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  • Recollections of a Jewish Mathematician in Germanyby Abraham A. Fraenkel; Jiska Cohen-Mansfield; Allison Brown

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 74.93

    Abraham A. Fraenkel was a world-renowned mathematician in pre?Second World War Germany, whose work on set theory was fundamental to the development of modern mathematics. A friend of Albert Einstein, he knew many of the era?s acclaimed mathematicians personally. He moved to Israel (then Palestine under the British Mandate) in the early 1930s. In his... more...

  • Mathematik im Mittelalterby Dietmar Herrmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 20.68

    Der Band enthält zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache grundlegende Themen der chinesischen und indischen Mathematik, die den Nährboden für spätere Fragestellungen bereiten. Die nicht zu überschätzende Rolle, die islamische Gelehrte bei der Entwicklung der Algebra und der Verbreitung des Ziffernsystems gespielt haben, wird in exemplarischen Episoden... more...

  • Das Glück, Mathematiker zu seinby Winfried Scharlau

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 15.29

    Das Buch berichtet über das Leben des Mathematikers Friedrich Hirzebruch (1927-2012) und seinen lebenslangen Einsatz für die Mathematik. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker seiner Zeit und leistete Überragendes für den Wiederaufbau der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Deutschland nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und für nationale und internationale... more...

  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesisby Dan Rockmore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy... more...

  • Chaos: A Very Short Introductionby Leonard Smith

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Livre IV. Commentaire historique et mathématique, édition et traduction du texte arabeby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 160.54

    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...

  • Livres VI et VII. Commentaire historique et mathématique, édition et traduction du texte arabeby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 160.54

    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...

  • New Perspectives on Mathematical Practicesby Bart Van Kerkhove

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 118.00 US$ 107.38

    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...

  • Selected Works of A.I. Shirshovby Leonid A. Bokut; Murray Bremner; Victor Latyshev; Mikhail V. Kotchetov; Ivan Shestakov; Efim Zelmanov

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 128.46

    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...

  • Hermann Graßmannby Hans-Joachim Petsche

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 74.93

    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...