Baron-Forness Library: Math / Computer ScienceDepartmental Acquisitions: 0-1
http://www.yoursite.com/http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=48011197 things every programmer should know : . collective wisdom from the experts / . edited by Kevlin Henney.Description: 97 short and extremely useful programming tips from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry, including Uncle Bob Martin, Scott Meyers, Dan North, Linda Rising, Udi Dahan, Neal Ford, and many more. They encourage you to stretch yourself by learning new languages, looking at problems in new ways, following specific practices, taking responsibility for your work, and becoming as good at the entire craft of programming as you possibly can.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480111http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488101Actionscript for multiplayer games and virtual worlds : . learn multi-user interaction concepts from the experts / . Jobe Makar.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488101http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503273Advanced engineering mathematics / . . K.A. Stroud ; with additions by Dexter J. Booth.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503273http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488234Algorithms and parallel computing / . . Fayez Gebali.Description: "There is a software gap between the hardware potential and the performance that can be attained using today's software parallel program development tools. The tools need manual intervention by the programmer to parallelize the code. Programming a parallel computer requires closely studying the target algorithm or application, more so than in the traditional sequential programming we have all learned. The programmer must be aware of the communication and data dependencies of the algorithm or application. This book provides the techniques to explore the possible ways to program a parallel computer for a given application"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488234http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552094Algorithms / . . Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552094http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489930Always on : . how the iPhone unlocked the anything - anytime - anywhere future--and locked us in / . Brian X. Chen.Description: Looks at the social implications of having all of one's technology in a single device and the notion of being plugged into information and socially available all the time.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489930http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490382America the vulnerable : . inside the new threat matrix of digital espionage, crime, and warfare / . Joel Brenner.Description: A former top-level national Security Agency insider evaluates pressing threats in digital security, revealing how operatives from hostile nations have infiltrated power, banking, and military systems to steal information and sabotage defense mechanisms.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490382http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476980The Art and craft of mathematical problem solving . . Paul Zeitz.Description: Presents 24 lectures (each about 30 minutes long) by Paul Zeitz, Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco and author of The art and craft of problem solving.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476980http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476013The art of game design : . a book of lenses / . Jesse Schell.Description: "Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476013http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546874The art of R programming : . tour of statistical software design / . by Norman Matloff.Description: A guide to software development using the R programming language covers such topics as closures, recursion, anonymous functions, and debugging techniques.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546874http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498931Beginning 3D game development with Unity : . the world's most widely used multi-platform game engine / . Sue Blackman.Description: The text introduces key game production concepts and teaches the basic scripting skills to be used with Unity. It also shows how to create casual interactive adventure games in the style of Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island, thus giving the reader a foundation in game logic and design.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498931http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=511455Beginning C++ through game programming / . . Michael Dawson.Description: Describes the basics of computer game programming with C++, covering such topics as variables, loops, arrays, references, pointers, and polymorphism.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=511455http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488100Bright boys / . . Tom Green.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488100http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=456472Bubbles, jaws, moose tests, and more . the wonderful world of numerical simulation / . Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Ralf-Peter Mundani, Anton Christian Frank.Description: Provides visual representations of mathematical models in mathematics, informatics, physics, engineering, and medicine.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=456472http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488099Circle in a box / . . Sam Vandervelde.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488099http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478296Classical Fourier analysis / . . by Loukas Grafakos.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478296http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488098Cloud computing : . principles and paradigms / . edited by Rajkumar Buyya, James Broberg, Andrzej Goscinski.Description: "The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students. This area of research is relatively recent, and as such has no existing reference book that addresses it. This book will be a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and is expected to be of increasing interest to commercial developers. The book is targeted for professional computer science developers and graduate students especially at Masters level. As Cloud Computing is recognized as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years, its knowledge will help position our readers at the forefront of the field"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488098http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507162Cloud computing : . web-based dynamic IT services / . Christian Baun ... [et al.].Description: Cloud computing is a buzz-word in today's information technology (IT) that nobody can escape. But what is really behind it? There are many interpretations of this term, but no standardized or even uniform definition. Instead, as a result of the multi-faceted viewpoints and the diverse interests expressed by the various stakeholders, cloud computing is perceived as a rather fuzzy concept. With this book, the authors deliver an overview of cloud computing architecture, services, and applications.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507162http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491107Cluster computing for robotics and computer vision / . . Damian M. Lyons.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491107http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488097Computational partial differential equations : . numerical methods and Diffpack programming / . Hans Petter Langtangen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488097http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488096Computational science / . . D. Kiryanov and E. Kiryanova.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488096http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480109The computer boys take over : . computers, programmers, and the politics of technical expertise / . Nathan Ensmenger.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480109http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491152Computer network security and cyber ethics / . . Joseph Migga Kizza.Description: "Focuses on security issues, increasing awareness of the magnitude of cyber vandalism, and the ways to protect ourselves and our society, how cyber attacks are committed, and what efforts are being undertaken to prevent further acts from occurring. This updated edition explores security issues in social networks and the changing business information security landscape in detail"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491152http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480110Computers and programming / . . Lisa McCoy.Description: Computer systems design and related services are predicted to be among the fastest-growing industries in the years to come, and qualified people will be indispensable in an ever-expanding array of fields.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480110http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544346Cracking the coding interview : . 150 programming interview questions and solutions / . Gayle Laakmann McDowell.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544346http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489928Crafting by concepts : . fiber arts and mathematics / . edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Carolyn Yackel.Description: A colorful and varied collection of fiber art project instructions and mathematical explorations.