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  • Enlightening Symbolsby Joseph Mazur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren?t available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols , popular math... more...

  • Zeno's Paradoxby Joseph Mazur

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating story of an ancient riddle?and what it reveals about the nature of time and space Three millennia ago, the Greek philosopher Zeno constructed a series of logical paradoxes to prove that motion is impossible. Today, these paradoxes remain on the cutting edge of our investigations into the fabric of space and time. Zeno?s Paradox... more...

  • The Motion Paradoxby Joseph Mazur

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 24.95

    The epic tale of an ancient, unsolved puzzle and how it relates to all scientific attempts to explain the basic structure of the universe At the dawn of science the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno formulated his paradox of motion, and amazingly, it is still on the cutting edge of all investigations into the fabric of reality. Zeno used logic to... more...

  • What's Luck Got to Do with It?by Joseph Mazur

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Why do so many gamblers risk it all when they know the odds of winning are against them? Why do they believe dice are "hot" in a winning streak? Why do we expect heads on a coin toss after several flips have turned up tails? What's Luck Got to Do with It? takes a lively and eye-opening look at the mathematics, history, and psychology of gambling... more...

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