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Gödel's Theorem: A Very Short Introduction


A. W. Moore

24 November 2022

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When Kurt Gödel published his celebrated theorem, showing that no axiomatization can determine the whole truth and nothing but the truth concerning arithmetic, it had a profound impact on mathematical ideas and philosophical thought. Adrian Moore places the theorem in its intellectual and historical context, explaining the key concepts and misunderstandings.

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Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction


Robin Wilson

28 May 2020

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Number theory is the branch of mathematics primarily concerned with the counting numbers, especially primes. It dates back to the ancient Greeks, but today it has great practical importance in cryptography, from credit card security to national defence. This book introduces the main areas of number theory, and some of its most interesting problems.

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Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction


Maria Rosa Antognazza

22 September 2016

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This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition.

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The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction


Jacqueline Stedall

23 February 2012

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In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.

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