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5 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge papers by
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8 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String figures by
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17 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 67 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to string figures by
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8 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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11 editions published between 1907 and 1992 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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)(
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in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003 Contributor Editor Author
 University of Cambridge Editor
 Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
 Freund, L. Other Translator
 FitzPatrick, J. Other Author of introduction Translator
 Cohen, I. Bernard 19142003 Author of introduction
 Montessus de Ballore, R. de (Robert) 18701937 Other Annotator Editor
 Aubry, M. A. Other
 Margossian, A. Other
 Reinhart Other Author of introduction
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