This classic text deals with the conceptual problem posed by the continuum — the set of all real numbers. Chapter 1 deals with the logic and mathematics of set and function, while Chapter 2 focuses on the concept of number and the continuum. Advanced-level mathematical landmark will interest an... read more
Continuum Mechanics: Concise Theory and Problems by P. Chadwick Comprehensive treatment offers 115 solved problems and exercises to promote understanding of vector and tensor theory, basic kinematics, balance laws, field equations, jump conditions, and constitutive equations.
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The Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics by Hermann Weyl This landmark text applies group theory to quantum mechanics, first covering unitary geometry, quantum theory, groups and their representations, then applications themselves — rotation, Lorentz, permutation groups, symmetric permutation groups, more.
A Source Book in Mathematics by David Eugene Smith The writings of Newton, Leibniz, Pascal, Riemann, Bernoulli, and others in a comprehensive selection of 125 treatises dating from the Renaissance to the late 19th century — most unavailable elsewhere.
Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis by Paul J. Cohen This exploration of a notorious mathematical problem is the work of the man who discovered the solution. The award-winning author employs intuitive explanations and detailed proofs in this self-contained treatment. 1966 edition. Copyright renewed 1994.
The Concept of a Riemann Surface by Hermann Weyl, Gerald R. MacLane This classic on the general history of functions combines function theory and geometry, forming the basis of the modern approach to analysis, geometry, and topology. 1955 edition.
Foundations of Mathematical Analysis by Richard Johnsonbaugh, W.E. Pfaffenberger Definitive look at modern analysis, with views of applications to statistics, numerical analysis, Fourier series, differential equations, mathematical analysis, and functional analysis. More than 750 exercises; some hints and solutions. 1981 edition.
Sets, Sequences and Mappings: The Basic Concepts of Analysis by Kenneth Anderson, Dick Wick Hall This text bridges the gap between beginning and advanced calculus. It offers a systematic development of the real number system and careful treatment of mappings, sequences, limits, continuity, and metric spaces. 1963 edition.
This classic text deals with the conceptual problem posed by the continuum — the set of all real numbers. Chapter 1 deals with the logic and mathematics of set and function, while Chapter 2 focuses on the concept of number and the continuum. Advanced-level mathematical landmark will interest anyone working in foundational analysis. Bibliography. Originally published 1918.
Reprint of the Thomas Jefferson University Press, Kirksville, MO, 1987 edition.
One of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, Hermann Weyl (1885–1955) was associated with three major institutions during his working years: the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the University of Gottingen, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In the last decade of Weyl's life (he died in Princeton in 1955), Dover reprinted two of his major works, The Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics and Space, Time, Matter. Two others, The Continuum and The Concept of a Riemann Surface were added to the Dover list in recent years. In the Author's Own Words: "My work always tried to unite the truth with the beautiful, but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful."
"We are not very pleased when we are forced to accept mathematical truth by virtue of a complicated chain of formal conclusions and computations, which we traverse blindly, link by link, feeling our way by touch. We want first an overview of the aim and of the road; we want to understand the idea of the proof, the deeper context."
"A modern mathematical proof is not very different from a modern machine, or a modern test setup: the simple fundamental principles are hidden and almost invisible under a mass of technical details." — Hermann Weyl Critical Acclaim for Space, Time, Matter: "A classic of physics . . . the first systematic presentation of Einstein's theory of relativity." — British Journal for Philosophy and Science
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