Smith, David Eugene 18601944
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Works:  469 works in 2,085 publications in 7 languages and 24,278 library holdings 

Genres:  History Bibliography Miscellanea Juvenile works Catalogs Anecdotes Fiction Bibliography‡vCatalogs Utopian fiction Biography 
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Classifications:  QA21, 510.9 
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Most widely held works about
David Eugene Smith
 ... A volume of studies on the history of mathematics and the history of science presented to Professor David Eugene Smith on his 76th birthday (Jan. 21, 1936) edited by George Sarton with the cooperation of Prof. R. C. Archibald ... Miss B. M. Frick( Book )
 The origins of a professional mathematics education program at Teachers College : by Eileen Frances Donoghue( )
 David Eugene Smith's collection : a cabinet of mathematical curiosities at Teachers College by Diane R Murray( Book )
 David Eugene Smith : (an appreciation) by Frederick E Brasch( Book )
 David Eugene Smith : in memoriam by Lao Genevra Simons( Book )
 by Elmer Ambrose Sperry( )
 The philosophy of mathematics education reflected in the life and works of David Eugene Smith by Joe Tom Rodgers( )
 David Eugene Smith and the algebra curriculum, 19001926 by Matthew E Husky( )
 A volume of studies on the history of mathematics and the history of sciences : presented to Prfessor David Eugene Smith on his 76th birtday (Jan. 21, 1936)( )
 Smith, David Eugene. 84( )
 The History of Science Society and the David Eugene Smith festschrift by Frederick E Brasch( )
 Smith, Prof. David Eugene : 501 W. 120th St, New York, N.Y by James McKeen Cattell( )
 Elemens de Musique by Jean Le Rond d' Alembert( )
 George A. Plimpton Papers by George A Plimpton( )
 Contributions of David Eugene Smith to the teaching of elementary mathematics by Dorothy Jim Brokaw( Book )
 A volume of studies on the history of mathematics and the history of science : presented to Professor David Eugene Smith on his 76th birthday (Jan. 21, 1936)( )
 Educational contributions of David Eugene Smith by Weatha Gale McNeil( Book )
 The David Eugene Smith Collection of words in Japanese on Japanese mathematics by Miwa Kai( Book )
 Smith, David Eugene( )
 Osiris : studies on the history and philosophy of science, and on the history and learning of culture( )
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Most widely held works by
David Eugene Smith
History of mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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90 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
90 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A source book in mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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74 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The field of number. The field of algebra. The field of geometry. The field probability. Field of the calculus, functions, quaternions
74 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The field of number. The field of algebra. The field of geometry. The field probability. Field of the calculus, functions, quaternions
Rules for the direction of the mind. Discourse on the method. Meditations on first philosophy. Objections against the Meditations
and replies. The geometry. by
René Descartes(
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17 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rules for the direction... and replies/ translated by elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross  the geometry/ translated by David Eugene smith and Marcia L. Latham by rené Descartes  ethics by Benedict de Spinoza/ translated by W.H.White, rev. by a.H.Stirling
17 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rules for the direction... and replies/ translated by elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross  the geometry/ translated by David Eugene smith and Marcia L. Latham by rené Descartes  ethics by Benedict de Spinoza/ translated by W.H.White, rev. by a.H.Stirling
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by
René Descartes(
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42 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in English in 1925, The Geometry of Rene Descartes brings to audiences one of the most revolutionary works in mathematics since Euclid. Descartes changed the field of mathematics with his invetion of analytic geometry. He loved Euclid, because Euclidean geometry offered truth and certainty, and all of its conclusions were drawn from irrefutable axioms. Descartes wanted to have this kind of certainty in all areas of life, and so he sought to answer questions about the real world using algebra combined with geometry. This produced the Cartesian plane, which suddenly allowed equations to be graphed. It was a revolution. In this book, mathematicians can follow a true genius as he explains his mathematical principles and truths.  from back cover
42 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in English in 1925, The Geometry of Rene Descartes brings to audiences one of the most revolutionary works in mathematics since Euclid. Descartes changed the field of mathematics with his invetion of analytic geometry. He loved Euclid, because Euclidean geometry offered truth and certainty, and all of its conclusions were drawn from irrefutable axioms. Descartes wanted to have this kind of certainty in all areas of life, and so he sought to answer questions about the real world using algebra combined with geometry. This produced the Cartesian plane, which suddenly allowed equations to be graphed. It was a revolution. In this book, mathematicians can follow a true genius as he explains his mathematical principles and truths.  from back cover
Mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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27 editions published between 1923 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1923 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number stories of long ago by
