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20. History of Mathematics  
      Historical studies of all of the mathematical sciences in all periods and cultural settings.



History: Surveys

Bell, Eric T. Development of Mathematics, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1945. Second Edition.

      • Boyer, Carl B. and Merzbach, Uta C. A History of Mathematics, New York, NY: John Wiley, 1968, 1991. Second Edition.
  • Burton, David M. The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown, 1991. Second Edition.
  • Cajori, Florian. A History of Mathematics, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1980, 1991. Fifth Edition.
    • Cajori, Florian. A History of Mathematical Notations Peru, IL: Open Court, 1974.

Coolidge, Julian L. The Mathematics of Great Amateurs, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1949, 1990. Second Edition.

Dedron, P. and Itard, J. Mathematics and Mathematicians, London: Transworld, 1973. 2 Vols.

Dieudonne, Jean. Abrege d'histoire des Mathematiques, 1700--1900, Paris: Hermann, 1978. 2 Vols.

      • Eves, Howard W. An Introduction to the History of Mathematics with Cultural Connections, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders College, 1990. Sixth Edition.
      • Fauvel, John and Gray, Jeremy, eds. The History of Mathematics: A Reader London: Macmillan Press and Open University, 1987.

Hollingdale, Stuart. Makers of Mathematics New York, NY: Penguin, 1989.

      • Kline, Morris. Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1972.
      • Kline, Morris. Mathematics in Western Culture New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1953, 1971.
    • Kramer, Edna E. The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982.

Morgan, Bryan. Men and Discoveries in Mathematics Central Islip, NY: Transatlantic Arts, 1972.

Phillips, Esther R., ed. Studies in the History of Mathematics Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1987.

Rowe, David E. and McCleary, John, eds. The History of Modern Mathematics, New York, NY: Academic Press, 1989. 2 Vols.

  • Smith, David Eugene. History of Mathematics, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1958. 2 Vols.
  • Stillwell, John. Mathematics and Its History New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1989.
      • Struik, Dirk Jan. A Concise History of Mathematics, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1987. Fourth Revised Edition.

Temple, George. 100 Years of Mathematics: A Personal Viewpoint New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1981.


History: Biographies

Aiton, E.J. Leibniz: A Biography New York, NY: Adam Hilger, 1985.

      • Albers, Donald J. and Alexanderson, Gerald L., eds. Mathematical People: Profiles and Interviews New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1985.
      • Albers, Donald J., et al., eds. More Mathematical People New York, NY: Academic Press, 1990.

Aspray, William. John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

Baum, Joan. The Calculating Passion of Ada Byron Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1986.

  • Bedini, Silvio. The Life of Benjamin Banneker New York, NY: Charles Scribner's, 1972.
  • Belhoste, Bruno. Augustin-Louis Cauchy: A Biography New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1991.
    • Bell, Eric T. Men of Mathematics New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1937.
  • Box, Joan Fisher. R.A. Fisher: The Life of a Scientist New York, NY: John Wiley, 1978.
  • Brewer, James W. and Smith, Martha K., eds. Emmy Noether: A Tribute to Her Life and Work New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 1981.

Bucciarelli, Louis L. and Dworsky, Nancy. Sophie Germain: An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity Norwell, MA: D. Reidel, 1980.

    • Buhler, Walter K. Gauss: A Biographical Study New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1981.

Burks, Alice R. and Burks, Arthur W. The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1988.

Calinger, Ronald. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Troy, NY: Rensselaer Polytech Institute, 1976.

  • Cooke, Roger. The Mathematics of Sonya Kovalevskaya New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1984.

Cooper, Necia G., ed. From Cardinals to Chaos: Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Stanislaw Ulam New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

  • Dauben, Joseph W. Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.
    • Dick, Auguste. Emmy Noether, 1882--1935 New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1981.
  • Fauvel, John, et al., eds. Let Newton Be! A New Perspective on His Life and Works New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Gjertsen, Derek. The Newton Handbook London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986.

Grattan-Guinness, I. Joseph Fourier, 1768--1830 Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1972.

  • Halmos, Paul R. I Want To Be A Mathematician: An Automathography in Three Parts New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1985.