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489928http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491151Crashes, crises, and calamities : . how we can use science to read the early-warning signs / . Len Fisher.Description: Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, the author offers four fundamental tools that scientists and engineers use to forecast the likelihood of sudden change: stability, catastrophe, complexity, and game theories.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491151http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488095Crocheting adventures with hyperbolic planes / . . Daina Taimi÷na.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488095http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489927Cyber warfare : . techniques, tactics and tools for security practitioners / . Jason Andress, Steve Winterfeld ; Russ Rogers, technical editor ; foreword by Stephen Northcutt.Description: Overview: Cyber Warfare explores the battlefields, participants and the tools and techniques used during today's digital conflicts. The concepts discussed in this book will give those involved in information security at all levels a better idea of how cyber conflicts are carried out now, how they will change in the future and how to detect and defend against espionage, hacktivism, insider threats and non-state actors like organized criminals and terrorists. Every one of our systems is under attack from multiple vectors-our defenses must be ready all the time and our alert systems must detect the threats every time. Provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend your network against malicious attacks; Dives deeply into relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view; Details the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489927http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488094A decade of the Berkeley Math Circle : . the American experience / . Zvezdelina Stankova, Tom Rike, editors.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488094http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478710The developer's guide to debugging / . . Thorsten Grèotker ... [et al.].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478710http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508372Digital assassination : . protecting your reputation,brand, or business against online attacks. . Description: "Two leading reputation experts reveal how the internet is being used to destroy brands, reputations and even lives, and how to fight back. From false Wikipedia entries, to fake YouTube videos, to Facebook lynch mobs, everyone from CEOs to fashion models, journalists to politicians, restaurateurs to doctors, is open to character assassination in the burgeoning realm of digital media. Two top media experts recount vivid tales of character attacks, provide specific advice on how to counter them, and how to turn the tables on the attackers. Having spent decades preparing for and coping with these issues, Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis share their secrets on dealing with problems at the top of today's news. Torrenzano and Davis also take a step back to look at how the past might inform our future thinking about character assassination, from the slander wars between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to predictions on what the end of privacy will mean for civilization"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508372http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498926Discrete and computational geometry / . . Satyan L. Devadoss and Joseph O'Rourke.Description: Discrete geometry is a relatively new development in pure mathematics, while computational geometry is an emerging area in applications-driven computer science. Discrete and Computational Geometry offers an introduction to this cutting-edge frontier of mathematics and computer science.--[book cover]http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498926http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507163Discrete mathematics / . . Jean Gallier.Description: Summary: This books gives an introduction to discrete mathematics for beginning undergraduates. One of original features of this book is that it begins with a presentation of the rules of logic as used in mathematics. Many examples of formal and informal proofs are given. With this logical framework firmly in place, the book describes the major axioms of set theory and introduces the natural numbers. The rest of the book is more standard. It deals with functions and relations, directed and undirected graphs, and an introduction to combinatorics. There is a section on public key cryptography and RSA, with complete proofs of Fermat's little theorem and the correctness of the RSA scheme, as well as explicit algorithms to perform modular arithmetic. The last chapter provides more graph theory. Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles are discussed. Then, we study flows and tensions and state and prove the max flow min-cut theorem. We also discuss matchings, covering, bipartite graphs.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507163http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476547Duel at dawn : . heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics / . Amir Alexander.Description: In this strikingly original book that takes readers from Paris to St. Petersburg, Norway to Transylvania, Alexander introduces those national heroes and outcasts, innocents, swindlers, and martyrs who were also the uncommonly gifted creators of modern mathematics.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476547http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488093Elegant chaos : . algebraically simple chaotic flows / . Julien Clinton Sprott.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488093http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478295Elementary cryptanalysis : . a mathematical approach / . Abraham Sinkov.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478295http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513862Elementary number theory and its applications / . . Kenneth H. Rosen.Description: This text blends classical theory with modern applications and is notable for its comprehensive exercise sets.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513862http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513861Elementary number theory / . . David M. Burton.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513861http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478294Emblems of mind : . the inner life of music and mathematics / . Edward Rothstein.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478294http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=453733Emerging topics in computer vision / . . [edited by] Gâerard Medioni, Sing Bing Kang.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=453733http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498896Emmy Noether's wonderful theorem / . . Dwight E. Neuenschwander.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498896http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478293An episodic history of mathematics : . mathematical culture through problem solving / . Steven G. Krantz.Description: "An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing - getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."--Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478293http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478292Euler at 300 : . an appreciation / . edited by Robert E. Bradley, Lawrence A. D'Antonio and C. Edward Sandifer.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478292http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478291Excursions in classical analysis : . pathways to advanced problem solving and undergraduate research / . Hongwei Chen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478291http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507164Expeditions in mathematics / . . edited by Tatiana Shubin, David Hayes, and Gerald Alexanderson.Description: Collection of lectures, aimed at high school students and presented by prominent mathematicians as part of the Bay Area Mathematical Adventures program.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507164http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503277Fascinating mathematical people : . interviews and memoirs / . Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson, editors ; with a foreword by Philip J. Davis.Description: Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured here--in their own words--are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503277http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491150Final Jeopardy : . man vs. machine and the quest to know everything / . Stephen Baker.Description: Researchers at IBM launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that could compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. The machine faced off in a high-ratings match against two former champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Journalist Stephen Baker carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters--and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It was a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since the chess-playing computer Deep Blue bested the world's reigning grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. And Watson needed to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant Web page--it had to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment.