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The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries - Brian Evans
Call Number: Online eBook
ISBN: 9781118853917
Publication Date: 2014-03-25
Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them. "The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries: A Brief History in a Cultural Contex" provides a brief overview of the history of mathematics in a very straightforward and understandable manner and also addresses major findings that influenced the development of mathematics as a coherent discipline. This book: Highlights the contributions made by various world cultures including African, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and pre-Columbian American mathematics Features an approach that is not too rigorousand is ideal for a one-semester course of the history of mathematics. Includes a Resources andRecommended Reading section for further exploration and has been extensively classroom-tested "

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Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics - Shelemyahu Zacks
Call Number: Online eBook
ISBN: 9781118606001
Publication Date: 2013-12-11
Provides the necessary skills to solve problems in mathematical statistics through theory, concrete examples, and exercises With a clear and detailed approach to the fundamentals of statistical theory, "Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics "uniquely bridges the gap between theory andapplication and presents numerous problem-solving examples that illustrate the relatednotations and proven results. Written by an established authority in probability and mathematical statistics, each chapter begins with a theoretical presentation to introduce both the topic and the important results in an effort to aid in overall comprehension. Examples are then provided, followed by problems, and finally, solutions to some of the earlier problems. In addition, "Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics "features: Over 160 practical and interesting real-world examples from a variety of fields including engineering, mathematics, and statistics to help readers become proficient in theoretical problem solving More than 430 unique exercises with select solutions Key statistical inference topics, such as probability theory, statistical distributions, sufficient statistics, information in samples, testing statistical hypotheses, statistical estimation, confidence and tolerance intervals, large sample theory, and Bayesian analysis Recommended for graduate-level courses in probability and statistical inference, "Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics "is also an ideal reference for applied statisticians and researchers.

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Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century - Charles Parsons
Call Number: Online eBook
ISBN: 9780674419490
Publication Date: 2014-03-01

 

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Math Bytes - Tim Chartier
Call Number: Collier Campus QA93 .C47 2014
ISBN: 0691160600
Publication Date: 2014-04-06
This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. How can reposting on Twitter kill a movie's opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson's method for disproving Fermat's Last Theorem? Each topic in this refreshingly inviting book illustrates a famous mathematical algorithm or result--such as Google's PageRank and the traveling salesman problem--and the applications grow more challenging as you progress through the chapters. But don't worry, helpful solutions are provided each step of the way. Math Bytes shows you how to do calculus using a bag of chocolate chips, and how to prove the Euler characteristic simply by doodling. Generously illustrated in color throughout, this lively and entertaining book also explains how to create fractal landscapes with a roll of the dice, pick a competitive bracket for March Madness, decipher the math that makes it possible to resize a computer font or launch an Angry Bird--and much, much more. All of the applications are presented in an accessible and engaging way, enabling beginners and advanced readers alike to learn and explore at their own pace--a bit and a byte at a time.

Our Mathematical Universe - Max Tegmark
Call Number: Charlotte Campus QB981 .T44 2014
ISBN: 9780307744258
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

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The Joy of X - Steven Strogatz
Call Number: Charlotte Campus QA93 .S77 2013
ISBN: 0544105850
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
"Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!"—Scientific American Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations. Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had. Whether you aced integral calculus or aren’t sure what an integer is, you’ll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x.

 

Streaming Videos

TEDTalks : Arthur Benjamin - The magic of Fibonacci numbers - TED Conferences LLC
Call Number: Streaming Video
Publication Date: 2014
Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

How Is Science Applying the Wonders of Mathematics? - Scorpion TV
Call Number: Streaming Video
Publication Date: 2013
In its purest form it can provide endless riddles and puzzles to solve and provide solutions and answers to some of life’s biggest questions. And in practical ways it can help us make the best possible choices. This episode explores some of the wonders of mathematics, a scientific language used to explain the physical world and write the blueprints of the future.

Breaking the Wall of Complexity : How New Mathematical Methods Allow for New Solutions to Everyday and Not-So-Everyday Problems - Falling Walls Foundation.
Call Number: Streaming Video
Publication Date: 2012
Many challenging industrial tasks can only be solved with the help of math." In this 2010 Falling Walls video lecture, Russian-born mathematician Olga Holtz explains how reliable and quick mathematical methods can accelerate computer calculations and make large data sets manageable, aiding fields like airplane and pharmaceutical development, the aerospace industry, architecture, and mobile networking. Having developed her studies between Russia, the United States, and Europe, she is an intercontinental scientist directing high-budget research projects and teaching both in Berlin and at the University of California in Berkeley. Awarded in 2006 with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, one of the highest endowed research awards in the world; in 2008 with the European Mathematical Society Award; and in 2010 with a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, or ERC, Olga Holtz has led outstanding teams of pure and applied mathematicians and theoretical

 

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