M. A. Lavrent'ev

  • Mathematics, Second Edition, Volume 1

    Mathematics, Second Edition, Volume 1

    Its Contents, Methods, and Meaning

    A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, and M. A. Lavrent'ev

    A comprehensive exposition of mathematics, tracing the history and cultural significance of mathematical ideas from antiquity to the present day.

    Mathematics, which originated in antiquity in the needs of daily life, has developed into an immense system of widely varied disciplines. Like the other sciences, it reflects the laws of the material world around us and serves as a powerful instrument for our knowledge and mastery of nature. But the high level of abstraction peculiar to mathematics means that its newer branches are relatively inaccessible to nonspecialists. This abstract character of mathematics gave birth even in antiquity to idealistic notions about its independence of the material world. In recent years, many popular books about mathematics have appeared, but many of them have neglected the twentieth century, the undisputed "golden age" of mathematics. This book undertakes the ultimate task of mathematical exposition, outlining the history and cultural significance of mathematical ideas and their continuous development from the earliest beginnings of history to the present day.

    • Paperback $45.00 £38.00
  • Mathematics, Second Edition, 3-vol. set

    Its Contents, Methods, and Meaning

    A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, and M. A. Lavrent'ev

    Twenty prime subject areas in mathematics are treated in terms of their simple origins, and their sophisticated developments, in twenty chapters by eighteen outstanding Soviet mathematicians.

    There is no work in English that compares with this major survey of mathematics. Twenty prime subject areas in mathematics are treated in terms of their simple origins, and their sophisticated developments, in twenty chapters by eighteen outstanding Soviet mathematicians. Each volume of the second edition has been amended to include the complete index to the set.

    • Paperback $39.95 £32.00
  • Mathematics, 3-vol. set

    Its Contents, Methods, and Meaning

    A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, and M. A. Lavrent'ev

    Twenty prime subject areas in mathematics are treated in terms of their simple origins, and their sophisticated developments, in twenty chapters by eighteen outstanding Soviet mathematicians.

    There is no work in English that compares with this major survey of mathematics. Twenty prime subject areas in mathematics are treated in terms of their simple origins, and their sophisticated developments, in twenty chapters by eighteen outstanding Soviet mathematicians. Each volume of the second edition has been amended to include the complete index to the set.

    • Hardcover $45.00
  • Mathematics, Volume 1

    Its Contents, Methods, and Meaning

    A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, and M. A. Lavrent'ev

    A comprehensive exposition of mathematics, tracing the history and cultural significance of mathematical ideas from antiquity to the present day.

    Mathematics, which originated in antiquity in the needs of daily life, has developed into an immense system of widely varied disciplines. Like the other sciences, it reflects the laws of the material world around us and serves as a powerful instrument for our knowledge and mastery of nature. But the high level of abstraction peculiar to mathematics means that its newer branches are relatively inaccessible to nonspecialists. This abstract character of mathematics gave birth even in antiquity to idealistic notions about its independence of the material world. In recent years, many popular books about mathematics have appeared, but many of them have neglected the twentieth century, the undisputed "golden age" of mathematics. This book undertakes the ultimate task of mathematical exposition, outlining the history and cultural significance of mathematical ideas and their continuous development from the earliest beginnings of history to the present day.