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    Introduction to the Theory of Fourier Integrals by Titchmarsh, E. C

    Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1962-01-01. later printing of second correct. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Good in Good- dust jacket. Evident wear. Name inside. Tears to dj and sunned spine. Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding.


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    Light for Students by Edser, Edwin

    London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1949. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ILLUSTRATED, Reprinted with an Appendix by N. M. Bligh. Very good green cloth. Faded spine, slight edge wear, no jacket. 1949, (1902), 12mo, 591pp. [1], "This book has been written to meet the requirements of students who wish to obtain an accurate and comprehensive knowledge of Geometrical and Physical Optics..."


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    Plane and Solid Geometry by Wentworth, G. A

    Boston, MA: Ginn & Co, 1902. Hardcover. Fair+/None. Brown quarter leather and brown cloth boards; however the backstrip is missing from spine. Cracked at front hinge, but sewn binding is sound. One instance of ink marginalia noted and a few others in pencil, but sporadic and nothing affecting the text. 8vo. BOOK INFO: Contents include: Rectilinear Figures; The Circle; Proportion, Similar Polygons; Areas of Polygons; Regular Polygons and Circles; Lines and Planes in Space; Polyhedrons, Cylinders, and Cones; The Sphere; Conic Sections; Table of Formulas; Index. Illustrated with B&W diagrams throughout.


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    Analytic Geometry by Gordon Fuller

    This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are starting to yellow, but are not tanning, and the pages are clear of any markings. "For several centuries geometry and algebra developed slowly, bit by bit, as distinct mathematical disciplines. In 1637, however a French mathematician and philosopher, Rene Descartes, published his La Geometrie, which introduced a device for unifying these two branches of mathematics. The basic feature of this new process, now called analytic geometry, is the use of a coordinate system. By means of coordinate systems algebraic methods can be applied powerfully in the study of geometry, and perhaps of still greater importance is the advantage accuring to algebra by graphical representation of algebraic equations. Indeed, Descartes' remarkable contribution paved the way for rapid and far-reaching developments in mathematics, and analytic geometry continues to be of great value in mathematical investigations...." - Chapter One from Analytic Geometry


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    Elements of Geometry by Edwards, George C[unningham]

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scarce SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Good burgundy hardcover. Some wear, spine cocked, tide marked top edge area. (July 1897), 1897, 8vo, xvi, 293pp. [9]


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    Shuki sanpo [trans.: Selected Jewels of Mathematical Method] by [ARIMA, Yoriyuki]

    Many woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. 43; 44; 39; 49; 55 folding leaves. Five vols. 8vo, orig. patterned blue wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo: Suharaya Mohei, 1769. First edition of this important and influential mathematical book. "The Seki school was the most popular of the many schools of mathematics in Japan. Yoriyuki Arima (1714-1783), Lord of Kurume, was one of its leaders and was the first to publish its secret theories of algebra. Arima personifies the anomaly of a member of a hereditary warrior class drawn, in a time of enforced peace, to mathematics of the mostly highly abstract and purely aesthetic sort; he, too, had been a pupil of Yamaji, and he took Fujita under his protection and assisted him in the publication of Seiyo sampo. Arima's own Shuki sampo was as popular in its time as Fujita's work, and Aida drew heavily upon both books."-D.S.B., I. p. 83. In this work, Arima "described 150 problems chosen from all fields of wasan research in the Seki tradition. Included were problem-solving procedures - though he gave no theoretical explanations of them. This was the first printed book in which one could find, for instance, a detailed description of Seki's written algebra, called tenzanjutsu. Thenceforth tenzanjutsu became a standard working tool of wasan students in general - almost a full century after its invention by Seki."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, pp. 365-66. In this work, Arima gave the value of pi which was correct to 29 decimal places. The problems relate to indeterminate equations, the various roots of an equation, the application of algebra to geometry, the inscription of spheres within spheres, maxima and minima, binomial series, and stereometry. While this book was published under the name of Bunkei Toyota, it was actually written by Arima. ❧ Smith, History of Mathematics, Vol. I, pp. 536-37.


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    Algebraic Geometry by Solomon Lefschetz

    Paperback. New.


