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Aikins, Herbert Austin THE PRINCIPLES OF LOGIC New York Henry Holt and Company 1905 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 499 pages; Text block is clean and tight, ink doodlings on endpapers. OCLC: 1090734; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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Bezout, Etienne A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ... Enlarged, and adapted to the use of Young Traders, Bankers, &c. by F. Payrard New York Samuel S. Wood 1825 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 236 pages; Translated from the French, improved and adapted to the currency of the United States by Noble Heath. Quarter black leather over greygreen boards. Old pencil notes on endpapers, former owner's names, light rubbing. Mathematician Etienne Bezout (17391783) spent many years as a teacher and examiner of young naval officers; his published works include practical handbooks on the elementary mechanics and mathematics necessary for ballistics or navigation as well as more theoretical works of pure algebra and the theory of equations. This work was adapted by Peyrard for the use of stock traders & brokers. It presents the fundamentals of arithmetic with occasional examples relevant to investing. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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DanlouxDumesnils, M LE CALCUL ANALOGIQUE PAR COURANTS CONTINUS Paris Dunod 1958 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Octavo An interesting publication on early French computers and electronic computations. Le Computeur Djinn, Le Computeur OMEP2, La Computeur OMEL2, Calculating Machines, etc. Contents, Chapitres : Avantpropos, Table, xiv, Texte, 257 pages  Le calcul mécanique (Méthodes  Calcul électrique analogique)  Principes du computage électrique (Opérateurs élémentaires  Circuit de calcul)  Organes et précision du computeur (L'amplificateur  La tension fonctionnelle  Les éléments passifs  L'instrument de mesure et d'enregistrement)  Résolution des systèmes algébriques linéaires  Systèmes différentiels linéaires  Le langage opérationnel et les opérateurs composés  Le calcul non linéaire  Computeurs et calculateurs spéciaux  Domaine et pratique du calcul analogique  Annexes, bibliographie et index; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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Hilton, Harold ; [in 1939 changed to Harold Simpson] An Introduction to the Theory of Groups of Finite Order Oxford Clarendon Press 1908 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo xii, 236 pages; Publisher's brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. First edition of a significant contribution to number theory and group theory by the noted English mathematician & crystallographer Harold Hilton  (born in Ickham, Kent, England, 22 October 1876; died: Oxford, England, 4 April 1974). From 1895 to 1898, Hilton studied at Oxford; eventually he was awarded his D.Sc in 1913. In 1902, Hilton became assistant lecturer in mathematics at the University of Bangor, in North Wales. In 1907, he accepted a position as assistant professor of mathematics at Bedford College, London. Finally, in 1912, Hilton became professor of mathematics at the University of London where he remained the rest of his career. In 1939, he changed his last name to Simpson. He published a previous work of lasting significance in 1903 concerning the mathematics of crystals  [Mathematical Crystallography And The Theory Of Groups Of Movements  The Clarendon Press, 1903]. In this work, the author derived the 32 point groups and the 230 space groups, which are found in mathematical modeling of crystals. Hilton [Simpson] came to see crystals as a specific case of a more general theory of groups, hence this 1908 work. Among other freatures, the socalled "Normal subgroup" is first defined in English in this work of Hilton's  ["Similarly, if every element of G transforms a subgroup H into itself, H is called a normal, selfconjugate, or invariant subgroup of G (or 'a subgroup normal in G')."] A classic and important contibution to number theory (with an intriguing final section  "Appendix. Problems awaiting solution: p. 233). There is a fine biographical article in the form of an obituary of the longlived author written by Lilian G. Button, ["Harold Simpson (Formerly Hilton)," Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 8 (1976), no. 1, p. 9198]. See also, Poggendorff: 5, p. 5401, 6, p. 1123 & 7b, Teil 4, p. 2015. OCLC Number: 3225675. First edition of a scarce book, in excellent condition, with the ownership rubber stamp on the front free endpaper of Robert M. Snow, the noted scientist with MIT Research and NASA.
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Hirsch, Meier Sammlung von Beispielen, Formeln und Aufgaben aus der Buchstabenrechnung und Algebra Drittes verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe Berlin Duncker und Humblot 1816 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo iv, 324 pages; Contemporary marbled papercovered boards, green paper label on spine. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding, text tight and complete, with light scattered flecks of foxing scattered. This algebra textbook was first published in Berlin by Froehlich in 1804, and this was followed by a second edition in 1811 (Berlin: Braunes). This third edition from 1816 is described in OCLC Number: 257545932 (9 locations, none in the USA). Pages 3214 are publisher's ads for other mathematical texts; this may explain why the OCLC collation states VIII & 320 pp. The author, Meier Hirsch, also wrote texts on Integrals and Geometry. Text in German; printed in Fraktur.
