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Take a journey through the fascinating story of fractions, numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the complex world we live in. Continuing the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics to chart the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains some of the most complex and fascinating mathematical subjects. Delve into everything from the mathematical ideas and inventions of the ancient world such as the first number systems, magic squares, and the Chinese abacus, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of group theory and cryptography more recently. This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics will have something for everybody- for those interested in the maths behind world economies, secret spies, modern technology and plenty more, taking readers around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park. Tracing maths through the Scientific Revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, casual readers and students alike.
Chaos and Dynamical Systems presents an accessible, clear introduction to dynamical systems and chaos theory, important and exciting areas that have shaped many scientific fields. While the rules governing dynamical systems are well-specified and simple, the behavior of many dynamical systems is remarkably complex. Of particular note, simple deterministic dynamical systems produce output that appears random and for which long-term prediction is impossible. Using little math beyond basic algebra, David Feldman gives readers a grounded, concrete, and concise overview. In initial chapters, Feldman introduces iterated functions and differential equations. He then surveys the key concepts and results to emerge from dynamical systems: chaos and the butterfly effect, deterministic randomness, bifurcations, universality, phase space, and strange attractors. Throughout, Feldman examines possible scientific implications of these phenomena for the study of complex systems, highlighting the relationships between simplicity and complexity, order and disorder. Filling the gap between popular accounts of dynamical systems and chaos and textbooks aimed at physicists and mathematicians, Chaos and Dynamical Systems will be highly useful not only to students at the undergraduate and advanced levels, but also to researchers in the natural, social, and biological sciences.
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
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
Maths Progress Depth 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 Depth Books provide scaffolding and support on key concepts for each lesson in the Core Textbook so students can explore key concepts to their fullest. 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 Support Books that provide scaffolding and support on key concepts for each unit 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.
Maths Progress (Second Edition) Core Textbook 2 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. Purposefully updated based on feedback from thousands of teachers and students, as well as academic research and impact studies Built on a well-paced, structured core curriculum and established pedagogy you can use with your whole cohort Shown to help KS3 students master maths with confidence with a UK-specific approach that draws upon global best practices and cutting-edge research Tried-and-tested differentiation with a unique unit structure and 'Support' and 'Depth' books to support every student's progress Even more key skills-building support, problem-solving, and meaningful practice to consolidate learning, deepen understanding and build connections across topics Bolsters progression to GCSE with updated questions that reflect the latest assessments and a format that seamlessly aligns with our GCSE Maths courses Also available in the series: Support Books that provide scaffolding and support on key concepts for each unit in the Core Textbook Depth Books that deepen students' understanding of key concepts for each unit 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.
The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program began twenty years ago to provide support for women entering doctoral programs in the mathematical sciences. With a steadfast commitment to diversity among participants, faculty, and staff, EDGE initially alternated between Bryn Mawr and Spelman Colleges. In later years, EDGE has been hosted on campuses around the nation and expanded to offer support for women throughout their graduate school and professional careers. The refereed papers in A Celebration of the EDGE Program's Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond range from short memoirs, to pedagogical studies, to current mathematics research. All papers are written by former EDGE participants, mentors, instructors, directors, and others connected to EDGE. Together, these papers offer compelling testimony that EDGE has produced a diverse new generation of leaders in the mathematics community. This volume contains technical and non-technical works, and it is intended for a far-reaching audience, including mathematicians, mathematics teachers, diversity officers, university administrators, government employees writing educational or science policy, and mathematics students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. By highlighting the scope of the work done by those supported by EDGE, the volume offers strong evidence of the American Mathematical Society's recognition that EDGE is a program that makes a difference. This volume offers unique testimony that a 20-year old summer program has expanded its reach beyond the summer experience to produce a diverse new generation of women leaders, nearly half of whom are underrepresented women. While some books with a women-in-math theme focus only on one topic such as research or work-life balance, this book's broad scope includes papers on mathematics research, teaching, outreach, and career paths.
Nonlinear Estimation: Methods and Applications with Deterministic Sample Points focusses on a comprehensive treatment of deterministic sample point filters (also called Gaussian filters) and their variants for nonlinear estimation problems, for which no closed-form solution is available in general. Gaussian filters are becoming popular with the designers due to their ease of implementation and real time execution even on inexpensive or legacy hardware. The main purpose of the book is to educate the reader about a variety of available nonlinear estimation methods so that the reader can choose the right method for a real life problem, adapt or modify it where necessary and implement it. The book can also serve as a core graduate text for a course on state estimation. The book starts from the basic conceptual solution of a nonlinear estimation problem and provides an in depth coverage of (i) various Gaussian filters such as the unscented Kalman filter, cubature and quadrature based filters, Gauss-Hermite filter and their variants and (ii) Gaussian sum filter, in both discrete and continuous-discrete domain. Further, a brief description of filters for randomly delayed measurement and two case-studies are also included. Features: The book covers all the important Gaussian filters, including filters with randomly delayed measurements. Numerical simulation examples with detailed matlab code are provided for most algorithms so that beginners can verify their understanding. Two real world case studies are included: (i) underwater passive target tracking, (ii) ballistic target tracking. The style of writing is suitable for engineers and scientists. The material of the book is presented with the emphasis on key ideas, underlying assumptions, algorithms, and properties. The book combines rigorous mathematical treatment with matlab code, algorithm listings, flow charts and detailed case studies to deepen understanding.