History of Mathematics: States of the Art
ISBN: 9780122040559 / Angielski / Twarda / 394 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. The contributors and their methods are diverse. Their papers deal with subjects such as anamorphic art, the geometry of Durer, musical works of Mozart and Beethoven, the history of negative numbers, the development of mathematical notation, and efforts to bring mathematics to bear on problems in commerce and engineering. All papers have English summaries.
This book provides historians of mathematics or mathematicians with an interest in history with an overview of the methods, concerns, and results of research in the history of mathematics as it stands today. The contributors and their methods are diverse. Their papers deal with subjects such as anamorphic art, the geometry of Durer, musical works of Mozart...


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553,72 zł 
The History of Modern Mathematics: Images, Ideas, and Communities
ISBN: 9780125996631 / Angielski / Twarda / 301 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. This volume contains nine essays dealing with historical issues of mathematics. The topics covered span three different approaches to the history of mathematics that may be considered both representative and vital tothe field. The first section, Images of Mathematics, addresses the historiographical and philosophical issues involved in determining the meaning of mathematical history. The second section, Differential Geometry and Analysis, traces the convoluted development of the ideas of differential geometry and analysis. The third section, Research Communities and International...
This volume contains nine essays dealing with historical issues of mathematics. The topics covered span three different approaches to the history of m...


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949,60 zł 
Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
ISBN: 9780140147391 / Angielski / Miękka / 320 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve.
Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator  from Archimedes, the absentminded theoretician whose absorption in his work often precluded eating or bathing, to Gerolamo Cardano, the sixteenthcentury mathematician whose accomplishments flourished despite a bizarre array of misadventures, to the paranoid... Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now...


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82,59 zł 
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
ISBN: 9780140296471 / Angielski / Miękka / 272 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening. "Zero is really something"Washington Post
A New York Times Notable Book. The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows... Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening. "Zero is really something"Washington Post
A New York Times Notable Book. The B... 

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78,25 zł 
An Introduction to Mathematics
ISBN: 9780195002119 / Angielski / Miękka / 208 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. This distinguished little book is a brisk introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them.
This distinguished little book is a brisk introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of ...


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57,46 zł 
Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century
ISBN: 9780195084634 / Angielski / Twarda / 288 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts, new techniques were introduced, and within 100 years, the rules of analytic geometry, geometry of indivisibles, arithmetic of infinites, and calculus were developed. Although many technical studies have been devoted to these innovations, Mancosu provides the first comprehensive account of the relationship between mathematical advances of the seventeenth century and the philosophy of mathematics of the period. Starting with the Renaissance...
The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts...


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908,40 zł 
What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
ISBN: 9780195105193 / Angielski / Miękka / 592 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has degenerated into the realm of rote memorization, the outcome of which leads to satisfactory formal ability but does not lead to real understanding or to greater intellectual independence. This new edition of Richard Courant's and Herbert Robbins's classic work seeks to address this problem. Its...
For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cult...


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96,46 zł 
The Provenance of Pure Reason: Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Its History
ISBN: 9780195141924 / Angielski / Twarda / 342 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. William Tait is one of the most distinguished philosophers of mathematics of the last fifty years. This volume collects his most important published philosophical papers from the 1980's to the present. The articles cover a wide range of issues in the foundations and philosophy of mathematics, including some on historical figures ranging from Plato to Godel.
Tait's main contributions were initially in proof theory and constructive mathematics, later moving on to more philosophical subjects including finitism and skepticism about mathematics. This collection, presented as a whole, reveals... William Tait is one of the most distinguished philosophers of mathematics of the last fifty years. This volume collects his most important published p...


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518,30 zł 
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
ISBN: 9780195142372 / Angielski / Miękka / 240 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics our understanding of the universe would be vastly impoverished. But where did this nothing, this hollow circle, come from? Who created it? And what, exactly, does it mean?
Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero begins as... A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year...


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69,51 zł 
A Smoother Pebble: Mathematical Explorations
ISBN: 9780195144369 / Angielski / Twarda / 280 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematicsarithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, ..".a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary..." This book assembles a collection of mathematical pebbles that are important as well as beautiful.
This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematicsarithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seas...


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230,56 zł 
The Collected Papers of William Burnside: 2Volume Set
ISBN: 9780198505853 / Angielski / Twarda / 1624 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. William Burnside was one of the three most important algebraists who were involved in the transformation of group theory from its nineteenthcentury origins to a deep twentiethcentury subject. Building on work of earlier mathematicians, they were able to develop sophisticated tools for solving difficult problems. All of Burnside's papers are reproduced here, organized chronologically and with a detailed bibliography. Walter Feit has contributed a foreword, and a collection of introductory essays are included to provide a commentary on Burnside's work and set it in perspective along with a...
William Burnside was one of the three most important algebraists who were involved in the transformation of group theory from its nineteenthcentury o...


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1298,49 zł 
Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History
ISBN: 9780198525318 / Angielski / Twarda / 440 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. In this unique monograph based on years of extensive work, Chatterjee presents the historical evolution of statistical thought from the perspective of various approaches to statistical induction. Developments in statistical concepts and theories are discussed alongside philosophical ideas on the ways we learn from experience.
In this unique monograph based on years of extensive work, Chatterjee presents the historical evolution of statistical thought from the perspective of...


