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The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
by Nancy Marie Brown
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The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages—in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called “The... (read more)

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Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
by Ian Stewart
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Opening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual... (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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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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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. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world, this unique, pervasive phenomenon indicates a dynamic relationship between objects. Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a... (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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The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul
by Douglas Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett
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With contributions from Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Dawkins, John Searle, and Robert Nozick, The Mind's I explores the meaning of self and consciousness through the perspectives of literature, artificial intelligence, psychology, and other disciplines. In... (read more)

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Let's Review Algebra 2/Trigonometry (Barron's Review Course)
Let's Review Algebra 2/Trigonometry (Barron's Review Course)
by Bruce C Waldner
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This review book offers high school students in New York State advance preparation for the Regents Exam in Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Fourteen chapters review all exam topics and include practice exercises in each chapter. The book concludes with a sample... (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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Frege's Theorem
Frege's Theorem
by Richard G Heck
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Frege's Theorem collects eleven essays by Richard G Heck, Jr, one of the world's leading authorities on Frege's philosophy. The Theorem is the central contribution of Gottlob Frege's formal work on arithmetic. It tells us that the axioms of arithmetic... (read more)

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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit Mandelbrot
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A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world. Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved... (read more)

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Convex Surfaces
Convex Surfaces
by Herbert Busemann
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In this self-contained geometry text, the author describes the main results of convex surface theory, providing all definitions and precise theorems. The first half focuses on extrinsic geometry and applications of the Brunn-Minkowski theory. The second... (read more)

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Schaum's Outline of Review of Elementary Mathematics (Schaum's Outlines)
Schaum's Outline of Review of Elementary Mathematics (Schaum's Outlines)
by Barnett Rich
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Following the successful model of the prior edition, which sold over 119,000 copies, this book assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics and makes accessible all of elementary math, including the basics of algebra and geometry. It features up-to-date... (read more)

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About Vectors
About Vectors
by Banesh Hoffmann
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From his unusual beginning in "Defining a vector" to his final comments on "What then is a vector?" author Banesh Hoffmann has written a book that is provocative and unconventional. In his emphasis on the unresolved issue of defining a... (read more)

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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life
Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life
by Robin Wilson
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Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes this "insightful . . . scholarly . . . serious" (John Butcher, American Scientist) biography that will appeal to Alice fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles... (read more)

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Schaum's Outline of College Algebra (Schaum's Outlines)
Schaum's Outline of College Algebra (Schaum's Outlines)
by Murray Spiegel
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Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and... (read more)

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The Theory of Functions of Real Variables
The Theory of Functions of Real Variables
by Lawrence Graves
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"In scope and choice of subject matter," declared the Bulletin of the American Mathematics Society, "this text is nicely calculated to suit the needs of introductory classes in real variable theory." A balanced treatment, it covers all of the... (read more)

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Topological Algebras and Their Applications
Topological Algebras and Their Applications
by Hugo (edt) Arizmendi
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Papers from a July 2002 conference report on recent work in topological algebras, locally convex and Banach spaces, spectral theory, and operator theory. Some specific topics include Gelfand representation of topological algebras, matrix... (read more)

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Triangular Arrays with Applications
Triangular Arrays with Applications
by Thomas Koshy
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Triangular arrays are a unifying thread throughout various areas of discrete mathematics such as number theory and combinatorics. They can be used to sharpen a variety of mathematical skills and tools, such as pattern recognition, conjecturing, proof... (read more)

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Singular Integral Equations: Boundary Problems of Function Theory and Their Application to Mathematical Physics
Singular Integral Equations: Boundary Problems of Function Theory and Their Application to Mathematical Physics
by N I Muskhelishvili
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Singular integral equations play important roles in physics and theoretical mechanics, particularly in the areas of elasticity, aerodynamics, and unsteady aerofoil theory. They are highly effective in solving boundary problems occurring in the theory of... (read more)

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Vector Analysis
Vector Analysis
by Homer E Newell
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When employed with skill and understanding, vector analysis can be a practical and powerful tool. This text develops the algebra and calculus of vectors in a manner useful to physicists and engineers. Numerous exercises (with answers) not only provide... (read more)

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