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The Calculus Story

A Mathematical Adventure

by David Acheson

<p>Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge ...

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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 ...

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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

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The Mathmos

by Mike Hockney

<p>The universe is nothing like how it appears to us. So, what&apos;s it really like? What is it in itself? Neither our senses nor any experiments can reveal the ultimate truth of existence. Fortunately, one thing can: reason. We inhabit the ...

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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. <em>The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries:

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Elements of Cantor Sets

With Applications

by Robert W. Vallin

<p><strong>A systematic and integrated approach to Cantor Sets and their applications to various branches of mathematics</strong></p> <p><em>The Elements of Cantor Sets: With Applications</em> features a thorough introduction to Cantor Sets and

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The Emperor's New Mathematics

Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

by Catherine Jami

<p>In 1644 the Qing dynasty seized power in China. Its Manchu elite were at first seen by most of their subjects as foreigners from beyond the Great Wall, and the consolidation of Qing rule presented significant cultural and political problems, ...

ISBN: 9780191627927

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The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysis

Models of the Real World

by Elena Prestini

<p>A sweeping exploration of the development and far-reaching applications of harmonic analysis such as signal processing, digital music, Fourier optics, radio astronomy, crystallography, medical imaging, spectroscopy, and more. Featuring a ...

ISBN: 9781489979896

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The Forgotten Revolution

How Science Was Born in 300 BC and Why it Had to Be Reborn

by Lucio Russo & Silvio (translator) Levy

<p>The period from the late fourth to the late second century B. C. witnessed, in Greek-speaking countries, an explosion of objective knowledge about the external world. WhileGreek culture had reached great heights in art, literature and ...

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The God Equation

by Mike Hockney

<p>Euler’s Formula is traditionally regarded as the most beautiful equation in all of mathematics. Yet it’s so much more than that. It’s the equation that governs the whole universe and even defines the human soul!</p><p>It’s the centrepiece of ...

ISBN: 9781310110054

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The Great Mathematicians

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

by Raymond Flood & Robin Wilson

This is the Popular Reference edition of the fully-illustrated eBook, ISBN: 9781848584167. In this book, you'll learn why Florence Nightingale introduced pie charts, how Lewis Carroll regarded Pythagoras, and why some infinities are larger than ...

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The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

by James Evans

<p>The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on science to bring readers into direct contact with the work of ancient astronomers. While tracing ideas from ancient Babylon to sixteenth-century Europe, the ...

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The History of Mathematics

A Brief Course

by Roger L. Cooke

<p><strong>Praise for the <em>Second Edition</em></strong></p> <p>&quot;An amazing assemblage of worldwide contributions in mathematics and, in addition to use as a course book, a valuable resource . . . essential.&quot;<br ...

ISBN: 9781118460290

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The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

by Jacqueline Stedall

<p>Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures.

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The Infinity Delusion

by James R Meyer

<p>If Richard Dawkins had decided to write a book about irrational beliefs in mathematics this is the book that he would have written. This is a book that is both controversial and illuminating and which forces us to take a fresh look at what we

ISBN: 9781906706036

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The Julius Petersen Graph Theory Centennial

by Andersen, L. D.

Julius Petersen's paper, <Q>Die Theorie der regul&auml;ren graphs</Q> in <i>Acta Mathematica</i>, volume 15 (1891), stands at the beginning of graph theory as we know it today.<p>The Danish group of graph theorists decided in 1985 to mark the ...

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The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul

by Rudy Rucker

<p>A playful and profound survey of the concept of computation across the entire spectrum of human thought—written by a mathematician novelist who spent twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer scientist. The logic is correct, and the ...

ISBN: 9781940948263

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