The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

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Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1994 - Mathematics - 420 pages

Between 1860 and 1897 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known to the ages as Lewis Carroll, produced over 180 booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, and instruction manuals. Varying radically in length and subject matter, they testify to Dodgson's unparalleled creativity and eclecticism. This volume, second in a series, concentrates on Dodgson's career as mathematical lecturerr of Christ Church, Oxford. Most of the material collected here has not appeared in print since the author's lifetime. Appearing in chronlogical order by mathematical subject, each section is preceded by an introductory essay providing background information to assist both the general reader and the specialist. Everal aspects of Dodgson;s personlaity as well as imprtnat events in the Victorian period that influenced his views and the mathematical topics he chose to write about are discussed in the general introduction.

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Notes on the First Two Books of Euclid 1860
The Enunciations of Euclid Books I and II 1863

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About the author (1994)

Charles Luthwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, England on January 27, 1832. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, Symbolic Logic, and other scholarly treatises. He is better known by his pen name of Lewis Carroll. Using this name, he wrote Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize. He died on January 14, 1898.

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