Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

Author: I. Grattan-Guinness
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801873967
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the most basic -- and most ancient -- types of knowledge. Yet the details of its historical development remain obscure to all but a few specialists. The two-volume Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences recovers this mathematical heritage, bringing together many of the world's leading historians of mathematics to examine the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times to the twentieth century. In 176 concise articles divided into twelve parts, contributors describe and analyze the variety of problems, theories, proofs, and techniques in all areas of pure and applied mathematics, including probability and statistics. This indispensable reference work demonstrates the continuing importance of mathematics and its use in physics, astronomy, engineering, computer science, philosophy, and the social sciences. Also addressed is the history of higher education in mathematics. Carefully illustrated, with annotated bibliographies of sources for each article, The Companion Encyclopedia is a valuable research tool for students and teachers in all branches of mathematics. Contents of Volume 1: •Ancient and Non-Western Traditions •The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance •Calculus and Mathematical Analysis •Functions, Series, and Methods in Analysis •Logic, Set Theories, and the Foundations of Mathematics •Algebras and Number Theory Contents of Volume 2: •Geometries and Topology •Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering •Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Electrical Engineering •Probability, Statistics, and the Social Sciences •Higher Education and Institutions •Mathematics and Culture •Select Bibliography, Chronology, Biographical Notes, and Index

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Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 157356298X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

An Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Author: G.H.R. Parkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134988150
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Reference

* Presents a broad survey of philosophical thought * Each chapter explores, and places in context, a major area of philosophical enquiry - including the theory of meaning and of truth, the theory of knowledge, the philosophies of mathematics, science and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and religion * Annotated bibliographies for each chapter and indexes of names and subjects * Glossary of commonly-used philosophical terms * Chronological table of the history of philosophy from 1600 `It is a fine achievement and deserves the warmest praise ... Anyone interested in learning what contemporary philosophical debate is about will find this book invaluable ... for a book of this size and quality of content the cover price is modest. Every public library as well as every university, college and school library should have a copy on its shelves.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `A stimulating collection.' - Reference Reviews

The Mathematics of Plato s Academy

Author: D. H. Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198502583
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Mathematics

In this new expanded edition, Fowler provides a detailed examination of the ancient texts related to the subject and gives a thought-provoking new interpretation. Among the features of this edition are an appendix, a new epilogue, and an updated bibliography.

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Author: William White
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ISBN: UVA:X002274166
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: Library science


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ISBN: UCSC:32106011264410
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Academic libraries


ARBA Guide to Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022362177
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

These reviews identify, describe, and evaluate subject dictionaries and encyclopedias that are useful in all types of libraries. Providing complete bibliographic information as well as reviews, the guide is an excellent tool for collection development.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume IV

Author: G.H.R. Parkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134938735
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Frontiers of Complexity

Author: Peter V. Coveney
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0449910814
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

A groundbreaking book explores the dynamic, emerging concept of complexity and its relationship to mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry, and provides an arresting account of how far science has come and what to expect in the rapidly approaching future. Reprint.