The Continuum and Other Types of Serial Order

Author: Edward V. Huntington

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486161072

Category: Mathematics

Page: 96

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Based on the Dedekind-Cantor ordinal theory, this classic presents the best systematic elementary account of modern theory of the continuum as a type of serial order. 119 footnotes. 1917 edition.

Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics

Second Edition

Author: Raymond L. Wilder

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486276201

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 7049

Classic undergraduate text acquaints students with fundamental concepts and methods of mathematics. Topics include axiomatic method, set theory, infinite sets, groups, intuitionism, formal systems, mathematical logic, and much more. 1965 second edition.

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

Author: David Foster Wallace,Neal Stephenson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393339289

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 6504

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: the seemingly paradoxical nature of infinity.

The history of the calculus and its conceptual development

(The concepts of the calculus)

Author: Carl Benjamin Boyer

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

View: 705

Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus -- its early beginnings in antiquity, Medieval contributions and a consideration of Newton and Leibniz.

The Dynamics of Particles and of Rigid Plastic, and Fluid Bodies

Being Lectures on Mathematical Physics

Author: Arthur Gordon Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dynamics

Page: 588

View: 2971

In answer to a need for a comprehensive work on dynamics, this volume is reissued after having been out of print for over thirty-vie years. Physicists, advanced engineers, mathematicians, and teachers will find material in this classic which has been omitted from newer, more narrowly specialized texts. It also serves as an excellent source for the background essential to studies in motion, rocketry, aerodynamics, advanced dynamics, etc. A wide range of topics is covered in unusually great depth, applying the important tools of ordinary and partial differential equations. The author has included a special section on differential equations and the higher analysis which will prove helpful to students wishing to review these subjects.

Scripta Mathematica

A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Philosophy, History, and Expository Treatment of Mathematics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Book reviews."

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2290

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.