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    Grundlagen der Geometrie by HILBERT, David

    Leipzig: Teubner, 1899. First. hardcover. very good. Festschrift zur Feier der Enthullung des Gauss-Weber-Denkmals in Gottingen. Herausgegeben von dem Fest-Comitee. I Theil. Mit 50 in den text gedruckten figuren. [2], 92pp. Short slim 4to, bound in older cloth-backed marbled boards (spine chipped at head; ex-library plate inside cover and 2 small stamps on title, otherwise quite clean). Leipzig: Verlag von B.G. Teubner, 1899. Rare first edition. A very good copy of this scarce book - one of the most influential mathematical publications of the 20th century, Hilbert's classical investigation of the logical foundations of geometry..


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    Traite des Proprietes Projectives des Figures, Ouvrage Utile a Ceux qui s'occupent des Applications de la Geometrie descriptive et d'Operations geometriques sur le Terrain by PONCELET, Jean-Victor

    Paris: Gautier-Villars, 1865. Second. hardcover. very good(+). 2 volumes, 12 + 6 folding plates. 4to, bound in 1/2 brown morocco (rubbed), marbled boards with the original printed green wrappers bound in. Paris: Gautier-Villars, 1865. Deuxieme Edition, Revue, Corrigee et Augmentee. The interior is bright and crisp with wide margins. Very good (+). The origin of projective geometry is ascribed to Poncelet. In the above great work (first published in 1822) he made prominent for the first time the power of central projection in demonstration and the power of the principle of continuity in research.


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    DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY by Pare, E. G

    New York: Macmillan. 1956. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; B&W Illustrations; 309 pages .


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    Introduction to the Theory of Fourier Integrals by Titchmarsh, E.C

    Oxford, UK: Oxford U.P., 1948. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.5". (full book description) Oxford U.P., Oxford, UK, 1948. 2nd Edition 3rd Printing, VG+/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 394pgs(Index). 1959 3ed printing of 1948 2nd Edition. DJ spine slight tanned and nicked at its top edge, tiny ink name on DJ front cover, ink owner name/address/date inside front book cover, 1/2" DJ tear top front edge, 2 red pencil underlines in Contents section, o.w. clean and tight. Text and book covers bright and in Fine condition. [Mathematics; Fourier Integrals; University Press; Hilbert Transforms; Textbook] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! 3rd Printing


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    NEW SOLID GEOMETRY by Durell, Fletcher

    New York NY: Charles E. Merrill Books. 1924. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Previous owner's name. ; B&W Illustrations; 511 pages .


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    A Practical Handbook Of Geometrical Composition And Design by Ghyka, Matila

    London: Alec Tiranti, 1964. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good white hardcover. Very good blue price-clipped DJ. Some wear and tear, previous owner name inside. (1964), (1952), 12mo, [2], 3-48pp. 16 plates. Author studied and developed the Mathematics of Esthetics and the role of proportion in Art and Nature.


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    An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry and the Tensor Calculus by C. E. Weatherburn

    2008-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit XVI. de Solidorum Regularium comparatione. Omnes perspicuis Demonstrationibus, accuratisque Scholiis illustrati. Auctore Christophoro Clavio.. by EUCLID

    Titles within architectural woodcut borders & numerous woodcuts in the text. 20 p.l., 331, [1] leaves, one blank leaf; 300 leaves. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, cont. blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, upper cover dated in blind "1580," remains of catches. Rome: V. Accolti, 1574. First edition of Clavius's main work, his rare and influential edition of Euclid; ours is a fine and handsome copy in a contemporary south German or Swiss blind-stamped and panelled pigskin binding over wooden boards. Clavius (1538-1612), was called by his contemporaries "the Euclid of the sixteenth century." "In 1574 a new departure in the matter of format was taken. A Latin edition in two octavo volumes with rather diminutive diagrams was printed at Rome by Vincenzo Accolti. The [editor] was Christophorus Clavius (Schlüssel) of Bamberg, of the Society of Jesus, a mathematician who gave the Gregorian Calendar of New Style its present form and made all the calculations necessary for its verification. It contains the fifteen books with very full scholia, and the addition of a sixteenth, De solidorum regularium comparatione. It was reprinted at Rome in 1589 in the same form, and in folio at Cologne in 1591."-Thomas-Stanford, p. 11. [Clavius's] "Elements, which is not a translation, contains a vast quantity of notes collected from previous commentators and editors, as well as some good criticisms and elucidations of his own. Among other things, Clavius made a new attempt at proving 'the postulate of the parallels.'...In a scholion, to the twelfth proposition of the ninth book of Euclid, Clavius objects to Cardanus' claim to originality in employing a method that derives a proposition by assuming the contradictory of the proposition to be proved. According to Clavius, Cardanus was anticipated in this method by Euclid and by Theodosius of Bithynia in the twelfth proposition of the first book of his Sphaericorum."-D.S.B., III, p. 311. Minor browning and discoloration to the binding but a fine and large copy; just the way it should appear. ❧Thomas-Stanford 19.


