A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Author: Andrei D. Polyanin,Alexei I. Chernoutsan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439806401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1125

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A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special attention to issues that many engineers and students find difficult to understand. The first part of the book contains chapters on arithmetic, elementary and analytic geometry, algebra, differential and integral calculus, functions of complex variables, integral transforms, ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, and probability theory. The second part discusses molecular physics and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and elementary particles. The third part covers dimensional analysis and similarity, mechanics of point masses and rigid bodies, strength of materials, hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer, electrical engineering, and methods for constructing empirical and engineering formulas. The main text offers a concise, coherent survey of the most important definitions, formulas, equations, methods, theorems, and laws. Numerous examples throughout and references at the end of each chapter provide readers with a better understanding of the topics and methods. Additional issues of interest can be found in the remarks. For ease of reading, the supplement at the back of the book provides several long mathematical tables, including indefinite and definite integrals, direct and inverse integral transforms, and exact solutions of differential equations.

Continuous Symmetry

From Euclid to Klein

Author: William H. Barker,Roger Howe

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821872666

Category: Mathematics

Page: 546

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"This text is for a one-semester undergraduate course on geometry. It is richly illustrated and contains hundreds of exercises."--BOOK JACKET.

Axiomatic Geometry

Author: John M. Lee

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821884786

Category: Mathematics

Page: 469

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The story of geometry is the story of mathematics itself: Euclidean geometry was the first branch of mathematics to be systematically studied and placed on a firm logical foundation, and it is the prototype for the axiomatic method that lies at the foundation of modern mathematics. It has been taught to students for more than two millennia as a mode of logical thought. This book tells the story of how the axiomatic method has progressed from Euclid's time to ours, as a way of understanding what mathematics is, how we read and evaluate mathematical arguments, and why mathematics has achieved the level of certainty it has. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates who plan to teach secondary school geometry, but it should also provide something of interest to anyone who wishes to understand geometry and the axiomatic method better. It introduces a modern, rigorous, axiomatic treatment of Euclidean and (to a lesser extent) non-Euclidean geometries, offering students ample opportunities to practice reading and writing proofs while at the same time developing most of the concrete geometric relationships that secondary teachers will need to know in the classroom. -- P. [4] of cover.

Geometry: The Line and the Circle

Author: Maureen T. Carroll,Elyn Rykken

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470448432

Category: Geometry

Page: 480

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Geometry: The Line and the Circle is an undergraduate text with a strong narrative that is written at the appropriate level of rigor for an upper-level survey or axiomatic course in geometry. Starting with Euclid's Elements, the book connects topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry in an intentional and meaningful way, with historical context. The line and the circle are the principal characters driving the narrative. In every geometry considered—which include spherical, hyperbolic, and taxicab, as well as finite affine and projective geometries—these two objects are analyzed and highlighted. Along the way, the reader contemplates fundamental questions such as: What is a straight line? What does parallel mean? What is distance? What is area? There is a strong focus on axiomatic structures throughout the text. While Euclid is a constant inspiration and the Elements is repeatedly revisited with substantial coverage of Books I, II, III, IV, and VI, non-Euclidean geometries are introduced very early to give the reader perspective on questions of axiomatics. Rounding out the thorough coverage of axiomatics are concluding chapters on transformations and constructibility. The book is compulsively readable with great attention paid to the historical narrative and hundreds of attractive problems.

College Geometry

Author: Howard Whitley Eves,Howard Eves

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780867204759

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

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Mathematics

Revue de mathématique élémentaires

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Elemente der Mathematik (EL) publishes survey articles about important developments in the field of mathematics; stimulating shorter communications that tackle more specialized questions; and papers that report on the latest advances in mathematics and applications in other disciplines. The journal does not focus on basic research. Rather, its articles seek to convey to a wide circle of readers - teachers, students, engineers, professionals in industry and administration - the relevance, intellectual challenge and vitality of mathematics today. The Problems Section, covering a diverse range of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty, encourages an active grappling with mathematical problems.

