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  • 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...

  • Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Quasiconformal Mappings in the Plane (PMS-48)by Kari Astala; Tadeusz Iwaniec; Gaven Martin

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the most recent developments in the theory of planar quasiconformal mappings with a particular focus on the interactions with partial differential equations and nonlinear analysis. It gives a thorough and modern approach to the classical theory and presents important and compelling applications across a spectrum of mathematics:... more...

  • The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledgeby Curtis Franks

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    This study reconstructs, analyses and re-evaluates the programme of influential mathematical thinker David Hilbert, presenting it in a different light. more...

  • Pythagoras' Revengeby Arturo Sangalli

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    The celebrated mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras left no writings. But what if he had and the manuscript was never found? Where would it be located? And what information would it reveal? These questions are the inspiration for the mathematical mystery novel Pythagoras' Revenge . Suspenseful and instructive, Pythagoras' Revenge weaves fact,... more...

  • Thabit ibn Qurraby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Thabit ibn Qurra (826?901) was one of history?s most original thinkers and displayed expertise in the most difficult disciplines of this time: geometry, number theory, and astronomy as well as ontology, physics, and metaphysics. Approximately a dozen of this shorter mathematical and philosophical writings are collected in this volume. Critically edited... more...

  • A Passage to Infinityby George Gheverghese Joseph

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book traces the first faltering steps taken in the mathematical theorisation of infinity which marks the emergence of modern mathematics. It analyses the part played by Indian mathematicians through the Kerala conduit, which is an important but neglected part of the history of mathematics. Passage to Infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematics from... more...