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The History of Mathematical TablesFrom Sumer to Spreadsheets

The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Martin Campbell-Kelly, Mary Croarken, Raymond Flood, and Eleanor Robson (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity; table making and ... More

Hyperbolic Dynamics and Brownian MotionAn Introduction

Hyperbolic Dynamics and Brownian Motion: An Introduction

Jacques Franchi and Yves Le Jan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654109
eISBN:
9780191745676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654109.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

The idea of this book is to illustrate an interplay between distinct domains of mathematics. Firstly, this book provides an introduction to hyperbolic geometry, based on the Lorentz group PSO(1, d) ... More

In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Jon Williamson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Bayesian epistemology aims to answer the following question: How strongly should an agent believe the various propositions expressible in her language? Subjective Bayesians hold that.it is largely ... More

Interpolation and DefinabilityModal and Intuitionistic Logics

Interpolation and Definability: Modal and Intuitionistic Logics

Dov M. Gabbay and Larisa Maksimova

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198511748
eISBN:
9780191705779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198511748.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This book focuses on interpolation and definability. This notion is not only central in pure logic, but has significant meaning and applicability in all areas where logic itself is applied, ... More

An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Ray Chambers and Robert Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This book is an introduction to the model-based approach to survey sampling. It consists of three parts, with Part I focusing on estimation of population totals. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce survey ... More

Inverse Eigenvalue ProblemsTheory, Algorithms, and Applications

Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Moody Chu and Gene Golub

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The basic goal of an inverse eigenvalue problem is to reconstruct the physical parameters of a certain system from the knowledge or desire of its dynamical behavior. Depending on the application, ... More

Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

Rolf Niedermeier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566076
eISBN:
9780191713910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to the concept of fixed-parameter tractability. The corresponding design and analysis of efficient fixed-parameter algorithms for optimally solving combinatorially ... More

John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles CavendishThe Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematician John Pell was a member of the Royal Society and one of the generation of scientists that included Boyle, Wren, and Hooke. Although he left a huge body of manuscript materials, he ... More

Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Lord Kelvin was one of the greatest physicists of the Victorian era. Widely known for the development of the Kelvin scale of temperature measurement, Kelvin's interests ranged across thermodynamics, ... More

Krylov Subspace MethodsPrinciples and Analysis

Krylov Subspace Methods: Principles and Analysis

Jörg Liesen and Zdenek Strakos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655410
eISBN:
9780191744174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655410.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Algebra

This book offers a detailed treatment of the mathematical theory of Krylov subspace methods with focus on solving systems of linear algebraic equations. Starting from the idea of projections, Krylov ... More

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