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Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

by Andrew Hodges & Douglas Hofstadter

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British...


Makers of Mathematics

by Stuart Hollingdale

Fascinating and highly readable, this book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of the most distinguished practitioners of the art: Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal,...


The KAM Story: A Friendly Introduction to the Content, History, and Significance of Classical Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser Theory

by H Scott Dumas

This is a semi-popular mathematics book aimed at a broad readership of mathematically literate scientists, especially mathematicians and physicists who are not experts in classical mechanics or KAM theory, and...


The Magic of Numbers

by Eric Temple Bell

From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes...


Making Mathematics More Practical: Implementation in the Schools

by Yew Hoong Leong, Eng Guan Tay, Khiok Seng Quek & Tin Lam Toh et al.

The book Making Mathematics Practical (published by World Scientific in 2011) proposes a new paradigm in teaching problem solving in secondary school mathematics classrooms. It is a report of the research project...


Non-Euclidean Geometry

by Roberto Bonola

Examines various attempts to prove Euclid's parallel postulate — by the Greeks, Arabs and Renaissance mathematicians. It considers forerunners and founders such as Saccheri, Lambert, Legendre, W. Bolyai, Gauss,...


Mathematical Olympiad in China (2009-2010): Problems and Solutions

by Bin Xiong & Peng Yee Lee

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a competition for high school students. China has taken part in the IMO 21 times since 1985 and has won the top ranking for countries 14 times, with a multitude...


The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculus

by Judith V. Grabiner

This text examines the reinterpretation of calculus by Augustin-Louis Cauchy and his peers in the 19th century. These intellectuals created a collection of well-defined theorems about limits, continuity, series,...


A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume I: From Thales to Euclid

by Sir Thomas Heath

Volume 1 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others.


A History of Mathematical Notations

by Florian Cajori

This classic study notes the origin of a mathematical symbol, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, and its eventual decline or ultimate survival....


The European Mathematical Awakening: A Journey Through the History of Mathematics from 1000 to 1800

by Frank J. Swetz

A global survey of the history of mathematics, this collection of 32 articles traces the subject from AD 1000 to 1800. Newly corrected and updated essays introduce fascinating studies by Fibonacci, Descartes,...


A Source Book in Mathematics

by David Eugene Smith

The writings of Newton, Leibniz, Pascal, Riemann, Bernoulli, and others in a comprehensive selection of 125 treatises dating from the Renaissance to the late 19th century — most unavailable elsewhere.


A Mathematical History of the Golden Number

by Roger Herz-Fischler

This comprehensive study traces the historic development of division in extreme and mean ratio ("the golden number") from its first appearance in Euclid's Elements through the 18th century. Features numerous...


The Nature of Mathematics

by Philip E. B. Jourdain

Anyone interested in mathematics will appreciate this survey, which explores the distinction between the body of knowledge known as mathematics and the methods used in its discovery. 1913 edition.


The Early Mathematical Manuscripts of Leibniz

by G. W. Leibniz & J. M. Child

Leibniz's own accounts of his work, plus critical and historical notes and essays, include his "Historia et Origio Calculi Differentialis," manuscripts of the period 1673-77, and essays by C. I. Gerhardt.


A History of Japanese Mathematics

by David E. Smith & Yoshio Mikami

Classic survey chronicles the development of the Japanese mathematics: use of the abacus; application of counting rods to algebra; Seki Kowa; the circle principle; Ajima Chokuyen; Wada Nei; more. 1914 edition....


The Works of Archimedes

by Archimedes & Sir Thomas Heath

Complete works of ancient geometer feature such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; more.


Prelude to Mathematics

by W. W. Sawyer

This lively, stimulating account of non-Euclidean geometry by a noted mathematician covers matrices, determinants, group theory, and many other related topics, with an emphasis on the subject's novel, striking...


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.


A Long Way from Euclid

by Constance Reid

Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition....