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Arithmetic and Geometry Ten Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Arithmetic and Geometry Ten Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Author: Gisbert Wustholz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Arithmetic and Geometry presents highlights of recent work in arithmetic algebraic geometry by some of the world's leading mathematicians. Together, these 2016 lectures-which were delivered in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual summer workshops in Alpbach, Austria-provide an introduction to high-level research on three topics: Shimura varieties, hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians, and Faltings height and L-functions. The book consists of notes, written by young researchers, on three sets of lectures or minicourses given at Alpbach. The first course, taught by Peter Scholze, contains his recent results dealing with the local Langlands conjecture. The fundamental question is whether for a given datum there exists a so-called local Shimura variety. In some cases, they exist in the category of rigid analytic spaces; in others, one has to use Scholze's perfectoid spaces. The second course, taught by Umberto Zannier, addresses the famous Pell equation-not in the classical setting but rather with the so-called polynomial Pell equation, where the integers are replaced by polynomials in one variable with complex coefficients, which leads to the study of hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians. The third course, taught by Shou-Wu Zhang, originates in the Chowla-Selberg formula, which was taken up by Gross and Zagier to relate values of the L-function for elliptic curves with the height of Heegner points on the curves. Zhang, X. Yuan, and Wei Zhang prove the Gross-Zagier formula on Shimura curves and verify the Colmez conjecture on average.

Arithmetic and Geometry Ten Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Arithmetic and Geometry Ten Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Author: Gisbert Wustholz Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Arithmetic and Geometry presents highlights of recent work in arithmetic algebraic geometry by some of the world's leading mathematicians. Together, these 2016 lectures-which were delivered in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual summer workshops in Alpbach, Austria-provide an introduction to high-level research on three topics: Shimura varieties, hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians, and Faltings height and L-functions. The book consists of notes, written by young researchers, on three sets of lectures or minicourses given at Alpbach. The first course, taught by Peter Scholze, contains his recent results dealing with the local Langlands conjecture. The fundamental question is whether for a given datum there exists a so-called local Shimura variety. In some cases, they exist in the category of rigid analytic spaces; in others, one has to use Scholze's perfectoid spaces. The second course, taught by Umberto Zannier, addresses the famous Pell equation-not in the classical setting but rather with the so-called polynomial Pell equation, where the integers are replaced by polynomials in one variable with complex coefficients, which leads to the study of hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians. The third course, taught by Shou-Wu Zhang, originates in the Chowla-Selberg formula, which was taken up by Gross and Zagier to relate values of the L-function for elliptic curves with the height of Heegner points on the curves. Zhang, X. Yuan, and Wei Zhang prove the Gross-Zagier formula on Shimura curves and verify the Colmez conjecture on average.

Statistics in Environmental Sciences

Statistics in Environmental Sciences

Author: Valerie David Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Analytic SQL in SQL Server 2014/2016

Analytic SQL in SQL Server 2014/2016

Author: Riadh Ghlala Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Probably Not Future Prediction Using Probability and Statistical Inference

Probably Not Future Prediction Using Probability and Statistical Inference

Author: Lawrence N. Dworsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

A revised edition that explores random numbers, probability, and statistical inference at an introductory mathematical level Written in an engaging and entertaining manner, the revised and updated second edition of Probably Not continues to offer an informative guide to probability and prediction. The expanded second edition contains problem and solution sets. In addition, the book's illustrative examples reveal how we are living in a statistical world, what we can expect, what we really know based upon the information at hand and explains when we only think we know something. The author introduces the principles of probability and explains probability distribution functions. The book covers combined and conditional probabilities and contains a new section on Bayes Theorem and Bayesian Statistics, which features some simple examples including the Presecutor's Paradox, and Bayesian vs. Frequentist thinking about statistics. New to this edition is a chapter on Benford's Law that explores measuring the compliance and financial fraud detection using Benford's Law. This book: Contains relevant mathematics and examples that demonstrate how to use the concepts presented Features a new chapter on Benford's Law that explains why we find Benford's law upheld in so many, but not all, natural situations Presents updated Life insurance tables Contains updates on the Gantt Chart example that further develops the discussion of random events Offers a companion site featuring solutions to the problem sets within the book Written for mathematics and statistics students and professionals, the updated edition of Probably Not: Future Prediction Using Probability and Statistical Inference, Second Edition combines the mathematics of probability with real-world examples. LAWRENCE N. DWORSKY, PhD, is a retired Vice President of the Technical Staff and Director of Motorola's Components Research Laboratory in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. He is the author of Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics Using MATLAB from Wiley.

