HISTORIA MATHEMATICA: VOLUME 4, PAGES 253--378, AUGUST 1977
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VOLUME 4, PAGES 253--378, AUGUST 1977


      

This issue is dedicated to René Taton, distinguished historian of 

mathematics and a world leader of the wider history of science community, 

on the thirtieth anniversary of his first publication in the history of 

mathematics.

      

Introduction, translation, and discussion of Chao Chun-Ch'ing's 

      ``Notes to the Diagrams of Short Legs and Long Legs and of Squares 

      and Circles''      

      Brendan S. Gillon ............................................... 253--293



Babbage, Peacock and modern algebra 

      J. M. Dubbey .................................................... 295--302



Karl Marx and the foundations of differential calculus 

      Hubert C. Kennedy ............................................... 303--318



Some examples of historical cryptanalysis 

      Albert C. Leighton .............................................. 319--337



EDITORIAL .................................................................. 350



BOOK REVIEWS .......................................................... 355--369



The new elements of mathematics. Volume 1 edited by Carolyn Eisele      

      (Charles V. Jones) .............................................. 355--360



Diocles on burning mirrors. The Arabic translation of the lost 

      Greek original edited by G. J. Toomer 

      (J. L. Berggren) ................................................ 360--363      



A source book in classical analysis edited by Garrett Birkhoff 

      with Uta Merzbach 

      (Michael Bernkopf) .............................................. 364--365



The method of analysis. Its geometrical origin and its general 

      significance by Hintikka J. and Remes U. 

      (R. McKirahan) .................................................. 366--369      



ABSTRACTS ............................................................. 370--378                              



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