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  • 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...

  • Math in Minutesby Paul Glendinning

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Paul Glendinning is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He was founding Head of School for Mathematics at the combined University of Manchester and has published over fifty academic articles and an undergraduate textbook on chaos theory.   Both simple and accessible, Math in Minutes is a visually led introduction to... 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...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 21.47

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • The Poincare Conjectureby Donal O'Shea

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Henri Poincaré was one of the greatest mathematicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He revolutionized the field of topology, which studies properties of geometric configurations that are unchanged by stretching or twisting. The Poincaré conjecture lies at the heart of modern geometry and topology, and even pertains to the possible... more...

  • Hidden Harmoniesby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, acclaimed authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean... more...

  • Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Scienceby Salomon Bochner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    The central theme of these essays is the nature and role of mathematics, its growth and spread, and its involvement with ever-wider areas of knowledge. The author attempts to determine the decisive and creative aspects of the abstractness" of mathematics which have made it the dominant intellectual force that it is. He frequently confronts the mathematics... more...

  • Abraham Robinsonby Joseph Warren Dauben

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 92.95

    One of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, Abraham Robinson discovered and developed nonstandard analysis, a rigorous theory of infinitesimals that he used to unite mathematical logic with the larger body of historic and modern mathematics. In this first biography of Robinson, Joseph Dauben reveals the mathematician's personal... 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...