History of Analytic Geometry

Author: Carl B. Boyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154513

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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This study presents the concepts and contributions from before the Alexandrian Age through to Fermat and Descartes, and on through Newton and Euler to the "Golden Age," from 1789 to 1850. 1956 edition. Analytical bibliography. Index.

Solid Analytic Geometry

Author: Abraham Adrian Albert

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486814688

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Concise text covers basics of solid analytic geometry and provides ample material for a one-semester course. Additional chapters on spherical coordinates and projective geometry suitable for longer courses or supplementary study. 1949 edition.

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics

Author: W. W. Rouse Ball

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157849

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

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This standard text treats hundreds of figures and schools instrumental in the development of mathematics, from the Phoenicians to such 19th-century giants as Grassman, Galois, and Riemann.

Modern Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Author: Richard A. Silverman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486421007

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1038

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Highly readable, self-contained text provides clear explanations for students at all levels of mathematical proficiency. Over 1,600 problems, many with detailed answers. Corrected 1969 edition. Includes 394 figures. Index.

History of Mathematics

A Supplement

Author: Craig Smorynski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387754806

Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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General textbooks, attempting to cover three thousand or so years of mathematical history, must necessarily oversimplify just about everything, the practice of which can scarcely promote a critical approach to the subject. To counter this, History of Mathematics offers deeper coverage of key select topics, providing students with material that could encourage more critical thinking. It also includes the proofs of important results which are typically neglected in the modern history of mathematics curriculum.

A Concise History of Mathematics

Author: Dirk Jan Struik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486602554

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

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This compact, well-written history covers major mathematical ideas and techniques from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, surveying the works of Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "The author's ability as a first-class historian as well as an able mathematician has enabled him to produce a work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.

Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

Author: Benjamin Bold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137635

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions.

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Author: Stefan Kulczycki

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155013

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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This accessible approach features stereometric and planimetric proofs, and elementary proofs employing only the simplest properties of the plane. A short history of geometry precedes the systematic exposition. 1961 edition.

Of Men and Numbers

The Story of the Great Mathematicians

Author: Jane Muir

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486289731

Category: Mathematics

Page: 249

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Fascinating accounts of the lives and accomplishments of history's greatest mathematical minds, from Pythagoras to Georg Cantor. Muir also provides charming anecdotes about Descartes, Euler, Pascal, and many others, as well as accessible discussions of their contributions to mathematical thought. 30 diagrams. Bibliography.

Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

Author: Jacob Klein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319814

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th–16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. This brought about the crucial change in the concept of number that made possible modern science — in which the symbolic "form" of a mathematical statement is completely inseparable from its "content" of physical meaning. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.

A History of Geometrical Methods

Author: Julian Lowell Coolidge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158535

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

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Full, authoritative history of the techniques for dealing with geometric equations covers development of projective geometry from ancient to modern times, explaining the original works. 1940 edition.

Lectures on Analytic and Projective Geometry

Author: Dirk J. Struik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486485951

Category: Mathematics

Page: 291

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This undergraduate text develops the geometry of plane and space, leading up to conics and quadrics, within the context of metrical, affine, and projective transformations. 1953 edition.

A Concise History of Mathematics

Fourth Revised Edition

Author: Dirk J. Struik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138887

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.

The European Mathematical Awakening

A Journey Through the History of Mathematics from 1000 to 1800

Author: Frank J. Swetz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486310272

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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A global survey of the history of mathematics, this collection of 32 articles traces the subject from AD 1000 to 1800. Newly corrected and updated essays introduce fascinating studies by Fibonacci, Descartes, Cardano, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, others.

The Development of Mathematics

Author: E. T. Bell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152286

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

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Time-honored study by a prominent scholar of mathematics traces decisive epochs from the evolution of mathematical ideas in ancient Egypt and Babylonia to major breakthroughs in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1945 edition.

The Mathematics of Games of Strategy

Theory and Applications

Author: Melvin Dresher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048664216X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 184

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A noted research mathematician explores decision making in the absence of perfect information. His clear presentation of the mathematical theory of games of strategy encompasses applications to many fields, including economics, military, business, and operations research. No advanced algebra or non-elementary calculus occurs in most of the proofs.

A History and Philosophy of Fluid Mechanics

Author: G. A. Tokaty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486681030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

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Through the centuries, the intricacies of fluid mechanics — the study of the laws of motion and fluids in motion — have occupied many of history's greatest minds. In this pioneering account, a distinguished aeronautical scientist presents a history of fluid mechanics focusing on the achievements of the pioneering scientists and thinkers whose inspirations and experiments lay behind the evolution of such disparate devices as irrigation lifts, ocean liners, windmills, fireworks and spacecraft. The author first presents the basics of fluid mechanics, then explores the advances made through the work of such gifted thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, da Vinci, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, Bernoulli, Euler, Lagrange, Ernst Mach and other scientists of the 20th century. Especially important for its illuminating comparison of the development of fluid mechanics in the former Soviet Union with that in the West, the book concludes with studies of transsonic compressibility and aerodynamics, supersonic fluid mechanics, hypersonic gas dynamics and the universal matter-energy continuity. Professor G. A. Tokaty has headed the prestigious Aeronautical Research Laboratory at the Zhukovsky Academy of Aeronautics in Moscow, and has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is Emeritus Professor of Aeronautics and Space Technology, The City University, London. 161 illustrations. Preface.

The Story of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Victor Guillemin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486428741

Category: Science

Page: 332

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Written by a renowned MIT mathematician, this introduction to the evolution of quantum physics also explores philosophical implications, including issues of causality, determinism, and free will. 48 illustrations. 1968 edition.

Monographs on Topics of Modern Mathematics

Author: J. W. A. Young

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486438160

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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“Of high merit”—Scientific American This stimulating approach to several branches of modern mathematics is geared to those with no background beyond elementary algebra and geometry. Its nine essays by leading mathematicians—including Oswald Veblen, Gilbert Ames Bliss, L. E. Dickson, and David Eugene Smith—cover the foundations of geometry, modern pure geometry and non-Euclidean geometry, fundamental propositions of algebra, algebraic equations, functions, fundamentals of calculus, and number theory. Each essay provides wide coverage, with proofs of important results and descriptions of leading methods. 1911 ed.

The Geometry of René Descartes

with a Facsimile of the First Edition

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158179

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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The great work that founded analytical geometry. Includes the original French text, Descartes' own diagrams, and the definitive Smith-Latham translation. "The greatest single step ever made in the progress of the exact sciences." — John Stuart Mill.