Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 18201884
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Works:  435 works in 2,319 publications in 3 languages and 12,373 library holdings 

Genres:  History Textbooks Juvenile works 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Producer, Other, Author of introduction, 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( )
 In memoriam: Isaac Todhunter by John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor( )
 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 Manson & Woods Christie( Book )
 [List of pictures in various British collections photographed by the Courtauld Institute in 1955] by Great Britain( Book )
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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
ISAAC TODHUNTER(
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111 editions published between 1865 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 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
111 editions published between 1865 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 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 calculus of variations during the nineteenth century by
Isaac Todhunter(
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65 editions published between 1861 and 2020 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
65 editions published between 1861 and 2020 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on the theory of equations, with a collection of examples by
I Todhunter(
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61 editions published between 1861 and 2005 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
61 editions published between 1861 and 2005 in English and held by 586 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
Isaac Todhunter(
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44 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
44 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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100 editions published between 1857 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 editions published between 1857 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the differential calculus, with numerous examples by
Isaac Todhunter(
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83 editions published between 1860 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
83 editions published between 1860 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 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(
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46 editions published between 1850 and 1960 in English and Japanese and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
46 editions published between 1850 and 1960 in English and Japanese and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on plane coordinate geometry as applied to the straight line and the conic sections. With numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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65 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
65 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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102 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
102 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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64 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
64 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plane trigonometry for the use of colleges and schools : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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72 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
72 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spherical trigonometry, for the use of colleges and schools by
I Todhunter(
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59 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
59 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on analytical statics with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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36 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elements of Euclid by
Euclides(
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18 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by
I Todhunter(
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31 editions published between 1875 and 2015 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
31 editions published between 1875 and 2015 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
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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36 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 333 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
36 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 333 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
A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to the present time by
I Todhunter(
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39 editions published between 1886 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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
39 editions published between 1886 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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 differential equations. Supplementary volume by
George Boole(
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8 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 249 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
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28 editions published between 1871 and 2019 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1871 and 2019 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conflict of studies and other essays on subjects connected with education by
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28 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and held by 223 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 (182084) 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
28 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and held by 223 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 (182084) 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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Todhunter, I. 18201884
Todhunter, I. (Isaac)
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Todhunter, Isaac 18201884
Todhunter, J.
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Тодхантер, Айзек английский математик
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