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  • 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...

  • Grounding Conceptsby C. S. Jenkins

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 73.99

    Grounding Concepts tackles the issue of arithmetical knowledge, developing a new position which respects three intuitions which have appeared impossible to satisfy simultaneously: a priorism, mind-independence realism, and empiricism.Drawing on a wide range of philosophical influences, but avoiding unnecessary technicality, a view is developed whereby... more...

  • Perfect Figuresby Bunny Crumpacker

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    An intoxicating trip through the history, the poetry, and the surprising secret meanings of numbers more...

  • Creative Minds, Charmed Livesby Yu Kiang Leong

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00

    This book features interviews of 38 eminent mathematicians and mathematical scientists who were invited to participate in the programs of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore. Originally published in its newsletter "Imprints" from 2003 to 2009, these interviews give a fascinating and insightful glimpse... more...

  • Logic with a Probability Semanticsby Theodore Hailperin

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    The book extends the development of probability logic_a logic using probability, not verity (true, false) as the basic semantic notion. The basic connectives 'not,' 'and,' and 'or' are described in depth to include quantified formulas. Also discussed is the notion of the suppositional, and resolution of the paradox of confirmation. more...

  • The Great Philosophers: Turingby Andrew Hodges

    Orion 2011; US$ 9.66

    Alan Turing 1912 ? 1954 Alan Turing?s 1936 paper On Computable Numbers, introducing the Turing machine, was a landmark of twentieth-century thought. It settled a deep problem in the foundations of mathematics, and provided the principle of the post-war electronic computer. It also supplied a new approach to the philosophy of the mind. Influenced... more...

  • Lewis Carroll in Numberlandby Robin Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here he explores the curious imagination... more...

  • The Poincaré Conjectureby Donal O'Shea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    The Poincaré Conjecture tells the story behind one of the world?s most confounding mathematical theories. Formulated in 1904 by Henri Poincaré, his Conjecture promised to describe the very shape of the universe, but remained unproved until a huge prize was offered for its solution in 2000. Six years later, an eccentric Russian mathematician had... more...

  • Remembering Sofya Kovalevskayaby Michele Audin

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Sofia Kovalevskaya was a brilliant and determined young Russian woman of the 19th century who wanted to become a mathematician and who succeeded, in often difficult circumstances, in becoming arguably the first woman to have a professional university career in the way we understand it today. This memoir, written by a mathematician who specialises in... more...