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Here's Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance - An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World of Numbers
Here's Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance - An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World of Numbers
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Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human... (read more)

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Real-Variable Methods in Harmonic Analysis (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Real-Variable Methods in Harmonic Analysis (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Alberto Torchinsky
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"A very good choice." — MathSciNet, American Mathematical Society An exploration of the unity of several areas in harmonic analysis, this self-contained text emphasizes real-variable methods. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate and... (read more)

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Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions
Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions
by Aaron Santos
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How fat would you need to be to completely block a hockey goal? How much weight could you lift if you were ant-sized? How hard would you have to hit a baseball to hit the Goodyear blimp? In this amusing and enlightening book of offbeat sports... (read more)

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Mathematics for Everyman: From Simple Numbers to the Calculus
Mathematics for Everyman: From Simple Numbers to the Calculus
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Many people suffer from an inferiority complex where mathematics is concerned, regarding figures and equations with a fear based on bewilderment and inexperience. This book dispels some of the subjectand#8217;s alarming aspects, starting at the very... (read more)

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Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis
Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis
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Imagining Numbers: Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen
Imagining Numbers: Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen
by Barry Mazur
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"A poetic and profound meditation on the mathematical imagination." --The Christian Science Monitor "[A] quizzing, quizzical little book...The window which Mazur cuts into the world of imaginary numbers is just as exciting, and almost as provocative, as... (read more)

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Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers
Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers
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An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as... (read more)

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Splines and Variational Methods
Splines and Variational Methods
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One of the clearest available introductions to variational methods, this text requires only a minimal background in linear algebra and analysis. It explains the application of theoretic notions to the kinds of physical problems that engineers regularly... (read more)

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Variational Methods in Optimization (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Variational Methods in Optimization (Dover Books on Mathematics)
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Fostering an increased appreciation of the fundamental theorem of calculus, this highly readable text elucidates applications of the chain rule of differentiation, integration by parts, parametric curves, line integrals, double integrals, and elementary... (read more)

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Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry
Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry
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At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth, world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable area of... (read more)

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
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"Our society would be unimaginably different if the average person truly understood the ideas in this marvelous and important book." - Douglas Hofstadter "[An] elegant ... Survival Manual ... Brief, witty and full of practical applications." - Stefan... (read more)

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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
by Ian Stewart
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From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, an acclaimed mathematician and popular science writer brings us his witty, engaging, and definitive history of mathematics In his famous straightforward style, Ian... (read more)

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Symmetry: A Journey Into the Patterns of Nature
Symmetry: A Journey Into the Patterns of Nature
by Marcus Du Sautoy
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Marcus du Sautoy is a professor of mathematics and the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a frequent contributor on mathematics to The Times, The Guardian, and the BBC, and he lives in London.... (read more)

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Categorical Foundations: Special Topics in Order, Topology, Algebra, and Sheaf Theory (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications)
Categorical Foundations: Special Topics in Order, Topology, Algebra, and Sheaf Theory (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications)
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Written following a series of workshops, the chapters of this volume present various areas of mathematics using category theory and related approaches. The chapters present clear overviews of basic theory, with ordered sets, locals, general topology... (read more)

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Lie Algebras of Bounded Operators
Lie Algebras of Bounded Operators
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The Analytic Art
The Analytic Art
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Originally published in 1591, this work pioneered the notion of using symbols of one kind (vowels) for unknowns and of another kind (consonants) for known quantities.... (read more)

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The Numerati
The Numerati
by Stephen Baker
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“The place to go if youre really interested in this version of the quest for creating Artificial Intelligence (AI).”—Seattle Times For centuries, people have dreamed of creating a machine that thinks like a human. Scientists have... (read more)

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Nonlinear Functional Analysis
Nonlinear Functional Analysis
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Hailed as "eminently suitable as a text for a graduate course" by the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, this volume offers a survey of the main ideas, concepts, and methods that constitute nonlinear functional analysis. It offers extensive... (read more)

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How Long Is a Piece of String?: More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
How Long Is a Piece of String?: More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
by Rob Eastaway
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"It is rare for a book about mathematics to be as engaging as this."  —New... (read more)

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The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
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Since 1859, when the shy German mathematician Bernhard Riemann wrote an eight-page article giving a possible answer to a problem that had tormented mathematical minds for centuries, the world's greatest mathematicians have been fascinated, infuriated... (read more)

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