|Mathematical Analysis: A Straightforward Approach
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Author: K.G. Binmore
For the second edition of this very successful text, Professor Binmore has written two chapters on analysis in vector spaces. The discussion extends to the notion of the derivative of a vector function as a matrix and the use of second derivatives in classifying stationary points. Some necessary concepts from linear algebra are included where appropriate. The first edition contained numerous worked examples and an ample collection of exercises for all of which solutions were provided at the end of the book. The second edition retains this feature but in addition offers a set of problems for which no solutions are given. Teachers may find this a helpful innovation.
|Complex Analysis with MATHEMATICA®
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Author: William T. Shaw
Complex Analysis with Mathematica offers a new way of learning and teaching a subject that lies at the heart of many areas of pure and applied mathematics, physics, engineering and even art. This book offers teachers and students an opportunity to learn about complex numbers in a state-of-the-art computational environment. The innovative approach also offers insights into many areas too often neglected in a student treatment, including complex chaos and mathematical art. Thus readers can also use the book for self-study and for enrichment. The use of Mathematica enables the author to cover several topics that are often absent from a traditional treatment. Students are also led, optionally, into cubic or quartic equations, investigations of symmetric chaos, and advanced conformal mapping. A CD is included which contains a live version of the book, and the Mathematica code enables the user to run computer experiments.
|Yet Another Introduction to Analysis
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Author: Victor Bryant
Mathematics education in schools has seen a revolution in recent years. Students everywhere expect the subject to be well-motivated, relevant and practical. When such students reach higher education, the traditional development of analysis, often divorced from the calculus they learned at school, seems highly inappropriate. Shouldn't every step in a first course in analysis arise naturally from the student's experience of functions and calculus in school? And shouldn't such a course take every opportunity to endorse and extend the student's basic knowledge of functions? In Yet Another Introduction to Analysis, the author steers a simple and well-motivated path through the central ideas of real analysis. Each concept is introduced only after its need has become clear and after it has already been used informally. Wherever appropriate, new ideas are related to common topics in math curricula and are used to extend the reader's understanding of those topics. In this book the readers are led carefully through every step in such a way that they will soon be predicting the next step for themselves. In this way students will not only understand analysis, but also enjoy it.
|The Science of Fractal Images
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The first book to discuss fractals solely from the point of view of computer graphics, this work includes an introduction to the basic axioms of fractals and their applications in the natural sciences, a survey of random fractals together with many pseudocodes for selected algorithms, an introduction into fantastic fractals such as the Mandelbrot set and the Julia sets, together with a detailed discussion of algorithms and fractal modeling of real world objects. 142 illustrations in 277 parts. 39 color plates.
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Author: Kathy Richardson
This valuable teachers resource provides teachers with classroom tested activities that help children develop in-depth understandings about 2-D and 3-D geometry concepts and spatial awareness.
Understanding Geometry is more than a book about geometry activities. Kathy provides the following resources for teachers:
- Background information on what we need to know about geometry
- Assessment and observation moments are highlighted - Geometry Terminology Glossary
- Planning Guide for Grades K-3
- Task Cards
|A Hilbert Space Problem Book (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
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Author: P.R. Halmos
From the Preface: "This book was written for the active reader. The first part consists of problems, frequently preceded by definitions and motivation, and sometimes followed by corollaries and historical remarks... The second part, a very short one, consists of hints... The third part, the longest, consists of solutions: proofs, answers, or contructions, depending on the nature of the problem.... This is not an introduction to Hilbert space theory. Some knowledge of that subject is a prerequisite: at the very least, a study of the elements of Hilbert space theory should proceed concurrently with the reading of this book."
|Introduction to Topology
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Author: Crump W. Baker
This text is intended for a one-semester undergraduate course in topology. The fundamental concepts of general topology are covered rigorously but at a gentle pace and an elementary level. It is accessible to students with only an elementary calculus background. In particular, abstract algebra is not a prerequisite. The first chapter develops the elementary concepts of sets and functions, and in Chapter 2 the general topological space is introduced. Subspaces, continuity, and homeomorphisms are covered in Chapter 3. The remaining chapters cover product spaces, connected spaces, separation properties, and metric spaces.
|Conjecture and Proof (Classroom Resource Materials)
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Author: Miklós Laczkovich
The Budapest semesters in mathematics were initiated with the aim of offering undergraduate courses that convey the tradition of Hungarian mathematics to English-speaking students. This book is an elaborate version of the course on 'Conjecture and Proof'. It gives miniature introductions to various areas of mathematics by presenting some interesting and important, but easily accessible results and methods. The text contains complete proofs of deep results such as the transcendence of e, the Banach-Tarski paradox and the existence of Borel sets of arbitrary (finite) class. One of the purposes is to demonstrate how far one can get from the first principles in just a couple of steps. Prerequisites are kept to a minimum, and any introductory calculus course provides the necessary background for understanding the book. Exercises are included for the benefit of students. However, this book should prove fascinating for any mathematically literate reader.
|The Seiberg-Witten Equations and Applications to the Topology of Smooth Four-Manifolds (Mathematical Notes, Vol. 44)
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Author: John W. Morgan
The recent introduction of the Seiberg-Witten invariants of smooth four-manifolds has revolutionized the study of those manifolds. The invariants are gauge-theoretic in nature and are close cousins of the much-studied SU(2)-invariants defined over fifteen years ago by Donaldson. On a practical level, the new invariants have proved to be more powerful and have led to a vast generalization of earlier results. This book is an introduction to the Seiberg-Witten invariants.
The work begins with a review of the classical material on Spin c structures and their associated Dirac operators. Next comes a discussion of the Seiberg-Witten equations, which is set in the context of nonlinear elliptic operators on an appropriate infinite dimensional space of configurations. It is demonstrated that the space of solutions to these equations, called the Seiberg-Witten moduli space, is finite dimensional, and its dimension is then computed. In contrast to the SU(2)-case, the Seiberg-Witten moduli spaces are shown to be compact. The Seiberg-Witten invariant is then essentially the homology class in the space of configurations represented by the Seiberg-Witten moduli space. The last chapter gives a flavor for the applications of these new invariants by computing the invariants for most Kahler surfaces and then deriving some basic toological consequences for these surfaces.
|Seifert and Threlfall, A textbook of topology, Volume 89 (Pure and Applied Mathematics)
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Author: H. Seifert