Hankins, Thomas L. Sir William Rowan Hamilton Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.

  • Hardy, G.H. Ramanujan, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1960, 1968. Third Edition.

Heyde, C.C. and Seneta, E. I.J. Bienayme: Statistical Theory Anticipated New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1977.

    • Hodges, Andrew. Alan Turing, The Enigma New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1983.
  • Hoffmann, Banesh. Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel New York, NY: Viking Press, 1972.
  • Hyman, Anthony. Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982.
  • Infeld, Leopold. Whom the Gods Love: The Story of Evariste Galois Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1978.
  • Kac, Mark. Enigmas of Chance: An Autobiography New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1985.
    • Kanigel, Robert. The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Indian Genius Ramanujan New York, NY: Charles Scribner's, 1991.

Kennedy, Hubert C. Peano: Life and Works of Giuseppe Peano Norwell, MA: D. Reidel, 1980.

    • Koblitz, Ann Hibner. A Convergence of Lives, Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1983.
  • Lutzen, Jesper. Joseph Liouville, 1805--1882: Master of Pure and Applied Mathematics New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1990.
  • MacHale, Desmond. George Boole: His Life and Work Dublin: Boole Press, 1985.

Mahoney, Michael S. The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601--1665 Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973.

  • Masani, Pesi. Norbert Wiener, 1894--1964 New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1990.
  • O'Donnell, Sean. William Rowan Hamilton: Portrait of a Prodigy Dublin: Boole Press, 1983.
    • Ore, Oystein. Cardano: The Gambling Scholar Mineola, NY: Dover, 1965.
    • Ore, Oystein. Niels Henrik Abel: Mathematician Extraordinary New York, NY: Chelsea, 1974.
  • Parikh, Carol. The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1991.
      • Reid, Constance. Hilbert New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1970, 1986. (Combined edition, Hilbert-Courant.)
    • Reid, Constance. Neyman---From Life New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1982.
    • Reid, Constance. Courant in Gottingen and New York New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1976.

Russell, Bertrand. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1968, 1969. 2 Vols.

Scott, J.F. The Mathematical Work of John Wallis, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1981. Second Edition.

Scott, J.F. The Scientific Work of Rene Descartes (1596--1650) Bristol, PA: Taylor and Francis, 1952, 1976.

Srinivasan, Bhama and Sally, Judith D., eds. Emmy Noether in Bryn Mawr New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1983.

    • Ulam, S.M. Adventures of a Mathematician New York, NY: Charles Scribner's, 1976.

Wang, Hao. Reflections on Kurt Godel Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

    • Westfall, Richard S. Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Whitemore, Hugh. Breaking the Code Oxford: Amber Lane Press, 1987.

  • Wiener, Norbert. Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth {mand} I Am A Mathematician: Life of a Prodigy Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1953, 1956.

van Stigt, Walter P. Brouwer's Intuitionism Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1990.


History: Source Books

    • Birkhoff, Garrett, ed. A Source Book in Classical Analysis Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973.
  • Calinger, Ronald, ed. Classics of Mathematics Oak Park, IL: Moore, 1982.

Grant, Edward, ed. A Source Book in Medieval Science Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974.

    • Smith, David Eugene. A Source Book in Mathematics Mineola, NY: Dover, 1959.
    • Struik, Dirk Jan, ed. A Source Book in Mathematics, 1200--1800 Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Van Heijenoort, Jean, ed. From Frege to Godel: A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879--1931 Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.


History: Classic Works

Berndt, Bruce C. Ramanujan's Notebooks, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1985--91. Parts I-III.

  • Boole, George. Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1958. Fifth Edition.
  • Cardano, Girolamo. The Great Art or the Rules of Algebra Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1968.
  • Chace, Arnold B. The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1979.

Chrystal, George. Textbook of Algebra, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1964. 2 Vols., Seventh Edition.

De Moivre, Abraham. The Doctrine of Chances or a Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events in Play, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1967. Third Edition.

    • Dedekind, Richard. Essays on the Theory of Numbers Mineola, NY: Dover, 1963.

Dee, John. The Mathematicall Praeface to the Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara (1570) New York, NY: Science History, 1975.

