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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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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

#### The Little Schemer, Fourth Edition (Softcover)

$19.75

This book was formerly known as

*The Little LISPer*and "introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra—things that everyone studies in grade school and high school." — From the back cover#### The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach, Fourth Edition (Hardback)

$7.66

**Fundraiser Item**"This book presents philosophy by introducing the major philosophical topics, questions, positions, and philosophers. The different chapters are independent enough that they could be read in a different order if one so desired. However, everyone should start with the overview (section 1.0) in chapter 1, which will prepare you for your journey." — William F. Lawhead, Author, in the Preface (page iii)

#### Principles of Electrodynamics (Softcover)

$5.59

Written by Melvin Schwartz, PhD, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988, this book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and "offers a superb exposition of the essential unity of electromagnetism in its natural, relativistic framework while demonstrating the powerful constraint of relativistic invariance." — From the back cover

#### Iterative Algebra and Dynamic Modeling: A Curriculum for the Third Millennium (Hardback)

$9.29

"With only precalculus as a prerequisite, this text is aimed at students who are interested in exploring the interaction of algebra with computer technology." — From the back cover

#### Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics: Elements of Algebra: Geometry, Numbers, Equations (Hardback)

$24.85

"This book is a concise, self-contained introduction to abstract algebra that stresses its unifying role in geometry and number theory." — From the back cover

#### London Mathematical Society Student Texts 29: Undergraduate Commutative Algebra (Softcover)

$19.59

"Commutative algebra is at the crossroads of algebra, number theory and algebraic geometry. This textbook, intended for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students with some previous experience of rings and fields..." — From the front end page

#### Approximately Calculus (Hardback)

$23.95

"Is there always a prime number between

*n*and*2n*? Where, approximately, is the millionth prime? And just what does calculus have to do with answering either of these questions? It turns out that calculus has a lot to do with both questions, as this book can show you." — From the back cover#### Understanding Abnormal Behavior, Ninth Edition (Hardback)

$5.99

**Fundraiser Item**"Our goal is to encourage students to think critically rather than merely assimilate a collection of facts and theories. As a result, we hope that students will develop an appreciation of the study of abnormal behavior." — From the Preface (page xvii)

#### A Modern Theory of Integration (Hardback)

$19.59

"The purpose of this monograph is to present an exposition of a relatively new theory of the integral (variously called the 'generalized Riemann integral', the 'gauge integral', the 'Henstock-Kurzweil integral', etc.) that corrects the defects of the classical Reimann theory and both simplifies and extends the Lebesgue theory of integration." — From the Preface (page ix)

#### Texts and Monographs in Computer Science: A Logical Approach to Discrete Math (Hardback)

$5.99

"Logic is the glue that binds together arguments and proofs in all domains. This text aims to teach the use of this fundamental and pervasive tool and exercise it thoroughly in applications that arise in computer science and mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Nonlinear Mechanics: A Supplement to Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua (Softcover)

$5.69

"This supplement focuses on various aspects of nonlinear phenomena in both fluids and discrete systems of particles. ... A set of problems has been included, some for each section." — From the Authors in the Preface (page iii)

#### Student Mathematical Library, Volume 35: Galois Theory for Beginners: A Historical Perspective (Softcover)

$20.95

"This book is suitable for undergraduates and beginning graduate students." — From the back cover

#### Asymptotic Methods in Analysis (Softcover)

$6.59

"Since its first publication,

*Asymptotic Methods in Analysis*has received widespread acclaim for its rigorous and original approach to teaching a difficult subject. This Dover edition, with corrections by the author, offers students, mathematicians, engineers and physicists not only an inexpensive, comprehensive guide to asymptotic methods, but an unusually lucid and useful account of a significant mathematical discipline." — From the publisher#### Texts and Monographs in Computer Science: The Science of Programming (Softcover)

$9.99

"One cannot learn to write large programs effectively until one has learned to write small ones effectively." — David Gries, Author, in the Preface

#### Texts in Applied Mathematics 16: Concurrent Scientific Computing (Hardback)

$19.95

"This book is not only a foundation for the study of concurrent algorithms of scientific computing; it is also a bridge between disciplines"—mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and computer science.— Paraphrased from the back cover

#### Cambridge Studies in Mathematics 14: An Introduction to the Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function (Softcover)

$19.79

"This is a modern introduction to the analytic techniques used in the investigation of zeta-functions through the example of the Riemann zeta-function." — From the back cover

#### Tensor Analysis on Manifolds (Softcover)

$3.65

"Despite its success as a mathematical tool in the general theory of relativity and its adaptability to a wide range of mathematical and physical problems, tensor analysis has always had a rather restricted level of use, with an emphasis on notation and the manipulation of indices. This book is an attempt to broaden this point of view at the stage where the student first encounters the subject." — From the back cover

#### Financial Accounting 8e (Hardcover)

$5.95

**Fundraiser Item**"Financial Accounting helps students 'nail' the accounting cycle up front in order to increase success and retention later on." — From the Preface