# Mathematician:James Roy Newman

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and historian of mathematics best known for his writings and popularisations.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 1907
- Died: 1966

## Books and Papers

- 1940:
*Mathematics and the Imagination*(with Edward Kasner) (in which the terms googol and googolplex were first coined) - 1942:
*The Tools of War* - 1948:
*The Control of Atomic Energy* - 1955:
*What is Science* - 1956:
*The World of Mathematics*(4 volumes) - 1958:
*Gödel's Proof*(with Ernest Nagel) - 1961:
*Science and Sensibility* - 1962:
*The Rule of Folly* - 1963:
*The Harper Encyclopedia of Science*