    • Dijksterhuis, E.J. Archimedes Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • Euler, Leonhard. Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1988, 1990. 2 Vols.
  • Euler, Leonhard. Elements of Algebra New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1984.

Federico, P.J. Descartes on Polyhedra: A Study of the De Solidorum Elementis New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1982.

Flegg, H. Graham; Hay, Cynthia; and Moss, Barbara, eds. Nicolas Chuquet: Renaissance Mathematician Norwell, MA: D. Reidel, 1985.

  • Galilei, Galileo. Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences Mineola, NY: Dover, 1954.
  • Gauss, Carl Friedrich. Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1986. English Edition.

Halsted, George B., ed. Girolamo Saccheri's Euclides Vindicatus New York, NY: Chelsea, 1986.

  • Heath, Thomas L. Diophantus of Alexandria Mineola, NY: Dover, 1964.
  • Heath, Thomas L. Apollonius of Perga Cambridge: W. Haffer, 1986.

Heath, Thomas L. Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus Mineola, NY: Dover, 1981.

      • Heath, Thomas L. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1956. 3 Vols.
    • Heath, Thomas L., ed. The Works of Archimedes Mineola, NY: Dover, 1953, 1964.

Hughes, Barnabas, ed. Jordanus de Nemore: De numeris datis Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981.

Lam, Lay Yong. A Critical Study of the Yang Hui Suan Fa: A Thirteenth-century Chinese Mathematical Treatise Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1977.

Mohr, Georg. Compendium Euclidis Curiosi: Or Geometrical Operations Copenhagen: Georg Mohr Foundation, 1982.

Muller, Johannes. Regiomontanus: On Triangles Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.

Napier, John. Rabdology Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

      • Newton, Isaac. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1934.
  • Ramanujan, Srinivasa. Collected Papers New York, NY: Chelsea, 1962.
  • Robins, Gay and Shute, Charles. The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus: An Ancient Egyptian Text London: British Museum, 1987.

Saidan, A.S. The Arithmetic of Al-Uqlidisi Norwell, MA: D. Reidel, 1978.

  • Sigler, L.E. Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci: The Book of Squares New York, NY: Academic Press, 1987.
  • Smith, David Eugene and Latham, Marcia L. The Geometry of Rene Descartes Mineola, NY: Dover, 1954.

Swerdlow, N.M. and Neugebauer, O. Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus's De Revolutionibus New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1984.

  • Swetz, Frank J. Capitalism and Arithmetic: The New Math of the 15th Century, La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1987. incl. Treviso Arithmetic (1487).
  • Toomer, G.J. Ptolemy's Almagest New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1984.

Viete, Fran cois. The Analytic Art Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1983.

Whiteside, D.T., ed. The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1967--81. 8 Vols.

Young, William H. and Young, Grace Chisholm. The Theory of Sets of Points, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1972. Second Edition.


History: Ancient and Medieval

    • Aaboe, Asger. Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1964.

Allman, George J. Greek Geometry from Thales to Euclid New York, NY: Arno Press, 1976.

    • Berggren, J.L. Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1986.
  • Edwards, A.W.F. Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • Eves, Howard W. Great Moments in Mathematics (Before 1650) Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1980.

Gillings, Richard J. Mathematics in the Times of the Pharaohs Mineola, NY: Dover, 1982.

      • Heath, Thomas L. A History of Greek Mathematics, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1981. 2 Vols.

Joseph, George Ghevargese. The Crest of a Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics New York, NY: Penguin, 1990.

Klein, Jacob. Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1968.

Knorr, Wilbur R. The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1986.

    • Li Yan and Du Shiran. Chinese Mathematics: A Concise History New York, NY: Clarendon Press, 1987.

Mikami, Yashio. The Development of Mathematics in China and Japan, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1974. Second Edition.

Mueller, Ian. Philosophy of Mathematics and Deductive Structure in Euclid's Elements Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981.

Neugebauer, O. A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1975. 3 Vols.

