Book, College Algebra


Louis J. Rouse (1885-1963) obtained an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD. from the University of Michigan. He taught in the mathematics department at Michigan from 1913 until his retirement in 1955. Rouse's textbook on college algebra first appeared in 1931, this is the 1934 edition of the book. According to the preface, the book was intended for use in the freshman year of colleges and technical schools. This edition mainly differs from the first in including a chapter on logarithms.

A mark at the front of the book reads: Bill Bryson (/) 200 S. College St. (/) Angola, Ind. A nameplate inside the front cover also is signed: Bill Bryson.

Date Made: 1934

Author: Rouse, Louis J.Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsEducation


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Credit Line: Gift of Arthur Skebeck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.3001.12Catalog Number: 1982.3001.12Nonaccession Number: 1982.3001

Object Name: Book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)cloth (binding material)Measurements: average spatial: 2.9 cm x 13.7 cm x 18.9 cm; 1 5/32 in x 5 13/32 in x 7 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1075711

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