# Mathematics in Victorian Britain

### Edited by Raymond Flood, Adrian Rice, and Robin Wilson

## Table of Contents

Foreword by Adam Hart-Davis

Introduction, *Adrian Rice*

1. Cambridge: the rise and fall of the mathematical tripos, *Tony Crilly*

2. Mathematics in Victorian Oxford: a tale of three professors, *Keith Hannabuss*

3. Mathematics in the metropolis: a survey of Victorian London, *Adrian Rice*

4. Scotland: land of opportunity but few rewards, *A. J. S. Mann and A. D. D. Craik*

5. Taking root: Mathematics in Victorian Ireland, *Raymond Flood*

6. Wranglers in Exile: mathematics in the British Empire, *June Barrow-Green*

7. A voice for mathematics: Victorian mathematical journals and societies, *Sloan Evans Despeaux*

8. Victorian 'applied mathematics', *A. D. D. Craik*

9. Victorian astronomy: the age of the 'Grand Amateur', *Allan Chapman*

10.
Calculating engines: machines, mathematics, and misconceptions, *Doron D. Swade*

11. Vital statistics: the measurement of public health, *M. Eileen Magnello*

12. Darwinian variation and the creation of mathematical statistics, *M. Eileen Magnello*

13. Instruction in the calculus and differential equations in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, *I. Grattan-Guinness*

14. Geometry: the Euclid debate, *Amirouche Moktefi*

15. Victorian algebra: the freedom to create new mathematical entities, *Karen Hunger Parshall*

16. Victorian logic: from Whately to Russell, *I. Grattan-Guinness*

17. Combinatorics: a very Victorian recreation, *Robin Wilson*

18. Overstating their case? Reflections on British pure mathematics in the 19th century, *Jeremy Gray*