Mathematics and the Physical World

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

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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.
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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316130

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

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Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.
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The World of Mathematics

Author: James Roy Newman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486411507

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

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Vol. 2 of a monumental 4-volume set covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science, and the laws of chance, with non-technical essays by eminent mathematicians, economists, scientists, and others.
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An Introduction to Mathematics

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486813665

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Originally published: New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1911.
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Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

Author: Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486671642

Category: Science

Page: 661

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Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.
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Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: Herbert S Wilf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153347

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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Topics include vector spaces and matrices; orthogonal functions; polynomial equations; asymptotic expansions; ordinary differential equations; conformal mapping; and extremum problems. Includes exercises and solutions. 1962 edition.
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Mathematics in Civilization, Third Edition

Author: Howard L. Resnikoff,Raymond O. Wells, Jr.

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486789225

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

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Originally published: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Enlarged and corrected edition published: New York: Dover Publications, 1984.
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Calculus

An Intuitive and Physical Approach (Second Edition)

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134768

Category: Mathematics

Page: 960

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Application-oriented introduction relates the subject as closely as possible to science with explorations of the derivative; differentiation and integration of the powers of x; theorems on differentiation, antidifferentiation; the chain rule; trigonometric functions; more. Examples. 1967 edition.
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Number Theory

Author: George E. Andrews

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135101

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Undergraduate text uses combinatorial approach to accommodate both math majors and liberal arts students. Covers the basics of number theory, offers an outstanding introduction to partitions, plus chapters on multiplicativity-divisibility, quadratic congruences, additivity, and more
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Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences

Author: Harley Flanders

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139611

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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A graduate-level text utilizing exterior differential forms in the analysis of a variety of mathematical problems in the physical and engineering sciences. Includes 45 illustrations. Index.
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Calculus in the First Three Dimensions

Author: Sherman K. Stein

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801144

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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Introduction to calculus for both undergraduate math majors and those pursuing other areas of science and engineering for whom calculus will be a vital tool. Solutions available as free downloads. 1967 edition.
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Descartes' Dream

The World According to Mathematics

Author: Philip J. Davis,Reuben Hersh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486442527

Category: Mathematics

Page: 321

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These provocative essays take a modern look at the 17th-century thinker's dream, examining the influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances. They survey the conditions that elicit the application of mathematic principles; the applications' effectiveness; and how applied mathematics transform perceptions of reality. 1987 edition.
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Curvature in Mathematics and Physics

Author: Shlomo Sternberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292711

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Expert treatment introduces semi-Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein's theory of general relativity, using the Cartan exterior calculus as a principal tool. Prerequisites include linear algebra and advanced calculus. 2012 edition.
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(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe

Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157811

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!
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Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudy von Bitter Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486234007

Category: Science

Page: 133

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Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.
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Fluid Mechanics

Author: Robert A. Granger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135055

Category: Science

Page: 928

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Structured introduction covers everything the engineer needs to know: nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral relations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, more. Solutions to selected problems. 760 illustrations. 1985 edition.
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Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

Author: Jacob Klein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319814

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th–16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. This brought about the crucial change in the concept of number that made possible modern science — in which the symbolic "form" of a mathematical statement is completely inseparable from its "content" of physical meaning. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.
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Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: Laurent Schwartz

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486466620

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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Concise treatment of mathematical entities employs examples from the physical sciences. Topics include distribution theory, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, wave and heat conduction equations, and gamma and Bessel functions. 1966 edition.
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Science and Hypothesis

Author: Henri Poincaré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486602219

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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Nontechnical essays on hypothesis in physical theory, concept of number, magnitude, force, intuition vs. logic, more. Chapters include "On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning," "Mathematical Magnitude and Experiment," "Non-Euclidean Geometries," "Space and Geometry," "Experiment and Geometry," The Classical Mechanics," "Energy and Thermo-Dynamics," "Hypotheses in Physics," and "The Calculus of Probabilities."
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