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Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge

Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science

by Sorin Bangu

<p>This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about ...

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Newton's Principia

by Isaac Newton & Andrew Motte (Translator)

<p>NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three books by Isaac Newton, in Latin, first published 5 July 1687. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, ...

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Numbers

Histories, Mysteries, Theories

by Albrecht Beutelspacher

Posing the question "What exactly is a number?" a distinguished German mathematician presents this intriguing and accessible survey. Albrecht Beutelspacher ? founder of the renowned interactive mathematics museum, Mathematikum ? characterizes ...

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Numbers

Their Tales, Types, and Treasures

by Alfred S. Posamentier & Bernd Thaller

Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It’s time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers—and more.<br><br>How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers ...

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On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Bases of Geometry

by Bernhard Riemann

<p>This book presents William Clifford’s English translation of Bernhard Riemann’s classic text together with detailed mathematical, historical and philosophical commentary. The basic concepts and ideas, as well as their mathematical background,

ISBN: 9783319260426

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On the Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin

<p> On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural ...

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On the Teaching of Linear Algebra

by J.-L. Dorier

<P>This book presents the state-of-the-art research on the teaching and learning of linear algebra in the first year of university, in an international perspective. It provides university teachers in charge of linear algebra courses with a wide ...

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One Hundred Years of Pressure

Hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton

by Alan F. Chalmers

<p>This monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics ...

ISBN: 9783319565293

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Origins of Mathematical Words

A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots

by Anthony Lo Bello

<p>Do you ever wonder about the origins of mathematical terms such as ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? Here Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of these and better-known words like asymmetric, gradient, and average. He provides Greek, ...

ISBN: 9781421410999

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Oxford Figures

Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood & Robin Wilson

<p>This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone ...

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Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection

Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis

by Heike Sefrin-Weis

<p>Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus’ Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity. The mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", ...

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Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century

An ICMI Study

by V. Villani & C. Mammana

<p>In recent years geometry seems to have lost large parts of its former central position in mathematics teaching in most countries. However, new trends have begun to counteract this tendency. There is an increasing awareness that geometry plays

ISBN: 9789401152266

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Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing

Turing 100

by Juliet Floyd & Alisa Bokulich

<p>This volume presents an historical and philosophical revisiting of the foundational character of Turing’s conceptual contributions and assesses the impact of the work of Alan Turing on the history and philosophy of science. Written by experts

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Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300–1700: Tension and Accommodation

by Sabetai Unguru

<p>Habent sua Jata colloquia. The present volume has its ongms in a spring 1984 international workshop held, under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, by The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and ...

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Planning Your Research and How to Write It

by Aziz Nather

<p>This book is a practical guide for residents and young researchers who are planning to embark on research. It details the significant planning one must first do including choosing a suitable experienced clinician as a supervisor, sourcing for

ISBN: 9789814651066

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Poor Robin's Prophecies

A curious Almanac, and the everyday mathematics of Georgian Britain

by Benjamin Wardhaugh

<p>Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and 'well-willer to the mathematics', Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was a fantastic, yet invented, figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the Georgian period. Poor Robin's

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Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis

Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp

by Ad Meskens

<p>Describes the development and the ultimate demise of the practice of mathematics in sixteenth century Antwerp. Against the background of the violent history of the Religious Wars the story of the practice of mathematics in Antwerp is told ...

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Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

by Barry Mazur & William Stein

Prime numbers are beautiful, mysterious, and beguiling mathematical objects. The mathematician Bernhard Riemann made a celebrated conjecture about primes in 1859, the so-called Riemann hypothesis, which remains one of the most important unsolved

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Proof Theory

History and Philosophical Significance

by Vincent F. Hendricks, Stig Andur Pedersen & Klaus Frovin Jørgensen

<p>hiS volume in the Synthese Library Series is the result of a conference T held at the University of Roskilde, Denmark, October 31st-November 1st, 1997. The aim was to provide a forum within which philosophers, math­ ematicians, logicians and ...

ISBN: 9789401727969

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Quite Right

The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money

by Norman Biggs

<p>Mathematics did not spring spontaneously into life, with rules set in stone for all time. Its story is closely linked with the problems of measurement and money that have often driven its progress. Quite Right explains how mathematical ideas ...

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