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Over 250 PDF Books on DVDrom on the History of Mathematics, the Greatest Mathematicians, Higher Mathematics, and Math Tricks and Amusements, even Math in Theology plus much more.

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Contents of Disk:

The significance of the mathematical element in the philosophy of Plato by Irving Miller 1904

Scientific Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics

Recreations in Mathematics by HE Licks 1917

Mathematical Wrinkles for Teachers and Private Learners by Samuel I Jones 1912

Mathematical Recreations and Essays by WW Rouse Ball 1920

A Famous Paradox - Zeno's Attempt to Disprove the Theory of Motionm, Diogenes Reply...article in Science and industry 1900

Evolutionary naturalism by Roy Wood Sellar 1922

Theology and Mathematics, article in the Catholic world 1910

A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume 1 by Augustus De Morgan 1915

Hegel's Treatment of the Categories of Quantity, article in Mind 1904

New Mathematical Pastimes by Percy MacMahon 1921

The Definition of Infinity, article in The Journal of Philosophy 1918

Number's, Variables and Russell's Philosophy, by Robert Porterfield Richardson 1915

A Tangled Tale (Mathematical Puzzles) by Lewis Carroll 1885

The Canterbury Puzzles, and other Curious Problems by Henry Enrest Dudeney 1919

The World's Best Puzzles, article in the Strand Magazine 1908

Amusements in Mathematics by Henry E Dudeney 1917

A New Demonstration of the Binomial Theorem by T Knight 1816

Popular scientific recreations in natural philosophy, astronomy, geology, chemistry by Gaston Tissandier 1883

Binomial Theorem and Logarithms by William Chauvenet 1843

Magic squares and cubes by William Symes Andrews 1908

American Journal of Mathematics, Volume 6 1884

Number Puzzles before the log fire by David Smith 1919

Irrational Numbers by Henry Parker Manning 1906

Geometry Detected by Sherlock Holmes, article in The Mathematics Teacher 1921

General Theory of Modern Covariants by Olive C Hazlett 1921

Classic Unknowns in Mathematics by Professor G.A. Miller 1915

Linear groups, with an exposition of the Galois field theory by L Dickson 1901

How numerals are read; an experimental study of the reading of isolated numerals and numerals in arithmetic problems by Paul W Terry 1922

Introduction to the theory of algebraic equations by L Dickson 1903

Thirteen, article in Chamber's Journal ("Sitting down as the thirteenth at dinner was, we are told in the old Norse mythology, deemed 1 unlucky' by the Scandinavians, because, at a banquet in the Valhalla, Loki, the Scandinavian God of Strife and Evil, intruded himself on one occasion, making the ' thirteenth' guest, and succeeded in his desire to kill, with an arrow of mistletoe, Balder, the God of Peace.")

The Ancient Science of Numbers by Luo Clement 1908


The Number Three, Mysterious, Mystic, Magic by Emory Lease 1919

On the Prevalence of Certain Numbers in Relation to Events 1849

The Whims of the Ages by John M Woolsey 1916

Numerals of the Bible by James A Upjohn 1879

The Philosophy of Numbers - their Tone and Colors by Mrs L Dow Barriett 1908

The Pythagorean Triangle - The Science of Numbers by George Oliver 1875

The Cabalistic Bible - showing how the various Numerical Cabalas have been curiously applied to the Holy Scriptures by Walter Begley 1903

The Numerals of Scripture by Milo Mahan 1863

Names, Dates and Numbers - what they Mean to You by Dr Roy Page Walton 1914

What's in Your Name - The Science of Letters and Numbers by Clifford W Cheasley 1916

The Key to the Universe - A Spiritual Interpretation of Numbers and Symbols by Harriette Augusta Curtiss 1917

Beasts and Sevens of Revelations by LK Robinson 1917

The Great Importance of the Sabbatic Number Seven (Poem) by PE Royse 1890

Geometrical Digest of the Sacred and Prophetic Numbers 1859

The Significance of Numbers as used in the Bible by AA Bramley-Moore 1917

The Basic Outline of Universology by Steven P Andrews 1872

The History, Principles and Practice of Symbolism in Christian Art by F Edward Hulme 1892

