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The World of Mathematics, Vol. II

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Dover Publications
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720
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17.95
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0486411508
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Thursday, November 3, 2005
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James R. Newman
Publication Date: 
2000
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PART V: Mathematics and the Physical World
    Galileo Galilei: Commentary
   

1. Mathematics of Motion by GALILEO GALILEI
    The Bernoullis: Commentary
   

2. Kinetic Theory of Gases by DANIEL BERNOULLI
    "A Great Prize, a Long-Suffering Inventor and the First Accurate Clock: Commentary"
   

3. The Longitude by LLOYD A. BROWN
    John Couch Adams: Commentary
   

4. John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune by SIR HAROLD SPENCER JONES
    H. G. J. Mosley: Commentary
   

5. Atomic Numbers by H. G. J. MOSLEY
    The Small Furniture of Earth: Commentary
   

6. The Röntgen Rays by SIR WILLIAM BRAGG
   

7. Crystals and the Future of Physics by PHILIPPE LE CORBEILLER
    "Queen Dido, Soap Bubbles, and a Blind Mathematician: Commentary"
   

8. What Is Calculus of Variations and What Are Its Applications? By KARL MENGER
   

9. The Soap-bubble by C. VERNON BOYS
   

10. Plateau's Problem by RICHARD COURANT and HERBERT ROBBINS
    The Periodic Law and Mendeléeff: Commentary
   

11. Periodic Law of the Chemical Elements by DMITRI MENDELÉEFF
   

12. Mendeléeff by BERNARD JAFFE
    Gregor Mendel: Commentary
   

13. Mathematics of Heredity by GREGOR MENDEL
    J. B. S. Haldane: Commentary
   

14. On Being the Right Size by J. B. S. HALDANE
   

15. Mathematics of Natural Selection by J. B. S. HALDANCE
    Erwin Schrödinger: Commentary
   

16. Heredity and the Quantum Theory by ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER
 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson: Commentary
   

17. On Magnitude by D'ARCY WENTWORTH THOMPSON
    Uncertainty: Commentary
   

18. The Uncertainty Principle by WERNER HEISENBERG
   

19. Causality and Wave Mechanics by ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington: Commentary
   

20. The Constants of Nature by SIR ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON
   

21. The New Law of Gravitation and the Old Law by SIR ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON
    Commentary
   

22. The Theory of Relativity by CLEMENT V. DURELL
 

PART VI: Mathematics and Social Science
    The Founder of Psychophysics: Commentary
   

1. Gustav Theodor Fechner by EDWIN G. BORING
    Sir Francis Galton: Commentary
   

2. Classification of Men According to Their Natural Gifts by SIR FRANCIS GALTON
    Thomas Robert Malthus: Commentary
   

3. Mathematics of Population and Food by THOMAS ROBERT MALTHUS
    "Cournot, Jevons, and the Mathematics of Money: Commentary"
   

4. Mathematics of Value and Demand by AUGUSTIN COURNOT
   

5. Theory of Political Economy by WILLIAM STANLEY JEVONS
   

A Distinguished Quaker and War: Commentary
   

6. Mathematics of War and Foreign Politics by LEWIS FRY RICHARDSON
   

7. Statistics of Deadly Quarrels by LEWIS FRY RICHARDSON
    The Social Application of Mathematics: Commentary
   

8. The Theory of Economic Behavior by LEONID HURWICZ
   

9. Theory of Games by S. VAJDA
   

10. Sociology Learns the Language of Mathematics by ABRAHAM KAPLAN
 

PART VII: The Laws of Chance
    Pierre Simon de Laplace: Commentary
   

1. Concerning Probability by PIERRE SIMON DE LAPLACE
   

2. The Red and the Black by CHARLES SANDERS PIERCE
   

3. The Probability of Induction by CHARLES SANDER PIERCE
    Lord Keynes: Commentary
   

4. The Applicant of Probability to Conduct by JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
    An Absent-minded Genius and the Laws of Chance: Commentary 1374
   

5. Chance by HENRI POINCARÉ
    Ernest Nagel and the Laws of Probability: Commentary 
   

6. The Meaning of Probability by ERNEST NAGEL
 

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