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AlgebraA Very Short Introduction

Algebra: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198732822
Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems in which some quantities are unknown. Now, ... More
CombinatoricsA Very Short Introduction

Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790324
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198723493
Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics concerned with selecting, arranging, and listing or counting collections of objects. Dating back some 3000 years, and initially consisting mainly ... More
ComplexityA Very Short Introduction

Complexity: A Very Short Introduction  

John H. Holland

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199662548.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199662548
From the movement of flocks of birds to the Internet, environmental sustainability, and market regulation, the study and understanding of complex non-linear systems has become highly ... More
CryptographyA Very Short Introduction

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction  

Fred Piper and Sean Murphy

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775741
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803153.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803153
Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction provides a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection — subjects of considerable social and political importance. It ... More
FractalsA Very Short Introduction

Fractals: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth Falconer

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778599
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199675982.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199675982
Fractals: A Very Short Introduction looks at the roots of the ‘fractal revolution’ that occurred in mathematics in the 20th century. It presents the ‘new geometry’ of fractals, explains the ... More
The History of MathematicsA Very Short Introduction

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacqueline Stedall

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778094
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199599684
The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction is arranged thematically to exemplify the varied contexts in which people have learned, used, and handed on mathematics. Using ... More
MathematicsA Very Short Introduction

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Gowers

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776397
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853615.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853615
The aim of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we ... More
MeasurementA Very Short Introduction

Measurement: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Hand

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198779568
Measurement is a fundamental concept central to the sciences, social sciences, medicine, economics, government, and indeed also to everyday life. The history of measurement goes back to the ... More
NetworksA Very Short Introduction

Networks: A Very Short Introduction  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777936
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199588077
Networks: A Very Short Introduction considers the basic elements of network theory and its applications using everyday examples from society, technology, nature, and history. It is ... More
NumbersA Very Short Introduction

Numbers: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777820
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584055.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584055
Numbers: A very Short Introduction unravels the world of numbers; demonstrating its richness, and providing a comprehensive view of the idea of the number. This VSI paints a picture of the ... More

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