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  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...

  • An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematicsby Michael K. J. Goodman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 69.95

    An easy-to-read presentation of the early history of mathematics Engaging and accessible, An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics provides a captivating introduction to the history of ancient mathematics in early civilizations for a nontechnical audience. Written with practical applications in a variety of areas, the book utilizes... more...

  • The Abacusby Jesse Dilson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing... more...

  • Alan Turing: His Work and Impactby S. Barry Cooper; J. van Leeuwen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 74.95

    In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing . These... more...

  • Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?by Richard C Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 82.00

    This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls “postmodern interpretations of science” (PIS) and the closely related “sociology of scientific knowledge” (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It... more...

  • The Art of the Infiniteby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98

    It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations.... more...

  • Blaise Pascal 1623?1662by Hans Loeffel

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 54.99

    Biographie 11 2 Projektive Geometrie 31 3 Die Erfindung der Rechenmaschine 47 4 Das arithmetische Dreieck . . . . 59 5 Die Genesis der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung . 77 6 Der Weg zur lnfinitesimalrechnung . . . . . 97 7 Reflexionen tiber die mathematische Methode 119 8 Physik 125 9 Der PAScALsche Kosmos 137 10 Epilog 149 11 Chronologie 152 Anmerkungen... more...

  • Combinatoricsby Robin Wilson; John J. Watkins; Ronald Graham

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Who first presented Pascal's triangle? (It was not Pascal.)Who first presented Hamiltonian graphs? (It was not Hamilton.)Who first presented Steiner triple systems? (It was not Steiner.) The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet,... more...

  • Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbersby Georg Cantor

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc., as well as in the entire field of modern logic. It is rare that a theory of such fundamental mathematical importance is expressed so simply... more...

  • Das Rechnen der Naturvölkerby Ewald Fettweis

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 54.99

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser... more...