Lectures on Surfaces (Student Mathematical Library, Volume 46)

By Anatole Katok, Vaughn Climenhaga

Surfaces are one of the commonest and simply visualized mathematical gadgets, and their examine brings into concentration primary principles, strategies, and strategies from geometry, topology, advanced research, Morse concept, and crew thought. even as, a lot of these notions look in a technically easier and extra photo shape than of their common ``natural'' settings. the 1st, basically expository, bankruptcy introduces some of the significant actors--the around sphere, flat torus, Mobius strip, Klein bottle, elliptic aircraft, etc.--as good as a variety of tools of describing surfaces, starting with the conventional illustration by means of equations in 3-dimensional area, continuing to parametric illustration, and in addition introducing the fewer intuitive, yet valuable for our reasons, illustration as issue areas. It concludes with a initial dialogue of the metric geometry of surfaces, and the linked isometry teams. next chapters introduce basic mathematical structures--topological, combinatorial (piecewise linear), soft, Riemannian (metric), and complex--in the explicit context of surfaces. the point of interest of the ebook is the Euler attribute, which seems in lots of various guises and ties jointly techniques from combinatorics, algebraic topology, Morse conception, usual differential equations, and Riemannian geometry. The repeated visual appeal of the Euler attribute presents either a unifying subject matter and a strong representation of the proposal of an invariant in all these theories. The assumed history is the normal calculus series, a few linear algebra, and rudiments of ODE and genuine research. All notions are brought and mentioned, and nearly all effects proved, in line with this heritage. This booklet is due to the the MASS path in geometry within the fall semester of 2007.

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Mathematical Analysis: A Straightforward Approach, 2nd Edition

By K.G. Binmore

For the second one variation of this very winning textual content, Professor Binmore has written chapters on research in vector areas. The dialogue extends to the inspiration of the by-product of a vector functionality as a matrix and using moment derivatives in classifying desk bound issues. a few worthwhile innovations from linear algebra are integrated the place applicable. the 1st variation contained a number of labored examples and an considerable selection of routines for all of which recommendations have been supplied on the finish of the booklet. the second one version keeps this option but also deals a collection of difficulties for which no recommendations are given. academics may well locate this a valuable innovation.

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Number Words and Number Symbols: A Cultural History of Numbers

By Karl Menninger

'The historian of arithmetic will locate a lot to curiosity him the following . . . whereas the informal reader could be intrigued through the author's greater narrative ability." — Library Journal
This ebook isn't just a desirable advent to the idea that of quantity and to numbers themselves, hut a multifaceted linguistic and ancient research of the way numbers have built and developed in lots of varied cultures. Drawing on facts from historical past, literature, philosophy and ethnology, famous German pupil Karl Menninger. recounts the improvement of numbers either as they're spoken (and written as phrases) and as symbolic summary numerals that could he without problems manipulated and combined.
Despite the tremendous erudition the writer brings to the subject, he continues a gentle tone all through, proposing a lot of the knowledge in anecdotal shape. furthermore, nearly three hundred illustrations (photographs and drawings) and lots of comparative language tables serve to augment the textual content. the writer starts off with a lucid therapy of quantity series and quantity language, together with the formation of quantity phrases in either Indo-European and non-IndoEuropean languages, hidden quantity phrases and the evolution of the quantity series. He then turns to written numerals and computations: finger counting, folks symbols for numbers, alphabetical numerals, the "German" Roman numerals, the abacus and extra. the ultimate part issues the improvement of our modem decimal procedure, with its position notation and 0, according to the Indian quantity method, and its advent to the West during the paintings of the Italian mathematician Fibonacci. the writer concludes with a evaluate of spoken numbers and quantity symbols in China and Japan.
"The e-book is principally sturdy on early counting and calculating units: primitive tally sticks, the knotted cords of historical Peru, the flowery finger symbols as soon as used for numbers, counting forums with movable counters, and naturally the abacus." — Martin Gardner, Book World

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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths

By Chris Waring

We may perhaps take note their equations and discoveries from institution, yet will we take into account who the boys at the back of the maths have been? From the theories of Pythagoras (did you recognize he ran a mystery brotherhood that studied maths, tune, and gymnastics?) to coining the time period "Googol," this e-book is packed packed with attention-grabbing proof and superb tales from precedent days to the trendy day. do you need to grasp why the traditional Greeks knew rather a lot math? Or, why there has been so little math studied in the dead of night a while? learn this attention-grabbing booklet to discover the mysteries of math.

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Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (6th Edition) (Featured Titles for Differential Equations)

By R. Kent Nagle, Arthur David Snider

Fundamentals of Differential Equations provides the elemental conception of differential equations and provides quite a few glossy purposes in technology and engineering. on hand in models, those versatile texts provide the teacher many selections in syllabus layout, direction emphasis (theory, technique, purposes, and numerical methods), and in utilizing commercially on hand machine software.

Fundamentals of Differential Equations, 8th variation is compatible for a one-semester sophomore- or junior-level direction. Fundamentals of Differential Equations with Boundary worth Problems, 6th Edition, comprises adequate fabric for a two-semester path that covers and builds on boundary worth difficulties. The Boundary worth difficulties model includes the most textual content plus 3 extra chapters (Eigenvalue difficulties and Sturm-Liouville Equations; balance of independent structures; and lifestyles and forte Theory).

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Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

By Titu Andreescu

Hundreds of gorgeous, hard, and instructive difficulties from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, combinatorics, and quantity theory

Historical insights and asides are awarded to stimulate additional inquiry

Emphasis is on artistic options to open-ended problems

Many examples, difficulties and strategies, with a ordinary and obtainable style

Enhanced motivatio


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The Geometry of Schemes (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

By David Eisenbud

Grothendieck’s attractive conception of schemes permeates smooth algebraic geometry and underlies its functions to quantity thought, physics, and utilized arithmetic. this straightforward account of that conception emphasizes and explains the common geometric recommendations at the back of the definitions. within the ebook, innovations are illustrated with primary examples, and particular calculations convey how the structures of scheme idea are conducted in practice.

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Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets

By David Papineau

This e-book is designed to give an explanation for the technical principles which are taken with no consideration in a lot modern philosophical writing. Notions like "denumerability," "modal scope distinction," "Bayesian conditionalization," and "logical completeness" tend to be merely elucidated deep inside of tough expert texts. through providing basic reasons that by-pass a lot beside the point and uninteresting element, Philosophical Devices is ready to disguise a wealth of fabric that's usually merely to be had to experts.

The e-book comprises 4 sections, each one of 3 chapters. the 1st part is set units and numbers, beginning with the club relation and finishing with the generalized continuum speculation. the second one is ready analyticity, a prioricity, and necessity. The 3rd is set likelihood, outlining the variation among aim and subjective chance and exploring facets of conditionalization and correlation. The fourth offers with metalogic, concentrating on the distinction among syntax and semantics, and completing with a comic strip of Godel's theorem.

Philosophical Devices could be precious for collage scholars who've bought earlier the foothills of philosophy and are beginning to learn extra extensively, however it doesn't imagine any past services. the entire concerns mentioned are intrinsically fascinating, and sometimes downright interesting. it may be learn with excitement and revenue by means of anyone who's serious about the technical infrastructure of latest philosophy.

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