Solving Mathematical Problems: A Personal Perspective

By Terence Tao

Authored via a number one identify in arithmetic, this enticing and obviously awarded textual content leads the reader during the quite a few strategies concerned with fixing mathematical difficulties on the Mathematical Olympiad point. masking quantity concept, algebra, research, Euclidean geometry, and analytic geometry, fixing Mathematical difficulties comprises a variety of workouts and version ideas all through. Assuming just a uncomplicated point of arithmetic, the textual content is perfect for college students of 14 years and above in natural arithmetic.

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Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach (Second Edition) (Dover Books on Mathematics)

By Morris Kline

Application-oriented creation relates the topic as heavily as attainable to technological know-how. In-depth explorations of the spinoff, the differentiation and integration of the powers of x, and theorems on differentiation and antidifferentiation result in a definition of the chain rule and examinations of trigonometric features, logarithmic and exponential features, suggestions of integration, polar coordinates, even more. simple factors, a number of drills, illustrative examples. 1967 version. resolution advisor to be had upon request.

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Charming Proofs: A Journey into Elegant Mathematics (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)

By Claudi Alsina

Theorems and their proofs lie on the center of arithmetic. In conversing of the basically aesthetic traits of theorems and proofs, G. H. Hardy wrote that during appealing proofs 'there is a really excessive measure of unexpectedness, mixed with inevitability and economy'. fascinating Proofs offers a suite of exceptional proofs in basic arithmetic which are tremendously based, packed with ingenuity, and succinct. via a shocking argument or a robust visible illustration, the proofs during this assortment will invite readers to benefit from the great thing about arithmetic, and to strengthen the power to create proofs themselves. The authors think of proofs from subject matters corresponding to geometry, quantity conception, inequalities, airplane tilings, origami and polyhedra. Secondary university and college lecturers can use this ebook to introduce their scholars to mathematical attractiveness. greater than a hundred thirty workouts for the reader (with ideas) also are integrated.

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Amor y matemáticas: El corazón de la realidad oculta

By Edward Frenkel, Joan Andreano Weyland

¿Qué sucedería si en clase de arte te enseñaran a pintar una verja? ¿O que jamás te mostraran una pintura ni te hablaran de l. a. existencia de Van Gogh o Picasso? Pues así es como nos han enseñado las matemáticas. En este fascinante libro, uno de los matemáticos más brillantes del momento nos descubre el lado de las matemáticas que jamás hemos visto, barnizadas con toda l. a. belleza y elegancia de una pieza de arte. Frenkel nos sumerge en una disciplina presente en el corazón de toda materia, que une culturas, tiempo y espacio. Y lo hace a través de dos historias, l. a. de l. a. evolución y los grandes hallazgos de las matemáticas, y, de forma paralela, l. a. de su biografía own, que le llevó de ser rechazado en los angeles facultad de matemáticas de Moscú a convertirse en uno de los matemáticos más importantes del siglo xxi. Pero el libro no es sólo una apasionante historia de superación own teñida de divulgación científica, sino que nos introduce en una nueva forma de pensamiento capaz de enriquecer nuestra vida own y ayudarnos a entender mejor el mundo y el lugar que ocupamos en él. Es una invitación a descubrir l. a. magia del universo escondido de las matemáticas.

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Counterexamples in Topology (Dover Books on Mathematics)

By Lynn Arthur Steen

According to the authors of this hugely worthwhile compendium, targeting examples is an incredibly powerful approach to related to undergraduate arithmetic scholars in genuine study. it is just because of pursuing the main points of every instance that scholars adventure an important increment in topological figuring out. With that during brain, Professors Steen and Seebach have assembled 143 examples during this publication, supplying innumerable concrete illustrations of definitions, theorems, and common tools of evidence. faraway from providing all correct examples, even though, the publication as an alternative offers a fruitful context during which to invite new questions and search new answers.
Ranging from the popular to the vague, the examples are preceded via a succinct exposition of normal topology and simple terminology and conception. every one instance is handled as an entire, with a hugely geometric exposition that is helping readers understand the fabric. Over 25 Venn diagrams and reference charts summarize the houses of the examples and make allowance scholars to test fast for examples with prescribed homes. furthermore, discussions of common tools of creating and altering examples acquaint readers with the artwork of making counterexamples. The authors have integrated an intensive number of difficulties and workouts, all correlated with a number of examples, and a bibliography of a hundred and forty resources, tracing every one unusual instance to its origin.
This revised and increased moment version might be specially invaluable as a path complement and reference paintings for college students of common topology. additionally, it provides the trainer the flexibleness to layout his personal direction whereas delivering scholars with a wealth of traditionally and mathematically major examples. 1978 edition.

