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The Enjoyment of Math
The Enjoyment of Math
A thoroughly enjoyable sampler of fascinating mathematical problems and their solutions.
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Each chapter is a gem of mathematical exposition.... [The book] will not only stretch the imagination of the amateur, but it will also give pleasure to the sophisticated mathematician.
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The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know
The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know

To do solid academic research, college students need to look beyond the computer search engine. This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process. The Elements of Library Research provides a foundation for success in any research assignment, from a freshman paper to a senior...

When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible
When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible
This book was terrific fun to read! I thought I would skim the chapters to write my review, but I was hooked by the preface, and read through the first 100 pages in one sitting... [Nahin shows] obvious delight and enjoyment--he is having fun and it is contagious. -- Bonnie Shulman MAA Online When Least is Best is clearly the result of immense...
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
Computing is transforming our society in ways that are as profound as the changes wrought by physics and chemistry in the previous two centuries. Indeed, there is hardly an aspect of our lives that hasn't already been influenced, or even revolutionized, by digital technology. Given the importance of computing to modern society,...
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly...

Information Science
Information Science
From cell phones to Web portals, advances in information and communications technology have thrust society into an information age that is far-reaching, fast-moving, increasingly complex, and yet essential to modern life. Now, renowned scholar and author David Luenberger has produced Information Science, a text that distills and explains...
Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant
Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant
Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery.

In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through...

E: The Story of a Number
E: The Story of a Number
Maor attempts to give the irrational number e its rightful standing alongside pi as a fundamental constant in science and nature; he succeeds very well.... Maor writes so that both mathematical newcomers and long-time professionals alike can thoroughly enjoy his book, learn something new, and witness the ubiquity of mathematical ideas in...
Modeling with Data: Tools and Techniques for Scientific Computing
Modeling with Data: Tools and Techniques for Scientific Computing
I am a psychiatric geneticist but my degree is in neuroscience, which means that I now do far more statistics than I have been trained for. I cannot overstate to you the magnitude of the change in my productivity since finding this book. Even after reading the first few chapters, which explain why data analysis is painful and how one can implement...
Psychological Types (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.6)
Psychological Types (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.6)
One of the most important of Jung's longer works, and probably the most famous of his books, Psychological Types appeared in German in 1921 after a "fallow period" of eight years during which Jung had published little. He called it "the fruit of nearly twenty years' work in the domain of practical psychology," and in...
The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue
The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue
More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and...
Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Second Edition)
Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Second Edition)
Since it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic band-gap materials and their use in controlling the propagation of light. This newly expanded and revised edition covers the latest developments in the field, providing the most up-to-date, concise,...
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