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

- My Remarkable Journey: a Memoir by Katherine Johnson; Joylette HylickISBN: 9780062897664Publication Date: 2021-05-25The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change.
- Randomness and realism : encounters with randomness in the scientific search for physical reality by John W. FowlerISBN: 9789811243455Publication Date: 2021The book explores the way in which randomness suffuses the human experience, starting with everyday chance events, followed by developments into modern probability theory, statistical mechanics, scientific data analysis, quantum mechanics, and quantum gravity.
- Symbols and Things : material mathematics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Kevin LambertISBN: 9780822946830Publication Date: 2021-10-12In the steam-powered mechanical age of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the work of late Georgian and early Victorian mathematicians came to depend on far more than the properties of number. British mathematicians came to rely on industrialized paper and pen manufacture, railways and mail, and the print industries of the book, disciplinary journal, magazine, and newspaper. Each chapter of this book explores a thing, or assembling of things, needed by mathematicians to do their work-- representative of great change to a discipline brought about by an industrialized world in motion.
- The Six Pillars of Calculus by Lorenzo SadunISBN: 9781470469962Publication Date: 2023-02-22The Six Pillars of Calculus: Biology Edition is a conceptual and practical introduction to differential and integral calculus for use in a one- or two-semester course. By boiling calculus down to six common-sense ideas, the text invites students to make calculus an integral part of how they view the world.
- Number Savvy by George SciadasISBN: 9781032362151Publication Date: 2022-10-01This book is written for the love of numbers. It tells their story, shows how they were invented and used to quantify our world, and explains what quantitative data mean for our lives. It aspires to contribute to overall numeracy through a presentation of the production, use, and evolution of data.
- Algebras, Lattices, Varieties, Volumes 2 and 3 by Ralph N. McKenzie; George F. McNulty; Walter F. TaylorISBN: 9781470442958Publication Date: 2022Provides a common framework for all algebraic systems, including groups, rings, modules, fields, and lattices. These volumes develop the main concepts and working tools of algebras and lattices, and continues with examples of classical algebraic systems like groups, semigroups, monoids, and categories.
- The Evolution of Mathematics : a rhetorical approach by G. Mitchell ReyesISBN: 9780271094014Publication Date: 2022-11-08There is a growing awareness among researchers in the humanities and social sciences of the rhetorical force of mathematical discourse--whether in regard to gerrymandering, facial recognition technologies, or racial biases in algorithmic automation. This book proposes a novel way to engage with and understand mathematics via a theoretical framework that highlights how math transforms the social-material world.
- Programming Languages : build, prove, and compare by Norman RamseyISBN: 9781107180185Publication Date: 2022-10-27Computer scientists often need to learn new programming languages quickly. The best way to prepare for this is to understand the foundational principles that underlie even the most complicated industrial languages. This text for an undergraduate programming languages course distills great languages and their design principles down to easy-to-learn 'bridge' languages implemented by interpreters whose key parts are explained in the text.
- 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.
- 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.

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