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  • Vito Volterra (Vita Mathematica) (German Edition)by Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni; Manfred Stern

    Springer 2010; US$ 79.95

    Der Mathematiker Vito Volterra (1860 ? 1940) war nicht nur ein großer Mathematiker, sondern auch ein guter Wissenschaftsorganisator. Über Jahrzehnte galt er als der bedeutendste Repräsentant der Wissenschaft in Italien. Die Autoren rekonstruieren seine wichtigsten Beiträge zur Wissenschaft und zur Entwicklung der wissenschaftlichen Institutionen in... more...

  • Meaning in Mathematicsby John Polkinghorne

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Is mathematics a highly sophisticated intellectual game in which the adepts display their skill by tackling invented problems, or are mathematicians engaged in acts of discovery as they explore an independent realm of mathematical reality? Why does this seemingly abstract discipline provide the key to unlocking the deep secrets of the physical universe?... more...

  • Sources in the Development of Mathematicsby Ranjan Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    A look at the discovery and use of infinite series and products from Wallis and Newton through Euler and Gauss to the present day. more...

  • Scientific Natural Philosophyby E. E. Escultura

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 24.00

    Scientific Natural Philosophy explains the nature and content of scientific natural philosophy, particularly qualitative modeling, and updates scientific methodology by providing details of the mathematics involved. The book presents a total view of our universe, from the fractal superstring to its destiny as black holes back in to dark matter, and... more...

  • The History of Mathematicsby Jacqueline Stedall

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of... more...

  • Mathematics in Victorian Britainby Raymond Flood; Adrian Rice; Robin Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 57.99

    During the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject... more...

  • Pluralism in Mathematicsby Michèle Friend

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book is about philosophy, mathematics and logic, giving a philosophical account of Pluralism which is a family of positions in the philosophy of mathematics. There are four parts to this book, beginning with a look at motivations for Pluralism by way of Realism, Maddy?s Naturalism, Shapiro?s Structuralism and Formalism. more...

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

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 420.00

    Infinite series are the unifying thread that runs through the history of mathematical analysis. Ever since the 17th 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, insights... more...

  • A Mathematical Prelude to the Philosophy of Mathematicsby Stephen Pollard

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book is based on two premises: one cannot understand philosophy of mathematics without understanding mathematics and one cannot understand mathematics without?doing mathematics. It draws readers into philosophy of mathematics by having them do mathematics. It offers 298 exercises, covering philosophically important material, presented in a philosophically... more...

  • How to Solve the Da Vinci Codeby Richard Elwes

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    Can you outrun a bullet? How do you build an electronic brain? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? From Plato's classification of regular polyhedra to making a million on the stock market, How to Solve the Da Vinci Code gives you everything you need to understand how numbers work, and the impact they have on our lives every day. more...