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Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 1820-1884

Overview
Works: 332 works in 1,996 publications in 4 languages and 11,097 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 )

100 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his early life, Isaac Todhunter (1820-84) 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 calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by I Todhunter( Book )

46 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

59 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1861 and 2005 in English and held by 551 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 )

53 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters include: Torsion, Memoirs, Research in technical elasticity, The Annotated Clebsch, Mathematical memoirs including W.J.M. Rankine, and Physical memoirs including Kupffer, Wertheim and others
A treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

96 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

80 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on differential equations by George Boole( )

17 editions published between 1859 and 1931 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need to support his family meant that George Boole (1815-64) was a largely self-educated 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
An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by I Todhunter( Book )

29 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and German and held by 347 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
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 English and Russian and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elements of Euclid by Euclid( Book )

16 editions published between 1878 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 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 I Todhunter( Book )

37 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 327 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
Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by I Todhunter( Book )

93 editions published between 1867 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and held by 312 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( Book )

54 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

25 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict of studies and other essays on subjects connected with education by I Todhunter( Book )

25 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century was a time of great reform in education, with debate focusing on such questions as who should be educated, in what manner, and to what degree. Given the technical advances brought about by the Industrial Revolution, rigorous mathematical education was seen by many as essential. A mathematician, educator and examiner for the University of Cambridge, Isaac Todhunter (1820–84) was also known as a prolific and very successful author of mathematics textbooks. In his day, he was considered an influential, albeit somewhat conservative, figure in mathematical education. In these six essays, first published in 1873, he discusses topics raised by the reform movement (for which he had little sympathy), such as the examination system, teaching methods and materials. Born of Todhunter's vast experience in the field, this work reflects an insider's perspective and remains relevant to students and scholars interested in the history of mathematics teaching and the University of Cambridge
 
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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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A history of the calculus of variations during the nineteenth centuryAn 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 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 examplesThe 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
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Isaac Todhunter britischer Mathematiker und Mathematikhistoriker

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Тодхантер, Айзек английский математик

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艾萨克·托德夯特

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English (1,095)

Japanese (7)

Russian (2)

German (1)