  • Neugebauer, O. The Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1970. Second Edition.
  • Swetz, Frank J. and Kao, T.I. Was Pythagoras Chinese? An Examination of Right Triangle Theory in Ancient China Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1977.
    • Wilder, Raymond L. Evolution of Mathematical Concepts: An Elementary Study New York, NY: Halsted Press, 1973.

Zinner, Ernst. Regiomontanus: His Life and Work Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1990.

    • van der Waerden, B.L. Science Awakening, Princeton Junction, NJ: Scholar's Bookshelf, 1988. 2 Vols.

van der Waerden, B.L. Geometry and Algebra in Ancient Civilizations New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1983.


History: Modern

Albers, Donald J.; Alexanderson, Gerald L.; and Reid, Constance. International Mathematical Congresses: An Illustrated History, 1893--1986 New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1987.

Dauben, Joseph W., ed. Mathematical Perspectives: Essays on Mathematics and Its Historical Development New York, NY: Academic Press, 1981.

    • Duren, Peter; Askey, Richard A.; and Merzbach, Uta C., eds. A Century of Mathematics in America, Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 1988--1989. 3 Vols.
  • Eves, Howard W. Great Moments in Mathematics (After 1650) Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1981.

Halmos, Paul R. I Have A Photographic Memory Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 1987.

Polya, George. The Polya Picture Album New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1987.

Tarwater, J. Dalton, et al., eds. American Mathematical Heritage: Algebra and Applied Mathematics Lubbock, TX: Texas Technical University Press, 1981.

Tarwater, J. Dalton; White, John T.; and Miller, John D., eds. Men and Institutions in American Mathematics Lubbock, TX: Texas Technical University Press, 1976.


History: Numbers

  • Beckmann, Petr. A History of $i$(pi), Boulder, CO: Golem Press, 1970, 1974. Third Edition.

Crossley, J.N. The Emergence of Number Teaneck, NJ: World Scientific, 1987.

Crump, Thomas. The Anthropology of Numbers New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

      • Dickson, Leonard E. History of the Theory of Numbers, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1952, 1971. 3 Vols.

Flegg, H. Graham, ed. Numbers Through the Ages New York, NY: Macmillan, 1989.

  • Ifrah, Georges. From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers New York, NY: Viking Press, 1985.

Karpinski, Louis C. The History of Arithmetic New York, NY: Russell and Russell, 1965.

  • Menninger, Karl. Number Words and Number Symbols: A Cultural History of Numbers Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1977.


History: Algebra

Chandler, Bruce and Magnus, Wilhelm. The History of Combinatorial Group Theory: A Case Study in the History of Ideas New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1982.

Novy, Lubo s. Origins of Modern Algebra Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff, 1973.

  • Wussing, Hans. The Genesis of the Abstract Group Concept Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984.
    • van der Waerden, B.L. A History of Algebra: From al-Khwarizmi to Emmy Noether New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1985.


History: Calculus and Analysis

Arnold, V.I. Huygens and Barrow, Newton and Hooke New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1990.

  • Baron, Margaret E. The Origins of the Infinitesimal Calculus Mineola, NY: Dover, 1987.
  • Bottazzini, Umberto. The Higher Calculus: A History of Real and Complex Analysis from Euler to Weierstrass New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1986.
    • Boyer, Carl B. The History of Calculus and Its Conceptual Development Mineola, NY: Dover, 1959.

Crowe, Michael J. A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System Mineola, NY: Dover, 1985.

Dieudonne, Jean. History of Functional Analysis New York, NY: Elsevier Science, 1981.

    • Edwards, C.H., Jr. The Historical Development of the Calculus New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1979.

Engelsman, Steven B. Families of Curves and the Origins of Partial Differentiation New York, NY: Elsevier Science, 1984.

Goldstine, Herman H. A History of Numerical Analysis from the 16th Through the 19th Century New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1977.

Goldstine, Herman H. A History of the Calculus of Variations from the 17th Through the 19th Century New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1980.

    • Grabiner, Judith V. The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculus Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981.
  • Grattan-Guinness, I., ed. From the Calculus to Set Theory, 1630--1910: An Introductory History London: Gerald Duckworth, 1980.

