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

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others. 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 coversáthe essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation andáevery important figure, includingáEuclid, Apollonius, Archimedes, and others. more...

  • A History of Mathematical Notationsby Florian Cajori

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 34.95

    This classic study notes the first appearance of a mathematical symbol and its origin, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, its eventual decline or ultimate survival. The author?s coverage of obsolete notations ? and what we can learn from them ? is as comprehensive as those which... more...

  • The Development of Mathematicsby E. T. Bell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    One of the 20th century's foremost scholars surveys the role of mathematics in civilization, describing the main principles, methods, and theories of mathematics from 4000 B.C. to 1945. 1945 edition. more...

  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Deductive Structure in Euclid's Elementsby Ian Mueller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    A survey of Euclid's Elements, this text provides an understanding of the classical Greek conception of mathematics. It offers a well-rounded perspective, examining similarities to modern views as well as differences. Rather than focusing strictly on historical and mathematical issues, the book examines philosophical, foundational, and logical questions.... more...

  • The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculusby Judith V. Grabiner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.99

    This text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students examines the events that led to a 19th-century intellectual revolution: the reinterpretation of the calculus undertaken by Augustin-Louis Cauchy and his peers. These intellectuals transformed the uses of calculus from problem-solving methods into a collection of well-defined theorems... more...

  • Mind Toolsby Rudy Rucker

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    This reader-friendly volume groups the patterns of mathematics into five archetypes: numbers, space, logic, infinity, and information. Rudy Rucker presents an accessible introduction to each of these important areas, reflecting intelligence gathered from the frontiers of mathematical thought. More than 100 drawings illuminate explorations of digital... more...

  • Makers of Mathematicsby Stuart Hollingdale

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    Fascinating and highly readable, this book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of the most distinguished practitioners of the art: Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, Euler, Gauss, Hamilton, Einstein, and many more. Author Stuart Hollingdale introduces and explains the roles of these gifted... more...

  • A Source Book in Mathematicsby David Eugene Smith

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 23.99

    The writings of Newton, Leibniz, Pascal, Riemann, Bernoulli, and others in a comprehensive selection of 125 treatises dating from the Renaissance to the late 19th century ? most unavailable elsewhere. more...

  • The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 3by Euclid; Thomas L. Heath

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis. Covers textual and linguistic matters, more. Includes 2,500 years of commentary. Total in set: 995 figures. more...