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Simple Models of Group Behavior

By: Bartos, Otomar J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 2204632

ISBN: 0231028938

Condition: Very Good


Creases to spine and front wrapper, sticker to rear wrapper. 1967 Trade Paperback. xii, 345 pp. An assessment of the increasing importance of the literature of mathematical models for social scientists which brings together some of the most promising attempts of mathematicians in the field of social theory.This text book is intended to introduce social scientists with little mathematical background to a body of mathematically expressed substantive theories, utilizing rel... View more info

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Breaking Codes: Unravel 100 Cryptograms

By: Berloquin, Pierre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2014

Seller ID: 2284444

ISBN: 1454910658

Condition: Very Good


A few puzzles already filled in. 2014 Trade Paperback. 135 pp. For anyone interested in the science of secrecy and clandestine codes, renowned puzzle whiz Pierre Berloquin has created a collection of colorful exercises that gives amateurs an opportunity to test their deciphering skills. Berloquin formulates his clever cryptograms around the stories of 20 characters from fiction and history, including Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Hildegard of Bingen, and H. P. Lovecr... View more info

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Yankee Stargazer: The Life of Nathaniel Bowditch

By: Berry, Robert Elton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1941

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1930671

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Fore-edge of boards lightly bumped near base, ink 'welfare & recreation' stamp on top page ridge. 1941 Hard Cover. xi, 234 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles. Reproduction of one of Bowditch's maps decorates endpapers. Includes several portrait plates in text. A biography of the mathematician whose influential work The New American Practical Navigator is still considered authoritative (it is carried on every commissioned U.S. Navy vessel). Bibliograp... View more info

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L'Aspect Moderne Des Mathematiques

By: Bouligand, M. Georges

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Librarie Scientifique Albert Blanchard: 1957

Seller ID: 1520671

Condition: Very Good


1957 Trade Paperback. 163 pp. French-language book on high mathematics. View more info

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Wave Propagation in Periodic Structures: Electric Filters and Crystal Lattices (Dover Books on Engineering and Engineering Physics)

By: Brillouin, Leon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2266485

Condition: Good


Second edition. Large closed tear on rear wrapper, wrappers lightly toned, ink name and details of previous owner on half-title page (he was a member of the physics department at the University of Illinois). 1953 Trade Paperback. xii, 255, [21] pp. Classic treatment of wave propagation covers a broad variety of problems with a common mathematical background, from solid state physics to propagation along electric lines, X-rays, rest rays, certain optical reflections, elec... View more info

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La Locique Et La Science (Les Heures Scientifiques)

By: Cesari, P.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dunod: 1955

Seller ID: 1520675

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1955 Trade Paperback. 171 pp. French text. French-language examination of mathematical logic and principles. View more info

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Cobb's Explanatory Arithmetick, Number Two; Containing the Compound Rules, and All That is Necessary of Every Other Rule in Arithmetick for Practical Purposes and the Transactions of Business; Adapted to the Understanding and Use of Larger Children, in Schools and Academies: to which is annexed A Practical System of Book-Keeping

By: Cobb, Lyman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Birdsall & Huntley: 1834

Seller ID: 2129917

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, ink name & date on front & rear endpapers. 1834 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 216 pp. 12mo. A guide to arithmetic designed for use by students. The author, Lyman Cobb, was a prominent writer of spelling books, and the main competition of his contemporary Noah Webster. His most well-known work is his speller, entitled A Just Standard for Pronouncing the English Language. View more info

Statistical Adjustment of Data (Dover Books on Elementary and Intermediate Mathematics Series)

By: Deming, W. Edwards

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1943

Seller ID: 1501359

Condition: Very Good


Cover toned, ink name & date stamp on front flyleaf. 1943 Trade Paperback. 261 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 - December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. Deming is widely credited with improving production in the United States during World War II, although he is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward he taught top management how to improve design (and th... View more info

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Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age

By: Essinger, James

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Melville House: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272329

ISBN: 1612194087

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xvi, 254 pp. Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. In Ada Lovela... View more info

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Random Arrangements For Some Three-Dimensional Lattice Designs (Cornell Miscellaneous Bulletin 19)

