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The Science of Fractal Images

The Science of Fractal Images Lowest new price: $38.55
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This book is based on notes for the course Fractals:lntroduction, Basics and Perspectives given by MichaelF. Barnsley, RobertL. Devaney, Heinz-Otto Peit­ gen, Dietmar Saupe and Richard F. Voss. The course was chaired by Heinz-Otto Peitgen and was part of the SIGGRAPH '87 (Anaheim, California) course pro­ gram. Though the five chapters of this book have emerged from those courses we have tried to make this book a coherent and uniformly styled presentation as much as possible. It is the first book which discusses fractals solely from the point of view of computer graphics. Though fundamental concepts and algo­ rithms are not introduced and discussed in mathematical rigor we have made a serious attempt to justify and motivate wherever it appeared to be desirable. Ba­ sic algorithms are typically presented in pseudo-code or a description so close to code that a reader who is familiar with elementary computer graphics should find no problem to get started. Mandelbrot's fractal geometry provides both a description and a mathemat­ ical model for many of the seemingly complex forms and patterns in nature and the sciences. Fractals have blossomed enormously in the past few years and have helped reconnect pure mathematics research with both natural sciences and computing. Computer graphics has played an essential role both in its de­ velopment and rapidly growing popularity. Conversely, fractal geometry now plays an important role in the rendering, modelling and animation of natural phenomena and fantastic shapes in computer graphics.

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Topology via Logic (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science)

Topology via Logic (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science) Lowest new price: $49.54
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Author: Steven Vickers
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This advanced textbook on topology has three unusual features. First, the introduction is from the locale viewpoint, motivated by the logic of finite observations: this provides a more direct approach than the traditional one based on abstracting properties of open sets in the real line. Second, the author freely exploits the methods of locale theory. Third, there is substantial discussion of some computer science applications. As computer scientists become more aware of the mathematical foundations of their discipline, it is appropriate that such topics are presented in a form of direct relevance and applicability. This book goes some way towards bridging the gap for computer scientists.

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Multidimensional Real Analysis I: Differentiation (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)

Multidimensional Real Analysis I: Differentiation (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics) Lowest new price: $85.09
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Author: J. J. Duistermaat
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Volume 1 provides a comprehensive review of differential analysis in multidimensional Euclidean space.

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Invariance Theory: The Heat Equation and the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem (Studies in Advanced Mathematics)

Invariance Theory: The Heat Equation and the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem (Studies in Advanced Mathematics) Lowest new price: $226.86
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Author: Peter B. Gilkey
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This book treats the Atiyah-Singer index theorem using the heat equation, which gives a local formula for the index of any elliptic complex. Heat equation methods are also used to discuss Lefschetz fixed point formulas, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for a manifold with smooth boundary, and the geometrical theorem for a manifold with smooth boundary. The author uses invariance theory to identify the integrand of the index theorem for classical elliptic complexes with the invariants of the heat equation.

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The Geometry of Four-Manifolds (Oxford Mathematical Monographs)

The Geometry of Four-Manifolds (Oxford Mathematical Monographs) Lowest new price: $244.09
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Author: S. K. Donaldson

The last ten years have seen rapid advances in the understanding of differentiable four-manifolds, not least of which has been the discovery of new 'exotic' manifolds. These results have had far-reaching consequences in geometry, topology, and mathematical physics, and have proven to be a mainspring of current mathematical research. This book provides a lucid and accessible account of the modern study of the geometry of four-manifolds. Consequently, it will be required reading for all those mathematicians and theoretical physicists whose research touches on this topic. The authors present both a thorough treatment of the main lines of these developments in four-manifold topology--notably the definition of new invariants of four-manifolds--and also a wide-ranging treatment of relevant topics from geometry and global analysis. All of the main theorems about Yang-Mills instantons on four-manifolds are proven in detail. On the geometric side, the book contains a new proof of the classification of instantons on the four-sphere, together with an extensive discussion of the differential geometry of holomorphic vector bundles. At the end of the book the different strands of the theory are brought together in the proofs of results which settle long-standing problems in four-manifolds topology and which are close to the frontiers of current research. Co-author Donaldson is the 1994 co-recipient of the prestigious Crafoord Prize.

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Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education (Mathematical Association of America Notes)

Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education (Mathematical Association of America Notes) Lowest new price: $42.60
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Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
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Fractal Geometry is a recent edition to the collection of mathematical tools for describing nature, and is the first to focus on roughness. Fractal geometry also appears in art, music and literature, most often without being consciously included by the artist. Consequently, through this we may uncover connections between the arts and sciences, uncommon for students to see in maths and science classes. This book will appeal to teachers who have wanted to include fractals in their mathematics and science classes, to scientists familiar with fractal geometry who want to teach a course on fractals, and to anyone who thinks general scientific literacy is an issue important enough to warrant new approaches.

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Lecture Notes on Topoi and Quasitopoi

Lecture Notes on Topoi and Quasitopoi Lowest new price: $65.00
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Author: Oswald Wyler

Quasitopoi generalize topoi, a concept of major importance in the theory of Categoreis, and its applications to Logic and Computer Science. In recent years, quasitopoi have become increasingly important in the diverse areas of Mathematics such as General Topology and Fuzzy Set Theory. These Lecture Notes are the first comprehensive introduction to quasitopoi, and they can serve as a first introduction to topoi as well.


Orderly Tangles: Cloverleafs, Gordian Knots and Regular Polylinks

Orderly Tangles: Cloverleafs, Gordian Knots and Regular Polylinks Lowest new price: $96.73
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Author: Alan Holden

Alan Holden's latest exploration of topological phenomena such as rings, knots, and chains. A captivating and informative look at the tangles of everyday life.

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Calculus with Analytical Geometry 4th Ed

Calculus with Analytical Geometry 4th Ed Lowest new price: $50.00
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Author: Howard Anton

The aim of this major revision is to create a contemporary text which incorporates the best features of calculus reform yet preserves the main structure of an established and well-tested calculus course. The multivariate calculus material is completely rewritten to include the concept of a vector field and focuses on major physics and engineering applications of vector analysis. Covers such new topics as Jacobians, Kepler's laws, conics in polar coordinates and parametric representation of surfaces. Contains expanded use of calculator computations and numerous exercises.

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Introduction to Topology

Introduction to Topology Lowest new price: $40.43
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Author: Crump W. Baker
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The fundamental concepts of general topology are covered in this text whic can be used by students with only an elementary background in calculus. Chapters cover: sets; functions; topological spaces; subspaces; and homeomorphisms.

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