If you are ready to dive into the MapReduce framework for processing large datasets, this practical book takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as...

The purpose of this reviewarticle is to serve as an introduction and at the same time, as an invitation to the theory of towers of function fields over finite fields. More specifically, we treat here the case of explicit towers; i.e., towers where the function fields are given by explicit equations. The asymptotic behaviour of the genus and of the...

A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the...

Although research in curve shortening flow has been very active for nearly 20 years, the results of those efforts have remained scattered throughout the literature. For the first time, The Curve Shortening Problem collects and illuminates those results in a comprehensive, rigorous, and self-contained account of the fundamental results. ...

This Festschrift volume, published in memory of Harald Ganzinger, contains 17 papers from colleagues all over the world and covers all the fields to which Harald Ganzinger dedicated his work during his academic career. The volume begins with a complete account of Harald Ganzinger's work and then turns its focus to the research of his...

Over the last two or three decades, elliptic curves have been playing an increasingly
important role both in number theory and in related fields such as
cryptography. For example, in the 1980s, elliptic curves started being used
in cryptography and elliptic curve techniques were developed for factorization
and primality...

Understand the immense capabilities of Cassandra in managing large amounts of data and learn how to ensure that data is always available. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through every stage from installation to performance tuning.

This book consists of lectures that I have given, in Darmstadt since
1974, under various titles, for beginners or students of the third semester.

I have tried to concentrate on those themes concerning numbers, which
seem to me to be the most important on essential and historical grounds,
and which in my opinion...

Quantitative Finance is expanding rapidly. One of the aspects ofthe recent financial crisis is that, given the complexity offinancial products, the demand for people with high numeracy skillsis likely to grow and this means more recognition will be given toQuantitative Finance in existing and new course structuresworldwide. Evidence has...

Questions of maxima and minima have great practical significance, with applications to physics, engineering, and economics; they have also given rise to theoretical advances, notably in calculus and optimization. Indeed, while most texts view the study of extrema within the context of calculus, this carefully constructed problem book takes a...

The purpose of this book is to provide a first course in Projective Geometry for
undergraduate majors in mathematics and for prospective teachers of high school
geometry. For the former it will furnish an introduction to the important concept of
projective spaces; for the latter it will introduce a more general geometry from which,...

MATLAB Mathematical Analysis is a reference book that presents the techniques of mathematical analysis through examples and exercises resolved with MATLAB software. The purpose is to give you examples of the mathematical analysis functions offered by MATLAB so that you can use them in your daily work regardless of the application....