Mathematics at the CRC TAGS: | | | Whilst preparing an introductory presentation for History of Science UG students, I came across this fascinating handwritten volume on geometry. It looks quite unassuming from the outside, but inside are the …Continue reading →

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Autumn E-Book News TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The following have seen additions to content and have been or are in the process of being added to our catalogue. Access Engineering has seen about 30 title additions as …Continue reading →

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Get the Best from the Library for … Mathematics and Physics TAGS: | Want to get the best from the Library for Mathematics and Physics? A key starting point is the Subject Guides at www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides-maths and www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides-physics. Start here to explore print and electronic collections, …Continue reading →

New acquisition: Further papers of Alexander Craig Aitken TAGS: | | | The mathematician, statistician, writer, composer and musician, Alexander Craig Aitken, was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 1 April 1895. He was of Scottish descent. He attended Otago Boys’ High …Continue reading →

A few of my favourite [festive!] things TAGS: | | | | | | At the start of the festive period, I had the best of intentions to post a festive blog post for every day of advent.  Alas, there isn’t much mention of …Continue reading →

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‘Encounters of a mathematician’… TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | For the last few weeks, I have been cataloguing the papers of mathematician, Walter Ledermann (1911-2009).  The collection largely composes of highly mathematical letters from Thomson to Ledermann.  Having the …Continue reading →

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