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Proceedings of the conference on geometry and topology held at Harvard University, April 27-29, 1990 and sponsored by Lehigh University.
Mathematics is all around us. Often we do not realize it, though. Mathematics Everywhere is a collection of presentations on the role of mathematics in everyday life, through science, technology, and culture. The common theme is the unique position of mathematics as the art of pure thought and at the same time as a universally applicable science. The authors are renowned mathematicians; their presentations cover a wide range of topics. From compact discs to the stock exchange, from computer tomography to traffic routing, from electronic money to climate change, they make the math inside understandable and enjoyable. An additional attractive feature is the leisurely treatment of some hot topics that have gained prominence in recent years, such as Fermat's Theorem, Kepler's packing problem, and the solution of the Poincare Conjecture. Or maybe you have heard about the Nash equilibrium (of A Beautiful Mind fame), or the strange future of quantum computers, and want to know what it is all about? Well, open the book and take an up-to-date trip into the fascinating world of the mathematics all around us. Table of Contents: Prologue: G. von Randow -- Math becomes a cult--description of a hope. Case studies: J. H. van Lint -- The mathematics of the compact disc; H.-O. Peitgen, C. Evertsz, B. Preim, D. Selle, T. Schindewolf, and W. Spindler -- Image processing and imaging for operation planning in liver surgery; R. Borndorfer, M. Grotschel, and A. Lobel -- The quickest path to the goal; B. Fiedler -- Romeo and Juliet, spontaneous pattern formation, and Turing's instability; S. Muller -- Mathematics and intelligent materials; P. Gritzmann -- Discrete tomography: from battleship to nanotechnology; J. Richter-Gebert -- Reflections on reflections. Current topics: W. Schachermayer -- The role of mathematics in the financial markets; A. Beutelspacher -- Electronic money: an impossibility or already a reality?; M. Henk and G. M. Ziegler -- Spheres in the computer--the Kepler conjecture; E. Behrends -- How do quanta compute? The new world of the quantum computer; J. Kramer -- Fermat's Last Theorem--the solution of a 300-year-old problem; K. Sigmund -- A short history of the Nash equilibrium; R. Klein -- Mathematics in the climate of global change. The central theme: M. Aigner -- Prime numbers, secret codes and the boundaries of computability; E. Vogt -- The mathematics of knots; D. Ferus -- On soap bubbles; K. Ecker -- Heat diffusion, the structure of space and the Poincare Conjecture; E. Behrends -- Chance and mathematics: a late love. Epilogue: P. J. Davis -- The prospects for mathematics in a multi-media civilization.
Geometric flows are non-linear parabolic differential equations which describe the evolution of geometric structures. Inspired by Hamilton's Ricci flow, the field of geometric flows has seen tremendous progress in the past 25 years and yields important applications to geometry, topology, physics, nonlinear analysis, and so on. Of course, the most spectacular development is Hamilton's theory of Ricci flow and its application to three-manifold topology, including the Hamilton-Perelman proof of the Poincare conjecture. This twelfth volume of the annual Surveys in Differential Geometry examines recent developments on a number of geometric flows and related subjects, such as Hamilton's Ricci flow, formation of singularities in the mean curvature flow, the Kahler-Ricci flow, and Yau's uniformization conjecture.
Students of mathematics learn best when taught by a teacher with a deep and conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics. In Mathematical Models for Teaching, Ann Kajander and Tom Boland argue that teachers must be equipped with a knowledge of mathematics for teaching, which is grounded in modelling, reasoning, and problem-based learning. A comprehensive exploration of models and concepts, this book promotes an understanding of the material that goes beyond memorization and recitation, which begins with effective teaching. This vital resource is divided into 15 chapters, each of which addresses a specific mathematical concept. Focusing on areas that have been identified as problematic for teachers and students, Mathematical Models for Teaching equips teachers with a different type of mathematical understanding-one that supports and encourages student development.Features: grounded in the most current research about teachers' learning contains cross-chapter connections that identify common ideas includes chapter concluding discussion questions that encourage critical thinking incorporates figures and diagrams that simplify and solidify important mathematical concepts offers further reading suggestions for instructors seeking additional information
An exploration of the interrelated fields of design of experiments and sequential analysis with emphasis on the nature of theoretical statistics and how this relates to the philosophy and practice of statistics.