By: Federer, W.T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Design: 1953

Seller ID: 1527863

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1953 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 178 pp. 10 1/4 x 8. An early article on the mathematical theory of three-dimensional lattices, designed to be used in biometrics. View more info

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Theory of Differential Equations - Six Volumes Bound as Three: One: Exact Equations and Pfaff's Problem; Two: Ordinary Equations, Not Linear; Three: Ordinary Equations, Not Linear; Four: Ordinary Linear Equations; Five and Six: Partial Differential Equations

By: Forsyth, Andrew Russell

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272284

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a couple tiny chips and tears to spine head of each volume, minor wear to slipcase edges. 1959 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 340, xi, [1], 344; x, 391, [1], xvi, 534, [6]; xx, 478, xiii, [1], 596, [2] pp. 8vo. 1959 reissue of the work first released in 1890. Andrew Russell Forsyth (1858-1942) was an influential Scottish mathematician notable for incorporating the advances of Continental mathematics within the Briti... View more info

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Logic Machines and Diagrams

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2206177

ISBN: 1117849848

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, faint spots to boards, faint stain to top page ridge. 1958 Hard Cover. ix, 157 pp. The advent of the digital computer has rendered logic diagrams and manipulatives into historical footnotes. Nevertheless, they are significant in the historical development of logic as an area of mathematics. In this book Gardner describes the various ways syllogisms and propositions have been represented in diagrams, but he also spends a great deal of time explaining the person... View more info

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I Have a Photographic Memory

By: Halmos, Paul R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Mathematical Society: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2155411

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Light fading to spine. 1987 Soft Cover. Paul R. Halmos, eminent mathematician and brilliant expositor, is also a snapshot addict. Between 1943 and 1988, Halmos photographed mathematicians, their spouses, their brothers and sisters and other relatives, their offices, their dogs, and their carillon towers. From the 6000 or so photographs in his collection, Halmos has chosen about 600 for this book. The pictures are candid shots showing mathematicians just bei... View more info

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

By: Hodges, Andrew

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279800

ISBN: 0671492071

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch by half inch chip along top edge of front jacket panel, quarter inch chip to jacket spine head, a few very minor tears along jacket edges. Ink note on front endpaper. 1983 Hard Cover. 587 pp. Inspiration for the film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The extraordinary story of the brilliant scientist whose Enigma device broke Germany's most secret WWII code, who pioneered the modern computer age and who finally fell victim to the ... View more info

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Information & Coding Theory

By: Ingels, Franklin M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Intext Educational Publishers: 1971

Seller ID: 1516609

Condition: Very Good


Jacket rubbed.Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 229 pp. Information Theory Measure by the axiomatic approach of Feinstein is developed and progresses to a discussion of the mathematical tools with which communication systems are analyzed and from which the techniques of Coding Theory are developed. Many practical coding schemes are discussed, providing a book useful to both the student and practicing engineer. Its emphasis is on physical insight, a practical orientation of pro... View more info

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Fractals: Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures

By: Lauwerier, Hans

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2272690

ISBN: 0691024456

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1991 Trade Paperback. Fractals are shapes in which an identical motif repeats itself on an ever diminishing scale. A coastline, for instance, is a fractal, with each bay or headland having its own smaller bays and headlands--as is a tree with a trunk that separates into two smaller side branches, which in their turn separate into side branches that are smaller still. No longer mathematical curiosities, fractals are now a vital subject o... View more info

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World of Mathematics: A Small Library of the Literature of Mathematics from A'hmose the Scribe to Albert Einstein, Presented with Commentaries and Notes, in Four Volumes

By: Newman, James R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1956

Seller ID: 2271073

Condition: Good


NO BOX. Spines creased, two cover corners creased. 1956 Trade Paperback. A monumental 4-volume reference, 15 years in the making, The World of Mathematics was specially designed to make mathematics more accessible to the inexperienced. It comprises non-technical essays on every aspect of the vast subject, including articles by scores of eminent mathematicians and other thinkers. View more info

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Principia: Volume II [2] - The System of the World

