
05532930
j
2009d.00026
Albree, Joe
Brown, Scott H.
``A valuable monument of mathematical genius'': The Ladies' Diary(17041840).
Hist. Math. 36, No. 1, 1047 (2009).
2009
Elsevier (Academic Press), San Diego, CA
EN
A30
A40
A80
U40
bibliographic studies
The Ladies' Diary
mathematical problems
doi:10.1016/j.hm.2008.09.005
The paper views the mathematical contribution of {\it The Ladies' Diary} (17041840) 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 mathematicallyoriented readers for over 130 years. The purpose of the paper is twofold. Firstly, the authors follow the yeartoyear 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.
Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Kalmar)