Maths Progress Support Book 3 Second Edition

Maths Progress Support Book 3 Second Edition

Author: Katherine Pate, Naomi Norman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Maths Progress Support Books are part of the series that develops reasoning, fluency and problem-solving to boost students' confidence at Key Stage 3 and give them the best preparation for progressing to GCSE study. The Support Books provide scaffolding and support on key concepts for each lesson in the Core Textbook, giving students the mathematical foundations they need to progress with confidence. Also available in the series: Core Textbooks that cover the whole KS3 curriculum with a focus on pace, linking topics and building on concepts to develop reasoning, fluency and problem-solving skills Depth Books that deepen students' understanding of key concepts for each Lesson in the Core Textbook Purposeful Practice Books fully aligned to the course and based on cutting-edge approaches such as minimal variation and small steps to help students make the most of practice

An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

Author: Nicholas A. (Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA) Loehr Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

This book contains an introduction to mathematical proofs. The topics appearing in Parts I through VII constitute the standard core material in proofs course. Part VIII develops properties of the real numbers from the ordered field axioms. The book maintains a targeted focus on helping students master key skills needed for later work, as opposed to giving a dry treatment of logic and set theory. A friendly conversational style couples with the necessary level of precision and rigor. The lecture format facilitates a continual cycle of examples, summaries, and review of previous material. Every lecture ends with an immediate review of the main points just covered. Three review lectures give detailed summaries. The essential core material is supplemented by more advanced topics in optional sections. Heavy emphasis is placed on proof templates, creating proof outlines for complex statements based on the logical structure. Many sample proofs are accompanied by annotations. Our coverage of induction is more extensive than some other texts. A careful distinction between the graph of a function and the function itself is made. Key Features: Arranged by fifty one-hour lectures. The lecture format facilitates a continual cycle of examples, summaries, and review of previous material. Parts I and VII cover all the essential topics for a Transition to Advanced Mathematics course. Part VIII offers advanced topics typcially found in an Advanced Calculus course. Heavy emphasis is placed on proof templates, which create proof outlines for complex statements. Induction is covered more than in other texts.

Mathematics and Computation A Theory Revolutionizing Technology and Science

Mathematics and Computation A Theory Revolutionizing Technology and Science

Author: Avi Wigderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2019

An introduction to computational complexity theory, its connections and interactions with mathematics, and its central role in the natural and social sciences, technology, and philosophy Mathematics and Computation provides a broad, conceptual overview of computational complexity theory-the mathematical study of efficient computation. With important practical applications to computer science and industry, computational complexity theory has evolved into a highly interdisciplinary field, with strong links to most mathematical areas and to a growing number of scientific endeavors. Avi Wigderson takes a sweeping survey of complexity theory, emphasizing the field's insights and challenges. He explains the ideas and motivations leading to key models, notions, and results. In particular, he looks at algorithms and complexity, computations and proofs, randomness and interaction, quantum and arithmetic computation, and cryptography and learning, all as parts of a cohesive whole with numerous cross-influences. Wigderson illustrates the immense breadth of the field, its beauty and richness, and its diverse and growing interactions with other areas of mathematics. He ends with a comprehensive look at the theory of computation, its methodology and aspirations, and the unique and fundamental ways in which it has shaped and will further shape science, technology, and society. For further reading, an extensive bibliography is provided for all topics covered. Useful for undergraduates in mathematics and computer science as well as researchers and teachers in the field, Mathematics and Computation brings conceptual clarity to a central and dynamic scientific discipline. * Comprehensive coverage of computational complexity theory * High-level, intuitive exposition * Historical accounts of the evolution and motivations of central concepts and models * A resourceful look at the theory's influence on science, technology, and society * Extensive bibliography

