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A Beautiful Question

Finding Nature's Deep Design

by Frank Wilczek

<p>In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human ...

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A Brief History of Numbers

by Leo Corry

<p>The world around us is saturated with numbers. They are a fundamental pillar of our modern society, and accepted and used with hardly a second thought. But how did this state of affairs come to be? In this book, Leo Corry tells the story ...

ISBN: 9780191007071

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A Chronicle of Permutation Statistical Methods

1920–2000, and Beyond

by Kenneth J. Berry, Janis E. Johnston & Paul W. Mielke Jr.

<p>The focus of this book is on the birth and historical development of permutation statistical methods from the early 1920s to the near present. Beginning with the seminal contributions of R.A. Fisher, E.J.G. Pitman, and others in the 1920s and

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A History of Abstract Algebra

From Algebraic Equations to Modern Algebra

by Jeremy Gray

<p>This textbook provides an accessible account of the history of abstract algebra, tracing a range of topics in modern algebra and number theory back to their modest presence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and exploring the impact

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A History of Folding in Mathematics

Mathematizing the Margins

by Michael Friedman

<p>While it is well known that the Delian problems are impossible to solve with a straightedge and compass – for example, it is impossible to construct a segment whose length is cube root of 2 with these instruments – the discovery of the ...

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A History of Mathematics

by Carl B. Boyer & Uta C. Merzbach

<p><strong>The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics</strong></p> <p>For more than forty years, <em>A History of Mathematics</em> has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn ...

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A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750

by Anders Hald

Statistics have helped shape every area of science.  Without the means to analyze critical data, none of the great disoveries of the past would be possible.  This paperback reprint of a Wiley bestseller shows the development of these data ...

ISBN: 9780471725176

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A Mathematician's Journeys

Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science

by John M. Steele, Alexander Jones & Christine Proust

<p>This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the ...

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A Richer Picture of Mathematics

The Göttingen Tradition and Beyond

by David E. Rowe

<p>Historian David E. Rowe captures the rich tapestry of mathematical creativity in this collection of essays from the “Years Ago” column of The Mathematical Intelligencer. With topics ranging from ancient Greek mathematics to modern ...

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A Royal Road to Algebraic Geometry

by Audun Holme

<p>This book is about modern algebraic geometry. The title <em>A Royal Road to Algebraic Geometry</em> is inspired by the famous anecdote about the king asking Euclid if there really existed no simpler way for learning geometry, than to read all

ISBN: 9783642192258

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Abstraction and Representation

Essays on the Cultural Evolution of Thinking

by Peter Damerow

<p>This book deals with the development of thinking under different cultural conditions, focusing on the evolution of mathematical thinking in the history of science and education. Starting from Piaget's genetic epistemology, it provides a ...

ISBN: 9789401586245

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Ahmes’ Legacy

Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind

by Marcel Danesi

<p>This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to ...

ISBN: 9783319932545

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Algebra in Context

Introductory Algebra from Origins to Applications

by Amy Shell-Gellasch & John Thoo

<p>This book’s unique approach to the teaching of mathematics lies in its use of history to provide a framework for understanding algebra and related fields. With <em>Algebra in Context</em>, students will soon discover why mathematics is such a

ISBN: 9781421417295

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An Accidental Statistician

The Life and Memories of George E. P. Box

by George E. P. Box

<p><strong>Celebrating the life of an admired pioneer in statistics</strong></p> <p>In this captivating and inspiring memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. Box offers a firsthand account of his life and statistical work. Writing in ...

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An Introduction to Mathematics

by Alfred North Whitehead

<p>&quot;The object of the following chapters is not to teach mathematics, but to enable students from the very beginning of their course to know what the science is about, and why it is necessarily the foundation of exact thought as applied to ...

ISBN: 9780486821382

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An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics

by Michael K. J. Goodman

<p><strong>An easy-to-read presentation of the early history of mathematics</strong></p> <p>Engaging and accessible, <em>An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics</em> provides a captivating introduction to the history of ancient ...

ISBN: 9781119105053

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Analytical Mechanics

by J.L. Lagrange

ISBN: 9789401589031

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And Yet It Is Heard

Musical, Multilingual and Multicultural History of the Mathematical Sciences - Volume 2

by Tito M. Tonietti

<p>We bring into full light some excerpts on musical subjects which were until now scattered throughout the most famous scientific texts. The main scientific and musical cultures outside of Europe are also taken into consideration. The first and

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Applied Nonparametric Econometrics

by Daniel J. Henderson & Christopher F. Parmeter

<p>The majority of empirical research in economics ignores the potential benefits of nonparametric methods, while the majority of advances in nonparametric theory ignore the problems faced in applied econometrics. This book helps bridge this gap

ISBN: 9781316053560

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Appraising Lakatos

Mathematics, Methodology, and the Man

by György Kampis, L. Kvasz & Michael Stöltzner

<p>Imre Lakatos (1922-1974) was one of the protagonists in shaping the &quot;new philosophy of science&quot;. More than 25 years after his untimely death, it is time for a critical re-evaluation of his ideas. His main theme of locating ...

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