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  • 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...

  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Markov Processes for Stochastic Modelingby Oliver Ibe

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 99.95

    Markov processes are processes that have limited memory. In particular, their dependence on the past is only through the previous state. They are used to model the behavior of many systems including communications systems, transportation networks, image segmentation and analysis, biological systems and DNA sequence analysis, random atomic motion and... more...

  • Gentzens Problemby Eckart Menzler-Trott

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 49.99

    1 Jugend und Studium bis zum Programm seiner Dissertation 1909-1932.- A Gerhard Gentzens Geburt.- B Gentzens Mutter: Melanie Gentzen (1877?1968).- C Gentzens Großeltern väterlicherseits und sein Vater: Rechtsanwalt und Justizrat Dr. jur. Hans Gentzen ( 1870?1919).- D Jugend- und Studienzeit von Hans Gentzen.- E Der ?Kohlrabi-Apostel? Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach... more...

  • Finsler Set Theory: Platonism and Circularityby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. Philosophical Part.- (Renatus Ziegler).- Intrinsic Analysis of Antinomies and Self-Reference (Renatus Ziegler).- - Are there Contradictions in Mathematics? [1925].- - Formal Proofs and Decidability [1926a].- - On the Solution of Paradoxes [1927b].- - Are there Undecidable Propositions? [1944].- - The Platonistic Standpoint in Mathematics [1956a].-... more...