[Book Reviews]


    IN this book all those parts of the subject which are usually termed “elementary” are dealt with. It is a sound and well-written treatise. No deviation of importance has been made in the general order of arrangement that has been lately adopted, but many articles and examples which might profitably be left for a second reading have been marked with an asterisk. Permutations and combinations, the binomial theorem and the exponential theorem—subjects which are sometimes included in an elementary treatise, and sometimes excluded—have here only been lightly touched upon, and will serve as an introduction to the more detailed discussions contained in more advanced text-books. Numerous examples are interspersed in the text of each chapter, and here and there are papers and questions that have been set in various examinations. The table of contents is fuller than usual, and will enable the student to find readily any particular article to which he may wish to refer.

    Elementary Algebra.

    By W. W. Rouse Ball. “Pitt Press Mathematical Series.” (Cambridge: University Press, 1890.)

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    [Book Reviews]. Nature 43, 487 (1891) doi:10.1038/043487c0

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