Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 18201884
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 about
I Todhunter
 In memoriam: Isaac Todhunter by John E. B Mayor( )
 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 )
 Obituary notice of I. Todhunter by Edward John Routh( Book )
 [List of pictures in various British collections photographed by the Courtauld Institute in 1955] by Great Britain( Book )
 Important English and French furniture, needlework, fine Chinese porcelain and objects of art by Manson & Woods Christie( 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
I Todhunter(
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100 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 1,246 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 1,246 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
I Todhunter(
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46 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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59 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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57 editions published between 1861 and 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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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
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(
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96 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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80 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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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 (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
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 (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
An elementary treatise on Laplace's functions, Lamé's functions, and Bessel's functions by
I Todhunter(
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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
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 coordinate geometry as applied to the straight line and the conic sections. With numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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61 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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34 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
34 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 338 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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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37 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 327 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 2 contains a selection of his correspondence with scholars including Herschel and Lyell, revealing much about the conflicts, debates and friendships that shaped nineteenthcentury academic life
37 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 327 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 2 contains a selection of his correspondence with scholars including Herschel and Lyell, revealing much about the conflicts, debates and friendships that shaped nineteenthcentury academic life
Algebra for beginners : with numerous examples by
I Todhunter(
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93 editions published between 1867 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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68 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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62 editions published between 1860 and 1994 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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54 editions published between 1862 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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52 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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25 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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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
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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 Euclid Author
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Todhunter, I. 18201884
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Todhunter, Isaac 18201884
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Тодхантер, Айзек английский математик
אייזיק טודהאנטר
アイザック・トドハンター
タルトン
トドハンター
トドハンター, アイザック
トドホンター
多徳漢達
突兌翰多爾
答毒翻多
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艾萨克·托德夯特
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