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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 182.00

    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...

  • Livres VI et VII. Commentaire historique et mathématique, édition et traduction du texte arabeby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Book VI of the Konika is essentially devoted to the question of the identity and similarity of two conic sections, or two parts of conic sections. In Book VII Apollonius deals with the various relationships between the lengths of diameters and conjugate diameters. The results are applied to the exposition of a number of problems, as well as to some... more...

  • Plato's Ghostby Jeremy Gray

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 57.50

    Plato's Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology, and ideas... more...

  • Selected Works of A.I. Shirshovby Michail V. Kotchetov

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Russian mathematician AI Shirshov (1921-1981) was a pioneer in several directions of associative, Lie, Jordan, and alternative algebras, as well as groups and projective planes. This book presents translations of his selected works. more...

  • Hermann Graßmannby Hans-Joachim Petsche

    Springer 2009; US$ 99.95

    Hermann Grassmann whose career was spent as a high-school teacher in Stettin is known as the founder of n-dimensional vector algebra as well as for his lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography goes into detail of the complex network of internal and external factors that shaped Grassmann's development. more...

  • Jan de Witt's Elementa Curvarum Linearumby Albert W. Grootendorst; Jan Aarts; Miente Bakker; Reinie Erne

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    Following on from the 2000 edition of Jan De Witt's "Elementa Curvarum Linearum, Liber Primus", this book provides the accompanying translation of the second volume of "Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines)". One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin by... more...