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  • 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 Most have been long unavailable or previously unpublished in book form. 2012 edition.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...

  • The European Mathematical Awakeningby Frank J. Swetz

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    A global survey of the history of mathematics, this collection of 32 articles traces the subject from AD 1000 to 1800. Newly corrected and updated essays introduce fascinating studies by Fibonacci, Descartes, Cardano, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, others. more...

  • Number Words and Number Symbolsby Karl Menninger

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Classic study discusses number sequence and number language, then explores written numerals and computations in a wide range of cultures. 282 illustrations. "Superior narrative ability." ? Library Journal . more...

  • Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islamby J.L. Berggren

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 59.31

    From the reviews: The book is, in spite of the author's more modest claims, an introductory survey of main developments in those disciplines which were particularly important in Medieval Islamic mathematics...No knowledge of mathematics (or of the history of mathematics) beyond normal high-school level is presupposed, and everything required beyond... more...

  • Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications, Volume 1by Thomas Koshy

    Wiley 2017; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    Praise for the First Edition “ …beautiful and well worth the reading … with many exercises and a good bibliography, this book will fascinate both students and teachers.” Mathematics Teacher Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications, Volume I, Second Edition provides a user-friendly and historical approach... more...

  • A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematicsby David Rowe; Wann-Sheng Horng

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 95.12

    Joseph W. Dauben, a leading authority on the history of mathematics in Europe, China, and North America, has played a pivotal role in promoting international scholarship over the last forty years. This Festschrift volume, showcasing recent historical research by leading experts on three continents, offers a global perspective on important themes in... more...

  • Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisitedby Vincent Jullien

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 111.91

    The tremendous success of indivisibles methods in geometry in the seventeenth century, responds to a vast project: installation of infinity in mathematics. The pathways by the authors are very diverse, as are the characterizations of indivisibles, but there are significant factors of unity between the various doctrines of indivisible; the permanence... more...

  • Philosophical Introduction to Set Theoryby Stephen Pollard

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    The primary mechanism for ideological and theoretical unification in modern mathematics, set theory forms an essential element of any comprehensive treatment of the philosophy of mathematics. This unique approach to set theory offers a technically informed discussion that covers a variety of philosophical issues. Rather than focusing on intuitionist... more...

  • The Story of Mathematicsby Anne Rooney

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2009; US$ 4.99

    In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics.' Galileo (1564-1642) For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern... more...

  • Approximations for Digital Computersby Jr. Cecil Hastings; Jeanne T. Wayward; Jr. James P. Wong

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 33.95 US$ 30.89

    Numerical analysts and computer operators in all fields will welcome this publication in book form of Cecil Hastings' well-known approximations for digital computers, formerly issued in loose sheets and available only to a limited number of specialists. In a new method that combines judgment and intuition with mathematics, Mr. Hasting has evolved... more...