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How to Find Out in Mathematics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080068237, 9781483138640

How to Find Out in Mathematics

2nd Edition

A Guide to Sources of Information

Author: John E. Pemberton
Editor: G. Chandler
eBook ISBN: 9781483138640
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 208
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How to Find Out in Mathematics: A Guide to Sources of Information, Second Revised Edition presents updated topics about probability and statistics, dictionaries and encyclopedias, computing, and mathematical education. The book discusses the modifications of the content of professional actuarial examinations; the assimilation of modern mathematics into the school curriculum; and the establishment of government departments to administer financial support for mathematical research. The text also describes the efforts to improve communication between mathematicians (i.e. the inception of the Mathematical Offprint Service and the publication of Contents of Contemporary Mathematical Journals by the American Mathematical Society). People who are studying, teaching, or applying mathematics will find the book helpful.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1 Careers for Mathematicians

General Survey

Guides to Careers

Employment Registers

Teaching and Women



Operational Research

Actuarial Science

Chapter 2 the Organization of Mathematical Information

Dewey Classes: 510, 510.1, 510.2

Guides to Using Libraries

Guides to Libraries and Special Collections

Inter-Library Co-Operation

Photocopying and Microcopying

Library Catalogues

Classification of Mathematics

Philosophy and Foundations of Mathematics

Chapter 3 Mathematical Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Theses

Dewey Classes: 510.3, 510.4

General Dictionaries

Mathematical Dictionaries

Signs and Symbols


Interlingual Mathematical Dictionaries

Encyclopedias: General, Mathematical


Chapter 4 Mathematical Periodicals and Abstracts

Dewey Class: 510.5

Importance of Periodicals

Guides to Periodicals

Different Kinds of Periodicals: Universities, Societies, Commercial Houses

Foreign-language Periodicals

Locating and Using Periodicals: Searching Periodical Literature

Abstracting and Indexing Publications

Cover-to-Cover Translations

Chapter 5 Mathematical Societies

Dewey Class 510.6


Advantages of Membership

International Organizations

National Organizations

Tracing Societies

Society Library and Information Services

Locating Society Publications

Chapter 6 Mathematical Education

Dewey Class: 510.7

Mathematical Courses and Financial Aid

Need for Teachers

Teacher Training

Mathematical Education Periodicals

Curricular Changes

Modern Mathematics

Chapter 7 Computers and Mathematical Tables

Dewey Classes: 510.78, 510.83

Computers: Orientation; Computer Programming; Bibliographies, Periodicals, Abstracts; Dictionaries; Computer Societies, Mathematical Linguistics and Machine Translation

Mathematical Tables: General, United States, United Kingdom, Guides to Tables, Collections of Tables

Chapter 8 Mathematical History and Biography

Dewey Class: 510.9



General Histories

Special Periods


Reprints of Classics

Mathematicians of Today

Chapter 9 Mathematical Books Part 1: Bibliographies

Dewey Classes: 511, 512, 513-516, 517


Bibliographies: Problems of Identification, Functions of Bibliographies, General Mathematical Bibliographies, Special Mathematical Bibliographies, Bibliographies of Textbooks

Chapter 10 Mathematical Books Part 2: Evaluation and Acquisition

Dewey Classes: 511, 512, 513-516, 517

Evaluation: Book Reviews, Some Useful Criteria

Acquisition: Books in Print, Out-of-Print Books

Keeping Abreast of New Mathematical Books: Current Bibliographies, Publishers' Announcements

Chapter 11 Probability and Statistics

Dewey Class: 519


Books and Bibliographies


Abstracts and Periodicals


Statistical Tables


Applications: Biology, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Business, Industry, Other.

Chapter 12 Operational Research and Related Techniques

Dewey Class: 519.9

Operational Research: Introduction, Societies, Bibliographies, Books, Periodicals

Queueing Theory

Theory of Games

Mathematical Programming

Appendix I Sources of Russian Mathematical Information

Russian-Language Literature: Periodicals, Books, Guide to Collections

Literature In Translation: General Guides, Government Support, Translation Services, Translation of Periodical Literature, Translation of Monographic Literature

Russian-English Mathematics Dictionaries.

Appendix II Mathematics and the Government


United States

United Kingdom

Appendix III Actuarial Science


Monographic Literature

Actuarial Notation

Periodicals and Abstracts

Actuarial Societies: International, National



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1st January 1965
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About the Author

John E. Pemberton

About the Editor

G. Chandler

Affiliations and Expertise

Canberra, Australia

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