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## Textbooks for College and Above |

**Textbooks **is a catch-all term used here for any type of book that is specifically designed for education. The category includes teacher guides, workbooks, activity guides, unit studies, and traditional classroom textbooks.

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#### Signal Analysis (Hardcover)

$19.95

"The material is divided into three self-contained, but closely related parts. The level of difficulty of each part is fairly uniform, but the degree of elaboration varies depending on the importance or novelty of the topic."—from the Preface

#### SVG Essentials (Softcover)

$5.95

Scalar Vector Graphics—or SVG— is the new XML-based graphics standard from the W3C that will enable web documents to be smaller, faster, and more interactive. J. David Eisenberg's insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of SVG, beginning with basics needed to create simple line drawings and then moving through more complicated features such as filters, transformations, and integration with Java, PERL, and XSLT.—from the back cover

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Algebraic Geometry (Hardback)

$39.95

"This book provides an introduction to abstract algebraic geometry using the methods of schemes and cohomology."—from the Preface

#### Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Second Edition (Hardback)

$41.49

"The outlook of the second edition is the same as that of the original: to present linear algebra as the theory and practice of linear equations and linear mappings. Where it aids understandings and calculations, I don't hesitate to describe vectors as arrays of numbers and describe mappings as matrices."—by the author, from the Preface

#### A Course in Convexity (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Volume 54, Hardcover)

$49.95

"As a whole, [this book] is designed for graduate students interested in mathematical methods, computer science, electrical engineering, and operations research."— from the back cover

#### Scaling Concepts in Polymer Physics (Hardcover)

$67.95

"This book discusses the statistical properties of long, flexible objects, polymer chains being the fundamental example."—from the Introduction

#### The Traveling Salesman Problem: A Guided Tour of Combinatorial Optimization (Hardcover)

$169.95

"Provides an in-depth treatment of the Traveling Salesman problem—the archetypical problem in combinatorial optimization. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the problem, and has been written by an acknowledged expert in the field. Focusses on the essential ideas in a self-contained manner. Includes exercises and an extensive bibliography."—from the publisher

#### Lebesgue Integration on Euclidean Space (Revised Edition, Softcover)

$59.99

The author's aims in this book are as follows: "1. To present a slow introduction to Lebesgue integration...2. To deal with n-dimensional spaces from the outset...3. To provide a thorough treatment of Fourier analysis...4. To prepare students to become 'workers' in real analysis."—from the Preface

#### Ant Colony Optimization (Hardback)

$23.95

"The complex social behaviors of ants have been much studied by science, and computer scientists are now finding that these behavior patterns can provide models for solving difficult combinatorial optimization problems." — From the back cover

#### Stochastic Calculus: Applications in Science and Engineering (Hardcover)

$49.95

"When familiar at least with the basics of measure theoretic probability, one may use this book to get a feel for the type of problems one tackles with the given methods and the type of results one can expect and then proceed to more detailed expositions.... The book is an impressive achievement."—Mathematical Reviews

#### Foundations Of Quantum Chromodynamics: An Introduction to Perturbative Methods in Gauge Theories (Softcover)

$54.95

A top of the line physics book in the field of Quantum Chromodynamics.

#### Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles (Hardback)

$54.29

Scrawled as an aside in the margin of Fermat's copy of Diophantus'

*Arithmetica*lies the original formulation of mathematics' most famous enigma: Fermat's last theorem. For 350 years mathematicians struggled with the theorem until, on the 19th of September 1994, Andrew Wiles presented a proof." — From the back cover#### The Queen of Mathematics: A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory (Hardback)

$49.50

"Starting in the fall of 1986, I combined my interests in number theory and history by teaching a one-year course in number theory from a historical prospective. The course used historical highlights to show the development of various topics, and I included some discussion about the lives of famous number theorists. My lecture notes for the course turned into a more formal set of notes, which turned into this book. Both the spirit and organization of material in the book remain those of my original lectures." — Jay R. Goldman, author, in the Preface

#### The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume I: Foundations (Hardback)

$49.59

"In

*The Quantum Theory of Fields*Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory." — From the dust jacket#### An Introduction to Random Matrices (Hardback)

$53.95

"The theory of random matrices plays an important role in many areas of pure mathematics and employs a variety of sophisticated mathematical tools (analytical, probabilistic, and combinatorial). This diverse array of tools, while attesting to the vitality of the field, presents several formidable obstacles to the newcomer, and even to the expert probabilist. This rigorous introduction to the basic theory is sufficiently self-contained to be accessible to graduate students in mathematics or related sciences who have mastered probability theory at the graduate level, but who have not necessarily been exposed to advanced notions of functional analysis, algebra, or geometry." — From the back cover

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Introduction to Topological Manifolds (Softcover)

$39.95

"This book is an introduction to manifolds at the beginning graduate level. It contains the essential topological ideas that are needed for the further study of manifolds, particularly in the context of differential geometry, algebraic topology, and related fields. Its guiding philosophy is to develop these ideas rigorously but economically with minimal prerequisites and plenty of geometric intuition." — From the back cover

#### Optimal Control and the Calculus of Variations (Softcover)

$48.29

"This book provides the core material for undergraduate courses on optimal control, the modern development that has grown out of the calculus of variations and classical optimization theory. It is ideally suited to the needs of final year undergraduates, but will also be useful to engineers and scientists with an interest in the subject." — From the back cover

#### Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction (Softcover)

$11.25

"Optimal control theory is the science of maximizing the returns from and minimizing the costs of the operation of physical, social, and economic processes. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates, this text introduces three aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization." — From the back cover

#### Universitext: Geometry of Surfaces (Softcover)

$27.59

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*Geometry of Surfaces*explores the interplay between geometry and topology in the simplest nontrivial case: the surfaces of constant curvature. As such, it provides a concise introduction to modern geometry for a wide audience." — From the back cover#### Exploring Abstract Algebra with Mathematica® (Softcover with CD-ROM)

$35.59

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*Exploring Abstract Algebra with Mathematica®*, a book and CD package containing twenty-seven interactive labs on group and ring theory built around a suite of*Mathematica®*packages called AbstractAlgebra, is a novel learning environment for an introductory abstract algebra course." — From the back cover#### Springer Series in Computational Mathematics 31: Geometric Numerical Integration: Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Ordinary Differential Equations, Second Edition (Hardback)

$78.49

"Numerical methods that preserve properties of Hamiltonian systems, reversible systems, differential equations on manifolds and problems with highly oscillatory solutions are the subject of this book." — From the back cover

#### Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics: Numbers and Geometry (Hardback)

$33.59

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*Numbers and Geometry*is a beautiful and relatively elementary account of a part of mathematics where three main fields—algebra, analysis, and geometry—meet. The aim of this book is to give a broad view of these subjects at the level of calculus, without being a calculus (or a pre-calculus) book." — From the back cover#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Riemannian Manifolds: An Introduction to Curvature (Softcover)

$33.99

"This book is designed for a one-quarter or one-semester graduate course on Riemannian geometry. It focuses on developing an intimate acquaintance with the geometric meaning of curvature and thereby introduces and demonstrates all the main technical tools needed for a more advanced study of Riemannian manifolds." — From the back cover

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Algebraic Geometry: A First Course (Hardback)

$29.95

"These books are intended to introduce students to algebraic geometry; to give them a sense of the basic objects considered, the questions asked about them, and the sort of answers one can expect to obtain. It thus emphasizes the classical roots of the subject." — From the back cover