The Genius of Euler: Reflections on his Life and Work by William Dunham

By William Dunham

This e-book celebrates the three hundredth birthday of Leonhard Euler (1707 1783), one of many brightest stars within the mathematical firmament. The ebook stands as a testimonial to a mathematician of unsurpassed perception, undefined, and ingenuity person who has been rightly referred to as the grasp people all. The gathered articles, geared toward a mathematically literate viewers, handle facets of Euler s existence and paintings, from the biographical to the historic to the mathematical. The oldest of those was once written in 1872, and the latest dates to 2006. many of the papers specialize in Euler and his global, others describe a particular Eulerian fulfillment, and nonetheless others survey a department of arithmetic to which Euler contributed considerably. alongside the best way, the reader will come upon the Königsberg bridges, the 36-officers, Euler s consistent, and the zeta functionality. There are papers on Euler s quantity idea, his calculus of diversifications, and his polyhedral formulation. Of exact observe are the quantity and caliber of authors represented right here. one of the 34 individuals are the most illustrious mathematicians and arithmetic historians of the previous century e.g., Florian Cajori, Carl Boyer, George Pólya, Andre Weil, and Paul Erdös. And there are a number of poems and a mnemonic only for enjoyable.

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The book of prayer of Sor María of Santo Domingo : a study by Mary E. Giles

By Mary E. Giles

The background of women's spirituality and Christian mysticism demonstrates that girls were influential non secular leaders even with no good thing about priestly ordination and theological education. St. Catherine of Siena and St. Teresa of Avila are examples of ladies with visionary presents of super energy. A much less recognized Spanish visionary is Sor Maria of Santo Domingo, a Dominican tertiary of peasant lineage who turned so recognized for her raptures, austerities, and prophecies that the king, a cardinal, and nobles thought of her a residing saint.
In 1948 learn within the records of the collage of Zaragoza exposed The ebook of Prayer of Sor Maria of Santo Domingo (originally released round 1518) which had long past not noted for hundreds of years. The textual content comprises a few of Sor Maria's ecstatic utterances and representations, and is a first-hand examine a ladies who in lots of methods is as consultant of the early years of 16th century Spain as St. Teresa used to be of the later years. Giles' publication presents the 1st English translation of this article in addition to a research of Sor Maria and the problems that driven her into the limelight.

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The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant by John Riley Perks

By John Riley Perks

John Perks was once Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's butler, attendant, and private secretary for seven years. this can be a ebook approximately their own relationship--a ebook Trungpa Rinpoche requested the writer to put in writing.

"Ven. Seonaidh Perks performed a vital function within the construction of a few of the Vidyadhara's associations and his tale in their mutual dance is hilarious, wild, surprising, and poignant. This ebook is an extraordinary thing." Douglas Penick, writer of "Gesar of Ling," knowledge courses. "It is the 1st intimate and authoritative account of Chogyam Trungpa, arguably crucial non secular instructor in America's final century..." Kidder Smith, Professor of Asian stories, Bowdoin collage

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The Essential von Mises by Murray N Rothbard

By Murray N Rothbard

A yr following the dying of Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard wrote the booklet designed to motivate a brand new iteration to absorb the Misesian reason in fiscal conception and political motion. His activity was once to supply an summary of Mises's writings and position within the social sciences. The essay accomplished remarkable repute. we'd even say that "The crucial von Mises," dispensed within the type of a mini-book, used to be extra accountable for immortalizing Mises than the other essay ever written. The Mises Institute is overjoyed so as to deliver it again back. It has misplaced none of its energy within the intervening years. the following it's coupled with a very good biographical piece that Rothbard wrote within the Nineties: "Scholar, author, Hero." It is going into better biographical intensity, and contains many discoveries remodeled 20 years. The content material relatively serves as a ramification at the first essay instead of an up-to-date type of an analogous, so it is sensible to have them positioned jointly. for that reason this ebook should be referred to as "Rothbard on Mises" however it particularly serves because the most sensible, brief, all-round advent to Misesian concept to ever seem in print. it's all the necessities of what you want to learn about this nice guy and philosopher. incidentally, the canopy is intensely cool, notwithstanding you may no longer have the capacity to inform it from the small photograph. it really is really made up of dozens of tiny images of Mises, and very constitutes an inventive and technological surprise.

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Physics in the Twentieth Century: Selected Essays by Victor F. Weisskopf

By Victor F. Weisskopf

This option of essays covers quite a lot of matters attached with the actual sciences and their relation to human affairs. they're generally conceived and directed to a often viewers instead of to experts specifically components. a few are written for the initiated, a few are huge synopses of a department of physics and are directed to the scientifically layman. a few care for extra philosophic questions comparable to Niels Bohr's rules on complementarity, and others care for the issues of technology, ethics, and society. Hans Bethe writes as follows within the Foreword: "His precis articles on specific themes are lucid and are 'popular medical writing' at its top. the topic is made transparent to physicists in different branches of physics and to the expert public via simplifying it, yet with no ever creating a compromise with primary accuracy, as many renowned writers on technological know-how do after they get enamored with their very own imagery and disregard the topic that they honestly are looking to clarify. Viki's [Weisskopf's] major predicament, as of such a lot theoretical physicists, is the right kind interpretation of the quantum theory.... This subject is already well-known in 1951 in his article 'Quantity and caliber in Quantum Physics.' right here he makes transparent how a quantitative distinction, comparable to the variety of electrons of 6 in a carbon and eleven in a sodium atom, makes all of the distinction within the qualitative habit of those chemical parts. He additionally foresees, at this early time, a few of the advancements in biology on the topic of DNA. "The precis article approximately electron conception (1949) is written primarily for physicists. He summarizes the nice advances led to by way of the renormalization concept which supplies finite effects for all observable amounts and is key to fashionable box idea. His personal box of nuclear physics is summarized in 'Problems of Nuclear constitution' (1961), in an easier shape in 'Nuclear types' (1951). Weisskopf is usually keen on very important advancements in physics no matter if he himself has now not contributed. a huge this kind of [was defined in] the 'Fall of Parity.' this text is a gorgeous instance of his skill to make issues comprehensible with out altering the necessities. within the 'Visual visual appeal of swiftly relocating items' he explains the invention of Penrose quickly relocating item appears to us because it if had its traditional form and isn't distorted via the Lorentz contraction as had formerly been believed; in truth, with no relativity idea it is going to glance badly distorted. His 'How gentle Interacts with subject' is wealthy in new insights. "The subject matter is additional built in 'Physics within the 20th Century' and 'The Quantum Ladder.'... i do not recognize of the other position the place the basic solidity of our global as ruled through quantum concept is healthier defined, or the good richness of the phenomena brought on by quantitative changes is proven with larger love." as well as these pointed out above, the e-book encompasses a variety of different essays. those main issue actual thought (articles at the compound nucleus and on ordinary particles), the human elements of clinical study (articles on Niels Bohr and on Marie Curie), and organic conception (considerations of symmetry and serve as on the macromolecular point and of the quantum foundation of natural reproduction). a last workforce of essays is anxious with such matters because the intrinsic worth of technological know-how, the contributions of technological know-how to society, and clinical ethics. The latter is defined by way of Bethe as "A most pretty and concise assertion of the scientist's creed."

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Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical by James Olney

By James Olney

Professor Olney gathers jointly during this booklet the very best and most crucial writings on autobiography produced long ago decades.

Originally released in 1980.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variants guard the unique texts of those very important books whereas offering them in sturdy paperback variants. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to tremendously elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the millions of books released through Princeton college Press on the grounds that its founding in 1905.

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