Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 18201884
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Works:  308 works in 1,948 publications in 4 languages and 11,208 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 )
 In memoriam: Isaac Todhunter by John E. B Mayor( Book )
 Key to plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools by I Todhunter( Book )
 Obituary notice of I. Todhunter by Edward John Routh( Book )
 Important English and French furniture, needlework, fine Chinese porcelain and objects of art by Christie's London( 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
I Todhunter(
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100 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 1,185 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
100 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 1,185 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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120 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 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
120 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 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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57 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
57 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by
I Todhunter(
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51 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
51 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the differential calculus, with numerous examples by
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106 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
106 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 377 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 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
96 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 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 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1878 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spherical trigonometry, for the use of colleges and schools by
I Todhunter(
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93 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
93 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on the theory of equations, with a collection of examples by
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65 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
65 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 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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35 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 252 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
35 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 252 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 held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
61 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and held by 242 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 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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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64 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
64 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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67 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
67 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 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
Euclid(
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66 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
66 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by
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27 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and German and held by 209 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
27 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and German and held by 209 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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23 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 201 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The need to support his family meant that George Boole (181564) was a largely selfeducated mathematician. Widely recognised for his ability, he became the first professor of mathematics at Cork. Boole belonged to the British school of algebra, which held what now seems to modern mathematicians to be an excessive belief in the power of symbolism. However, in Boole's hands symbolic algebra became a source of novel and lasting mathematics. Also reissued in this series, his masterpiece was An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), and his two later works A Treatise on Differential Equations (1859) and A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences (1860) exercised an influence which can still be traced in many modern treatments of differential equations and numerical analysis. The beautiful and mysterious formulae that Boole obtained are among the direct ancestors of the theories of distributions and of operator algebras
16 editions published between 1859 and 1931 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The need to support his family meant that George Boole (181564) was a largely selfeducated mathematician. Widely recognised for his ability, he became the first professor of mathematics at Cork. Boole belonged to the British school of algebra, which held what now seems to modern mathematicians to be an excessive belief in the power of symbolism. However, in Boole's hands symbolic algebra became a source of novel and lasting mathematics. Also reissued in this series, his masterpiece was An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), and his two later works A Treatise on Differential Equations (1859) and A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences (1860) exercised an influence which can still be traced in many modern treatments of differential equations and numerical analysis. The beautiful and mysterious formulae that Boole obtained are among the direct ancestors of the theories of distributions and of operator algebras
Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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77 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
77 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 158 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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Todhunter, I. 18201884
Todhunter, I. (Isaac)
Todhunter, Isaac
Todhunter, Isaac 18201884
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Тодхантер, Айзек английский математик
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