203 books (11 pages) in this category

Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

by James Rodger Fleming

<p>This intriguing volume provides a thorough examination of the historical roots of global climate change as a field of inquiry, from the Enlightenment to the late twentieth century. Based on primary and archival sources, the book is filled ...

ISBN: 9780199885091

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eBookby Catherine Jami

ISBN: 9789813233249

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History of Nonlinear Oscillations Theory in France (1880-1940)

by Jean-Marc Ginoux

<p>This book reveals the French scientific contribution to the mathematical theory of nonlinear oscillations and its development. The work offers a critical examination of sources with a focus on the twentieth century, especially the period ...

ISBN: 9783319552392

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eBookEvidence from Papua New Guinea and Oceania

by Glen Lean, Patricia Paraide, Charly Muke & others

<p>This unique volume presents an ecocultural and embodied perspective on understanding numbers and their history in indigenous communities. The book focuses on research carried out in Papua New Guinea and Oceania, and will help educators ...

ISBN: 9783319454832

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eBookby Mike Hockney

<p>This book explains how the entire universe can be created using just two ingredients: nothing at all and the principle of sufficient reason.</p><p>This is the final book in The God Series.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781311802675

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eBookIbn al-Haytham's Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics

A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 5

by Roshdi Rashed

<p>This fifth volume of <em>A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics</em> is complemented by four preceding volumes which focused on the main chapters of classical mathematics: infinitesimal geometry, theory of conics and its applications, ...

ISBN: 9781351686006

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eBookPersonal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People

by Stephen Wolfram

<p>This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. ...

ISBN: 9781579550059

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eBookImages of Italian Mathematics in France

The Latin Sisters, from Risorgimento to Fascism

by Frédéric Brechenmacher, Guillaume Jouve, Laurent Mazliak & others

<p>The contributions in this proceedings volume offer a new perspective on the mathematical ties between France and Italy, and reveal how mathematical developments in these two countries affected one another. The focus is above all on the ...

ISBN: 9783319400822

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eBookChina, the West, and Their First Encounter

by Roger Hart

<p>Accounts of the seventeenth-century Jesuit Mission to China have often celebrated it as the great encounter of two civilizations. The Jesuits portrayed themselves as wise men from the West who used mathematics and science in service of their ...

ISBN: 9781421407128

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eBookTheir Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction

by Jay Bonner & Craig Kaplan

<p>The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for ...

ISBN: 9781441902177

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eBookPerspectives on his Life and Work

by Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney & Andrew Whitaker

<p>James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a relatively brief, but remarkable life, lived in his beloved rural home of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship also ranged wide - covering all the major ...

ISBN: 9780191641268

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eBookJost Bürgi's Aritmetische und Geometrische Progreß Tabulen (1620)

Edition and Commentary

by Kathleen Clark

<p>This monograph presents a groundbreaking scholarly treatment of the German mathematician Jost Bürgi’s original work on logarithms, Arithmetische und Geometrische Progreß Tabulen. It provides the first-ever English translation of Bürgi’s text

ISBN: 9781493931613

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eBookL1-Norm and L8-Norm Estimation

An Introduction to the Least Absolute Residuals, the Minimax Absolute Residual and Related Fitting Procedures

by Richard Farebrother

<p>This monograph is concerned with the fitting of linear relationships in the context of the linear statistical model. As alternatives to the familiar least squared residuals procedure, it investigates the relationships between the least ...

ISBN: 9783642363009

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eBookLanguage, Truth and Logic in Mathematics

by Jaakko Hintikka

<p>One can distinguish, roughly speaking, two different approaches to the philosophy of mathematics. On the one hand, some philosophers (and some mathematicians) take the nature and the results of mathematicians' activities as given, and go on ...

ISBN: 9789401720458

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eBookLeonardo Pisano (Fibonacci): The Book of Squares

by Sigler, L. E.

The Book of Squares by Fibonacci is a gem in the mathematical literature and one of the most important mathematical treatises written in the Middle Ages. It is a collection of theorems on indeterminate analysis and equations of second degree ...

ISBN: 9780080886503

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eBookThe Man and his Circle

by Edward Wakeling

<p>This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carroll’s circle was not child centred: his ...

ISBN: 9780857738516

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eBookAn Approachable Guide to Understanding Basic Concepts

by Steven Goldberg

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781351506649

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eBookMathematical Intuitionism and Intersubjectivity

A Critical Exposition of Arguments for Intuitionism

by Tomasz Placek

<p>In 1907 Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer defended his doctoral dissertation on the foundations of mathematics and with this event the modem version of mathematical intuitionism came into being. Brouwer attacked the main currents of the philosophy

ISBN: 9789401593151

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eBookMathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

by Lesley B. Cormack, Steven A. Walton & John A. Schuster

<p>This book argues that we can only understand transformations of nature studies in the Scientific Revolution if we take seriously the interaction between practitioners (those who know by doing) and scholars (those who know by thinking). These ...

ISBN: 9783319494302

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eBookMathematical Tablets from Tell Harmal

by Carlos Gonçalves

<p>This work offers a re-edition of twelve mathematical tablets from the site of Tell Harmal, in the borders of present-day Baghdad. In ancient times, Tell Harmal was Šaduppûm, a city representative of the region of the Diyala river and of the ...

ISBN: 9783319225241

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