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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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#### Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics: Markov Chains (Softcover)

$13.50

"Markov chains are the simplest mathematical models for random phenomena evolving in time. Their simple structure make it possible to say a great deal about their behaviour. At the same time, the class of Markov chains is rich enough to serve in many applications. This makes Markov chains the first and most important examples of random processes. Indeed, the whole of the mathematical study of random processes can be regarded as a generalization in one way or another of the theory of Markov chains." — From the Preface

#### Complex Functions: An Algebraic and Geometric Viewpoint (Softcover)

$38.65

"This book is based on lectures given to advance undergraduates and is well-suited as a textbook for a second course in complex function theory. Professionals will also find it valuable as a straightforward introduction to a subject which is finding widespread application throughout mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Student Mathematical Library, Volume 29: Matrix Groups for Undergraduates (Softcover)

$19.95

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*Matrix Groups for Undergraduates*is concrete and example-driven, with geometric motivation and rigorous proofs. The story begins and ends with the rotation of a globe. In between, the author combines rigor and intuition to describe basic objects of Lie theory: Lie algebras, matrix exponentiation, Lie brackets, and maximal tori." — From the back cover#### Mathematical Logic (Softcover)

$25.95

"This classic text is as fresh and useful today as when first published. Noted for the economy of its presentation, it includes a wealth of basic and key results from all parts of mathematical logic." — Solomon Feferman, Stanford University

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: A Course in Arithmetic (Hardback)

$40.95

This book is divided into two parts: the first is purely algebraic, while the second uses "analytic" methods (holomorphic functions).

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

$46.29

"We believe this book does fill a gap in the literature ... available on the theory of critical phenomena. ... [At] the end of each chapter we give several problems, which we hope will help readers to become familiar with the concepts and techniques introduced in that chapter. Complete solutions to all the problems are given at the back of the book." — The authors in the Preface

#### Vector and Geometric Calculus (Softcover)

$23.80

"This textbook for the undergraduate vector calculus course presents a unified treatment of vector and geometric calculus. [It] can be used for self study by those comfortable with the theorem/proof style of a mathematical text." — From the back cover

#### SMF/AMS Texts and Monographs, Volume 15: Hamiltonian Systems and Their Integrability (Softcover)

$43.65

"This book would be suitable for a graduate course in Hamiltonian systems." — From the back cover

#### Texts in Applied Mathematics 41: Integral Transforms and Their Applications, Third Edition (Hardback)

$57.79

"This book is an introduction to and a reference for the applications of integral transforms to a wide variety of common mathematical problems. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques and on the connection between properties of transforms and the kinds of problems for which they provide tools." — From the back cover

#### Texts in Applied Mathematics 41: Integral Transforms and Their Applications, Third Edition (Hardback) [3222]

$54.39

"This book is an introduction to and a reference for the applications of integral transforms to a wide variety of common mathematical problems. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques and on the connection between properties of transforms and the kinds of problems for which they provide tools." — From the back cover

#### The Design of Approximation Algorithms (Hardback)

$33.25

"This book on approximation algorithms is a beautiful example of an ideal textbook. It gives a concise treatment of the major techniques, results, and references in approximation algorithms and provides an extensive and systematic coverage of this topic up to the frontier of current research. It will become a standard textbook and reference for graduate students, teachers, and researchers in the field." — Rolf H. Möhring, Technische Universität Berlin

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Metric Spaces (Softcover)

$27.99

"The abstract concepts of metric spaces are often perceived as difficult. This book offers a unique approach to the subject which gives readers the advantage of a new perspective on ideas familiar from the analysis of a real line." — From the back cover

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Introduction to Lie Algebras (Softcover)

$27.99

"Lie groups and lie algebras have become essential to many parts of mathematics and theoretical physics, with Lie algebras a central object of interest in their own right." — From the back cover

#### Texts in Applied Mathematics 15: The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods, Third Edition (Hardback)

$53.64

"This is an excellent, though demanding, introduction to key mathematical topics in the finite element method, and at the same time a valuable reference and source for workers in the area." — Zentralblatt, 2002

#### Applied Mathematical Sciences 40: Linear Operator Theory in Engineering and Science (Softcover)

$72.95

"The goal of this book is to present the basic facts of functional analysis in a form suitable for engineers, scientists, and applied mathematicians. Although the Definition-Theorem-Proof format of mathematics is used, careful attention is given to motivation of the material covered and many illustrative examples are presented." — Preface

#### Combinatorics: A Guided Tour (Hardback)

$49.95

This textbook can be used for undergraduate courses in combinatorics, second courses in discrete mathematics, introductory graduate courses in applied mathematics programs, and self-study.

#### Distributions: Theory and Applications (Hardback)

$37.95

This textbook is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, theoretical physics, and engineering, who will find it a welcome introduction to the subject, requiring only a minimal mathematical background. The work may also serve as an excellent self-study guide for researchers who use distributions in various fields.

#### Merrill Geometry Applications and Connections (Hardback)

$6.99

Not only does this textbook introduce your student to Geometry, but it also delves into using the LOGO and BASIC computer programming languages, graphing calculators, and spreadsheets. Examples of SAT and ACT problems are also included, as well as connections to other sciences, history, and art.

#### Intermediate Algebra, Fourth Edition (Hardback with Test Prep Video CD)

$9.95

This book was written "to provide a

**solid foundation in algebra**for students who might have had no previous experience in algebra." This is a college textbook, which may also be used by an advanced high school student.#### Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, Fourth Edition (Hardback)

$12.95

"Our goal, quite simply, is to help today's students both learn and retain mathematical concepts. To achieve this goal, we feel that we must prepare developmental mathematics students for the transition from 'skills-oriented' elementary and intermediate algebra courses to more 'concept-oriented' college-level mathematics courses. This requires that we teach these same students critical thinking skills: to reason mathematically, to communicate mathematically, and to identify and solve mathematical problems." — The authors in the Preface (page xiii)

#### Prealgebra, Fourth Edition (Paperback with CD)

$8.95

"This updated version includes an increased emphasis on study and test preparation skills, increased attention to geometric concepts, and real-life applications." — K. Elayn Martin-Gay, Author, in the Preface

#### The Complete Watercolor Course: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Landscapes, Still Lifes, and Portraits (Spiral Binding)

$32.49

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*The Complete Watercolor Course*features more than 70 projects from landscapes and still lifes, to interiors and portraits." — from the back cover#### Reader's Digest Pathfinders: Rocks and Minerals (Hardback)

$11.95

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*Rocks and Minerals*is different from any other information book you've ever picked up. You can start at the beginning and learn about our rocky planet, then read through to the end and find out how to collect rocks and minerals. Or, if you have a special interest in crystals, jump right into the "Meet the Minerals" section and move through the book from there." — From "Pick Your Path!" (page 5)#### Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, Fourth Edition (Paperback)

$8.99

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*Legacies*challenges students to enter the world of the twenty-first century, a culturally diverse place in which people's fates are crucially interconnected. It also introduces students to the analysis of literature, critical thinking and reading, and argument. The selections—fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—represent complex and exciting traditions from 500 B.C. to the first decade of the twenty-first century." — From the Preface