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Numbers, Sequences and Series

Numbers, Sequences and Series

  • Author: Keith E. Hirst
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0340610433
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 198
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Concerned with the logical foundations of number systems from integers to complex numbers.

Calculus of One Variable

Calculus of One Variable

  • Author: K.E. Hirst
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1846282225
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 268
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Adopts a user-friendly approach, with an emphasis on worked examples and exercises, rather than abstract theory The computer algebra and graphical package MAPLE is used to illustrate many of the ideas and provides an additional aid to teaching and learning Supplementary material, including detailed solutions to exercises and MAPLE worksheets, is available via the web

Analysis

Analysis

  • Author: P. E. Kopp
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0340645962
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 188
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This book builds on the material covered in Numbers, Sequences and Series, and provides students with a thorough understanding of the subject as it is covered on first year courses.

Modular Functions and Dirichlet Series in Number Theory

Modular Functions and Dirichlet Series in Number Theory

  • Author: Tom M. Apostol
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461209994
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 207
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A new edition of a classical treatment of elliptic and modular functions with some of their number-theoretic applications, this text offers an updated bibliography and an alternative treatment of the transformation formula for the Dedekind eta function. It covers many topics, such as Hecke’s theory of entire forms with multiplicative Fourier coefficients, and the last chapter recounts Bohr’s theory of equivalence of general Dirichlet series.

Numbers and Proofs

Numbers and Proofs

  • Author: Reg Allenby
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080928773
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
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'Numbers and Proofs' presents a gentle introduction to the notion of proof to give the reader an understanding of how to decipher others' proofs as well as construct their own. Useful methods of proof are illustrated in the context of studying problems concerning mainly numbers (real, rational, complex and integers). An indispensable guide to all students of mathematics. Each proof is preceded by a discussion which is intended to show the reader the kind of thoughts they might have before any attempt proof is made. Established proofs which the student is in a better position to follow then follow. Presented in the author's entertaining and informal style, and written to reflect the changing profile of students entering universities, this book will prove essential reading for all seeking an introduction to the notion of proof as well as giving a definitive guide to the more common forms. Stressing the importance of backing up "truths" found through experimentation, with logically sound and watertight arguments, it provides an ideal bridge to more complex undergraduate maths.

An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory

An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory

  • Author: Richard Friedberg
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486152693
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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This witty introduction to number theory deals with the properties of numbers and numbers as abstract concepts. Topics include primes, divisibility, quadratic forms, and related theorems.

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra

  • Author: Reg Allenby
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0080571794
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 240
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As the basis of equations (and therefore problem-solving), linear algebra is the most widely taught sub-division of pure mathematics. Dr Allenby has used his experience of teaching linear algebra to write a lively book on the subject that includes historical information about the founders of the subject as well as giving a basic introduction to the mathematics undergraduate. The whole text has been written in a connected way with ideas introduced as they occur naturally. As with the other books in the series, there are many worked examples.

Problems and Theorems in Analysis

Problems and Theorems in Analysis

Series · Integral Calculus · Theory of Functions

  • Author: Georg Polya,Gabor Szegö
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475716400
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 392
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The present English edition is not a mere translation of the German original. Many new problems have been added and there are also other changes, mostly minor. Yet all the alterations amount to less than ten percent of the text. We intended to keep intact the general plan and the original flavor of the work. Thus we have not introduced any essentially new subject matter, although the mathematical fashion has greatly changed since 1924. We have restricted ourselves to supplementing the topics originally chosen. Some of our problems first published in this work have given rise to extensive research. To include all such developments would have changed the character of the work, and even an incomplete account, which would be unsatisfactory in itself, would have cost too much labor and taken up too much space. We have to thank many readers who, since the publication of this work almost fifty years ago, communicated to us various remarks on it, some of which have been incorporated into this edition. We have not listed their names; we have forgotten the origin of some contributions, and an incomplete list would have been even less desirable than no list. The first volume has been translated by Mrs. Dorothee Aeppli, the second volume by Professor Claude Billigheimer. We wish to express our warmest thanks to both for the unselfish devotion and scrupulous conscientiousness with which they attacked their far from easy task.

