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  • Wonders Beyond Numbers by Johnny Ball
    Wonders Beyond Numbers (English, Paperback) Johnny Ball

    In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history--the story of mathematics. ...

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  • The Calculus Story by David Acheson
    The Calculus Story (English, Hardback) David Acheson

    Calculus 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 breakthrough in the history of mathematics. David Acheson charts the historical development of calculus and takes readers through the basic ideas, step by step.

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  • The Story of Mathematics by Dana Mackenzie
    The Story of Mathematics (English, Paperback) Dana Mackenzie

    You can't present the history of art without pictures; equally equations are central to any history of mathematics....

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  • Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem by Dwight E. Neuenschwander
    Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem (English, Paperback) Dwight E. Neuenschwander

    Other refinements in the new edition include an enlarged biography of Emmy Noether's life and work, parallels drawn between the present approach and Noether's original 1918 paper, and a summary of the logic behind Noether's theorem.

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  • Reverse Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Reverse Mathematics (English, Hardback) John Stillwell

    "This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field that answers some old questions. In the two thousand years that mathematicians have been deriving theorems from axioms, it has often been asked: which axioms are needed to prove a given theorem? Only in the last two hundred years have some of these questions been...

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  • Measurement by Paul Lockhart
    Measurement (English, Paperback) Paul Lockhart

    Lockhart s "Mathematician s Lament" outlined how we introduce math to students in the wrong way. "Measurement" explains how math should be done. With plain English and pictures, he makes complex ideas about shape and motion intuitive and graspable, and offers a solution to math phobia by introducing us to math as an artful way of thinking and living.

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  • 99 Variations on a Proof by Philip Ording
    99 Variations on a Proof (English, Hardback) Philip Ording

    An exploration of mathematical style through 99 different proofs of the same theorem...

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  • Euler's Pioneering Equation by Robin Wilson
    Euler's Pioneering Equation (English, Hardback) Robin Wilson

    In just seven symbols, with profound and beautiful simplicity, Euler's Equation connects five of the most important numbers in mathematics. Robin Wilson explores each number in turn, then brings them together to consider the power of the equation as a whole.

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  • Origins of Mathematical Words by Anthony Lo Bello
    Origins of Mathematical Words (English, Paperback) Anthony Lo Bello

    These and hundreds of other terms wait to be discovered within the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.

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  • The Theory That Would Not Die by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
    The Theory That Would Not Die (English, Paperback) Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

    Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, this book offers an account of Bayes' rule for general readers, It traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace.

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  • Mathematics by Joel Levy
    Mathematics (English, Paperback) Joel Levy

    Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, it shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Islam and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution.

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  • Music and Mathematics by John Fauvel
    Music and Mathematics (English, Paperback) John Fauvel, Raymond Flood

    From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and this relationship has fascinated generations. This new in paperback edition of diverse, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, links the two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of each subject as well as the general reader.

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  • When Least Is Best by Paul J. Nahin
    When Least Is Best (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    Shows how life often works at the extremes - with values becoming as small (or as large) as possible - and how mathematicians over the centuries have struggled to calculate these problems of minima and maxima. This is the book on optimization for math enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

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  • The Crest of the Peacock by George Gheverghese Joseph
    The Crest of the Peacock (English, Paperback) George Gheverghese Joseph

    Ranging from the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics, this book points out that human beings everywhere have been capable of advanced and innovative mathematical thinking. It shows us the deep influence that the Egyptians and Babylonians had on the Greeks.

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  • The Calculus Gallery by William Dunham
    The Calculus Gallery (English, Paperback) William Dunham

    More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway to higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing to Henri Lebesgue at the dawn of the twentieth....

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  • Islamic Geometric Patterns by Jay Bonner
    Islamic Geometric Patterns (English, Hardback) Jay Bonner

    Islamic Geometric Patterns presents an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique, the primary method used in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The text details the methodology behind this dead art form, and presents historical evidence, both of which are vital to the ornamental tradition.

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  • Numbers and the Making of Us by Caleb Everett
    Numbers and the Making of Us (English, Hardback) Caleb Everett

    Number concepts are a human invention developed and refined over millennia. They allow us to grasp quantities precisely: recent research shows that most specific quantities are not perceived in the absence of a number system. Numbers are not innate or universal; yet without them, the world as we know it would not exist.

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  • Elements of Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Elements of Mathematics (English, Paperback) John Stillwell

    Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics?but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part of today's elementary mathematics were always considered as such, and great mathematical advances and discoveries had to occur in order for certain subjects to become...

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  • The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden
    The Mathematics of Secrets (English, Paperback) Joshua Holden

    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography?the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Joshua Holden shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers work. He focuses on both code making and code breaking and discusses most of the ancient...

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