References for George Peacock

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  1. E Koppelmann, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).


  1. D Clock, A new British concept of algebra: 1825-1850 (PhD Thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1964).
  2. A D D Craik, Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007).
  3. A Robinson, The last man who knew everything (Pi Press, New York, 2005).


  1. H W Becher, Woodhouse, Babbage, Peacock, and modern algebra, Historia Math. 7 (4) (1980), 389-400.
  2. H W Becher, Peacock, George (1791-1858), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004).
  3. H W Becher, Radicals, whigs and conservatives: the middle and lower classes in the analytical revolution at Cambridge in the age of aristocracy, British Journal for the History of Science 28 (1995), 405-426.
  4. H W Becher, Voluntary science in nineteenth century Cambridge University to the 1850's, British Journal for the History of Science 19 (1986), 57-87.
  5. H W Becher, Woodhouse, Babbage, Peacock and modern algebra, Historia Math. 7 (1980), 389-400.
  6. M M Beenken, Review: A Treatise on Algebra. Vol. I. Arithmetical Algebra, by George Peacock; A Treatise on Algebra. Vol. II. On Symbolical Algebra and Its Applications to the Geometry of Position, by George Peacock, National Mathematics Magazine 16 (5) (1942), 269-270.
  7. A De Morgan, Review: A Treatise on Algebra, by George Peacock, Quarterly Journal of Education 9 (1835), 293-311.
  8. J M Dubbey, Babbage, Peacock and modern algebra, Historia Math. 4 (3) (1977), 295-302.
  9. J M Dubbey, The Introduction of the Differential Notation to Great Britain, Annals of Science 19 (1963), 35-48.
  10. M-J Durand-Richard, Peacock's Arithmetic: an attempt to reconcile empiricism to universality, Indian J. Hist. Sci. 46 (2) (2011), 251-311.
  11. M Fisch, The making of Peacock's treatise on algebra: a case of creative indecision, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 54 (2) (1999), 137-179.
  12. M Fisch, The Emergency which has Arrives': The Problematic History of Nineteenth-Century British Algebra: A Programmatic Outline. British Journal For the History of Science 27 (1994), 247-276.
  13. L C Karpinski, Review: A Treatise on Algebra, by George Peacock, Amer. Math. Monthly 49 (4) (1942), 254-255.
  14. A Keller, George Peacock's Arithmetic in the changing landscape of the history of mathematics in India, Indian J. Hist. Sci. 46 (2011), 205-233.
  15. K Lambert, A natural history of mathematics: George Peacock and the making of English algebra, Isis 104 (2) (2013), 278-302.
  16. Y W Li and Y J Jin, A permanence principle for equivalent forms: George Peacock's symbolical algebra (Chinese), J. Northwest Univ. 38 (1) (2008), 157-160.
  17. A Macfarlane, George Peacock, (1791-1858), in A Macfarlane, Lectures on Ten British Mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century (New York, 1916), 7-18.
  18. M Panteki, William Wallace and the introduction of continental calculus to Britain: a letter to George Peacock, Historia Math. 14 (2) (1987), 119-132.
  19. H M Pycior, George Peacock and the British origins of symbolical algebra, Historia Math. 8 (1) (1981), 23-45.
  20. H M Pycior, Early Criticism of the Symbolic Approach to Algebra, Historia Mathematica (1982), 392-412.
  21. H M Pycior, Internalism, Externalism and Beyond: 19th Century British Algebra, Historia Mathematica 11 (1984), 424-441.
  22. D Raina, Situating the history of Indian arithmetical knowledge in George Peacock's 'Arithmetic', Indian J. Hist. Sci. 46 (2011), 235-250.
  23. J Richards, The art and science of British algebra: a study in the perception of mathematical truth, Historia Mathematica 7 (1980), 342-365.
  24. J Richards, Rigor and Clarity: Foundations of Mathematics in France and England, 1800-1840, Science in Context 4 (1991), 297-319.
  25. M V Wilkes, Herschel, Peacock, Babbage and the development of the Cambridge curriculum, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 44 (2) (1990), 205-219.

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