Carl Friedrich Gauss

Titan of Science

Author: G. Waldo Dunnington,Jeremy Gray,Fritz-Egbert Dohse

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 537

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This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematician. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss. Long out of print and almost impossible to find on the used book market, this valuable piece of scholarship is being reissued in an augmented form with introductory remarks, an expanded and updated bibliography, and a commentary on Gauss's mathematical diary, by the eminent British mathematical historian, Jeremy Gray.
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The Edge of the Universe

Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons

Author: Deanna Haunsperger,Stephen Kennedy

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855553

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

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Presents a collection of articles from "Math Horizons," including fiction, humor, history, social commentary, biographies, and theatrical and cinematic criticism.
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A Mathematician Comes of Age

Author: Steven G. Krantz

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 088385578X

Category: Education

Page: 137

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This book treats the maturation process for a mathematics student. It describes and analyzes how a student develops from a neophyte who can manipulate simple arithmetic problems to a sophisticated thinker who can understand abstract concepts, think rigorously, and analyze and manipulate proofs. Most importantly, the mature mathematics student can create proofs and know when the proofs that he/she has created are correct. -- from Back Cover.
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History of Mathematics

Highways and Byways

Author: Amy Dahan,Jeanne Peiffer

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883855623

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

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This book is arranged to show the development of the different branches of mathematics over time and contains many illustrations to support the text. In all, a short, innovative and easy-to-read history of mathematics.
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Who Gave You the Epsilon?

And Other Tales of Mathematical History

Author: Marlow Anderson,Victor Katz,Robin Wilson

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855690

Category: Mathematics

Page: 431

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This book picks up the history of mathematics from where Sherlock Holmes in Babylon left it. The 40 articles of Who Gave You the Epsilon? continue the story of the development of mathematics into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The articles have all been published in the Mathematical Association of America journals and are in many cases written by distinguished mathematicians such as G. H. Hardy and B. van der Waerden. The articles are arranged thematically to show the development of analysis, geometry, algebra and number theory through this period of time. Each chapter is preceded by a foreword, giving the historical background and setting and the scene, and is followed by an afterword, reporting on advances in our historical knowledge and understanding since the articles first appeared. This book is ideal for anyone wanting to explore the history of mathematics.
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Is mathematics inevitable?

a miscellany

Author: Underwood Dudley,Gerald L. Alexanderson,Nathan Altshiller-Court,John Aubry,Girolamo Cardano,Lewis Carroll,Patricia Cline Cohen,Jean Dieudonné,Leonard F. Klosinski,Joseph A. Gallian,Richard J. Gillings,Richard K. Guy,Arthur Edward Hallerberg,Paul Richard Halmos,David Hemenway,Morris Kline,Carl E. Linderholm,Robert L. McCabe,Edward Rothstein,Marlow Sholander,David Eugene Smith,John Lighton Synge,James Smith,Richard J. Trudeau,Steven Bradley Smith,Wong Ngai Ying

Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America

ISBN: 9780883855669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

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This is a collection of gems from the literature of mathematics that shine as brightly today as when they first appeared in print. They deserve to be seen and admired.The selections include two opposing views on the purpose of mathematics, The Strong Law of Small Numbers, the treatment of calculus in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica, several proofs that the number of legs on a horse is infinite, a deserved refutation of the ridiculous Euler-Diderot anecdote, the real story of p and the Indiana Legislature, the reason why Theodorus stopped proving that square roots were irrational when he to the square root of 17, an excerpt from Mathematics Made Difficult, a glimpse into the mind of a calculating prodigy.There will be something of interest here for almost anyone interested in mathematics.Underwood Dudley is the bestselling author of several MAA books: Mathematical Cranks, Numerology, and the Trisectors. He has an Erdos number of 1.
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Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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