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  • 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...

  • Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications, Volume Oneby Thomas Koshy

    Wiley 2015; US$ 125.00

    This Second Edition continues to be the largest comprehensive study in the field and reflects a user-friendly and historical approach to the myriad of properties of both Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.  Fibonacci and Lucas numbers have intrigued amateurs and professionals for centeries, and this book offers analysis of these famous integers, complete... 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...

  • Enjoyment of Mathematicsby Hans Rademacher; Otto Toeplitz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    What is so special about the number 30? How many colors are needed to color a map? Do the prime numbers go on forever? Are there more whole numbers than even numbers? These and other mathematical puzzles are explored in this delightful book by two eminent mathematicians. Requiring no more background than plane geometry and elementary algebra, this... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 33.95

    The book description for "Approximations for Digital Computers" is currently unavailable. more...

  • The Medium of Contingencyby Elie Ayache

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 50.00

    Ayache brings a new perspective to quantitative finance and the relationship between the reality of the marketplace and its disassociation with the tools used to model and support it. He provides insights into the relationship between financial mathematics and financial markets and new perspectives into the theory of derivatives pricing. more...

  • Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science IXby D. Prawitz; B. Skyrms; D. Westerståhl

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    This volume is the product of the Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and contains the text of most of the invited lectures. Divided into 15 sections, the book covers a wide range of different issues. The reader is given the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in relevant areas other... more...

  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesisby Dan Rockmore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy... more...

  • Meta Math!by Gregory Chaitin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Gregory Chaitin, one of the world?s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory. Chaitin?s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately... more...