--Adapted from publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491150http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478290Finite precision number systems and arithmetic / . . Peter Kornerup, David W. Matula.Description: "Fundamental arithmetic operations support virtually all of the engineering, scientific, and financial computations required for practical applications, from cryptography, to financial planning, to rocket science. This comprehensive reference provides researchers with the thorough understanding of number representations that is a necessary foundation for designing efficient arithmetic algorithms. Using the elementary foundations of radix number systems as a basis for arithmetic, the authors develop and compare alternative algorithms for the fundamental operations of addition, multiplication, division, and square root with precisely defined roundings. Various finite precision number systems are investigated, with the focus on comparative analysis of practically efficient algorithms for closed arithmetic operations over these systems. Each chapter begins with an introduction to its contents and ends with bibliographic notes and an extensive bibliography. The book may also be used for graduate teaching: problems and exercises are scattered throughout the text and a solutions manual is available for instructors"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478290http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541505Firewall design and analysis / . . Alex X. Liu.Description: "This unique book represents the first rigorous and comprehensive study of firewall policy design and analysis. Firewalls are the most critical and widely deployed intrusion prevention systems. Designing new firewall policies and analyzing existing firewall policies have been difficult and error-prone. This book presents scientifically sound and practically useful methods for designing and analyzing firewall policies. This book is useful to a variety of readers. First, it can be used as a handbook for network/firewall administrators and network security professionals. Second, it can be used as an advanced textbook for graduate students and senior undergraduate students in computer science and engineering. Third, it is also suitable for non-experts in network security who wish to understand more about firewalls. The presentation of the book is detailed enough to capture the interest of curious readers, and complete enough to provide the necessary background material needed to delve further into the subject of firewalls and network security."--Cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541505http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480108Flatland / . . by Edwin A. Abbott ; an edition with notes and commentary by William F. Lindgren, Thomas F. Banchoff.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480108http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503278Folding techniques for designers : . from sheet to form / . Paul Jackson.Description: This unique, practical handbook explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding, and crumpling. It covers more than 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503278http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=453734Foundations of multithreaded, parallel, and distributed programming / . . Gregory R. Andrews.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=453734http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488092Fundamentals of math and physics for game programmers / . . Wendy Stahler.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488092http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507165Gaming matters : . art, science, magic, and the computer game medium / . Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507165http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478289Geometric folding algorithms : . linkages, origami, polyhedra / . Erik D. Demaine, Joseph O'Rourke.Description: Folding and unfolding problems have been implicit since Albrecht Dèurer in the early 1500s, but have only recently been studied in the mathematical literature. Emphasising algorithmic or computational aspects, this treatment of the geometry of folding and unfolding presents over 60 unsolved 'open problems' to spur further research.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478289http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478288Geometry : . Euclid and beyond / . Robin Hartshorne.Description: "This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, geometrical constructions and finite field extensions, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra. The text is intended for junior- to senior-level mathematics majors." -- Book cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478288http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498923Graph algorithms / . . Shimon Even.Description: "Shimon Even's Graph Algorithms, published in 1979, was a seminal introductory book on algorithms read by everyone engaged in the field. This thoroughly revised second edition, with a foreword by Richard M. Karp and notes by Andrew V. Goldberg, continues the exceptional presentation from the first edition and explains algorithms in a formal but simple language with a direct and intuitive presentation. The book begins by covering basic material, including graphs and shortest paths, trees, depth-first-search, and breadth-first search. The main part of the book is devoted to network flows and applications of network flows, and it ends with chapters on planar graphs and testing graph planarity"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498923http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489925Grids, clouds and virtualization / . . Massimo Cafaro, Giovanni Aloisio, editors.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489925http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478287Group theory : . a physicist's survey / . Pierre Ramond.Description: "Group theory has long been an important computational tool for physicists, but with the advent of the Standard Model it has become a powerful conceptual tool as well. This book introduces physicists to many of the fascinating mathematical aspects of group theory, and mathematicians to its physics applications." "Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the main aspects of both finite and continuous group theory, with an emphasis on applications to fundamental physics. Finite groups are extensively discussed, highlighting their irreducible representations and invariants. Lie algebras, and to a lesser extent Kac-Moody algebras, are treated in detail, including Dynkin diagrams. Special emphasis is given to their representations and embeddings. The group theory underlying the Standard Model is discussed, along with its importance in model building. Applications of group theory to the classification of elementary particles are treated in detail."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478287http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488091Handbook of computational group theory / . . Derek F. Holt, Bettina Eick, Eamonn A. O'Brien.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488091http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476546Handbook of electronic security and digital forensics / . . edited by Hamid Jahankhani ... [et al.].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476546http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488090Handbook of mathematical induction : . theory and applications / . David S. Gunderson.Description: "Handbook of Mathematical Induction: Theory and Applications shows how to find and write proofs via mathematical induction. This comprehensive book covers the theory, the structure of the written proof, all standard exercises, and hundreds of application examples from nearly every area of mathematics. In the first part of the book, the author discusses different inductive techniques, including well-ordered sets, basic mathematical induction, strong induction, double induction, infinite descent, downward induction, and several variants. He then introduces ordinals and cardinals, transfinite induction, the axiom of choice, Zorn's lemma, empirical induction, and fallacies and induction. He also explains how to write inductive proofs. The next part contains more than 750 exercises that highlight the levels of difficulty of an inductive proof, the variety of inductive techniques available, and the scope of results provable by mathematical induction. Each self-contained chapter in this section includes the necessary definitions, theory, and notation and covers a range of theorems and problems, from fundamental to very specialized. The final part presents either solutions or hints to the exercises. Slightly longer than what is found in most texts, these solutions provide complete details for every step of the problem-solving process."--Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488090http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478286Handbook of pattern recognition and computer vision / . . editor, C.H. Chen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478286http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478285Here's looking at Euclid : . a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math / . Alex Bellos.Description: Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478285http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=509173Hidden harmonies : . the lives and times of the pythagorean theorem / . Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan ; illustrations by Ellen Kaplan.Description: A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, who trace the life of the Pythagorean theorem from ancient Babylon to the present, visiting along the way Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, President James Garfield, and the Freemasons--not to mention the elusive Pythagoras himself. Why does this theorem have more than two hundred proofs--or is it four thousand? And it has even more applications than proofs: Ancient Egyptians used it for surveying, and today astronomers call on it to measure the distance between stars. It works not just in two dimensions, but any number you like, up to infinity. And perhaps most intriguing of all, it opened the door to the world of irrational numbers.