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  • The Great Philosophers: Turingby Andrew Hodges

    Orion 2011; US$ 10.33

    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...

  • Set Theory, Arithmetic, and Foundations of Mathematicsby Juliette Kennedy; Roman Kossak

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 59.00

    A collection of remarkable papers from various areas of mathematical logic, written by outstanding members of the field. more...

  • Der Mathe-Joggerby Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 17.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Querdenken erwünscht! Heinrich Hemmes »Mathe-Jogger« lädt ein zum Knobeln und Kopfzerbrechen. Unterhaltsame mathematische Rätsel und Scherzaufgaben aus allen Bereichen der Mathematik, logische Probleme sowie optische Spielereien garantieren Spaß am Nachdenken und Tüfteln. Die Aufgaben sind unterschiedlich schwer und nach den drei... more...

  • Der Mathe-Jogger 2by Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 17.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Buch ist eine Sammlung unterhaltsamer Denksportaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen aus allen Bereichen der Mathematik. Geometrie, Topologie und Zahlentheorie gehören genauso zum Spektrum wie Logik, Kombinatorik und Algebra. Doch auch mathematische Scherze, optische Spielereien und logische Spitzfindigkeiten sind vertreten. Dennoch... more...

  • A Wealth of Numbersby Benjamin Wardhaugh

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthology--the first of its kind--gathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing, bringing to... more...

  • Vito Volterraby Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni; Kim Williams

    Springer 2012; US$ 34.95

    aiVito Volterra (1860-1940) was one of the most famous representatives of Italian science in his day. Angelo Guerragio and Giovanni Paolini analyze Volterra's most important contributions to mathematics and their applications, as well as his outstanding organizational achievements in scientific policy. Volterra was one of the founding fathers of... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Fregeby Tom Ricketts; Michael Potter

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Offers a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the scope and importance of Gottlob Frege's work. more...