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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of ...
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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...
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Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius ...
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A Beautiful Question: Finding ...
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The author argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. He shows us how...
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1089 and All That: A Journey into...
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Pure mathematical gold, this insightful book by established author David Acheson makes mathematics accessible to everyone. The entertaining journey through the subject includes some fascinating puzzles and is accompanied by...
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Everything and More: A Compact ...
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The bestselling author of "Infinite Jest" takes on the 2,000 year-old quest to understand infinity. Wallace brings his considerable talents to the history of one of math's most enduring puzzles:...
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After Godel: Platonism and ...
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Richard Tieszen analyzes, develops, and defends the writings of Kurt Godel (1906-1978) on the philosophy and foundations of mathematics and logic. Godel's relation to the work of Plato, Leibniz, Husserl...
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The Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa...
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Focusing on a subset of Ramanujan's significant papers, this book gives an informal account of major developments that emanated from his work in the 20th and 21st centuries. The essays...
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Classic Problems of Probability
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Combinatorics: Ancient & Modern
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Combinatorics is the branch of discrete mathematics that studies (and counts) permutations, combinations, and arrangements of sets of elements. This book constitutes the first book-length survey of the history...
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