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  • Jung: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Phil Goss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    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 providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar... more...

  • A History of Piby Petr Beckmann

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress -- and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism. 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...

  • Mathematical Methods in Engineeringby Joseph M. Powers; Mihir Sen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    Designed for engineering graduate students, this book connects basic mathematics to a variety of methods used in engineering problems. more...

  • A History of Abstract Algebraby Israel Kleiner

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book does nothing less than provide an account of the intellectual lineage of abstract algebra. The development of abstract algebra was propelled by the need for new tools to address certain classical problems that appeared insoluble by classical means. A major theme of the book is to show how abstract algebra has arisen in attempting to solve... more...

  • Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Changing Images in Mathematicsby Umberto Bottazini; Amy Dahan Dalmedico

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by different countries, schools and historical movements, showing... 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...

  • The Magic of Numbersby Eric Temple Bell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring how "number magic" has influenced religion, philosophy, science,... 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...