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908,40 zł 
Michael Atiyah: Collected Works: Volume 6: 19872002 Volume 6
ISBN: 9780198530992 / Angielski / Twarda / 1056 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Professor Atiyah is one of the greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world. He is a recipient of the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and is still at the peak of his career. His huge number of published papers, focusing on the areas of algebraic geometry and topology, have here been collected into six volumes, divided thematically for easy reference by individuals interested in a particular subject.
This sixth volume in Michael Atiyah's collected works contains a selection of his publications since 1987, including his work... Professor Atiyah is one of the greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world. He is a recipient of the Fields Med...


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1249,73 zł 
The Mathematical Works of Bernard Bolzano
ISBN: 9780198539308 / Angielski / Twarda / 728 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Bernard Bolzano (17811848, Prague) was an outstanding thinker and reformer, far ahead of his times in many areas, including philosophy, ethics, politics, logic, theology and physics, and mathematics. Aimed at historians of mathematics, philosophy, ethics and logic, this volume contains the first English translations of some of his most significant mathematical writings, which contain the details of many celebrated insights and anticipations: clear topological definitions of various geometric extensions, an effective statement and use of the Cauchy convergence before it appears in Cauchy's...
Bernard Bolzano (17811848, Prague) was an outstanding thinker and reformer, far ahead of his times in many areas, including philosophy, ethics, polit...


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1213,16 zł 
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art: Companion and Commentary
ISBN: 9780198539360 / Angielski / Twarda / 616 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art has been the most important mathematical source in China for the past 2000 years, comparable in significance to Euclid's Elements in the West. The Nine Chapters quickly acquired a distinguished reputation, and was the standard mathematics textbook in China and the surrounding regions until Western science was introduced in about 1600. This volume contains the first complete English translation of the Nine Chapters, together with the illuminating commentary of Liu Hui written in the 3rd century AD and other early century commentaries and further...
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art has been the most important mathematical source in China for the past 2000 years, comparable in significance...


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2229,84 zł 
The Mathematics of Great Amateurs
ISBN: 9780198539391 / Angielski / Miękka / 240 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. This unique history surveys the mathematical contributions of numerous individuals noted mainly for their groundbreaking activities in other fields. It evaluates the discoveries of such luminaries as Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Omar Khayyam, Jan de Witt, Denis Diderot, William George Horner, Antoine Arnauld, and many others, providing fascinating information on their lives and circumstances. The book also includes a valuable introductory essay by Professor Jeremy Gray, who comments on changes that have taken place in the study of history and mathematics since the initial publication of this...
This unique history surveys the mathematical contributions of numerous individuals noted mainly for their groundbreaking activities in other fields. I...


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454,91 zł 
The Infinite in the Infinite
ISBN: 9780198539506 / Angielski / Twarda / 544 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. A conversation between Euclid and the ghost of Socrates. . . the paths of the moon and the sun charted by the stonebuilders of ancient Europe. . .the Greek ideal of the golden mean by which they measured beauty. . . Combining historical fact with a retelling of ancient myths and legends, this lively and engaging book describes the historical, religious and geographical background that gave rise to mathematics in ancient Egypt, Babylon, China, Greece, India, and the Arab world. Each chapter contains a case study where mathematics is applied to the problems of the era, including the area of...
A conversation between Euclid and the ghost of Socrates. . . the paths of the moon and the sun charted by the stonebuilders of ancient Europe. . .the...


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454,91 zł 
John Pell (16111685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician
ISBN: 9780198564843 / Angielski / Twarda / 658 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Writing in 1939, the historian of mathematics Herbert Turnbull described John Pell as 'a mysterious figure' and commented: 'he may well prove to be an unsuspected genius, for his manuscripts appear to survive, unexamined, in the British Museum.' Turnbull's expectations were pitched a little too high: although Pell was a man of unusual intellectual abilities, and one of the leading mathematicians of his day, his work does not merit any use of the term 'genius'. The term 'mysterious', on the other hand, was well deserved; and no less mysterious is the fact that the great majority of Pell's...
Writing in 1939, the historian of mathematics Herbert Turnbull described John Pell as 'a mysterious figure' and commented: 'he may well prove to be an...


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591,44 zł 
The Architecture of Modern Mathematics: Essays in History and Philosophy
ISBN: 9780198567936 / Angielski / Twarda / 456 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. This edited volume, aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and history of science, highlights leading developments in the overlapping areas of philosophy and the history of modern mathematics. It is a coherent, wide ranging account of how a number of topics in the philosophy of mathematics must be reconsidered in the light of the latest historical research and how a number of historical accounts can be deepened by embracing philosophical questions.
This edited volume, aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and history of science, highlights leading developments in the o...


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493,92 zł 
The Limits of Abstraction
ISBN: 9780199246182 / Angielski / Twarda / 213 str. Termin realizacji zamówienia: ok. 58 dni roboczych. Kit Fine develops a Fregean theory of abstraction, and suggests that it may yield a new philosophical foundation for mathematics, one that can account for both our reference to various mathematical objects and our knowledge of various mathematical truths. The Limits of Abstraction breaks new ground both technically and philosophically.
Kit Fine develops a Fregean theory of abstraction, and suggests that it may yield a new philosophical foundation for mathematics, one that can account...


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