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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Short-Cut Math

by Gerard W. Kelly Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?

If any of these questions took you more than...


General Chemistry

by Linus Pauling Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice

When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead...


Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has...


Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

by Nelson Wax Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

Six classic papers on stochastic process, selected to meet the needs of physicists, applied mathematicians, and engineers. Contents: 1.Chandrasekhar, S.: Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy. 2. Uhlenbeck,...


Integral Equations

by B. L. Moiseiwitsch Dover Publications (November 30, 2011)

Two distinct but related approaches hold the solutions to many mathematical problems--the forms of expression known as differential and integral equations. The method employed by the integral equation approach...


Studies in the Theory of Random Processes

by A. V. Skorokhod Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This text is devoted to the development of certain probabilistic methods in the specific field of stochastic differential equations and limit theorems for Markov processes. Specialists, researchers, and students...


Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics

by Martin Schechter Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

This advanced undergraduate and graduate-level text introduces the power of operator theory as a tool in the study of quantum mechanics, assuming only a working knowledge of advanced calculus and no background...


A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic

by Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (March 19, 2014)

Combining stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic, this new textbook for first courses in mathematical logic was written by the subject's creative master....


Generalized Functions and Partial Differential Equations

by Avner Friedman Dover Publications (November 30, 2011)

This self-contained treatment develops the theory of generalized functions and the theory of distributions, and it systematically applies them to solving a variety of problems in partial differential equations....


Years with Frank Lloyd Wright: Apprentice to Genius

by Edgar Tafel Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Insightful memoir by former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of Wright the man, the inspired teacher, the architect.


Physics and Music: The Science of Musical Sound

by Harvey E. White & Donald H. White Dover Publications (April 15, 2014)

Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics....


The Nature of Statistics

by Harry V. Roberts, W. Allen Wallis & George P Shultz Dover Publications (April 15, 2014)

Classic text focuses on everyday applications as well as those of scientific research. Minimal mathematical background necessary. Includes lively examples from business, government, and other fields. "Fascinating."...


Vitruvius Britannicus: Second Series

by J. Badeslade, J. Rocque, John Woolfe & James Gandon Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


Hilbert Space Methods in Partial Differential Equations

by Ralph E. Showalter Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This graduate-level text opens with an elementary presentation of Hilbert space theory sufficient for understanding the rest of the book. Additional topics include boundary value problems, evolution equations,...


The Variational Principles of Mechanics

by Cornelius Lanczos Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations...


Mathematical Physics

by Donald H. Menzel Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Useful treatment of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and relativity includes explanations of function theory, vectors, matrices, dyadics, tensors, partial differential equations, other advanced mathematical...


The Divine Proportion

by H. E. Huntley Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal's triangle, the Fibonnacci series, and much more. Excellent bridge between...


Lectures on Analytic and Projective Geometry

by Dirk J. Struik Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

This undergraduate text develops the geometry of plane and space, leading up to conics and quadrics, within the context of metrical, affine, and projective transformations. 1953 edition.


The Calculus Primer

by William L. Schaaf Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Comprehensive but concise, this workbook is less rigorous than most calculus texts. Topics include functions, derivatives, differentiation of algebraic functions, partial differentiation, indeterminate forms,...


Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

by Peter T. Landsberg Dover Publications (February 08, 2014)

Exceptionally articulate treatment of negative temperatures, relativistic effects, black hole thermodynamics, gravitational collapse, much more. Over 100 problems with worked solutions. Geared toward advanced...


Algebraic Equations: An Introduction to the Theories of Lagrange and Galois

by Edgar Dehn Dover Publications (August 08, 2012)

This text focuses on the basics of algebraic theory, giving detailed explanations of integral functions, permutations, and groups, and Lagrange and Galois theory. Many numerical examples with complete solutions....


Calculus: Problems and Solutions

by A. Ginzburg Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Ideal for self-instruction as well as for classroom use, this text improves understanding and problem-solving skills in analysis, analytic geometry, and higher algebra. Over 1,200 problems, with hints and complete...


Defects and Defect Processes in Nonmetallic Solids

by W. Hayes & A. M. Stoneham Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

This extensive survey covers defects in nonmetals, emphasizing point defects and point-defect processes. It encompasses electronic, vibrational, and optical properties of defective solids, plus dislocations...


Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics

by Barry R. Holstein Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

This graduate-level text explores propagator methods, scattering theory, charged particle interactions and their applications, alternate approximate methods, and the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. Problems...


Quantum Theory of Fields

by Gregor Wentzel Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Written by a pioneer of quantum field theory, this introductory volume explores scalar fields, vector meson fields, quantum electrodynamics, quantization of electron wave field according to exclusion principle....


Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation

by David S. Touretzky Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

Highly accessible treatment covers cons cell structures, evaluation rules, programs as data, recursive and applicable programming styles. Nearly 400 illustrations, answers to exercises, "toolkit" sections, and...


Quantum Mechanics

by Albert Messiah Dover Publications (February 17, 2014)

"Strongly recommended" by the American Journal of Physics, this volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation...