A History of Mathematics by Florian Cajori 1894

The Mystic Value of Numbers by Amelia Taffinder 1908

Squaring the Circle - a History of the Problem by EW Hobson 1913

New Measures of the Great Pyramid by Charles Piazzi Smyth - 1884

Is the Great Pyramid of Gizeh a Metrological Monument by James Young Simpson - 1868

Algebra made Easy by Edwin J Houston 1898

Easy Mathematics - Arithmetic and Algebra by Sir Oliver Lodge 1910

1,000 questions in Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, Geometry, History, Spelling, and Drawing by Moses Moritz 1893

The Method of Archimedes 1912

The Earliest Arithmetics in English by Robert Steele 1922

Armageddon, the Evolution of the Sacred Numbers by Joseph Augustus Seiss - 1871

The Theory of Numbers by RD Carmichael 1914

On the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule during the 17th century by Florian Cajori 1920

The Slide Rule and How to Use It by Charles Hoare 1896

The Magician's Own Book (Ingenius Tricks with Numbers) 1862

Mechanical Arithmetic - The History of the Counting Machine by DE Felt 1916

Origin of Modern Calculating Machines by J.A.V. Turck 1921

The Mystic Numbers of the Word by LA Alford 1870

An Esoteric Reading of Biblical Symbolism by Harriet T Bartlett 1916

Handbook of Christian Symbolism by William Audsley 1865

Mathematics Simplified and Made Attractive by Thomas Fisher 1853

General Mathematics by Raleigh Schorling 1919

The Philosopher's Stone by PH Van der Weyde 1862

The Hindu-Arabic numerals by David Eugene Smith 1911

On Numerals as Signs of Primeval Unity Among Mankind by Robert Ellis 1873

Why Do We Study Mathematics by Thomas J McCormack 1910

Palmoni - the numerals of Scripture by Milo Mahan 1864

Memorabilia Mathematica - The Philomath's Quotation-book by Robert E Moritz 1914

The Mathematical Theories of the Earth: Address Before the Section By Robert Simpson Woodward 1889

An Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred North Whitehead 1911

Algebraic equations by George Ballard Matthews 1907

Riemann's P-function by Charles Chapman 1890

The Kabala of Numbers 2 by Sepharial - 1920

The Hexagon Notation, article in The Ohio journal of science 1916

Memoir on Abel's Theorem 1879

The Mystical Relations of Numbers and Letters, article in The New Age magazine 1920

A Graded Series of Geometrical Puzzles, article in Journal of experimental psychology 1916

Non-Euclidean geometry by Henry Parker Manning 1901

The Elements of non-Euclidean Geometry by Julian Coolidge 1909


The Computation of 666 and Its Relation to Antichristian Systems 1891

The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by HW Watson, Volume 1 1885

The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by HW Watson, Volume 2 1885

Functions of a Complex Variable by EJ Townsend 1915

The "Thirteen" Superstition Among the Fair Sex, article in the Belford Magazine

Perpetual motion - comprising a history of the efforts to attain self-motive mechanism by Verance Percy 1916

Mathematical Recreations and Essays by WW Rouse Ball 1920

The seven follies of science - a popular account of the most famous scientific impossibilities and the attempts which have been made to solve them. To which is added a small budget of interesting paradoxes, illusions, and marvels by John Phin 1906

Book of riddles and five hundred home amusements containing a choice and curious collection of riddles, charades, enigmas, rebuses, anagrams, transpositions, conundrums, amusing puzzles, queer sleights, recreations in arithmetic, fireside games, and natural magic, embracing entertaining amusements in magnetism, chemistry, second sight, and simple recreations in science for family and social pastime by Wiljalba Frikell 1863

Universal technological dictionary, or, Familiar explanation of the terms used in all arts and sciences, Volume 1 by George Crabb 1833

Universal technological dictionary, or, Familiar explanation of the terms used in all arts and sciences, Volume 2 by George Crabb 1833

A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, comprising an explantion of the terms and principles of pure and mixed mathematics, and such branches of natural philosophy as are susceptible of mathematical investigation by Peter Barlow 1814

The Educational Significance of Sixteenth century Arithmetic by LL Jackson 1906

Models to Illustrate the Foundations of Mathematics by C Elliott 1914

The Foundations of Mathematics; a contribution to the Philosophy of Geometry by Paul Carus 1908

