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Mathematics Lovers Companion: Masterpieces for Everyone

by Edward Scheinerman Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780300223002
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than...

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

by Keith Devlin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780691174860
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known...

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Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

by Paul J Nahin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2011
ISBN:
9780691150376
Format:
Pb+ 416 pages

In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues...

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Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

by John Stillwell Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9780691177175
Format:
Hbk 200 pages

This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field...

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Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry

by Glen Van Brummelen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2009
ISBN:
9780691129730
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is the first major history in English on the origins and early development of trigonometry....

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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

by Eli Maor Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9780691176901
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century Music is...

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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

by Glen Van Brummelen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780691175997
Format:
Pb+ 208 pages

Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval...

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Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

by Niccolo Guicciardini The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9780262516488
Format:
Pb+ 448 pages

Historians of mathematics have devoted considerable attention to Isaac Newton’s work on algebra, series, fluxions, quadratures,...

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Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics 3ed

by George Gheverghese Joseph Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780691135267
Format:
Pbk 592 pages

From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics, The Crest of the...

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Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science

by Hermann Weyl and Frank Wilczek Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2009
ISBN:
9780691141206
Format:
Pbk 336 pages

When mathematician Hermann Weyl decided to write a book on philosophy, he faced what he referred to as 'conflicts of conscience'...

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Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers

by Brian W Kernighan Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780691182773
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

An essential guide to recognizing bogus numbers and misleading data Numbers are impressive, intimidating, confusing,...

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Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots

by Anthony Lo Bello Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9781421410982
Format:
Pbk 368 pages

Do you ever wonder about the origins of mathematical terms such as ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? Here Anthony Lo Bello...

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How to Read Historical Mathematics

by Benjamin Wardhaugh Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2010
ISBN:
9780691140148
Format:
Hbk 136 pages

Writings by early mathematicians feature language and notations that are quite different from what we're familiar with today....

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Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways, and Byways in the History of Mathematics

by Ivor Grattan-Guinness Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780801892486
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

This seminal collection gathers together many general writings of one of the world's leading historians of mathematics. Organized...

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Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

by Victor J Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2014
ISBN:
9780691149059
Format:
Hbk 504 pages

What is algebra? For some, it is an abstract language of x's and y's. For mathematics majors and professional mathematicians,...

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