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  • Applied Nonparametric Econometricsby Daniel J. Henderson; Christopher F. Parmeter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Bridging the gap between applied economists and theoretical nonparametric econometricians, this book explains basic to advanced nonparametric methods with applications. more...

  • The Numeratiby Stephen Baker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    "Steve Baker puts his finger on perhaps the most important cultural trend today: the explosion of data about every aspect of our world and the rise of applied math gurus who know how to use it." --Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine (Wired Magazine ) An urgent look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior... more...

  • An Introduction to Gödel's Theoremsby Peter Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A clear and accessible treatment of Gödel's famous, intriguing, but much misunderstood incompleteness theorems, extensively revised in a second edition. more...

  • Cauchy and the Creation of Complex Function Theoryby Frank Smithies

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    Dr Smithies analyses the process whereby Cauchy created the basic structure of complex function theory. more...

  • How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Testsby Heidi Smith

    Kogan Page 2013; US$ 17.99

    Designed to help anyone lacking in practice, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests is an invaluable resource for brushing up on your maths skills. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests including fractions and decimals, rates, percentages, data interpretation and ratios and proportions. Written in an approachable... more...

  • Infinite Series in a History of Analysisby Hans-Heinrich Körle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 42.00

    Infinite series are the unifying thread that runs through the history of mathematical analysis. Ever since the 17 th century, they have also been inseparably linked to infinitesimal calculus, and form its backbone. Because of the clarity of their structure, infinite series are a gratifying subject for didactics. The historical reflections,... 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...

  • Poincare's Prizeby George G. Szpiro

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it In the tradition of  Fermat?s Enigma  and  Prime Obsession , George Szpiro brings to life the giants of mathematics who struggled to prove a theorem for a century and the mysterious man from St. Petersburg, Grigory Perelman, who fi nally accomplished... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 142.00

    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...

  • One to Nineby Andrew Hodges

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Have you ever thought about the uniqueness and simplicity of One, or what it means to be Two? Is Four really so square and why are there Seven days of the week, Seven deadly sins, or even Seven wonders of the world? In One to Nine , Andrew Hodges brings numbers to life. Inspired by the popularity of Sudoku ? and millennia of human attempts to figure... more...