Check out these new books at Rebecca Crown Library and gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Math is the common theme, but each book covers a unique and interesting topic. Explore how we interact with calculus everyday with Oscar E. Fernandez’s Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us. Go back in time and read about how the ancient Egyptians used math in Count Like An Egyptian: A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics by David Reimer. Explaining Beauty in Mathematics: An Aesthetic Theory of Mathematics by Ulianov Montano provides a mathematical approach to aesthetics and will interest math enthusiasts as well as artists. Challenge yourself and learn what’s new in the world of math by reading one of these titles. Enjoy!
All of these books are currently shelved at the new book shelf next to Crown 111
- Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir R Alexander
Learn about the history of infinitesimals and how they caused a shift to a more informal and practical reasoning in mathematics.
- How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
This book explains how math is not only taught to be taught, but rather to promote structure, deep understanding, and abstract thinking.
- Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us by Oscar E. Fernandez
This book describes how we use calculus in everyday activities, and contains an appendix with equations for all levels.
- An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics: Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure by James Franklin
This book discusses the Aristotelian philosophy of mathematics and how it relates to the real world. The author presents different arguments and viewpoints and discusses 10 different proofs.
- Taming the Unknown: History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century by Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall.
Learn the history of algebra with this detailed work taking the reader from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th century
- Explaining Beauty in Mathematics: An Aesthetic Theory of Mathematics by Ulianov Montano
The author describes the beauty in mathematics. The book discusses the “aesthetic process” which combines different theories.
- Transcendental Numbers by M. Ram Murty and Purusottam Rath.
This is a new work on transcendental numbers that presents existing theories and proofs as well as new research by the authors. This book is for higher level students.
- The Calculus Diaries: How Can You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jemmifer Ouellette
How can calculus change one’s understanding of life? This book explains how to use calculus to improve the quality of life.
- Count like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics By David Reimer
Go back to Ancient Egypt and learn math!
- Do I Count?: Stories from Mathematics by Gunter M. Ziegler tr. by Thomas von Foerster
This is a book of mathematical essays covering topics such as cardinal and ordinal numbers, adopting the Gregorian calendar, and the lack of skepticism for quantitative information.