A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra: From the Integers to the Insolvability of the Quintic, Second Edition provides a primer and reference on abstract algebra for readers whose interests lie in mathematics and information and physical sciences. Adopting the unique ‘rings first’ approach, the work provides a gentle transition into abstract structures that will make abstract algebra more natural to interested readers. In addition to introducing the major concepts of modern algebra, the book covers numerous applications which are intended to illustrate the concepts and convince the reader of the utility and relevance of algebra today. This Second Edition features 40% new or revised content, including complete and self-contained proofs of the fundamental theorems of algebra and the Insolvability of the Quintic, and new coverage of commutative rings and linear transformations.
A Contemporary Study of Iterative Methods: Convergence, Dynamics and Applications evaluates and compares advances in iterative techniques, also discussing their numerous applications in applied mathematics, engineering, mathematical economics, mathematical biology and other applied sciences. It uses the popular iteration technique in generating the approximate solutions of complex nonlinear equations that is suitable for aiding in the solution of advanced problems in engineering, mathematical economics, mathematical biology and other applied sciences. Iteration methods are also applied for solving optimization problems. In such cases, the iteration sequences converge to an optimal solution of the problem at hand.
A Correlation Study of Methods of Matrix Structural Analysis describes the results of a survey and review of airframe matrix structural analysis. The book also explains concepts of force and displacement, as well as the techniques for determining the force-displacement properties of discrete elements employed in analytical idealizations of structures. The text investigates the results of extensive analyses of multiweb low aspect ratio wings, using past evaluative studies and idealizations contained in reports of the AGARD Structures and Materials Panel. The techniques describe in the Panel and other techniques in matrix structural analysis lead to identical formulations of the governing equations. The differences between various references with respect to idealization are independent of the formulation of the governing equations. The solutions to governing equations are precise solutions for the postulated discrete element system. The book also describes a recommended computer program development using whichever is more appropriate between a force approach or displacement approach to matrix structural analysis. The text is valuable for researchers in structural analysis, aeronautics, applied mechanics, and investigators of aircraft engineering.
A comprehensive one-year graduate (or advanced undergraduate) course in mathematical logic and foundations of mathematics. No previous knowledge of logic is required; the book is suitable for self-study. Many exercises (with hints) are included.
A Course in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations discusses ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. The book reviews the solution of elementary first-order differential equations, existence theorems, singular solutions, and linear equations of arbitrary order. It explains the solutions of linear equations with constant coefficients, operational calculus, and the solutions of linear differential equations. It also explores the techniques of computing for the solution of systems of linear differential equations, which is similar to the solutions of linear equations of arbitrary order. The text proves that if the coefficients of some differential equations possess certain restricted types of singularities, the solution will have Taylor series expansions about the singular points. The investigator can calculate a divergent series whose partial sums numerically approximate the solution for large x if the point in question is infinity, of which the series will be a Taylor series of negative powers of x. The book also explains the Fourier transform, its applications to partial differential equations, as well as the Hilbert space approach to partial differential equations. The book is a stimulating material for mathematicians, for professors, or for students of pure and applied mathematics, physics, or engineering.
This book contains about 500 exercises consisting mostly of special cases and examples, second thoughts and alternative arguments, natural extensions, and some novel departures. With a few obvious exceptions they are neither profound nor trivial, and hints and comments are appended to many of them. If they tend to be somewhat inbred, at least they are relevant to the text and should help in its digestion. As a bold venture I have marked a few of them with a * to indicate a "must", although no rigid standard of selection has been used. Some of these are needed in the book, but in any case the reader's study of the text will be more complete after he has tried at least those problems.
Since the publication of the first edition of this classic textbook over thirty years ago, tens of thousands of students have used A Course in Probability Theory. New in this edition is an introduction to measure theory that expands the market, as this treatment is more consistent with current courses. While there are several books on probability, Chung's book is considered a classic, original work in probability theory due to its elite level of sophistication.
A Course in Real Analysis provides a firm foundation in real analysis concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear and concise manner. This student-oriented text balances theory and applications, and contains a wealth of examples and exercises. Throughout the text, the authors adhere to the idea that most students learn more efficiently by progressing from the concrete to the abstract. McDonald and Weiss have also created real application chapters on probability theory, harmonic analysis, and dynamical systems theory. The text offers considerable flexibility in the choice of material to cover.
A Course of Higher Mathematics, I: Elementary Calculus is a five-volume course of higher mathematics used by mathematicians, physicists, and engineers in the U.S.S.R. This volume deals with calculus and principles of mathematical analysis including topics on functions of single and multiple variables. The functional relationships, theory of limits, and the concept of differentiation, whether as theories and applications, are discussed. This book also examines the applications of differential calculus to geometry. For example, the equations to determine the differential of arc or the parameters of a curve are shown. This text then notes the basic problems involving integral calculus, particularly regarding indefinite integrals and their properties. The application of definite integrals in the calculation of area of a sector, the length of arc, and the calculation of the volumes of solids of a given cross-section are explained. This book further discusses the basic theory of infinite series, applications to approximate evaluations, Taylor's formula, and its extension. Finally, the geometrical approach to the concept of a number is reviewed. This text is suitable for physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and students in higher mathematics.