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Jevons, W. Stanley STUDIES IN DEDUCTIVE LOGIC London Macmillan 1880 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo xxviii, 304, (4), 33, (3) pages; Former owner's name neatly on halftitle and on recto (blank back) of frontispiece (A.S. Nash), otherwise clean and tigjt in original brick cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, minor rubbing at extremities. Quite scarce, especially in this condition. Frontispiece of Ancient Logical Diagrams; publisher's catalogues (36pp) at rear dated December, 1879. First edition, first issue of this seminal work on logic. Quite scarce, especially in this condition. William Stanley Jevons was a noted logician, economist and statistician. Jevons' earlier books General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) and The Theory of Political Economy (1871) have been described as the beginning of applying mathematical method in economics. Jevons pursued his work in logic simultaneously with his work in political economy. In 1864 he published a small book Pure Logic; or, the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity, incorporating a critique of Boole's system of logic. In 1870 his Elementary Lessons on Logic appeared and became a widely used elementary textbook on logic. The more advanced work offerred here  Studies in Deductive Logic  was published in 1880 and consists mainly of exercises and problems for the use of students. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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Jevons, W. Stanley THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE  A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method Two Volume Set London Macmillan and Co, New York 1874 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo First Edition of this classic work on Logic and Scientific Method. Two octavo volumes in original brick cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines. xvi, 463, (1); vii, (1), 480 pp. Engraved frontispiece illustration of The Logical Machine in Volume 1. Clean and tight with some light foxing to verso of endpapers, cloth rubbed at lower corners and spine ends, short tear to cloth at lower spine of Volume 2. Pages of Volume 2 unopened. Quite scarce in this First Edition, especially in the original cloth bindings. William Stanley Jevons was a noted logician, economist and statistician. Jevons' earlier books General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) and The Theory of Political Economy (1871) have been described as the beginning of applying mathematical method in economics. Jevons pursued his work in logic simultaneously with his work in political economy. In 1864 he published a small book Pure Logic; or, the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity, incorporating a critique of Boole's system of logic. In 1870 his Elementary Lessons on Logic appeared and became a widely used elementary textbook on logic. In 1874 Jevons published his most important work on logic and scientific method  the work offerred here Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method. In addition to honing the material from his previous work on pure logic and the substitution of similars; in Principles of Science Jevons posits the idea that induction is an inverse application of deduction. His examination of the general theory of probability and the relationship between probability and induction is clear and illuminating. The entire work is enhanced by concrete scientific illustrations drawn from his broad knowledge of the various natural sciences. Jevons treatise was a very important contribution to the development of logic in the nineteenth century.
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Pescheck, Christian Allen dreyen HauptStänden nöthige RechenStunden Zittau Verlegts Joh. Jacob Schöpss 1730 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 8vo 568 pages; Contemporary patternprinted papercovered boards, portions of a paper spine label titled in ink MS survive, edges stained red. Engraved frontispiece, title page in red and black. Collation: []8 AZ8 AaMm8 Nn4. Frontispiece, 7 p.l., 568 pp. Second edition, [Andere Auflage] of one of the three great mathematical texts by Christian Pescheck (1676 in Hradec Kralove  1744 in Zittau )  a mathematics teacher, astronomer and writer. He was one of the greatest human calculators of his time, and an influential teacher of mathematical sciences at the high school in Zittau from 1704 until his death. He also wrote about astronomy, geology and the art of poetry and published works in German, Latin and Czech. He is mainly remembered for his three extensive texts in mathematical calculations and reckoning, of which this is the second edition of the first of the three. The useful German wikipedia entry makes note of the excessively long titles of his works, in the manner of their time. For the record, the full title of the present work is: M. Christian Peschecks, Gymnas. Zitt. & Praecept. Mathes. Allen dreyen HauptStänden Nöthige RechenStunden : Darinnen Sowohl die gedoppelte Regel Detri, nemlich Regula quinque directa und indirecta vel conversa, als