Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 18201884
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Works:  307 works in 1,923 publications in 4 languages and 11,059 library holdings 

Genres:  History Textbooks Juvenile works 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Producer, Other, Translator 
Classifications:  QA273, 519 
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Most widely held works about
I Todhunter
 Key to Algebra : for the use of colleges and schools by I Todhunter( Book )
 Key to plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools by I Todhunter( Book )
 In memoriam by John E. B Mayor( Book )
 Obituary notice of I. Todhunter by Edward John Routh( Book )
Most widely held works by
I Todhunter
A history of the mathematical theory of probability : from the time of Pascal to that of Laplace by
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96 editions published between 1865 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout his early life, Isaac Todhunter (182084) excelled as a student of mathematics, gaining a scholarship at the University of London and numerous awards during his time at St John's College, Cambridge. Taking up fellowship of the college in 1849, he became widely known for both his educational texts and his historical accounts of various branches of mathematics. The present work, first published in 1865, describes the rise of probability theory as a recognised subject, beginning with a discussion of the famous 'problem of points', as considered by the likes of the Chevalier de Méré, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat during the latter half of the seventeenth century. Subsequently, the application of advanced methods that had been developed in classical areas of mathematics led to rapid progress in probability theory. Todhunter traces this growth, closing with a thorough account of PierreSimon Laplace's farreaching work in the area
96 editions published between 1865 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout his early life, Isaac Todhunter (182084) excelled as a student of mathematics, gaining a scholarship at the University of London and numerous awards during his time at St John's College, Cambridge. Taking up fellowship of the college in 1849, he became widely known for both his educational texts and his historical accounts of various branches of mathematics. The present work, first published in 1865, describes the rise of probability theory as a recognised subject, beginning with a discussion of the famous 'problem of points', as considered by the likes of the Chevalier de Méré, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat during the latter half of the seventeenth century. Subsequently, the application of advanced methods that had been developed in classical areas of mathematics led to rapid progress in probability theory. Todhunter traces this growth, closing with a thorough account of PierreSimon Laplace's farreaching work in the area
A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to Lord Kelvin by
I Todhunter(
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112 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapters include: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Galilei to Girard, 16381798; miscellaneous investigations between the years 1800 and 1822; Poisson; Cauchy; miscellaneous researches of the decade, 18301840; and SaintVenant's researches before 1850
112 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapters include: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Galilei to Girard, 16381798; miscellaneous investigations between the years 1800 and 1822; Poisson; Cauchy; miscellaneous researches of the decade, 18301840; and SaintVenant's researches before 1850
A history of the mathematical theories of attraction and the figure of the earth from the time of Newton to that of Laplace by
I Todhunter(
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45 editions published between 1873 and 1991 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
45 editions published between 1873 and 1991 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by
I Todhunter(
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50 editions published between 1861 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 editions published between 1861 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the differential calculus, with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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100 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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96 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
96 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elements of Euclid by
Euclid(
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16 editions published between 1878 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1878 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spherical trigonometry, for the use of colleges and schools by
I Todhunter(
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90 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
90 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on the theory of equations, with a collection of examples by
I Todhunter(
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60 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
60 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Whewell, D.D., master of Trinity college, Cambridge. An account of his writings with selections from his literary
and scientific correspondence by
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34 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Whewell (17941866) was born the son of a Lancaster carpenter, but his precocious intellect soon delivered him into a different social sphere. Educated at a local grammar school, he won a scholarship to Cambridge, and began his career at Trinity College in 1812; he went on to be elected a fellow of Trinity in 1817 and Master in 1841. An acquaintance of William Wordsworth and a friend of Adam Sedgwick, his professional interests reflected a typically nineteenthcentury fusion of religion and science, ethics and empiricism. Published in 1876, and written by the mathematician and fellow of St John's College, Isaac Todhunter (182084), this biography combines a narrative account of Whewell's life and achievements with extracts taken from his personal correspondence. Volume 1 covers his sermons and early poetry, as well as his work on tides, moral philosophy and mechanics, and his celebrated study of the inductive sciences
