Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge

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Oxford University Press, USA, 1985 M07 18 - 272 páginas
Requires a minimum of technical knowledge and gives an illuminating oversight of the historical developments...with many interesting observations along the way.--Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society The lively writing makes this suitable supplementary reading for advanced undergraduates from many disciplines. An extensive and often technical bibliography is included for those who want to go further.
 

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Is There an External World?
3
The Failings of the Senses and Intuition
21
The Rise and Role of Mathematics
38
The Astronomical Worlds of the Greeks
51
The Heliocentric Theory of Copernicus and Kepler
68
Mathematics Dominates Physical Science
86
Mathematics and the Mystery of Gravitation
107
Mathematics and the Imperceptible Electromagnetic World
126
The Relativistic World
163
Quantum Theory
181
The Reality of Mathematical Physics
197
Why Does Mathematics Work?
210
Mathematics and Natures Behavior
228
Bibliography
246
Index
255
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A Prelude to the Theory of Relativity
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