The Thirteen Books of the Elements
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0486600882
Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books 1-2: Triangles, rectangles. .
Math And the Mona Lisa
The Art And Science of Leonardo Da Vinci
Paperback ISBN: 0060851198
The genius of one of the greatest artists in history is explained in an analysis of the art and science contained within his work, such as his usage of the "golden ratio," the mathematical concept key to understanding the link between art and nature. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1592574718
Cast off the curse of calculus! Students no longer have anything to fear: The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, is here. Like its predecessor, it was created with an audience of students working toward a non-science related degree in mind. A non-intimidating, easy-to-understand textbook companion, this new edition has more explanatory graphs and illustrations and double the number of practice problems. Â• First edition of this book has sold more copies than any of the other 70+ books on the subject Â• Twice as many practice problems in this second edition Â• More college students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before Â• Author is an award-winning calculus teacher praised for his ability to make this topic fun and approachable Â• His website, calculus-help.com, reaches thousands of students every month
Paperback ISBN: 0764141325
Known for many years as BarronÂ's Easy Way Series, the new editions of these popular self-teaching titles are now BarronÂ's E-Z Series. Brand-new cover designs reflect all new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than everÂ— charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons. Meanwhile, the quality of the booksÂ' contents remains at least as high as ever. BarronÂ's E-Z books are self-help manuals focused to improve studentsÂ' grades in a wide variety of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the level of difficulty ranges between high school and college-101 standards. Although primarily designed as self-teaching manuals, these books are also preferred by many teachers as classroom supplementsÂ—and for some courses, as main textbooks. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, and feature both short quizzes and longer tests with answers to help students gauge their learning progress. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid. BarronÂ's E-Z Math reviews whole numbers, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, probability, and statistics. The book also presents a diagnostic and a practice test with answers.
Thinking About Mathematics
The Philosophy of Mathematics
Paperback ISBN: 0192893068
This unique book by Stewart Shapiro looks at a range of philosophical issues and positions concerning mathematics in four comprehensive sections. Part I describes questions and issues about mathematics that have motivated philosophers since the beginning of intellectual history. Part II is an historical survey, discussing the role of mathematics in the thought of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. Part III covers the three major positions held throughout the twentieth century: the idea that mathematics is logic (logicism), the view that the essence of mathematics is the rule-governed manipulation of characters (formalism), and a revisionist philosophy that focuses on the mental activity of mathematics (intuitionism). Finally, Part IV brings the reader up-to-date with a look at contemporary developments within the discipline. This sweeping introductory guide to the philosophy of mathematics makes these fascinating concepts accessible to those with little background in either mathematics or philosophy.