Dudley, Underwood
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Works:  21 works in 157 publications in 4 languages and 7,084 library holdings 

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Most widely held works by
Underwood Dudley
Elementary number theory by
Underwood Dudley(
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32 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a first term university course
32 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a first term university course
Numerology, or, What Pythagoras wrought by
Underwood Dudley(
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16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 869 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
16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 869 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 held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 842 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 530 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 530 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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9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a rich and varied, wideranging book, written with force and vigor by someone with a distinctive style and point of view. It will provide hours of enjoyable reading for anyone interested in mathematics.  from back cover
9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a rich and varied, wideranging book, written with force and vigor by someone with a distinctive style and point of view. It will provide hours of enjoyable reading for anyone interested in mathematics.  from back cover
A guide to elementary number theory by
Underwood Dudley(
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15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 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
15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 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
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6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 395 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
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 395 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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16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 367 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
16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 367 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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4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 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
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 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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20 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a companion to Mathematical Cranks, the MAA is happy to offer its readers another Dudley classic, The Trisectors. This book is also about mathematical cranks  angle trisectors. It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many 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, informa bout trisectors, amuse the reader, and perhaps most importantly, reduce the numbr of trisectors. This book includes detailed information about the personalities of trisectors and their constructions. According to Dudley, "hardly any mathematical training is necessary to read this book. There is little trigonometry here and there, but it may be safely skipped. There are hardly any equations. There are no exercises at the end of the sections and there will be no final examination. The worst victim of mathematics anxiety can read this book with profit and dry palms. It is quite suitable to give us a present."Back cover
20 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a companion to Mathematical Cranks, the MAA is happy to offer its readers another Dudley classic, The Trisectors. This book is also about mathematical cranks  angle trisectors. It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many 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, informa bout trisectors, amuse the reader, and perhaps most importantly, reduce the numbr of trisectors. This book includes detailed information about the personalities of trisectors and their constructions. According to Dudley, "hardly any mathematical training is necessary to read this book. There is little trigonometry here and there, but it may be safely skipped. There are hardly any equations. There are no exercises at the end of the sections and there will be no final examination. The worst victim of mathematics anxiety can read this book with profit and dry palms. It is quite suitable to give us a present."Back cover
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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3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resources for calculus collection(
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians from antiquity to today by
Joong Fang(
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7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to elementary number theory by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CHOICE Award winner! 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 a traditional text, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate student preparing for the qualifying exams. Underwood Dudley received the Ph.D. degree (number theory) from the University of Michigan in 1965. He taught at the Ohio State University and at DePauw University, from which he retired in 2004. He is the author of three books on mathematical oddities, The Trisectors, Mathematical Cranks, and Numerology all published by the Mathematical Association of America. He has also served as editor of the College Mathematics Journal, the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, and two of the Mathematical Association of America's book series
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CHOICE Award winner! 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 a traditional text, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate student preparing for the qualifying exams. Underwood Dudley received the Ph.D. degree (number theory) from the University of Michigan in 1965. He taught at the Ohio State University and at DePauw University, from which he retired in 2004. He is the author of three books on mathematical oddities, The Trisectors, Mathematical Cranks, and Numerology all published by the Mathematical Association of America. He has also served as editor of the College Mathematics Journal, the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, and two of the Mathematical Association of America's book series
Is mathematics inevitable? by
Underwood Dudley(
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3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 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
A budget of trisections by
Underwood Dudley(
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1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why mathematics?(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture presented at Humboldt State University by Woody Dudley on October 9, 2008. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture presented at Humboldt State University by Woody Dudley on October 9, 2008. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics
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
Formulas for primes(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture presented at Humboldt State University by Woody Dudley on October 9, 2008. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture presented at Humboldt State University by Woody Dudley on October 9, 2008. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics
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