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  • 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...

  • Scientific Autobiographyby Max Planck

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this fascinating autobiography from one of the foremost geniuses of twentieth-century physics, Max Planck tells the story of his life, his aims, and his thinking. Published posthumously, the papers in this volume were written for the general reader and make accessible Planck?s scientific theories as well as his philosophical ideals, including his... more...

  • Der Mathe-Joggerby Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 12.67

    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$ 12.67

    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...

  • Causality: Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practiceby Phyllis Illari; Federica Russo

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Head hits cause brain damage - but not always. Should we ban sport to protect athletes? Exposure to electromagnetic fields is strongly associated with cancer development - does that mean exposure causes cancer? Should we encourage old fashioned communication instead of mobile phones to reduce cancer rates? According to popular wisdom, the Mediterranean... more...

  • Remembering Sofya Kovalevskayaby Michele Audin

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Sofia Kovalevskaya was a brilliant and determined young Russian woman of the 19th century who wanted to become a mathematician and who succeeded, in often difficult circumstances, in becoming arguably the first woman to have a professional university career in the way we understand it today. This memoir, written by a mathematician who specialises in... more...

  • The Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic in the 1920s and 1930s in Polandby Roman Murawski; Maria Kantor

    Springer 2014; US$ 139.00

    The aim of this book is to present and analyze philosophical conceptions concerning mathematics and logic as formulated by Polish logicians, mathematicians and philosophers in the 1920s and 1930s.?It was a remarkable period in the history of Polish science, in particular in the history of Polish logic and mathematics. Therefore, it is justified to... more...

  • André-Louis Choleskyby Claude Brezinski; Dominique Tournès

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book traces the life of Cholesky (1875-1918), and gives his family history. After an introduction to topography, an English translation of an unpublished paper by him where he explained his method for linear systems is given, studied and replaced in its historical context. His other works, including two books, are also described as well as his... 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...

  • Interactionsby Vincent F. Hendricks; Klaus Frovin Jørgensen; 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...