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History & Philosophy

  • New Mathematical Cuneiform Textsby Jöran Friberg; Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 90.22

    This monograph presents in great detail a large number of both unpublished and previously published Babylonian mathematical texts in the cuneiform script. It is a continuation of the work A Remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts (Springer 2007) written by Jöran Friberg, the leading expert on Babylonian mathematics. Focussing... more...

  • Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive Geometry Softwareby Ad Meskens; Paul Tytgat

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 37.14

    In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The book traces the history of these problems, stating them in modern terminology. By focusing on constructions and the use of IGS the reader is confronted with the same problems that ancient mathematicians... more...

  • The Mathematics of Secretsby Joshua Holden

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography?the science of sending secret messages. Most books about cryptography are organized historically, or around how codes and ciphers have been used, such as in government and military intelligence or bank transactions. Joshua Holden instead shows how... more...

  • The Turing Guideby Jack Copeland; Jonathan Bowen; Mark Sprevak; Robin Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 19.99

    This carefully edited resource brings together contributions from some of the world's leading experts on Alan Turing to create a comprehensive guide that will serve as a useful resource for researchers in the area as well as the increasingly interested general reader. more...

  • Jaghm?n??s Mulakhkha?by Sally P. Ragep

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.53

    This book provides theonly critical edition and English translation of Ma?m?d al-Jaghm?n??s al-Mulakhkha? f? al-hay?a al-bas??a, the most widely circulated Arabictreatise on Ptolemaic astronomy ever written. Composed in the early 13 th century, this introductory textbook played a crucial role in theteaching, dissemination, and institutional... more...

  • Lectures on Inductive Logicby Jon Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Inductive logic is a theory of how one should reason in the face of uncertainty. It has applications to decision making and artificial intelligence, as well as to scientific problems. more...

  • Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islamby J.L. Berggren

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 42.45

    This book presents an account of selected topics from key mathematical works of medieval Islam, based on the Arabic texts themselves. Many of these works had a great influence on mathematics in Western Europe. Topics covered in the first edition include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and numerical approximation; this second edition adds... more...

  • Making and Breaking Mathematical Senseby Roi Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do?and how that evolves and changes over time. How do new mathematical entities come to be?... more...

  • Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Periodby Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world. This volume makes its contribution by offering new interdisciplinary... more...