There's a lot more to time than clocks and calendars. Time is the most crucial, controversial, complex, mindblowing force in the universe. It rules our lives and everything around us...
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory...
The story of the man who introduced Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concept of zero to Europe that transformed business in the late Middle Ages and paved the way for the...
A commonsense, self-contained introduction to the mathematics and physics of music; essential reading for musicians, music engineers, and anyone interested in the intersection of art and science.
Paul J. Nahin
Shares the story of formula - long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty - and shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory.
Historians of mathematics have devoted considerable attention to Isaac Newton's work on algebra, series, fluxions, quadratures, and geometry. In Isaac Newton on...
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Alex D. D. Craik
This is the story of a remarkable private tutor, William Hopkins, and the education and careers of his students: the so-called 'Wranglers'. First-hand accounts of life at Cambridge allow the...
Explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics.
Dubbey, J. M.;
This book describes Babbage's work on the design and implementation of the difference and analytical engines.
From the reign of Charles II to the early 19th century, a curious Almanac - part 'teach-yourself mathematics', part political satire - promoted the use of science in everyday life...
In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn...
Ever since Pythagoras hatched a 'little scheme' to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos. In this...
Dave Robinson; Judy Groves
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.
This story of two remarkable women, Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville, whose lives were drawn together by their irresistible desire for mathematical knowledge, reveals the intimate links between the...