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Bell's mathematical tables; together with a collection of mathematical formulae, definitions, and theorems

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BELL'S MATHEMATICAL TABLESUtTBELL'SMATHEMATICALTABLESTOGETHER WITH A COLLECTION OFMATHEMATICAL FORMULA, DEFINITIONS,AND THEOREMSBY,M*L. PH.D.SILBERSTEIN,LONDONBELLG. AND LTD.SONS,1922in Great Britain byPrinted& EDINBURGH.NEILL Co., LTD.,PREFACETHE First volume does not call forPart of this(pp. 1-68) manyIt contains the usual of numbersexplanations. logarithmsand of the fundamental functions. Both aretrigonometricthe former a short four- andfive-figured, preceded by figurefollowed a table. In the tableby six-figure trigonometricbeenthe decimal subdivision of the hasangular degreeuse andthe of minutesadopted, avoiding time-wastinga in some older and newerfollowedseconds, plan alreadytables. The for betweentables, six-figured, anglesauxiliaryo and and between and are taken from the5, 85 90,late Professor A. Witkowski's Mathematical TablesPhysico-with the kind of the editor,(Warsaw, 1904), permissionProfessor S. Dickstein. Some further minor constituents ofthe First Part are enumerated in the table of contents.The Second the whole remainder of thePart, coveringof itsformed the chiefbook, originally purpose publication.It contains a collection of mathematical formulae, definitions,and with tables of the moretheorems, together importantsuch as Besselspecial functions, elliptic integrals, functions,and Fresnel and a fewharmonics, others,spherical integrals"a collection which is to be in thelikely helpful daily prac-"worktical of the ...

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BELL'S MATHEMATICAL TABLES UtT BELL'S MATHEMATICAL TABLES TOGETHER WITH A COLLECTION OF MATHEMATICAL FORMULA, DEFINITIONS, AND THEOREMS BY ,M* L. PH.D.SILBERSTEIN, LONDON BELLG. AND LTD.SONS, 1922 in Great Britain byPrinted & EDINBURGH.NEILL Co., LTD., PREFACE THE First volume does not call forPart of this(pp. 1-68) many It contains the usual of numbersexplanations. logarithms and of the fundamental functions. Both aretrigonometric the former a short four- andfive-figured, preceded by figure followed a table. In the tableby six-figure trigonometric beenthe decimal subdivision of the hasangular degree use andthe of minutesadopted, avoiding time-wasting a in some older and newerfollowedseconds, plan already tables. The for betweentables, six-figured, anglesauxiliary o and and between and are taken from the5, 85 90, late Professor A. Witkowski's Mathematical TablesPhysico- with the kind of the editor,(Warsaw, 1904), permission Professor S. Dickstein. Some further minor constituents of the First Part are enumerated in the table of contents. The Second the whole remainder of thePart, covering of itsformed the chiefbook, originally purpose publication. It contains a collection of mathematical formulae, definitions, and with tables of the moretheorems, together important such as Besselspecial functions, elliptic integrals, functions, and Fresnel and a fewharmonics, others,spherical integrals " a collection which is to be in thelikely helpful daily prac- " worktical of the themathematician, including geometer, but more the theoretical whose needs haveperhaps physicist, been held in view. The need for an collec-chiefly English tion of such a in a and haskind, size,handy shape repeatedly PREFACEvi the writer and a circle ofpresent large personsimpressed with whom he communicated. Carr's well-known Synopsis is but not andvaluable,certainly very exactly very handy, covers a somewhat different The inground. amalgamation, the of such a collection of with thepresent case, formulae, etc., common tables in the First has seemed the moregiven Part, in a thus an almostvolume,appropriate portable forming vade mecum of the mathematical andcomplete physico- mathematical worker. to the bookthe should have con-According original plan tained a third somewhat to the second one,part, analogous fundamentals ofcontaining physical formulae, laws, concepts, and similar matter. But in the course oftheories, printing it has been felt that the addition of the wouldphysical part make the in its first andtoovolume, appearance, unhandy, it has seemed more advisable to itspostpone publication either to a future edition of these oneself onTables, basing the met the or to anby present one,reception early oppor- of it as a volume.tunity shaping separate The matter in the Second and itsPart,given arrangement, need not be as will be clear fromhere,specified they enough the table of contents. Suffice it to someafterthat,say and it has seemedarithmetic, algebra, analysis, especially advisable to treat at some with even a fewgeometry length, on the fundamentals of non-euclidean andpages projective The inclusion of short but rathergeometry. systematical accounts of the offundamental the thevector,concepts and the tensor calculus needs aquaternion, scarcely justifi- as and the first and the have ofcation, these, especially last, late become the most and mathe-powerful indispensable matical tools of the care has been takenphysicist. Special that these last three sections beof the book should easily even to those readers who are otherwise un-intelligible