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  • Force and Geometry in Newton's "Principia"by François De Gandt; Curtis Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this book François De Gandt introduces us to the reading of Newton's Principia in its own terms. The path of access that De Gandt proposes leads through the study of the geometrization of force. The result is a highly original meditation on the sources and meaning of Newton's magnum opus . In Chapter I De Gandt presents a translation of and... more...

  • Jung: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Phil Goss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Written by Dr Phil Goss, who Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Central Lancashire, Jung: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and... more...

  • A Brief History of Mathematical Thoughtby Luke Heaton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought , Luke Heaton explores how the language of mathematics has evolved over time, enabling new technologies and shaping the way people think. From stone-age rituals to algebra, calculus, and... more...

  • John Napierby Julian Havil

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    John Napier (1550?1617) is celebrated today as the man who invented logarithms?an enormous intellectual achievement that would soon lead to the development of their mechanical equivalent in the slide rule: the two would serve humanity as the principal means of calculation until the mid-1970s. Yet, despite Napier?s pioneering efforts, his life and... more...

  • Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clément Mouhot to explain one of the most surprising theories in classical physics. Birth of a Theorem is Villani?s own account of the years leading up to the award.... more...

  • Perfect Figuresby Bunny Crumpacker

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    An intoxicating trip through the history, the poetry, and the surprising secret meanings of numbers more...

  • The Poincaré Conjectureby Donal O'Shea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    The Poincaré Conjecture tells the story behind one of the world?s most confounding mathematical theories. Formulated in 1904 by Henri Poincaré, his Conjecture promised to describe the very shape of the universe, but remained unproved until a huge prize was offered for its solution in 2000. Six years later, an eccentric Russian mathematician had... more...

  • Lewis Carroll in Numberlandby Robin Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here he explores the curious imagination... more...

  • Der Mathe-Joggerby Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 11.20

    Querdenken erwünscht! Heinrich Hemmes »Mathe-Jogger« lädt ein zum Knobeln und Kopfzerbrechen. Unterhaltsame mathematische Rätsel und Scherzaufgaben aus allen Bereichen der Mathematik, logische Probleme sowie optische Spielereien garantieren Spaß am Nachdenken und Tüfteln. Die Aufgaben sind unterschiedlich schwer und nach den drei Schwierigkeitsgraden... more...

  • Der Mathe-Jogger 2by Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 11.20

    Das Buch ist eine Sammlung unterhaltsamer Denksportaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen aus allen Bereichen der Mathematik. Geometrie, Topologie und Zahlentheorie gehören genauso zum Spektrum wie Logik, Kombinatorik und Algebra. Doch auch mathematische Scherze, optische Spielereien und logische Spitzfindigkeiten sind vertreten. Dennoch reichen zur Lösung... more...