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The lazy universe : an introduction to the principle of least action
Coopersmith, Jennifer, author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
This book is about 'action' and the Principle of Least Action. These ideas are at the heart of physical science and engineering. Physics is well known as being concerned with grand conservatory principles (e.g. the conservation of energy) but equally important is the optimization principle (such as getting somewhere in the shortest time or with the least resistance). The book explains: why an optimization principle underlies physics, what action is, what 'the Hamiltonian' is, and how new insights into energy, space, and time arise. It assumes some background in the physical sciences, at the level of undergraduate science, but it is not a textbook. The requisite derivations and worked examples are given but may be skim-read if desired. The author draws from Cornelius Lanczos's book 'The Variational Principles of Mechanics' (1949 and 1970). The present book is no mere copy with the difficult bits left out. It aims to explain ideas rather than achieve technical competence, and to show how Least Action leads into the whole of physics.
Baker Berry Cook QA871 .C672 2017

A study in derived algebraic geometry
Gaitsgory, D. author
Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017]
volume 1. Correspondences and duality -- volume 2. Deformations, Lie theory, and formal geometry
Baker Berry Cook QA564 .G35 2017

Differential equations & linear algebra
Edwards, C. Henry 1937-
Boston : Pearson, [2018]
On Reserve at Feldberg QA372 .E34 2018

Rusczyk, Richard
Alpine, CA : AoPS, ©2012
Functions review -- Introduction to trigonometric functions -- Trigonometric identities -- Applications to geometry -- Parameterization and trigonometric coordinate systems -- Basics of complex numbers -- Trigonometry and complex numbers -- Geometry of complex numbers -- Vectors in two dimensions -- Matrices in two dimensions -- Vectors and matrices in three dimensions, part 1 -- Vectors and matrices in three dimensions, part 2 -- Vector geometry -- References -- Hints to selected problems.
Baker Berry Cook QA39.3 .R87 2012

The nature and development of mathematics : cross-disciplinary perspectives on cognition, learning and culture
edited by John W. Adams, Patrick Barmby and Alex Mesoudi
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017
Baker Berry Cook QA11.2 .N374 2017

Graph theory
Diestel, Reinhard, author
Berlin : Springer, [2017]
The Basics -- Matching Covering and Packing -- Connectivity -- Planar Graphs -- Colouring -- Flows -- Extremal Graph Theory -- Infinite Graphs -- Ramsey Theory for Graphs -- Hamilton Cycles -- Random Graphs -- Graph Minors.
Baker Berry Cook QA166 .D51413 2017

Alice and Bob meet Banach : the interface of asymptotic geometric analysis and quantum information theory
Aubrun, Guillaume, 1981- author
Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017]
Baker Berry Cook QA360 .A83 2017

Introduction to algebra
Rusczyk, Richard
Alpine, CA : AoPS, 2009, ©2007
Follow the rules -- x marks the spot -- One-variable linear equations -- More variables -- Multi-variable linear equations -- Ratios and percents -- Proportion -- Graphing lines -- Introduction to inequalities -- Quadratic equations--part 1 -- Special factorizations -- Complex numbers -- Quadratic equations--part 2 -- Graphing quadratics -- More inequalities -- Functions -- Graphing functions -- Polynomials -- Exponents and logarithms -- Special functions -- Sequences & series -- Special manipulations.
Baker Berry Cook QA162 .R87 2009

Non-standard parametric statistical inference
Cheng, Russell, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Baker Berry Cook QA276.8 .C465 2017

Reading Newton in early modern Europe
edited by Elizabethanne Boran, Mordechai Feingold
Leiden ; Brill, [2017]
Reading Newton in Early Modern Europe investigates how Sir Isaac Newton's Principial was read, interpreted and remodelled for a variety of readerships in eighteenth-century Europe. The editors, Mordechai Feingold and Elizabethanne Boran, have brought together papers which explore how, when, where and why the Principial was appropriated by readers in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England and Ireland. Particular focus is laid on the methods of transmission of Newtonian ideas via university textbooks and popular works written for educated laymen and women. At the same time, challenges to the Newtonian consensus are explored by writers such as Marius Stan and Catherine Abou-Nemeh who examine Cartesian and Leibnizian responses to the Principial. Eighteenth-century attempts to remodel Newton as a heretic are explored by Feingold, while William R. Newman draws attention to vital new sources highlighting the importance of alchemy to Newton.
Baker Berry Cook QA803 .R43 2017

Period mappings and period domains
Carlson, James A., 1946- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry Cook QA564 .C28 2017

A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age
Soni, Jimmy
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Gaylord -- Ann Arbor -- The room-sized brain -- MIT -- A decidedly unconventional type of youngster -- Cold Spring Harbor -- The labs -- Princeton -- Fire control -- A six-day workweek -- The unspeakable system -- Turing -- Manhattan -- The utter dark -- From intelligence to information -- The bomb -- Building a bandwagon -- Mathematical intentions, honorable and otherwise -- Wiener -- A transformative year -- TMI -- "We urgently need the assistance of Dr. Claude E. Shannon" -- The man-machines -- The game of kings -- Constructive dissatisfaction -- Professor Shannon -- Inside information -- A gadgeteer's paradise -- Peculiar motions -- Kyoto -- The illness -- Aftershocks.

Chronicles the life and times of the lesser-known Information Age intellect, revealing how his discoveries and innovations set the stage for the digital era, influencing the work of such collaborators and rivals as Alan Turing, John von Neumann and Vannevar Bush.
Baker Berry Cook Easy QA29.S423 S66 2017

Computational complexity of solving equation systems
Broniek, Przemysław, author
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Baker Berry Cook QA267.7 .B76 2015

Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians
Stewart, Ian, 1945- author
New York : Basic Books, 2017
Do not disturb my circles : Archimedes -- Master of the Way : Liu Hui -- Dixit algorismi : Muhammad al-Khwarizmi -- Innovator of the infinite : Madhava of Sangamagrama -- The gambling astrologer : Girolamo Cardano -- The last theorem : Pierre de Fermat -- System of the world : Isaac Newton -- Master of us all : Leonhard Euler -- The heat operator : Joseph Fourier -- Invisible scaffolding : Carl Friedrich Gauss -- Bending the rules : Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky -- Radicals and revolutionaries : Évariste Galois -- Enchantress of a number : Augusta Ada King -- The laws of thought : George Boole -- Musician of the primes : Bernhard Riemann -- Cardinal of the continuum : Georg Cantor -- The first great lady : Sofia Kovalevskaia -- Ideas rose in crowds : Henri Poincaré -- We must know, we shall know : David Hilbert -- Overthrowing academic order : Emmy Noether -- The formula man : Srinivasa Ramanujan -- Incomplete and undecidable : Kurt Gödel -- The machine stops : Alan Turing -- Father of fractals : Benoit Mandelbrot -- Outside in : William Thurston -- Mathematical people.

A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians. In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.
Baker Berry Cook Easy QA28 .S74 2017

Distributed systems : concurrency and consistency
Perrin, Matthieu, author
Kidington, Oxford, UK : Elsevier, 2017
Introduction -- Specification of shared objects -- Overview of existing models -- Update consistency -- Causal consistency - Weak consistency space -- CODS library -- Conclusion.

This book explores the gray area of distributed systems and draws a map of weak consistency criteria, identifying several families and demonstrating how these may be implemented into a programming language. Unlike their sequential counterparts, distributed systems are much more difficult to design, and are therefore prone to problems. On a large scale, usability reminiscent of sequential consistency, which would provide the same global view to all users, is very expensive or impossible to achieve. This book investigates the best ways to specify the objects that are still possible to implement in these systems.
Baker Berry Cook QA76.9.D5 P477 2017

Actions and invariants of algebraic groups
Ferrer Santos, Walter Ricardo, author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
Baker Berry Cook QA179 .F47 2017

Studies in weak arithmetics. Volume 3
edited by Patrick Cégielski, Ali Enayat, Roman Kossak
Stanford, California : CSLI Publications, [2016]
Baker Berry Cook QA241 .S824 2016

Beyond first order model theory
edited by José Iovino
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2017]
Baker Berry Cook QA9.7 .B49 2017

Teaching secondary school mathematics : research and practice for the 21st century
Goos, Merrilyn, author
Crows Nest : Allen & Unwin, 2017
The second edition of a highly successful text introducing the fundamentals of teaching secondary school mathematics, fully revised to reflect the Australian Curriculum.
Baker Berry Cook QA11.2 .G66 2017

Historiography of mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries
Volker R. Remmert, Martina R. Schneider, Henrik Kragh Sørensen, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Birkhauser, [2016]
Introductory remarks / Volker R. Rmmert, Martina R. Schneider and Henrik Kragh Sørensen -- The history of mathematics in the progress of mankind. Modifying the narrative around 1800 / Maarten Bullynck -- Practicing history of mathematics in Islamicate societies in 19th-century Germany and France / Sonja Brentjes -- Mesopotamian mathematics, seen "from the inside" (by Assyriologists) and "from the outside" (by historians of mathematic) / Jens Høyrup -- Appropriating role models for the mathematical profession: biographies in the American Mathematical Monthly around 1900 / Henrik Kragh Sørensen -- Greek mathematics in English: the work of Sir Thomas L. Heath (1861-1940) / Benjamin Wardhaugh -- Otto Neugebauer's vision for rewriting the history of ancient mathematics / David E. Rowe -- The "mathematization of nature': the making of a concept, and how it has fared in later years / H. Floris Cohen -- Histories of modern mathematics in English in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s / Jeremy Gray -- Polycephalic Euclid? Collective practices in Bourbaki's History of Mathematics / Anne-Sandrine Paumier and David Aubin -- Pulling Harriot out of Newton's shadow: how the Norwegian outsider Johannes Lohne came to contribute to mainstream history of mathematics / Reinhard Siegmund -- Schultze -- Contextualizing Unguru's 1975 attack on the historiography of ancient Greek mathematics / Martina R. Schneider.
Baker Berry Cook QA26 .H57 2016

Representation theory of finite monoids
Steinberg, Benjamin, author
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2016
Baker Berry Cook QA182 .S845 2016