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International Library Of Technology, 271 B: Elements Of Arithmetic, Fractions, Decimals, Weights And Measures, Ratio And Proportion, Powers And Roots, Mensuration, Formulas, Cube Root, Trigonometry And Graphs, Use Of Trigonometric Table, Commercial Calculations, Logarithms, The Slide Rule. International Textbook Company, Scranton: 1924. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. A series of textbooks for persons engaged in engineering professions, trades, and vocational occupations or for those who desire information concerning them. Fully illustrated.
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ABBOTT, EDWIN A. Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions. Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1992. 048627263X / 9780486272634 s Softcover. Good condition. A perennial sciencefiction classic about life in a twodimensional world. Written by a noted Shakespearean scholar whose hobby was the study of higher mathematics, it is still a firstrate fictional introduction to the concepts of relativity and multiple dimensions of space. Besides being fascinating reading, Flatland will help you understand certain aspects of modern science better than most texts. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." The Mathematics Teacher
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ABBOTT, EDWIN A. Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions: With Illustrations By The Author. Barnes & Noble, New York: 1967. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. A perennial sciencefiction classic about life in a twodimensional world. Written by a noted Shakespearean scholar whose hobby was the study of higher mathematics, it is still a firstrate fictional introduction to the concepts of relativity and multiple dimensions of space. Besides being fascinating reading, Flatland will help you understand certain aspects of modern science better than most texts. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." The Mathematics Teacher
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ALEXANDER, AMIR. Duel At Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs, And The Rise Of Modern Mathematics. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. In the fog of a Paris dawn in 1832, ƒvariste Galois, the twentyyearold founder of modern algebra, was shot and killed in a duel. That gunshot, suggests Amir Alexander, marked the end of one era in mathematics and the beginning of another. Arguing that not even the purest mathematics can be separated from its cultural background, Alexander shows how popular stories about mathematicians are really morality tales about their craft as it relates to the world. In the eighteenth century, Alexander says, mathematicians were idealized as childlike, eternally curious, and uniquely suited to reveal the hidden harmonies of the world. But in the nineteenth century, brilliant mathematicians like Galois became Romantic heroes like poets, artists, and musicians. The ideal mathematician was now an alienated loner, driven to despondency by an uncomprehending world. A field that had been focused on the natural world, now sought to create its own reality. Higher mathematics became a world unto itselfpure and governed solely by the laws of reason. In this strikingly original book that takes us from Paris to St. Petersburg, Norway to Transylvania, Alexander introduces us to national heroes and outcasts, innocents, swindlers, and martyrsall uncommonly gifted creators of modern mathematics. Amir Alexander is a historian and writer in Los Angeles. "Duel at Dawn is a delightful examination of the ways in which certain mathematicians have been made into mythical figures, and how the tropes of those canonical treatments have changed over the years. It's a fascinating and original book."ÑPeter Galison, author of Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time "Does romantic mathematics exist? Romantic mathematicians do. Duel at Dawn reveals how the great mathematicians of the Enlightenment used geometry to study the earth and heavens, while their 19th century counterparts cherished internal beauty rather than practicality. Amir Alexander's original and convincing book opens a new path in the history of mathematics."ÑJeanMichel Kantor, coauthor of Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity "Through the life stories of three of the period's most controversial figures, Evariste Galois, Niels Henrik Abel and Janos Bolyai, Alexander reveals how their transgressive work changed mathematics and led to their lionization as Romantic heroes...Duel at Dawn neither talks over the head of its readers nor condescends, but instead ensures that the work of these Romantic mathematicians is not cloaked in obscurity. Of particular note is his breakdown of Hungarian mathematician Janos Bolyai's discovery of nonEuclidian geometry. Alexander does not shy away from the intricacies of the theory, nor the drawn out, convoluted history that underlies it. He takes readers through the process step by step, using plain language and clear diagrams to chart a course through the unknown. The larger narrative remains coherent without these more technical chapters, thanks to Alexander's ability to weave much of the mathematics into the fascinating lives of his subjects, but these indepth studies of the math behind the men is very enriching. Mathematics need not be a scary, daunting subject, and Alexander does much to prove it."ÑMichael Patrick Brady, Forbes.com "With tremendous attention to detail, historian Alexander examines the lives of 18th and 19th century mathematicians, finding much evidence to support his theory that the earlier geniuses of math (like ƒvariste Galois and Neils Henrik Abel) cultivated an artistic temperament, living short but fiery lives with little recognition, while the next generation (Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Leonhard Euler) pursued mathematics (and life) with purity and rigor, becoming "successful men of affairs who were the bright stars of their era and lived to a ripe old age."...Alexander's personable history of mathematics over two centuries (rounded out by a brief look at the present and future of the field) is filled with biographical details that will interest devoted mathematicians and historians of math or science."ÑPublishers Weekly online "Duel at Dawn suggests how preconceptions about the trappings of genius have radiated from art to maths. But its greater value lies in peeling back the layers of hagiography from figures such as Galois to reveal gloriously complicated men."ÑJascha Hoffman, Nature "This is a fascinating and provocative book. It is also extremely readable: the accounts of Galois, Abel, Cauchy and Bolyai and their posthumous reputations are engaging and entertaining, and along the way we meet many other fascinating personalities, including Guglielmo Libri, the aristocratic revolutionary, mathematician and stealer of rare books. Alexander's arguments are illuminating."ÑTony Mann, Times Higher Education "Alexander sees Galois's death as a turning point in the history of modern mathematics, a point at which math became less a study of nature than a purely abstract realm of its own, uncontaminated by the external world. He skillfully tells the story of this change, weaving it around the often tragic lives of the mathematicians most responsible for the change...[A] marvelous history."ÑMartin Gardner, New Criterion "Because it is such an engrossing story, it's easy to forget that the book's purpose also is to educate. Alexander conveys a general sense of who mathematicians were and how they fit in with society."ÑLeigh Arber, Bookslut "Though the Romantic ethos has persisted for a surprisingly long time among mathematicians, Alexander suspects that a cultural change is even now underway: reliance upon computers is replacing the mathematicianastragichero with the mathematicianasskillfulnerd. Fascinating human faces peer out at the reader from behind seemingly sterile formulas."ÑBryce Christensen, Booklist "[Alexander's] sensitive and thoughtful presentation illuminates the inner geometry of mathematical experience, leaving us to ponder whether its creators' parallel lives and works finally meet."ÑPeter Pesic, Times Literary Supplement
