Download The Emperor’s New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial by Catherine Jami PDF

By Catherine Jami

In 1644 the Qing dynasty seized strength in China. Its Manchu elite have been before everything visible by means of such a lot in their topics as foreigners from past the good Wall, and the consolidation of Qing rule provided major cultural and political difficulties, in addition to army demanding situations. It was once the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662-1722) who set the dynasty on a company footing, and one in all his major stratagems to accomplish this was once the appropriation for imperial reasons of the clinical wisdom dropped at China by way of the Jesuit project (1582-1773).

For virtually centuries, the Jesuits placed the sciences within the provider of evangelization, educating and training what got here to be often called 'Western studying' between chinese language students, lots of whom took an energetic curiosity in it. After coming to the throne as undefined, Kangxi begun his life-long intervention in mathematical and clinical issues whilst he pressured a go back to using Western equipment in legitimate astronomy. In heart existence, he studied astronomy, musical idea and arithmetic, with Jesuits as his academics. In his final years he subsidized a superb compilation masking those 3 disciplines, and set a number of of his sons to paintings in this undertaking. All of this job shaped an integral part of his plan to set up Manchu authority over the chinese language. This ebook explains why Kangxi made the sciences a device for laying the principles of empire, and to teach how, as a part of this technique, arithmetic used to be reconstructed as a department of imperial learning.

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Download Mathematical Gems by Ross Honsberger PDF

By Ross Honsberger

Ross Honsberger is the writer of six books released within the Dolciani Mathematical Expositions sequence, each one of which offers difficulties from algebra, mathematics, quantity conception, likelihood, and geometry, and gives us with an inventive approach to these difficulties. His most up-to-date addition to the Dolciani sequence is: "More Mathematical Morsels" that is a continuation of the sooner "Mathematical Morsels" quantity released in 1979. the issues awarded listed below are intended to be loved, instead of tutor, even supposing guideline is nearly continuously the automated derivative. the entire difficulties during this assortment are involved simply with user-friendly difficulties, yet every one of them comprises whatever interesting - a stunning end result, an interesting procedure, a stroke of ingenuity.

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Download Mathematics for the Curious by Peter M. Higgins PDF

By Peter M. Higgins

While do the palms of a clock coincide? How most probably is it that young ones within the related type will proportion a birthday? How will we calculate the quantity of a doughnut? arithmetic for the Curious offers someone drawn to arithmetic with an easy and interesting account of what it could actually do.

Author Peter Higgins offers transparent factors of the extra mysterious gains of early life arithmetic in addition to novelties and connections that end up that arithmetic will be stress-free and entire of surprises. issues contain: the reality approximately fractions, the questions and their solutions, and the golden ratio. Higgins poses unique puzzles and questions tempting the reader to think about math issues of mind's eye rather than dread. arithmetic for the Curious is an obtainable creation to easy arithmetic for starting scholars and a full of life refresher for adults.

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Download Selecta II: Expository Writings by P.R. Halmos PDF

By P.R. Halmos

A variety of the mathematical writings of Paul R. Halmos (1916 - 2006) is gifted in Volumes. quantity I comprises study guides plus papers of a extra expository nature on Hilbert house. the rest expository articles and all of the well known writings look during this moment quantity. It includes 27 articles, written among 1949 and 1981, and likewise a transcript of an interview.

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Download James Clerk Maxwell: Perspectives on his Life and Work by Raymond Flood, Visit Amazon's Mark McCartney Page, search PDF

By Raymond Flood, Visit Amazon's Mark McCartney Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Mark McCartney, , Andrew Whitaker

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a comparatively short, yet outstanding existence, lived in his loved rural domestic of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship additionally ranged extensive - overlaying the entire significant features of Victorian normal philosophy. He used to be probably the most vital mathematical physicists of all time, coming purely after Newton and Einstein.

In clinical phrases his immortality is enshrined in electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, yet as this e-book indicates, there has been even more to Maxwell than electromagnetism, either when it comes to his technology and his wider lifestyles. Maxwell's lifestyles and contributions to technological know-how are so wealthy that they call for the services of more than a few teachers - physicists, mathematicians, and historians of technology and literature - to do him justice. many of the chapters will permit Maxwell to be obvious from quite a number views.

Chapters 1 to four take care of wider points of his existence in time and position, at Aberdeen, King's university London and the Cavendish Laboratory. Chapters five to twelve move directly to glance in additional element at his extensive ranging contributions to technological know-how: optics and color, the dynamics of the earrings of Saturn, kinetic thought, thermodynamics, electrical energy, magnetism and electromagnetism with the concluding chapters on Maxwell's poetry and Christian faith.

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Download Mechanical Theorem Proving in Geometries: Basic Principles by Dr. Wen-tsün Wu (auth.) PDF

By Dr. Wen-tsün Wu (auth.)

There seems doubtless that geometry originates from such functional activ­ ities as climate commentary and terrain survey. yet there are varied manners, equipment, and how you can bring up some of the reports to the extent of thought so they eventually represent a technology. F. Engels acknowledged, "The goal of arithmetic is the learn of house types and quantitative kinfolk of the genuine global. " Dur­ ing the time of the traditional Greeks, there have been various tools facing geometry: one, represented by way of the Euclid's "Elements," simply pursued the logical family between geometric entities, aside from thoroughly the quantita­ tive kin, as to set up the axiom process of geometry. this technique has develop into a version of deduction tools in arithmetic. the opposite, represented via the correct paintings of Archimedes, taken with the examine of quantitative re­ lations of geometric items in addition to their measures similar to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and the world of a round floor and of a parabolic area. notwithstanding those ways fluctuate widespread, have their very own gains, and replicate diverse viewpoints within the improvement of geometry, either have made nice contributions to the improvement of arithmetic. the improvement of geometry in China was once all alongside focused on quanti­ tative relations.

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Download Littlewood-Paley theory on spaces of homogeneous type by Y. S. Han, Eric T. Sawyer PDF

By Y. S. Han, Eric T. Sawyer

During this paintings, Han and Sawyer expand Littlewood-Paley idea, Besov areas, and Triebel-Lizorkin areas to the final environment of an area of homogeneous kind. For this objective, they identify an appropriate analogue of the Calderon reproducing formulation and use it to increase classical effects on atomic decomposition, interpolation, and T1 and Tb theorems. a few new leads to the classical environment also are received: atomic decompositions with vanishing b-moment, and Littlewood-Paley characterizations of Besov and Triebel-Lizorkin areas with in simple terms part the standard smoothness and cancellation stipulations at the approximate identification.

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Download Everyday Wonders: Encounters With the Astonishing World by Barry Evans PDF

By Barry Evans

In 30 essays--filled with anecdotes and illustrations--Evans takes such standard options as gravity, water, and breath and turns them into delightfully documented adventures. specific interviews with Stephen Jay Gould, Linus Pauling, and different artistic and articulate scientists upload an additional measurement. photographs. Line drawings. Puzzles.

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