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  • Numbersby Albrecht Beutelspacher; Andrea Bruder; Andrea Easterday; John J. Watkins

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 12.95

    Posing the question "What exactly is a number?" a distinguished German mathematician presents this intriguing and accessible survey. Albrecht Beutelspacher ? founder of the renowned interactive mathematics museum, Mathematikum ? characterizes the wealth of experiences that numbers have to offer. In addition, he considers the many things that can be... more...

  • Quite Rightby Norman Biggs

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    This book explains how mathematical ideas evolved in response to the growing levels of organization in human societies, from prehistoric times to the present day. more...

  • On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Bases of Geometryby Jürgen Jost; Bernhard Riemann

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book presents William Clifford?s English translation of BernhardRiemann?s classic text together with detailed mathematical, historical andphilosophical commentary. The basic concepts and ideas, as well as theirmathematical background, are provided, putting Riemann?s reasoning into themore general and systematic perspective achieved by later mathematicians... more...

  • Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Periodby Hubertus Fischer; Volker R. Remmert; Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly ?scientific? approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture... more...

  • Kontinuum, Analysis, Informales ? Beiträge zur Mathematik und Philosophie von Leibnizby Herbert Breger; Wenchao Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 21.70

    Dieser Band führt 16 Aufsätze von Herbert Breger zusammen, die um Leibniz? Arbeiten zur Mathematik und Physik und ihre philosophischen Voraussetzungen kreisen. Drei interessante und ungewöhnliche Aspekte stehen hierbei im Vordergrund: Kontinuum, Analysis und  Informales. Leibniz' Kontinuum und seine Analysis sind gerade wegen ihres Unterschieds... more...

  • The Julius Petersen Graph Theory Centennialby L.D. Andersen; J. Bang-Jensen; T.R. Jensen; L.K. Jørgensen; G. Sabidussi; C. Thomassen; B. Toft; P.D. Vestergaard

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Julius Petersen's paper, Die Theorie der regulären graphs in Acta Mathematica , volume 15 (1891), stands at the beginning of graph theory as we know it today. The Danish group of graph theorists decided in 1985 to mark the 150th birthday of Petersen in 1989, as well as the centennial of his paper. It was felt that the occasion called for a presentation... more...

  • The Real Analysis Lifesaverby Raffi Grinberg

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Real analysis is difficult. For most students, in addition to learning new material about real numbers, topology, and sequences, they are also learning to read and write rigorous proofs for the first time. The Real Analysis Lifesaver is an innovate guide that helps students through their first real analysis course while giving them the solid foundation... more...

  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesisby Dan Rockmore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy... more...

  • Meta Math!by Gregory Chaitin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Gregory Chaitin, one of the world?s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory. Chaitin?s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately... more...

  • Chaos: A Very Short Introductionby Leonard Smith

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the... more...