# Changes related to "Category:Mathematics"

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#### 9 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 00:31 . . (+62) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→K: moved (2) Morris Kline quotes to "Mathematics education" article)
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 00:31 . .
**(+1,327)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H - K: moved (2) Morris Kline articles from "History of mathematics" article) - (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 00:23 . .
**(+712)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→M-N: Maudlin, "New Foundations for Physical Geometry": If the Greeks had had a mind to reduce mathematics to one field..their only choice..reduce arithmetic to geometry) - (diff | hist) . . Geometry; 00:22 . .
**(+703)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→M - P: Maudlin, "New Foundations for Physical Geometry": If the Greeks had had a mind to reduce mathematics to one field..their only choice..reduce arithmetic to geometry)

#### 8 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . Euclid’s Elements; 23:11 . .
**(+887)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→S - Z: Stone, "Euclid's Elements" Vol. 2 Preface: beyond..Skill of Man to contrive better..potent/diligent Carpers never..set Footing..happy Empire..Truth..uninterrupted Reign 2k Yrs..profound Peace..vanquish the obstinate/ignorant) - (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 16:08 . .
**(+1,325)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→L - P: Pólya, "Mathematical Discovery": Groping/muddling=trial&error=successive approximation; mathematician sophisticated procedure; scientific theories; teacher should not discourage..trial&error; show in many cases..algebra more effective)

#### 7 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics; 13:36 . . (+272) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→B: Bell, "The Development of Mathematics": the recondite and complicated which is elaborated first; it is only when some relatively unsophisticated mind attacks a problem that its deep simplicity is revealed)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 13:28 . . (+367) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→A-B: Bell, "The Development of Mathematics": In their lack of..mathematical curiosity..algebraists of Islam & the European Renaissance were contemporaries of the ancient Egyptians; lacked Greek instinct for logical completeness & generality)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 05:20 . .
**(+728)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→A-B: Bell]], ''The Development of Math": If the early Greeks were cognizant of Babylonian algebra..supreme stupidity in the history of mathematics; Only in the modern mind..number & form perceived as different aspects of one mathematics) - (diff | hist) . . Foundations of mathematics; 04:58 . . (+391) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→A-B: Bell, "The Development of Mathematics": Fourier's analytical theory of heat is the ultimate source of much modern work in the theory of functions of a real variable & in the critical examination of the foundation of mathematics)
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics; 04:56 . . (+33) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: Foundations of mathematics)

#### 6 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 18:10 . .
**(+841)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Voelkel, "Johannes Kepler..": only 3rd..set of planetary tables in European history..Copernicus' & Ptolemy's were..equally accurate, Kepler's..50 times more so..Kepler's theories..difficult, especially since incorporated the new logarithms) - (diff | hist) . . m History of logarithms; 17:41 . . (+34) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: minor edit source)
- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 17:38 . . (+403) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Kaunzner, "Logarithms": Kepler provided more accurate values for the Napier series with the aid of successive proportions..''Tabulae Rudolphinae' 1st to divide a table into numerical and trig parts)
- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 17:16 . .
**(+624)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Igarashi, Altman, Funada, Kamiyama, ''Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective'': Jost Burgi..invented logarithms independently of Napier and Briggs..Kepler asked him to publish..six years after Napier's publication) - (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 17:03 . .
**(+1,023)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Rosen, "Kepler's Somnium": since Kepler was concerned principally with astronomical computations involving sexagesimal fractions of the degree & hour, logistic logarithms were of prime importance.."Thousand Logarithms" quote) - (diff | hist) . . m History of logarithms; 06:40 . . (+51) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→History of the Royal Society (1812): minor edits/links)
- (diff | hist) . . m History of logarithms; 06:25 . . (-22) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: minor correction)
- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 06:24 . .
**(+1,108)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Kasner, Newman, "Mathematics and the Imagination": a work second only to Sir Isaac Newton's monumental Pincipia..an invention which is as important to mathematics as Arabic numerals, the concept of zero & the principle of positional notation) - (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 05:43 . . (+268) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→Quotes: Bradley, "Mathematics Frontiers: 1950 to Present": Kepler dedicated his 1620 ''Ephemerides'' to Napier..stating..logarithms was the central idea that enabled him to discover the third law)
- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 05:22 . .
**(+3,930)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→History of Mathematics (1925): (7))

