Sequences of Real and Complex Numbers (The Mathematics Series)

This book is a complete and shelf contained presentation of the fundamentals of Sequences of real and complex numbers and is intended primarily for students of Sciences and Engineering. Infinite Sequences are important tool for all Science and Engineering students. Sequences, in a sense, constitute an introduction to the so called "Higher Mathematics". The notion of the limit, which is a core, fundamental concept to the study of many...

Variational Analysis in Sobolev and BV Spaces: Applications to PDEs and Optimization

This self-contained book is excellent for graduate-level courses devoted to variational analysis, optimization, and partial differential equations (PDEs). It provides readers with a complete guide to problems in these fields as well as a detailed presentation of the most important tools and methods of variational analysis. New trends in variational analysis are also presented, along with recent developments and applications in this a...

Harmonic Maps, Conservation Laws and Moving Frames (2nd Edition)

This accessible introduction to harmonic map theory and its analytical aspects, covers recent developments in the regularity theory of weakly harmonic maps. The book begins by introducing these concepts, stressing the interplay between geometry, the role of symmetries and weak solutions. It then presents a guided tour into the theory of completely integrable systems for harmonic maps, followed by two chapters devoted to recent result...

Introduction to Bayesian Estimation and Copula Models of Dependence

Presents an introduction to Bayesian statistics, presents an emphasis on Bayesian methods (prior and posterior), Bayes estimation, prediction, MCMC,Bayesian regression, and Bayesian analysis of statistical modelsof dependence, and features a focus on copulas for risk management Introduction to Bayesian Estimation and Copula Models of Dependence emphasizes the applications of Bayesian analysis to copula modeling and equips readers wit...

Tropical Algebraic Geometry

Tropical geometry is algebraic geometry over the semifield of tropical numbers, i.e., the real numbers and negative infinity enhanced with the (max, +)-arithmetics. Geometrically, tropical varieties are much simpler than their classical counterparts. Yet they carry information about complex and real varieties. These notes present an introduction to tropical geometry and contain some applications of this rapidly developing and attract...

Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems (2nd Edition)

Tremendous progress has been made in the scientific and engineering disciplines regarding the use of iterative methods for linear systems. The size and complexity of linear and nonlinear systems arising in typical applications has grown, meaning that using direct solvers for the three-dimensional models of these problems is no longer effective. At the same time, parallel computing, becoming less expensive and standardized, has penetr...

Stochastic Processes and Models in Operations Research

Decision-making is an important task no matter the industry. Operations research, as a discipline, helps alleviate decision-making problems through the extraction of reliable information related to the task at hand in order to come to a viable solution. Integrating stochastic processes into operations research and management can further aid in the decision-making process for industrial and management problems. Stochastic Processes an...

Finite Markov Chains and Algorithmic Applications

This text is ideal for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. The author first develops the necessary background in probability theory and Markov chains before using it to study a range of randomized algorithms with important applications in optimization and other problems in computing. The book will appeal not only to mathematicians, but to students of computer science who will discover much useful material. This cle...

The New Math: A Political History

An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first video game. It was also the era of new math. Introduced to US schools in the late 1950s and 1960s, the new math was a curricular answer to Cold War fears of American intellectual inadequacy. In the age of Sputnik and increasingly sophisticated technological systems and machines, ma...