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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...

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

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 69.99

    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 Oneby Thomas Koshy

    Wiley 2016; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Die Data von Euklidby NA Euclides; Clemens Thaer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

    Euklids Data beschäftigen sich im wesentlichen mit Gegenstän­ den, die auch in den ersten sechs Büchern der Elemente behandelt werden, sie stehen neben diesen etwa wie die moderne Formelsamm­ lung neben dem Lehrbuch. Um die Definition von Datum, griechisch Dedomenon, Gegebenes, bemüht sich schon die uns erhaltene Ein­ führung des MARINOS VON NEAPOLIS... more...