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Companion Encyclopedia Of The History And Philosophy Of The Mathematical Sciences

Author : Ivor Grattan-Guiness
ISBN : 9781134888320
Genre : History
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Companion Encyclopedia Of The History And Philosophy Of The Mathematical Sciences

Author : I. Grattan-Guinness
ISBN : 0801873967
Genre : Mathematics
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Mathematics is one of the most basic -- and most ancient -- types of knowledge. Yet the details of its historical development remain obscure to all but a few specialists. The two-volume Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences recovers this mathematical heritage, bringing together many of the world's leading historians of mathematics to examine the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times to the twentieth century. In 176 concise articles divided into twelve parts, contributors describe and analyze the variety of problems, theories, proofs, and techniques in all areas of pure and applied mathematics, including probability and statistics. This indispensable reference work demonstrates the continuing importance of mathematics and its use in physics, astronomy, engineering, computer science, philosophy, and the social sciences. Also addressed is the history of higher education in mathematics. Carefully illustrated, with annotated bibliographies of sources for each article, The Companion Encyclopedia is a valuable research tool for students and teachers in all branches of mathematics. Contents of Volume 1: •Ancient and Non-Western Traditions •The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance •Calculus and Mathematical Analysis •Functions, Series, and Methods in Analysis •Logic, Set Theories, and the Foundations of Mathematics •Algebras and Number Theory Contents of Volume 2: •Geometries and Topology •Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering •Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Electrical Engineering •Probability, Statistics, and the Social Sciences •Higher Education and Institutions •Mathematics and Culture •Select Bibliography, Chronology, Biographical Notes, and Index

How Modern Science Came Into The World

Author : H. F. Cohen
ISBN : 9789089642394
Genre : History
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Once upon a time 'The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century' was an innovative concept that inspired a stimulating narrative of how modern science came into the world. Half a century later, what we now know as 'the master narrative' serves rather as a strait-jacket - so often events and contexts just fail to fit in. No attempt has been made so far to replace the master narrative. H. Floris Cohen now comes up with precisely such a replacement. Key to his path-breaking analysis-cum-narrative is a vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. This vision enables him to explain how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world. It also enables him to explain how half-way into the 17th century a vast crisis of legitimacy could arise and, in the end, be overcome.

The Mathematics Of Plato S Academy

Author : D. H. Fowler
ISBN : 0198502583
Genre : Mathematics
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In this new expanded edition, Fowler provides a detailed examination of the ancient texts related to the subject and gives a thought-provoking new interpretation. Among the features of this edition are an appendix, a new epilogue, and an updated bibliography.

Buyer S Guide

Author : William White
ISBN : UVA:X002274166
Genre : Library science
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Frontiers Of Complexity

Author : Peter V. Coveney
ISBN : 0449910814
Genre : Science
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A groundbreaking book explores the dynamic, emerging concept of complexity and its relationship to mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry, and provides an arresting account of how far science has come and what to expect in the rapidly approaching future. Reprint.

History And Philosophy Of Science For African Undergraduates

Author : Helen Lauer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114695898
Genre : Science
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Genre : Academic libraries
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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A History Of Chinese Mathematics

Author : Jean-Claude Martzloff
ISBN : 3540547495
Genre : History
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For the English language edition, this completely unique book of J.C. Martzloff has been fully revised and updated. It includes many new recent insights and illustrations, a new appendix on Chinese primary sources and a guide to the bibliography.

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