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- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.13
This book argues that we can only understand transformations of nature studies in the Scientific Revolution if we take seriously the interaction between practitioners (those who know by doing) and scholars (those who know by thinking). These are not in opposition, however. Theory and practice are end points on a continuum, with some participants... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 64.60
This is a collection of new investigations and discoveries on the theory of opposition (square, hexagon, octagon, polyhedra of opposition) by the best specialists from all over the world. The papers range from historical considerations to new mathematical developments of the theory of opposition including applications to theology, theory of... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 150.74
For the first time, all five of John Napier?s works have been brought together in English in a single volume, making them more accessible than ever before. His four mathematical works were originally published in Latin: two in his lifetime (1550?1617), one shortly after he died, and one over 200 years later. The authors have prepared three introductory... more...
- Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book Liber abbaci has quite literally affected the lives of everyone alive today. Although he is most famous for the Fibonacci numbers?which, it so happens, he didn't invent?Fibonacci's greatest contribution... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.90
This book tells one of the greatest stories in the history of school mathematics. Two of the names in the title?Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton?need no introduction, and this book draws attention to their special contributions to the history of school mathematics. According to Ellerton and Clements, during the last quarter of the seventeenth century... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.95
xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem... more...
- 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...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 91.52
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...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 37.68
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...