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  • Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesisby Barry Mazur; William Stein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    This book introduces prime numbers and explains the famous unsolved Riemann hypothesis. more...

  • Mathematics in Ancient Egyptby Annette Imhausen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC?and the earliest hints of writing and number notation?to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen... more...

  • The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematicsby Reviel Netz

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 72.00

    An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics. more...

  • Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formulaby Paul J. Nahin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula?long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty?and... more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 48.00

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematicsby William Aspray; Philip Kitcher

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 50.00

    History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The fourteen essays in this volume build on the pioneering effort of Garrett Birkhoff,... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00 US$ 79.17

    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...

  • Vito Volterraby Manfred Stern; Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni

    Springer Basel 2010; US$ 31.02

    Der Mathematiker Vito Volterra (1860 ? 1940) war nicht nur ein großer Mathematiker, sondern auch ein guter Wissenschaftsorganisator. Über Jahrzehnte galt er als der bedeutendste Repräsentant der Wissenschaft in Italien. Die Autoren rekonstruieren seine wichtigsten Beiträge zur Wissenschaft und zur Entwicklung der wissenschaftlichen Institutionen in... more...

  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 6.79

    In the first edition of The Mathematical Tourist , renowned science journalist Ivars Peterson took readers on an unforgettable tour through the sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating, landscape of modern mathematics. Now the journey continues in a new, updated edition that includes all the latest information on mathematical proofs, fractals, prime... more...

  • Sources in the Development of Mathematicsby Ranjan Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    A look at the discovery and use of infinite series and products from Wallis and Newton through Euler and Gauss to the present day. more...