Mathematics and the Imagination

Author: Edward Kasner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320274
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Mathematics

With wit and clarity, the authors progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Their subjects: geometry, plane and fancy; puzzles that made mathematical history; tantalizing paradoxes; more. Includes 169 figures.

Mathematics for the Imagination

Author: Peter Higgins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191500534
Release Date: 2002-09-26
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your arithmetical mind. This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems. A highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.

Mathematics in Western Culture

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195345452
Release Date: 1964-12-31
Genre: Mathematics

This book gives a remarkably fine account of the influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life.

Speed Mathematics Simplified

Author: Edward Stoddard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319889
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Mathematics

Entertaining, easy-to-follow suggestions for developing greater speed and accuracy in doing mathematical calculations. Surefire methods for multiplying without carrying, mastering fractions, working quickly with decimals, handling percentages, and much more.

Vision in Elementary Mathematics

Author: W. W. Sawyer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143620
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Mathematics

Sure-fire techniques of visualizing, dramatizing, and analyzing numbers promise to attract and retain students' attention and understanding. Topics include basic multiplication and division, algebra, word problems, graphs, negative numbers, fractions, many other practical applications of elementary mathematics. 1964 ed. Answers to Problems.

Mathematics Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486801179
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Games & Activities

Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Mathematics and the Physical World

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486136318
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Mathematics

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, and other phenomena.

The Green Book of Mathematical Problems

Author: Kenneth Hardy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486169453
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Mathematics

Rich selection of 100 practice problems — with hints and solutions — for students preparing for the William Lowell Putnam and other undergraduate-level mathematical competitions. Features real numbers, differential equations, integrals, polynomials, sets, other topics. Hours of stimulating challenge for math buffs at varying degrees of proficiency. References.

A Profile of Mathematical Logic

Author: Howard DeLong
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139159
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Mathematics

This introduction to mathematical logic explores philosophical issues and Gödel's Theorem. Its widespread influence extends to the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning book was inspired by this work.

Spherical Models

Author: Magnus J. Wenninger
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143651
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Mathematics

Well-illustrated, practical approach to creating star-faced spherical forms that can serve as basic structures for geodesic domes. Complete instructions for making models from circular bands of paper with just a ruler and compass. 1979 edition.

An Introduction to Algebraic Structures

Author: Joseph Landin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150413
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Mathematics

This self-contained text covers sets and numbers, elements of set theory, real numbers, the theory of groups, group isomorphism and homomorphism, theory of rings, and polynomial rings. 1969 edition.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320328
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Games & Activities

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.

Linear Algebra

Author: Georgi? Evgen?evich Shilov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048663518X
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Mathematics

Covers determinants, linear spaces, systems of linear equations, linear functions of a vector argument, coordinate transformations, the canonical form of the matrix of a linear operator, bilinear and quadratic forms, Euclidean spaces, unitary spaces, quadratic forms in Euclidean and unitary spaces, finite-dimensional space. Problems with hints and answers.

The Method of Coordinates

Author: I. M. Gelfand
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486425657
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Mathematics

Two-part treatment begins with discussions of coordinates of points on a line, coordinates of points in a plane, and coordinates of points in space. Part two examines geometry as an aid to calculation and peculiarities of four-dimensional space. Abundance of ingenious problems — includes solutions, answers, and hints. 1967 edition.

An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis

Author: Robert A. Rankin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486462516
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Mathematics

Dealing chiefly with functions of a single real variable, this text by a distinguished educator introduces limits, continuity, differentiability, integration, convergence of infinite series, double series, and infinite products. 1963 edition.