NEW MATHEMATICS TITLES |
Books released during the week of November 2, 2015 | |
Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment Ronald S. Calinger "This is the first real biography of Leonhard Euler, and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it is the most important book about Euler to appear in any western European language in the past century. The scholarship is absolutely first rate and is based largely on original sources, a monumental feat. Many of the details are new, but so is the grand synthesis that puts them together in one narrative. I learned something new from almost every page."--Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University | |
Books released during the week of October 27, 2015 | |
Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History Lynn Gamwell Foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson "Mathematics and Art describes mankind’s search for patterns and the expression of these numbers and forms by artists. This book will enrich the reader’s understanding of mathematics and the arts throughout history, and their deep interconnections in today’s global culture of high technology and contemporary art."--Tatsuo Miyajima, artist | |
Books released during the week of October 20, 2015 | |
Classification of Pseudo-reductive Groups (AM-191) Brian Conrad & Gopal Prasad In the earlier monograph Pseudo-reductive Groups, Brian Conrad, Ofer Gabber, and Gopal Prasad explored the general structure of pseudo-reductive groups. In this new book, Classification of Pseudo-reductive Groups, Conrad and Prasad go further to study the classification over an arbitrary field. The results and methods developed in Classification of Pseudo-reductive Groups will interest mathematicians and graduate students who work with algebraic groups in number theory and algebraic geometry in positive characteristic. | |
Books released during the week of October 13, 2015 | |
Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner Martin Gardner With a foreword by Persi Diaconis and an afterword by James Randi "His radiant self lives on in his massive and luminous literary output and shines at its sweetest, wittiest and most personal in Undiluted Hocus-Pocus."--Teller, New York Times Book Review | |
Books released during the week of October 5, 2015 | |
An Einstein Encyclopedia Alice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, & Robert Schulmann "This is the most comprehensive book on Einstein published to coincide with the centenary of his general theory of relativity. Coauthored by Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, and Robert Schulman, three leading Einstein scholars, it covers the Nobel Prize winner’s life (1879--1955) and work in detail, with entries on his influence on science and society. Photographs and illustrations--cartoons of the great inventor, for example, and scientific diagrams--enhance the presentation, which further offers meticulous documentation and carefully chronicles Einstein’s academic output."--Henrietta Verma, Library Journal | |
Books released during the week of September 21, 2015 | |
Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham With a foreword by Martin Gardner "[F]ascinating. . . . Magical Mathematics [is] a dazzling tour of math-based magic tricks. . . . Lovers of recreational mathematics, and especially fans of the late Martin Gardner, who contributed the foreword, will find many pleasures in Magical Mathematics. And while exposing magic secrets in a book intended for the general public may raise hackles among some old-guard magicians, exploring the math behind these tricks will, in truth, only deepen the mystery. For, as the authors remind us, sometimes the methods are as magical as the tricks themselves."--Alex Stone, Wall Street Journal |
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