Transcendental Aspects of Algebraic Cycles: Proceedings of the Grenoble Summer School, 2001 (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series)
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Topics range from introductory lectures on algebraic cycles to more advanced material in this collection of lecture notes from the Proceedings of the Grenoble Summer School, 2001. The advanced lectures are grouped under three headings: Lawson (co)homology, motives and motivic cohomology and Hodge theoretic invariants of cycles. As the lectures were intended for nonspecialists, many examples have been included.
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An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
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Author: Martin Schechter
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The techniques used to solve nonlinear problems differ greatly from those dealing with linear features. Deriving all the necessary theorems and principles from first principles, this textbook gives upper undergraduates and graduate students a thorough understanding using as little background material as possible.
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Calculus with Analytical Geometry 4th Ed
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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 welltested 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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Categories, Bundles and Spacetime Topology (Mathematics and Its Applications)
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Author: C.T. Dodson
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Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Gad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's TheChinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (nontrivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging SUbdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and largescale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.
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Diophantus and Diophantine Equations (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)
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Author: Isabella G. Bashmakova
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This book tells the story of Diophantine analysis, a subject that, owing to its thematic proximity to algebraic geometry, became fashionable in the last half century and has remained so ever since. This new treatment of the methods of Diophantusa person whose very existence has long been doubted by most historians of mathematicswill be accessible to readers who have taken some university mathematics. It includes the elementary facts of algebraic geometry indispensable for its understanding. The heart of the book is a fascinating account of the development of Diophantine methods during the Renaissance and in the work of Fermat. This account is continued to our own day and ends with an afterword by Joseph Silverman, who notes the most recent developments including the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
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Symplectic Geometry and Topology (Ias/Park City Mathematics Series)
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Symplectic geometry has its origins as a geometric language for classical mechanics. But it has recently exploded into an independent field interconnected with many other areas of mathematics and physics. The goal of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute Graduate Summer School on Symplectic Geometry and Topology was to give an intensive introduction to these exciting areas of current research. Included in this proceedings are lecture notes from the following courses: Introduction to Symplectic Topology by D. McDuff; Holomorphic Curves and Dynamics in Dimension Three by H. Hofer; An Introduction to the SeibergWitten Equations on Symplectic Manifolds by C. Taubes; Lectures on Floer Homology by D. Salamon; A Tutorial on Quantum Cohomology by A. Givental; Euler Characteristics and Lagrangian Intersections by R. MacPherson; Hamiltonian Group Actions and Symplectic Reduction by L. Jeffrey; and Mechanics: Symmetry and Dynamics by J. Marsden


Journey into Geometries (Spectrum)
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Author: Marta Sved
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This unique book gives an informal introduction into the nonEuclidean geometries through a series of dialogues between a somewhat grownup Alice (of Looking Glass fame), her uncle Lewis Carroll, and a visitor from the twentieth century, Dr Whatif. In the story, Lewis Carroll's geometrical beliefs are cast into the Euclidean mould, Dr Whatif asks the penetrating and controversial questions, and Alice acts as a mediator and interested participant. The book is intentionally more mathematical than Lewis Carroll's books, but for those of us who enjoyed Alice's earlier adventures there are many interesting flashbacks to those inimitable characters: the Red Queen, TweedleDum and his twin brother, the Mad Hatter ... The text is filled with humour, wit, and verses of poetry. Part 1 contains the story in six chapters, each of which concludes with a problem set; Part 2 is more mathematical, and looks at the axiom systems, and gives solutions to the problems. The presentation, with its oldtime borders, script headings, and cartoon drawings evokes the spirit of the original Alice.
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Continuous Geometry
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Author: John von Neumann
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In his work on rings of operators in Hilbert space, John von Neumann discovered a new mathematical structure that resembled the lattice system Ln. In characterizing its properties, von Neumann founded the field of continuous geometry. This book, based on von Neumann's lecture notes, begins with the development of the axioms of continuous geometry, dimension theory, andfor the irreducible casethe function D(a). The properties of regular rings are then discussed, and a variety of results are presented for lattices that are continuous geometries, for which irreducibility is not assumed. For students and researchers interested in ring theory or projective geometries, this book is required reading.
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The Classification of Knots and 3Dimensional Spaces (Oxford Science Publications)
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Knot theory has recently emerged as a productive field of study in both the physical and mathematical sciences. This book is concerned with the fundamental question of the classification of knots, and more generally the classification of arbitrary (compact) topological objects which can occur in the normal space of physical reality. The author explains his classification algorithmusing the method of normal surfacesin a simple and concise way. The reader is thus shown the relevance of such traditional mathematical objects as the Klein bottle or the hyperbolic plane to this basic classification theory. The Classification of Knots and 3Dimensional Spaces will be of interest to mathematicians, physicists, and other scientists who want to apply this algorithm to their research in knot theory.


Complex Analysis (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
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Author: Kunihiko Kodaira
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This textbook is an introduction to the classical theory of functions of a complex variable. The author's aim is to explain the basic theory in an easy to understand and careful way. He emphasizes geometrical considerations, and, to avoid topological difficulties associated with complex analysis, begins by deriving Cauchy's integral formula in a topologically simple case and then deduces the basic properties of continuous and differentiable functions. The remainder of the book deals with conformal mappings, analytic continuation, Riemann's mapping theorem, Riemann surfaces and analytic functions on a Riemann surface. The book is profusely illustrated and includes many examples. Problems are collected together at the end of the book. It should be an ideal text for either a first course in complex analysis or more advanced study.
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