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What is Mathematics?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 566

What is Mathematics?

A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

Business Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 728

Business Mathematics

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What is Mathematics, Really?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 343

What is Mathematics, Really?

Reflecting an insider's view of mathematical life, the author argues that mathematics must be historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context.

Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 600

Philosophy of Mathematics

The twentieth century has witnessed an unprecedented 'crisis in the foundations of mathematics', featuring a world-famous paradox (Russell's Paradox), a challenge to 'classical' mathematics from a world-famous mathematician (the 'mathematical intuitionism' of Brouwer), a new foundational school (Hilbert's Formalism), and the profound incompleteness results of Kurt Gödel. In the same period, the cross-fertilization of mathematics and philosophy resulted in a new sort of 'mathematical philosophy', associated most notably (but in different ways) with Bertrand Russell, W. V. Quine, and Gödel himself, and which remains at the focus of Anglo-Saxon philosophical discussion. The present collection brings together in a convenient form the seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by these and other major thinkers. It is a substantially revised version of the edition first published in 1964 and includes a revised bibliography. The volume will be welcomed as a major work of reference at this level in the field.

Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Offers a collection of chapters that take a new look at mathematics.

New Common Entrance Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

New Common Entrance Mathematics

Covering all the topics included in the Primary Mathematics syllabus for the Caribbean countries, this textbook, and the corresponding workbook, are designed to prepare pupils for the Common Entrance Examination. They are also suitable for less able pupils who are in the early stages of the secondary-school course.

Ancient Egyptian Science: Ancient Egyptian mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 462

Ancient Egyptian Science: Ancient Egyptian mathematics

Provides an in-depth look at the state of the sciences in ancient Egypt, including discussion of philosophy, astronomy, and mathematics.

Women in Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 185

Women in Mathematics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1975
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Examines the lives and scholarly endeavors of women who have profoundly affected mathematical thought since antiquity

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 926

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.

The Messenger of Mathematics ...
  • Language: en

The Messenger of Mathematics ...

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1872
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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