A selection of new and recently donated books in the science and main libraries, including mathematics.

- Computational Geometry with Independent and Dependent Uncertainties by Rivka Gitik; Leo JoskowiczISBN: 9789811253836Publication Date: 2022-07-01This comprehensive compendium describes a parametric model and algorithmic theory to represent geometric entities with dependent uncertainties between them. The theory, named Linear Parametric Geometric Uncertainty Model (LPGUM), is an expressive and computationally efficient framework that allows to systematically study geometric uncertainty and its related algorithms in computer geometry.The self-contained monograph is of great scientific, technical, and economic importance as geometric uncertainty is ubiquitous in mechanical CAD/CAM, robotics, computer vision, wireless networks and many other fields. Geometric models, in contrast, are usually exact and do not account for these inaccuracies.
- Categories and Representation Theory: with a focus on 2-categorical covering theory by Hideto AsashibaISBN: 9781470464844Publication Date: 2022-10-01This book gives a self-contained account of applications of category theory to the theory of representations of algebras. Its main focus is on 2-categorical techniques, including 2-categorical covering theory. The book has few prerequisites beyond linear algebra and elementary ring theory, but familiarity with the basics of representations of quivers and of category theory will be helpful. In addition to providing an introduction to category theory, the book develops useful tools such as quivers, adjoints, string diagrams, and tensor products over a small category; gives an exposition of new advances such as a 2-categorical generalization of Cohen-Montgomery duality in pseudo-actions of a group; and develops the moderation level of categories, first proposed by Levy, to avoid the set theoretic paradox in category theory.
- A New Year's Present from a Mathematician by Snezana LawrenceISBN: 9780367219376Publication Date: 2019-12-05What is it that mathematicians do? And who gets to be called a 'mathematician' and why? This book seeks to answer these questions through a series of stories ranging from the beginning of modern mathematics through to the 20th century, but not in a usual, chronological manner. The author weaves her story around major questions concerning nature of mathematics, and links mathematicians by the substance of their ideas and the historical and personal context in which they were developed.
- Inverse Problems and Zero Forcing for Graphs by Leslie Hogben; Jephian C.-H. Lin; Bryan L. ShaderISBN: 9781470466558Publication Date: 2022-09-01This book provides an introduction to the inverse eigenvalue problem for graphs (IEP-$G$) and the related area of zero forcing, propagation, and throttling. The IEP-$G$ grew from the intersection of linear algebra and combinatorics and has given rise to both a rich set of deep problems in that area as well as a breadth of ``ancillary'' problems in related areas.
- Amenability of Discrete Groups by Examples by Kate JuschenkoISBN: 9781470470326Publication Date: 2022-07-01It was discovered that the existence or non-existence of amenability is responsible for many interesting phenomena such as, e.g., the Banach-Tarski Paradox about breaking a sphere into two spheres of the same radius. Since then, amenability has been actively studied and a number of different approaches resulted in many examples of amenable and non-amenable groups. In the book, the author puts together main approaches to study amenability.
- Science and mathematics : from primitive to modern times / Jayant V. Narlikar by Jayant V. NarlikarISBN: 9780367640057Publication Date: 2022Discusses the history of scientific thought and ideas and the intricate dynamic between new scientific discoveries, scientists, culture, and societies. Through stories and historical accounts, the volume illustrates the human engagement and preoccupation with science and the interpretation of natural phenomena.
- Research Data Management and Data Literacies by Koltay TiborISBN: 9780128244753Publication Date: 2021-11-04presents a solid resource that contextualizes RDM, including good theory and practice for researchers and professionals who find themselves tasked with managing research data
- App Kid: how a child of immigrants grabbed a piece of the American dream by Michael SaymanISBN: 9780525656197Publication Date: 2021-09-21As his parents watched their restaurant business collapse in the wake of the Great Recession, Michael Sayman was googling "how to code." Within a year, he had launched an iPhone app that was raking in thousands of dollars a month, enough to keep his family afloat-and in America.
- In Pursuit of Zeta-3: the world's most mysterious unsolved math problem by Paul J. NahinISBN: 9780691206073Publication Date: 2021-10-19This problem is simple in its formulation, but remains unsolved to this day, despite the attempts of some of the world's greatest mathematicians to solve it. The problem can be stated as follows: is there a simple symbolic formula for the following sum: 1+(1/2)̂3+(1/3)̂3+(1/4)̂3+...? Although it is possible to calculate the approximate numerical value of the sum (for those interested, it's 1.20205...), there is no known symbolic expression.
- The Aesthetics of Virtual Reality by Grant TavinorISBN: 9780367619251Publication Date: 2021-07-01"This is the first book to present an aesthetics of virtual reality media. It situates virtual reality media in terms of the philosophy of the arts, comparing them to more familiar media such as painting, film and photography.
- Mathematics for Social Justice: Focusing on Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics. by Gizem Karaali (Editor); Lily S. Khadjavi (Editor)ISBN: 9781470449278Publication Date: 2022-01-30Offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms.
- Geometry of Grief: reflections on mathematics, loss, and life by Michael FrameISBN: 9780226800929Publication Date: 2021-09-08In this profound and hopeful book, a mathematician and celebrated teacher shows how mathematics may help all of us--even the math-averse--to understand and cope with grief. Mathematician Michael Frame draws on a career's worth of insight--including his work with pioneer of fractal geometry Benoit Mandelbrot--and a gift for rendering the complex accessible as he delves into this twinning of understanding and loss.
- Perverse Sheaves and Applications to Representation Theory by Pramod N. AcharISBN: 9781470455972Publication Date: 2021-12-30Since its inception around 1980, the theory of perverse sheaves has been a vital tool of fundamental importance in geometric representation theory. This book aims to make this theory accessible to students and researchers.

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