A Course in Arithmetic

A Course in Arithmetic

  • Author: J-P. Serre
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468498843
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 118
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This book is divided into two parts. The first one is purely algebraic. Its objective is the classification of quadratic forms over the field of rational numbers (Hasse-Minkowski theorem). It is achieved in Chapter IV. The first three chapters contain some preliminaries: quadratic reciprocity law, p-adic fields, Hilbert symbols. Chapter V applies the preceding results to integral quadratic forms of discriminant ± I. These forms occur in various questions: modular functions, differential topology, finite groups. The second part (Chapters VI and VII) uses "analytic" methods (holomor phic functions). Chapter VI gives the proof of the "theorem on arithmetic progressions" due to Dirichlet; this theorem is used at a critical point in the first part (Chapter Ill, no. 2.2). Chapter VII deals with modular forms, and in particular, with theta functions. Some of the quadratic forms of Chapter V reappear here. The two parts correspond to lectures given in 1962 and 1964 to second year students at the Ecole Normale Superieure. A redaction of these lectures in the form of duplicated notes, was made by J.-J. Sansuc (Chapters I-IV) and J.-P. Ramis and G. Ruget (Chapters VI-VII). They were very useful to me; I extend here my gratitude to their authors.

Mathematics for Engineers and Technologists

Mathematics for Engineers and Technologists

  • Author: Huw Fox,William Bolton
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080511191
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 337
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This book is carefully designed to be used on a wide range of introductory courses at first degree and HND level in the U.K., with content matched to a variety of first year degree modules from IEng and other BSc Engineering and Technology courses. Lecturers will find the breadth of material covered gears the book towards a flexible style of use, which can be tailored to their syllabus, and used along side the other IIE Core Textbooks to bring first year students up to speed on the mathematics they require for their engineering degree. *Features real-world examples, case studies, assignments and knowledge-check questions throughout *Introduces key mathematical methods in practical engineering contexts *Bridges the gap between theory and practice

Competitive Math for Middle School

Competitive Math for Middle School

Algebra, Probability, and Number Theory

  • Author: Vinod Krishnamoorthy
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351767631
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 256
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The 39 self-contained sections in this book present worked-out examples as well as many sample problems categorized by the level of difficulty as Bronze, Silver, and Gold in order to help the readers gauge their progress and learning. Detailed solutions to all problems in each section are provided at the end of each chapter. The book can be used not only as a text but also for self-study. The text covers algebra (solving single equations and systems of equations of varying degrees, algebraic manipulations for creative problem solving, inequalities, basic set theory, sequences and series, rates and proportions, unit analysis, and percentages), probability (counting techniques, introductory probability theory, more set theory, permutations and combinations, expected value, and symmetry), and number theory (prime factorizations and their applications, Diophantine equations, number bases, modular arithmetic, and divisibility). It focuses on guiding students through creative problem-solving and on teaching them to apply their knowledge in a wide variety of scenarios rather than rote memorization of mathematical facts. It is aimed at, but not limited to, high-performing middle school students and goes further in depth and teaches new concepts not otherwise taught in traditional public schools.

Four Faces of Number Theory

Four Faces of Number Theory

  • Author: Yann Bugeaud,Jürgen Sander,Titus Hilberdink
  • Publisher: European Mathematical Society
  • ISBN: 9783037191422
  • Category: Diophantine approximation
  • Page: 190
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What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences

What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences

  • Author: Barry Cipra
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 9780821889985
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 51
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After rave reviews for last year's issue of What's Happening, volume 2 has been eagerly awaited. Very well written, '' said one reader of volume 1. The writing is brilliant, positively brilliant.'' A terrific publication, '' said another. This is a wonderful tool for showing people what mathematics is about and what mathematicians can do.'' One reader called it a must for all mathematics department reading and coffee lounges.'' Volume 2 of What's Happening features the same lively writing and all new topics. Here you can read about a new class of solitons, the contributions wavelets are making to solving scientific problems, how mathematics is improving medical imaging, and Andrew Wiles's acclaimed work on Fermat's Last Theorem. What's Happening is great for mathematics undergraduates, graduate students, and mathematics clubs---not to mention mathematics faculty, who will enjoy reading about recent developments in fields other than their own. Highlighting the excitement and wonder of mathematics, What's Happening is in a class by itself.

The Prime Numbers and Their Distribution

The Prime Numbers and Their Distribution

  • Author: Gerald Tenenbaum,Michel Mendès France
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821816470
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 115
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One notable new direction this century in the study of primes has been the influx of ideas from probability. The goal of this book is to provide insights into the prime numbers and to describe how a sequence so tautly determined can incorporate such a striking amount of randomness. The book opens with some classic topics of number theory. It ends with a discussion of some of the outstanding conjectures in number theory. In between are an excellent chapter on the stochastic properties of primes and a walk through an elementary proof of the Prime Number Theorem. This book is suitable for anyone who has had a little number theory and some advanced calculus involving estimates. Its engaging style and invigorating point of view will make refreshing reading for advanced undergraduates through research mathematicians.

