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  • Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartesby Roshdi Rashed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ?Early modern,? mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. For many historians... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Der Mathe-Joggerby Heinrich Hemme

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 12.82

    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$ 12.82

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...