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  • Blaise Pascal 1623–1662by Hans Loeffel

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 36.60

    Biographie 11 2 Projektive Geometrie 31 3 Die Erfindung der Rechenmaschine 47 4 Das arithmetische Dreieck . . . . 59 5 Die Genesis der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung . 77 6 Der Weg zur lnfinitesimalrechnung . . . . . 97 7 Reflexionen tiber die mathematische Methode 119 8 Physik 125 9 Der PAScALsche Kosmos 137 10 Epilog 149 11 Chronologie 152 Anmerkungen... more...

  • Mathematik im Wandel der Kulturenby Howard L. Resnikoff

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 42.55

    Erster Teil. Mathematik im Altertum.- 1 Zahlensysteme und die Erfindung des Stellenwertsystems.- 2 Ägyptische Arithmetik.- 3 Babylonische Algebra.- 4 Griechische Trigonometrie: Die Einführung von Ungleichungen und die Flächenmessung.- Zweiter Teil. Die Reifezeit des Rechnens.- 5 Navigation.- 6 Kartographie.- 7 Die Erfindung der Logarithmen.- 8 Die... more...

  • Vorlesungen über die Entwicklung der Mathematik im 19. Jahrhundertby Richard Courant; Felix Klein; Otto Neugebauer; Stefan Cohn-Vossen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 36.60

    Kaum jemals wird tin Werk eines Historikers einen so starken Reiz tiben und so tiefe Einblicke in das Wesen der Geschichte offnen wie Gedanken und Erinnerungen eines groBen Staatsmannes, welcher selbst ein langes Leben hindurch an fUhrender Stelle in die Geschicke der Welt eingegriffen hat und eine tiberlegene geistige Per­ sonlichkeit mit der Kraft... more...

  • Richard Dedekind 1831–1981by Winfried Scharlau

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 42.55

    Inhalt: Ilse Dedekind: Richard Dedekind - aus seiner Familie und seinem Leben - Nachrufe - Winfried Scharlau: Aus Briefen Richard Dedekinds an seine Familie - Richard Dedekind: Eine Vorlesung über Algebra - Winfried Scharlau: Erläuterungen zu Dedekinds Manuskript über Algebra - Wulf-Dieter Geyer: Die Theorie der algebraischen Funktionen einer Veränderlichen... more...

  • The Abacusby Jesse Dilson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing... more...

  • The Numeratiby Stephen Baker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.53

    "Steve Baker puts his finger on perhaps the most important cultural trend today: the explosion of data about every aspect of our world and the rise of applied math gurus who know how to use it." --Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine (Wired Magazine ) An urgent look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior... more...

  • From Alexandria, Through Baghdadby Nathan Sidoli; Glen Van Brummelen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 117.75

    Honoring the career of the mathematics historian J.L. Berggren, this book surveys scholarship in the mathematical sciences in ancient Greece and medieval Islam. Also included are studies by eminent scholars of the ancient and medieval mathematical sciences. more...

  • Mathematics: All That Mattersby Mike Askew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 10.99

    Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it'... 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...