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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

Discover how mathematics and science have propelled history <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 journey ...

ISBN: 9781118108314

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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 ...

ISBN: 9789814667487

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781782505020

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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 ...

ISBN: 9783319021119

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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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The Complex Itinerary of Leibniz’s Planetary Theory

Physical Convictions, Metaphysical Principles and Keplerian Inspiration

by Paolo Bussotti

<p>This book presents new insights into Leibniz’s research on planetary theory and his system of pre-established harmony. Although some aspects of this theory have been explored in the literature, others are less well known. In particular, the ...

ISBN: 9783319212364

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The Correspondence of Charles Hutton

Mathematical Networks in Georgian Britain

by Benjamin Wardhaugh

<p>This book contains all the letters that are known to survive from the correspondence of Charles Hutton (1737-1823). Hutton was one of the most prominent British mathematicians of his generation; he played roles at the Royal Society, the Royal

ISBN: 9780192527233

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The Crossing of Heaven

Memoirs of a Mathematician

by Karl Gustafson & Ioannis Antoniou

<p>Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America’s own top-secret spy satellite

ISBN: 9783642225581

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The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries

A Brief History in a Cultural Context

by Brian Evans

<p>Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them. <i>The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries: ...

ISBN: 9781118853979

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The Dialectic Relation Between Physics and Mathematics in the XIXth Century

by Evelyne Barbin & Raffaele Pisano

<p>The aim of this book is to analyse historical problems related to the use of mathematics in physics as well as to the use of physics in mathematics and to investigate <em>Mathematical Physics</em> as precisely the new discipline which is ...

ISBN: 9789400753808

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The Early Period of the Calculus of Variations

by Paolo Freguglia & Mariano Giaquinta

<p>This monograph explores the early development of the calculus of variations in continental Europe during the Eighteenth Century by illustrating the mathematics of its founders. Closely following the original papers and correspondences of ...

ISBN: 9783319389455

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