References for: Memory, mental arithmetic and mathematics

  1. A C Aitken, The art of mental calculation: with demonstrations, Trans. Royal Society for Engineers, London 44 (1954), 295-309.
  2. W W Rouse Ball, Mathematical Recreations and Essays (London, 1940).
  3. G P Bidder, On mental calculation, Minutes of Proceedings, Institution of Civil Engineers 15 (1856), 251-280.
  4. P Erdős, Child prodigies, in Proceedings of the Washington State University Conference on Number Theory (Pullman, Wash., 1971), 1-12.
  5. R W Doerfler, Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments , (Houston, 1993)
  6. J Fauvel and P Gerdes, African slave and calculating prodigy : bicentenary of the death of Thomas Fuller, Historia Mathematica 17 (2) (1990), 141-151.
  7. P C Fenton, To catch the spirit: The memoir of A C Aitken (Otago, 1995).
  8. H Goldstine, The computer from Pascal to von Neumann (Princeton, 1972).
  9. I M L Hunter, An exceptional talent for calculative thinking, British Journal of Psychology 53 (3) (1962), 243-258.
  10. S Jakobsson, Report on two prodigy mental arithmeticians, Acta Medica Scand. 119 (1944), 180-191.
  11. J Linfoot, George Parker Bidder : the calculating prodigy, Bull. Inst. Math. Appl. 23 (3-5) (1987), 68-71.
  12. F D Mitchell, Mathematical prodigies, American Journal of Psychology 18 (1907), 61-143.
  13. E W Scripture, Mathematical prodigies, American Journal of Psychology 4 (1891), 1-59.
  14. S B Smith, The great mental calculators : The psychology, methods, and lives of calculating prodigies, past and present (New York, 1983).

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