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The Story of Reckoning in the Middle Ages

    Naturevolume 120page43 (1927) | Download Citation



    THE increasing number of teachers who are becoming interested in the history of mathematics will welcome this little book, which is divided into two parts, treating respectively of the abacus and algorism. Admirable diagrams enable the reader to perform simple calculations with the abacus, and the chapters on algorism throw considerable light on the evolution of our modern methods of computation.

    The Story of Reckoning in the Middle Ages.

    By Florence A. Yeldham. With an Introduction by Dr. Charles Singer. Pp. 96. (London, Calcutta and Sydney: George G. Harrap and Co., Ltd., 1926.) 4s. 6d. net.

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