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- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99
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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 8.99
In the first edition of The Mathematical Tourist , renowned science journalist Ivars Peterson took readers on an unforgettable tour through the sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating, landscape of modern mathematics. Now the journey continues in a new, updated edition that includes all the latest information on mathematical proofs, fractals, prime... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99
We may remember their equations and discoveries from school, but do we remember who the men behind the maths were? From the theories of Pythagoras (and did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to coining the term Googol, this title uncovers the mysteries of maths. more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 51.99
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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 74.95
"The fact remains that everyone who taps at a keyboard, opening a spreadsheet or a word-processing program, is working on an incarnation of a Turing machine."? TIME In this award-winning selection of writings by Information Age pioneer Alan Turing, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
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...