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Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy

by John M. Steele

<p>This revealing work examines an approach from ancient astronomy to what was then a particularly important question, namely that of understanding the relationship between the position in the ecliptic and the time it takes for a fixed-length of

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Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician

by Roberts, Gordon

The enthralling biography of Robert Recorde, Tudor physician, mathematician, and learned savant. ...

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Rockefeller and the Internationalization of Mathematics Between the Two World Wars

Document and Studies for the Social History of Mathematics in the 20th Century

by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, E. Hiebert & H. Wußing

<p>Philanthropic societies funded by the Rockefeller family were prominent in the social history of the twentieth century, for their involvement in medicine and applied science. This book provides the first detailed study of their relatively ...

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Gerhard Gentzen’s Shorthand Notes on Logic and Foundations of Mathematics

by Jan von Plato

<p>Gerhard Gentzen is best known for his development of the proof systems of natural deduction and sequent calculus, central in many areas of logic and computer science today. Another noteworthy achievement is his resolution of the embarrassing ...

ISBN: 9783319421209

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Science, Seti, and Mathematics

by DeVito, Carl L.

<p> Mathematics is as much a part of our humanity as music and art. And it is our mathematics that might be understandable, even familiar, to a distant race and might provide the basis for mutual communication. This book discusses, in a ...

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Seduced By Logic

by Arianrhod Robyn

<b>From the acclaimed author of <i>Einstein's Heroes</i>, comes the gripping story of two of the most glamorous and influential women of mathematics</b> Issac Newton's <i>Principia</i> changed forever humanity's understanding of its place in ...

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Serious Fun with Flexagons

A Compendium and Guide

by L.P. Pook

<p>A flexagon is a motion structure that has the appearance of a ring of hinged polygons. It can be flexed to display different pairs of faces, usually in cyclic order. Flexagons can be appreciated as toys or puzzles, as a recreational ...

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Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisited

by Vincent Jullien

<p>The tremendous success of indivisibles methods in geometry in the seventeenth century, responds to a vast project: installation of infinity in mathematics. The pathways by the authors are very diverse, as are the characterizations of ...

ISBN: 9783319001319

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Shifting the Earth

The Mathematical Quest to Understand the Motion of the Universe

by Arthur Mazer

<p>Discover how mathematics and science have propelled history</p> <p>From Ancient Greece to the Enlightenment and then on to modern times, Shifting the Earth: The Mathematical Quest to Understand the Motion of the Universe takes readers on a ...

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Shifts in the Field of Mathematics Education

Stephen Lerman and the turn to the social

by Peter Gates & Robyn Jorgensen (Zevenbergen)

<p>Professor Stephen Lerman has been a leader in the field of mathematics education for thirty years. His work is extensive, making many significant contributions to a number of key areas of research. Stephen retired from South Bank University ...

ISBN: 9789812871794

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Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

by Katz, Victor J.

<p>Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the time. This sourcebook presents original ...

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Sources in the Development of Mathematics

Series and Products from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century

by Ranjan Roy

<p>The discovery of infinite products by Wallis and infinite series by Newton marked the beginning of the modern mathematical era. It allowed Newton to solve the problem of finding areas under curves defined by algebraic equations, an ...

ISBN: 9781139635516

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Special Secondary Schools for the Mathematically Talented

An International Panorama

by Bruce R Vogeli

<p>A review of 100 special schools for the mathematically talented students in twenty nations. Appendices contain sample syllabi, tests and documents.</p> <p><strong>Contents:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>A Brief History of Specialized ...

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Strength of Materials and Theory of Elasticity in 19th Century Italy

A Brief Account of the History of Mechanics of Solids and Structures

by Danilo Capecchi & Giuseppe Ruta

<p>This book examines the theoretical foundations underpinning the field of strength of materials/theory of elasticity, beginning from the origins of the modern theory of elasticity. While the focus is on the advances made within Italy during ...

ISBN: 9783319055244

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String, Straight-edge and Shadow

The Story of Geometry

by Julia E. Diggins

<p>From the early peoples who marvelled at the geometry of nature -- the beehive and bird's nest -- to ancient civilisations who questioned beautiful geometric forms and asked 'why?', the story of geometry spans thousands of years. Using only ...

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Symmetry and the Monster

One of the greatest quests of mathematics

by Mark Ronan

<p>Imagine a giant snowflake in 196,884 dimensions... This is the story of a mathematical quest that began two hundred years ago in revolutionary France, led to the biggest collaboration ever between mathematicians across the world, and revealed

ISBN: 9780191579387

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That's Maths: The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life

by Peter Lynch

<p><p><b>From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. </b><br><br>Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several ...

ISBN: 9780717169566

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The Art of Science

From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness

by Rossella Lupacchini & Annarita Angelini

<p>In addition to linear perspective, complex numbers and probability were notable discoveries of the Renaissance. While the power of perspective, which transformed Renaissance art, was quickly recognized, the scientific establishment treated ...

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The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society

by Elisabetta Strickland

<p>This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and ...

ISBN: 9783319491936

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The Calculus Gallery

Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue

by William Dunham

<p>More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost ...

ISBN: 9781400866793

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