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History & Philosophy

  • Finsler Set Theory: Platonism and Circularityby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. Philosophical Part.- (Renatus Ziegler).- Intrinsic Analysis of Antinomies and Self-Reference (Renatus Ziegler).- - Are there Contradictions in Mathematics? [1925].- - Formal Proofs and Decidability [1926a].- - On the Solution of Paradoxes [1927b].- - Are there Undecidable Propositions? [1944].- - The Platonistic Standpoint in Mathematics [1956a].-... more...

  • From Alexandria, Through Baghdadby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 149.00

    Honoring the career of the mathematics historian J.L. Berggren, this book surveys scholarship in the mathematical sciences in ancient Greece and medieval Islam. Also included are studies by eminent scholars of the ancient and medieval mathematical sciences. more...

  • Mathematics and Warby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 69.99

    Mathematics has for centuries been stimulated, financed and credited by military purposes. Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. During World War II mathematical work by the Anti-Hitler coalition was part of an aspiration to serve humanity and not help destroy it. At present, it is not an easy task to... more...

  • Mathematicians in Bologna 1861?1960by

    Springer Basel 2012; US$ 179.00

    First book devoted to the study of the influence of the two world wars, Fascism and the setting up of the Italian Republic on scientific studies in Italy based on the scientific legacies of members of a single academic environment Significant and valuable contributions to algebraic geometry, differential geometry, operator and integration theory,... more...

  • Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logicby

    Birkhäuser Boston 2009; US$ 59.99

    This volume offers insights into the development of mathematical logic over the last century. Arising from a special session of the history of logic at an American Mathematical Society meeting, the chapters explore technical innovations, the philosophical consequences of work during the period, and the historical and social context in which the logicians... more...

  • David Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Arithmetic and Logic 1917-1933by

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book is mostly comprised of six sets of notes for lectures Hilbert gave from 1917 to 1933. The notes cover the development of modern mathematical logic, the evolution of proof theory, and the parallel emergence of Hilbert?s finitist standpoint. more...

  • Handbook on the History of Mathematics Educationby

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 349.00

    At present there is no text that presents the history of mathematics education across the world Systematically describes the historical development of teaching methods for specific subjects: i.e. algebra, geometry, calculus The first book that presents the history of mathematics education as a unified process across the world, including the history... more...

  • Godunov Methodsby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 275.00

    Oleinik's E-Condition from the Viewpoint of Numerics; H. Aiso. On Some New Results for Residual Distribution Schemes; R. Abgrall, T.J. Barth. Simulations of Relativistic Jets with Genesis; M.A. Aloy, et al. Relativistic Jets from Collapsars; M.A. Aloy, et al. Exact Computation in Numerical Linear Algebra: The Discrete Fourier Transform; J.A.D.W.... more...

  • Traces and Emergence of Nonlinear Programmingby

    Springer Basel 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book offers for the first time a collection of the basic historical papers on nonlinear programming   The book includes a full version of the famous Master Thesis of William Karush (1939), where the main theorem of nonlinear programming appeared for the first time   The book provides a useful history of mathematical programming? more...

  • The Abel Prize 2008-2012by

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 89.95

    Covering the years 2008-2012, this book profiles the life and work of recent winners of the Abel Prize:   ·         John G. Thompson and Jacques Tits, 2008 ·         Mikhail Gromov, 2009 ·         John T. Tate Jr., 2010 ·         John W. Milnor, 2011 ·         Endre Szemerédi, 2012. The profiles feature autobiographical information as well as a description... more...