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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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...
Dave Robinson; Judy Groves
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.
Newton's contributions to an understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered to be unparalleled. This very short introduction explains his scientific theories, and uses Newton's unpublished writings to...
Apostolos Doxiadis; Christos H....
The innovative, dramatic graphic novel based on the life of the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.
Opens new doors to the amazing world of maths. Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, this title shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient...
Marcus Du Sautoy
Presents the history of mathematics that reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. This title shows how these masters...
Tells the history of twenty-four great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics, science, and society - from the elementary (1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black-Scholes formula for financial derivatives)...