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  • The Book on Games of Chanceby Gerolamo Cardano; Sydney Henry Gould; Samuel S. Wilks

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 8.95

    Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ? the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663,... more...

  • Briefwechsel mit Friedrich Engel zur Theorie der Lie-Algebrenby Wolfgang Hein

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.99

    Dieser Band ist ein wichtiges Dokument über die Entstehungsgeschichte der Lie-Algebren: Wilhelm Killing (1847 - 1923) hatte als erster die endlich dimensionalen halb-einfachen Lie-Algebren klassifiziert. Im Jahr 1885 beginnt Killing auf Vermittlung von Felix Klein einen Briefwechsel mit Friedrich Engel, der langjähriger Mitarbeiter von Sophus Lie war.... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Fregeby Tom Ricketts; Michael Potter

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Offers a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the scope and importance of Gottlob Frege's work. more...

  • Changing Images in Mathematicsby Umberto Bottazini; Amy Dahan Dalmedico

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing... more...

  • Complementarity in Mathematicsby W. Kuyk

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 249.00

    As long as algebra and geometry The unreasonable effectiveness of proceeded along separate paths, mathematics in science . . . Eugene Wigner their advance was slow and their applications limited. But when these sciences joined Weil, if you knows of a better 'oie, company, they drew from each go to it. Bruce Bairnsfather other fresh vitality and thence­... more...

  • Concentration Inequalities for Sums and Martingalesby Bernard Bercu; Bernard Delyon; Emmanuel Rio

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of historical and recent results on concentration inequalities for sums of independent random variables and for martingales. The first chapter is devoted to classical asymptotic results in probability such as the strong law of large numbers and the central limit theorem. Our goal is to show that... more...

  • A Concise History of Mathematicsby Dirk J. Struik

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This compact, well-written history ? first published in 1948, and now in its fourth revised edition ? describes the main trends in the development of all fields of mathematics from the first available records to the middle of the 20th century. Students, researchers, historians, specialists ? in short, everyone with an interest in mathematics ? will... more...

  • Creative Minds, Charmed Livesby Yu Kiang Leong

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 59.00

    This book features interviews of 38 eminent mathematicians and mathematical scientists who were invited to participate in the programs of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore. Originally published in its newsletter "Imprints" from 2003 to 2009, these interviews give a fascinating and insightful glimpse... more...

  • Das Zweite Rechenbuch Von Adam Riesby Stefan Deschauer

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 49.99

    Adam Rles ? Leben und Werk.- Der Text des 2. Rechenbuch. In moderner Fassung.- Der formale und Inhaltliche Aufbau des Rechenbuchs.- Kommentar.- Metrologlscher Anhang.- 1. Geldwerte.- 2. Gewichte (ggf. mit Warenangaben).- 3. Feingewichte.- 4. Längenmaße (ggf. mit Warenangaben).- 5. Hohlmaße (ggf. mit Warenangaben).- 6. Handelsübliche Lieferformen für... more...

  • Der Begriff der Zahl in Seiner Logischen und Historischen Entwicklungby H. Wieleitner

    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...