This book, written by an accomplished female mathematician, is the second to explore nonstandard mathematical problems – those that are not directly solved by standard mathematical methods but instead rely on insight and the synthesis of a variety of mathematical ideas. It promotes mental activity as well as greater mathematical skills, and is an ideal resource for successful preparation for the mathematics Olympiad. Numerous strat...

Although a wide range of mathematical techniques can apply to solving problems involving the interaction of waves with structures, few texts discuss those techniques within that context-most often they are presented without reference to any applications. Handbook of Mathematical Techniques for Wave/Structure Interactions brings together some of the most important techniques useful to applied mathematicians and engineers. Each chapter...

The book could be of interest for all who work in approximation theory and related fields; it should not be overlooked by university libraries."In: Ems Newsletter 3/2009 "It is useful for students interested in uniform approximation theory, and it can be used as a reference book for researchers as well. A thorough, self-contained and easily accessible treatment of the theory on the polynomial best approximation of functions with resp...

The subject of this handbook is Teichmüller theory in a wide sense, namely the theory of geometric structures on surfaces and their moduli spaces. This includes the study of vector bundles on these moduli spaces, the study of mapping class groups, the relation with 3-manifolds, the relation with symmetric spaces and arithmetic groups, the representation theory of fundamental groups, and applications to physics. Thus the handbook is a...