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1. Models

1. Models  

Timothy Gowers

in Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776397
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853615.003.0001
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‘Models’ introduces the concept and purposes of mathematical models. From working out the best trajectory for throwing a stone, rolling a pair of dice, and predicting population growth and ... More
Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction  

Alain Goriely

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.001.0001
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Mathematics is playing an increasingly important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?

3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?  

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/9780199599684.003.0003
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‘How are mathematical ideas disseminated?’ considers how mathematical ideas are passed from one person to another, from one culture to another, or from one generation to another. Reading ... More
Introduction: the Greek way

Introduction: the Greek way  

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/9780199684120.003.0001
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The Introduction explains that Greek physics—physica—with its eye to ethics, its indifference to mathematics and experiment, and its independence of states and courts, is noticeably ... More
6. Getting inside mathematics

6. Getting inside mathematics  

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/9780199599684.003.0006
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Who invented algebra? Who invented calculus? ‘Getting inside mathematics’ looks at the possible answers to these questions alongside the introduction of mathematical notation and the ... More
10. Centaurs and other animals

10. Centaurs and other animals  

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/9780199298037.003.0010
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‘Centaurs and other animals’ examines the final decade of Newton's life. Newton continued his relentless pursuit of religious truth: massive drafts on early church history survive, many ... More
4. Eratosthenes and the system of the world

4. Eratosthenes and the system of the world  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0004
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Few aspects of the Hellenistic world have captivated the modern imagination so much as the Museum and Library of Ptolemaic Alexandria, a dedicated institution of learning and research, ... More
16. Evidence and Theory

16. Evidence and Theory  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0016
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‘Evidence and Theory’ argues that Aristotle’s account of the world is wholly exploded, mostly because sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scientists applied quantitative methods in studying ... More
7. Logic

7. Logic  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0007
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‘Logic’ explores Aristotle’s syllogistic. In the Prior Analytics Aristotle uses ‘proposition’ for simple sentences and ‘term’ for their salient parts. Thus a proposition affirms or denies ... More
6. Pythagoras and other mysteries

6. Pythagoras and other mysteries  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0007
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‘Pythagoras and other mysteries’ explains how Pythagoras and his followers acquired a reputation for mathematical and geometrical investigations. They conducted their mathematics in a ... More
3. Proofs

3. Proofs  

Timothy Gowers

in Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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9780191776397
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853615.003.0003
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‘Proofs’ is concerned with the concept of a proof, that is, an argument that puts a statement beyond all possible doubt. One of the most famous proofs in mathematics shows that the square ... More
5. Science and philosophy

5. Science and philosophy  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0006
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The word ‘ambivalence’ best captures the mood of the transformations in popular and applied sciences of the 15th and 16th centuries. We want to know more, but can we know too much? ‘Science ... More
1. Life and work

1. Life and work  

A. C. Grayling

in Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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9780191775659
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.003.0001
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‘Life and work’ outlines the contributions of Bertrand Russell to the technical fields of logic and philosophy as well as describing his private life — his marriages, agnosticism, pacifism, ... More
2. Logic and philosophy

2. Logic and philosophy  

A. C. Grayling

in Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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‘Logic and philosophy’ shows that Russell's first truly original philosophical endeavour was to show that mathematics rests on logic. The project failed, but a number of important ... More
4. Learning mathematics

4. Learning mathematics  

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/9780199599684.003.0004
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Why learn mathematics? A study of what has been taught, and how, reveals a good deal about what aspects of mathematics have been regarded as relevant, and for what purposes. ‘Learning ... More
7. The evolving historiography of mathematics

7. The evolving historiography of mathematics  

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/9780199599684.003.0007
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‘The evolving historiography of mathematics’ looks at how the questions asked by historians have changed and diversified. It is not enough to ask who discovered what and when. We also want ... More
1. Mathematics: myth and history

1. Mathematics: myth and history  

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/9780199599684.003.0001
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‘Mathematics: myth and history’ considers some well-known names in the field of mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, Diophantus, Pierre de Fermat, Leonhard Euler, and Andrew Wiles, the man you ... More
2. What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?

2. What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?  

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/9780199599684.003.0002
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‘What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?’ questions the meaning and use of the terms based on the Greek mathemata, which simply meant ‘what has been learned’. The history of ... 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
1. A national man

1. A national man  

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/9780199298037.003.0001
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9780199298037
‘A national man’ reviews the various biographies of Newton which appeared after his death on 20 March 1727. John Conduitt supervised the collection of virtually all the significant ... More

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