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  • Images of Italian Mathematics in Franceby Frédéric Brechenmacher; Guillaume Jouve; Laurent Mazliak; Rossana Tazzioli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 145.16

    The contributions in this proceedings volume offer a new perspective on the mathematical ties between France and Italy, and reveal how mathematical developments in these two countries affected one another. The focus is above all on the Peninsula?s influence on French mathematicians, counterbalancing the historically predominant perception that French... more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 78.16

    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$ 21.57

    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$ 32.83

    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...

  • An Introduction to Mathematicsby Alfred North Whitehead

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 12.95

    "The object of the following chapters is not to teach mathematics, but to enable students from the very beginning of their course to know what the science is about, and why it is necessarily the foundation of exact thought as applied to natural phenomena." Thus begins this volume by the prominent English philosopher and mathematician Alfred North... 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...

  • 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...

  • Plato's Ghostby Jeremy Gray

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.43

    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, and ideas... 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$ 133.99

    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...