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Mathematics

Mathematics

The Lit2Go Math collection combines early childhood passages that deal with children's developing numeracy and more advanced books and passages that deal with concepts in trigonometry, spherical geometry, and math theory. The collection also touches on math history and even includes a victorian romantic novel about geometry (Flatland).

Books

A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics (1735)

by George Berkeley

An essay/argument for Sir Isaac Newton and the author’s mathematical beliefs and philosophies. The full title is "A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics: In answer To a Pamphlet of Philalethes Cantabrigiensis, intitled, Geometry no Friend to Infidelity, or a Defence of Sir ISAAC NEWTON, and the BRITISH Mathematicians. Also an Appendix concerning Mr. WALTON’s Vindication of the Principles of Fluxions contained in the ANALYST."

Flatland (1885)

by Edwin A. Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a classic 19th century novella that satirizes the social hierarchy of Victorian society using mathematical figures and ideas.

Deductive Logic (1888)

by George William Joseph Stock, M.A.

"The Three Fundamental Laws of Thought. (1) The Law of Identity-- Whatever is, is; or, in a more precise form, Every A is A. (2) The Law of Contradiction-- Nothing can both be and not be; Nothing can be A and not A. (3) The Law of Excluded Middle-- Everything must either be or not be; Everything is either A or not A."

In this treatise, English thinker George William Joseph Stock explains deductive logic.

 

Symbollic Logic (1896)

by Lewis Carroll

Symbollic Logic is a text discussing the area of mathematics which studies the purely formal properties of strings of symbols.

History of Modern Mathematics (1906)

by David Eugene Smith

History of Modern Mathematics is a comprehensive guide to different theories and strategies of mathematics ranging from Theory of Numbers, Theory of Equations, Complex Numbers, Calculus, Analytical Geometry, and others.

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics (1908)

by W.W. Rouse Ball

This book contains selections from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, first published in 1908. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics is a classic and essential text in the history of math. It covers all of the major historical periods in the development of mathematics to the end of the 19th century, and it includes biographies of key figures in the field.

Counting and Math Rhymes (2012)

by FCIT

Counting games are common among children in many cultures. This book collects many traditional counting rhymes and other verses that relate to basic numeracy.

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