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  • Mathematics without Apologiesby Michael Harris

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers?for the sake of truth, beauty, and practical applications?this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in the twenty-first century, assembling material from a startlingly diverse assortment of scholarly,... more...

  • Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 26.99

    An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation Cédric Villani is a rock-star mathematician. An intellect of unusual depth and breadth, he is the director of France?s greatest mathematics research institute. In 2010 he received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics,... more...

  • Der Mathe-Joggerby Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 12.75

    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$ 12.75

    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...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Reasonby A. K. Dewdney

    Wiley 2004; US$ 29.50

    A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical... more...

  • Das Unendlicheby Rudolf J. Taschner

    Springer 2006; US$ 29.99

    Philosophen und Theologen haben über das Unendliche nachgedacht. Doch die wahre Wissenschaft vom Unendlichen ist die Mathematik.Rudolf Taschner gelingt es, diesen zentralen Begriff auch dem mathematischen Laien zu vermitteln. Auf anschauliche Weise beschreibt er, wie bereits Pythagoras, Archimedes und Euklid versucht haben, das Unendliche zu fassen.... more...

  • Interactionsby Vincent F. Hendricks; Klaus Frovin Jřrgensen; Jesper Lützen

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Covers the theme of the interaction between mathematics, physics and philosophy during the beginning of the 20th century. Seminal theories of modern physics and new fundamental mathematical structures were discovered or formed in this period. more...

  • La loi de la gravitation universelle - Newton, Euler et Laplace: Le cheminement d'une révolution scientifique vers une science normale (French Edition)by Prosper Schroeder

    Springer 2007; US$ 79.95

    La Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica de Newton, marquait-elle le début d'une révolution scientifique, ou était-elle la simple synthčse des idées d'un Kepler, Galilée ou Hooke? Clairaut, d'Alembert et Euler doutaient de la validité de la loi newtonienne et leurs idées firent progresser la mécanique céleste qui atteignit l'état de «science... more...

  • Discrete Thoughtsby Mark Kac; Gian-Carlo Rota; Jacob T. Schwartz; Peter Renz

    Springer 2008; US$ 49.99

    This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explores mathematics in all its moods from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. These beautifully written articles from three great modern mathematicians will provide a source for supplemental reading for almost any math class. Topics include: logic, combinatorics,... more...