Jourdain, Philip E. B. (Philip Edward Bertrand) 18791919
Overview
Works:  73 works in 307 publications in 5 languages and 4,189 library holdings 

Genres:  History Parodies, imitations, etc Humor 
Roles:  Editor, Author, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA802, 531 
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Most widely held works about
Philip E. B Jourdain
 Dear Russell, dear Jourdain : a commentary on Russell's logic, based on his correspondence with Philip Jourdain by I GrattanGuinness( Book )
 Philip E.B. Jourdain, 18791919 by Laura Jourdain( Book )
Most widely held works by
Philip E. B Jourdain
Contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers by
Georg Cantor(
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47 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc., as well as in the entire field of modern logic. It is rare that a theory of such fundamental mathematical importance is expressed so simply and clearly: the reader with a good grasp of college mathematics will be able to understand most of the basic ideas and many of the proofs. Cantor first develops the elementary definitions and operations of cardinal and ordinal numbers and analyzes the concepts of "canlinality" and "ordinality." He covers such topics as the addition, multiplication, and exponentiation of cardinal numbers, the smallest transfinite cardinal number, the ordinal types of simply ordered aggregates, operations on ordinal types, the ordinal type of the linear continuum, and others. He then develops a theory of wellordered aggregates, and investigates the ordinal numbers of wellordered aggregates and the properties and extent of the transfinite ordinal numbers. An 82page introduction by the eminent mathematical historian Philip E. B. Jourdain first sketches the background of Cantor's theory, discussing the contributions of such predecessors as Veicrstrass, Cauchy, Dedekind, Dirichlet, Riemann, Fourier, and Hankel; it then traces the development of the theory by summarizing and analyzing Cantor's earlier work. A bibliographical note provides information on further investigations in the theory of transfinite numbers by Frege, Peano, Whitehead, Russell, etc
47 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc., as well as in the entire field of modern logic. It is rare that a theory of such fundamental mathematical importance is expressed so simply and clearly: the reader with a good grasp of college mathematics will be able to understand most of the basic ideas and many of the proofs. Cantor first develops the elementary definitions and operations of cardinal and ordinal numbers and analyzes the concepts of "canlinality" and "ordinality." He covers such topics as the addition, multiplication, and exponentiation of cardinal numbers, the smallest transfinite cardinal number, the ordinal types of simply ordered aggregates, operations on ordinal types, the ordinal type of the linear continuum, and others. He then develops a theory of wellordered aggregates, and investigates the ordinal numbers of wellordered aggregates and the properties and extent of the transfinite ordinal numbers. An 82page introduction by the eminent mathematical historian Philip E. B. Jourdain first sketches the background of Cantor's theory, discussing the contributions of such predecessors as Veicrstrass, Cauchy, Dedekind, Dirichlet, Riemann, Fourier, and Hankel; it then traces the development of the theory by summarizing and analyzing Cantor's earlier work. A bibliographical note provides information on further investigations in the theory of transfinite numbers by Frege, Peano, Whitehead, Russell, etc
Essays on the life and work of Newton by
Augustus De Morgan(
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14 editions published between 1914 and 1973 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1914 and 1973 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History and root of the principle of the conservation of energy by
Ernst Mach(
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17 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Austrian scientist Ernst Mach (18381916) carried out work of importance in several fields of enquiry, including physics, physiology and psychology. In this short work, first published in German in 1872 and translated here into English in 1911 by Philip E.B. Jourdain (18791919) from the 1909 second edition, Mach discusses the formulation of one of science's most fundamental theories. He provides his interpretation of the principle of the conservation of energy, claiming its foundations are not in mechanical physics. Mach's 1868 work on the definition of mass  one of his most significant contributions to mechanics  has been incorporated here. His perspective on the topic as a whole remains relevant to those interested in the history of science and the theory of knowledge. Also reissued in this series in English translation are Mach's The Science of Mechanics (1893) and Popular Scientific Lectures (1895)."Page 4 of cover
17 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Austrian scientist Ernst Mach (18381916) carried out work of importance in several fields of enquiry, including physics, physiology and psychology. In this short work, first published in German in 1872 and translated here into English in 1911 by Philip E.B. Jourdain (18791919) from the 1909 second edition, Mach discusses the formulation of one of science's most fundamental theories. He provides his interpretation of the principle of the conservation of energy, claiming its foundations are not in mechanical physics. Mach's 1868 work on the definition of mass  one of his most significant contributions to mechanics  has been incorporated here. His perspective on the topic as a whole remains relevant to those interested in the history of science and the theory of knowledge. Also reissued in this series in English translation are Mach's The Science of Mechanics (1893) and Popular Scientific Lectures (1895)."Page 4 of cover
The nature of mathematics by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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21 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anyone with an interest in mathematics will welcome the republication of this little volume by a remarkable mathematician who was also a logician, a philosopher, and an occasional writer of fiction and poetry. Originally published in 1913, and later included in the acclaimed anthology The World of Mathematics, Jourdain's survey shows how and why the methods of mathematics were developed, traces the development of mathematical science from the earliest to modern times, and chronicles the application of mathematics to natural science. Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, the author profiles mathematics' rise and progress with the development of analytical methods by Descartes, Galileo, Newton, Leibnitz, and others. The text focuses on principles rather than techniques, exploring the foundations of algebra, analytical geometry, and the method of indivisibles. It discusses the beginnings of the correlation of mathematics and natural science in the study of dynamics as well as the emergence of modern mathematics with the infinitesimal calculus. Additional topics include contemporary views of limits and numbers and a brief summation of the nature of mathematics
