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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    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$ 169.00

    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$ 27.16

    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...

  • Neue Gesichtspunkte zum 5. Buch Euklidsby Friedhelm Beckmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

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  • Materialien für eine wissenschaftliche Biographie von Gaußby F. Klein; M. Brendel; L. Schlesinger

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Das Rechnen der Naturvölkerby Ewald Fettweis

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 44.99

    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...