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World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God

by Massimo Mazzotti Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/2018
ISBN:
9781421425153
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

She is best known for her curve, the witch of Agnesi, which appears in almost all high school and undergraduate math books. She...

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Complexities: Women in Mathematics

by Bettye Case and Anne Leggett Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780691171098
Format:
Pb+ 456 pages

Sophie Germain taught herself mathematics by candlelight, huddled in her bedclothes. Ada Byron Lovelace anticipated aspects of...

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Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians

by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer Prometheus
Pub Date:
04/2020
ISBN:
9781633885202
Format:
Hbk 440 pages

An entertaining history of mathematics as chronicled through fifty short biographies.  Mathematics today is the fruit...

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Greek Mathematical Works, Volume I: Thales to Euclid

by Ivor Thomas Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/1939
ISBN:
9780674993693
Format:
Hbk 576 pages

The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is here illustrated in two volumes of selected mathematical works. Volume I contains:...

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Greek Mathematical Works, Volume II: Aristarchus to Pappus

by Ivor Thomas Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/1941
ISBN:
9780674993990
Format:
Hbk 704 pages

The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is here illustrated in two volumes of selected mathematical works. Volume I (Loeb...

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Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs

by Richard J. Gillings The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2003
ISBN:
9780262571791
Format:
Pbk 286 pages

In writing the first book-length study of ancient Egyptian mathematics, Richard Gillings presents evidence that Egyptian achievements...

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Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

by Jacob Klein The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/1976
ISBN:
9780262610223
Format:
Pbk 360 pages

Historians of science have usually assumed that the mathematicians of the Renaissance took up where prior mathematicians had left...

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Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

by Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2012
ISBN:
9780691149042
Format:
Hbk 552 pages

Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between...

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Imagined Civilizations: China, the West, and Their First Encounter

by Roger Hart Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
08/2013
ISBN:
9781421406060
Format:
Hbk 384 pages

Accounts of the seventeenth-century Jesuit Mission to China have often celebrated it as the great encounter of two civilizations....

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Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order

by David Orrell Yale University Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780300186611
Format:
Hbk 356 pages

In this sweeping book, applied mathematician and popular author David Orrell questions the promises and pitfalls of associating...

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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact

by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2009
ISBN:
9780691140414
Format:
Pb+ 504 pages

The emigration of mathematicians from Europe during the Nazi era signaled an irrevocable and important historical shift for the...

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Unexpected Links between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics

by Jöran Friberg World Scientific
Pub Date:
06/2005
ISBN:
9789812563286
Format:
Hbk 308 pages

Mesopotamian mathematics is known from a great number of cuneiform texts, most of them Old Babylonian, some Late Babylonian or...

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Amazing Traces of a Babylonian Origin in Greek Mathematics

by Jöran Friberg World Scientific
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9789812704528
Format:
Hbk 496 pages

A sequel to Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics (World Scientific, 2005), this book is based on the author's...

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Empty And The Full, The: Li Ye And The Way Of Mathematics - Geometrical Procedures By Section Of Areas

by Charlotte-v Pollet World Scientific
Pub Date:
04/2020
ISBN:
9789811209475
Format:
Hbk 276 pages

During Song (960 to 1279) and Yuan (1279 to 1368) dynasties, China experienced a peak in high-level algebraic investigation through...

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Higher Dimensional Categories: From Double To Multiple Categories

by Marco Grandis World Scientific
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9789811205101
Format:
Hbk 536 pages

The study of higher dimensional categories has mostly been developed in the globular form of 2-categories, n-categories, omega-categories...

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