21 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anyone with an interest in mathematics will welcome the republication of this little volume by a remarkable mathematician who was also a logician, a philosopher, and an occasional writer of fiction and poetry. Originally published in 1913, and later included in the acclaimed anthology The World of Mathematics, Jourdain's survey shows how and why the methods of mathematics were developed, traces the development of mathematical science from the earliest to modern times, and chronicles the application of mathematics to natural science. Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, the author profiles mathematics' rise and progress with the development of analytical methods by Descartes, Galileo, Newton, Leibnitz, and others. The text focuses on principles rather than techniques, exploring the foundations of algebra, analytical geometry, and the method of indivisibles. It discusses the beginnings of the correlation of mathematics and natural science in the study of dynamics as well as the emergence of modern mathematics with the infinitesimal calculus. Additional topics include contemporary views of limits and numbers and a brief summation of the nature of mathematics
The philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll; with an appendix of leading passages from certain other works by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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24 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This skit of Bertrand Russell's philosophy was originally published in 1918 by Russell's correspondent friend Jourdain. The introduction explains that the contents purport to be lost papers written by Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll, a contemporary of Bertrand Russell. This politically humorous volume from the early 20th Century parodies the writing style of Russell as well as his theories
24 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This skit of Bertrand Russell's philosophy was originally published in 1918 by Russell's correspondent friend Jourdain. The introduction explains that the contents purport to be lost papers written by Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll, a contemporary of Bertrand Russell. This politically humorous volume from the early 20th Century parodies the writing style of Russell as well as his theories
Abhandlungen über die Prinzipien der Mechanik von Lagrange, Rodrigues, Jacobi und Gauss by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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3 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theorie der erdgestalt nach gesetzen der hydrostatik by
Clairaut(
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11 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abhandlung über die darstellung der funktionen durch trigonometrische reihen (1876) by
Paul Du BoisReymond(
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13 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zwei abhandlungen über unendliche (1871) und trigonometrische reihen (1874) by
Paul Du BoisReymond(
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14 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abhandlungen über jene grundsätze der mechanik, die integrale der differentialgleichungen liefern von Isaac Newton (1687),
Daniel Bernoulli (1745) und (1748) und Patrick d'Arcy (1747) by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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12 editions published in 1914 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1914 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The principle of least action by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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8 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rein analytischer Beweis des Lehrsatzes, dass zwischen je zwey Werthen, die ein entgegengesetztes Resultat gewähren, wenigstens
eine reelle Wurzel der Gleichung liege by
Bernard Bolzano(
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9 editions published in 1905 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1905 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected essays on the history of set theory and logics (19061918) by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abhandlungen uber die Prinzipien der Mechanik by
J. L Lagrange(
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6 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rein analytischer beweis des lehrsatzes, dass zwischen je zwey werthen, die ein entgegengesetztes resultat gewähren, wenigstens
eine reelle wurzel der gleichung liege, von Bernard Bolzano. Untersuchungen über die unendlich oft oszillierenden und unstetigen
funktionen, von Hermann Hankel by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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3 editions published in 1905 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1905 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of mechanics; a critical and historical account of its development, by Ernst Mach: supplement to the 3rd English
ed. containing the author's additions to the 7th German ed. by
Ernst Mach(
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2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zwei Abhandlungen über unendliche und trigonometrische Reihen by
Paul Du BoisReymond(
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)
1 edition published in 1913 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1913 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of mechanics; a critical and historical account of its development by
Ernst Mach(
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)
5 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*11 : with an appendix of the leading passages from certain other works by
Philip E. B Jourdain(
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3 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abhandlung über die Darstellung der Funktionen durch trigonometrische Reihen (1876) Hrsg. von Philip E.B. Jourdain by
Paul Du BoisReymond(
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2 editions published in 1912 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1912 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Cantor, Georg 18451918 Author
 Russell, Bertrand 18721970 Author
 GrattanGuinness, I. Author Editor
 Du BoisReymond, Paul 18311889 Author
 Newton, Isaac 16421727 Author
 Oettingen, A. v. (Arthur) 18361920 Translator Editor
 De Morgan, Augustus 18061871 Author
 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von 16461716
 Mach, Ernst 18381916 Author
 Clairaut M 17131765 Author
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Continuum mechanics Dynamics Earth (Planet) Equations, Roots of Force and energy Functions Hydrostatics Jourdain, Philip E. B.(Philip Edward Bertrand), Least action Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,Freiherr von, Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Mach, Ernst, Mass (Physics) Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsPhilosophy Maupertuis, Mechanics Mechanics, Analytic Mechanik in ihrer Entwickelung (Mach, Ernst) Newton, Isaac, Number theory Philosophy, Modern Physics Relativity (Physics) Russell, Bertrand, Series, Infinite Set theory Statics Transfinite numbers
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