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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
by Alex Bellos
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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
by Egmont Colerus
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Dispelling some of the subject's alarming aspects, this book provides, in a witty and engaging style, the fundamentals of mathematical operations. Topics include system of tens and other number systems, symbols and commands, first steps in algebra and... (read more)

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Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis
Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis
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A broad introductory treatment, this volume examines general Cartesian coordinates, the cross product, Einstein's special theory of relativity, bases in general coordinate systems, maxima and minima of functions of two variables, line integrals... (read more)

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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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Barry Mazur invites lovers of poetry to make a leap into mathematics. Through discussions of the role of the imagination and imagery in both poetry and mathematics, Mazur reviews the writings of the early mathematical explorers and reveals the early... (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)
by Donald Smith
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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
by Ian Stewart
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Hidden in the heart of the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, and modern cosmology lies one idea: symmetry. Symmetry has been a key concept for artists, architects, and musicians for centuries, but as a mathematical principle it... (read more)

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by John Allen Paulos
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Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large... (read more)

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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
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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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Symmetry is all around us. Our eyes and minds are drawn to symmetrical objects, from the pyramid to the pentagon. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world, this unique, pervasive phenomenon indicates a dynamic relationship between... (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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The book offers categorical introductions to order, topology, algebra and sheaf theory, suitable for graduate students, teachers and researchers of pure mathematics.... (read more)

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Lie Algebras of Bounded Operators
Lie Algebras of Bounded Operators
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There is a fruitful and fascinating interaction between infinite dimensional operator theory (particularly decomposable, scalar and spectral generalized operator theory due to C. Foias and I. Colojoara) and Lie algebra theory. The present book is the... (read more)

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The Analytic Art
The Analytic Art
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This historic work consists of several treatises that developed the first consistent, coherent, and systematic conception of algebraic equations. Originally published in 1591, it pioneered the notion of using symbols of one kind (vowels) for unknowns and... (read more)

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The Numerati
The Numerati
by Stephen Baker
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Every day we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: we click web pages, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Companies like Yahoo! and Google are harvesting an average of 2,500 details about each of... (read more)

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Nonlinear Functional Analysis
Nonlinear Functional Analysis
by Klaus Deimling
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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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In this sequel to Why Do Buses Come in Threes?, you will find that many intriguing everyday questions have mathematical answers. Discover the astonishing 37% rule for blind dates, the avoidance tactics of the gentleman's urinal, and some extraordinary... (read more)

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The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by Karl Sabbagh
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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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