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  • Mathematics: All That Mattersby Mike Askew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 13.53

    Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it'... more...

  • Taming the Infiniteby Ian Stewart

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

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  • 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...

  • The Scholar and the State: In Search of Van der Waerdenby Alexander Soifer

    Springer Basel 2014; US$ 149.00

    Using material from archives in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States, this book reveals fascinating, often surprising new information about this distinguished algebraist, physicist, statistician, author and leading algebraic geometer. more...

  • Mathematics in Ancient Greeceby Tobias Dantzig

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    More than a history of mathematics, this lively book traces mathematical ideas and processes to their sources, stressing the methods used by the masters of the ancient world. Author Tobias Dantzig portrays the human story behind mathematics, showing how flashes of insight in the minds of certain gifted individuals helped mathematics take enormous... more...

  • The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 2by Euclid

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Volume 2 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance and modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations... more...

  • The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1by Euclid

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol.... more...

  • A Short Account of the History of Mathematicsby W. W. Rouse Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This is a new printing, the first inexpensive one, of one of the most honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative, and most accurate works in the field. Mathematicians welcomed it as a lucid... more...

  • Mathematical Papersby George Green; N. M. Ferrers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 60.00

    An almost entirely self-taught mathematical genius, George Green (1793 ?1841) is best known for Green's theorem, which is used in almost all computer codes that solve partial differential equations. He also published influential essays, or papers, in the fields of hydrodynamics, electricity, and magnetism. This collection comprises his most significant... more...