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The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll: Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale
The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll
Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0486204936
Whimsically and delightfully presented mathematical recreations by the author of Alice in Wonderland are solved by arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, differential calculus and transcendental properties. 6 illustrations. Two books bound as one.
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
by Euclid
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. .
Introduction to Calculus and Analysis
Introduction to Calculus and Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 354065058x
From the reviews: "Volume 1 covers a basic course in real analysis of one variable and Fourier series. It is well-illustrated, well-motivated and very well-provided with a multitude of unusually useful and accessible exercises. (...) There are three aspects of Courant and John in which it outshines (some) contemporaries: (i) the extensive historical references, (ii) the chapter on numerical methods, and (iii) the two chapters on physics and geometry. The exercises in Courant and John are put together purposefully, and either look numerically interesting, or are intuitively significant, or lead to applications. It is the best text known to the reviewer for anyone trying to make an analysis course less abstract. (...)" The Mathematical Gazette (75.1991.471)
Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
Euclid's Window
The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
Paperback      ISBN: 0684865246
The history of geometry in relation to "space" discusses the contributions of Pythagoras, the advent of Albert Einstein's "fourth dimension," and the discovery of seven more dimensions by Princeton mathematician Edward Witten.
Statistics for Dummies
Statistics for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764554239
In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is data, as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that . . .” and “The data bear this out. . . .” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you ca

    Determine the odd
  • Calculate a standard scor
  • Find the margin of erro
  • Recognize the impact of poll
  • Establish criteria for a good surve
  • Make informed decisions about experiment

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways

    Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations
  • Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems
  • Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?”

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe

Euclid In The Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
Euclid In The Rainforest
Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
Hardcover      ISBN: 0131479946
Mazur (mathematics, Marlboro College), like many a mathematician before him, seeks the truth. How he goes about it is to examine three kinds of logic, those from the ancient Greeks, the strange logic of infinity, and the everyday, practical, plausible logic that basically drives most scientific inquiry today. In a series of 16 zippy chapters, Mazur looks into what logic actually is and how and when it shows up, the various configurations of infinity as they strike such disparate surfaces as set theory and irrational numbers, and the ordinary, everyday logic that underlies the math that may or may not reflect the real world. Mazur's appendices double as very well-explained exercises. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Fermat's Enigma
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Paperback      ISBN: 0385493622
A national best-seller traces the quest of scientists around the world to solve the theorem devised by seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, a story of extraordinary human emotion, ambition, and desperation. Reprint. AB. LJ. NYT. PW.
Applied Complex Variables
Applied Complex Variables
Paperback      ISBN: 048664670x
The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
The Mystery of the Aleph
Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
Paperback      ISBN: 0743422996
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem journeys into the mysterious world of Georg Cantor, a Russian-born German mathematician, who developed set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the "continuum hypothesis," but who was condemned by his peers and who spent many years in an asylum. Reprint.
Mathematics and the Physical World
Mathematics and the Physical World
Paperback      ISBN: 0486241041
Stimulating account of development of mathematics from arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to calculus, differential equations and non-Euclidean geometries. Also describes how math is used in optics, astronomy, other phenomena.