By Hal Hellman
Compliment for Hal HellmanGreat Feuds in Mathematics"Those who imagine that mathematicians are chilly, mechanical proving machines will do good to learn Hellman's ebook on conflicts in arithmetic. the most characters are as excitable and sensitive because the subsequent guy. yet Hellman's tales additionally exhibit how clinical fights deliver out sharper formulations and higher arguments."-Professor Dirk van Dalen, Philosophy division, Utrecht UniversityGreat Feuds in Technology"There's not anything like an outstanding feud to snatch your consciousness. And in terms of describing the conflict, Hal Hellman is a master."-New ScientistGreat Feuds in Science"Unusual perception into the advance of technological know-how . . . i used to be inquisitive about this booklet and enthusiastically suggest it to basic in addition to medical audiences."-American Scientist"Hellman has assembled a chain of unique stories . . . many wonderful examples of heady invective with no parallel in our time."-NatureGreat Feuds in Medicine"This enticing publication files [the] reactions in ten of the main heated controversies and rivalries in clinical historical past. . . . The disputes distinct are . . . attention-grabbing. . . . it truly is scrumptious stuff here."-The ny Times"Stimulating."-Journal of the yank scientific organization
By Bruno Colbois, Christine Riedtmann, Viktor Schroeder
This booklet comprises twenty-three essays that remember the one centesimal anniversary of the Swiss Mathematical Society. The lifestyles and paintings of exceptional mathematicians, striking meetings held in Switzerland, comparable to the 3 foreign Congresses of Mathematicians, and the impact of girls in Swiss arithmetic are one of the subject matters. The articles, which come with many pictures, supply a bright photograph of a hundred years of mathematical lifestyles in Switzerland. A book of the eu Mathematical Society (EMS). disbursed in the Americas by means of the yankee Mathematical Society.
By Chen G. (ed.)
Invited lectures and contributed papers from the Workshop on [title] performed by way of the heart for keep an eye on Sciences and Dynamical platforms on the U. of Minnesota in Minneapolis, August 1989, about the regulate concept and purposes of dispensed platforms, i.e., actual and engineering keep watch over sy
By Ross Honsberger
1. chance and p; 2. extraordinary or even numbers; three. Sylvester's challenge of collinear triads; four. The algebra of statements; five. The Farey sequence; 6. A estate of an; 7. Squaring the sq.; eight. Writing a bunch as sum of 2 squares; nine. The isoperimetric challenge; 10. 5 curiosities from mathematics; eleven. an issue of Regiomontanus; 12. Complementary sequences; thirteen. Pythagorean mathematics; 14. plentiful numbers; 15. Macheroni and Steiner; sixteen. A estate of a few repeating decimals; 17. the concept of Barbier; 18. The sequence of reciprocals of primes; 19. Van Schouten's challenge; strategies to routines; Bibliography