id: 05532930
dt: j
an: 2009d.00026
au: Albree, Joe; Brown, Scott H.
ti: “A valuable monument of mathematical genius”: The Ladies’
Diary(1704-1840).
so: Hist. Math. 36, No. 1, 10-47 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Elsevier (Academic Press), San Diego, CA
la: EN
cc: A30 A40 A80 U40
ut: bibliographic studies; The Ladies’ Diary; mathematical problems
ci:
li: doi:10.1016/j.hm.2008.09.005
ab: The paper views the mathematical contribution of {\it The Ladies’ Diary}
(1704-1840) as a whole and emphasizes the leading role played by the
magazine in the early development of British mathematical periodicals.
In the beginning of the eighteenth century, there were no journals
dedicated entirely to mathematics. {\it The Diary}, starting in 1708,
presented a variety of mathematical problems and their solutions to a
wide audience of not necessarily mathematically-oriented readers for
over 130 years. The purpose of the paper is two-fold. Firstly, the
authors follow the year-to-year performance of the mathematical part of
{\it The Diary} and discuss representative samples of mathematical
problems published in the magazine. Secondly, they position {\it The
Diary} in each of the British mathematical and scientific environments
as they moved through the years of its existence dividing {\it The
Diary’s} tenure into the four periods.
rv: Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Kalmar)