Principles of Mathematics

Author: Vladimir Lepetic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119131650
Format: PDF
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Presents a uniquely balanced approach that bridges introductory and advanced topics in modern mathematics An accessible treatment of the fundamentals of modern mathematics, Principles of Mathematics: A Primer provides a unique approach to introductory andadvanced mathematical topics. The book features six main subjects, whichcan be studied independently or in conjunction with each other including: settheory; mathematical logic; proof theory; group theory; theory of functions; andlinear algebra. The author begins with comprehensive coverage of the necessary building blocks in mathematics and emphasizes the need to think abstractly and develop an appreciation for mathematical thinking. Maintaining a useful balance of introductory coverage and mathematical rigor, Principles of Mathematics: A Primer features: Detailed explanations of important theorems and their applications Hundreds of completely solved problems throughout each chapter Numerous exercises at the end of each chapter to encourage further exploration Discussions of interesting and provocative issues that spark readers’ curiosity and facilitate a better understanding and appreciation of the field of mathematics Principles of Mathematics: A Primer is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate courses in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic as well as for graduate-level courses related to physics, engineering, and computer science. The book is also a useful reference for readers interested in pursuing careers in mathematics and the sciences. Vladimir Lepetic, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at DePaul University. His research interests include mathematical physics, set theory, foundations of mathematics, and the philosophy of mathematics.

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development 2nd Edition

Author: Fletcher Dunn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1568817231
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves.

Neuroscience

Author: Alwyn Scott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387224637
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This book will be of interest to anyone who wishes to know what role mathematics can play in attempting to comprehend the dynamics of the human brain. It also aims to serve as a general introduction to neuromathematics. The book gives the reader a qualitative understanding and working knowledge of useful mathematical applications to the field of neuroscience. The book is readable by those who have little knowledge of mathematics for neuroscience but are committed to begin acquiring such knowledge.

A Primer of Real Functions

Author: Ralph P. Boas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780883850299
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Revised edition of a classic Carus monograph with a new chapter on integration and its applications.

A Primer for Mathematics Competitions

Author: Alexander Zawaira
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199539871
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive resource aimed especially at training high school students for participation in mathematics competitions, but incidentally developing and reinforcing the core mathematics of much of the school curriculum, spiced throughout with the historical background and consistently motivated by attractive problems. The book is suitable for use by the aspiring "mathlete", or as a coaching manual for teachers wishing to bridge the gulf between the often ratherdull standard exercises of the school curriculum and the more challenging, non-routine problems that feature in mathematics competitions, from provincial to national Olympiad level. It offers an unusually systematic, user-friendly exposition of the mathematical prerequisites, and also an unusuallyrich collection of appealing examples and problems, carefully graded, with fully worked solutions. It will be found useful as a source of "appetising" problems for enlivening mathematics lessons, and as a stimulating companion and complement to the school curriculum for the mathematically gifted learner.

A Primer on Pontryagin s Principle in Optimal Control

Author: I. Michael Ross
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984357116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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EDITORIAL REVIEW: This book provides a guided tour in introducing optimal control theory from a practitioner's point of view. As in the first edition, Ross takes the contrarian view that it is not necessary to prove Pontryagin's Principle before using it. Using the same philosophy, the second edition expands the ideas over four chapters: In Chapter 1, basic principles related to problem formulation via a structured approach are introduced: What is a state variable? What is a control variable? What is state space? And so on. In Chapter 2, Pontryagin's Principle is introduced using intuitive ideas from everyday life: Like the process of "measuring" a sandwich and how it relates to costates. A vast number of illustrations are used to explain the concepts without going into the minutia of obscure mathematics. Mnemonics are introduced to help a beginner remember the collection of conditions that constitute Pontryagin's Principle. In Chapter 3, several examples are worked out in detail to illustrate a step-by-step process in applying Pontryagin's Principle. Included in this example is Kalman's linear-quadratic optimal control problem. In Chapter 4, a large number of problems from applied mathematics to management science are solved to illustrate how Pontryagin's Principle is used across the disciplines. Included in this chapter are test problems and solutions. The style of the book is easygoing and engaging. The classical calculus of variations is an unnecessary prerequisite for understanding optimal control theory. Ross uses original references to weave an entertaining historical account of various events. Students, particularly beginners, will embark on a minimum-time trajectory to applying Pontryagin's Principle.

Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Student

Author: Katherine A. Loop
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 0890518750
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover how math applies to science, art, music, daily life, and moreApply what you’re learning outside a textbook, and see God’s handiwork in mathFocus is on multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more! Math is a real-life tool that points us to God and helps us explore His creation, yet it often comes across as dry facts and meaningless rules. Here at last is a curriculum that has a biblical worldview integrated throughout the text and problems, not just added as an afterthought. Students don’t just learn how to manipulate numbers on paper, but starting with arithmetic and laying the groundwork for geometry and algebra (covered in year 2), this curriculum both firms up the foundational concepts and prepares students for upper-level math in a logical, step-by-step way that helps students understand concepts, build problem-solving skills, and see how different aspects of math connect.

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

Author: Jonathan Dimock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497480
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Explaining the concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory in a precise mathematical language, this textbook is an ideal introduction for graduate students in mathematics, helping to prepare them for further studies in quantum physics. The textbook covers topics that are central to quantum physics: non-relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. There is also background material on analysis, classical mechanics, relativity and probability. Each topic is explored through a statement of basic principles followed by simple examples. Around 100 problems throughout the textbook help readers develop their understanding.

Primer of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Marvin Chester
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138208
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Introductory text examines classical quantum bead on a track: state and representations; operator eigenvalues; harmonic oscillator and bound bead in a symmetric force field; bead in spherical shell. 1992 edition.

Primer of Modern Analysis

Author: K.T. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461211441
Format: PDF
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This book discusses some of the first principles of modern analysis. I t can be used for courses at several levels, depending upon the background and ability of the students. It was written on the premise that today's good students have unexpected enthusiasm and nerve. When hard work is put to them, they work harder and ask for more. The honors course (at the University of Wisconsin) which inspired this book was, I think, more fun than the book itself. And better. But then there is acting in teaching, and a typewriter is a poor substitute for an audience. The spontaneous, creative disorder that characterizes an exciting course becomes silly in a book. To write, one must cut and dry. Yet, I hope enough of the spontaneity, enough of the spirit of that course, is left to enable those using the book to create exciting courses of their own. Exercises in this book are not designed for drill. They are designed to clarify the meanings of the theorems, to force an understanding of the proofs, and to call attention to points in a proof that might otherwise be overlooked. The exercises, therefore, are a real part of the theory, not a collection of side issues, and as such nearly all of them are to be done. Some drill is, of course, necessary, particularly in the calculation of integrals.