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What is Mathematics?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 566

What is Mathematics?

A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

The Mathematics of Diffusion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 414

The Mathematics of Diffusion

Though it incorporates much new material, this new edition preserves the general character of the book in providing a collection of solutions of the equations of diffusion and describing how these solutions may be obtained.

What is Mathematics, Really?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 343

What is Mathematics, Really?

Most philosophers of mathematics treat it as isolated, timeless, ahistorical, inhuman. Reuben Hersh argues the contrary, that mathematics must be understood as a human activity, a social phenomenon, part of human culture, historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context. Hersh pulls the screen back to reveal mathematics as seen by professionals, debunking many mathematical myths, and demonstrating how the "humanist" idea of the nature of mathematics more closely resembles how mathematicians actually work. At the heart of his book is a fascinating historical account of the mainstream of philosophy--ranging from Pythagoras, Descartes, and Spinoza, to Bertrand Russell, David Hilbert, and Rudolph Carnap--followed by the mavericks who saw mathematics as a human artifact, including Aristotle, Locke, Hume, Mill, and Lakatos. What is Mathematics, Really? reflects an insider's view of mathematical life, and will be hotly debated by anyone with an interest in mathematics or the philosophy of science.

A History of Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 524

A History of Mathematics

Originally published in 1893, this book was significantly revised and extended by the author (second edition, 1919) to cover the history of mathematics from antiquity to the end of World War I. Since then, three more editions were published, and the current volume is a reproduction of the fifth edition (1991). The book covers the history of ancient mathematics (Babylonian, Egyptian, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Mayan, Hindu, and Arabic, with a major emphasis on ancient Greek mathematics). The chapters that follow explore European mathematics in the Middle Ages and the mathematics of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (Vieta, Decartes, Newton, Euler, and Lagrange). The last and...

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.

Understanding Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Understanding Mathematics

The book explains the 'hows' and 'ways' and also whets the appetite of a good student for more of good mathematics.

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 926

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.

Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Authors analyze mathematics education from a range of perspectives. They address such practical problems as: maximizing the impact of teacher education programmes; increasing learning opportunities for students working in groups; and the impact of male domination in mixed classrooms.

The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 685

The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam

In recent decades it has become obvious that mathematics has always been a worldwide activity. But this is the first book to provide a substantial collection of English translations of key mathematical texts from the five most important ancient and medieval non-Western mathematical cultures, and to put them into full historical and mathematical context. The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam gives English readers a firsthand understanding and appreciation of these cultures' important contributions to world mathematics. The five section authors--Annette Imhausen (Egypt), Eleanor Robson (Mesopotamia), Joseph Dauben (China), Kim Plofker (India), and J. Lennart Berggren (...

Women in Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 185

Women in Mathematics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1975
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Examines the lives and scholarly endeavors of women who have profoundly affected mathematical thought since antiquity