#### 5 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . m Mathematics education; 17:48 . . (+4) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→L - P: minor link)
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 17:46 . . (+15) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: Geometry)
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 17:45 . . (+32) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: E (mathematical constant))
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 17:41 . . (+51) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: Infinity, Problem solving, Ellipse)
- (diff | hist) . . Mathematics education; 17:37 . . (+27) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: History of logarithms)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 17:36 . . (+28) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→See also: History of logarithms)
- (diff | hist) . . m History of logarithms; 17:34 . . (+117) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→History of Mathematics (1925): minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 17:24 . .
**(+5,280)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→"Notes on the History of Logarithms" (1899): added David Eugene Smith section ''History of Mathematics (1925)'' with (11)) - (diff | hist) . . History of logarithms; 12:56 . .
**(+3,193)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→A History of Mathematics (1893): added W. W. Rouse Ball section ''A Short Account of the History of Mathematics (1888)'' with (7))

#### 4 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . m History of logarithms; 21:10 . . (-1) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→"Notes on the History of Logarithms," (1899): minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . N History of logarithms; 21:09 . .
**(+12,648)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (Initiated INCOMPLETE ARTICLE-to be completed) - (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 16:03 . .
**(+684)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→U-Z: eaver, "Pappus, Introductory Paper": One of the most wholesome tendencies in..mathematics today is..increased attention to the history & genesis of the subject. Pappus of Alexandria, one of the most important of the old Greek mathematicians)

#### 3 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 23:47 . .
**(+523)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→P: the circle is divisible into parts unlike in definition or notion..Euclid's Divisions..divides given figures.. into like figures, and..into unlike) - (diff | hist) . . m Euclid’s Elements; 23:42 . . (+56) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→G - L: minor link)
- (diff | hist) . . m Geometry; 21:49 . . (+4) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→M - P: minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . Geometry; 21:48 . . (+499) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→M - P: Menaechmus' response to a request of Alexander the Great to be taught concisely AsQBy Heath, ''The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements'')
- (diff | hist) . . Euclid’s Elements; 20:40 . .
**(+837)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→G - L: Heath, "The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements": rush of competitors..new "practical" text-books..when chaos has come again in geometrical teaching, there will be a return to Euclid..for the purpose of standardising..once more) - (diff | hist) . . m Euclid’s Elements; 19:14 . . (+49) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→G - L: minor link/accidentally save previous entry prior to completion)
- (diff | hist) . . Euclid’s Elements; 19:10 . .
**(+1,373)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→G - L: Lardner, ''The 1st 6 Books..":admit a new work were written on a plan different from..Euclid..once superseded..Geometry, in the ancient sense..would be..frittered away, or be only considered..a particular application of Arithmetic and Algebra)

#### 2 February 2016

- (diff | hist) . . m History of mathematics; 14:47 . . (+49) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H: minor link)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 07:38 . .
**(+733)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H: Heath, "A History of Greek Mathematics": defect in the existing histories..little attempt to describe the procedure. I have taken pains to show the course of the argument in sufficient detail) - (diff | hist) . . m Foundations of mathematics; 07:33 . . (+4) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H-L: minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 07:28 . .
**(+690)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→P: Plato, response when the Delians AsQBy Heath, "A History of Greek Mathematics": desist from war and wickedness, assuaged by philosophy and mathematics) - (diff | hist) . . Foundations of mathematics; 06:46 . .
**(+543)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H-L: Heath, "A History of Greek Mathematics": foundations of mathematics & a great portion of its content are Greek; laid down the first principles, invented the methods ''ab initio'' & fixed the terminology; a Greek science) - (diff | hist) . . m Geometry; 06:13 . . (0) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (minor edit CONTENTS index)
- (diff | hist) . . Geometry; 06:05 . . (+377) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→M - R: Pascal, "Œuvres" AsQBy Potts, "Appendix to..Euclid's Elements..": Geometry is almost the only subject as to which we find truths wherein all men agree..true laws of demonstration)
- (diff | hist) . . m Geometry; 05:55 . . (+11) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→G - L: minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . m History of mathematics; 05:55 . . (+11) . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H: minor edit)
- (diff | hist) . . History of mathematics; 05:53 . .
**(+1,062)** . . ELApro (talk | contribs) (→H: Herodotus, "Histories": Sesostris of Egypt..land was washed away by the annual inundations..officers to examine/ascertain, by admeasurement..tax proportional to remaining land. From this Geometry derived origin & hence transmitted into Greece)