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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Timothy Gowers, Timothy (Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics Gowers, Cambridge University)
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-08-22 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

The aim of this volume is to explain the differences between research-level mathematics and the maths taught at school. Most differences are philosophical and the first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought.
The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 123
Authors: Jacqueline Stedall
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.
Applied Mathematics
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Alain Goriely
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Mathematics is playing an increasingly important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface between this abstract world and the world in which we live. This area of
Topology
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Richard Earl
Categories: MATHEMATICS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the M´┐Żbius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century topology became as broad and fundamental as algebra and geometry,
Numbers: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Peter M. Higgins
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins presents an overview of the number types featured in modern science and mathematics. Providing a non-technical account, he explores the evolution of the modern number system, examines the fascinating role of primes, and explains their role in contemporary cryptography.