By: Newton, Isaac

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California: 1966

Seller ID: 2279069

ISBN: 0520009290

Condition: Good


Light edge wear. 1966 Trade Paperback. This second volume of his Principia focuses on mathematical applications of terrestrial existence. View more info

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Principia, in Two Volumes: Vol. I: The Motion of Bodies; Vol. II: The System of the World (Motte's Translation Revised by Cajori)

By: Newton, Sir Isaac

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2280647

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1962 Trade Paperback. xxxv, 680 pp. Two volume set. Volume 1 contains the prefaces of the first three editions, Definitions, Axioms, or Laws of Motion, and Books I and II of the original. Volume 2 contains Book III, The System of the World, and the notes, historical and explanatory, prepared by Cajori. View more info

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Secrets of Making and Breaking Codes

By: Nickels, Hamilton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284425

ISBN: 0760709130

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, sticker remains on front board. 1998 Hard Cover. viii, 136 pp. Ever since humans first began to communicate, we’ve had secrets to keep — secrets of state, war, business, or the heart. From the moment the first secret message was sent, others were busy trying to decipher it. By rearranging, substituting, or transposing symbols, any message can be encoded or decoded — if you know how. Secrets of Making and Breaking Codes is a practical field manual designe... View more info

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The Beauty of Fractals: Images of Complex Dynamical Systems

By: Peitgen, H.-O.; Richter, P.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag: 1986

Seller ID: 2272724

ISBN: 0387158510

Condition: Near Fine


1986 Large Hardcover. xii, 199, [3] pp. The authors present an unusual attempt to publicize the field of Complex Dynamics, an exciting mathematical discipline of respectable tradition that recently sprang into new life under the impact of modern computer graphics. Where previous generations of scientists had to develop their own inner eye to perceive the abstract aesthetics of their work, the astonding pictures assembled here invite the reader to share in a new mathemati... View more info

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The Mathematical Tourist: Snapshots of Modern Mathematics

By: Peterson, Ivars

Price: $3.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Co.: 1988

Seller ID: 1515852

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. 240 pp. The science writer Ivars Peterson conducts the reader through the world of modern mathematics. View more info

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The Math Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2013

Seller ID: 2285680

ISBN: 1435148037

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2013 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 527 pp. You don't have to be a whiz at mathematics to enjoy The Math Book, Clifford A. Pickover's fascinating appreciation of 250 milestones in the history of mathematics. The topics covered span more than 150 million years and range from the application of mathematical concepts in the understanding of knots, tic tac toe, dice, and other familiar items to the theoretical realm of fuzzy lo... View more info

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Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise

By: Schroeder, Manfred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272742

ISBN: 0716721368

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Lightly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. Self-similarity is a profound concept that shapes many of the laws governing nature and underlying human thought. It is a property of widespread scientific importance and is at the centre of much of the recent work in chaos, fractals, and other areas of current research and popular interest. Self-similarity is related to svmmetry and is an attribute of many physical laws: particle physics and those governing Newton's laws 0 ... View more info

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Mathematicians under the Nazis

By: Segal, Sanford L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271075

ISBN: 069100451X

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket reverse and endpapers soiled, sticker on front jacket corner. 2003 Hard Cover. xxii, [2], 530, [2] pp. 8vo. Contrary to popular belief--and despite the expulsion, emigration, or death of many German mathematicians--substantial mathematics was produced in Germany during 1933-1945. In this landmark social history of the mathematics community in Nazi Germany, Sanford Segal examines how the Nazi years affected the personal and academic lives of those Ge... View more info

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

By: Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2279743

ISBN: 1400063515

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 2007 Hard Cover. xxviii, 366 pp. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in... View more info

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The Elements of Continuum Mechanics

By: Truesdell, C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 1800611

Condition: Very Good


2'' tear at head of front wrapper, faint smudge at foot of rear wrapper near spine. 1966 Large Softcover. 279 pp. A presentation of Continuum Mechanics. View more info

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Handbook of Mathematical Functions

By: U.S. Department of Commerce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce: 1972

Seller ID: 2265068

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library, lightly rubbed. 1972 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Includes formulas, graphs, and mathematical tables. View more info