Researches in geometry by Peshoton Sorabji Goolbai Dubash 1922

Important discoveries in plane and solid geometry by PD Woodlock 1912

Discoveries in Mathematics by Heyer M. Nexsen 1881

A History of Elementary Mathematics by Florian Cajori 1897

A review of the progress of mathematical and physical science in more recent times by James David Forbes 1858

The Profits of Religion; an essay in economic interpretation by Upton Sinclair 1918

A Course of Pure Mathematics by GH Hardy 1921

A general course of pure mathematics from indices to solid analytical geometry by A.L. Bowley 1913

The Psychology of Thinking by Irving Miller 1909

On the Genealogy of Modern Numerals by Sir Edward Clive Bayley 1882 Volume 1

On the Genealogy of Modern Numerals by Sir Edward Clive Bayley 1882 Volume 2

The Story of the Letters and Figures by Hubert Skinner 1905

Number stories of long ago by David E Smith 1919

The Numeral-Words by Melius De Villiers

Numbers their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues by W Wynn Westcott 1911

The Necromancy of Numbers and Letters, article in The Open Court 1909

The philosophy of arithmetic by Edward Brooks 1880

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The numeration, calendar systems and astronomical knowledge of the Mayas by Charles Bowditch 1910

Achievements of Celebrated Men by James Parton 1883

Sacred chronology and numbers by Louis Alfred Du Pouget 1863

On the Calculation of the Numerical Value of Euler's Constant by W Shanks 1866

On the Calculation of Euler's Constant by J Glaisher 1870

Second Paper on the Numerical Value of Euler's Constant by W Shanks 1871

On Fermat's Theorem of the Polygonal Numbers by F Pollock 1863\

History of the Theory of Numbers Including the Indeterminate and Diophantine Analysis, article in Mathematical Magazine 1887

The Origin and Development of Geometry, article in the Monist 1902

A Compendium of Facts and formulæ in Pure Mathematics by George Robarts Smalley 1862

Plus you get these works of Math in Fiction:


The Birds by Aristophanes 1883

Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift 1800 (In Laputa people are interested only in 2 things: mathematics and music.

Micromegas by Voltaire 1752

The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by

(refer to mathematics, the cycloid, Archimedes, Stevin, Tartaglia, Galileo, Torricelli, Descartes, the Bernoullis and the Marquis de l'Hopital.)\

Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (contains the Purloined Letter and Gold Bug which deal with some Mathematics) 1845

Kavanagh by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1893 (in the story Kavanaugh tries to convince his wife that Math can be poetic)

Hypatia - New foes with an old face by Charles Kingsley 1915 (Hypatia was a celebrated mathematician of the ancient world, though this story deals mostly with religion)

From the earth to the moon and round the moon by Jules Verne 1905

The Tachypomp [A Mathematical Demonstration] by Edward Page Mitchell (in Classic tales by famous authors) 1905

Euclid and His Modern Rivals by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) 1879

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott 1884

An Old Arithmetician by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (Included in her _A humble romance, and other stories_) 1915

The Sirdar's chess-board by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer 1885

Inquirendo Island by William James Roe (Hudor Genone) 1886

The Romance of Mathematics being the original researches of a lady professor of Girtham College in polemical science, with some account of the social properties of a conic; equations to brain waves; social forces; and the laws of political motion by Peter Hampson Ditchfield 1886

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (has: Adventure of the Final Problem with the first appearance of Professor Moriarty who gained fame for his extension of the binomial theorem)

Silas P. Cornu's Dry Calculator by Henry Hering 1898

The Wolf's Long Howl (has the story _Professor Morgan's Moon_) by Stanley Waterloo 1899

The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry 1919 (has the story _The Chair of Philanthromathematics_)

Space by John Buchan 1911

The Judge's House by Bram Stoker 1914

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1916

Day and night stories by Algernon Blackwood (contains the story _A Victim of Higher Space_) 1917

Back to Methuselah by George Bernard Shaw 1921

Plus you get:

Brief History Of Mathematics by WW Beman 1910

Newton's Principia 1863

Essays on the Life and Work of Newton by Augustus De Morgan 1914

Pascal by Viscount St. Cyres 1909

An Elementary Treatise on Trilinear Co-ordinates (Pascal's Theorem) by NM Ferrers 1866