auch Zinß oder Interesse Rabatt Zeit oder Termin Licitation oder Subhastation Thara Fusti Gewinn und Verlust Stich oder Baratt Gesellschaft Erbtheil Factorey Caßir Reduction Gemeine und Haupt Wechsel Alligation Cöci und FalsiRechnung, auf das deutlichste und einfältigste erkläret sind ; Wobey zugleich Ein deutlicher Unterricht von Pari und dem Cours derer vornehmsten WechselPlätze, ingleichen eine aus und inländische, als auch biblische curiöse Müntz Maaß und GewichtVergleichung beygefüget. [The other two major works were: "Allgemeine deutsche rechenstunden, oder 1. theil" and "Italienische rechenstuden, oder 2. theil"]. David Smith [in Rara Arithmetica, 502] states the following: "In the field of elementary education, Germany produced a number of important writers, but few whose names can be rated as international. Among the most industrious of the group was Christian Pescheck, who wrote a large number of textbooks and was one of the first of the German writers to consider seriously the methods of teaching the subject." Although much of his city, Zittau (on the eastern edge of Germany, where Poland and the Czech Republic come together), was destroyed in the Seven Years' War, Pescheck's Gymnasium survives today. A decent, and complete copy, with the interesting engraved frontispiece (which depicts a small globe, with the continents identified, including America). Various signatures and writing on the blank recto of the frontispiece, including a date of MDCCLVI. With an inscription in Latin on the front pastedown: "pro memoria gratia / Carl Ludwig Christian / Weber a Schlitz." Beneath this is an impression from a signet ring in red wax. Scribbing and a few ink notes on a few early leaves (along with a faint ink smudge). None affects the legibility of the text, which is complete. OCLC has two accession numbers for this 1730 edition; each with just a single copy located: [OCLC: 312316835  UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG, UNIVERSITATSBIBLIO; and OCLC: 179969327  HOCHSCHUL UND LANDESBIBLIOTHEK FULDA].
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Stark, Dr.Johannes ; [18741957] Die Axialität der Lichtemission und Atomstruktur Mit 11 Tafeln und 47 Figuren Berlin Polytechnische Buchhandlung A.Seydel 1927 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 8vo xii, 124 & 11 ff. plates pages; Publisher's yellow printed wrappers. Very slight toning to the wrappers, particularly along the spine. In 1919, Johannes Stark won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields." This splitting of spectral lines in electric fields is known today as the Stark effect. There is an early connection between Stark and the winner of the Nobel prize in Physics for two years after his award  Albert Einstein. Stark, relatively well established in 1907, as founder and editor of the 'Jahrbuch der Radioaktivität und Elektronik,' asked Albert Einstein to write a review article on the principle of relativity. The result was an important paper in Einstein's development  ["Ueber das Relativitatprinzip und die aus demselb gezogenen Folgerungen". Jahrbuch der Radioaktivität und Elektronik IV: 41, 1907]. While thinking about this article, Einstein began a line of reasoning which would eventually lead to his generalized theory of relativity. While it must be admitted that there is fine and important work in Stark's career up until he became absorbed in politics, there is a sad irony in the role he played in the genesis and furthering of Einstein's progress towards a general theory of relativity. Stark and his fellow Nobel lauriate Philipp Lenard launched a dark period in German physics through their coleadership of the socalled "Deutsche Physik" movement. They wanted to proclaim and foster a "pure" German physics, as opposed to the "Jewish physics" of Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg. Irony, of course, is always happy to ignore certain fussy details; Heisenberg was not Jewish. But, after Werner Heisenberg defended Albert Einstein's theory of relativity Stark wrote an angry article in the SS newspaper 'Das Schwarze Korps,' calling Heisenberg a "White Jew". Stark wrote a 1934 book 'Nationalsozialismus und Wissenschaft' in which he insisted that the priority of the scientist was to serve the nation. Stark held that the proper limits to fields of research were those that could help German industry, particularly arms production; He attacked theoretical physics as "Jewish." While observers and historians have debated the reluctance and footdragging of Werner Heisenberg in these efforts, Stark's case is less nuanced. In 1947, the denazification court of the victorious Allies classified Johannes Stark as a "Major Offender" and the aged Physicist received a sentence of four years imprisonment. Stark's official Nobel biography does not mention his political writings and opinions, but does mention the work reported in the book offered here "During the last years of his life Stark, in his private laboratory on his country estate Eppenstatt near Traunstein in Upper Bavaria, investigated the effect of light deflection in an unhomogeneous electric field."
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