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  • 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$ 7.99

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 72.00

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

  • The Artist and the Mathematicianby Amir D. Aczel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics,... 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$ 36.00

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

  • Trigonometric Delightsby Eli Maor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    Trigonometry has always been an underappreciated branch of mathematics. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this book, Eli Maor draws on his remarkable talents as a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine,... more...

  • The Glorious Golden Ratioby Alfred S. Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors  trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate... more...

  • A Mathematician and His Mathematical Workby Shiing-Shen Chern; S-.Y. Cheng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 179.00

    This volume is about the life and work of Shiing-Shen Chern (1911–), one of the leading mathematicians of this century. The book contains personal accounts by some friends, together with a summary of the mathematical works by Chern himself. Besides a selection of the mathematical papers the book also contains all his papers published after 1988. more...