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Mathematical Problems

Read by Prachi Pendse


David Hilbert


Lecture delivered before the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 and subsequently published in the Bulletin of the Ame…

A Tangled Tale

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Lewis Carroll


Lewis Carroll is best known for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is less widely known that he worked as a lecturer for mathematics at …

Philosophy and Fun of Algebra

Read by Patricia Oakley


Mary Everest Boole


Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916) was born Mary Everest in England and spent her early years in France. She married mathematician George Boole.…

Prime Numbers

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Unknown


A recording of the first 2000 prime numbers (2-17389). Recommended listening for all math geeks and insomniacs!

Calculus Made Easy

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Silvanus P. Thompson


Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful Methods of Reckoning which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying …

Short Account of the History of Mathematics

Read by Paul E J King


W. W. Rouse Ball


This is a history of mathematics from antiquity to the turn of the 20th century. (Summary by Paul King)

The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

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Henry Parker Manning


In January 1909 a friend of the Scientific American paid the sum of 500$ which was to be awarded as a prize for the best popular explanation…

The Fourth Dimension

Read by Peter Yearsley


Charles Howard Hinton


"Mr Hinton tries to explain the theory of the fourth dimension so that the ordinary reasoning mind can get a grasp of what metaphysical…

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

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Hendrik A. Lorentz


When Albert Einstein published his first paper on relativity theory, it caused a stir in the physicists' community. When more and more evide…

First Fifty Digits of Pi

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Scott Hemphill


56 flavors of Pi proudly produced by LibriVox volunteers to celebrate Pi Day, 2008. (3/14) Don't worry, you don't have to listen to an infin…

An Introduction to the History of Science

Read by Steven Seitel


Walter Libby


A highly accessible introductory history of the development of scientific thought, method, and application from the first practical concepts…

Miscellanea Curiosa, Vol 1

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Edmond Halley


"The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous ex…

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Charles Babbage


Some men write their lives to save themselves from ennui, careless of the amount they inflict on their readers. Others write their personal…

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 8: Mathematics

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The eighth volume is on Pure Mathematics written by L. Leland Locke and on Math…

Foundations of Geometry

Read by Jim Wrenholt


David Hilbert


The German mathematician David Hilbert was one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th/early 20th century. Hilbert's 20 axioms we…