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Mathematics

Pub Date : 2010-01 | Author : Timothy Gowers | Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 1402768974
ISBN 13 : 9781402768972

Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one that many of us fear. Timothy Gowers’s entertaining overview of the topic explains the differences betw..


The History Of Mathematics A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-02-23 | Author : Jacqueline Stedall | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191633966
ISBN 13 : 0191633968

Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are ada..


Numbers A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Peter M. Higgins | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199584055
ISBN 13 : 0199584052

In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins presents an overview of the number types featured in modern science and mathematics. Providing a non-technical account, he explores..


Combinatorics

Pub Date : 2016 | Author : Robin Wilson | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198723493
ISBN 13 : 0198723490

How many possible sudoku puzzles are there? In the lottery, what is the chance that two winning balls have consecutive numbers? Who invented Pascal's triangle? (it was not Pascal) ..


Algebra

Pub Date : 2015 | Author : Peter M. Higgins | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780198732822
ISBN 13 : 0198732821

This introduction invites readers to revisit algebra and appreciate the elegance and power of equations and inequalities. Offering a clear explanation of algebra through theory and..


Fractals A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-09-26 | Author : K. J. Falconer | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199675982
ISBN 13 : 0199675988

An essential discussion of the popular science and mathematics behind fractals reveals how fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature from clouds to coastlines, explaining ho..


Infinity A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2017-03-23 | Author : Ian Stewart | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198755234
ISBN 13 : 0198755236

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with espe..