Download Mathematics under the Microscope by Alexandre V. Borovik PDF

By Alexandre V. Borovik

The author's objective is to begin a discussion among mathematicians and cognitive scientists. He discusses, from a operating mathematician's perspective, the secret of mathematical instinct: why are sure mathematical innovations extra intuitive than others? To what quantity does the ``small scale'' constitution of mathematical techniques and algorithms replicate the workings of the human mind? What are the ``elementary particles'' of arithmetic that building up the mathematical universe? The publication is saturated with fun examples from a variety of disciplines--from turbulence to error-correcting codes to logic--as good as with simply puzzles and brainteasers. regardless of the very severe subject material, the author's strategy is lighthearted and exciting. this can be an strange and strangely interesting e-book. Readers who by no means considered arithmetic after their tuition years can be surprised to find what percentage conduct of brain, principles, or even fabric items which are inherently mathematical function development blocks of our civilization and daily life. a certified mathematician, reluctantly breaking the day-by-day regimen, or wondering on a few resisting challenge, will open this publication and luxuriate in a unexpected go back to his or her younger days whilst arithmetic used to be clean, fascinating, and retaining all grants. and don't take the be aware ``microscope'' within the identify too actually: in reality, the writer appears round, in time and area, focusing in activate an incredible number of factors, from mathematical ``memes'' (genes of tradition) to an strange lifetime of a Hollywood celebrity. --Yuri I. Manin, Max-Planck Institute of arithmetic, Bonn, and Northwestern collage

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Download Asimov’s New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov PDF

By Isaac Asimov

Asimov tells the tales in the back of the technology: the boys and ladies who made the $64000 discoveries and the way they did it. starting from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he is taking the main complicated thoughts and explains it in this sort of method first-time reader at the topic feels convinced on his/her knowing.

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Download Tutorium Algebra: Mathematik von Studenten für Studenten by Florian Modler PDF

By Florian Modler

In einer Algebra-Vorlesung beschäftigt guy sich nicht mehr mit Linearer Algebra, sondern es wird abstrakter. Um die Studierenden beim Verständnis für diesen abstrakten Stoff zu unterstützen, erscheint nun mit "Tutorium Algebra" ein weiterer Band der Tutoriums-Reihe der Mathematikstudenten Modler und Kreh.

In dem Buch erläutern die beiden Autoren den Stoff der Algebra. Dabei liegt das Hauptaugenmerk auf der Körpertheorie, genauer der Galoistheorie. Die Inhalte werden an verständlichen und ausführlichen vorgerechneten Beispielen erklärt.

Das Konzept bleibt wieder das bewährte: Jedes Kapitel ist zwei geteilt in einen mathematischen Teil, in dem die Definitionen, Sätze und Beweise stehen, und einen erklärenden Teil, in dem die schwierigen Definitionen und Sätze auf gewohnt lockere und lustige paintings und Weise mit mehr als one hundred twenty Beispielen und etwa 30 Abbildungen mit Leben gefüllt werden.

So erhält der Leser einerseits einen Blick für mathematisch exakte Formulierungen und andererseits Hilfen und Anschauungen, die wichtig sind, um den Stoff zu verstehen.

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Download Subharmonic functions. by Hayman W.K., Kennedy P.B. PDF

By Hayman W.K., Kennedy P.B.

Development at the origin laid within the first quantity of Subharmonic capabilities, which has turn into a vintage, this moment quantity offers greatly with functions to services of a posh variable. the fabric additionally has purposes in differential equations and differential equations and differential geometry. It displays the more and more very important function that subharmonic capabilities play in those parts of arithmetic. The presentation is going again to the pioneering paintings of Ahlfors, Heins, and Kjellberg, resulting in and together with the newer result of Baernstein, Weitsman, and so on. the quantity additionally comprises a few formerly unpublished fabric. It addresses mathematicians from graduate scholars to researchers within the box and also will entice physicists and electric engineers who use those instruments of their study paintings. The huge preface and introductions to every bankruptcy provide readers an outline. a sequence of examples is helping readers attempt their understatnding of the speculation and the grasp the purposes.

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Download Hungarian Problem Book II: Based on the Eötvös Competitions by Jozsef Kurschak, Elvira Rapaport PDF

By Jozsef Kurschak, Elvira Rapaport

The Eötvös Contests in simple arithmetic were open to Hungarian scholars of their final 12 months of highschool ever given that 1894. they're recognized for the simplicity of the options hired, the mathematical intensity reached, and the range of user-friendly mathematical fields touched. yet probably their such a lot awesome characteristic is the effect that they, including a arithmetic magazine for college kids, appear to have had at the children of that small nation. one of the winners of the 1st 11 contests (i.e., these contained in quantity eleven) many became scientists of overseas reputation; e.g., L. Fejér, T. von Kármán, D. Kónig, M. Riesz. one of the winners of the following twenty contests (i.e., these contained during this quantity) are G. Szegö, T. Radó, E. Teller; all 3 are popular within the usa, the place they now stay. This translation of the Eötvös Contests difficulties from 1894-1928 relies at the revised Hungarian version of J. Kürschák's unique compilation. Kürschák mixed his excellence in arithmetic together with his curiosity in schooling whilst he provided the based options and illuminating factors.

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