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  • Mathematik im Mittelalterby Dietmar Herrmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 23.08

    Der Band enthält zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache grundlegende Themen der chinesischen und indischen Mathematik, die den Nährboden für spätere Fragestellungen bereiten. Die nicht zu überschätzende Rolle, die islamische Gelehrte bei der Entwicklung der Algebra und der Verbreitung des Ziffernsystems gespielt haben, wird in exemplarischen Episoden... more...

  • Das Glück, Mathematiker zu seinby Winfried Scharlau

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 35.12

    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...

  • An Introduction to Mathematicsby Alfred North Whitehead

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 12.95

    "The object of the following chapters is not to teach mathematics, but to enable students from the very beginning of their course to know what the science is about, and why it is necessarily the foundation of exact thought as applied to natural phenomena." Thus begins this volume by the prominent English philosopher and mathematician Alfred North... more...

  • The Universe and the Teacupby K. C. Cole

    Mariner Books 1998; US$ 14.99

    From the acclaimed Los Angeles Times  science writer, a wise, witty, and elegant study of how math provides practical solutions to everyday problems.   Are the secrets of the universe written in words—or is it all about the digits? K.C. Cole follows up her paean to the power of physics, Sympathetic Vibrations , with this engaging and accessible... more...

  • Mathematical Eleganceby Steven Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The heart of mathematics is its elegance; the way it all fits together. Unfortunately, its beauty often eludes the vast majority of people who are intimidated by fear of the difficulty of numbers. Mathematical Elegance remedies this. Using hundreds of examples, the author presents a view of the mathematical landscape that is both accessible and fascinating.... more...

  • Mathematics in Victorian Britainby Raymond Flood; Adrian Rice; Robin Wilson; photographer and broadcaster Writer Foreword by Dr Adam Hart-Davis

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 57.99

    With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a profession, as well as exploring the numerous innovations made during this time, many of which are still familiar today. more...

  • Combinatorics: Ancient & Modernby Robin Wilson; John J. Watkins

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 48.99

    Combinatorics is the branch of discrete mathematics that studies (and counts) permutations, combinations, and arrangements of sets of elements. This book constitutes the first book-length survey of the history of combinatorics and uniquely assembles research in the area that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader. more...

  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesisby Dan Rockmore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy... more...

  • Chaos: A Very Short Introductionby Leonard Smith

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the... more...

  • New Perspectives on Mathematical Practicesby Bart Van Kerkhove

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 118.00 US$ 107.38

    This volume focuses on the importance of historical enquiry for the appreciation of philosophical problems concerning mathematics. It contains a well-balanced mixture of contributions by internationally established experts, such as Jeremy Gray and Jens Hoyrup; upcoming scholars, such as Erich Reck and Dirk Schlimm; and young, promising researchers... more...