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...
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.
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.
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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A unique introduction to graph theory, written by one of the founding fathers. Professor William Tutte, codebreaker and mathematician, details his experiences in the area and provides a fascinating insight...
This book describes two stages in the historical development of the notion of mathematical structures: first, it traces its rise in the context of algebra from the...
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 This very short introduction explains his scientific theories, and uses Newton's unpublished writings to...
Berger, Marcel; Senechal, Lester J.
Both classical geometry and modern differential geometry have been active subjects of research throughout the 20th century and lie at the heart of many recent...
This book comprises five parts. The first three contain ten historical essays on important topics: number theory, calculus/analysis, and proof, respectively.Â Part...
The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the strangest too.
Hermann Weyl; Peter Pesic