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Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes
Stimulating, thought-provoking analysis of a number of the most interesting intellectual inconsistencies in mathematics, physics, and language. Delightful elucidations of methods for misunderstanding the real world of experiment (Aristotle's Circle paradox), being led astray by algebra (De Morgan's paradox), and other mind-benders. 1982 edition.The Kingdom of Infinite Number
Just as bird guides help watchers tell birds apart by their color, songs, and behavior, The Kingdom of Infinite Number is the perfect handbook for identifying numbers in their native habitat. Taking a field guide-like approach, it offers a fresh way of looking at individual numbers and the properties that make them unique, which are also the properties essential for mental computation. The resultAn Introduction to Fourier Series and Integrals
A compact, sophomore-to-senior-level guide, Dr. Seeley's text introduces Fourier series in the way that Joseph Fourier himself used them: as solutions of the heat equation in a disk. Emphasizing the relationship between physics and mathematics, Dr. Seeley focuses on results of greatest significance to modern readers.Starting with a physical problem, Dr. Seeley sets up and analyzes the mathematicalSpringer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
Complex analysis can be a difficult subject and many introductory texts are just too ambitious for today’s students. This book takes a lower starting point than is traditional and concentrates on explaining the key ideas through worked examples and informal explanations, rather than through "dry" theory.The Transformation of Mathematics in the Early Mediterranean World
The transformation of mathematics from ancient Greece to the medieval Arab-speaking world is here approached by focusing on a single problem proposed by Archimedes and the many solutions offered. In this trajectory Reviel Netz follows the change in the task from solving a geometrical problem to its expression as an equation, still formulated geometrically, and then on to an algebraic problem, now