David Eugene Smith(
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69 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten stories explaining how and why the ancients created numbers
69 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten stories explaining how and why the ancients created numbers
Capitalism and arithmetic : the new math of the 15th century, including the full text of the Treviso arithmetic of 1478, translated
by David Eugene Smith by
Frank J Swetz(
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13 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Treviso Arithmetic, or Arte dell'Abbaco, is an anonymous textbook in commercial arithmetic written in vernacular Venetian and published in Treviso, Italy in 1478. The Treviso Arithmetic is the earliest known printed mathematics book in the West, and one of the first printed European textbooks dealing with a science. The Treviso Arithmetic is a practical book intended for self study and for use in Venetian trade. It is written in vernacular Venetian and communicated knowledge to a large population. It helped to end the monopoly on mathematical knowledge and gave important information to the middle class. It was not written for a large audience, but was intended to teach mathematics of everyday currency. The Treviso became one of the first mathematics books written for the expansion of human knowledge. It provided an opportunity for the common person, rather than only a privileged few, to learn the art of computation. The Treviso Arithmetic provided an early example of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system computational algorithms."Wikipedia
13 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Treviso Arithmetic, or Arte dell'Abbaco, is an anonymous textbook in commercial arithmetic written in vernacular Venetian and published in Treviso, Italy in 1478. The Treviso Arithmetic is the earliest known printed mathematics book in the West, and one of the first printed European textbooks dealing with a science. The Treviso Arithmetic is a practical book intended for self study and for use in Venetian trade. It is written in vernacular Venetian and communicated knowledge to a large population. It helped to end the monopoly on mathematical knowledge and gave important information to the middle class. It was not written for a large audience, but was intended to teach mathematics of everyday currency. The Treviso became one of the first mathematics books written for the expansion of human knowledge. It provided an opportunity for the common person, rather than only a privileged few, to learn the art of computation. The Treviso Arithmetic provided an early example of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system computational algorithms."Wikipedia
Geometric exercises in paper folding by
T Sundara Rao(
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26 editions published between 1901 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1901 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of mathematics in America before 1900 by
David Eugene Smith(
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26 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Japanese mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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39 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a replica, produced from digital images of the original. It was scanned at the University of Toronto Libraries and may contain defects, missing pages or blemishes due to the original source content. The UT libraries have worked with various digital partners to provide the best possible customer experience and hope you enjoy the results."Amazon.com
39 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a replica, produced from digital images of the original. It was scanned at the University of Toronto Libraries and may contain defects, missing pages or blemishes due to the original source content. The UT libraries have worked with various digital partners to provide the best possible customer experience and hope you enjoy the results."Amazon.com
Numbers and numerals; a story book for young and old by
David Eugene Smith(
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29 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counting, naming numbers, numerals, computation, and fractions are the topics covered in this pamphlet. Number lore and interesting number properties are noted; the derivation of some arithmetic terms is briefly discussed. (Dt)
29 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counting, naming numbers, numerals, computation, and fractions are the topics covered in this pamphlet. Number lore and interesting number properties are noted; the derivation of some arithmetic terms is briefly discussed. (Dt)
Rara arithmetica : a catalogue of the arithmetics written before the year MCDI, with a description of those in the library
of George Arthur Plimpton, of New York by
David Eugene Smith(
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42 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The HinduArabic numerals by
David Eugene Smith(
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31 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The numbers that we call Arabic are so familiar throughout Europe and the Americas that it can be difficult to realize that their general acceptance in commercial transactions is a matter of only the last four centuries and they still remain unknown in parts of the world. In this volume, one of the earliest texts to trace the origin and development of our number system, two distinguished mathematicians collaborated to bring together many fragmentary narrations to produce a concise history of HinduArabic numerals. Clearly and succinctly, they recount the labors of scholars who have studied the subject in different parts of the world; they then assess the historical testimony and draw conclusions from its evidence. Topics include early ideas of the origin of numerals; Hindu forms with and without a place value; the symbol zero; the introduction of numbers into Europe by Boethius; the development of numerals among Arabic cultures; and the definitive introduction of numerals into Europe and their subsequent spread. Helpful supplements to the text include a guide to the pronunciation of Oriental names and an index
