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  • Vito Volterraby Manfred Stern; Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni

    Springer Basel 2010; US$ 30.07

    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...

  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Art of the Infiniteby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations.... 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 Mathematics: A Very Short Introductionby Jacqueline Stedall

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuriesby Chris Waring

    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...

  • Mathematics in Victorian Britainby Raymond Flood; Adrian Rice; Robin Wilson; photographer and broadcaster Writer Foreword by Dr Adam Hart-Davis

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 57.99

    With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a profession, as well as exploring the numerous innovations made during this time, many of which are still familiar today. more...

  • Alan Turing: His Work and Impactby S. Barry Cooper; J. van Leeuwen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 74.95

    In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing . These... more...

  • Gentzens Problemby J.v. Plato; Eckart Menzler-Trott

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 15.49

    Gerhard Gentzen (1909-1945) ist der Begründer der modernen mathematischen Beweistheorie. Die nachhaltige Bedeutung der von ihm entwickelten Methoden, Regeln und Strukturen zeigt sich heute in wichtigen Teilgebieten der Informatik, in der Verifikation von Programmen. Die Arbeiten Gentzens über das natürliche Schliessen, der Sequenzenkalkül und die... more...