Summing It Up

Summing It Up

From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory

  • Author: Avner Ash,Robert Gross
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140088053X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 248
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We use addition on a daily basis—yet how many of us stop to truly consider the enormous and remarkable ramifications of this mathematical activity? Summing It Up uses addition as a springboard to present a fascinating and accessible look at numbers and number theory, and how we apply beautiful numerical properties to answer math problems. Mathematicians Avner Ash and Robert Gross explore addition's most basic characteristics as well as the addition of squares and other powers before moving onward to infinite series, modular forms, and issues at the forefront of current mathematical research. Ash and Gross tailor their succinct and engaging investigations for math enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Employing college algebra, the first part of the book examines such questions as, can all positive numbers be written as a sum of four perfect squares? The second section of the book incorporates calculus and examines infinite series—long sums that can only be defined by the concept of limit, as in the example of 1+1/2+1/4+. . .=? With the help of some group theory and geometry, the third section ties together the first two parts of the book through a discussion of modular forms—the analytic functions on the upper half-plane of the complex numbers that have growth and transformation properties. Ash and Gross show how modular forms are indispensable in modern number theory, for example in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Appropriate for numbers novices as well as college math majors, Summing It Up delves into mathematics that will enlighten anyone fascinated by numbers.

Sequences, Groups, and Number Theory

Sequences, Groups, and Number Theory

  • Author: Valérie Berthé,Michel Rigo
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 331969152X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 578
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This collaborative book presents recent trends on the study of sequences, including combinatorics on words and symbolic dynamics, and new interdisciplinary links to group theory and number theory. Other chapters branch out from those areas into subfields of theoretical computer science, such as complexity theory and theory of automata. The book is built around four general themes: number theory and sequences, word combinatorics, normal numbers, and group theory. Those topics are rounded out by investigations into automatic and regular sequences, tilings and theory of computation, discrete dynamical systems, ergodic theory, numeration systems, automaton semigroups, and amenable groups. This volume is intended for use by graduate students or research mathematicians, as well as computer scientists who are working in automata theory and formal language theory. With its organization around unified themes, it would also be appropriate as a supplemental text for graduate level courses.

Fearless Symmetry

Fearless Symmetry

Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers

  • Author: Avner Ash,Robert Gross
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400837774
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 312
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Mathematicians solve equations, or try to. But sometimes the solutions are not as interesting as the beautiful symmetric patterns that lead to them. Written in a friendly style for a general audience, Fearless Symmetry is the first popular math book to discuss these elegant and mysterious patterns and the ingenious techniques mathematicians use to uncover them. Hidden symmetries were first discovered nearly two hundred years ago by French mathematician évariste Galois. They have been used extensively in the oldest and largest branch of mathematics--number theory--for such diverse applications as acoustics, radar, and codes and ciphers. They have also been employed in the study of Fibonacci numbers and to attack well-known problems such as Fermat's Last Theorem, Pythagorean Triples, and the ever-elusive Riemann Hypothesis. Mathematicians are still devising techniques for teasing out these mysterious patterns, and their uses are limited only by the imagination. The first popular book to address representation theory and reciprocity laws, Fearless Symmetry focuses on how mathematicians solve equations and prove theorems. It discusses rules of math and why they are just as important as those in any games one might play. The book starts with basic properties of integers and permutations and reaches current research in number theory. Along the way, it takes delightful historical and philosophical digressions. Required reading for all math buffs, the book will appeal to anyone curious about popular mathematics and its myriad contributions to everyday life.

Introduction to Modern Number Theory

Introduction to Modern Number Theory

Fundamental Problems, Ideas and Theories

  • Author: Yu. I. Manin,Alexei A. Panchishkin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540276920
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 514
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This edition has been called ‘startlingly up-to-date’, and in this corrected second printing you can be sure that it’s even more contemporaneous. It surveys from a unified point of view both the modern state and the trends of continuing development in various branches of number theory. Illuminated by elementary problems, the central ideas of modern theories are laid bare. Some topics covered include non-Abelian generalizations of class field theory, recursive computability and Diophantine equations, zeta- and L-functions. This substantially revised and expanded new edition contains several new sections, such as Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, and relevant techniques coming from a synthesis of various theories.

Groups - Modular Mathematics Series

Groups - Modular Mathematics Series

  • Author: Camilla Jordan,David Jordan
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0080571654
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
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This text provides an introduction to group theory with an emphasis on clear examples. The authors present groups as naturally occurring structures arising from symmetry in geometrical figures and other mathematical objects. Written in a 'user-friendly' style, where new ideas are always motivated before being fully introduced, the text will help readers to gain confidence and skill in handling group theory notation before progressing on to applying it in complex situations. An ideal companion to any first or second year course on the topic.

Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci

Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci

A Translation into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano’s Book of Calculation

  • Author: Laurence Sigler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461300797
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 638
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First published in 1202, Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle Ages, introducing Arabic numerals and methods throughout Europe. This is the first translation into a modern European language, of interest not only to historians of science but also to all mathematicians and mathematics teachers interested in the origins of their methods.