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Mathematics Philosophy

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  • The Principiaby Sir Isaac Newton

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 52.95

    In his monumental 1687 work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known familiarly as the Principia , Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum... more...

  • Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanicsby John W. Rudnicki

    Wiley 2014; US$ 93.95

    A concise introductory course text on continuum mechanics Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics focuses on the fundamentals of the subject and provides the background for formulation of numerical methods for large deformations and a wide range of material behaviours. It aims to provide the foundations for further study, not just of these subjects,... more...

  • 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematicsby Reuben Hersh

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 89.99

    What is the nature of the objects being studied? What determines the directions and styles in which mathematics progresses (or, perhaps, degenerates)? This book collects some of the writings tackling the problem of giving an account of the nature, purpose, and justification of mathematics as actually done by real live mathematicians. more...

  • Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematicsby David Corfield

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 53.00

    Corfield sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • Singular Perturbation Theoryby Robin Johnson

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    The theory of singular perturbations has evolved as a response to the need to find approximate solutions (in an analytical form) to complex problems. Typically, such problems are expressed in terms of differential equations which contain at least one small parameter, and they can arise in many fields: fluid mechanics, particle physics, and combustion... more...

  • Visualization, Explanation and Reasoning Styles in Mathematicsby Paolo Mancosu; Klaus Frovin Jørgensen; Stig Andur Pedersen

    Springer 2006; US$ 199.00

    This book contains groundbreaking contributions to the philosophical analysis of mathematical practice. Several philosophers of mathematics have recently called for an approach to philosophy of mathematics that pays more attention to mathematical practice. Questions concerning concept-formation, understanding, heuristics, changes in style of reasoning,... more...

  • The Pendulumby Michael R. Matthews; Colin F. Gauld; Arthur Stinner

    Springer 2006; US$ 339.00

    An anthology that deals with the science, history, methodology and pedagogy of pendulum motion. This work contains material for the cross-disciplinary treatment of the pendulum from elementary school to high school to university classes. It provides an awareness of the importance of the pendulum in the foundation and development of modern science. more...

  • High-Dimensional Chaotic and Attractor Systemsby Vladimir G. Ivancevic; Tijana T. Ivancevic

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Details prediction and control of high-dimensional chaotic and attractor systems of real life. This book provides a scientific tool that enables the actual performance of competitive research in high-dimensional chaotic and attractor dynamics. It deals with phase synchronization in high-dimensional chaotic systems. more...

  • Philosophy of Mathematics, second editionby James Robert Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 40.95

    In his long-awaited new edition of Philosophy of Mathematics , James Robert Brown tackles important new as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences. Can pictures go beyond being merely suggestive and actually prove anything? Are mathematical results certain? Are experiments of any real value?   This clear and engaging book takes... more...

  • The Arche Papers on the Mathematics of Abstractionby Roy T. Cook

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Collects together important papers concerning both the method of abstraction generally and the use of particular abstraction principles to reconstruct central areas of mathematics along logicist lines. This book focuses on extending the Neo-Fregean treatment to mathematics, and provides a test of the scope and limits of the neo-logicist project. more...