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W.W. Rouse Ball Mathematical Recreations And Essays

H. S. M. Coxeter: Through the Looking Glass

Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter (&#;) is one of the greatest geometers of the last century, or of any century, for that matter. Coxeter was associated with the University of Toronto for sixty years, the author of twelve books regarded as classics in their field, a student of Hermann Weyl in the s, and a colleague of the intriguing Dutch artist and printmaker Maurits Escher in the s.

In the Author's Own Words:

"I'm a Platonist &#; a follower of Plato &#; who believes that one didn't invent these sorts of things, that one discovers them. In a sense, all these mathematical facts are right there waiting to be discovered."

"In our times, geometers are still exploring those new Wonderlands, partly for the sake of their applications to cosmology and other branches of science, but much more for the sheer joy of passing through the looking glass into a land where the familiar lines, planes, triangles, circles, and spheres are seen to behave in strange but precisely determined ways."

"Geometry is perhaps the most elementary of the sciences that enable man, by purely intellectual processes, to make predictions (based on observation) about the physical world. The power of geometry, in the sense of accuracy and utility of these deductions, is impressive, and has been a powerful motivation for the study of logic in geometry."

"Let us revisit Euclid. Let us discover for ourselves a few of the newer results. Perhaps we may be able to recapture some of the wonder and awe that our first contact with geometry aroused." &#; H. S. M. Coxeter

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  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Admissions to Trinity college, Cambridge. (London, Macmillan, ), also by Trinity College (University of Cambridge) and J. A. Venn (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Admissions to Trinity College, Cambridge (London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, ), also by Trinity College (University of Cambridge) and Alfred Edward Stamp, ed. by J. A. Venn (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Cambridge notes, chiefly concerning Trinity College and the University. (Cambridge, W. Heffer, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Cambridge papers, (London, Macmillan and co., limited, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Cambridge Papers (Gutenberg ebook)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Elementary algebra, (Cambridge, University press, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Elementary algebra. (Cambridge, The University press, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), An essay on Newton's "Principia," / by W. W. Rouse Ball. (London, New York : Macmillan and co., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Histoire des mathe matiques / (Paris : Librairie scientifique A. Hermann, ), also by L. Freund (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Histoire des mathématiques. (Paris, ), also by R. de Montessus de Ballore, trans. by L. Freund (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge (Cambridge, University Press, ) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge, (Cambridge, University press, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge / (Cambridge, [Eng.] : University Press, ) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), An introduction to string figures / (Cambridge [Eng.] : W. Heffer, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), The King's scholars and King's Hall : notes on the history of King Hall, published on the six-hundredth anniversary of the writ of Edward II establishing the King's Scholars in the University of Cambridge / (Cambridge : Printed privately, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical recreations and essays, (London, Macmillan and co., limited, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical recreations and essays, (London : Macmillan and co., limited;, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical recreations and essays. (London, Macmillan, ) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical Recreations and Essays (Gutenberg ebook)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical recreations and essays / (London : Macmillan, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Mathematical recreations and problems of past and present times. (London, New York, Macmillan and co., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Notes on the history of Trinity College, Cambridge. (London, ) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A primer of the history of mathematics, (London, New York, Macmillian & co., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A primer of the history of mathematics. (London, Macmillan, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Récréations mathématiques et problèmes des temps anciens et modernes. (Paris, A. Hermann, ), trans. by J. Fitz-Patrick and J. Fitz-Patrick (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics. (London, Macmillan, ) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics, (London, Macmillan and co., ltd., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics, (London, New York, Macmillan and co., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics, (London, Macmillan and Co., limited; New York, The Macmillan Company, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics, (London, Macmillan and co., limited, New York, The Macmillan company, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics (London, Macmillan and co., limited, ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A Short Account of the History of Mathematics (Gutenberg ebook)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), A short account of the history of mathematics / (London : Macmillan, [, c]) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), String figures, (Cambridge, W. Heffer & sons, ltd., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), The student's guide to the bar / (London ; New York : Macmillan and Co., ) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Trinity college, Cambridge, (London J. M. Dent & Co.; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., ), also by E. H. New (page images at HathiTrust)

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