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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Gregory Chaitin, one of the world?s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory. Chaitin?s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 163.25
Book IV of the Konika consists of two parts; the first presents a theory of poles and polars, the second deals with the number of intersections and points of contact in a conic section. Previously the book was only extant as the very unreliable text of a Greek commentary by Eutocius. Roshdi Rashed here presents for the first time an edition... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 163.25
Book VI of the Konika is essentially devoted to the question of the identity and similarity of two conic sections, or two parts of conic sections. In Book VII Apollonius deals with the various relationships between the lengths of diameters and conjugate diameters. The results are applied to the exposition of a number of problems, as well... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 118.00
This volume focuses on the importance of historical enquiry for the appreciation of philosophical problems concerning mathematics. It contains a well-balanced mixture of contributions by internationally established experts, such as Jeremy Gray and Jens Hoyrup; upcoming scholars, such as Erich Reck and Dirk Schlimm; and young, promising researchers... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 67.50 US$ 54.00
Plato's Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology,... more...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 130.64
A.I. Shirshov was the Russian mathematician famous for pioneer studies in associative, Lie, Jordan and alternative algebras. This book presents translations of his selected works as well as comments by famous algebraists on the impact of his work. more...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 76.20
Founder of n-vector algebra, Hermann Grassman was an obscure high school teacher who made many lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography details the complex network of internal and external factors that shaped Grassman?s development. more...
- Springer London 2010; US$ 87.09
This book offers a translation of the second volume of Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines). One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin, soon after Descartes? invention of the subject. more...