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History & Philosophy

  • Matematica e cultura 2008by

    Springer Milan 2009; US$ 19.99

    Matematica e cultura, binomio sorprendente? Potrebbe sembrare ma da qualche anno si sono aperti dei grandi ponti tra le ?due culture?. A Venezia, citta? di ponti e di culture, si parla da oramai dieci anni di cultura e di matematica, si parla di arte, architettura, cinema, letteratura, ambiente, filosofia, di bolle di sapone, di Corto Maltese ed Hugo... more...

  • Abhandlungen über die Algebraische Auflösung der Gleichungenby N. H. Abel; E. Galois

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; Not Available

    zu der hinterlassenen Abllamllullg VOll Abel, S. 57-81. ?? 1 Die Definition der Ordnung eines algebraischen Ausdrucks, wie sie auf Seite 67 gegeben ist, ist incorrcct und nach der auf S. 10 angefiihrten zu berichtigen. Die Ordnung eines algebraischen Ausdrucks ist also nicht gleich der Anzahl der in ihm ausser den bekannten Grössen auftretenden Wurzelgrössen,... more...

  • The Argument of Mathematicsby Andrew Aberdein; Ian J Dove

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book presents a comprehensive investigation into the relationship between argumentation theory and the philosophy of mathematical practice. It offers large array of examples ranging from the history of mathematics to formal proof verification. more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...

  • The Artist and the Mathematicianby Amir D. Aczel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics,... more...

  • Descartes's Secret Notebookby Amir D. Aczel

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    René Descartes (1596?1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm ?Cogito, ergo sum? marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has made our intellectual conquest of physical space possible. But Descartes had a mysterious and mystical side,... more...

  • The Price Index and its Extensionby Sydney N. Afriat

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95

    The book is not an unrestricted survey engaging a vast and repetative literature, but a systematic treatise within clear boundaries, largely a document of Afriat's own work. The original motive of the work is to elaborate a concept of what really is a price index, which, despite some kind of price-level notion having a presence throughout economics,... more...

  • Creators of Mathematical and Computational Sciencesby Ravi Agarwal; Syamal Sen

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    ?The book records the essential discoveries of mathematical and computational scientists in chronological order, following the birth of ideas on the basis of prior ideas ad infinitum. The authors document the winding path of mathematical scholarship throughout history, and most importantly, the thought process of each individual that resulted in the... more...

  • Masonry Structures: Between Mechanics and Architectureby Danila Aita; Orietta Pedemonte; Kim Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 109.00

    The book aims to provide an overview of the state of the art on the mechanics of arches and masonry structures. It is addressed to an international audience, arising from the international context in which the Associazione Edoardo Benvenuto has carried out its activities in recent years, under the honorary presidency of Jacques Heyman. The book belongs... more...

  • Fascinating Mathematical Peopleby Donald J. Albers; Gerald L. Alexanderson; Philip J. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews,... more...