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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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><b>Praise for the <i>Second Edition</i></b></p> <p>"An amazing assemblage of worldwide contributions in mathematics and, in addition to use as a course book, a valuable resource . . . essential."<br /> <i>—CHOICE</i></p> <p>This <i>Third ...

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781483296326

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The Mathematical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell: Origins and Development

by Francisco Rodríguez-Consuegra

<p>by Ivor Grattan-Guinness Until twenty years ago the outline history of logicism was well known. Frege had had the important ideas, until he was eclipsed by Wittgenstein. Russell was important in publicising the former and tutoring the latter,

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The Mathematical Universe

by Mike Hockney

<p>The universe is a mathematical hologram. It’s made of ontological mathematics. It’s a living, thinking, self-optimising holographic organism composed of immortal, indestructible, ontological mathematical units called monads, defined by the ...

ISBN: 9781311816849

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The Mathematics of Faith

by Richard Tuhumwire

<p><em>The Mathematics of Faith</em> is a book about the convergence between the diverse fields of science and spirituality; mathematics and faith. Contrary to the view held by many that the two worlds are mutually exclusive protagonists, this ...

ISBN: 9780997241914

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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 Mystery of Numbers

by Annemarie Schimmel

<p>Why is the number seven lucky--even holy--in almost every culture? Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth? Why do cats have nine lives (except in Iran, where they have seven)? From literature to folklore to private superstitions, ...

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The Once and Future Turing

Computing the World

by S. Barry Cooper & Andrew Hodges

<p>Alan Turing (1912–1954) made seminal contributions to mathematical logic, computation, computer science, artificial intelligence, cryptography and theoretical biology. In this volume, outstanding scientific thinkers take a fresh look at the ...

ISBN: 9781316588604

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics

by Eleanor Robson & Jacqueline Stedall

<p>This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and ...

ISBN: 9780191607448

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The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemology

Reinterpreting the Birth of Modern Science

by Danilo Capecchi

<p>This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the study of nature with the emergence of mechanistic philosophy, the new mixed mathematics, and the establishment of

ISBN: 9783319583105

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The philosophy of mathematics

by Auguste Comte

ISBN: 1230000689953

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The Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic in the 1920s and 1930s in Poland

by Roman Murawski

<p>The aim of this book is to present and analyze philosophical conceptions concerning mathematics and logic as formulated by Polish logicians, mathematicians and philosophers in the 1920s and 1930s. It was a remarkable period in the history of ...

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