(1) IT has been said that “Chance is the measure of our ignorance,” and if by this it is meant that any event, the causes of which we do not understand, is to be ascribed to chance, then chance is indeed a powerful factor in life; and many of our actions and policies are determined by our estimate of it. The mathematical theory is, of course, beyond the powers of the ordinary reader; no one, for instance, who had not received a special mathematical training could make much of the excellent article on “Probability” in the “Encyclopædia Britannica.” But there are general considerations and conclusions which lie apart from technical difficulties, and it is these that form the substance of this volume.
(1) Le Hasard.
By Prof. E. Borel. Pp. iv + 312. (Paris: F. Alcan, 1914.) Price 3.50 francs.
(2) Intermediate Mechanics for Indian Students.
By F. C. Turner Prof. J. M. Bose. Pp. xii + 332. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1914.) Price 4s. 6d.
(3) A Junior Trigonometry.
By W. G. Borchardt A. D. Perrott. Pp. xv + 220 + xvii + xx. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1914.) Price 3s. 6d.
(4) Mathematical Papers. For Admission into the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Military College. For the years 190513.
Edited by R. M. Milne. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1914.) Price 6s.
(5) Bell's Outdoor and Indoor Experimental Arithmetics.
By H. H. Goodacre E. F. Holmes C. F. Noble P. Steer. Teacher's Book. Pp. xii + 377. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1914.) Price 3s. 6d. net.
(6) The Theory of Proportion.
By Prof. M. J. M. Hill. Pp. xx + 108. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1914.) Price 8s. 6d. net.
By Prof. H. Lamb. Pp. xi + 344. (Cambridge: University Press, 1914.) Price 10s. 6d. net.
(8) Lectures on the Icosahedron and the Solution of Equations of the Fifth Degree.
By Prof. F. Klein. Translated by Dr. G. G. Morrice. Second and revised edition. Pp. xvi + 289. (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd., n.d.) Price 10s. 6d. net.
(9) Tables for Facilitating the Use of Harmonic Analysis.
As arranged by Prof. H. H. Turner. Pp. 46. (London: Oxford University Press, 1913.) Price 1s. net.
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(1) Le Hasard (2) Intermediate Mechanics for Indian Students (3) A Junior Trigonometry (4) Mathematical Papers For Admission into the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Military College For the years 1905–13 (5) Bell's Outdoor and Indoor Experimental Arithmetics (6) The Theory of Proportion (7) Dynamics (8) Lectures on the Icosahedron and the Solution of Equations of the Fifth Degree (9) Tables for Facilitating the Use of Harmonic Analysis. Nature 93, 662–663 (1914) doi:10.1038/093662a0