Products in General and Popular Mathematics
|Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics |
by Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh
These provocative essays take a modern look at the 17th-century thinker's dream, examining the influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances. 1987 edition.
|The Development of Mathematics |
by E. T. Bell
One of the 20th century's foremost scholars surveys the role of mathematics in civilization, describing the main principles, methods, and theories of mathematics from 4000 B.C. to 1945. 1945 edition.
|Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation |
by A. Gardiner
With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, readers are challenged to explain perplexing mathematical phenomena. Simple methods are employed to capture the essentials of mathematical discovery. Solutions.
|The Divine Proportion |
by H. E. Huntley
Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal's triangle, the Fibonnacci series, and much more. Excellent bridge between science and art. Features 58 figures.
|Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Geometry |
by Felix Klein
This comprehensive treatment features analytic formulas, enabling precise formulation of geometric facts, and it covers geometric manifolds and transformations, concluding with a systematic discussion of fundamentals. 1939 edition. Includes 141 figures.
|Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles |
by Martin Gardner
A mixture of old and new riddles covering a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. 65 black-and-white illustrations.
|Excursions in Geometry |
by C. Stanley Ogilvy
A straightedge, compass, and a little thought are all that's needed to discover the intellectual excitement of geometry. Harmonic division and Apollonian circles, inversive geometry, hexlet, Golden Section, more. 132 illustrations.
|Excursions in Number Theory |
by C. Stanley Ogilvy, John T. Anderson
Challenging, accessible mathematical adventures involving prime numbers, number patterns, irrationals and iterations, calculating prodigies, and more. "Splendidly written, well selected and presented collection." — Martin Gardner.
|Experiments in Topology |
by Stephen Barr
Classic, lively explanation of one of the byways of mathematics. Klein bottles, Moebius strips, projective planes, map coloring, problem of the Koenigsberg bridges, much more, described with clarity and wit.
|Factorization Methods for Discrete Sequential Estimation |
by Gerald J. Bierman
Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text describes matrix factorization methods employed by numerical analysts, featuring techniques that lead to efficient, economical, reliable, and flexible estimation algorithms. 1977 edition.
|Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them |
by Benjamin Bold
Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions.
|Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer? |
by Ian Stewart, Martin Golubitsky
From the shapes of clouds to dewdrops on a spider's web, this accessible book employs the mathematical concepts of symmetry to portray fascinating facets of the physical and biological world. More than 120 illustrations.
|Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions |
by Edwin A. Abbott
Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by the author — describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension), and Pointland (no dimensions).
|Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking |
by Stephen K. Campbell
Nontechnical survey helps improve ability to judge statistical evidence and to make better-informed decisions. Discusses common pitfalls: unrealistic estimates, improper comparisons, premature conclusions, and faulty thinking about probability. 1974 edition.
|Foundations of Geometry |
by C. R. Wylie, Jr.
Geared toward students preparing to teach high school mathematics, this text explores the principles of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry and covers both generalities and specifics of the axiomatic method. 1964 edition.
|Foundations of Measurement Volume I: Additive and Polynomial Representations |
by David H. Krantz, R. Duncan Luce, Amos Tversky, Patrick Suppes
All of the sciences have a need for quantitative measurement. This influential series established the formal foundations for measurement, justifying the assignment of numbers to objects in terms of their structural correspondence. 1971 edition.
|The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained |
by Henry P. Manning
Twenty-two essays examine the fourth dimension: how it may be studied, its relationship to non-Euclidean geometry, analogues to three-dimensional space, its absurdities and curiosities, and its simpler properties. 1910 edition.