The Nature of Mathematics
by Philip E. B. Jourdain
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack 1919
Number of pages: 136
There is no real reason why, with patience, an ordinary person should not understand, speaking broadly, what mathematicians do, why they do it, and what, so far as we know at present, mathematics is. The purpose of this little volume is not to give like a textbook a collection of mathematical methods and examples, but to do, firstly, what textbooks do not do: to show how and why these methods grew up.
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by William F. White - The Open Court Publishing Company
The tendency to select the problems and illustrations of mathematics mostly from the scientific and commercial activities of today, is one with which the writer is in accord. Moreover, amusement is one of the fields of applied mathematics.
by Charles B. Clapham - Chapman & Hall
This book is an endeavour to treat the elementary portions of Practical Mathematics in a thorough and practical manner and with a sufficient amount of engineering application, suitable for elementary students of technical schools and for home study.
by Cobb Herbert E. - Ginn and Company
This book of problems is the result of the endeavor to make the instruction in mathematics of real service in the training pf pupils for their future work. We connected all our mathematics with the work in the shops and laboratories.
by A. N. Whitehead - Williams & Northgate
This distinguished book is an introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them. An expertly written book by a brilliant man, filled with valuable insights.