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Geometric Methods and Applications : For Computer Science and Engineering

By Jean Gallier

This e-book is an advent to the elemental strategies and instruments wanted for fixing difficulties of a geometrical nature utilizing a working laptop or computer. It makes an attempt to fill the space among common geometry books, that are essentially theoretical, and utilized books on special effects, computing device imaginative and prescient, robotics, or computer studying.

 This publication covers the subsequent issues: affine geometry, projective geometry, Euclidean geometry, convex units, SVD and imperative part research, manifolds and Lie teams, quadratic optimization, fundamentals of differential geometry, and a glimpse of computational geometry (Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations). a few sensible functions of the techniques provided during this e-book comprise laptop imaginative and prescient, extra in particular contour grouping, movement interpolation, and robotic kinematics.

  In this generally up-to-date moment version, extra fabric on convex units, Farkas’s lemma, quadratic optimization and the Schur supplement were further. The bankruptcy on SVD has been significantly elevated and now incorporates a presentation of PCA.

 The e-book is easily illustrated and has bankruptcy summaries and plenty of routines all through. it is going to be of curiosity to a large viewers together with desktop scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

 Reviews of first edition:

"Gallier's ebook may be an invaluable resource for an individual attracted to purposes of geometrical the way to remedy difficulties that come up in numerous branches of engineering. it can support to increase the delicate suggestions from the extra complex elements of geometry into important instruments for applications." (Mathematical studies, 2001)

" should be worthy as a reference publication for postgraduates wishing to discover the relationship among their present challenge and the underlying geometry." (The Australian Mathematical Society, 2001)

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Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers---from 1,001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World

THE tales at the back of OUR ICONIC NUMBERS

Rogerson's e-book of Numbers relies on a numerical array of virtues, religious attributes, gods, devils, sacred towns, powers, calendars, heroes, saints, icons, and cultural symbols.

It presents a blinding mass of data for these intrigued via the numerous roles numbers play in folklore and pop culture, in tune and poetry, and within the many faiths, cultures, and trust structures of our world.

The tales spread from hundreds of thousands to 0: from the variety of the beast (666) to the seven lethal sins; from the twelve symptoms of the zodiac to the 4 fits of a deck of playing cards. alongside the way in which, writer Barnaby Rogerson will exhibit you why Genghis Khan outfitted a urban of 108 towers, how Dante solid his Divine Comedy at the quantity 11, and why 13 is so unfortunate within the West while fourteen is the quantity to prevent in China.

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A Guide to Groups, Rings, and Fields

By Fernando Q. Gouvêa

This advisor deals a concise assessment of the idea of teams, earrings, and fields on the graduate point, emphasizing these features which are helpful in different components of arithmetic. It makes a speciality of the most principles and the way they cling jointly. it will likely be worthwhile to either scholars and pros. as well as the traditional fabric on teams, earrings, modules, fields, and Galois thought, the booklet comprises discussions of different very important themes which are usually passed over within the common graduate path, together with linear teams, team representations, the constitution of Artinian earrings, projective, injective and flat modules, Dedekind domain names, and primary uncomplicated algebras. all the very important theorems are mentioned, with no proofs yet frequently with a dialogue of the intuitive rules at the back of these proofs. these trying to find how to evaluation and refresh their uncomplicated algebra will reap the benefits of analyzing this consultant, and it'll additionally function a prepared reference for mathematicians who utilize algebra of their paintings.

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Topology of Surfaces (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

" . . . that recognized pedagogical technique wherein one starts with the overall and proceeds to the actual in simple terms after the scholar is simply too harassed to appreciate even that anymore. " Michael Spivak this article was once written as an antidote to topology classes resembling Spivak it truly is intended to supply the scholar with an adventure in geomet­ describes. ric topology. normally, the single topology an undergraduate may possibly see is point-set topology at a reasonably summary point. the following path the common stu­ dent could take will be a graduate path in algebraic topology, and such classes are generally very homological in nature, offering easy access to present study, yet now not constructing any instinct or geometric feel. i've got attempted during this textual content to supply the undergraduate with a practical advent to the sector, together with a sampling from point-set, geometric, and algebraic topology, and attempting to not comprise something that the coed can't instantly adventure. The routines are to be regarded as an in­ tegral a part of the textual content and, preferably, might be addressed once they are met, instead of on the finish of a block of fabric. a lot of them are rather effortless and are meant to provide the coed perform operating with the definitions and digesting the present subject sooner than continuing. The appendix offers a quick survey of the gang conception wanted.

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