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History & Philosophy

  • Raum und Wissenby Jan Wöpking

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume investigates the use of diagrams for the purposes of information. Using key scenes from Euclidian geometry and late medieval physics, it shows how diagrams interconnect space and rules, logic and epistemic surplus, double-meanings and precision, in such a way as to generate new insights. For the first time, the study integrates... more...

  • Math Mutation Classicsby Erik Seligman

    Apress 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you know that sometimes 2+2 equals 5? That wheels don't always have to be round? That you can mathematically prove there is a hippopotamus in your basement? Or how to spot four-dimensional beings as they pass through your kitchen? If not, then you need to read this book! Math Mutation Classics is a collection of Erik Seligman's blog articles... more...

  • My Search for Ramanujanby Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    A personal journey in the footsteps of a legendary mathematician "The son of a prominent Japanese mathematician who came to the United States after World War II, Ken Ono was raised on a diet of high expectations and little praise. Rebelling against his pressure-cooker of a life, Ken determined to drop out of high school to follow his own path. To obtain... more...

  • On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Bases of Geometryby Jürgen Jost; Bernhard Riemann

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book presents William Clifford?s English translation of BernhardRiemann?s classic text together with detailed mathematical, historical andphilosophical commentary. The basic concepts and ideas, as well as theirmathematical background, are provided, putting Riemann?s reasoning into themore general and systematic perspective achieved by later mathematicians... more...

  • Turning Points in the History of Mathematicsby Hardy Grant; Israel Kleiner

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 49.99

    This book explores some of the major turning points in the history of mathematics, ranging from ancient Greece to the present, demonstrating the drama that has often been a part of its evolution.  Studying these breakthroughs, transitions, and revolutions, their stumbling-blocks and their triumphs, can help illuminate the importance of the history... more...

  • Flukeby Joseph Mazur

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 26.99

    A mathematical guide to understanding why life can seem to be one big coincidenceand why the odds of just about everything are better than we would think more...

  • The Once and Future Turingby S. Barry Cooper; Andrew Hodges

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00

    Original essays by world-leading researchers reveal Alan Turing's lasting contributions to modern research. more...

  • Enrico Fermiby Giuseppe Bruzzaniti; Ugo Bruzzo

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 129.00

    This biography explores the years when nuclear physics and elementary particle physics were born, nuclear fission was discovered, the Manhattan project was developed, the atomic bombs were dropped, and the Big Science started. However, it would be impossible to capture the full essence of the atomic age without first understanding the physicist... more...

  • Numbersby Albrecht Beutelspacher; Andrea Bruder; Andrea Easterday; John J. Watkins

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 12.95

    Posing the question "What exactly is a number?" a distinguished German mathematician presents this intriguing and accessible survey. Albrecht Beutelspacher ? founder of the renowned interactive mathematics museum, Mathematikum ? characterizes the wealth of experiences that numbers have to offer. In addition, he considers the many things that can be... more...

  • The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approachby S. James Press; Judith M. Tanur

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 19.95

    "Press and Tanur argue that subjectivity has not only played a significant role in the advancement of science but that science will advance more rapidly if the modern methods of Bayesian statistical analysis replace some of the more classical twentieth-century methods." ? SciTech Book News. "An insightful work." ? Choice. "Compilation of interesting... more...