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Introduction

Introduction  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777103
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10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ provides a brief history of the study of galaxies. Telescopes were invented in 1551, not, as the popular myth goes, by Galileo, but by Leonard Digges. In the eighteenth ... More
7. The divine book

7. The divine book  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0007
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‘The divine book’ examines the development of Newton's thinking about celestial motions. By November 1685 he had completed a draft of the Principia. In the first book — the ‘Lectiones’ — he ... More
5. Mathematical livelihoods

5. Mathematical livelihoods  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778094
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10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0005
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9780199599684
Over the centuries, there have been significant changes in the ways that mathematicians have been employed. A modern mathematician is very likely to work in education, finance, or industry, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ian Stewart

in Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191816574
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10.1093/actrade/9780198755234.003.0001
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Why do we need to think about the infinite—a concept we never encounter directly? There are many reasons. Even in elementary mathematics, we encounter aspects of infinity, but more ... More
6. and beyond, to complex things

6. and beyond, to complex things  

Glen Van Brummelen

in Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191851896
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10.1093/actrade/9780198814313.003.0006
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‘ … and beyond, to complex things’ first considers the Taylor series for the exponential function. One of the most famous, yet enigmatic, numbers in mathematics, e is an irrational number ... More
3. Domestication in Europe

3. Domestication in Europe  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0004
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Domestication of Greek and Arabic physica and mixed mathematics in the Latin West took c.400 years: from the 12th-century first translations to the 16th-century printing of Archimedes and ... More
The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

J. L. Heilbron

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.001.0001
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How does today’s physics—highly professionalized; inextricably linked to government and industry—link back to its origins as a liberal art in ancient Greece? The History of Physics: A Very ... More
7. What is ultimately real—unity and activity

7. What is ultimately real—unity and activity  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0007
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‘What is ultimately real—unity and activity’ uncovers Leibniz’s views about what is ultimately real in this actual world of which we have experience. What are the most fundamental, really ... More
3. The marvellous years

3. The marvellous years  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0003
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‘The marvellous years’ describes Newton's years at Cambridge. The first decades of the seventeenth century witnessed an exponential growth in the understanding of the Earth and heavens, a ... More
3. The schooling of genius

3. The schooling of genius  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0003
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Can formal education ever instil exceptional creativity? ‘The schooling of genius’ concludes not on the evidence of past geniuses. The educational backgrounds of Indian mathematician, ... More
3. The superlunar world

3. The superlunar world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0004
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‘The superlunar world’ outlines the astronomical developments of the scientific revolution. Ancient thinkers such as Plato and Ptolemy originated the ideas of planetary orbital spheres and ... More
4. The sublunar world

4. The sublunar world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0005
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‘The sublunar world’ explores how the early modern view of the world moved on from Aristotle's teachings. Nicholas Steno found that layers of rock provided information about the earth's ... More
1. Defining genius

1. Defining genius  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0001
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What is genius?‘Defining genius’ describes the modern meaning as an individual who demonstrates exceptional intellectual or creative powers, whether inborn or acquired (or both). There is ... More
2. Family affairs

2. Family affairs  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0002
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‘Family affairs’ discusses the role of parents, siblings, partners, offspring, and grandparents in the creation or nurture of geniuses. There is clearly some relationship between heredity ... More
2. Do you want to know a secret? Turkeys, giants, and atomic bombs

2. Do you want to know a secret? Turkeys, giants, and atomic bombs  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0002
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When observing and trying to quantify the world around us, two simple facts can be appreciated and readily agreed upon. First, different physical quantities are characterized by different ... More
Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction  

Owen Gingerich

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
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10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.001.0001
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9780199330966
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) was the astronomer whose shocking vision of a sun-centered universe turned out to be the essential blueprint for a physical understanding of celestial ... More
8. The book nobody read

8. The book nobody read  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
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10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0009
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An anonymous introductory essay was added to De revolutionibus. Rheticus was outraged by this unauthorized addition—later attributed to Andreas Osiander—as it suggested Copernicus’s work ... More
2. Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics

2. Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0002
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How did Leibniz propose to pursue his all-embracing programme of scientific advancement? What were the core projects that held his wide-ranging intellectual life together? ‘Characteristica ... More
5. The microcosm and the living world

5. The microcosm and the living world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0006
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9780199567416
‘The microcosm and the living world’ explores early modern thought on the human body and biology. Astrology had a large influence on early modern medicine, guiding personalised treatment ... More
6. Building a world of science

6. Building a world of science  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0007
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9780199567416
‘Building a world of science’ outlines how early modern scientific thought was applied to the real world problems of the day. The emergence of gunpowder on the battlefield made castles ... More

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