Four Lives: A Celebration of Raymond Smullyan

by Jason Rosenhouse & Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

This "best of" collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features logic puzzles, musings on mathematical logic and paradoxes, chess problems, and thoughts on the philosophy of religion, plus personal tributes...


Kepler

by Max Caspar Dover Publications (September 12, 2012)

Definitive biography covers Kepler's scientific accomplishments — laws of planetary motion, work with calculus, optics, more — plus public and personal life, more. Introduction and Notes by Owen Gingerich....


Boundary and Eigenvalue Problems in Mathematical Physics

by Hans Sagan Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Well-known text uses a few basic concepts to solve such problems as the vibrating string, vibrating membrane, and heat conduction. Problems and solutions. 31 illustrations.


Integral Equations

by F. G. Tricomi Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Authoritative, well-written treatment of extremely useful mathematical tool with wide applications. Topics include Volterra Equations, Fredholm Equations, Symmetric Kernels and Orthogonal Systems of Functions,...


General Topology

by Stephen Willard Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Among the best available reference introductions to general topology, this volume is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Includes historical notes and over 340 detailed exercises....


Paradoxes in Mathematics

by Stanley J. Farlow Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment plus some painless mathematical instruction from 28 conundrums, including The Curve That Shook the World, Space Travel in a Wineglass, and Through...


Statistical Physics

by Gregory H. Wannier Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients,...


Infinite Sequences and Series

by Konrad Knopp Dover Publications (August 17, 2012)

Careful presentation of fundamentals of the theory by one of the finest modern expositors of higher mathematics. Covers functions of real and complex variables, arbitrary and null sequences, convergence and...


Theory of Thermal Stresses

by Bruno A. Boley & Jerome H. Weiner Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Highly regarded text presents detailed discussion of fundamental aspects of theory, background, problems with detailed solutions. Basics of thermoelasticity, heat transfer theory, thermal stress analysis, more....


What Is Mathematical Logic?

by J. N. Crossley, C.J. Ash, C.J. Brickhill & J.C. Stillwell Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

A serious introductory treatment geared toward non-logicians, this survey traces the development of mathematical logic from ancient to modern times and discusses the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg,...


Non-Euclidean Geometry

by Roberto Bonola Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Examines various attempts to prove Euclid's parallel postulate — by the Greeks, Arabs and Renaissance mathematicians. It considers forerunners and founders such as Saccheri, Lambert, Legendre, W. Bolyai, Gauss,...


Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications

by Rudolf Carnap Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A clear, comprehensive, and rigorous treatment develops the subject from elementary concepts to the construction and analysis of relatively complex logical languages. It then considers the application of symbolic...


Asymptotic Expansions

by A. Erdélyi Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Various methods for asymptotic evaluation of integrals containing a large parameter, and solutions of ordinary linear differential equations by means of asymptotic expansion.


Advanced Euclidean Geometry

by Roger A. Johnson Dover Publications (December 11, 2012)

This classic text explores the geometry of the triangle and the circle, concentrating on extensions of Euclidean theory, and examining in detail many relatively recent theorems. 1929 edition.


Mathematical Conversations: Multicolor Problems, Problems in the Theory of Numbers, and Random Walks

by E. B. Dynkin & V. A. Uspenskii Dover Publications (October 30, 2013)

Comprises Multicolor Problems, dealing with map-coloring problems; Problems in the Theory of Numbers, an elementary introduction to algebraic number theory; Random Walks, addressing basic problems in probability...


History of the Theory of Numbers, Volume II: Diophantine Analysis

by Leonard Eugene Dickson Dover Publications (September 19, 2013)

Written by a distinguished University of Chicago professor, this 2nd volume in the series History of the Theory of Numbers presents material related to Diophantine Analysis. 1919 edition.


The Theory of Algebraic Numbers

by Harry Pollard & Harold G. Diamond Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Excellent intro to basics of algebraic number theory. Gausian primes; polynomials over a field; algebraic number fields; algebraic integers and integral bases; uses of arithmetic in algebraic number fields;...


The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculus

by Judith V. Grabiner Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

This text examines the reinterpretation of calculus by Augustin-Louis Cauchy and his peers in the 19th century. These intellectuals created a collection of well-defined theorems about limits, continuity, series,...


Differential Equations: A Concise Course

by H. S. Bear Dover Publications (October 30, 2013)

First-rate introduction for undergraduates examines first order equations, complex-valued solutions, linear differential operators, the Laplace transform, Picard's existence theorem, and much more. Includes...


Ruler and the Round: Classic Problems in Geometric Constructions

by Nicholas D. Kazarinoff Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

An intriguing look at the "impossible" geometric constructions (those that defy completion with just a ruler and a compass), this book covers angle trisection and circle division. 1970 edition.


Introduction to Combinatorial Analysis

by John Riordan Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Introductory text surveys the theory of permutations and combinations associated with elementary algebra; the principle of inclusion and exclusion; and the theory of distributions and partitions in cyclic representation....