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    Geometry III: Theory of Surfaces (Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences) (v. 3)

    Springer, October 1992. Hardcover . Used - Very Good/No Jacket. Binding, covers and pages are in very good condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!


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    Theta Functions on Riemann Surfaces (Lecture Notes in Mathematics) by J. D. Fay

    Springer, November 1973. Trade . Used - Good. Cover art does not match that pictured. Binding, covers and pages are in good condition. This means there is a small amount of wear, creases and/or scuffing. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!


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    GEOCUBIC COSMOLOGY by Gilmore, Tom

    T Byron G Publishing. Very Good. 1993. Softcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages .


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    Practical Descriptive Geometry by Griswold, Smith William

    McGraw Hill, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 0 Hardcover - 3E - No DJ. - Gutters, hinges, corners, good. Back board partially sunned. Tight. PON fly.


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    Protomathesis by FINÉ, Oronce

    Architectural woodcut title border; a large woodcut of Urania & the author beneath a celestial sphere, repeated in the "Cosmographia" section; a large woodcut of a water-clock, repeated; 280 other woodcuts in the text; and numerous large initials & headpieces. 8 p.l., 207 (i.e. 209) leaves, one leaf of errata. Folio, most attractive early 18th-cent. mottled half-sheep & mottled boards (first two leaves a little discolored), spine gilt, pale brown & green morocco lettering pieces on spine. Paris: [G. Morrhe & J. Pierre], 1532. First collected edition, and a magnificent large copy of this beautiful book, containing the first printings of many of Finé's texts; this is his masterpiece of illustrated book production. The first two parts of the Protomathesis deal with arithmetic and geometry, the third with cosmography, and the fourth with gnomonics. Finé (1494-1555), "was Regius professor of mathematics and dedicated the volume to François I. Before Johnson's article and Brun's consideration of Finé, little attention had been paid to the statements made by Finé's contemporaries that he was considered as well versed in art as in the sciences. His work as a designer is closely related to his major fields of mathematics, astronomy, and geography, and his contribution to book production is particularly interesting in extending beyond the illustration to the ornamentation of scientific texts."-Mortimer 225. A fine and fresh copy, very crisp. With the blank leaves F8 and N6. Early 18th-century bookplate of "Co. Riccati." This was the noble Riccati family which held land near Venice. The family produced two prominent scientists: Jacopo Francesco (1676-1754) and his second son Vincenzo (1707-75). They both made important contributions to mathematics (see D.S.B., XI, pp. 399-402). There are a number of knowledgeable 18th-century annotations in this book which could well have been made by one of the Riccatis. ❧ Hoover 312. Lalande, p. 50-"on trouve les cadrans plans horizontaux, verticaux, équinoxiaux; les cadrans sur les cylindres, les anneaux et les quarts-de-cercle; les hémisphères concaves et convexes; le cadran rectiligne universel des hauteurs; les heures italiques; l'instrument pour trouver l'heure par les étoiles, l'anneau astronomique; un instrument propre à tracer les cadrans; c'est un cercle équinoxial traversé d'un axe, et un fil qu'on tend sur les heures.'' Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pp. 160-61. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 838.


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    Pratique de la Geometrie sur le Papier et sur le Terrain. Avec un nouvel Ordre & une Methode particuliere by LE CLERC, Sébastien

    Engraved frontis., an engraved head-piece at beginning of the dedication, & 82 full-page engravings in the text. 4 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 41, 139, [8] pp. 12mo, 18th-cent. green morocco, sides panelled in gilt, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. Paris: T. Jolly, 1669 (colophon dated 1668). First edition, and a lovely copy, of this uncommon and influential book, a popular manual for artists and architects. This is "one of the most attractive little mathematical works ever published."-Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration, pp. 14 & 32. The illustrations in this book show beautiful small landscapes in the lower portion of the image, while the upper portion shows geometrical diagrams; many are animated by figures (peasants, soldiers, noblemen in contemporary costume). Leclerc's style of illustration strongly influenced the 18th-century French vignettists, prefiguring the grace and elegance of the best French rococo. Le Clerc (1637-1714), a native of Lorraine, adapted the technique of his countryman Jacques Callot. Professor of geometry and perspective at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Le Clerc also worked for Louis XIV as "graveur du Roi." Fine copy. ❧ Brunet, III, 915-"elle est recherchée à cause des figures qui y sont de premier tirage.".


