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Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

by Corinna Rossi

In this fascinating study, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi analyses the relationship between mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt by exploring the use of numbers and geometrical figures in ancient architectural projects and ...

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Augustus De Morgan and the Logic of Relations

by Daniel D. Merrill

<p>The middle years of the nineteenth century saw two crucial develop­ ments in the history of modern logic: George Boole's algebraic treat­ ment of logic and Augustus De Morgan's formulation of the logic of relations. The former episode has ...

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Autonomy Platonism and the Indispensability Argument

by Russell Marcus

<p>Mathematical platonism is the view that mathematical statements are true of real mathematical objects like numbers, shapes, and sets. One central problem with platonism is that numbers, shapes, sets, and the like are not perceivable by our ...

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Bach's Numbers

Compositional Proportion and Significance

by Ruth Tatlow

In eighteenth-century Germany the universal harmony of God's creation and the perfection of its proportions still held philosophical, moral and devotional significance. Reproducing proportions close to the unity (1:1) across compositions could ...

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Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design, A

by Frank Wilczek

"In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe. As the quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe has connected all scientific pursuit, from ...

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Calculus in Context

Background, Basics, and Applications

by Alexander J. Hahn

<p>Breaking the mold of existing calculus textbooks, <em>Calculus in Context</em> draws students into the subject in two new ways. Part I develops the mathematical preliminaries (including geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and coordinate ...

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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

by Leonard Smith

<p>Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system of cause and effect can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Our ...

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Closing the Gap

The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers

by Vicky Neale

<p>In 2013, a little known mathematician in his late 50s stunned the mathematical community with a breakthrough on an age-old problem about prime numbers. Since then, there has been further dramatic progress on the problem, thanks to the efforts

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Count Us In

How to Make Maths Real for All of Us

by Gareth Roberts

<p>Mathematics, like language, is a universal experience. Every society counts and is empowered by its ability to count and to measure. The mathematical processes developed within various cultures differ widely, and <em>Count us in</em> explores

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Descartes's Secret Notebook

A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

by Amir D. Aczel

<p>René Descartes (1596—1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm “Cogito, ergo sum” marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has ...

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Einstein's Jewish Science

Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion

by Steven Gimbel

<P>Is relativity Jewish? The Nazis denigrated Albert Einstein’s revolutionary theory by calling it "Jewish science," a charge typical of the ideological excesses of Hitler and his followers. Philosopher of science Steven Gimbel explores the many

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Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Godel

by Stillwell, John

<p><i>Elements of Mathematics</i> takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics&#8212;but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part

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Elliptic and Modular Functions from Gauss to Dedekind to Hecke

by Ranjan Roy

This thorough work presents the fundamental results of modular function theory as developed during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It features beautiful formulas and derives them using skillful and ingenious manipulations, ...

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Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem

by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

<P>"In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fräulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began."—Albert Einstein</P><P>The year was 1915, and ...

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Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam

by J.L. Berggren

<p>This book presents an account of selected topics from key mathematical works of medieval Islam, based on the Arabic texts themselves. Many of these works had a great influence on mathematics in Western Europe. Topics covered in the first ...

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Essays after Wittgenstein

by J.F.M. Hunter

<P>Written within the tradition of Wittgenstein's work, these eight original essays in philosophical psychology are either by-products of efforts to understand Wittgenstein's later writings or applications of techniques and approaches derived ...

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Essays on the Foundations of Mathematics by Moritz Pasch

by Stephen Pollard

<p>Moritz Pasch (1843-1930) is justly celebrated as a key figure in the history of axiomatic geometry. Less well known are his contributions to other areas of foundational research. This volume features English translations of 14 papers Pasch ...

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Eternal Origin: Observation's Solution to the Riddle of Existence

by Dr. Thomas Lindley

<p data-version="1.1">Most think there is no scientific proof that God exists. There is!</p><p>Eternal Origin is the scientific proof that something must always exist. Yet that something cannot be the universe or anything within it. And that ...

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Euclid's Heritage. Is Space Three-Dimensional?

by P. Janich

<p>We live in a space, we get about in it. We also quantify it, we think of it as having dimensions. Ever since Euclid's ancient geometry, we have thought of bodies occupying parts of this space (including our own bodies), the space of our ...

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Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive Geometry Software

by Ad Meskens & Paul Tytgat

<p>In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The book traces the history of these problems, stating them in modern terminology. By ...

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