Dudley, Underwood
Overview
Works:  23 works in 125 publications in 4 languages and 6,815 library holdings 

Genres:  Miscellanea History Sources Humor Biography Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QA241, 510 
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Most widely held works by
Underwood Dudley
Elementary number theory by
Underwood Dudley(
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23 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a first term university course
23 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a first term university course
Numerology, or, What Pythagoras wrought by
Underwood Dudley(
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13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Numerology is about numerology, which is the delusion that numbers have power over events. ... The message of the book is that numbers indeed have power, but the power is not over events, it is over the human minds. It is intended for anyone interested in human folly and requires no mathematical knowledge beyond arithmetic to understand."Cover
13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Numerology is about numerology, which is the delusion that numbers have power over events. ... The message of the book is that numbers indeed have power, but the power is not over events, it is over the human minds. It is intended for anyone interested in human folly and requires no mathematical knowledge beyond arithmetic to understand."Cover
Mathematical cranks by
Underwood Dudley(
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11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings for calculus by
Underwood Dudley(
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6 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Faculty members in most disciplines provide students in beginning courses with some history of their subject, some sense not only of what was done by whom, but also of how the discipline has contributed to intellectual history. These essays, appropriate for duplicating and handing out as collateral reading aim to provide such background, and also to develop an understanding of how mathematicians view their discipline."Page x
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Faculty members in most disciplines provide students in beginning courses with some history of their subject, some sense not only of what was done by whom, but also of how the discipline has contributed to intellectual history. These essays, appropriate for duplicating and handing out as collateral reading aim to provide such background, and also to develop an understanding of how mathematicians view their discipline."Page x
The last problem by
Eric Temple Bell(
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7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to elementary number theory by
Underwood Dudley(
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10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Guide to Elementary Number Theory is a 140page exposition of the topics considered in a first course in number theory. It is intended for those who may have seen the material before but have halfforgotten it, and also for those who may have misspent their youth by not having a course in number theory and who want to see what it is about without having to wade through traditional texts, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate students preparing for qualifying exams. Though Plato did not quite say, "He is unworthy of the name of man who does not know which integers are the sums of two squares," he came close. This guide can make everyone more worthy."Page 4 of cover
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Guide to Elementary Number Theory is a 140page exposition of the topics considered in a first course in number theory. It is intended for those who may have seen the material before but have halfforgotten it, and also for those who may have misspent their youth by not having a course in number theory and who want to see what it is about without having to wade through traditional texts, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate students preparing for qualifying exams. Though Plato did not quite say, "He is unworthy of the name of man who does not know which integers are the sums of two squares," he came close. This guide can make everyone more worthy."Page 4 of cover
Is mathematics inevitable? : a miscellany by
Underwood Dudley(
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7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of gems from the literature of mathematics that shine as brightly today as when they first appeared in print  they deserve to be seen and admired. The selections include two opposing views on the purpose of mathematics, the strong law of small numbers, the treatment of calculus in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica, several proofs that the number of legs on a horse is infinite, a deserved refutation of the ridiculous EulerDiderot anecdote, the real story of and the Indiana legislature, the reason why Theodorus stopped proving that square roots were irrational when he got to the square root of 17, an excerpt from Mathematics Made Difficult, a glimpse into the mind of a calculating prodigy, and much more. There will be something here for anyone interested in mathematics
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of gems from the literature of mathematics that shine as brightly today as when they first appeared in print  they deserve to be seen and admired. The selections include two opposing views on the purpose of mathematics, the strong law of small numbers, the treatment of calculus in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica, several proofs that the number of legs on a horse is infinite, a deserved refutation of the ridiculous EulerDiderot anecdote, the real story of and the Indiana legislature, the reason why Theodorus stopped proving that square roots were irrational when he got to the square root of 17, an excerpt from Mathematics Made Difficult, a glimpse into the mind of a calculating prodigy, and much more. There will be something here for anyone interested in mathematics
A budget of trisections by
Underwood Dudley(
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12 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many people try and think they have succeeded. This book is about angle trisections and the people who attempt them. Its purposes are to collect many trisections in one place, inform about trisectors, to amuse the reader, and, perhaps most importantly, to reduce the number of trisectors. This book includes detailed information about the personalities of trisectors and their constructions. It can be read by anyone who has taken a high school geometry course
12 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many people try and think they have succeeded. This book is about angle trisections and the people who attempt them. Its purposes are to collect many trisections in one place, inform about trisectors, to amuse the reader, and, perhaps most importantly, to reduce the number of trisectors. This book includes detailed information about the personalities of trisectors and their constructions. It can be read by anyone who has taken a high school geometry course
The magic numbers of the professor by
Owen O'Shea(
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5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discloses a variety of details about numbers like the year 1776 and discusses prime numbers and number patterns, and exposes revelatory properties of numbers. Also provides games and gambling with dice and playing cards along with mathematical puzzles
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discloses a variety of details about numbers like the year 1776 and discusses prime numbers and number patterns, and exposes revelatory properties of numbers. Also provides games and gambling with dice and playing cards along with mathematical puzzles
The trisectors by
Underwood Dudley(
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17 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resources for calculus collection(
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematik zwischen Wahn und Witz : Trugschlüsse, falsche Beweise und die Bedeutung der Zahl 57 für die amerikanische Geschichte by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians from antiquity to today by
Joong Fang(
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1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sūhijutsu taizen by
Underwood Dudley(
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2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians from antiquity to today by
Joong Fang(
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1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians from antiquity to today : A preliminary ed by
Joong Fang(
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1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A budget of trisections by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians from antiquity to today by
Joong Fang(
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in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The distribution modulo 1 of oscillating functions by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Elementary Number Theory Second Edition by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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