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  • How to Solve the Da Vinci Codeby Richard Elwes

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Math in Minutesby Paul Glendinning

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Taming the Infiniteby Ian Stewart

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development--from the first number systems to chaos theory--and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever. Maintaining a personal... more...

  • Combinatoricsby Robin Wilson; John J. Watkins; Ronald Graham

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    Who first presented Pascal's triangle? (It was not Pascal.)Who first presented Hamiltonian graphs? (It was not Hamilton.)Who first presented Steiner triple systems? (It was not Steiner.) The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet,... more...

  • A Brief History of Mathematical Thoughtby Luke Heaton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought , Luke Heaton explores how the language of mathematics has evolved over time, enabling new technologies and shaping the way people think. From stone-age rituals to algebra, calculus, and... more...

  • A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume IIby Sir Thomas Heath

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    "As it is, the book is indispensable; it has, indeed, no serious English rival." ? Times Literary Supplement "Sir Thomas Heath, foremost English historian of the ancient exact sciences in the twentieth century." ? Prof. W. H. Stahl "Indeed, seeing that so much of Greek is mathematics, it is arguable that, if one would understand the Greek genius... more...

  • A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume Iby Sir Thomas Heath

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    Volume 1 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and includes every landmark innovation and every important figure. This volume features Euclid, Apollonius, others. 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$ 289.00

    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...