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Flatland. A Romance of Many Dimensions (Unabridged).

By: ABBOTT, Edwin A.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York: Dover Publications. 1992.:

Seller ID: 24928


"The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott (1836-1926), it describes the journeys of A.Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women - thin, straight lines - are the lowest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status". Pp 83, some b/w illustrations, slight toning to pages, name to fep. P/b. G+. View more info

The Mathematical Psychology of Gratry and Boole.

By: BOOLE, Mary Everest.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London: C.W.Daniel, nd. (c.1897).:

Seller ID: 45184


Translated from the Language of the Higher Calculus into that of Elementary Geometry. Contents: I.Introductory; II.Geometric Co-Ordinates; III.The Doctrine of Limits; IV.Newton and Some of His Successors; V.The Law of Sacrifice; VI.Inspiration versus Habit; VII.Examples of Practical Application of the Mathematical Laws of Thought; VIII.The Sanity of True Genius; Appendix. Pp.x/116, final page and inner endpapers browned, owner's name to inner front endpaper. Maroon cloth, gilt title to spine, wear to spine and edges. Scarce. Good. View more info

Mathematics: The New Golden Age.

By: DEVLIN, Keith.:

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1988 (rep).:

Seller ID: 24956


"Offers a glimpse of the extraordinary vistas and bizarre universes opened up by contemporary mathematicians: the theory of knots and secret codes, Hitler's Tenth Problem and the Four-Colour Theorem, business planning techniques and strange number systems". Pp 287, some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated covert. G+. View more info

Mathematical Circus.

By: GARDNER, Martin.:

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1981.:

Seller ID: 24969


"Here are puzzles and paradoxes, games and entertainments of every kind, ranging from the swift and simple (including a few that are pure tease) to the mind-boggling". Pp 272, some b/w illustrations, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

More Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions.

By: GARDNER, Martin.:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1980.:

Seller ID: 24970


"From Diophantine brain-teasers to diabolic squares, these arithmetical, geometrical, logical, topological, mechanical, and probability problems are designed to beguile the weary leisure-hours and sharpen blunted wits". Pp 186, some b/w illustrations, slight toning to pages. P/b, slight creasing and scuffing to spine, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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A Mathematician's Apology. (Foreword by C.P.Snow).

By: HARDY, G.H.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.:

Seller ID: 43911


Essay on the aesthetics of mathematics. Reprint with a foreword by C.P.Snow. "The book is a personal account by a distinguished mathematician of what mathematics meant to him as a man. Hardy discusses and illustrates the attractive force of mathematics. He dismisses its utility but describes its depth and beauty as a creative art". Pp.153. Grey cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with small edge chips but is in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+.** Hardy's own natural affinity for mathematics was perceptible at an early age. When just two years old, he wrote numbers up to millions, and whe... View more info

The Creative Use of Calculators.

By: KILLINGBECK, K.P.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1981.:

Seller ID: 24985


1st ed. "Playing about with numbers has always been a way to develop an interest in mathematics and modern pocket calculators, by freeing you from the chore of 'sums', give unprecedented scope for this".Pp 220, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Teach Yourself Arithmetic.

By: PASCOE, L.C.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton. 1983.:

Seller ID: 26837


"Progressing from the elementary processes, the basic aspects of arithmetic are covered, with advice as to how, for example, percentages, simple and compound interest, arithmetical graphs and statistics can be of practical help to such problems as Income Tax, rates and investment". Pp 218. P/b, slight scuffing to spine. G+. View more info

Teach Yourself Modern Mathematics.

By: PASCOE, L.C.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton. 1984.:

Seller ID: 26838


"Looks first at real and complex numbers and examines vectors before going on to explain different number systems and their properties, sets and symbolic logic, matrices and probability". Pp 235. P/b, very slight crease to corner of front cover. G+. View more info

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its consequences.

By: PAULOS, John Allen.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1990.:

Seller ID: 25000


"In this lively and witty book the author brings together many intriguing and practical examples to make accessible the sheer beauty and power of mathematics - and to put the fun back into facts and figures". Pp 135. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

Mathematics in Civilization.

By: RESNIKOFF, H.L. & WELLS,Jr., R.O.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York: Dover Publications Inc, 1984. 0486246744:

Seller ID: 41601

ISBN: 0486246744


Examines "how the developments and discoveries of mathematics shaped and were shaped by the course of human events. In a format suited to college-level studies and general popular reading, the authors explore trigonometry, navigation, catography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times. This Dover edition...has been newly expanded to include a supplement on twentieth-century problems and their historical contexts, and provides solutions to problems at the end of each chapter." Pp.viii/408. Paperback, minor edge wear. VG. View more info

The Development of Symbolic Logic. A Critical-Historical Study of the Logical Calculus.

By: SHEARMAN, A.T.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bristol: Thoemmes, 1990. 1855060205:

Seller ID: 45177

ISBN: 1855060205


A reprint of the 1906 edition. Contents include: Symbols as Representing Terms and as Representing Propositions; Symbols of Operation; The Process of Solution; Concerning a Calculus Based on Intension; The Doctrines of Jevons and of Mr MacColl; Later Logical Doctrines; The Utility of Symbolic Logic. Pp.xii/242. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The Principles of the Differential and Integral Calculus Simplified and Applied to the Solution of Various Useful Problems in Practical Mathematics and Mechanics.

By: TATE, Thomas.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899.:

Seller ID: 41629


New Impression. 17cms x 11cms. Pp.viii/245, owner's name to front free endpaper. Brown blind-stamped cloth, spine sunned and uneven sunning to rear board. Good. View more info