Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions.

An Introduction to Lebesgue Integration and Fourier Series

An Introduction to Lebesgue Integration and Fourier Series

This book arose out of the authors' desire to present Lebesgue integration and Fourier series on an undergraduate level, since most undergraduate texts do not cover this material or do so in a cursory way. The result is a clear, concise, well-organized introduction to such topics as the Riemann integral, measurable sets, properties of measurable sets, measurable functions, the Lebesgue integral, convergence and the Lebesgue integral, pointwise convergence of Fourier series and other subjects. The authors not only cover these topics in a useful and thorough way, they have taken pains to motivate the student by keeping the goals of the theory always in sight, justifying each step of the development in terms of those goals. In addition, whenever possible, new concepts are related to concepts already in the student's repertoire. Finally, to enable readers to test their grasp of the material, the text is supplemented by numerous examples and exercises. Mathematics students as well as students of engineering and science will find here a superb treatment, carefully thought out and well presented , that is ideal for a one semester course. The only prerequisite is a basic knowledge of advanced calculus, including the notions of compactness, continuity, uniform convergence and Riemann integration.

Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes

Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes

DIVInformative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. /div

Charles S. Peirce, Selected Writings

Charles S. Peirce, Selected Writings

Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization."

The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles

The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles

Superb treatment of molecular and macroscopic properties of soap films and bubbles, emphasizing solutions of physical problems. Over 120 black-and-white illustrations, 41 color photographs.

Cable Structures

Cable Structures

A reprint of the MIT Press edition of 1981, this is a graduate-level study for practicing engineers, researchers and teachers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Abstract Algebra

A Geometric Approach

Abstract Algebra

This book explores the essential theories and techniques of modern algebra, including its problem-solving skills, basic proof techniques, many applications, and the interplay between algebra and geometry. It takes a concrete, example-oriented approach to the subject matter.

The Young Adult Reader's Adviser

The Young Adult Reader's Adviser

The best in literature and language arts, mathmatics and computer science.

Excursions in Mathematics

Excursions in Mathematics

This lively and accessible exploration of the nature of mathematics examines the role of the mathematician as well as the four major branches: number theory, algebra, geometry, and analysis.