--From publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=509173http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488089A historian looks back : . the calculus as algebra and selected writings / . by Judith V. Grabiner.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488089http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489924Histories of computing / . . by Michael Sean Mahoney ; edited and with an introduction by Thomas Haigh.Description: Thirteen of Mahoney's essays and papers covering historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489924http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488088Honors calculus / . . Charles R. MacCluer.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488088http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498913How to fold it : . the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra / . Joseph O'Rourke.Description: "What do proteins and pop-up cards have in common? How is opening a grocery bag different from opening a gift box? How can you cut out the letters for a whole word all at once with one straight scissors cut? How many ways are there to flatten a cube? With the help of 200 colour figures, author Joseph O'Rourke explains these fascinating folding problems starting from high school algebra and geometry and introducing more advanced concepts in tangible contexts as they arise. He shows how variations on these basic problems lead directly to the frontiers of current mathematical research and offers ten accessible unsolved problems for the enterprising reader. Before tackling these, you can test your skills on fifty exercises with complete solutions. The book's website, http://www.howtofoldit.org, has dynamic animations of many of the foldings and downloadable templates for readers to fold or cut out"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498913http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488087How to read historical mathematics / . . Benjamin Wardhaugh.Description: "Writings by early mathematicians feature language and notations that are quite different from what we're familiar with today. Sourcebooks on the history of mathematics provide some guidance, but what has been lacking is a guide tailored to the needs of readers approaching these writings for the first time. How to Read Historical Mathematics fills this gap by introducing readers to the analytical questions historians ask when deciphering historical texts." "Sampling actual writings from the history of mathematics, Benjamin Wardhaugh reveals the questions that will unlock the meaning and significance of a given text - Who wrote it, why, and for whom? What was its author's intended meaning? How did it reach its present form? Is it original or a translation? Why is it important today? Wardhaugh teaches readers to think about what the original text might have looked like, to consider where and when it was written, and to formulate questions of their own. Readers pick up new skills with each chapter, and gain the confidence and analytical sophistication needed to tackle virtually any text in the history of mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488087http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507166Icons of mathematics : . an exploration of twenty key images / . Claudi Alsina, Roger B. Nelsen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507166http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489923Idea man : . a memoir by the cofounder of Microsoft / . Paul Allen.Description: In this long-awaited memoir, Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors--both the triumphs and the failures--and his compelling vision for the future.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489923http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478284Interactive data visualization : . foundations, techniques, and applications / . Matthew Ward, Georges Grinstein, Daniel Keim.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478284http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478283Introduction to digital signal processing : . computer musically speaking / . Tae Hong Park.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478283http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488086Introduction to modern number theory : . fundamental problems, ideas and theories / . Yuri Ivanovic Manin, Alexei A. Panchishkin.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488086http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476199Introduction to numerical analysis / . . J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch ; translated by R. Bartels, W. Gautschi, and C. Witzgall.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476199http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488084An introduction to parallel programming / . . Peter S. Pacheco.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488084http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478282Introduction to tensor products of Banach spaces / . . Raymond A. Ryan.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478282http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478281Invitation to complex analysis / . . Ralph P. Boas.Description: "This book, whose first edition was written by Ralph P. Boas and published by Random House in 1987, reveals both the power of complex analysis as a tool for applications and the intrinsic beauty of the subject as a fundamental part of pure mathematics. This revised edition by the author's son, Harold P. Boas, himself an award-winning mathematical expositor, is an ideal choice for a first course in complex analysis, as a classroom text, and for independent study. Distilling the subject into a lucid, engaging, rigorous account of the subject, the authors go beyond the standard material of power series, Cauchy's theorem, residues, conformal mapping, and harmonic functions. Included are accessible discussions of less well-known but intriguing topics ranging from Landau's notation and overconvergent series to the Phragmen-Lindelof theorems. Nearly 70 exercises, with detailed solutions, serve as models for students, and supplementary exercises provide even more material for the classroom."--Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478281http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498908An invitation to mathematics : . from competitions to research / . Dierk Schleicher, Malte Lackmann, editors.Description: "This Invitation to mathematics consists of 14 contributions, many by the world's leading mathematicians, which introduce the readers to exciting aspects of current mathematical research. They are written for interested students who know high school mathematics and perhaps competition mathematics and who want to find out what research mathematics is about -- as well as for teachers, advanced students and professional mathematicians who would like to learn about exciting aspects of mathematics outside of their own work or specialization."--Back cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498908http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546879Java programming 24-hour trainer / . . Yakov Fain.Description: Covers the concepts, terms, and programming practices of Java to create Web applications.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546879http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488235Kiselev's geometry. . . by A.P. Kiselev ; adapted from Russian by Alexander Givental.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488235http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503294Learning XNA 4.0 / . . Aaron Reed.Description: Provides information on using Microsoft XNA to create games for the PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503294http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478280Lectures on surfaces : . (almost) everything you wanted to know about them / . Anatole Katok, Vaughn Climenhaga.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478280http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491149Loving + hating mathematics : . challenging the myths of mathematical life / . Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner.Description: "Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotions--and inspire more love and hatred--than mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math."--Overview.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491149http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488083Making mathematics with needlework : . ten papers and ten projects / . edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Carolyn Yackel.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488083http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491148The man of numbers : . Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution / . Keith Devlin.Description: "The untold story of Leonardo of Pisa, the medieval mathematician who introduced Arabic numbers to the West and helped launch the modern era."--P. [2] of dust jacket.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491148http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478279The man who invented the computer : . the biography of John Atanasoff, digital pioneer / . Jane Smiley.Description: One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois-Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, combined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine that would make his life easier. Then he went back and built the machine. It worked, but he never patented the device, and the developers of the far-better-known ENIAC almost certainly stole critical ideas from him. But in 1973 a court declared that the patent on that Sperry Rand device was invalid, opening the gates to the computer revolution. Biographer Jane Smiley makes the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real-life techno-thriller.