Cambridge Mathematical Tripos History Sources

**Books**

W. W. Rouse Ball *Cambridge Notes* 2nd Ed. 1921 Chapter XXI 'The History of the Mathematical Tripos'

W. W. Rouse Ball *A History of the study of Mathematics at Cambridge* 1st Ed. 1889 Chapter X 'The Mathematical Tripos'

H. Gunning * Reminiscences of Cambridge* 2 vols 1854 Personal account of the 1787

Tripos by a high Wrangler Chapter III

N. M.Ferrers and J. Stuart Jackson 1851 Solutions of the Cambridge Senate House Problems 1848-51

J. J. Thomson * Recollections and Reflections* 1935 Chapter II deals with his undergraduate

career, the great Tripos Coach E. J. Routh and achievment of the1880 Second Wranglership 'Undergraduate Life: Cambridge then and now'

J. E. Littlewood * A Mathematician's MIscellany* 1953 Chapter II discusses problems from the

Old Tripos in which he was Senior Wrangler in 1905 'From the Mathematical Tripos'

J. E. Littlewood * A Mathematician's MIscellany* 1953 Chapter VIII describes JEL's education

up to and beyond the Tripos Part I of 1905 and Part II of 1906 'A Mathematical Education'

G. H. Hardy * Pure Mathematics* 1st Edition 1908 in which Hardy's critical attitude to the

Old Tripos is made clear Preface

Miscellaneous

A typical set of questions from the 1905 Tripos. J.E.Littlewood would have faced this paper on

his way to the Senior Wranglership Problem Paper from the Tripos of 1905.

Full list of Senior and Second Wranglers 1748-1909 Senior and Second Wranglers