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History & Philosophy

  • Abstractionismby Philip A Ebert; Marcus Rossberg

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    Abstractionism is a recent and much debated position in the philosophy of mathematics. This collection of 16 original articles by leading scholars covers a variety of topics concerning both the philosophy and mathematics of Abstractionism and includes an extensive introduction to the field by the editors. more...

  • The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysisby Elena Prestini

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 95.15

    A sweeping exploration of the development and far-reaching applications of harmonic analysis such as signal processing, digital music, Fourier optics, radio astronomy, crystallography, medical imaging, spectroscopy, and more. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, examples, and material not found in other harmonic analysis books, this unique monograph... more...

  • Starry Reckoning: Reference and Analysis in Mathematics and Cosmologyby Emily Rolfe Grosholz

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book deals with a topic that has been largely neglected by philosophers of science to date: the ability to refer and analyze in tandem. On the basis of a set of philosophical case studies involving both problems in number theory and issues concerning time and cosmology from the era of Galileo, Newton and Leibniz up through the present day, the... more...

  • The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Societyby Elisabetta Strickland

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 63.43

    This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and mastered was self taught. In this delightful narrative the author takes up the challenge of discovering how Somerville... more...

  • Hilbert's Seventh Problemby Robert Tubbs

    Springer Singapore 2016; Not Available

    This exposition is primarily a survey of the elementary yet subtle innovations of several mathematicians between 1929 and 1934 that led to partial and then complete solutions to Hilbert?s Seventh Problem (from the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris, 1900). This volume is suitable for both mathematics students, wishing to experience... more...

  • Das Glück, Mathematiker zu seinby Winfried Scharlau

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 31.08

    Das Buch berichtet über das Leben des Mathematikers Friedrich Hirzebruch (1927-2012) und seinen lebenslangen Einsatz für die Mathematik. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker seiner Zeit und leistete Überragendes für den Wiederaufbau der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Deutschland nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und für nationale und internationale... more...

  • The Pythagorean Worldby Jane McDonnell

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This book explores precisely how mathematics allows us to model and predict the behaviour of physical systems, to an amazing degree of accuracy. One of the oldest explanations for this is that, in some profound way, the structure of the world is mathematical. The ancient Pythagoreans stated that ?everything is number?. However, while exploring the... more...

  • Bolzano's Logical Systemby Ettore Casari

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99

    A unique new book exploring Bernard Bolzano's Wissenschaftslehre (Theory of Science) and introducing a formal system to examine the logic presented in Bolzano's work. more...

  • Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930?1933by David G. Stern; Brian Rogers; Gabriel Citron

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    This volume is an edition of G. E. Moore's notes taken at Wittgenstein's seminal Cambridge lectures in the early 1930s. more...

  • A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham?s On the Shape of the Eclipseby Dominique Raynaud

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    This book provides the first critical edition of Ibn al-Haytham?s  On the Shape of the Eclipse with English translation and commentary, which records the first scientific analysis of the camera obscura. On the Shape of the Eclipse includes pioneering research on the conditions of formation of the image, in a time deemed to be committed... more...