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  • Changing Images in Mathematicsby Umberto Bottazini; Amy Dahan Dalmedico

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing... more...

  • Goldbach Conjectureby Yuan Wang; Stanley Liu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 187.00

    This book provides a detailed description of a most important unsolved mathematical problem — the Goldbach conjecture. Raised in 1742 in a letter from Goldbach to Euler, this conjecture attracted the attention of many mathematical geniuses. Several great achievements were made, but only until the 1920's. The book gives an exposition of... more...

  • The Parrot's Theoremby Denis Guedj; Frank Wynne

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    Mr. Ruche, a Parisian bookseller, receives a bequest from a long lost friend in the Amazon of a vast library of math books, which propels him into a great exploration of the story of mathematics. Meanwhile Max, whose family lives with Mr. Ruche, takes in a voluble parrot who will discuss math with anyone. When Mr. Ruche learns of his friend's mysterious... more...

  • Five Equations That Changed the Worldby Michael Guillen

    Hachette Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995! Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America , tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations. As a regular contributor to daytime's most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen has earned the... more...

  • Methods of Solving Complex Geometry Problemsby Ellina Grigorieva

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This book is a unique collection of challenging geometry problems and detailed solutions that will build students’ confidence in mathematics. By proposing several methods to approach each problem and emphasizing geometry’s connections with different fields of mathematics, Methods of Solving Complex Geometry Problems serves as a bridge to... more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin... more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 16.21

    Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin... more...

  • David Lewis und seine mereologische Interpretation der Zermelo-Fraenkelschen Mengenlehreby Philipp Werner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    In Parts of Classes, David Lewis outlined a reduction of ZFC to a second order mereology. His conclusion takes on the following form in this reconstruction: ZFC is susceptible to parameterized interpretation in M (classical second order mereology) plus, ?there is a strongly unreachable partition.? The proof makes use of the fact that ordered pairs... more...

  • Mathematics and the Real Worldby Zvi Artstein

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient... more...

  • Mathematics of Harmonyby Alexey Stakhov

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 249.00

    Assisted by Scott Olsen ( Central Florida Community College, USA ). This volume is a result of the author's four decades of research in the field of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section and their applications. It provides a broad introduction to the fascinating and beautiful subject of the “Mathematics of Harmony,” a new interdisciplinary... more...