--From publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478279http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488082The manga guide to calculus / . . Hiroyuki Kojima, [illustrator] Shin Togami, Becom Co., Ltd.Description: "In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor)."--Back cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488082http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488081The Manga guide to databases / . . Mana Takahashi, Shoko Azuma, Trend-pro Co., LTD.Description: "Princess Ruruna and Cain Have a Problem: Their Fruit-Selling Empire is a Tangle of Conflicting and Duplicated Data, and Sorting the Melons from the Apples and Strawberries is Causing Real Difficulties. But What Can They Do?" "Why, Build a Relational Database of Course, With the Help of Tico, the Magical Database Fairy. Follow Along in the Manga Guide to Databases as Tico Teaches Ruruna and Cain How to Build a Database to Manage Their Kingdom's Sales, Merchandise, and Exports. You'll Learn How Databases Work and the Meaning of Terms Like Schemas, Keys, Normalization, and Transactions."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488081http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478278Math and music : . harmonious connections / . Trudi Hammel Garland and Charity Vaughan Kahn.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478278http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478277The math behind the music / . . Leon Harkleroad.Description: "Mathematics has been used for centuries to describe, analyze, and create music. In this book, Leon Harkleroad explores the math related aspects of music from its acoustical bases to compositional techniques to music criticism, touching on - overtones, scales, and tuning systems - the musical dice game attributed to Mozart and Haydn - the several-hundred-year-old style of bell-playing known as ringing the changes - the twelve-tone school of composition that strongly influenced music throughout the 20th century and many other topics involving mathematical ideas from probability theory to Fourier series to group theory. He also relates some cautionary tales of misguided attempts to mix music and mathematics. Both the mathematical and the musical concepts are described in an elementary way, making the book accessible to general readers as well as to mathematicians and musicians of all levels. The book is accompanied by an audio CD of musical examples."--Publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478277http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476545The math book : . from Pythagoras to the 57th dimension, 250 milestones in the history of mathematics / . Clifford A. Pickover.Description: Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. --from publisher descriptionhttp://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476545http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508352Math girls / . . Hiroshi Yuki ; translated by Tony Gonzalez.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508352http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491147Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the internet / . . Fabrizio Luccio, Linda Pagli, with Graham Steel.Description: "This book introduces the vast wealth of mathematical concepts and methods on which the Internet depends. It illustrates mathematical and algorithmic methods with examples from various fields to show the universality of the concepts presented. The authors provide complete discussions of sequences, exponential growth, algorithms and complexity, randomness, graphs and networks, search engines, parallel and distributed computation, and cryptography. They also address cutting-edge topics, such as game theory, and include a short encyclopedic dictionary of terms related to the Internet"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491147http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498911A mathematical look at politics / . . E. Arthur Robinson, Daniel Ullman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498911http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552110Mathematical modeling in economics, ecology, and environment / . . Natali Hritonenko and Yuri Yatsenko.Description: Updated to textbook form by popular demand, this second edition discusses diverse mathematical models used in economics, ecology, and the environmental sciences with emphasis on control and optimization. It is intended for graduate and upper-undergraduate course use, however, applied mathematicians, industry practitioners, and a vast number of interdisciplinary academics will find the presentation highly useful. Core topics of this text are: Economic growth and technological development Population dynamics and human impact on the environment Resource extraction and scarcity Air and water contamination Rational management of the economy and environment Climate change and global dynamics The step-by-step approach taken is problem-based and easy to follow. The authors aptly demonstrate that the same models may be used to describe different economic and environmental processes and that similar investigation techniques are applicable to analyze various models. Instructors will appreciate the substantial flexibility that this text allows while designing their own syllabus. Chapters are essentially self-contained and may be covered in full, in part, and in any order. Appropriate one- and two-semester courses include, but are not limited to, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Methods in Economics and Environment, Models of Biological Systems, Applied Optimization Models, and Environmental Models. Prerequisites for the courses are Calculus and, preferably, Differential Equations.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552110http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478276Mathematical tools in computer graphics with C# implementations / . . Alexandre Hardy & Willi-Hans Steeb.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478276http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478275Mathematics 1001 : . absolutely everything that matters in mathematics in 1001 bite-sized explanations / . Richard Elwes.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478275http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488080Mathematics and sports / . . edited by Joseph A. Gallian.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488080http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544339The Mathematics and Topology of Fullerenes / . . Franco Cataldo, Ante Graovac, Ottorino Ori, editors.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544339http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488079Mathematics for the environment / . . Martin Walter.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488079http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480107Mathematics in games, sports, and gambling : . the games people play / . Ronald J. Gould.Description: "Only requiring high school algebra, the text offers flexibility in choosing what material to cover in a basic mathematics course. It covers permutations in the two-deck matching game so derangements can be counted, introduces graphs to find matches when looking at extensions of the five-card trick, and studies lexicographic orderings and ideas of encoding for card tricks. The text also explores linear equations and weighted equations in the section on the NFL passer rating formula and presents graphing to show how data can be compared or displayed. For each topic, the author includes exercises based on real games and sports data."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480107http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478709MATLAB : . data analysis and visualization / . Antonio Siciliano.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478709http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478274Modern Fourier analysis / . . Loukas Grafakos.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478274http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478273Music : . a mathematical offering / . Dave Benson.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478273http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478272Music and mathematics : . from Pythagoras to fractals / . edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson.Description: "From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide ranging, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two subjects in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between mathematics and music are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, bell-ringing and modern compositional techniques."--Book cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478272http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488078Naive lie theory / . . John Stillwell.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488078http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498924Network information theory / . . Abbas El Gamal, Young-Han Kim.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498924http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498919Neuromorphic and brain-based robots / . . Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Hiroaki Wagatsuma.Description: "Neuromorphic and brain-based robotics have enormous potential for furthering our understanding of the brain. By embodying models of the brain on robotic platforms, researchers can investigate the roots of biological intelligence and work towards the development of truly intelligent machines. This book provides a broad introduction to this groundbreaking area for researchers from a wide range of fields, from engineering to neuroscience. Case studies explore how robots are being used in current research, including a whisker system that allows a robot to sense its environment and neurally inspired navigation systems that show impressive mapping results. Looking to the future, several chapters consider the development of cognitive, or even conscious robots that display the adaptability and intelligence of biological organisms. Finally, the ethical implications of intelligent robots are explored, from morality and Asimov's three laws to the question of whether robots have rights"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498919http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480106The new information professional : . your guide to careers in the digital age / . Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll, and Kelly Kowatch.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=480106http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478271NIST handbook of mathematical functions / . . [edited by] Frank W.J. Olver ... [et al.].Description: "Modern developments in theoretical and applied science depend on knowledge of the properties of mathematical functions, from elementary trigonometric functions to the multitude of special functions. These functions appear whenever natural phenomena are studied, engineering problems are formulated, and numerical simulations are performed. They also crop up in statistics, financial models, and economic analysis. Using them effectively requires practitioners to have ready access to a reliable collection of their properties." "This handbook results from a 10-year project conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology with an international group of expert authors and validators. It is destined to replace its predecessor, the classic but long-out-dated NBS Handbook of Mathematical Functions, edited by Abramowitz and Stegun."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478271http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476544Nonlinear integrals and their applications in data mining / . . Zhenyuan Wang, Rong Yang, Kwong-Sak Leung.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476544http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542138Number-crunching : . taming unruly computational problems from mathematical physics to science fiction / . Paul J. Nahin.Description: "How do technicians repair broken communications cables at the bottom of the ocean without actually seeing them? What's the likelihood of plucking a needle out of a haystack the size of the Earth? And is it possible to use computers to create a universal library of everything ever written or every photo ever taken? These are just some of the intriguing questions that best-selling popular math writer Paul Nahin tackles in Number-Crunching. Through brilliant math ideas and entertaining stories, Nahin demonstrates how odd and unusual math problems can be solved by bringing together basic physics ideas and today's powerful computers. Some of the outcomes discussed are so counterintuitive they will leave readers astonished. Nahin looks at how the art of number-crunching has changed since the advent of computers, and how high-speed technology helps to solve fascinating conundrums such as the three-body, Monte Carlo, leapfrog, and gambler's ruin problems. Along the way, Nahin traverses topics that include algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, number theory, differential equations, Fourier series, electronics, and computers in science fiction. He gives historical background for the problems presented, offers many examples and numerous challenges, supplies MATLAB codes for all the theories discussed, and includes detailed and complete solutions."--Publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542138http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488077Numerical mathematics / . . Alfio Quarteroni, Riccardo Sacco, Fausto Saleri.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488077http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508350Pricing the future : . finance, physics, and the 300-year journey to the Black-Scholes equation : a story of genius and discovery / . George G. Szpiro.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508350http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488076Principles of parallel programming / . . Calvin Lin, Lawrence Snyder.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488076http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478270Pro Silverlight 4 in C# / . . Matthew MacDonald.Description: Explains how to use Silverlight to create flexible, interactive applications for the Web, with coverage of the features and tools of Silverlight, as well as animation, 2D drawing, files and XML, Web Services, HTML interaction, and ASP.NET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478270http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546886Professional C++ / . . Marc Gregoire, Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546886http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488075Professional Microsoft robotics developer studio / . . Kyle Johns, Trevor Taylor.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488075http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476590Proofiness : . the dark arts of mathematical deception / . Charles Seife.Description: The bestselling author of "Zero" shows how mathematical misinformation pervades-- and shapes-- our daily liveshttp://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476590http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507170Quantum computing : . a gentle introduction / . Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang Polak.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507170http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478269Random walk : . a modern introduction / . Gregory F. Lawler, Vlada Limic.Description: "Random walks are stochastic processes formed by successive summation of independent, identically distributed random variables and are one of the most studied topics in probability theory. This contemporary introduction evolved from courses taught at Cornell University and the University of Chicago by the first author, who is one of the most highly regarded researchers in the field of stochastic processes. This text meets the need for a modern reference to the detailed properties of an important class of random walks on the integer lattice. It is suitable for probabilists, mathematicians working in related fields, and for researchers in other disciplines who use random walks in modeling"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478269http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478267Revolutions of geometry / . . Michael O'Leary.Description: "In an effort to fully appreciate the logic and structure of geometric proofs, Revolutions of Geometry places proofs into the context of geometry's history, helping readers to understand that proof writing is crucial to the job of a mathematician. Written for students and educators of mathematics alike, the book guides readers through the rich history and influential works, from ancient times to the present, behind the development of geometry. As a result, readers are successfully equipped with the necessary logic to develop a full understanding of geometric theorems." "Following a presentation of the geometry of ancient Egypt, Babylon, and China, the author addresses mathematical philosophy and logic within the context of works by Thales, Plato, and Aristotle. Next, the mathematics of the classical Greeks is discussed, incorporating the teachings of Pythagoras and his followers along with an overview of lower-level geometry using Euclid's Elements. Subsequent chapters explore the work of Archimedes, Viete's revolutionary contributions to algebra, Descartes' merging of algebra and geometry to solve the Pappus problem, and Desargues' development of projective geometry. The author also supplies an excursion into non-Euclidean geometry, including the three hypotheses of Saccheri and Lambert and the near simultaneous discoveries of Lobachevski and Bolyai. Finally, modern geometry is addressed within the study of manifolds and elliptic geometry inspired by Riemann's work, Poncelet's return to projective geometry, and Klein's use of group theory to characterize different geometries." "The book promotes the belief that in order to learn how to write proofs, one needs to read finished proofs, studying both their logic and grammar. Each chapter features a concise introduction to the presented topic, and chapter sections conclude with exercises that are designed to reinforce the material and provide readers with ample practice in writing proofs. In addition, the overall presentation of topics in the book is in chronological order, helping readers appreciate the relevance of geometry within the historical development of mathematics." "Well organized and clearly written, Revolutions of Geometry is a valuable book for courses on modern geometry and the history of mathematics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is also a valuable reference for educators in the field of mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478267http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488073Roots to research : . a vertical development of mathematical problems / . Judith D. Sally, Paul J. Sally, Jr.