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BANNER, ADRIAN. The Calculus Lifesaver: All The Tools You Need To Excel At Calculus. Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this userfriendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A's but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a series of videotaped lectures. This study guide works as a supplement to any singlevariable calculus course or textbook. Coupled with a selection of exercises, the book can also be used as a textbook in its own right. The style is informal, nonintimidating, and even entertaining, without sacrificing comprehensiveness. The author elaborates standard course material with scores of detailed examples that treat the reader to an "inner monologue"the train of thought students should be following in order to solve the problemproviding the necessary reasoning as well as the solution. The book's emphasis is on building problemsolving skills. Examples range from easy to difficult and illustrate the indepth presentation of theory. The Calculus Lifesaver combines ease of use and readability with the depth of content and mathematical rigor of the best calculus textbooks. It is an indispensable volume for any student seeking to master calculus. Serves as a companion to any singlevariable calculus textbook Informal, entertaining, and not intimidating Informative videos that follow the booka full fortyeight hours of Banner's Princeton calculusreview courseis available at Adrian Banner lectures More than 475 examples (ranging from easy to hard) provide stepbystep reasoning Theorems and methods justified and connections made to actual practice Difficult topics such as improper integrals and infinite series covered in detail Tried and tested by students taking freshman calculus. "Banner's style is informal, engaging and distinctly nonintimidating, and he takes pains to not skip any steps in discussing a problem. Because of its unique approach, The Calculus Lifesaver is a welcome addition to the arsenal of calculus teaching aids."MAA Online "This rather lengthy book serves as an excellent resource as well as a text for a refresher course in singlevariable calculus, and as a study guide for anyone who needs or is required to know basic calculus concepts....Readers will find this book written for them, as calculus is presented in a very casual conversational tone; certainly, students who are not mathematics majors will benefit greatly."J.T. Zerger, Choice "Students who are having difficulty in calculus could use it as a resource in addition to their professor and teaching assistant."Mathematics Teacher "I used Adrian Banner's The Calculus Lifesaver as the sole textbook for an intensive, threeweek summer Calculus I course for highschool students. I chose this book for several reasons, among them its conversational expository style, its wealth of workedout examples, and its price. This book is designed to supplement any standard calculus textbook, thus my students will be able to use it again when they take later calculus courses. The students in my class came from diverse backgrounds, ranging from those who had already seen much of the material to others who were struggling with basic algebra. They all uniformly praised the book for being one of the clearest mathematics texts they have ever read, and because it reviews the required prerequisite material. The numerous workedout examples are an ideal supplement to the lectures. The only difficulty in using this book as a primary text is the lack of additional exercises in the text. However, there are so many sites and sources for calculus problems that this was not a problem. I would definitely use this book again."Steven J. Miller, Brown University
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BARROW, JOHN D. Pi In The Sky: Counting, Thinking, And Being. Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford: 1992. 0198539568 / 9780198539568 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there is a tear in the dustjacket. There is a gift inscription on the front endpaper. Whether one studies the farthest reaches of outer space or the inner space of elementary particles of matter, our understanding of the physical world is built upon nthat strange symbolic language we call mathematics. But what exactly is mathematics? And why does it work? Is it just an elaborate computer game? Or merely a human invention inspired by our practical needs? Or is it something larger than life? An Immaterial 'pi in the sky' reality all its own? Part of the mind of God? And how do answers to these questions affect our quest to arrive at an understanding of the Universe? John D. Barrow explores these tantalizing questions in this book, a lively and illuminating study of the origins, the meaning, and the mystery of mathematics. Includes an Index.
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BERLINSKI, DAVID. A Tour Of The Calculus. Vintage Books, New York: 1995. 0679747885 / 9780679747888 s Softcover. Good condition. Creases on covers. The great achievement of this title is that it breathes life into the core of mathematical principles and process of the calculus, and also reveals its dazzling capacity to elucidate and explain. In language as clear and instructive as it is impassioned and lyrical, the author explains the meaning of real and rational numbers, the Mean Value Theorem, average speeds, the distance between points on the line, and the function of the limit. Includes an Index.
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BLUM, RAYMOND; HARTDAVIS, ADAM; LONGE, BOB; NIEDERMAN, DERRICK. Classic Mathemagic. MetroBooks, New York: 2002. 1586636839 / 9781586636838 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. What adds up to lots of fun and tests how sharp you really are at numbers? This enormous volume of math puzzles. There are mind bogglers of every type, from amazing "magic" number tricks to beautiful geometric designs, and plenty of them, too. Can you take six pencils and arrange them so that they form four equal triangles? Are there ever 1,000,000 consecutive composite numbers? Start with puzzles that are fairly easy, and work your way up to the truly challenging ones. Along the way, there are tricks and hints to make you look like a whiz. Includes an Index.
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