The Resource Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams, (electronic resource)

Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams, (electronic resource)

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
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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
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GW5XE
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Williams, Jack
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
QA29.R43
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
History of Computing,
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  • Recorde, Robert
  • Record, Robert
  • Recorde, Robert
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Informatique
  • Computer science
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Great Britain
Label
Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 265 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780857298614
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)765888775
  • (OCoLC)ocn765888775
Label
Robert Recorde : Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation, Jack Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 265 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780857298614
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)765888775
  • (OCoLC)ocn765888775

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