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The Error of TruthHow History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

The Error of Truth: How History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

Steven J. Osterlind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831600
eISBN:
9780191869532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831600.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The Error of Truth recounts the astonishing and unexpected tale of how quantitative thinking was invented and rose to primacy in our lives in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, bringing us ... More

From Christoffel Words to Markoff Numbers

From Christoffel Words to Markoff Numbers

Christophe Reutenauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827542
eISBN:
9780191866418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827542.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

Christoffel introduced in 1875 a special class of words on a binary alphabet, linked to continued fractions. Some years laterMarkoff published his famous theory, called nowMarkoff theory. It ... More

Game Theory, Diplomatic History and Security Studies

Game Theory, Diplomatic History and Security Studies

Frank C. Zagare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831587
eISBN:
9780191869525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831587.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Applied Mathematics

The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate, by way of example, the several advantages of using a formal game-theoretic framework to explain complex events, diplomatic history, and contentious ... More

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