This is a rich and challenging book that will appeal to mathematicians and should help attract a newer generation to the subject. By putting the history back into trigonometry, Maor tells the many stories of trigonometry, and shows that what is often regarded as a collection of dry techniques is really a marvelous testament to thousands of years of human ingenuity and intellectual creativity. Trigonometry has always been an underappr...

Features a stimulating selection of papers on abelian groups, commutative and noncommutative rings and their modules, and topological groups. Investigates currently popular topics such as Butler groups and almost completely decomposable groups.

This book demonstrates how to use multilevel and longitudinal modeling techniques available in the IBM SPSS mixed-effects program (MIXED). Annotated screen shots provide readers with a step-by-step understanding of each technique and navigating the program. Readers learn how to set up, run, and interpret a variety of models. Diagnostic tools, data management issues, and related graphics are introduced throughout. Annotated syntax is ...

This book contains nine survey papers on topics in fnite fields and their applications, in particular on character sums and polynomials. The articles are based on the invited talks ofa RICAM-Workshop held at the St. Wolfgang Federal Institute for Adult Education in Strobl, Austria, September 2-7, 2012, by the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Semiorder is probably one of the most frequently ordered structures in science. It naturally appears in fields like psychometrics, economics, decision sciences, linguistics and archaeology. It explicitly takes into account the inevitable imprecisions of scientific instruments by allowing the replacement of precise numbers by intervals. The purpose of this book is to dissect this structure and to study its fundamental properties. The ...

Math Workshop in Action shows how teachers can engage students in mathematics in a meaningful, rich way. The book provides practical guidance in initiating, supporting, and sustaining a true math workshop in the classroom where content and pedagogy are valued by all, success is fostered, and individual needs are met. At the end of each chapter, guiding questions offer opportunities for reflection and planing next steps. These questio...

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...