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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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#### Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems (Softcover)

$53.95

"Overall, the book is magnificent. It fills a long-felt need for an accessible textbook on modern sparse direct methods. Its choice of scope is excellent." — John Gilbert, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (as quoted on the back cover)

#### Classical Mechanics: Theory and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover)

$49.95

"Classical mechanics is a chief example of the scientific method organizing a 'complex' collection of information into theoretically rigorous, unifying principles; in this sense, mechanics represents one of the highest forms of mathematical modeling. This textbook covers standard topics of a mechanics course, namely, the mechanics of rigid bodies, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, stability and small oscillations, an introduction to celestial mechanics, and Hamilton-Jacobi theory, but at the same time features unique examples—such as the spinning top including friction and gyroscopic compass—seldom appearing in this context. In addition, variational principles like Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics are treated in great detail." — From the back cover

#### Student Mathematical Library, Volume 16: Differential Geometry: Curves - Surfaces - Manifolds, Second Edition (Softcover)

$35.95

"This carefully written book is an introduction to the beautiful ideas and results of differential geometry." — From the back cover

#### Iterative Error Correction: Turbo, Low-Density Parity-Check and Repeat-Accumulate Codes (Hardback)

$35.97

"Iterative error correction codes have found widespread application in cellular communications, digital broadcasting, deep space communications, and wireless LANs. This self-contained treatment of iterative error correction presents all the key ideas needed to understand, design, implement, and analyze these powerful codes." — From the back cover

#### Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics: Introduction to Analytic Number Theory (Hardback)

$33.95

"This introductory textbook is designed to teach undergraduates the basic ideas and techniques of number theory, with special consideration to the principles of analytic number theory." — From the back cover

#### A Course in Metric Geometry (Hardback)

$35.79

"This book is not a research monograph or a reference book (although research interests of the authors influenced it a lot)—this is a textbook. Its structure is similar to that of a graduate course." — From the Preface (page xi)

#### Measure and Integral: An Introduction to Real Analysis (Hardback)

$53.29

"This volume develops the classical theory of the Lebesgue integral and some of its applications. The integral is initially presented in the context of

*n*-dimensional Euclidean space, following a thorough study of the concepts of outer measure and measure. A more general treatment of the integral, based on an axiomatic approach, is later given." — From the back cover#### Introduction to Symmetry Analysis (Softcover with CD-ROM)

$74.79

"Symmetry analysis based on Lie group theory is the most important method for solving nonlinear problems aside from numerical computation. ... The text emphasizes applications, and numerous worked examples are used to illustrate basic concepts." — From the back cover

#### Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability 51: Applied Probability and Queues, Second Edition (Hardback)

$91.29

"This book serves as an introduction to queueing theory and provides a thorough treatment of tools such as Markov processes, renewal theory, random walks, Lévy processes, matrix-analytic methods, and chagne of measure. ..." — From the back cover

#### Learning Bayesian Networks (Hardback)

$82.95

"

*Learning Bayesian Networks*offers the first accessible and unified text on the study and application of Bayesian networks." — From the back cover#### London Mathematical Society Student Texts 23: Complex Algebraic Curves (Softcover)

$45.89

"This book grew from a lecture course given by Dr Kirwan at Oxford University and will be an excellent companion for final year undergraduates and graduates who are studying complex algebraic curves." — From the back cover

#### The Theory of Critical Phenomena: An Introduction to the Renormalization Group (Softcover)

$62.79

"[A] book which is exceptional in two essential respects: first, it covers, in a self-contained manner, practically all aspects of the subject; and second, it is comprehensible from the beginning to the end for students with only a good undergraduate background in physics; no knowledge of quantum field theory is needed for understanding even the most involved parts of the renormalization-group theory." — From a review by V. Dvorak,

*Condensed Matter News*#### Integer Partitions (Softcover)

$35.89

"The aim of this introductory textbook is to provide an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to partitions, without requiring anything more of the reader than some familiarity with polynomials and infinite series. Many exercises are included, together with some solutions and helpful hints." — From the back cover

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Classical Topics in Complex Function Theory (Hardback)

$27.95

"This book is an ideal text for an advance course in the theory of complex functions. The author leads the reader to experience function theory personally and to participate in the work of the creative mathematician." — From the back cover

#### Elements of Statistical Computing: Numerical Computation (Hardback)

$73.79

"Statistics and computing share many close relationships. Computing now permeates every aspect of statistics, from pure description to the development of statistical theory. At the same time, the computational methods used in statistical work span much of computer science." — From the back cover

#### An Invitation to Modern Number Theory (Hardback)

$47.49

"In a manner accessible to beginning undergraduates,

*An Invitation to Modern Number Theory*introduces many of the central problems, conjectures, results, and techniques of the field, such as the Riemann Hypothesis, Roth's Theorem, the Circle Method, and Random Matrix Theory." — From the back cover#### Conceptual Mathematics: A First Introduction to Categories (Softcover)

$32.49

"In the last fifty years, the use of the notion of 'category' has led to a remarkable unification and simplification of mathematics. Written by two of the best-known participants in this development,

*Conceptual Mathematics*is the first book to serve both as a skeleton key to mathematics for the general reader or beginning student and as an introduction to categories for computer scientists, logicians, physicists, linguistics, etc." — From the back cover#### Nonlinear Systems, Second Edition (Hardback)

$79.95

"This text is intended for a first-year graduate-level course on nonlinear systems. It may also be used for self-study or reference by engineers and applied mathematicians." — From the Preface (page v)

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: The Geometry of Schemes (Softcover)

$29.95

"The theory of schemes is the foundation for algebraic geometry proposed and elaborated by Alexander Grothendieck and his co-workers. It has allowed major progress in classical areas of algebraic geometry such as invariant theory and the moduli of curves." — From the back cover

#### 100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics: Their History and Solution (Softcover)

$5.59

"This uncommonly interesting volume covers 100 of the most famous historical problems of elementary mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications 20: Finite Fields (Hardback)

$123.50

"In this book, which is the first one devoted entirely to finite fields, we have aimed at presenting both the classical and the applications-oriented aspect of the subject. Thus, in addition to what has to be considered the essential core of the theory, the reader will find results and techniques that are of importance mainly because of their use in applications." — From the Authors in the Preface

#### Introduction to Quantum Groups and Crystal Bases (Hardback)

$46.95

"In this book, we focus on the quantum groups that appear as certain deformations of universal enveloping algebras of Kac-Moody algebras." — From "Introduction" (page xii)

#### Introduction to Topology, Second Edition (Softcover)

$5.95

"One of the most important milestones in mathematics in the 20th century has been the development of topology as an independent field of study and the subsequent systematic application of topological ideas to other fields of mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Introduction to Toric Varieties (Softcover)

$35.79

Filled with plenty of examples and illustrations, this mini-course on toric varieties should make a great companion for an introduction to algebraic geometry.