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#### Introducing Philosophy of Mathematics

Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95What is mathematics about? Does the subject-matter of mathematics exist independently of the mind or are they mental constructions? How do we know mathematics? Is mathematical knowledge logical knowledge? And how is mathematics applied to the material world? In this introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, Michele Friend examines these and other... more...

#### Discrete Mechanics

Wiley 2014; US$ 130.00This book presents the fundamental principles of mechanics to re-establish the equations of Discrete Mechanics. It introduces physics and thermodynamics associated to the physical modeling. The development and the complementarity of sciences lead to review today the old concepts that were the basis for the development of continuum mechanics.... more...

#### 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics

Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 89.99What 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 Mathematics

Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 56.00Corfield sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics. more...

#### Singular Perturbation Theory

Springer 2006; US$ 219.00The 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 Mathematics

Springer 2006; US$ 199.00This 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 Pendulum

Springer 2006; US$ 339.00An 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 Systems

Springer 2007; US$ 259.00Details 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...

#### The Arche Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction

Springer 2007; US$ 269.00Collects 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...

#### Philosophy of Mathematics, second edition

Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 40.95In 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...