Scripta Mathematica

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Scripta Mathematica was a quarterly magazine for the history of mathematics, the philosophy of mathematics, and comprehensive overview and introductory articles on mathematics and entertainment mathematics. It was founded in 1932 by Jekuthiel Ginsburg at Yeshiva University and first appeared in 1933. The magazine existed until 1973.

The founders included David Eugene Smith , Cassius Jackson Keyser, and other New York math professors. For an annual fee of three dollars you not only got the magazine, but you could also attend lectures and the annual banquet. In 1938 it had 800 subscribers.

Martin Gardner also published in Scripta Mathematica from 1948 (on mathematical card tricks) before becoming a columnist for Scientific American .

Individual evidence

  1. The official addition to the name was: A Quarterly Journal devoted to the Philosophy, History, and Expository Treatment of Mathematics
  2. ^ Scripta Mathematica, The New Yorker, June 30, 1938
  3. ^ Martin Gardner and Scripta Mathematica