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History & Philosophy

  • Mathematics in Ancient Egyptby Annette Imhausen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC?and the earliest hints of writing and number notation?to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen... more...

  • The Principia: The Authoritative Translationby Sir Isaac Newton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In his monumental 1687 work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known familiarly as the  Principia , Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum... more...

  • The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guideby Sir Isaac Newton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    In his monumental 1687 work,  Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known familiarly as the  Principia , Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum... more...

  • Varying Gravityby Helge Kragh

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 139.00

    The main focus of this book is on the interconnection of two unorthodox scientific ideas, the varying-gravity hypothesis and the expanding-earth hypothesis. As such, it provides a fascinating insight into a nearly forgotten chapter in both the history of cosmology and the history of the earth sciences. The hypothesis that the force of gravity decreases... more...

  • A Mathematician's Journeysby Alexander Jones; Christine Proust; John M. Steele

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar... more...

  • Leibniz on the Parallel Postulate and the Foundations of Geometryby Vincenzo De Risi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 119.00

    This book offers a general introduction to the geometrical studies of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) and his mathematical epistemology. In particular, it focuses on his theory of parallel lines and his attempts to prove the famous Parallel Postulate. Furthermore it explains the role that Leibniz?s work played in the development of non-Euclidean... more...

  • An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematicsby Michael K. J. Goodman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 69.95

    An easy-to-read presentation of the early history of mathematics Engaging and accessible, An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics provides a captivating introduction to the history of ancient mathematics in early civilizations for a nontechnical audience. Written with practical applications in a variety of areas, the book utilizes... more...

  • Turing?s Revolutionby Giovanni Sommaruga; Thomas Strahm

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book provides an overview of the confluence of ideas in Turing?s era and work and examines the impact of his work on mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. It combines contributions by well-known scientists on the history and philosophy of computability theory as well as on generalised Turing computability. By looking at the roots... more...

  • Algorithmen von Hammurapi bis Gödelby Jochen Ziegenbalg; Oliver Ziegenbalg; Bernd Ziegenbalg

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 29.99

    Dieses Buch bietet einen historisch orientierten Einstieg indie Algorithmik, also die Lehre von den Algorithmen, in Mathematik, Informatik und darüber hinaus.  BesondereMerkmale und Zielsetzungen sind:  Elementarität und Anschaulichkeit, dieBerücksichtigung der historischen Entwicklung, Motivation der Begriffe undVerfahren anhand konkreter,... more...

  • Die Geschichte des Prioritäts?treits zwischen Leibniz und Newtonby Thomas Sonar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Buch beschreibt erstmalig die Geschichte des berühmten Prioritätsstreits zwischen Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz und Isaac Newton um die Entdeckung der Differenzial- und Integralrechnung in einem kulturhistorischen Kontext inklusive der Vorgeschichte und der Auswirkungen des Streits, die bis in das 20. Jahrhundert hinein wirkten. Dabei wird auch... more...