Algorithmen - Eine Einführung

Author: Thomas H. Cormen,Charles E. Leiserson,Ronald Rivest,Clifford Stein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110522012

Category: Computers

Page: 1339

View: 4031

Der "Cormen" bietet eine umfassende und vielseitige Einführung in das moderne Studium von Algorithmen. Es stellt viele Algorithmen Schritt für Schritt vor, behandelt sie detailliert und macht deren Entwurf und deren Analyse allen Leserschichten zugänglich. Sorgfältige Erklärungen zur notwendigen Mathematik helfen, die Analyse der Algorithmen zu verstehen. Den Autoren ist es dabei geglückt, Erklärungen elementar zu halten, ohne auf Tiefe oder mathematische Exaktheit zu verzichten. Jedes der weitgehend eigenständig gestalteten Kapitel stellt einen Algorithmus, eine Entwurfstechnik, ein Anwendungsgebiet oder ein verwandtes Thema vor. Algorithmen werden beschrieben und in Pseudocode entworfen, der für jeden lesbar sein sollte, der schon selbst ein wenig programmiert hat. Zahlreiche Abbildungen verdeutlichen, wie die Algorithmen arbeiten. Ebenfalls angesprochen werden Belange der Implementierung und andere technische Fragen, wobei, da Effizienz als Entwurfskriterium betont wird, die Ausführungen eine sorgfältige Analyse der Laufzeiten der Programme mit ein schließen. Über 1000 Übungen und Problemstellungen und ein umfangreiches Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis komplettieren das Lehrbuch, dass durch das ganze Studium, aber auch noch danach als mathematisches Nachschlagewerk oder als technisches Handbuch nützlich ist. Für die dritte Auflage wurde das gesamte Buch aktualisiert. Die Änderungen sind vielfältig und umfassen insbesondere neue Kapitel, überarbeiteten Pseudocode, didaktische Verbesserungen und einen lebhafteren Schreibstil. So wurden etwa - neue Kapitel zu van-Emde-Boas-Bäume und mehrfädigen (engl.: multithreaded) Algorithmen aufgenommen, - das Kapitel zu Rekursionsgleichungen überarbeitet, sodass es nunmehr die Teile-und-Beherrsche-Methode besser abdeckt, - die Betrachtungen zu dynamischer Programmierung und Greedy-Algorithmen überarbeitet; Memoisation und der Begriff des Teilproblem-Graphen als eine Möglichkeit, die Laufzeit eines auf dynamischer Programmierung beruhender Algorithmus zu verstehen, werden eingeführt. - 100 neue Übungsaufgaben und 28 neue Problemstellungen ergänzt. Umfangreiches Dozentenmaterial (auf englisch) ist über die Website des US-Verlags verfügbar.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Foundations of Mathematics

Author: Ian Stewart,David Tall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016489

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 9139

The transition from school mathematics to university mathematics is seldom straightforward. Students are faced with a disconnect between the algorithmic and informal attitude to mathematics at school, versus a new emphasis on proof, based on logic, and a more abstract development of general concepts, based on set theory. The authors have many years' experience of the potential difficulties involved, through teaching first-year undergraduates and researching the ways in which students and mathematicians think. The book explains the motivation behind abstract foundational material based on students' experiences of school mathematics, and explicitly suggests ways students can make sense of formal ideas. This second edition takes a significant step forward by not only making the transition from intuitive to formal methods, but also by reversing the process- using structure theorems to prove that formal systems have visual and symbolic interpretations that enhance mathematical thinking. This is exemplified by a new chapter on the theory of groups. While the first edition extended counting to infinite cardinal numbers, the second also extends the real numbers rigorously to larger ordered fields. This links intuitive ideas in calculus to the formal epsilon-delta methods of analysis. The approach here is not the conventional one of 'nonstandard analysis', but a simpler, graphically based treatment which makes the notion of an infinitesimal natural and straightforward. This allows a further vision of the wider world of mathematical thinking in which formal definitions and proof lead to amazing new ways of defining, proving, visualising and symbolising mathematics beyond previous expectations.