Guicciardini, Niccolo. The Development of Newtonian Calculus in Britain, 1700--1800 New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Hall, A. Rupert. Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibniz New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

  • Hawkins, Thomas. Lebesgue's Theory of Integration: Its Origins and Development, New York, NY: Chelsea, 1975. Second Edition.

Lebesgue, Henri. Measure and the Integral San Francisco, CA: Holden-Day, 1966.

Manheim, Jerome H. The Genesis of Point Set Topology Elmsford, NY: Pergamon Press, 1964.

Monna, A.F. Functional Analysis in Historical Perspective New York, NY: Oosthoek, Scheltema and Holkema, 1973.

  • Moore, Gregory H. Zermelo's Axiom of Choice: Its Origins, Development, and Influence New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1982.

van Dalen, Dirk and Monna, A.F. Sets and Integration: An Outline of the Development Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff, 1972.


History: Geometry

  • Bonola, Roberto. Non-Euclidean Geometry: A Critical and Historical Study of Its Development Mineola, NY: Dover, 1955.
  • Boyer, Carl B. History of Analytic Geometry Princeton Junction, NJ: Scholar's Bookshelf, 1988.

Coolidge, Julian L. A History of Geometrical Methods Mineola, NY: Dover, 1963.

  • Coolidge, Julian L. A History of the Conic Sections and Quadric Surfaces Mineola, NY: Dover, 1968.

Dieudonne, Jean. History of Algebraic Geometry Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1985.

Dieudonne, Jean. A History of Algebraic and Differential Topology, 1900--1960 New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1989.

Klein, Felix. Famous Problems of Elementary Geometry Boston, MA: Ginn and Co, 1897.

  • Rosenfeld, B.A. A History of Non-Euclidean Geometry: Evolution of the Concept of a Geometric Space New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1988.

Yaglom, I.M. Felix Klein and Sophus Lie: Evolution of the Idea of Symmetry in the Nineteenth Century New York, NY: Birkhauser, 1988.


History: Probability and Statistics

  • Adams, William J. The Life and Times of the Central Limit Theorem New York, NY: Kaedmon, 1974.

Cowles, Michael. Statistics in Psychology: An Historical Perspective Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1989.

Daston, Lorraine. Classical Probability in the Enlightenment Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.

  • Gani, J., ed. The Making of Statisticians New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1982.
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd, et al. The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Hacking, Ian. The Emergence of Probability New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Hald, Anders. A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications Before 1750 New York, NY: John Wiley, 1990.

Kruger, Lorenz, et al., eds. The Probabilistic Revolution, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987. 2 Vols.

  • Maistrov, Leonid E. Probability Theory: A Historical Sketch New York, NY: Academic Press, 1974.

Owen, D.B., ed. On the History of Statistics and Probability New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 1976.

Porter, Theodore M. The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820--1900 Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.

      • Stigler, Stephen M. The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty Before 1900 Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Todhunter, I. A History of the Mathematical Theory of Probability New York, NY: Chelsea, 1965.

Walker, Helen M. Studies in the History of Statistical Method New York, NY: Arno Press, 1975.


History: Computers

Augarten, Stan. Bit by Bit: An Illustrated History of Computers London: George Allen and Unwin, 1985.

Eames, Charles and Eames, Ray. A Computer Perspective Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973.

Freiberger, Paul and Swaine, Michael. Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer Berkeley, CA: Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1984.

  • Goldstine, Herman H. The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972, 1980.

Lindgren, Michael. Glory and Failure Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

Metropolis, N.; Howlett, J.; and Rota, Gian-Carlo, eds. A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century: A Collection of Essays New York, NY: Academic Press, 1980.

Randell, Brian. The Origins of Digital Computers: Selected Papers New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1973.

Stern, Nancy. From ENIAC to UNIVAC: An Appraisal of the Eckert-Mauchly Computers Bedford, MA: Digital Press, 1981.


History: Physics and Astronomy

Mehra, Jagdish. Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation: Historical Origins of General Relativity Theory Norwell, MA: D. Reidel, 1974.

Truesdell, C. The Tragicomical History of Thermodynamics, 1822--1854 New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1980.

Yoder, Joella G. Unrolling Time: Christiaan Huygens and the Mathematization of Nature New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

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