Calculus for the Ambitious

Author: T. W. Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107063922

Category: Mathematics

Page: 178

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A short introduction perfect for any 16 to 18 year old about to begin studies in mathematics.
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Apología de un matemático

Author: Godfrey Harold Hardy

Publisher: CAPITÁN SWING LIBROS

ISBN: 8412090624

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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G.H. Hardy fue uno de los mejores matemáticos de este siglo, reconocido entre sus contemporáneos como un "matemático auténtico, el más puro entre los puros". Esta Apología, escrita emotivamente cuando su poder creativo matemático estaba ya en su ocaso, es un relato brillante y cautivador de las matemáticas consideradas como mucho más que una ciencia, que nos proporciona una de las mejores visiones de cómo discurre la mente de un matemático en pleno proceso de trabajo. De hecho, este libro está ampliamente considerado como una de las mejores penetraciones en la mente de un matemático profesional, escrita para profanos. En sus páginas, Hardy defiende el valor de la matemática teórica más abstracta y la belleza como valor indispensable de las buenas teorías matemáticas por encima de otros valores como su aplicabilidad o relevancia para los problemas de física. Cuando fue publicada en inglés por primera vez, Graham Greene la aclamó, junto con los cuadernos de notas de Henry James, como "la mejor narración de lo que representa el ser un artista creativo". El prólogo de C. P. Snow a la edición inglesa proporciona algunas claves de la vida de Hardy, incluyendo las anécdotas relativas a su colaboración con el matemático indio Ramanujan, sus aforismos y su pasión por el críquet. Este es un relato único de la fascinación por las matemáticas y de uno de sus exponentes más convincentes de los tiempos modernos.
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Calculus of Variations

Author: Andrew Russell Forsyth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107640830

Category: Mathematics

Page: 680

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This 1927 book constitutes Scottish mathematician Andrew Russell Forsyth's attempt at a systematic exposition of the calculus of variations.
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Tensor Calculus for Physics

A Concise Guide

Author: Dwight E. Neuenschwander

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141564X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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Understanding tensors is essential for any physics student dealing with phenomena where causes and effects have different directions. A horizontal electric field producing vertical polarization in dielectrics; an unbalanced car wheel wobbling in the vertical plane while spinning about a horizontal axis; an electrostatic field on Earth observed to be a magnetic field by orbiting astronauts—these are some situations where physicists employ tensors. But the true beauty of tensors lies in this fact: When coordinates are transformed from one system to another, tensors change according to the same rules as the coordinates. Tensors, therefore, allow for the convenience of coordinates while also transcending them. This makes tensors the gold standard for expressing physical relationships in physics and geometry. Undergraduate physics majors are typically introduced to tensors in special-case applications. For example, in a classical mechanics course, they meet the "inertia tensor," and in electricity and magnetism, they encounter the "polarization tensor." However, this piecemeal approach can set students up for misconceptions when they have to learn about tensors in more advanced physics and mathematics studies (e.g., while enrolled in a graduate-level general relativity course or when studying non-Euclidean geometries in a higher mathematics class). Dwight E. Neuenschwander's Tensor Calculus for Physics is a bottom-up approach that emphasizes motivations before providing definitions. Using a clear, step-by-step approach, the book strives to embed the logic of tensors in contexts that demonstrate why that logic is worth pursuing. It is an ideal companion for courses such as mathematical methods of physics, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and relativity.
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Frege: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Edward Kanterian

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441102922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) was one of the founders of analytical philosophy and the greatest innovator in logic since Aristotle. He introduced many influential philosophical ideas, such as the distinctions between function and argument, or between sense and reference. However, his thought is not readily accessible to the non- expert. His conception of logic, which was crucial to his grand project, the reduction of arithmetic to logic, is especially difficult to grasp. This book provides a lucid and critical introduction to Frege's logic, as he developed it in his groundbreaking first book Begriffsschrift (Conceptual Notation, 1879). It guides the reader directly to the core of Frege's philosophy, and to some of the most pertinent issues in contemporary philosophy of language, logic, mathematics, and mind. Unlike most other books, this commentary explains Frege's own logical notation, allowing students to study and appreciate those aspects of his work that he valued most but are least understood today.
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A Course in Multivariable Calculus and Analysis

Author: Sudhir R. Ghorpade,Balmohan V. Limaye

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441916210

Category: Mathematics

Page: 475

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This self-contained textbook gives a thorough exposition of multivariable calculus. The emphasis is on correlating general concepts and results of multivariable calculus with their counterparts in one-variable calculus. Further, the book includes genuine analogues of basic results in one-variable calculus, such as the mean value theorem and the fundamental theorem of calculus. This book is distinguished from others on the subject: it examines topics not typically covered, such as monotonicity, bimonotonicity, and convexity, together with their relation to partial differentiation, cubature rules for approximate evaluation of double integrals, and conditional as well as unconditional convergence of double series and improper double integrals. Each chapter contains detailed proofs of relevant results, along with numerous examples and a wide collection of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty, making the book useful to undergraduate and graduate students alike.
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Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews

Author: Jeff Jones,Loyola Marymount University Dennis G Zill,Jacqueline M Dewar

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284056333

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Page: 500

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Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Sixth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate text to help students successfully transition into a future course in calculus. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text presents the fundamental mathematics used in a typical calculus sequence in a focused and readable format. Dennis G. Zill s concise, yet eloquent, writing style allows instructors to cover the entire text in one semester. Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Sixth Edition uses a vibrant full-color design to illuminate key concepts and improves students' comprehension of graphs and figures. This text also includes a valuable collection of student and instructor resources, making it a complete teaching and learning package."
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Calclabs With Maple for Stewart's Single Variable Calculus

Concepts and Contexts

Author: Jeff Morgan

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534379223

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Contains computer lab projects, sample syllabi, troubleshooting tips, and programming with Maple. Each chapter ends with a summary and a set of exercises.
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A Course in Advanced Calculus

Author: Robert S. Borden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150380

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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An excellent undergraduate text examines sets and structures, limit and continuity in En, measure and integration, differentiable mappings, sequences and series, applications of improper integrals, more. Problems with tips and solutions for some.
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Lingua Universalis vs. Calculus Ratiocinator:

An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Author: Jaakko Hintikka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401586012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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R. G. Collingwood saw one of the main tasks of philosophers and of historians of human thought in uncovering what he called the ultimate presuppositions of different thinkers, of different philosophical movements and of entire eras of intellectual history. He also noted that such ultimate presuppositions usually remain tacit at first, and are discovered only by subsequent reflection. Collingwood would have been delighted by the contrast that constitutes the overall theme of the essays collected in this volume. Not only has this dichotomy ofviews been one ofthe mostcrucial watersheds in the entire twentieth-century philosophical thought. Not only has it remained largely implicit in the writings of the philosophers for whom it mattered most. It is a truly Collingwoodian presupposition also in that it is not apremise assumed by different thinkers in their argumentation. It is the presupposition of a question, an assumption to the effect that a certain general question can be raised and answered. Its role is not belied by the fact that several philosophers who answered it one way or the other seem to be largely unaware that the other answer also makes sense - if it does. This Collingwoodian question can be formulated in a first rough approximation by asking whether language - our actual working language, Tarski's "colloquiallanguage" - is universal in the sense of being inescapable. This formulation needs all sorts of explanations, however.
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