The ethics of geometry: A genealogy of modernity by David Lachterman

By David Lachterman

The Ethics of Geometry is a examine of the connection among philosophy and arithmetic. crucial modifications within the ethos of arithmetic, for instance, the regularly occurring methods of project and figuring out mathematical systems and their gadgets, supply perception into the basic matters within the quarrel of moderns with ancients. sign good points of the fashionable ethos are the concern of problem-solving over theorem-proving, and the declare that constructability via human minds or tools establishes the life of appropriate entities. those figures are mixed within the emblematic assertion of Salomon Maimon, "In mathematical building we're, because it have been, gods." development is the mark of modernity. The disciplines of classical philology, literary interpretation and the heritage of philosophy and of arithmetic are woven jointly during this quantity.

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Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin

By Stewart Coffin

This ebook discusses the right way to layout «good» geometric puzzles: two-dimensional dissection puzzles, polyhedral dissections, and burrs.
It outlines significant different types of geometric puzzles and gives examples, occasionally going into the heritage and philosophy of these examples.
The writer provides demanding situations and considerate questions, in addition to useful layout and woodworking easy methods to motivate the reader to construct his personal puzzles and test along with his personal designs.
Aesthetics, phychology, and mathematical issues all issue into the definition of the standard of a puzzle.

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Beautiful Geometry by Eli Maor, Eugen Jost

By Eli Maor, Eugen Jost

If you've ever idea that arithmetic and paintings don't combine, this beautiful visible background of geometry will swap your brain. As a lot a piece of paintings as a ebook approximately arithmetic, appealing Geometry provides greater than sixty beautiful colour plates illustrating a variety of geometric styles and theorems, followed through short money owed of the attention-grabbing historical past and folks in the back of every one. With art via Swiss artist Eugen Jost and textual content via acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this specified get together of geometry covers various topics, from straightedge-and-compass structures to fascinating configurations related to infinity. the result's a pleasant and informative illustrated journey during the 2,500-year-old historical past of 1 of crucial and lovely branches of arithmetic.

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Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry by Riccardo Benedetti (auth.), Teo Mora, Carlo Traverso (eds.)

By Riccardo Benedetti (auth.), Teo Mora, Carlo Traverso (eds.)

The symposium "MEGA-90 - powerful tools in Algebraic Geome­ try out" was once held in Castiglioncello (Livorno, Italy) in April 17-211990. the subjects - we quote from the "Call for papers" - have been the fol­ lowing: - potent tools and complexity matters in commutative algebra, professional­ jective geometry, actual geometry, algebraic quantity concept - Algebraic geometric equipment in algebraic computing Contributions in similar fields (computational elements of staff idea, differential algebra and geometry, algebraic and differential topology, etc.) have been additionally welcome. The starting place and the inducement of this kind of assembly, that's speculated to be the 1st of a sequence, merits to be defined. the topic - the speculation and the perform of computation in alge­ braic geometry and similar domain names from the mathematical viewpoin- has been one of many issues of the symposia equipped through SIGSAM (the distinct curiosity staff for Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation of the organization for Computing Machinery), comparable (Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation in Europe), and AAECC (the semantics of the identify is differ­ ing; a regular which means is "Applied Algebra and blunder Correcting Codes").

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Geometry (Transactions of Mathematical Monographs, Volume by V. V. Prasolov, V. M. Tikhomirov

By V. V. Prasolov, V. M. Tikhomirov

This can be a good survey of Euclidean, analytic, projective and non-Euclidean geometry. The textual content is quite unstructured and eventually the authors surrender any try out at constitution and easily pile up lovely theorems in an 80-page "addendum". As a compendium of gorgeous issues the e-book is kind of useful.

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The booklet is on the market to a faculty pupil with a few very easy wisdom of calculus and linear algebra. whilst, it's a lot of enjoyable to learn for a certified mathematician, even for a expert within the region - only for the exciting price! The e-book is especially concise for the quantity of the fabric it covers - examine to the 486 pages of the Coxeter's vintage advent to Geometry. but the booklet is so deep that sometimes reaches out to philosophy.

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The Geometry of Riemann Surfaces and Abelian Varieties by Sorin Popescu, and Rubí E. Rodríguez José M. Muñoz Porras

By Sorin Popescu, and Rubí E. Rodríguez José M. Muñoz Porras

Many of the papers during this publication care for the speculation of Riemann surfaces (moduli difficulties, automorphisms, etc.), abelian types, theta features, and modular kinds. the various papers comprise surveys at the contemporary leads to the subjects of present curiosity to mathematicians, while others include new learn effects

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Riemannian Geometry of Contact and Symplectic Manifolds by David E. Blair

By David E. Blair

This monograph offers with the Riemannian geometry of either symplectic and make contact with manifolds, with specific emphasis at the latter. The textual content is thoroughly awarded. themes spread systematically from bankruptcy 1, which examines the final thought of symplectic manifolds. important circle bundles (Chapter 2) are then mentioned as a prelude to the Boothby--Wang fibration of a compact normal touch manifold in bankruptcy three, which offers with the overall thought of touch manifolds. bankruptcy four specializes in the final surroundings of Riemannian metrics linked to either symplectic and phone constructions, and bankruptcy five is dedicated to fundamental submanifolds of the touch subbundle. issues taken care of within the next chapters contain Sasakian manifolds, the real examine of the curvature of touch metric manifolds, submanifold conception in either the K¿hler and Sasakian settings, tangent sphere bundles, curvature functionals, advanced touch manifolds and three Sasakian manifolds. The ebook serves either as a normal reference for mathematicians to the elemental homes of symplectic and touch manifolds and as a superb source for graduate scholars and researchers within the Riemannian geometric enviornment. The prerequisite for this article is a simple path in Riemannian geometry.

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Continua: With the Houston Problem Book by Howard Cook, William T. Ingram, Krystyna Kuperberg, Andrew

By Howard Cook, William T. Ingram, Krystyna Kuperberg, Andrew Lelek, Piotr Minc

This quantity comprises the court cases of the precise consultation on sleek tools in Continuum conception provided on the a hundredth Annual Joint arithmetic conferences held in Cincinnati, Ohio. It additionally positive aspects the Houston challenge e-book which incorporates a lately up-to-date set of 2 hundred difficulties accrued over numerous years on the college of Houston.;These court cases and difficulties are aimed toward natural and utilized mathematicians, topologists, geometers, physicists and graduate-level scholars in those disciplines.

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Geometrie: Eine Einführung für Ingenieure und by Gert Bär

By Gert Bär

Die nach modernen hochschulpädagogischen und fachlichen Prinzipien aufgebaute Lehrbuchreihe "Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler" umfaßt den Soff in den Studienplänen vorgesehenen Lehrstoff für die Mathematikausbildung, bietet Möglichkeiten zur Vertiefung sowie Spezialisierung und ist darüber hinaus in der Weiterbildung einsetzbar. Ihr modularer Aufbau ermöglicht die Auswahl der für die jeweiligen Fachrichtungen notwendigen Bände und unterstützt die Individualisierung des Studiums. In Übereinstimmung mit neuen Entwicklungen und Anforderungen wird sie aktualisiert und thematisch erweitert. Autoren und Herausgeber sind erfahrene Hochschullehrer.

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