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488073http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552117Sage beginner's guide : . unlock the full potential of Sage for simplifying and automating mathematical computing / . Craig Finch.Description: "Effectively use Sage to eliminate tedious algebra, speed up numerical calculations, implement algorithms and data structures, and illustrate your work with publication-quality plots and graphics"--Page 4 of cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552117http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541511Secret history : . the story of cryptology / . Craig P. Bauer, York College of Pennsylvania and National Security Agency, Center for Cryptologic History, 2011-2012 Scholar-in-Residence.Description: "Codes are a part of everyday life, from the ubiquitous Universal Price Code (UPC) to postal zip codes. They need not be intended for secrecy. They generally use groups of letters (sometimes pronounceable code words) or numbers to represent other words or phrases. There is typically no mathematical rule to pair an item with its representation in code. A few more examples will serve to illustrate the range of codes"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541511http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503304Shadowfolds : . surprisingly easy-to-make geometric designs in fabric / . Jeffrey Rutzky and Chris K. Palmer.Description: Shadowfoldsare a rich blend of traditional patterns expressed in a contemporary style. This combination of old and new evokes timelessness associated with tradition, and the sense of exciting innovation so prevalent in our time. Shadowfolds are made from cloth, and lend a soft and warm appeal, that is a sharp contrast to other materials typically seen in these geometric designs. Cultures throughout history use patterns in architecture and craft. Some of the best examples of repeating patterns, also known as tessellations, are found in mosques and palaces built in the Middle East.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503304http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478262Silverlight 4 in action : . Silverlight 4, MVVM, and WCF RIA Services / . Pete Brown.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478262http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=477948Silverlight 4 jumpstart : . designed to get .NET business application developers up to speed quickly / . David Yack.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=477948http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478266Silverlight 4 unleashed / . . Laurent Bugnion.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478266http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541108Some topics in algebra : . an advanced undergraduate course at PKU / . Michel Brouâe.Description: During the springs of 2011 and 2012, the author was invited by Peking University to give an advanced undergraduate algebra course (once a week over two months each year). This book was written during and for that course. By no way does it claim to be to exhaustive. It was originally intended as a brief introduction to algebra for an extremely pleasant and passionate audience. It certainly reflects some of the author's own tastes, and it was influenced by the feelings and the reactions of the students. Nevertheless, the result covers some advanced undergraduate algebra (rings, ideals, basics of fields theory, algebraic integers, modules, hom and tensor functors, projective modules, etc.) illustrated by numerous examples, counterexamples and exercises. Following a worldwide tradition, the author had planned to conclude by lecturing on the structure of finitely generated modules over principal ideal domains. But during the course, after explaining that the notion of projective modules is more natural than the notion of free modules, it became clear that principal ideal domains needed to be replaced by Dedekind rings; this is much less traditional in the literature--but not more difficult.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541108http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498910Sources in the development of mathematics : . infinite series and products from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century / . Ranjan Roy.Description: "The discovery of infinite products by Wallis and infinite series by Newton marked the beginning of the modern mathematical era. It allowed Newton to solve the problem of finding areas under curves defined by algebraic equations, an achievement beyond the scope of the earlier methods of Torricelli, Fermat and Pascal. While Newton and his contemporaries, including Leibniz and the Bernoullis, concentrated on mathematical analysis and physics, Euler's prodigious accomplishments demonstrated that series and products could also address problems in algebra, combinatorics and number theory. In this book, Ranjan Roy describes many facets of the discovery and use of infinite series and products as worked out by their originators, including mathematicians from Asia, Europe and America. The text provides context and motivation for these discoveries, with many detailed proofs, offering a valuable perspective on modern mathematics. Mathematicians, mathematics students, physicists and engineers will all read this book with benefit and enjoyment"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498910http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488072Sphere packings, lattices, and groups / . . J.H. Conway, N.J.A. Sloane ; with additional contributions by E. Bannai ... [et al.].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488072http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507171Starting your career as a freelance web designer / . . Neil Tortorella.Description: "This book guides web designers step-by-step down the path to success and helps them avoid common pitfalls. Jam-packed with practical know-how, this book also contains the wisdom and advice of noted industry authorities and business leaders. Readers will learn how to draft a solid business plan, negotiate contracts, manage time and money, deal with taxes, manage projects and clients, determine rates, and create winning proposals."--Amazon.com.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507171http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490934Steve Jobs / . . Walter Isaacson.Description: "FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490934http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491146A strange wilderness : . the lives of the great mathematicians / . Amir D. Aczel.Description: "Bestselling popular science author Amir Aczel selects the most fascinating individuals and stories in the history of mathematics, presenting a colorful narrative that explores the quirky personalities behind some of the most profound, enduring theorems. Through such mathematical geniuses as Archimedes, Leonardo of Pisa (a.k.a. Fibonacci), Tartaglia ("the stutterer"), Descartes, Gottfried Liebniz, Carl Gauss, Joseph Fourier (Napoleon's mathematician), Evariste Galois, Georg Cantor, Ramanujan, and "Nicholas Bourbaki," we gather little known details about the alliances and rivalries that profoundly impacted the development of what the scheming doctor-turned-mathematician Geronimo Cardano called "The Great Art." This story of mathematics is not your dry "college textbook" account; tales of duels, battlefield heroism, flamboyant arrogance, pranks, secret societies, imprisonment, feuds, theft, and even some fatal errors of judgment fill these pages (clearly, genius doesn't guarantee street smarts). Ultimately, readers will come away from this book entertained, with a newfound appreciation of the tenacity, complexity, eccentricity, and brilliance of the mathematical genius"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491146http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478265Street-fighting mathematics : . the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving / . Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead.Description: "In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and down-and-dirty, opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledge - from mathematics to management. Mahajan describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he carefully separates the tool - the general principle - from the particular application so that the reader can most easily grasp the tool itself to use on problems of particular interest." "Street-Fighting Mathematics grew out of a short course taught by the author at MIT for students ranging from first-year undergraduates to graduate students ready for careers in physics, mathematics, management, electrical engineering, computer science, and biology. They benefited from an approach that avoided rigor and taught them how to use mathematics to solve real problems."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478265http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478264String searching algorithms / . . Graham A. Stephen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478264http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478268Student solutions manual to accompany Revolutions of geometry / . . by Michael O'Leary.