Synopses & Reviews
This classic study notes the first appearance of a mathematical symbol and its origin, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, its eventual decline or ultimate survival. The author's coverage of obsolete notations — and what we can learn from them — is as comprehensive as those which have survived and still enjoy favor. Originally published in 1929 in a two-volume edition, this monumental work is presented here in one volume.
Synopsis
This classic study notes the origin of a mathematical symbol, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, and its eventual decline or ultimate survival. 1929 edition.
Synopsis
Classic study of mathematical symbols. Original 1929 two-volume edition presented here in one volume.
Synopsis
This classic study notes the origin of a mathematical symbol, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, its eventual decline or ultimate survival. Originally published in 1929.
Table of Contents
v. 1. Notations in elementary mathematics -- v. 2. Notations mainly in higher mathematics.