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Applied Mathematics: a Very Short Introduction by Alain Goriely
Call Number: QA93 .G66 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-22
Applied mathematics plays a major role in the sciences and in engineering, where it enhances our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics mostly focuses on abstract structures, applied mathematics provides a tool for understanding and tackling a multitude of practical problems, such as medical imaging and neuroscience. Here, Alain Goriely explains the nature of applied mathematics, and discusses its early achievements in physics and engineering, and its development as a separate field after World War II. Using historical examples, and current applications and challenges, Goriely illustrates the role that mathematics plays in the modern sciences today, and its far-reaching potential.
Applying Mathematics by Steven French; Otávio Bueno
Call Number: QA8.4 .B84 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-21
How is that when scientists need some piece of mathematics through which to frame their theory, it is there to hand? Bueno and French offer a new approach to the puzzle of the applicability of mathematics, through a detailed examination of a series of case studies from the history of twentieth-century physics.
Basic Mathematics by Alan Graham
Call Number: QA135.6 .G73 2017eb
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
An easy-to-follow guide, it will ensure you gain the confidence you need to tackle mathematics and overcome your fears. It offers simple explanations of all the key areas, including decimals, percentages, measurements and graphs, and applies them to everyday situations, games and puzzles to help you understand mathematics quickly and enjoyably. Everything you need is here in this one book. Each chapter includes clear explanations, worked examples and test questions. At the end of the book there are challenges and games to give you new and interesting ways to practice your new skills.
Essentials of Mathematical Thinking by Steven G. Krantz
Call Number: QA39.3 .K73 2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-22
Essentials of Mathematical Thinking addresses the growing need to better comprehend mathematics today. Increasingly, our world is driven by mathematics in all aspects of life. The book is an excellent introduction to the world of mathematics for students not majoring in mathematical studies. The author has written this book in an enticing, rich manner that will engage students and introduce new paradigms of thought. Careful readers will develop critical thinking skills which will help them compete in today's world. Instructors will treasure the book for its ability to make the field of mathematics more accessible and alluring with relevant topics and helpful graphics.
The Foundations of Mathematics by Ian Stewart; David Tall
Call Number: QA9 .S84 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
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 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.
The History of Mathematics: an Introduction by David Burton
Call Number: QA21 .B96 2011
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
David Burton covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate maths curriculum or in elementary or high schools. He illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics' greatest historical advances, while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves. Its wealth of information, mathematical and historical accuracy, and renowned presentation make "The History of Mathematics," a valuable resource that teachers and students will want as part of a permanent library.
The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers (Editor); June Barrow-Green (Editor); Imre Leader (Editor)
Call Number: QA11.2 .P745 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-28
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more.
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