Books in category Mathematics – Essays

  • A Course of Higher Mathematics Adiwes International Series in Volume 1

    A Course of Higher Mathematics: Adiwes International Series in …, Volume 1
    V. I. Smirnov

    A Course of Higher Mathematics, I: Elementary Calculus is a five-volume course of higher mathematics used by mathematicians, physicists, and engineers in the U.S.S.R. This volume deals with calculus and principles of mathematical analysis …

  • Innumeracy

    Innumeracy
    John Allen Paulos

    Readers of Innumeracy will be rewarded with scores of astonishing facts, a fistful of powerful ideas, and, most important, a clearer, more quantitative way of looking at their world.

  • Descartes Dream

    Descartes’ Dream
    Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh

    These provocative essays take a modern look at the 17th-century thinker's dream, examining the influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances.

  • Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems

    Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems
    Mario Lucertini, Ana Millàn Gasca, Fernando Nicolò

    This collection of historical research studies covers the evolution of technology as knowledge, the emergence of an autonomous engineering science in the Industrial Age, the idea of scientific managment of production and operation systems, …

  • A Wealth of Numbers

    A Wealth of Numbers
    Benjamin Wardhaugh

    Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years.

  • The Grapes of Math

    The Grapes of Math
    Alex Bellos

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm.

  • Poincar s Legacies Pages from Year Two of a Mathematical Blog Part 2

    Poincaré’s Legacies: Pages from Year Two of a Mathematical Blog, Part 2
    Terence Tao

    But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog.

  • Control and Chaos

    Control and Chaos
    Kevin Judd

    100 complete modern alphabets, number sets, special symbols. A wide range of casual, "free" lettering styles, often with vignettes. 100 plates.

  • Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry

    Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry
    Alain Damlamian, Jose Francisco Rodrigues, Rudolf Sträßer

    This book is the “Study Book” of ICMI-Study no. 20, which was run in cooperation with the International Congress on Industry and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM).

  • Mastering Mathematica

    Mastering Mathematica®
    John W. Gray

    This book provides insight into more complex situations that can be investigated by hand. Organized into four parts, this book begins with an overview of the use of a pocket calculator.

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