The Wave Theory of Light, Memoirs by Huygens, Young and Fresnel 1900

Kepler by WW Bryant 1920

The Martyr's of Science, Galileo, Tycho Brahe and Kepler by Sir David Brester 1841

Lectures on elementary mathematics by Joseph LaGrange 1898 (Some have called LaGrange the greatest mathematician of the 18th century)

An Introduction to the Elements of Algebra, designed for the use of those who are acquainted only with the first principles of Arithmetic by Leonhard Euler 1821 (poor quality scan)

A History of Japanese Mathematics by David E Smith 1914

The Symbolical Numbers of Scripture by Malcolm White 1868

The Early Mathematical Manuscripts of Leibniz 1920

A Treatise on Probability by John Maynard Keynes 1921

Mathematics and Physical Science in Classical Antiquity by JL Heiberg 1922

The New Testament from the Greek Text as established by Bible Numerics By Ivan Panin 1914

The Last Twelve Verses of Mark Their Genuineness Established By Ivan Panin (Numerics)

Famous Geometrical Theorems and Problems by William Rupert 1900

Moses and the 47th Problem of Euclid, article in the New Age Magazine 1913

Some Famous Problems of the Theory of Numbers by GH Hardy 1920

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by WWR Ball 1915 (Includes a chapter on Arab/Islamic contributions to Math)

From Newton to Einstein - Changing Conceptions of the Universe by B Harrow 1920

A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume 1, from Thales to Euclid by Sir Thomas Heath 1921

A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume 2, from Aristarchus to Diophantus by Sir Thomas Heath 1921

Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, comprising definitions of all the terms employed in mathematics - an analysis of each branch, and of the whole, as forming a single science by Charles Davies 1857

Historical Introduction to Mathematical Literature by GA Miller 1916 (Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, Diophantus of Alexandria, Vieta, Descartes, Fermat, Newton, Leibniz, Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, Cauchy, Steiner, Abel, Hamilton, Galois, Sylvester, Weierstrass, Cayley, Hermite, Kronecker, Cremona, Lie, Poincare)

Geometric exercises in paper folding by R Sundara 1901

The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms by John Napier 1889

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell 1919

The Philosophy of Mathematics by Auguste Comte 1851

The Philosophy of Mathematics by Albert Bledsoe 1868

Descartes, his life and times by Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane 1905 (The History of Modern Mathematics may be said to date from the time of Descartes, for, by the invention of Co-ordinate Geometry, he prepared the way for the discoveries of Newton and Leibnitz, and laid the foundation of our present analytical methods.)

The Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell 1903 Volume 1

The Catholic Church and the Gentle Science of Numbers, article in The American Catholic Quarterly Review 1919

The Number-system of Algebra Treated Theoretically and Historically by Henry Fine 1891

Elements of Algebra by Leonhard Euler (

Leonhard Paul Euler (15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist.)
Euclids Book on Division of Numbers by Raymon Clare Archibald 1915

A Foundational Study in the Pedagogy of Arithmetic by Henry B Howell 1914

Mathematical essays and recreations by H Schubert 1808 (Notion and Definition of Number, Monism in Arithmetic, On the Nature of Mathematical Knowledge, The Magic Square, The Fourth Dimension, The Squaring of the Circle)

Essays on the Theory of Numbers by R Dedekind 1901

The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, Volume 1 - 1908 (all 3 volumes are poor quality scans)

The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, Volume 2 - 1908

The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, Volume 3 - 1908

Three Lectures on Fermat's Last Theorem 1921

Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics by James Shaw 1918

History of the Theory of Numbers, Volume 1 by L Dickson 1919

History of the Theory of Numbers, Volume 2 by L Dickson 1919

History of the Theory of Numbers, Volume 3 by L Dickson 1919

Diophantus of Alexandria; a study in the history of Greek algebra with a Supplement containing an account of Fermat's Theorems and problems connected with Diophantine Analysis and some solutions of Diophantine problems by Euler

