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Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 1820-1884

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Works: 406 works in 2,117 publications in 3 languages and 11,805 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Other, Translator
Classifications: QA273, 519
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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 I Todhunter( Book )

102 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his early life, Isaac Todhunter (1820{u2013}84) 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 Pierre-Simon Laplace's far-reaching work in the area
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( Book )

48 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary treatise on the theory of equations, with a collection of examples by I Todhunter( )

55 editions published between 1861 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

91 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the differential calculus, with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

76 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by I Todhunter( Book )

33 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to Lord Kelvin by I Todhunter( Book )

43 editions published between 1850 and 1960 in English and Japanese and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on plane co-ordinate geometry as applied to the straight line and the conic sections. With numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

61 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on differential equations by George Boole( )

14 editions published between 1859 and 1931 in English and held by 355 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
The Elements of Euclid by Euclid( Book )

16 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on analytical statics with numerous examples by I Todhunter( )

30 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by I Todhunter( Book )

26 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 341 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
Plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

68 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spherical trigonometry, for the use of colleges and schools by I Todhunter( Book )

53 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

87 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

58 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the progress of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by I Todhunter( )

22 editions published between 1861 and 2009 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to the present time by I Todhunter( Book )

39 editions published between 1886 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters include: The Older German Elasticians, F. Neumann, Kirchhoff and Clebsch; Boussinesq; Sir William Thomson, Thomson, and Tait
William Whewell, D.D., master of Trinity college, Cambridge. An account of his writings with selections from his literary and scientific correspondence by I Todhunter( Book )

30 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell (1794-1866) 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 nineteenth-century 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 (1820-84), this biography combines a narrative account of Whewell's life and achievements with extracts taken from his personal correspondence. Volume 2 contains a selection of his correspondence with scholars including Herschel and Lyell, revealing much about the conflicts, debates and friendships that shaped nineteenth-century academic life
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 I Todhunter( Book )

27 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of the mathematical theory of probability : from the time of Pascal to that of Laplace
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An elementary treatise on the theory of equations, with a collection of examplesA treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examplesA treatise on the differential calculus, with numerous examplesA history of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth centuryA treatise on plane co-ordinate geometry as applied to the straight line and the conic sections. With numerous examplesPlane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examplesA history of the progress of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth century
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