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  • 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...

  • The Numeratiby Stephen Baker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    "Steve Baker puts his finger on perhaps the most important cultural trend today: the explosion of data about every aspect of our world and the rise of applied math gurus who know how to use it." --Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine (Wired Magazine ) An urgent look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior --... more...

  • The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculusby Judith V. Grabiner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.99

    This text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students examines the events that led to a 19th-century intellectual revolution: the reinterpretation of the calculus undertaken by Augustin-Louis Cauchy and his peers. These intellectuals transformed the uses of calculus from problem-solving methods into a collection of well-defined theorems... 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...

  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Deductive Structure in Euclid's Elementsby Ian Mueller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    A survey of Euclid's Elements, this text provides an understanding of the classical Greek conception of mathematics. It offers a well-rounded perspective, examining similarities to modern views as well as differences. Rather than focusing strictly on historical and mathematical issues, the book examines philosophical, foundational, and logical questions.... more...

  • The Principia: The Authoritative Translationby Sir Isaac Newton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In his monumental 1687 work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known familiarly as the  Principia , Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum... more...

  • The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guideby Sir Isaac Newton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    In his monumental 1687 work,  Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known familiarly as the  Principia , Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum... more...

  • Quellen und Studien ?ur Geschichte der Mathematik Astronomie und Physikby O. Neugebauer; Julius Stenzel; Otto Toeplitz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser... more...

  • Richard Dedekind 1831?1981by Winfried Scharlau

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 29.95

    Inhalt: Ilse Dedekind: Richard Dedekind - aus seiner Familie und seinem Leben - Nachrufe - Winfried Scharlau: Aus Briefen Richard Dedekinds an seine Familie - Richard Dedekind: Eine Vorlesung über Algebra - Winfried Scharlau: Erläuterungen zu Dedekinds Manuskript über Algebra - Wulf-Dieter Geyer: Die Theorie der algebraischen Funktionen einer Veränderlichen... more...