Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Complex Variables (Book) -- Book reviews

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9780883853382 A guide to complex variables. Krantz, Steven G. Mathematical Assn. of America 2008 181 pages $49.95 Hardcover Dolciani mathematical expositions; 23, MAA guides; no.1 QA331 Noting that most every [...]

Mathematical analysis and Functions of real variables

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A Guide to Advanced Real Analysis is perfect for graduate students preparing for qualifying exams, or for faculty who would like an overview of the subject. This book is an outline of the core material in the standard graduate-level real analysis course. It is intended as a resource for students in such a course as well as others who wish to learn or review the subject. On the abstract level, it covers the theory of measure and integration and the basics of point set topology, functional analysis, and the most important types of function spaces. On the more concrete level, it also deals with the applications of these general theories to analysis on Euclidean space: the Lebesgue integral, Hausdorff measure, convolutions, Fourier series and transforms, and distributions. The relevant definitions and major theorems are stated in detail. Proofs, however, are generally presented only as sketches, in such a way that the key ideas are explained but the technical details are omitted. In this way a large amount of material is presented in a concise and readable form.

MATHEMATICS -- Calculus, MATHEMATICS -- Mathematical Analysis, Functions of real variables, Mathematical analysis, Mathematical analysis, and Functions of real variables

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-102) and index Prologue: notation, terminology, and set theory -- Topology -- Measure and integration: general theory -- Measure and integration: constructions and special examples -- Rudiments of functional analysis -- Function spaces -- Topics in analysis on Euclidean Space

Number theory, Number theory, and Elementare Zahlentheorie

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1. Greatest common divisors -- 2. Unique factorization -- 3. Linear Diophantine equations -- 4. Congruences -- 5. Linear congruences -- 6. The Chinese remainder theorem -- 7. Fermat's theorem -- 8. Wilson's theorem -- 9. The number of divisors of an integer -- 10. The sum of the divisors of an integer -- 11. Amicable numbers -- 12. Perfect numbers -- 13. Euler's theorem and function -- 14. Primitive roots and orders -- 15. Decimals -- 16. Quadratic congruences -- 17. Gauss's lemma -- 18. The quadratic reciprocity theorem -- 19. The Jacobi symbol -- 20. Pythagorean triangles -- 21. x⁴ + y⁴ [not equal] z⁴ -- 22. Sums of two squares -- 23. Sums of three squares -- 24. Sums of four squares -- 25. Waring's problem -- 26. Pell's equation -- 27. Continued fractions -- 28. Multigrades -- 29. Carmichael numbers -- 30. Sophie Germain primes -- 31. The group of multiplicative functions -- 32. Bounds for [pi](x) -- 33. The sum of the reciprocals of the primes -- 34. The Riemann hypothesis -- 35. The prime number theorem -- 36. The abc conjecture -- 37. Factorization and testing for primes -- 38. Algebraic and transcendental numbers -- 39. Unsolved problems

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. March, 2010, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p1324, 1 p.

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Real Variables (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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47-3862 QA331 MARC Krantrz, Steven G. A guide to real variables. Mathematical Association of America, 2009. 147p bibl index (MAA guides, 3) ISBN 9780883853443, $49.95 Mathematics [...]

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. April, 2010, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p1518, 2 p.

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Advanced Real Analysis (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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47-4470 QA300 MARC Folland, Gerald B. A guide to advanced real analysis. Mathematical Association of America, 2009. 107p bibl index (MAA guides 2) ISBN 9780883853436, $49.95 [...]

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. April, 2010, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p1519, 1 p.

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Topology (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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47-4473 QA611 MARC Krantz, Steven G. A guide to topology. Mathematical Association of America, 2009. 106p bibl index (MAA guides, 4) ISBN 9780883853467, 549.95 The intention [...]

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. June, 2010, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p1963, 1 p.

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Elementary Number Theory (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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47-5699 QA241 MARC Dudley, Underwood. A guide to elementary number theory. Mathematical Association of America, 2009. 141p index (MAA guides, 5) ISBN 9780883853474, $49.95 Many undergraduate [...]

This Guide is a friendly introduction to plane algebraic curves. It emphasizes geometry and intuition, and the presentation is kept concrete. You'll find an abundance of pictures and examples to help develop your intuition about the subject, which is so basic to understanding and asking fruitful questions. Highlights of the elementary theory are covered, which for some could be an end in itself, and for others an invitation to investigate further. Proofs, when given, are mostly sketched, some in more detail, but typically with less. References to texts that provide further discussion are often included. Computer algebra software has made getting around in algebraic geometry much easier. Algebraic curves and geometry are now being applied to areas such as cryptography, complexity and coding theory, robotics, biological networks, and coupled dynamical systems. Algebraic curves were used in Andrew Wiles'proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, and to understand string theory, you need to know some algebraic geometry. There are other areas on the horizon for which the concepts and tools of algebraic curves and geometry hold tantalizing promise. This introduction to algebraic curves will be appropriate for a wide segment of scientists and engineers wanting an entrance to this burgeoning subject.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index 1. A gallery of algebraic curves -- 2. Points at infinity -- 3. From real to complex -- 4. Topology of algebraic curves in P²(C) -- 5. Singularities -- 6. The big three: C,K,S.

This Guide offers a concise overview of the theory of groups, rings, and fields at the graduate level, emphasizing those aspects that are useful in other parts of mathematics. It focuses on the main ideas and how they hang together. It will be useful to both students and professionals. In addition to the standard material on groups, rings, modules, fields, and Galois theory, the book includes discussions of other important topics that are often omitted in the standard graduate course, including linear groups, group representations, the structure of Artinian rings, projective, injective and flat modules, Dedekind domains, and central simple algebras. All of the important theorems are discussed, without proofs but often with a discussion of the intuitive ideas behind those proofs. Those looking for a way to review and refresh their basic algebra will benefit from reading this Guide, and it will also serve as a ready reference for mathematicians who make use of algebra in their work.

Includes bibliographical references and index Algebra : classical, modern, and ultramodern ; Categories ; Algebraic structures ; Groups and their representations ; Rings and modules ; Fields and skew fields

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. April, 2012, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p1484, 1 p.

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Plane Algebraic Curves (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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49-4508 QA567 MARC Kendig, Keith. A guide to plane algebraic curves. Mathematical Association of America, 2011. 193p bibl index (MAA guides, 7) ISBN 0883853531, [...]

Reference & Research Book News. April 2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Advanced Linear Algebra (Textbook) -- Book reviews

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9780883853511 A guide to advanced linear algebra. Weintraub, Steven H. Mathematical Assn. of America 2011 251 pages $49.95 Paperback Dolciani mathematical expositions; no.44, MAA guides; #6 QA184 Weintraub (mathematics, Lehigh [...]

Includes bibliographical references and index Fundamentals -- Ode to the dual space -- Hilbert space -- The algebra of operators -- Banach algebra basics -- Topological vector spaces -Distributions -- Spectral theory -- Convexity -- Fixed-point theorems

Reference & Research Book News. Dec 2013, Vol. 28 Issue 6

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Books -- Book reviews and A Guide to Functional Analysis (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews

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9780883853573 A guide to functional analysis. Krantz, Steven G. Mathematical Assn. of America 2013 137 pages $49.95 Hardcover MAA guides; 49) (Dolciani mathematical expositions; 9 QA320 Krantz (Washington U., St. [...]