How to Find Out in Mathematics

How to Find Out in Mathematics

A Guide to Sources of Information

2nd Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Author: John E. Pemberton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138640

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138640

About the Author

John E. Pemberton

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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