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The Resource Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams

Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams

Label
Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation
Title
Robert Recorde
Title remainder
Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation
Statement of responsibility
Jack Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 16th-Century intellectual Robert Recorde is chiefly remembered for introducing the equals sign into algebra, yet the greater significance and broader scope of his work is often overlooked. Robert Recorde: Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner of Computation presents an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the man, his achievements and his historical importance. This scholarly yet accessible work examines the latest evidence on all aspects of Recorde's life, throwing new light on a character deserving of greater recognition. Topics and features: Presents a concise chronology of Recorde's life Examines his published works; The Grounde of Artes, The Pathway to Knowledge, The Castle of Knowledge, and The Whetstone of Witte Describes Recorde's professional activities in the minting of money and the mining of silver, as well as his dispute with William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke Investigates Recorde's work as a physician, his linguistic and antiquarian interests, and his religious beliefs Discusses the influence of Recorde's publisher, Reyner Wolfe, in his life Reviews his legacy to 17th-Century science, and to modern computer science and mathematics This fascinating insight into a much under-appreciated figure is a must-read for researchers interested in the history of computer science and mathematics, and for scholars of renaissance studies, as well as for the general reader
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Jack
Dewey number
510.92
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.R43
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of computing,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recorde, Robert
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Recorde, Robert
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Informatique
  • Computer science
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Great Britain
Label
Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Chronology -- Part I: 'Profite and Commoditie': the Practitioners -- Introduction -- Robert Recorde and William Herbert Earl of Pembroke -- The Affair at Clonmines -- The Physician -- Part II: Intrinsic Worth -- Introduction -- The Grounde of Artes -- The Pathway to Knowledg -- The Castle of Knowledge -- The Whetstone of Witte -- Antiquary and Linguist -- Readers and Publisher -- Part III: Retrospect and Prospects -- Retrospect and Prospects -- His Will and His Religion
Control code
765888775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857298621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-85729-862-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)765888775
Label
Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Chronology -- Part I: 'Profite and Commoditie': the Practitioners -- Introduction -- Robert Recorde and William Herbert Earl of Pembroke -- The Affair at Clonmines -- The Physician -- Part II: Intrinsic Worth -- Introduction -- The Grounde of Artes -- The Pathway to Knowledg -- The Castle of Knowledge -- The Whetstone of Witte -- Antiquary and Linguist -- Readers and Publisher -- Part III: Retrospect and Prospects -- Retrospect and Prospects -- His Will and His Religion
Control code
765888775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857298621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-85729-862-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)765888775

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