Books in category Mathematics – History & Philosophy

  • Lenses and Waves

    Lenses and Waves
    Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

    This book discusses the development of Huygens' wave theory, reconstructing the winding road that eventually led to Traité de la Lumière. For the first time, the full range of manuscript sources is taken into account.

  • Automata Implementation

    Automata Implementation
    Jean-Marc Champarnaud, Denis Maurel, Djelloul Ziadi

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Implementing Automata, WIA'98, held in Rouen, France, in September 1998.

  • Invisible in the Storm

    Invisible in the Storm
    Ian Roulstone, John Norbury

    Accessible and timely, Invisible in the Storm explains the crucial role of mathematics in understanding the ever-changing weather. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

  • Le Geometrie della Visione

    Le Geometrie della Visione
    Laura Catastini, Franco Ghione

    Per la prima volta sono riuniti e didatticamente rielaborati a fondo in un manuale e in un CD i testi di base della geometria della visione.

  • The Square Root of 2

    The Square Root of 2
    David Flannery

    An elegantly dramatized and illustrated dialog on the square root of two and the whole concept of irrational numbers.

  • Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times Volume 3

    Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times, Volume 3
    Morris Kline

    The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Godel on recent mathematical study.

  • Mathematics of the 19th Century

    Mathematics of the 19th Century
    Andreĭ Nikolaevich Kolmogorov, Adolʹf Pavlovich I͡Ushkevich

    New Edition – New in Paperback – This is the second revised edition of the first volume of the outstanding collection of historical studies of mathematics in the nineteenth century compiled in three volumes by A. N. Kolmogorov and A. P. …

  • An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics
    J. Franklin

    The book develops a complete philosophy of mathematics that contrasts with the usual Platonist and nominalist options.

  • History in Mathematics Education

    History in Mathematics Education
    John Fauvel, J.A. van Maanen

    This ground-breaking book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, …

  • El ments d histoire des math matiques

    Eléments d’histoire des mathématiques
    N. Bourbaki

    Ce volume rassemble les notes historiques parues dans les différents livres des éléments de mathématique de l'auteur.

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