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478268http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503305A student's guide to the study, practice, and tools of modern mathematics / . . Donald Bindner, Martin Erickson.Description: "Ideal for students and newcomers to the field, this guidebook provides a comprehensive reference to key topics in modern mathematics. With an introduction to MATLAB, Mathematica, MapleTM, Maxima, LaTeX, and R, the text explains how to study mathematics, how to write proofs, how to conduct mathematical research, and how to give presentations on mathematics. In addition, the authors detail how to get started with various programming languages, including Beamer, Octave, HTML, PostScript, and open source software. They also discuss how Geometer's sketchpad is a useful tool for drawing illustrations"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503305http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476543Surviving cyberwar / . . Richard Stiennon.Description: Military and intelligence leaders agree that the next major war is not likely to be fought on the battleground but in cyber space. The author argues the era of cyber warfare has already begun. Recent cyber attacks on United States government departments and the Pentagon corroborate this claim. China has compromised email servers at the German Chancellery, Whitehall, and the Pentagon. In August 2008, Russia launched a cyber attack against Georgia that was commensurate with their invasion of South Ossetia. This was the first time that modern cyber attacks were used in conjunction with a physical attack. Every day, thousands of attempts are made to hack into America's critical infrastructure. These attacks, if successful, could have devastating consequences. In this book the author introduces cyberwar, outlines an effective defense against cyber threats, and explains how to prepare for future attacks. He also examines the cyber threats and where they come from, explains how defensive technologies can be used to counter cyber attacks and to secure American infrastructure, considers the major recent cyber attacks that have taken place around the world, discusses the implications of such attacks, and offers solutions to the vulnerabilities that made these attacks possible. The book begins with Shawn Carpenter and his discovery that China had hacked into his work place, Sandia Labs. It follows the rise of cyber espionage on the part of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) as increasingly sophisticated and overt attacks are carried out against government and military networks around the world. It moves from cyber espionage to cyberwar itself, revealing the rise of distributed denial of service (DDoS) as a means of attacking servers, websites, and countries. It provides a historical perspective on technology and warfare is provided, drawing on lessons learned from Sun Tsu to Lawrence of Arabia to Winston Churchill, and finishes by considering how major democracies are preparing for cyberwar and predicts ways that a new era of cyber conflict is going to impact the Internet, privacy, and the way the world works. This text is a stimulating and informative look at one of the gravest threats to Homeland Security today, offering new insights to technologists on the front lines, helping policy makers understand the challenges they face, and providing guidance for every organization to help reduce exposure to cyber threats.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476543http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488071The symmetries of things / . . John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488071http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508127Taking sudoku seriously : . the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle / . Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508127http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507172Teaching mathematics creatively / . . Linda Pound and Trisha Lee.Description: This book contains practical approaches for bringing the teaching of mathematics to life. From an examination of where mathematics is failing to engage pupils in the 21st century, to a wide range of exciting approaches and ideas for ensuring it is possible to teach in a creative way, this is a resource for teachers. It promotes creativity as a key element to develop young children's knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of mathematics and offers a range of strategies to enable teachers to take a playful approach to mathematics teaching. Imaginative ideas include: The power of story-telling and play to bring the subject alive for children and teachers alike; Learning mathematics outdoors, work on a larger scale, make more noise, make more mess! ; Making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them every day; Motivating children through problem-finding and problem-solving; Using music, rhythm and pattern to teach maths creatively; Giant mathematics, how much food does a giant need in a week? Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, this book includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich mathematics teaching. It is a resource for the employment of creative approaches to teaching mathematics in the classroom.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507172http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503307The theory that would not die : . how Bayes' rule cracked the enigma code, hunted down Russian submarines, & emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy / . Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.Description: "Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes' rule for general readers, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years--at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany's Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA de-coding to Homeland Security. Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest controversies of all time."--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503307http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478708A tour through mathematical logic / . . Robert S. Wolf.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478708http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512189Twenty key ideas in beginning calculus / . . by Dan Umbarger ; illustrations by Al Diaz.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512189http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498922Unity 3.x game development essentials : . game development with C# and Javascript / . Will Goldstone.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498922http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503308Validated numerics : . a short introduction to rigorous computations / . Warwick Tucker.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503308http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503309Viewpoints : . mathematical perspective and fractal geometry in art / . Marc Frantz, Annalisa Crannell.Description: Viewpoints focuses on two mathematical areas: perspective related to drawing man-made forms and fractal geometry related to drawing natural forms. Investigating facets of the three-dimensional world in order to understand mathematical concepts behind the art, the textbook explores art topics including comic, anamorphic, and classical art, as well as photography, while presenting such mathematical ideas as proportion, ratio, self-similarity, exponents, and logarithms. --from publisher descriptionhttp://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503309http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476542Vision : . images, signals and neural networks: models of neural processing in visual perception / . Jeanny Hâerault.Description: At the fascinating frontiers of neurobiology, mathematics and psychophysics, this book addresses the problem of human and computer vision on the basis of cognitive modeling. After recalling the physics of light and its transformation through media and optics, Hâerault presents the principles of the primate's visual system in terms of anatomy and functionality. Then, the neuronal circuitry of the retina is analyzed in terms of spatio-temporal filtering. This basic model is extended to the concept of neuromorphic circuits for motion processing and to the processing of color in the retina. For more in-depth studies, the adaptive non-linear properties of the photoreceptors and of ganglion cells are addressed, exhibiting all the power of the retinal pre-processing of images as a system of information cleaning suitable for further cortical processing. As a target of retinal information, the primary visual area is presented as a bank of filters able to extract valuable descriptors of images, suitable for categorization and recognition and also for local information extraction such as saliency and perspective. All along the book, many comparisons between the models and human perception are discussed as well as detailed applications to computer vision.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=476542http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478263What is a P-value anyway? : . 34 stories to help you actually understand statistics / . Andrew Vickers.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=478263http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488070When gadgets betray us : . the dark side of our infatuation with new technologies / . Rob Vamosi.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488070http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488069Wired for war : . the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century / . P.W. Singer.Description: A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=488069http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491145World wide mind : . the coming integration of humanity, machines and the internet / . Michael Chorost.Description: An author who uses bionic implants to help him hear explains exactly how the brain reacts to common communication tools and discusses the risks, implications, and amazing possibilities that the future holds.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=491145http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490728Worm : . the first digital world war / . Mark Bowden.Description: Journalist Mark Bowden delivers a look at the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? The worm, exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishing rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside control, a situation known as a "botnet," soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information, even the Internet itself. This book reports on the battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protect it.--From publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490728