Treatise on Thermodynamics by Max Planck 1905

The Origin and Development of Quantum Theory by Max Planck 1922

The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution by Niels Bohr 1922

The Elements of the Theory of Algebraic Numbers by LW Reid 1910

Fundamental Concepts of Algebra and Geometry by John Wesley Young 1910

On the study and difficulties of mathematics by A DeMorgan 1902

Educational theory implied in theory of knowledge by Jesse Harliaman Coursault 1907

Mathematical Questions and Solutions Volume 10 1868

Mathematical Questions and Solutions Volume 49 1888

The New Calendar of Great Men - Biographies of the 558 Worthies of All Ages and Nations by Frederic Harrison 1892

Mathematical recreations and essays by WWR Ball 1914

(Arithmetical recreations, Geometrical recreations, Mechanical recreations, Chessboard recreations, Magic squares, Unicursal problems, Kirkman's school-girls problem, Miscellaneous problems, The mathematical tripos, Three classical geometrical problems, The parallel postulate, Insolubility of the algebraic quintic, Mersenne's numbers, String figures, Astrology, Cryptographs and ciphers, Hyper-space, Time and its measurement, Matter and ether theories)
Mathematical essays and recreations by Hermann Schubert 1898

The First and Second Books of Euclid Explained to Beginners by CP Mason 1872

The First Book of Euclid's Elements, simplified, explained and illustrated by W. Trollope 1847

History of Modern Mathematics by David Smith 1906

Sidelights on Relativity by Albert Einstein 1920

Relativity by Albert Einstein 1920

Easy Lessons in Einstein by Edwin Slosson 1920

The Rudiments of Relativity by John Dalton 1921

A Criticism of Einstein and his Problem by WHV Reade 1922

The Theory of Relativity by Robert Carmichael 1920

Mathematical Prodigies by Frank Mitchell 1907

Higher Mathematics by M Merriman 1898

Intellectual Arithmetic upon an Inductive Method by James Stewart Eaton 1877

Science and Method by Henri Poincare 1914 (He is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as The Last Universalist, since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime.)

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Supplementary Volume 1889

(Arthur Cayley was a British mathematician. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics. He proved the Cayley-Hamilton theorem—that every square matrix is a root of its own characteristic polynomial. He was the first to define the concept of a group in the modern way—as a set with a binary operation satisfying certain laws. Formerly, when mathematicians spoke of "groups", they had meant permutation groups. Cayley's theorem was named after Arthur Cayley.)

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 1 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 2 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 3 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 4 1891

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 5 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 6 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 7 1894


The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 8 1894

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 9 1896

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 10 1889

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 11 1896

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 12 1897

The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley - Volume 13 1897

A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences by George Boole 1880

(Boole's work in Boolean algebra and symbolic logic inspired later computer scientists)

The Mathematical Analysis of Logic - Being an Essay Towards a Calculus of Deductive Reasoning by George Boole 1847

The Logic of Names, and Introduction to Boole's Laws of Thought 1869

An Investigation of the Laws of Thought On which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic be George Boole 1854

The Metaphysics of Aristotle with Copious Notes in which the Pythagoric and Platonic dogmas respecting numbers and ideas are unfolded from ancient sources 1801

Lectures on 10 British Mathematicians of the 19th Century by A McFarlane 1916

Mathematical Prodigy, article in Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 1920

Experimental Tests of Mathematical Ability and Their Prognostic Value by Agnes Low Rogers 1918

Beginners' Algebra by Clarence Comstock 1922

Algebra for Beginners by WF Bradbury 1894

Probability and Theory of Errors by Robert Woodward 1906

Differential Calculus for Beginners by Alexander Knox 1884

A Mathematical Solution Book - Containing systematic solutions of many of the most difficult problems, taken from the leading authors on Arithmetic and Algebra, many Problems and Solutions from Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus by BF Finkel 1909

Curiosities of mathematics by James Smith 1870

The Algebra of Logic by Louis Couturat 1914

Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll 1896

Symbolic Logic and Its Applications by Hugh MacColl 1906

A Course of Pure Mathematics by GH Hardy 1921 (Hardy is considered one of the 30 greatest mathematicians of all time)

The integration of functions of a single variable by GH Hardy 1916

Synthetic Projective Geometry by George Halsted 1906

Tables of Six-figure Logarithms by Richard Farley 1859

Use of Logarithms and Logarithmic Tables by Eric Oberg 1912
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