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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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#### 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#### 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

#### Galois' Dream: Group Theory and Differential Equations (Hardback)

$29.65

"[The late] Michio Kuga's lectures on Group Theory and Differential Equations are a realization of two dreams—one to see Galois groups used to attack the problems of differential equations—the other to do so in such a manner as to take students from a very basic level to an understanding of the heart of this fascinating mathematical problem." — From the back cover

#### Orthogonal Polynomials and Random Matrices: A Riemann-Hilbert Approach (Softcover)

$27.59

"This volume expands on a set of lectures held at the Courant Institute on Riemann-Hlibert problems, orthogonal polynomials, and random matrix theory. The goal of this course was to prove universality for a variety of statistical quantities arising in the theory of random matrix models." — From the back cover

#### Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics: Vector Analysis (Hardback)

$27.95

"Classical vector analysis deals with vector fields; the gradient, divergence, and curl operators; line, surface, and volume integrals; and the integral theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes. Modern vector analysis distills these into the Cartan calculus and a general form of Stokes's theorem. This essentially modern text carefully develops vector analysis on manifolds, reinterprets it from the classical viewpoint (and with the classical notation) for three-dimensional Euclidean space, and then goes on to introduce de Rham cohomology and Hodge theory." — 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

#### 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

#### Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press Edition (Hardback)

$25.99

"Note that this is a text about programming, unlike most Lisp books, which are used as a preparation for work in artificial intelligence. After all, the critical programming concerns of software engineering and artificial intelligence tend to coalesce as the systems under investigation become larger. This explains why there is such growing interest in Lisp outside of artificial intelligence." — From the Foreword by Alan J. Perlis (page xiv)

#### An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists (Hardback)

$27.95

This book "provides both an intuitive and rigorous approach to tensors and groups and their role in theoretical physics and applied mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Geometrical Methods in the Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations, Second Edition (Hardback)

$26.99

"Since 1978, when the first Russian edition of this book appeared, geometrical methods in the theory of ordinary differential equations have become very popular. A lot of computer experiments have been performed and some theorems have been proved. In this edition, this progress is (partially) represented by some additions to the first English text." — From the Preface to the Second Edition

#### Student Mathematical Library, Volume 23: Lectures on Generating Functions (Softcover)

$26.79

"This book is based on the course given by the author at the College of Mathematics of the Independent University of Moscow." — From the back cover

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Topics in Group Theory (Softcover)

$27.99

"The theory of groups is simultaneously a branch of abstract algebra and the study of symmetry. Designed to support a reader engaged in a first serious group theory course, or a mathematically mature reader approaching the subject for the first time, this book reviews the essentials." — From the back cover

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Symmetries (Softcover)

$27.99

"The main object of study for this book is geometry, with group theory providing an appropriate language in which to express geometrical ideas." — From the back cover

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Further Linear Algebra (Softcover)

$27.99

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*Further Linear Algebra*is a natural sequel to the authors' highly acclaimed SUMS volume*Basic Linear Algebra*. The more advanced topics covered here take the reader to the very heart of the subject, and include inner product spaces, direct sums of subspaces, and primary decomposition theorem and various canonical forms for matrices. Furthermore, the authors provide a brief introduction to the use of MAPLE in linear algebra calculations, and biographical profiles of eminent mathematicians associated with the subject." — From the back cover#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Elementary Differential Geometry (Softcover)

$27.99

"This book will prove an invaluable resource to all those taking a first course in differential geometry, for their lectures, and for all others interested in the subject." — From the back cover

#### Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Matrix Groups: An Introduction to Lie Group Theory (Softcover)

$27.99

"Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this book provides a first taste of the theory of Lie groups as an appetiser for a more substantial further course." — From the back cover

#### Mathematical World, Volume 18: Portraits of the Earth: A Mathematician Looks at Maps (Softcover)

$26.15

"This book would make an excellent text for a basic undergraduate mathematics or geography course and would be especially appealing to the teacher who is interested in exciting visual applications in the classroom. It would also serve nicely as supplementary reading for a course in calculus, linear algebra, or differential geometry. Prerequisites include a strong grasp of trigonometry and basic calculus." — From the back cover

#### Linear Differential Equations and Group Theory from Riemann to Poincaré, Second Edition (Softcover)

$29.95

"The book contains an amazing wealth of material relating to the algebra, geometry, and analysis of the nineteenth century.... Written with accurate historical perspective and clear exposition, this book is truly hard to put down." — Zentralblatt für Mathematik (review of the first edition, taken 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

#### 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