History of mathematics

    How to Count to Infinity

    By Marcus du Sautoy

    Hardback £8.45

    Part of the Little Ways to Live a Big Life series, an enlightening and informative book that teaches you how to count to infinity and beyond, by Britain's most celebrated mathematician.

    From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries

    By Chris Waring

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    Here is the captivating history of maths from prehistoric times to our digital age, looking at the people and their cultures, their beliefs and aims behind the discoveries that fundamentally changed the way we see the world.

    Elliptic and Modular Functions from Gauss to Dedekind to Hec

    By Ranjan Roy

    Hardback £53.15

    Many mathematicians today believe mathematical works from past centuries are inaccessible, not useful, or both. This book demonstrates that past works are not only readable, but brimming with ideas and insights. It is aimed at graduate students or researchers working in modular functions, number theory, complex analysis, or special functions.

    Calculus in Context

    By Alexander J. Hahn

    Hardback £58.86

    Calculus in Context is a compelling exploration-for students and instructors alike-of a discipline that is both rich in conceptual beauty and broad in its applied relevance.

    Heavenly Mathematics

    By Glen Van Brummelen

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    Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the Earth. Once at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia, the discipline was also a...

    Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula

    By Paul J. Nahin

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    In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula--long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty--and shows why it...

    Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem

    Paperback £20.06

    Other refinements in the new edition include an enlarged biography of Emmy Noether's life and work, parallels drawn between the present approach and Noether's original 1918 paper, and a summary of the logic behind Noether's theorem.

    Fourth Dimension

    By E. H. Neville

    Paperback £24.58

    Originally published in 1921, this book was written by the renowned British mathematician E. H. Neville 1889-1961. The text constitutes an attempt to develop geometrical methods in four-dimensional space. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Neville, geometry and the history of...

    The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

    By Joshua Holden

    Hardback £17.43

    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography--the science of sending secret messages. Most books about cryptography are organized historically, or around how codes and ciphers have been used, such as in government and military intelligence or bank transactions. Joshua Holden instead shows...

    Mathematical Odyssey

    By Steven G. Krantz

    Paperback £22.45

    This engaging contribution to popular science explores hot-button topics in mathematics that up to now have been largely absent from the genre. Real-world examples and visual aids help unlock the numerical principles of topics such as wavelets and encryption.

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