# Mathematician:Walter William Rouse Ball

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## 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.* - 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:
*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)

- 1892:

- 1908:
*A History of the First Trinity Boat Club*

- 1920:
*String Figures*- 1921:
*String Figures*(2nd ed.) - 1929:
*String Figures*(3rd ed.) - 1971:
*Fun with String Figures*(reprint of 3rd ed.)

- 1921: