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Algebra & geometry : an introduction to university mathematics

Lawson, Mark V., author

Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]

Ideas. The nature of mathematics ; Proofs ; Foundations ; Algebra redux -- Theories . Number theory ; Complex numbers ; Polynomials ; Matrices ; Vectors ; The principal axes theorem.

"Algebra & Geometry: An Introduction to University Mathematics provides a bridge between high school and undergraduate mathematics courses on algebra and geometry. The author shows how mathematics is more than a collection of methods by presenting important ideas and their historical origins throughout the text. He incorporates a hands-on approach to proofs and connects algebra and geometry to various applications."--Page 4 of cover.

Baker Berry Cook QA152.3 .L39 2016

Handbook of applications of chaos theory

edited by Christos H Skiadas, Charilaos Skiadas

Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016

Baker Berry Cook QA320 .H35 2016

Gaussian processes on trees : from spin glasses to branching Brownian motion

Bovier, Anton, 1957- author

New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017

Baker Berry Cook QA274.4 .B68 2017

Topics in parallel and distributed computing : introducing concurrency in undergraduate courses

edited by Sushil K. Prasad, Anshul Gupta, Arnold L. Rosenberg, Alan Sussman and Charles C. Weems

Amsterdam : Elsevier, Morgan Kaufmann, [2015]

"Provides a cross-disciplinary approach for both those learning and those teaching parallel and distributed computing in undergraduate courses." -- Back cover.

Baker Berry Cook QA76.58 .T66 2015

Cracking the cube : going slow to go fast and other unexpected turns in the world of competitive Rubik's Cube solving

Scheffler, Ian

New York : Touchstone, 2016

Baker Berry Cook Easy QA491 .S325 2016

Fractals : applications in biological signalling and image processing

Kumar, Dinesh author

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Baker Berry Cook QA614.86 .K86 2017

Stochastic analysis : ItĂ´ and Malliavin calculus in tandem

Matsumoto, Hiroyuki, 1946- author

New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017

Baker Berry Cook QA274.2 .M386 2017

Graphs for pattern recognition : infeasible systems of linear inequalities

Gainanov, Damir author

Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., KG, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA295 .G275 2016

Routines for reasoning : fostering the mathematical practices in all students

Kelemanik, Grace, author

Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA13 .K45 2016

In praise of mathematics

Badiou, Alain, author

Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016

Mathematics must be saved -- Philosophy and mathematics, or the story of an old couple -- What is mathematics about? -- An attempt at a mathematics-based metaphysics -- Does mathematics bring happiness?

Baker Berry Cook QA8.4 .B33713 2016

Data visualisation : a handbook for data driven design

Kirk, Andy, author

Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2016

Defining Data Visualisation -- Visualisation Workflow -- Formulating your Brief -- Working with Data -- Establishing your Editorial Thinking -- Data Representation -- Interactivity -- Annotation -- Colour -- Composition -- Visualisation Literacy.

This book is the starting point in learning the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data and inspiring effective visual design.

Baker Berry Cook QA76.9.I52 K575 2016

The Hodge-Laplacian : boundary value problems on Riemannian manifolds

Mitrea, Dorina, 1965- author

Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA649 .M58 2016

Buildings and Schubert schemes

Contou-Carrere, Carlos author

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Baker Berry Cook QA564 .C676 2017

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

Lee Shetterly, Margot, author

New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]

A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go.

"Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens." -- Publisher's description

On Reserve at Kresge QA27.5 .L44 2016

Iterative methods without inversion

Galperin, Anatoly, author

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Tools of the trade -- Ulm's method -- Ulm's method without derivatives -- Broyden's method -- Optimal secant updates of low rank -- Optimal secant-type methods -- Majorant generators and their convergence domains.

Baker Berry Cook QA297.8 .G35 2017

Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world

Clegg, Brian, author

New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016

Counting sheep -- Counting goats -- All is number -- Elegant perfection -- Counting sand -- The emergence of nothing -- He who is ignorant -- All in the imagination -- The amazing mechanical mathematical universe -- The mystery of "maybe" -- Maxwell's mathematical hammer -- Infinity and beyond -- Twentieth-century mathematical mysteries -- Symmetry games -- Cargo cult science?

"Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them? Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. In Are Numbers Real?, Brian Clegg explores the way that math has become more and more detached from reality, and yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics. From devising a new counting system based on goats, through the weird and wonderful mathematics of imaginary numbers and infinity, to the debate over whether mathematics has too much influence on the direction of science, this fascinating and accessible book opens the reader's eyes to the hidden reality of the strange yet familiar entities that are numbers." -- Publisher's description.

Baker Berry Cook Easy QA93 .C627 2016

Recollections of a Jewish mathematician in Germany

Fraenkel, Abraham Adolf, 1891-1965, author

Switzerland : BirkhĂ¤user, 2016

Acknowledgements -- Foreword to the 2015 English edition by Menachem Magidor -- Foreword to the 1967 German edition by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel -- 1.My Ancestors -- 2. Childhood and Adolescence in Munich (1891-1910) -- 3.As a Student at Prussian Universities (1910-1914) -- 4.As a Soldier in the First World War (1914-1919) -- 5.As a Professor in Marburg and Kiel (1919-1929) -- 6. Epilogue (1929-1933) -- Afterword: 1933-1965 by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield -- Family trees -- Bibliography of works by Abraham A. Fraenkel -- Index.

Abraham A. Fraenkel was a world-renowned mathematician in pre-Second World War Germany, whose work on set theory was fundamental to the development of modern mathematics. A friend of Albert Einstein, he knew many of the era's acclaimed mathematicians personally. He moved to Israel (then Palestine under the British Mandate) in the early 1930s. In his autobiography Fraenkel describes his early years growing up as an Orthodox Jew in Germany and his development as a mathematician at the beginning of the twentieth century. This memoir, originally written in German in the 1960s, has now been translated into English, with an additional chapter covering the period from 1933 until his death in 1965 written by the editor, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield. Fraenkel describes the world of mathematics in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century, its origins and development, the systems influencing it, and its demise. He also paints a unique picture of the complex struggles within the world of Orthodox Jewry in Germany. In his personal life, Fraenkel merged these two worlds during periods of turmoil including the two world wars and the establishment of the state of Israel. Including a new foreword by Menachem Magidor Foreword to the 1967 German edition by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel.

Baker Berry Cook QA23 .F73 2016

Fluke : the math and myth of coincidence

Mazur, Joseph, author

New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]

Introduction -- The stories -- Exceptional moments -- The girl from Petrovka and other benign coincidences -- Meaningful coincidences -- The mathematics -- What are the chances? -- Bernoulli's gift -- Long strings of heads -- Pascal's triangle -- The problem with monkeys -- The analysis -- Enormity of the world -- The stories of chapter 2 revisited -- The head-scratchers -- Evidence -- Discovery -- Risk -- Psychic power -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Epilogue.

Looks at coincidences and unlikely occurrences, delving into the mathematical concepts of probability and sharing stories of striking flukes and coincidences from around the world.

Baker Berry Cook Easy QA612.24 .M39 2016

Nonholonomic mechanics and control

Bloch, Anthony, 1955- author

New York : Springer, [2015]

Baker Berry Cook QA614.833 .B56 2015

Differential Galois Theory through Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence : An Elementary Introduction

Sauloy, Jacques, author

Providence, RI : American Mathematical Society, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA214 .S28 2016

Exact finite-difference schemes

edited by Sergey Lemeshevsky, Piotr Matus, Dmitriy Poliakov

Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., KG, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA431 .E93 2016

The convergence problem for dissipative autonomous systems : classical methods and recent advances

Haraux, Alain, 1949- author

Cham : Springer, [2015]

1. Introduction -- 2. Some basic tools -- 3. Background results on evolution equations -- 4. Uniformly damped linear semi-groups -- 5. Generalities on dynamical systems -- 6. The linearization method in stability analysis -- 7. Gradient-like systems -- 8. Liapunov's second method and the invariance principle -- 9. Some basic examples -- 10. The convergence problem in finite dimensions -- 11. The infinite dimensional case -- 12. Variants and additional results.

The book investigates classical and more recent methods of study for the asymptotic behavior of dissipative continuous dynamical systems with applications to ordinary and partial differential equations, the main question being convergence (or not) of the solutions to an equilibrium. After reviewing the basic concepts of topological dynamics and the definition of gradient-like systems on a metric space, the authors present a comprehensive exposition of stability theory relying on the so-called linearization method. For the convergence problem itself, when the set of equilibria is infinite, the only general results that do not require very special features of the non-linearities are presently consequences of a gradient inequality discovered by S. Lojasiewicz. The application of this inequality jointly with the so-called Liapunov-Schmidt reduction requires a rigorous exposition of Semi-Fredholm operator theory and the theory of real analytic maps on infinite dimensional Banach spaces, which cannot be found anywhere in a readily applicable form. The applications covered in this short text are the simplest, but more complicated cases are mentioned in the final chapter, together with references to the corresponding specialized papers.

Baker Berry Cook QA295 .H28 2015

Mathematical analysis

Zorich, V. A. author

Heidelberg : Springer, [2015-2016]

v.2 -- 9. Continuous Mappings (General Theory) -- 10. Differential Calculus From a More General Point of View -- 11. Multiple Integrals -- 12. Surfaces and Differential Forms in RN -- 13. Line and Surface Integrals -- 14. Elements of Vector Analysis and Field Theory -- 15. Integration of Differential Forms in Manifolds -- 16. Uniform Convergence and the Basic Operations of Analysis on Series and Families of Functions -- 17. Integrals Depending on Parameter -- 18. Fourier Series and the Fourier Transform -- 19. Asymptotic Expansions.

"This second English edition of a very popular two-volume work presents a thorough first course in analysis, leading from real numbers to such advanced topics as differential forms on manifolds; asymptotic methods; Fourier, Laplace, and Legendre transforms; elliptic functions; and distributions. Especially notable in this course are the clearly expressed orientation toward the natural sciences and the informal exploration of the essence and the roots of the basic concepts and theorems of calculus." -- From a review by V.I. Arnold.

Baker Berry Cook QA300 .Z6713 2016

Intelligent comparisons : analytic inequalities

Anastassiou, George A., 1952- author

Cham : Springer, [2016]

Baker Berry Cook QA295 .A63 2016

Guide to fortran 2008 programming

Brainerd, Walter S

London : Springer, [2015]

Baker Berry Cook QA76.73.F25 B73 2015

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