31 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The numbers that we call Arabic are so familiar throughout Europe and the Americas that it can be difficult to realize that their general acceptance in commercial transactions is a matter of only the last four centuries and they still remain unknown in parts of the world. In this volume, one of the earliest texts to trace the origin and development of our number system, two distinguished mathematicians collaborated to bring together many fragmentary narrations to produce a concise history of HinduArabic numerals. Clearly and succinctly, they recount the labors of scholars who have studied the subject in different parts of the world; they then assess the historical testimony and draw conclusions from its evidence. Topics include early ideas of the origin of numerals; Hindu forms with and without a place value; the symbol zero; the introduction of numbers into Europe by Boethius; the development of numerals among Arabic cultures; and the definitive introduction of numerals into Europe and their subsequent spread. Helpful supplements to the text include a guide to the pronunciation of Oriental names and an index
A budget of paradoxes by
Augustus De Morgan(
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19 editions published between 1915 and 1969 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An important figure in the development of modern mathematical logic and abstract algebra, Augustus De Morgan (180671) was also a witty writer who made a hobby of collecting evidence of paradoxical and illogical thinking from historical sources as well as contemporary pamphlets and periodicals. Based on articles that had appeared in The Athenaeum during his lifetime, this work was edited by his widow and published in book form in 1872. It parades all varieties of crackpot, from circlesquarers to inventors of perpetual motion machines, all for the reader's entertainment and education. Filled with anecdotes, personal opinions and 'squibs' of every kind, the book remains enjoyable reading for those who are amused rather than appalled by the human condition. Also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection are the Memoir of Augustus De Morgan (1882), prepared by his wife, and his ambitious Formal Logic (1847)
19 editions published between 1915 and 1969 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An important figure in the development of modern mathematical logic and abstract algebra, Augustus De Morgan (180671) was also a witty writer who made a hobby of collecting evidence of paradoxical and illogical thinking from historical sources as well as contemporary pamphlets and periodicals. Based on articles that had appeared in The Athenaeum during his lifetime, this work was edited by his widow and published in book form in 1872. It parades all varieties of crackpot, from circlesquarers to inventors of perpetual motion machines, all for the reader's entertainment and education. Filled with anecdotes, personal opinions and 'squibs' of every kind, the book remains enjoyable reading for those who are amused rather than appalled by the human condition. Also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection are the Memoir of Augustus De Morgan (1882), prepared by his wife, and his ambitious Formal Logic (1847)
History of mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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73 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nontechinical chronological survey from Greece and the Orient to the late 19th century...thousands of biographic notes, critical evaluations, contemporary opinions, illustrations covering over 1100 mathematicians!
73 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nontechinical chronological survey from Greece and the Orient to the late 19th century...thousands of biographic notes, critical evaluations, contemporary opinions, illustrations covering over 1100 mathematicians!
Geometrical solutions derived from mechanics, a treatise of Archimedes by
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15 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of mathematics and other essays by
David Eugene Smith(
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15 editions published between 1934 and 1989 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1934 and 1989 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advancement of learning. : Novum organum. New Atlantis by
Francis Bacon(
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8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The teaching of elementary mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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45 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
45 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monographs on topics of modern mathematics, relevant to the elementary field by
J. W. A Young(
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13 editions published between 1911 and 1955 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1911 and 1955 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Latham, Marcia L. Translator
 Descartes, René 15961650 Author
 Beman, Wooster Woodruff 18501922 Other Translator Editor Author
 Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson 18621937 Translator
 White, William Hale 18311913 Translator
 Wentworth, George 1868 Author
 Ross, G. R. T. (George Robert Thomson) Translator
 Stirling, Amelia Hutchison Editor
 Ginsburg, Jekuthiel 18891957 Correspondent
 Sundara Rao, T. (Tandalam) 1853 Author
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