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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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#### 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

#### 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#### 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

#### 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

#### Term Rewriting and All That (Hardback)

$92.89

"This is the first English language textbook offering a unified and self-contained introduction to the field of term rewriting. It covers all the basic material (abstract reduction systems, termination, confluence, completion, and combination problems), but also some important and closely connected subjects: universal algebra, unification theory, and Gröbner bases." — From the back cover

#### Problem-Solving Through Problems (Softcover)

$59.49

"This is a practical anthology of some of the best elementary problems in different branches of mathematics. They are selected for their aesthetic appeal as well as their instructional value, and are organized to highlight the most common problem-solving techniques encountered in undergraduate mathematics." — From the back cover

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Multiplicative Number Theory, Third Edition (Hardback)

$54.99

"This book thoroughly examines the distribution of prime numbers in arithmetic progressions." — From the back cover

#### Texts in Applied Mathematics 36: A Course in Robust Control Theory: A Convex Approach (Hardback)

$68.29

"This goal of this book is to give a graduate-level course on robust control theory that emphasizes ... new developments, but at the same time conveys the main principles and ubiquitous tools at the heart of the subject. Its pedagogical objectives are to introduce a coherent and unified framework for studying robust control theory, to provide students with the control-theoretic background required to read and contributed to the research literature, and the present the main ideas and demonstrations of the major results of robust control theory." — From the back cover

#### Quantization of Gauge Systems (Softcover)

$51.39

"This book is a systematic study of the classical and quantum theories of gauge systems. ... [It] gives a general and unified treatment of the subject in a self-contained manner. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter, and pedagogical examples are covered in the text." — From the back cover

#### Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (Hardback)

$67.59

"Although there is enough material in the book for a full-year course (or a topics course), we tried to make the book suitable for a first course on differential geometry for students with some background in linear algebra and advanced calculus." — From "Some Remarks on Using This Book" (page vii)

#### Introduction to Applied Mathematics (Hardback)

$51.99

"It is a pleasure to teach a subject when it is moving forward, and this one is—but the book has to share in that spirit and help to establish it. ... This book is a text for applied mathematics and advanced calculus and engineering mathematics. It aims to explain what is essential, as far as possible within one book and one year. It also reaches beyond the usual courses, to introduce more recent ideas..." — Gilbert Strang, Author, in the Preface

#### Graduate Texts in Mathematics: Classical Topology and Combinatorial Group Theory, Second Edition (Hardback)

$61.49

"This is a well-balanced introduction to topology that stresses geometric aspects." — From the back cover

#### Elements of Large-Sample Theory (Hardback)

$50.95

"

*Elements of Large-Sample Theory*provides a unified treatment of first-order large-sample theory. It discusses a broad range of applications including introductions to density estimation, the bootstrap, and the asymptotics of survey methodology. The book is written at an elementary level and is suitable for students at the master's level in statistics and in applied fields who have a background of two years of calculus." — From the back cover#### Physics for Mathematicians: Mechanics I (Hardback)

$76.95

"...I have written this work in order to learn the subject myself, in a form that I find comprehensible. And readers familiar with some of my previous books probably realize that this has pretty much been the reason for those works also." — Michael Spivak, Author, in the Preface (page vii)

#### Integer Programming (Hardback)

$76.89

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*Integer Programming*is an ideal textbook for courses in integer/mathematical programming—whether in operations research, mathematics, engineering, or computer science departments. It is also a valuable reference for industrial users of integer programming and researchers who would like to keep up with advances in the field." — From the back cover#### Lecture Notes on Electron Correlation and Magnetism (Hardback)

$122.95

"Usually, I give a two-semester course with two hours a week. Obviously the material assembled here is too much for that, so it should rather be understood that different versions of the course can be put together around the same central themes." — From the Preface (page xiv)

#### 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)

#### 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

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*Learning Bayesian Networks*offers the first accessible and unified text on the study and application of Bayesian networks." — From the back cover