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    Modern Analytic Geometry, A by Edgett, G. L.; Burford, Frederick J.; Kippen, John W.; Mitchell, Robert G.; Newnham, William T

    Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1964. Previous Owner Markings (Notes and Marginalia); Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Heavy Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Moderately Soiled; Heavy Yellowing Due to Age. COVER ILLUSTRATION: The dramatically startling design of a City Hall for Toronto was the winner of a world-wide contest. It owes its revolutionary beauty and slender grace to the inspired use in its design of the circle and arcs of circles. (Illustration by Panda Photographs.) CONTENTS: I. Points, Lengths and Slope II. Area of Rectilinear Figures III. Locus IV. The Straight Line V. Length of a Perpendicular VI. The Circle VII. The Parabola VIII. The Ellipse IX. The Hyperbola X. Tangents XI. Diameters XII. Transformation of Coordinates XIII. Appendix; Answers. EXCERPT: AUTHORS' FOREWORD - A Modern Analytic Geometry is the outgrowth of discussions held by the authors while engaged in marking Grade 13 Geometry departmental examinations. The present work reflects their view that a new approach might be an aid in promoting a better understanding of the subject in these days of change in mathematical thought. This book is less than revolutionary in its forward move, but the influence of modern mathematics is apparent. For example, the traditional "moving point" concept of locus is blended with the notion of sets in the hope that students will acquire a more complete understanding of the concepts involved. Each of the conic sections is considered before tangents and diameters are fully introduced to make possible a saving of time and to assist in effective review . . .. First Edition 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket (As Issued). Illus. by W. A. Williamson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Nova Methodus adhibendi Phasium Observationes in Eclipsibus lunaribus ad exercendam Geometriam, & promovendam Astronomiam. Dissertatio.. by [BOSCOVICH, Ruggero Giuseppe]

    One folding engraved plate (short tear with no loss of image). xxxii pp. Large 4to, attractive modern decorated paper over semi-stiff boards. Rome: "Typis Komarek," 1744. First edition and rare; this work on lunar eclipses marks the beginning of Boscovich's most prolific period of mature scholarship. In the years 1742-44, Boscovich "turned his attention in astronomy to a comprehensive survey of the theoretical foundations and instrumental practice and resources of practical, observational astronomy, and in the years 1742 through 1744 he published a series of works that deal with these matters in a spirit of severioris critices leges."-D.S.B., II, p. 328. Fine copy. ❧ Riccardi, I, 174.


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    Geometric Concepts for Geometric Design by Prautzsch, Hartmut; Boehm, Wolfgang

    A K Peters/CRC Press. Hardcover. 1568810040 A K Peters, 1994. Hard cover, first edition. Previous owner's name, otherwise VG condition with no dust jacket, as issued. A nice clean copy. . Very Good.


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    Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint Part II Geometry by Klein, Felix

    Dover Publications, Inc. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings (Name Neatly Inked to Front Free Endpaper); Corners, Spine Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Missing. With 141 Figures. TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD GERMAN EDITION BY: E. R. Hedrick, Vice President and Provost, The University of California; C. A. Noble, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, The University of California. CONTENTS: Introduction; PART ONE: THE SIMPLEST GEOMETRIC MANIFOLDS I. Line-Segment, Area, Volume, as Relative Magnitudes II. The Grassmann Determinant Principle for the Plane III. The Grassmann Principle for Space IV. Classification of the Elementary Configurations of Space according to their Behavior under Transformation of Rectangular Coordinates V. Derivative Manifolds; PART TWO: GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS I. Affine Transformations II. Projective Transformations III. Higher Point Transformations IV. Transformations with Change of Space Element V. Theory of the Imaginary; PART THREE: SYSTEMATIC DISCUSSION OF GEOMETRY AND ITS FOUNDATIONS I. The Systematic Discussion II. Foundations of Geometry; Index of Names; Index of Contents. EXCERPT: PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION - In accord with the comprehensive plan for the new edition of my mimeographed lectures, which I developed in the preface to the third edition of the first volume, the text and presentation of this, the second volume, have remained unaltered, except for small changes in detail and a few insertions. The two supplements, which concern literature of a scientific and pedagogic character which was not considered in the original text, were prepared by Mr. Seyfarth after repeated conferences with me . . .. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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