# Mathematician:Walter William Rouse Ball

## Mathematician

English mathematician, lawyer, and amateur magician.

Best known for his accounts of the history of mathematics.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 14 August 1850 in Hampstead, London, England
- Died: 4 April 1925 in Elmside, Cambridge, England

## Publications

- 1876:
*Student's guide to the Bar* - 1888:
*A Short Account of the History of Mathematics* - 1889:
*A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge* - 1892:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays* - 1892:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 2nd ed.* - 1896:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 3rd ed.* - 1905:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 4th ed.* - 1908:
*A History of the First Trinity Boat Club* - 1911:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 5th ed.* - 1914:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 6th ed.* - 1917:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 7th ed.* - 1919:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 8th ed.* - 1920:
*String Figures*(2nd ed. 1921, 3rd ed. 1929) reprinted in 1971 with supplements as*Fun with String Figures* - 1920:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 9th ed.* - 1922:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 10th ed.* - 1939:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 11th ed.*(with H.S.M. Coxeter) - 1974:
*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 12th ed.*(with H.S.M. Coxeter)