Sources for the Math Symbols and Words Pages


Abbott, David, general editor. The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Mathematicians. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1985.

Asimov, Isaac. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

Ball, W. W. Rouse. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics. New York: Dover Publications, 1960.

Ball, W. W. Rouse, and H. S. M. Coxeter. Mathematical Recreations and Essays, Thirteenth Edition. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1987.

Bell, E. T. The Development of Mathematics. 1945.

Bell, E. T. The Development of Mathematics. Dover. New York, 1972.

Boyer, Carl B. A History of Mathematics. John Wiley & Sons, 1968.

Burton, David M. The History of Mathematics - An Introduction. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown, 1988.

Cabill?n, Julio Gonz?lez (1959- ) is the author of numerous mathematics textbooks. He currently teaches Real Analysis at the German Institute DSM (Deutsche Schule Montevideo) in Uruguay. His main subject in mathematics is "q-Gaussian coefficients."

Cajori, Florian. A History of Mathematics. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1919.

Cajori, Florian. A History of Mathematical Notations. 2 volumes. Lasalle, Illinois: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1928-1929.

Chabert, Jean-Luc, ?velyne Barbin, Michel Guillemot, Anne Michel-Pajus, Jacques Borowczyk, Ahmed Djebbar, Jean-Claude Martzloff. Histoire D'Algorithmes. ?ditions Belin, 1994.

Clawson, Calvin C. Mathematical Mysteries: The Beauty and Magic of Numbers. New York: Plenum Press, 1996.

Dickson, Leonard Eugene. History of the Theory of Numbers, Vol. I. New York: Chelsea Publishing Co., 1952.

DSB. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

Eves, Howard. An Introduction to the History of Mathematics.

Finney, Ross L., and George B. Thomas, Jr. Calculus. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1992.

Franci, Raffaella, and Laura Toti Rigatelli, "Maestro Benedetto de Firenze e la Storia dell'Algebra", Historia mathematica, x (1983), 297-317.

Francis, Richard L. "Jewel in the Crown: The Discover of the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity." Historical Notes: Mathematics Through the Ages. Lexington, Mass.: The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, 1992.

Gardner, Martin. The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961.

Gullberg, Jan. Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997.

Halmos, Paul R. I Want to Be a Mathematician: An Automathography. Springer-Verlag, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo, 1985.

Heijenoort, Jean van, ed. From Frege to G?del: a source book in mathematical logic 1879-1931. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Huntley, H. E. The Divine Proportion. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1970.

Hutton, Charles. A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary. 1795-96.

James, Glenn and Robert C., editors. Mathematics Dictionary. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. 1949.

Johnson, Art. "History of Mathematical Symbols." Classic Math: History Topics for the Classroom. Dale Seymour Publications, 1994.

Johnson, Art. "History of Mathematical Terms," Classic Math: History Topics for the Classroom. Dale Seymour Publications, 1994.

Katz, Kaila. "The Notation for Inverse Trigonometric Functions: From Whence Did It Come?" Historical Notes: Mathematics Through the Ages. Lexington, Mass.: The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, 1992.

Katz, Victor J. . A History of Mathematics: An Introduction. Harper Collins, 1993, or Addison Wesley, 1998.

Kline, Morris. Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times. Oxford University Press, 1972.

Kramer, Edna E. The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics. Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1970.

Lambert, Johann Heinrich. Histoire de l'Academie Royale des sciences et des belles-lettres de Berlin, vol. XXIV, p. 327, 1768.

Lucas, D'apr?s ?douard. Th?orie des nombres, tome premier. Paris, 1901.

Maor, Eli. e: The Story of a Number. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-691-03390-0.

Mascheroni, Lorenzo. "Adnotationes ad calculum integralem Euleri: In quibus nonnulla problemata ab Eulero proposita resolvuntur - Auctore Laurentio Mascheronio", Petri Galeatii, 72 pages, Ticini, MDCCXC (1790).

McCarthy, Paul J. Introduction to Arithmetical Functions. Springer-Verlag, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo, 1986.

Menninger, Karl. Number Words and Number Symbols: A Cultural History of Numbers. The M.I.T. Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969.

Moore, Sir Jonas Moore. A mathematical compendium: or, useful practices in arithmetick, geometry, and astronomy, geography and navigation ... explaining the logarithms, with new indices; Nepair's rods or bones; making of movements, and the application of pendulums: with the projection of the sphere for an universal dyal, &c. Collected out of the notes and papers of Sir Jonas Moore by Nicholas Stephenson. London, Printed and sold by Nathanael Brooke, 1674.

MWCD10. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1993.

OED2. The Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition.

Pier, J.-P. Historique de la Notion de Compacit?. Historia Mathematica, 7, 425-443. (1980)

Proctor, Richard Anthony. A treatise on the cycloid and all forms of cycloidal curves, and on the use of such curves in dealing with the motions of planets, comets, &c., and of matter projected from the sun. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1878.

Reye, Karl Theodor. Die Geometrie der Lage, Ruempler, Hannover. Bd. 1 (1866), Bd. 2 (1868).

Riccati, Vincenzo. Vincentii Riccati Soc. Jesu Opusculorum ad res physicas, & mathematicas pertinentium tomus primus, Apud Laelium a Vulpe Instituti Scientiarum Typographum, Bononiae, 1757.

Schwartzman, Steven. The Words of Mathematics: An Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English. The Mathematical Association of America, 1994.

Seltman, Muriel, and Eddie Mizzi. "Thomas Harriot: Father of English Algebra?" The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol 19, number 1, 1997.

Singh, Simon. Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Puzzle. Walker Publishing Co., Inc., 1997.

Smart, James R. Modern Geometries, Third Edition. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., 1988.

Smith, David Eugene (1860-1944). History of Mathematics, vol. I. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958.

Smith, David Eugene. History of Mathematics, vol. II. Boston: Ginn and Co., 1925.

Sommerville, D. M. Y. The Elements of Non-Euclidean Geometry. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1919.

Stein, Sherman K., and Anthony Barcellos. Calculus and Analytic Geometry. McGraw Hill, Inc., 1992.

Stigler, Stephen M. The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1986.

Struik, Dirk Jan. A source book in mathematics, 1200-1800. Princeton University Press.

Taylor, A. A Study of Maurice Frechet: I. His Early Work on Point Set Theory and the Theory of Functionals. Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 27 (3), 233-295. (1982)

Taylor, Charles. An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics. 1881.

Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. On Growth and Form (The Complete Revised Edition). Dover Books, 1992.

Todhunter, Isaac. A History of the Mathematical Theories of Attraction and the Figure of the Earth: From the Time of Newton to that of Laplace. London: Macmillam and Co., 1873.

Walker, Helen M. Studies in the History of Statistical Method. 1931.

Youschkevitch, A. P. The Concept of Function up to the Middle of the 19th Century, Archive for History of Exact Science, 16 (1976).


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