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  • A Short Account of the History of Mathematicsby W. W. Rouse Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This is a new printing, the first inexpensive one, of one of the most honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative, and most accurate works in the field. Mathematicians welcomed it as a lucid... 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...

  • Mathematical Papersby George Green; N. M. Ferrers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 60.00

    This compilation of Green's most significant works includes essays on theories of electricity and magnetism, laws of the equilibrium of fluids, the attractions of ellipsoids of variable densities, and more. 1871 edition. more...

  • Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbersby Georg Cantor

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc., as well as in the entire field of modern logic. It is rare that a theory of such fundamental mathematical importance is expressed so simply... 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...

  • Makers of Mathematicsby Stuart Hollingdale

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    Fascinating and highly readable, this book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of the most distinguished practitioners of the art: Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, Euler, Gauss, Hamilton, Einstein, and many more. Author Stuart Hollingdale introduces and explains the roles of these gifted... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Societyby The Editors of Salem Press

    Salem Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society. more...

  • Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebraby Jacob Klein

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th-16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. 1968 edition. Bibliography. more...

  • Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematicsby Raymond L. Wilder

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Classic undergraduate text acquaints students with fundamental concepts and methods of mathematics. Topics include axiomatic method, set theory, infinite sets, groups, intuitionism, formal systems, mathematical logic, and much more. 1965 second edition. more...

  • Levels of Infinityby Hermann Weyl; Peter Pesic

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Original anthology features less-technical essays discussing logic, topology, abstract algebra, relativity theory, and the works of David Hilbert. Most have been long unavailable or previously unpublished in book form. 2012 edition. more...