Invitation to Geometry

Author: Z. A. Melzak
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486789484
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Mathematics

Intended for students of many different backgrounds with only a modest knowledge of mathematics, this text features self-contained chapters that can be adapted to several types of geometry courses. Only a slight acquaintance with mathematics beyond the high-school level is necessary, including some familiarity with calculus and linear algebra. This text's introductions to several branches of geometry feature topics and treatments based on memorability and relevance. The author emphasizes connections with calculus and simple mechanics, focusing on developing students' grasp of spatial relationships. Subjects include classical Euclidean material, polygonal and circle isoperimetry, conics and Pascal's theorem, geometrical optimization, geometry and trigonometry on a sphere, graphs, convexity, and elements of differential geometry of curves. Additional material may be conveniently introduced in several places, and each chapter concludes with exercises of varying degrees of difficulty.

Differential Geometry

Author: Erwin Kreyszig
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486667219
Release Date: 1991-06
Genre: Mathematics

Text from preface: "This book provides an introduction to the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in three-dimensional Euclidean space"

Invitation to Combinatorial Topology

Author: Maurice Fréchet
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486147888
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Genre: Mathematics

Elementary text, accessible to anyone with a background in high school geometry, covers problems inherent to coloring maps, homeomorphism, applications of Descartes' theorem, topological polygons, more. Includes 108 figures. 1967 edition.

Invitation to Dynamical Systems

Author: Edward R. Scheinerman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486275321
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

This text is designed for those who wish to study mathematics beyond linear algebra but are unready for abstract material. Rather than a theorem-proof-corollary exposition, it stresses geometry, intuition, and dynamical systems. 1996 edition.

Lectures on the Mathematical Method in Analytical Economics

Author: Jacob T. Schwartz
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486835594
Release Date: 2018-11-14
Genre: Mathematics

Early but still useful contribution to the science of mathematical economics explores the Leontif model and the technological basis of production, theory of business cycles, and neoclassical equilibrium theory. 1961 edition.

Hidden Connections and Double Meanings

Author: David Wells
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486832647
Release Date: 2018-07-18
Genre: Mathematics

You don't have to be a mathematician to appreciate these intriguing problems and puzzles, which focus on insight and imagination rather than technique. Includes hints and solutions.

The Functions of Mathematical Physics

Author: Harry Hochstadt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486652146
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Science

A modern classic, this clearly written, incisive textbook provides a comprehensive, detailed survey of the functions of mathematical physics, a field of study straddling the somewhat artificial boundary between pure and applied mathematics. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the theorists who devoted themselves to this field — pioneers such as Gauss, Euler, Fourier, Legendre, and Bessel — were searching for mathematical solutions to physical problems. Today, although most of the functions have practical applications, in areas ranging from the quantum-theoretical model of the atom to the vibrating membrane, some, such as those related to the theory of discontinuous groups, still remain of purely mathematical interest. Chapters One and Two examine orthogonal polynomials, with sections on such topics as the recurrence formula, the Christoffel-Darboux formula, the Weierstrass approximation theorem, and the application of Hermite polynomials to quantum mechanics. Chapter Three is devoted to the principal properties of the gamma function, including asymptotic expansions and Mellin-Barnes integrals. Chapter Four covers hypergeometric functions, including a review of linear differential equations with regular singular points, and a general method for finding integral representations. Chapters Five and Six are concerned with the Legendre functions and their use in the solutions of Laplace's equation in spherical coordinates, as well as problems in an n-dimension setting. Chapter Seven deals with confluent hypergeometric functions, and Chapter Eight examines, at length, the most important of these — the Bessel functions. Chapter Nine covers Hill's equations, including the expansion theorems.

Principles of Topology

Author: Fred H. Croom
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486801544
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Genre: Mathematics

Originally published: Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing, 1989; slightly corrected.

Experiments in Topology

Author: Stephen Barr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486152745
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Mathematics

Classic, lively explanation of one of the byways of mathematics. Klein bottles, Moebius strips, projective planes, map coloring, problem of the Koenigsberg bridges, much more, described with clarity and wit.

Selected Topics in the Classical Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable

Author: Maurice Heins
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486800691
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Mathematics

Elegant and concise, this text explores properties of meromorphic functions, Picard theorem, harmonic and subharmonic functions, applications, and boundary behavior of the Riemann mapping function for simply connected Jordan regions. 1962 edition.

Partielle Differentialgleichungen

Author: Walter A. Strauss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663124863
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Mathematics

Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende Einführung in die klassischen Lösungsmethoden partieller Differentialgleichungen. Es wendet sich an Leser mit Kenntnissen aus einem viersemestrigen Grundstudium der Mathematik (und Physik) und legt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die explizite Darstellung der Lösungen. Es ist deshalb besonders auch für Anwender (Physiker, Ingenieure) sowie für Nichtspezialisten, die die Methoden der mathematischen Physik kennenlernen wollen, interessant. Durch die große Anzahl von Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben eignet es sich gut zum Gebrauch neben Vorlesungen sowie zum Selbststudium.

An Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity

Author: R. J. Atkin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150994
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Science

Accessible text covers deformation and stress, derivation of equations of finite elasticity, and formulation of infinitesimal elasticity with application to two- and three-dimensional static problems and elastic waves. 1980 edition.

Advanced Number Theory

Author: Harvey Cohn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048664023X
Release Date: 1980-08
Genre: Mathematics

"A very stimulating book ... in a class by itself." — American Mathematical Monthly Advanced students, mathematicians and number theorists will welcome this stimulating treatment of advanced number theory, which approaches the complex topic of algebraic number theory from a historical standpoint, taking pains to show the reader how concepts, definitions and theories have evolved during the last two centuries. Moreover, the book abounds with numerical examples and more concrete, specific theorems than are found in most contemporary treatments of the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part I is concerned with background material — a synopsis of elementary number theory (including quadratic congruences and the Jacobi symbol), characters of residue class groups via the structure theorem for finite abelian groups, first notions of integral domains, modules and lattices, and such basis theorems as Kronecker's Basis Theorem for Abelian Groups. Part II discusses ideal theory in quadratic fields, with chapters on unique factorization and units, unique factorization into ideals, norms and ideal classes (in particular, Minkowski's theorem), and class structure in quadratic fields. Applications of this material are made in Part III to class number formulas and primes in arithmetic progression, quadratic reciprocity in the rational domain and the relationship between quadratic forms and ideals, including the theory of composition, orders and genera. In a final concluding survey of more recent developments, Dr. Cohn takes up Cyclotomic Fields and Gaussian Sums, Class Fields and Global and Local Viewpoints. In addition to numerous helpful diagrams and tables throughout the text, appendices, and an annotated bibliography, Advanced Number Theory also includes over 200 problems specially designed to stimulate the spirit of experimentation which has traditionally ruled number theory.

The Joy of x

Author: Steven Strogatz
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036992693
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.