HISTORIA MATHEMATICA: VOLUME 4, PAGES 127--252, MAY 1977
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VOLUME 4, PAGES 127--252, MAY 1977


                  



An interpretation of Viète's ``Calculus of Triangles'' as a precursor 

      of the algebra of complex numbers 

      Stanislav Glushkov .............................................. 127--136



Quadrature of the circle in ancient Egypt 

      Hermann Engels .................................................. 137--140      



Descartes and the birth of analytic geometry 

      Eric G. Forbes .................................................. 141--151



The kinship of E. H. Moore and R. L. Moore 

      Robert E. Greenwood ............................................. 153--155



Robert Adrain: American mathematician 

      Edward R. Hogan ................................................. 157--172



Mersenne's solution for Galileo's problem of the rotating earth 

      James MacLachlan ................................................ 173--182



The initial development of the WKB solutions of linear second order 

      ordinary differerential equations and their use in 

      the connection problem 

      Arthur Schlissel ................................................ 183--204



On ``The Tantalizer'' and ``Instant Insanity'' 

      Frank Harary .................................................... 205--206      



SOURCES ............................................................... 207--210



The mathematical papers of Enrico Betti in the Scuola Normale 

      Superiore of Pisa 

      Umberto Bottazzini .............................................. 207--209



The correspondence of Camille Jordan 

      Dale M. Johnson ...................................................... 210



BOOK REVIEWS .......................................................... 217--239



Condorcet. From natural philosophy to social mathematics by 

      Keith Michael Baker 

      (Maurice P. Crosland) ........................................... 217--218



Notice sur les travaux scientifiques, suivi de le parallelisme absolu 

      et la théorie unitaire du champ by Élie Cartan 

      (Hans Freudenthal) ................................................... 218



Joseph Fourier: The man and the physicist by John Herivel 

      (Stephen G. Brush) .............................................. 219--221



Leonhardi Euleri opera omnia. Commentationes mechanicae et 

      astronomicae ad scientiam navalem pertinentes edited by 

      Walter Habicht 

      (E. J. Barbeau) ...................................................... 221



Dirichlet's principle. A mathematical comedy of errors and its 

      influence on the development of analysis by A. F. Monna 

      (Ivor Grattan-Guinness) ......................................... 222--225



Census of the exact sciences in Sanskrit  by David Pingree 

      (Alexander Volodarsky) .......................................... 226--227



Arts and sciences at Padua: The Studium of Padua before 1350 

      by Nancy G. Sirasi 

      (Edward A. Maziarz) .................................................. 227



Ricci and Levi-Civita's tensor analysis paper translated and 

      edited by Robert Hermann 

      (Judith R. Goodstein) ................................................ 228



Sophus Lie's 1880 transformation group paper  by Robert Hermann, 

      Sophus Lie's 1884 differential invariant paper by Robert Hermann      

      (Thomas Hawkins) ................................................ 229--230



On the history of statistics and probability edited by D. B. Owen      

      (James H. Cassedy) .............................................. 231--232



George Green, Miller, Snienton by R. M. Bowley, L. J. Challis, F.  W. 

      Sheard, F. M. Wilkins Jones, and David Phillips 

      (L. Pearce Williams) ................................................. 232



Adventures of a mathematician by S. M. Ulam 

      (Garrett Birkhoff) .............................................. 233--236



Die principien der höheren analysis in ihrer entwickelung von 

      Leibniz bis auf Lagrange als ein historisch-kritischer beitrag zur 

      geschichte der mathematik dargestellt by Hermann Weissenborn 

      (H. J. M. Bos) .................................................. 236--239



ABSTRACTS ............................................................. 240--252                              



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