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

    De Gruyter 2014; 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 and... more...

  • Mathematics and the Real Worldby Zvi Artstein

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient... 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...

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

    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...

  • Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science IXby D. Prawitz; B. Skyrms; D. Westerståhl

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    This volume is the product of the Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and contains the text of most of the invited lectures. Divided into 15 sections, the book covers a wide range of different issues. The reader is given the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in relevant areas other... more...

  • Experiment and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-century Tuscanyby Luciano Boschiero

    Springer 2007; US$ 249.00

    The Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667) was the first institution in Europe purporting to use an experimental method in its scientific inquiries. This work counters historiographies that search for the origins of modern science within the experimental practices of Europe's first scientific institutions, such as the Cimento. more...

  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesisby Dan Rockmore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy... more...

  • Meta Math!by Gregory Chaitin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Gregory Chaitin, one of the world?s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory. Chaitin?s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately... more...

  • Livre IV. Commentaire historique et mathématique, édition et traduction du texte arabeby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    Book IV of the Konika consists of two parts; the first presents a theory of poles and polars, the second deals with the number of intersections and points of contact in a conic section. Previously the book was only extant as the very unreliable text of a Greek commentary by Eutocius. Roshdi Rashed here presents for the first time an edition of an Arabic... more...