FormaMente

Rivista internazionale di ricerca sul futuro digitale

Author: Aa.Vv.

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 8849273177

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

View: 1295

english text RICERCA How to taste mathematics Fayez Fok Al Adeh Competing in several areas simultaneously: the case of strategic asset markets Manfred Nermuth Diseño de investigación para el área emergente del desarrollo abierto Katherine Reilly Recherches partenariales: coordination et coopération entre chercheurs d’entreprise et chercheurs universitaires Olivier Guillaume APPLICAZIONI APPLICAZIONI If you build it, will they come? An inside look at a small art market Toby A. Ten Eyck, Jacqueline Kaltz, Caitlin Annatoyn, Ashlee Brininstool, Susan Yousif Activity-based costing models for alternative modes of delivering on-line courses Chris Garbett An empirical study of impact of green retailing on customers buying behaviour Rahul Gupta MAPISA, a web based framework for structural health monitoring Michela Basili, Berta Buttarazzi

Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint - Arithmetic - Algebra - Analysis

Author: Felix Klein

Publisher: Aslan Press

ISBN: 1443720542

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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FELIX KLEIN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS FROM AN ADVANCED STANDPOINT- ARITHMETIC- ALGEBRA -ANALYSIS. TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD GERMAN EDlTION BY E. R. HEDRICK AND C, A. NOBLE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES AT BERKELEY WITH 125 FIGURES MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTINS STREET, LONDON 1932 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN GERMANY BY THE SPAMERSCHE BUCHDRUCKEREI LEIPZIG Preface to the First Edition. The new volume which I herewith offer to the mathematical public, and especially to the teachers of mathematics in our secondary schools, is to be looked upon as a first continuation of the lectures Uber den mathematischen Unterricht an den hoheren Schulen, in particular, of those on Die Organisation des mathematischen Unterrichts by Schimmack and me, which were published last year by Teubner. At that time our concern was with the different ways in which the problem of instruction can be presented to the mathematician. At present my concern is with deve lopments in the subject matter of instruction. I shall endeavor to put before the teacher, as well as the maturing student, from the view-point of modern science, but in a manner as simple, stimulating, and convincing as possible, both the content and the foundations of the topics of instruction, with due regard for the current methods of teaching. I shall not follow a systematically ordered presentation, as do, for example, Weber and Wellstein, but I shall allow myself free excursions as the changing stimulus of surroundings may lead me to do in the course of the actual lectures. The program thus indicated, which for the present is to be carried out only for the fields of Arithmetic, Algebra, and Analysis, was indicated in the preface to Klein-Schimmack April 1907. I had hoped then that Mr.. Schimmack, in spite of many obstacles, would still find the time to put my lectures into form suitable for printing. But I myself, in a way, prevented his doing this by continuously claiming his time for work in another direction upon pedagogical questions that interested us both. It soon became clear that the original plan could not be carried out, particularly if the work was to be finished in a short time, which seemed desirable if it was to have any real influence upon those problems of instruction which are just now in the foreground, As in previous years, then, I had recourse to the more convenient method of lithographing my lectures, especially since my present assistant, Dr. Ernst Hellinger, showed himself especially well qualified for this work. One should not underestimate the service which Dr. Hellinger rendered. For it is a far cry from the spoken word of the teacher, influenced as it is by accidental conditions, to the subsequently polished and readable record. On the teaching of mathematics in the secondary schools. The organization of mathematical instruction. IV In precision of statement and in uniformity of explanations, the lecturer stops short of what we are accustomed to consider necessary for a printed publication. I hesitate to commit myself to still further publications on the teaching of mathematics, at least for the field of geometry. I prefer to close with the wish that the present lithographed volume may prove useful by inducing many of the teachers of our higher schools to renewed use of independent thought in determining the best way of presenting the material of instruction. This book is designed solely as such a mental spur, not as a detailed handbook. The preparation of the latter I leave to those actively engaged in the schools. It is an error to assume, as some appear to have done, that my activity has ever had any other purpose...