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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.99

    This text examines the reinterpretation of calculus by Augustin-Louis Cauchy and his peers in the 19th century. These intellectuals created a collection of well-defined theorems about limits, continuity, series, derivatives, and integrals. 1981 edition. 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...

  • Mathematics in Ancient Greeceby Tobias Dantzig

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Written by a specialist in interpreting science for lay readers, this lively book recounts the human story behind mathematics, including the insights of such thinkers as Euclid and Hippocrates. 1955 edition. 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. Vol. 2 includes Books 3-9: Circles, relationships, rectilineal figures. 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 analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II: Triangles, rectangles. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This standard text treats hundreds of figures and schools instrumental in the development of mathematics, from the Phoenicians to such 19th-century giants as Grassman, Galois, and Riemann. more...

  • Mathematical Papersby George Green; N. M. Ferrers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 60.00

    This compilation of Green's most significant works includes essays on theories of electricity and magnetism, laws of the equilibrium of fluids, the attractions of ellipsoids of variable densities, and more. 1871 edition. more...