The Customer Catalyst How to Drive Sustainable Business Growth in the Customer Economy

The Customer Catalyst How to Drive Sustainable Business Growth in the Customer Economy

Author: Chris Adlard, Daniel Bausor, Dan Steinman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

How organisations can drive growth in the Customer Economy The Digital Revolution has changed the business landscape in remarkable ways and will continue to do so. Organisations across industries and around the world are being disrupted and digitised at increasing pace - putting far more power in the hands of both customers and end-consumers. The traditional inside-out, functionally-siloed business model, typical of the product and sales-led growth era is over. The Customer Catalyst shows how organisations can put customers truly at the heart of their business and catalyse genuine, sustainable growth. Future business models are no longer about functions - they are beginning to revolve around customers. Customer-led companies will, over time, unpack their static functional activities and transform their structure. Customer advocates already wield massive influence in a customer's buying process, and this is only set to increase. This is already changing the role and nature of business functions and Sales is no longer seen as the only source of growth. The Customer Economy is placing greater demands on businesses and offers greater rewards to the businesses that meet and exceed customer expectations. This invaluable book will enable readers to: Lead their organisations to more profitable and sustainable growth Transform their organisations to become truly customer-centric with the C-change growth engine Explore in-depth stories from leaders of companies such as Zoom, Signify, Starling Bank, Ritz Carlton, Microsoft and Finastra with frank advice and practical steps to achieve success Help their companies adapt to, and profit from, the new realities of the Customer Economy Gain important insights from business leaders on best practice in key customer-centric growth areas The Customer Catalyst shows businesses how to survive the transition to the Customer Economy, transform to align around today's dynamic customer needs, and ultimately, drive sustainable business growth.

Maths Unwrapped The easy way to understand and master mathematics

Maths Unwrapped The easy way to understand and master mathematics

Author: Mattias Ribbing, Per Sundin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Why do so many of us struggle to remember the maths we were taught at school? The answer is that we can successfully memorise things for a short period but we only retain those memories long term if we understand them. Mattias Ribbing is a Grand Master of Memory who will show you how to remember maths through truly understanding it. His methods are simple but will last for life, and unwrap the puzzle of maths forever. The key to confidence with numbers is not remembering complex rules surrounding long division or algebra; it's understanding the critical components of maths and being able to clearly visualise problems and solutions. This illuminating guide to improving your maths provides logical, long-term strategies that will enable you to finally get maths and hold on to that level of confidence thereafter.

Modelling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options

Modelling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options

Author: Robert Jarrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Modelling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, 3rd Edition presents the basics of fixed-income securities in a way that, unlike competitive texts, requires a minimum of prerequisites. While other books focus heavily on institutional details of the bond market, all of which could easily be learned on the job, the third edition of this classic textbook is more focused with presenting a coherent theoretical framework for understanding all basic models. The author's unified approach-the Heath Jarrow Morton model-under which all other models are presented as special cases, enhances understanding of the material. The author's pricing model is widely used in today's securities industry. This new edition offers many updates to align with advances in the research and requires a minimum of prerequisites while presenting the basics of fixed-income securities. Highlights of the Third Edition: Chapters 1-16 completely updated to align with advances in research Thoroughly eliminates out-of-date material while advancing the presentation Includes an ample amount of exercises and examples throughout the text which illustrate key concepts About the author: Robert A. Jarrow is a Ronald P. & Susan E. Lynch Professor of Investment Management and a Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management in Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and wrote for many journals and books, which include Finance Theory and The Economic Foundations of Risk Management. .