Publications

Books

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Articles and chapters

  • ‘The logarithmic ear: Pietro Mengoli’s mathematics of music’, Annals of Science (2007).
  • ‘Poor Robin and Merry Andrew: Mathematical humour in Restoration England’, Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2007).
  • ‘Musical logarithms in the seventeenth century: Descartes, Mercator, Newton’, Historia mathematica (2008).
  • ‘Mathematics, music, and experiment’ in Robson and Stedall, Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (OUP, 2008).
  • ‘Diagrams and mathematics in the French and English translations of Descartes’ Compendium musicae’, in Fox, Franco–British interactions in the sciences (College Publications, 2010).
  • ‘Consuming Mathematics: John Ward’s Young Mathematician’s Guide (1707) and its owners’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2015).
  • ‘A “lost” chapter in the calculation of π: Baron Zach and MS Bodleian 949’, Historia mathematica (2015).
  • ‘Filling a gap in the history of π: an exciting discovery’, The Mathematical Intelligencer (2015).
  • ‘Charles Hutton and the ‘Dissensions’ of 1783–84: Scientific networking and its failures’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society (2016).
  • ‘The mathematics of Francis Willughby’ in Birkhead, Virtuoso by Nature: The Scientific Worlds of Francis Willughby (Brill, 2016).
  • ‘Greek mathematics in English: The work of Sir Thomas L. Heath’, in Remmert, Schneider and Sørenson, Historiography of mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries (Birkhäuser, 2016).
  • ‘Charles Hutton: “One of the greatest mathematicians in Europe”?’, Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2017).
  • Foreword for Nerida F. Ellerton and M.A. Clements, Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton, James Hodgson and the Beginnings of Secondary School Mathematics: A History of the Royal Mathematical School Within Christ’s Hospital, London 1673–1868 (Springer, 2017).
  • ‘The harmony of the spheres in English musical mathematics, 1650–1750’, in Prins and Vanhaelen, Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony (Routledge, 2017).
  • ‘Marcus Meibom, mathematician: the De proportionibus dialogus (1655) and its responses’, in Studies on Marcus Meibom(Museum Tusculanum Press, 2020).
  • ‘Rehearsing in the margins: mathematical print and mathematical learning’, in Jenkins, Palgrave Companion to Mathematics and Literature (Palgrave, 2020).
  • ‘“The Admonitions of a Good-natured Reader”: How Georgians read mathematical textbooks’, in Beeley, Nasifoglu and Wardhaugh, Reading Mathematics in the Early Modern World (Routledge, 2020).
  • ‘Defacing Euclid: Reading and annotating the Elements of Geometry in early modern Britain’, in Goeing, Early Modern Universities: Networks of Higher Learning  (forthcoming).
  • ‘Success, failure and change: a fresh look at mathematical culture in later Georgian Britain’, in Beeley and Hollings, Beyond the Academy: The Practice of Mathematics, 1600–1850 (forthcoming).