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  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 8.99

    In the first edition of The Mathematical Tourist , renowned science journalist Ivars Peterson took readers on an unforgettable tour through the sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating, landscape of modern mathematics. Now the journey continues in a new, updated edition that includes all the latest information on mathematical proofs, fractals, prime... more...

  • Mathematics in Ancient Greeceby Tobias Dantzig

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    More than a history of mathematics, this lively book traces mathematical ideas and processes to their sources, stressing the methods used by the masters of the ancient world. Author Tobias Dantzig portrays the human story behind mathematics, showing how flashes of insight in the minds of certain gifted individuals helped mathematics take enormous... more...

  • Mathematics in Victorian Britainby Raymond Flood; Adrian Rice; Robin Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 57.99

    During the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject... more...

  • Mathematik im Wandel der Kulturenby Howard L. Resnikoff

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 49.99

    Erster Teil. Mathematik im Altertum.- 1 Zahlensysteme und die Erfindung des Stellenwertsystems.- 2 Ägyptische Arithmetik.- 3 Babylonische Algebra.- 4 Griechische Trigonometrie: Die Einführung von Ungleichungen und die Flächenmessung.- Zweiter Teil. Die Reifezeit des Rechnens.- 5 Navigation.- 6 Kartographie.- 7 Die Erfindung der Logarithmen.- 8 Die... more...

  • Mathematische Institute in Deutschland 1800?1945by Winfried Scharlau

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; Not Available

    In diesem Band soll eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der äußeren Ent­ wicklung der Mathematik an den deutschen Universitäten gegeben wer­ den. Dazu gehört insbesondere eine möglichst vollständige und verläßliche Aufstellung des Personalbestandes der mathematischen Lehrstühle und In­ stitute. Eine solche Zusammenfassung hat bisher nicht existiert,... more...

  • Meaning in Mathematicsby John Polkinghorne

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Is mathematics a highly sophisticated intellectual game in which the adepts display their skill by tackling invented problems, or are mathematicians engaged in acts of discovery as they explore an independent realm of mathematical reality? Why does this seemingly abstract discipline provide the key to unlocking the deep secrets of the physical universe?... 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...

  • Nachrufe auf Berliner Mathematiker des 19. Jahrhundertsby H. Reichardt

    Springer Vienna 2013; US$ 49.99

    Mit den hier abgedruckten klassischen biographischen Texten der Autoren Dirichlet, Kummer, Hensel, Frobenius und Hilbert werden dem Leser Einblicke in Leben und Werk herausragender Wissenschaftler eröffnet. Außerdem erhält er authentische Informationen über den Wissenschaftsbereich des 19. Jahrhunderts. Fotos und bisher unveröffentlichte Archivalien... more...

  • Non-Euclidean Geometryby Roberto Bonola

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    This is an excellent historical and mathematical view by a renowned Italian geometer of the geometries that have risen from a rejection of Euclid's parallel postulate. Students, teachers and mathematicians will find here a ready reference source and guide to a field that has now become overwhelmingly important. Non-Euclidean Geometry first examines... more...