by Jan Gullberg; Peter Hilton (Foreword by)
Call Number: QA36 .G86 1997
Publication Date: 1997-03-17
An illustrated exploration of mathematics and its history, beginning with a study of numbers and their symbols, and continuing with a broad survey that includes consideration of algebra, geometry, hyperbolic functions, fractals, and many other mathematical functions.
Meaning in Mathematics
by John Polkinghorne (Editor)
Call Number: QA8.4 .M43 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-14
Numerical Mathematics and Computing
by Ward Cheney; David Kincaid
Call Number: QA297 .C426 2008
Publication Date: 2007-08-03
Showing students of science and engineering the potential of computers for solving numerical problems, this text also demonstrates the errors that inevitably accompany scientific computations and what can be done to minimize them.
This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field.With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century.
Our much-valued mathematical knowledge rests on two supports: the logic of proof and the axioms from which those proofs begin. Naturalism in Mathematics investigates the status of the latter, the fundamental assumptions of mathematics. These were once held to be self-evident, but progress in work on the foundations of mathematics, especially in set theory, has rendered that comforting notion obsolete.