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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 relatively simple forms of the mathematics in which the theories are cast...Keywords: OTOMAR BARTOS SIMPLE MODELS GROUP BEHAVIOR... View more info

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Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics

By: Berlinski, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292397

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 2005 Hard Cover. A history of mathematics focusing on its ten most important discoveries. 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. Lovecraft. Each short chapter features a brief historical background of the character and code, as well as five cryptograms—using... 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, electrical engineering, and wave mechanics of the spinning electron. View more info

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Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World through the Science of Surprise

By: Casti, John L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201997

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Ink notes inside back cover. 1995 Trade Paperback. 320 pp. A renowned mathematician shows how the 'science of surprise' can help explain some of the most inexplicable phenomena in science, nature, the arts, the economy, and more. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: One of the pioneers of complexity science and systems theory, John L. Casti, Ph.D., is Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, where he heads an initiative on Extreme Events in Human Society. He worked for many years at the Sante Fe Institute and The RAND Corporation, as well as s... View more info

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Thomas Gray: Philosopher Cat

By: Davis, Philip J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262018

ISBN: 0151881006

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1988 Hard Cover. Thomas Gray, a cat that helps a Cambridge historian of mathematics with his reserch, purrs at the center of this light, philosophical tale wrapped around a mathematical problem. 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 British tradition. 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 personalities. Ramon Lull was quite a character. Early in life he was a hedonist, but due to a religious vision, was converted into... View more info

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The Colossal Book of Mathematics

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289081

ISBN: 0393020231

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 724 pp. Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics. Whether discussing hexaflexagons or number theory, Klein bottles or the essence of nothing, Martin Gardner has single-handedly created the field of recreational mathematics. The Colossal Book of Mathematics collects together Gardner's most popular pieces from his legendary Mathematical Games column, which ran in Scientific American for twenty-five years. Gardner's... View more info

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The Past Through Tomorrow: Future History Stories

By: Heinlein, Robert A.; Knight, Damon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277470

ISBN: 0399106200

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards soiled,. 1967 Hard Cover. 667, [5] pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by one of the fathers of science fiction, and author of Stranger in a Strange Land. Introduction by Damon Knight. Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first... View more info

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54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set

By: Hutchins, Robert Maynard; Adler, Mortimer; et al

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265793

Condition: Near Fine


1990 printing. We have more books available by this author!. 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, the deluxe edition with fabricoid spines over cloth boards, gilt titles and rules, top edges gilt. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plo... View more info

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Good Benito

By: Lightman, Alan

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 1996

Seller ID: 2203536

Condition: Very Good


Light edge room. 1996 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Bennett Benito Lang is a lonely and confused young boy who finds solace in the ordered and rigorous laws of mathematics and physics. But as an adult, when he most needs the irrefutable order and precision of science itself, Benito will learn that, despite its expansive beauty and power, it is no match for the unfathomable desires and pains of the human heart. Lightman is the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams. View more info

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A Beautiful Mind

By: Nasar, Sylvia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291456

ISBN: 0743224574

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Kelley, warm best wishes, Sylvia Nasar, 2.26.02'). 2001 Trade Paperback. 461, [1] pp. Inspiration for the film starring Russell Crowe , Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly. Includes black-and-white photographs. How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages? the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did, came the answer. So I took them seriously. T... 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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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 designed to teach you the basic mechanics of enciphering and deciphering communications. The author has used his extensive knowledge... View more info

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (Modern Masters)

By: Pears, David; Kermode, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1970

Seller ID: 2277369

ISBN: 0670019100

Condition: Good


Light stain to edges of wrappers, ink name on half-title page, minor ink marks. 1970 Trade Paperback. 208 pp. Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. Described by Bertrand Russell as the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense, and dominating,Wittgenstein is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. Helping to inspire two... View more info

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Charles S. Peirce: Selected Writings

By: Peirce, Charles S.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dover: 1966

Seller ID: 2195163

Condition: Good


Pencil marks in one chapter only, light crease to front wrapper. 1966 Trade Paperback. Charles S. Peirce in the opinion of many authorities was the most profound and original philosopher that America has produced. A master of exact science, our foremost logician, the founder of pragmatism, Peirce was one of the most remarkable and versatile minds of the 19th century, whose scattered writings made important contributions to such varied fields of logic, mathematics, geodesy, religion, astronomy, chemistry, physics, psychology, history of science, metaphysics, education, semeiotics, and more. Con... 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 mathematical experience, to revel in the charm of fractal frontiers. 184 illustrations in 211 parts, 88 in color. 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 logic, catastrophe theory, and the mathematical universe hypothesis. The book is illustrated in full color throughout and Picko... View more info

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Scientific American Science Desk Reference [The Hutchison Science Desk Reference]

By: Rennie, John; Jones, Tony; Kirsner, Scott; Rowe, Julian; Stringer, Chris; Woods, Gordon; Young, Edward; et al

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2274218

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher bookplate laid in. 2001 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 690 pp. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A scientific reference with chapters on: Measurement; Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics; Astronomy; Earth Science: Evolution and Structure of Planet Earth; Earth Science: The Atmosphere and the Hydrosphere; Environment and Ecology; Biology; The Animal Kingdom; Plant Kingdom; Human Body; Health and Disease; Computer Science; Technology; Discoveries, Inventions, and Prizes. Index follows text. View more info

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The Loop (French Literature Series)

By: Roubaud, Jacques

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278608

ISBN: 1564785467

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear, ink name on endpaper. 2009 Trade Paperback. Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is one of the most accomplished members of the Oulipo, the workshop for experimental literature founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais. He is the author of numerous books of prose, theatre and poetry. 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 , gravitation. Symmetry, found throughout the biological universe, is also a basic property of the mathematical universe. In ... 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 German mathematicians who continued to work in Germany. The effects of the Nazi regime on the lives of mathematicians ranged fr... View more info

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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

By: Seife, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292403

ISBN: 0140296476

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A concise and appealing look at the strangest number in the universe and its continuing role as one of the great paradoxes of human thought. The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now, as Y2K fever rages, it threatens a technological apocalypse. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like othe... View more info

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Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes

By: Seife, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292404

ISBN: 0143038397

Condition: Good


1st printing. Wrappers rubbed. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathe... View more info

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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2294239

ISBN: 0385493622

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Ink inscription on title page. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years. In Fermat's Enigma--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's Nova--Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will ... 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