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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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M. Campbell-Kelly, M. Croarken, R. Flood and E. Robson.

in The History of Mathematical Tables

October 2003; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Mathematics. 6197 words.

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the four periods in the history of table making. It then discusses types of tables, communities of table makers and users, and...

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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I

Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba.

July 2003; p ublished online September 2008 .

Book. Subjects: History of Mathematics. 700 pages.

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly before the outbreak of...

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Oxford Figures

Edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson.

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: History of Mathematics. 416 pages.

For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This is the story of the...

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