34 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Whewell (17941866) was born the son of a Lancaster carpenter, but his precocious intellect soon delivered him into a different social sphere. Educated at a local grammar school, he won a scholarship to Cambridge, and began his career at Trinity College in 1812; he went on to be elected a fellow of Trinity in 1817 and Master in 1841. An acquaintance of William Wordsworth and a friend of Adam Sedgwick, his professional interests reflected a typically nineteenthcentury fusion of religion and science, ethics and empiricism. Published in 1876, and written by the mathematician and fellow of St John's College, Isaac Todhunter (182084), this biography combines a narrative account of Whewell's life and achievements with extracts taken from his personal correspondence. Volume 1 covers his sermons and early poetry, as well as his work on tides, moral philosophy and mechanics, and his celebrated study of the inductive sciences
Algebra for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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61 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
61 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on analytical statics with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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40 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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66 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
66 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on plane coordinate geometry as applied to the straight line and the conic sections. With numerous examples by
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62 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
62 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elements of Euclid for the use of schools and colleges : comprising the first six books and portions of the eleventh and
twelfth books, with notes, an appendix, and exercises by
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64 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
64 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by
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25 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is devoted mainly to an investigation of the properties of the expressions which were first introduced to the notice of mathematicians by Legendre, and were known at the time as Laplace's Coefficients. Todhunter was one of the most influential figures in mathematical education in the 19th century
25 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is devoted mainly to an investigation of the properties of the expressions which were first introduced to the notice of mathematicians by Legendre, and were known at the time as Laplace's Coefficients. Todhunter was one of the most influential figures in mathematical education in the 19th century
Researches in the calculus of variations, principally on the theory of discontinuous solutions: an essay to which the Adams
prize was awarded in the University of Cambridge in 1871 by
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22 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on differential equations by
George Boole(
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16 editions published between 1859 and 1931 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an aspect of Boole's work that is not closely related to his treatises in logic or the theory of sets but which is familiar to every student of differential equations. This is the algorithm of differential operators, which he introduced to facilitate the treatment of linear differential equations. If, for example, we wish to solve the differential equation ay + by + cy = 0, the equation is written in the notation (aD2 + bD + c)y = 0. Then, regarding D as an unknown quantity rather than an operator, we solve the algebraic quadratic equation aD2 + bD + c = 0. There are many other situations in which Boole, in his Treatise on Differential Equations of 1859, pointed out parallels between the properties of the differential operator (and its inverse) and the rules of algebra. British mathematicians in the second half of the nineteenth century were thus again becoming leaders in algorithmic analysis, a field in which, fifty years earlier, they had been badly deficient
16 editions published between 1859 and 1931 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an aspect of Boole's work that is not closely related to his treatises in logic or the theory of sets but which is familiar to every student of differential equations. This is the algorithm of differential operators, which he introduced to facilitate the treatment of linear differential equations. If, for example, we wish to solve the differential equation ay + by + cy = 0, the equation is written in the notation (aD2 + bD + c)y = 0. Then, regarding D as an unknown quantity rather than an operator, we solve the algebraic quadratic equation aD2 + bD + c = 0. There are many other situations in which Boole, in his Treatise on Differential Equations of 1859, pointed out parallels between the properties of the differential operator (and its inverse) and the rules of algebra. British mathematicians in the second half of the nineteenth century were thus again becoming leaders in algorithmic analysis, a field in which, fifty years earlier, they had been badly deficient
Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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77 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
77 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examples of analytical geometry of three dimensions by
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28 editions published between 1858 and 1878 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1858 and 1878 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Euclid Author
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Todhunter, I. 18201884
Todhunter, I. (Isaac)
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Todhunter, Isaac 18201884
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