The new edition of a favourite which introduces and develops some of the important and beautiful elementary mathematics needed for rational analysis of various gambling and game activities. Most of the standard casino games (roulette, craps, blackjack, keno), some social games (backgammon, poker, bridge) and various other activities (state lotteries, horse racing) are treated in ways that bring out their mathematical aspects. The mathematics developed ranges from the predictable concepts of probability, expectation, and binomial coefficients to some less well-known ideas of elementary game theory. The second edition includes new material on: * Sports betting and the mathematics behind it * Game theory applied to bluffing in poker and related to the 'Texas Holdem phenomenon' * The Nash equilibrium concept and its emergence in popular culture * Internet links to games and Java applets for practice and classroom use. Game-related exercises are included and solutions to some appear at the end of the book.
This self-contained treatment of measure and integration begins with a brief review of the Riemann integral and proceeds to a construction of Lebesgue measure on the real line. From there the reader is led to the general notion of measure, to the construction of the Lebesgue integral on a measure space, and to the major limit theorems, such as the Monotone and Dominated Convergence Theorems. The treatment proceeds to $L^p$ spaces, normed linear spaces that are shown to be complete (i.e., Banach spaces) due to the limit theorems. Particular attention is paid to $L^2$ spaces as Hilbert spaces, with a useful geometrical structure. Having gotten quickly to the heart of the matter, the text proceeds to broaden its scope.There are further constructions of measures, including Lebesgue measure on $n$-dimensional Euclidean space. There are also discussions of surface measure, and more generally of Riemannian manifolds and the measures they inherit, and an appendix on the integration of differential forms. Further geometric aspects are explored in a chapter on Hausdorff measure. The text also treats probabilistic concepts, in chapters on ergodic theory, probability spaces and random variables, Wiener measure and Brownian motion, and martingales. This text will prepare graduate students for more advanced studies in functional analysis, harmonic analysis, stochastic analysis, and geometric measure theory.
This book gives the first systematic exposition of geometric analysis on Riemannian symmetric spaces and its relationship to the representation theory of Lie groups. The book starts with modern integral geometry for double fibrations and treats several examples in detail. After discussing the theory of Radon transforms and Fourier transforms on symmetric spaces, inversion formulas, and range theorems, Helgason examines applications to invariant differential equations on symmetric spaces, existence theorems, and explicit solution formulas, particularly potential theory and wave equations.The canonical multitemporal wave equation on a symmetric space is included. The book concludes with a chapter on eigenspace representations - that is, representations on solution spaces of invariant differential equations. Known for his high-quality expositions, Helgason received the 1988 Steele Prize for his earlier books Differential Geometry , Lie Groups and Symmetric Spaces and Groups and Geometric Analysis . Containing exercises (with solutions) and references to further results, this revised edition would be suitable for advanced graduate courses in modern integral geometry, analysis on Lie groups, and representation theory of Lie groups.
This book represents a collection of carefully selected geometry problems designed for passionate geometers and students preparing for the IMO. Assuming the theory and the techniques presented in the first two geometry books published by XYZ Press, 106 Geometry Problems from the AwesomeMath Summer Program and 107 Problems from the AwesomeMath Year-Round Program, this book presents a multitude of beautiful synthetic solutions that are meant to give a sense of how one should think about difficult geometry problems. On average, each problem comes with at least two such solutions and with additional remarks about the underlying configuration.
Addresses the construction, analysis, and intepretation of mathematical models that shed light on significant problems in the physical sciences. The authors' case studies approach leads to excitement in teaching realistic problems. The exercises reinforce, test and extend the reader's understanding. This reprint volume may be used as an upper level undergraduate or graduate textbook as well as a reference for researchers working on fluid mechanics, elasticity, perturbation methods, dimensional analysis, numerical analysis, continuum mechanics and differential equations.
How teachers react to wrong answers and mistakes makes all the difference in mathematics class. The response can determine whether a student tunes out or delves in. In this comprehensive sequel to Making Number Talks Matter, Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys explore more deeply the ways Number Talks can transform student understanding of mathematics. Through vignettes and videos, you'll meet teachers who are learning to listen closely to students and prompting them to figure things out for themselves. You'll learn how they make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing and deepening the conversation. Personal and accessible, this book highlights: the kinds of questions that elicit deeper thinking; ways to navigate tricky, problematic, or just plain hard exchanges in the classroom; how to more effectively use wait time during Number Talks; the importance of creating a safe learning environment; and how to nudge students to think more flexibly without directing their thinking. This book offers a rich assortment of ideas to help make Number Talks even more vibrant and meaningful for you and your students.