## Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

*B. Jack Copeland (ed.)*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198565932
- eISBN:
- 9780191714016
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was ... More

## Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

*Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149042
- eISBN:
- 9781400842681
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. “Circles disturbed” reflect the last words of ... More

## Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

*Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- September 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199656592
- eISBN:
- 9780191748059
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to ... More

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I: (1641 - 1659)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198510666
- eISBN:
- 9780191705892
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510666.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly before the outbreak of the first ... More

## The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

*Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198566014
- eISBN:
- 9780191713996
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More

## A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More

## The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

*Catherine Jami*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- January 2012
- ISBN:
- 9780199601400
- eISBN:
- 9780191729218
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book explores how the mathematics the Jesuits brought to China was reconstructed as a branch of imperial learning so that the emperor Kangxi (r. 1662–1722) could consolidate his power over the ... More

## Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

*Joseph Mazur*

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691173375
- eISBN:
- 9781400850112
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

While all of us regularly use basic mathematical symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren't available before the sixteenth century. What did ... More

## The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198526025
- eISBN:
- 9780191712364
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, ... More

## Heavenly Numbers: Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

*Christopher Cullen*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198733119
- eISBN:
- 9780191797705
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198733119.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is a history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early third century CE—a period often referred to as ‘early imperial China’. It ... More