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Flood, Raymond

Overview
Works: 20 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 4,371 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QC16.N7,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Raymond Flood
The Nature of time( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acht lezingen over natuurkundige en filosofische aspecten van het verschijnsel tijd
Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide-ranging, comprehensive and fully illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between music and mathematics are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, and modern compositional techniques."--Jacket
Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century Germany( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more far-reaching than a topological toy. For some fifty years of the nineteenth century, August Mobius taught astronomy and researched in mathematics at Leipzig University. During those years, which saw the German nation move towards unification, German mathematics developed into the most powerful and influential in the world and German astronomers became the world leaders. How did this come about? In this fascinating, richly illustrated, and accessible book, leading scholars assess the contribution of Mobius and others of his time to the practice of mathematics and astronomy today. Mobius and his band has been written for all those interested in the historical development of ideas and their legacy, and thus both the general reader and specialists in particular fields will find much of interest
Oxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciences by John Fauvel( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For 800 years mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford's mathematical tradition and the characters who helped to shape it."--Jacket
Mathematics in Victorian Britain( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelvin : life, labours and legacy by Raymond Flood( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains a collection of chapters, authored by leading experts, which cover the life and wide-ranging scientific contributions made by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
James Clerk Maxwell : perspectives on his life and work by Raymond Flood( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a relatively brief, but remarkable life, lived in his beloved rural home of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship also ranged wide--covering all the major aspects of Victorian natural philosophy. He is regarded as one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time, coming only after Newton and Einstein. In scientific terms his immortality is enshrined in electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, but as this book shows, there was much more to Maxwell than electromagnetism, both in terms of his science and his wider life. Maxwell's life and contributions to science are so rich that they demand the expertise of a range of academics--physicists, mathematicians, and historians of science and literature--to do him justice."--Dust jacket
Oxford figures : eight centuries of the mathematical sciences by John Fauvel( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
Great mathematicians by Raymond Flood( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great mathematicians : unravelling the mysteries of the universe by Raymond Flood( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let Newton be!( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Italian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Newton's life and achievements and assesses how he came to influence posterity
Kelvin and Ireland : 7 December 2007, Queen's University, Belfast( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford figures : a history of mathematics at Oxford( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciencies( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant figures : a history of mathematics at Oxford( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Möbius und sein Band : der Aufstieg von Mathematik und Astronomie im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts by John Fauvel( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of mathematical tables : from Sumer to spreadsheets by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity; table making and printed tabular matter are important precursors to modern computing and information processing. This book contains a series of articles summarising the technical, institutional and intellectual history of mathematical tables from earliest times until the late twentieth century. It covers mathematical tables (the most important computing aid for several hundred years until the 1960s), data tables (eg. Census tables), professional tables (eg. insurance tables), and spreadsheets - the most recent tabular innovation. The book is presented in a scholarly yet accessible way, making appropriate use of text boxes and illustrations. Each chapter has a frontispiece featuring a table along with a small illustration of the source where the table was first displayed. Most chapters have sidebars telling a short "story" or history relating to the chapter. The aim of this edited volume is to capture the history of tables through eleven chapters written by subject specialists. The contributors describe the various information processing techniques and artefacts whose unifying concept is "the mathematical table."
Newtons Werk : die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft by John Fauvel( )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mathematics and music( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Mathematicians Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe by Robin Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the Popular Reference edition of the fully-illustrated eBook, ISBN: 9781848584167. In this book, you'll learn why Florence Nightingale introduced pie charts, how Lewis Carroll regarded Pythagoras, and why some infinities are larger than others. You'll also meet the mathematician who knew eight languages by the time he was 11, the one who was sent to jail for gambling and the one who published a lot yet never existed. Organised chronologically, with lots of maths packed into every page, this book will appeal to the general reader as well as seasoned mathematicians. Contains an eight-page section of photographs
 
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Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractalsMathematics and music
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English (125)

German (4)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractalsMöbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century GermanyOxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciencesMathematics in Victorian BritainKelvin : life, labours and legacyOxford figures : a history of mathematics at OxfordOxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical scienciesSignificant figures : a history of mathematics at Oxford