Baron-Forness Library: Math / Computer ScienceDepartmental Acquisitions: 0-1
http://www.yoursite.com/http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=49889499 points of intersection : . examples - pictures - proofs / . by Hans Walser ; translated from the original German by Peter Hilton and Jean Pedersen.Description: An examination of intersection theory that includes ninety-nine examples, pictures, and proofs which help explain the branch of algebraic geometry.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498894http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498914Algebraic geometry in coding theory and cryptography / . . Harald Niederreiter and Chaoping Xing.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498914http://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=498899Analysis on fractals / . . Jun Kigami.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498899http://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=541109Bridge to abstract mathematics / . . Ralph W. Oberste-Vorth, Aristides Mouzakitis, Bonita A. Lawrence.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541109http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544348Calculus and its origins / . . David Perkins.Description: " ... Is primarily a collection of results that show how calculus came to be, beginning in ancient Greece and climaxing with the discovery of calculus. The book requires only a basic knowledge of high school geometry and algebra. Exercises introduce further historical figures and their results."--Cover, p.[4].http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544348http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489929The Cambridge dictionary of statistics / . . B.S. Everitt, A. Skrondal.Description: "Nearly 4,000 terms are defined, covering medical, survey, theoretical and applied statistics, including computational and graphical aspects. Entries are provided for standard and specialized statistical software. In addition, short biographies of over 100 important statisticians are given. Definitions provide enough mathematical detail to clarify concepts and give standard formula when these are helpful. The majority of definitions then give a reference to a book or article where the user can seek further or more specialized information, and many are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding."From cover, p. [4].http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489929http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498895The changing shape of geometry : . celebrating a century of geometry and geometry teaching / . edited on behalf of the Mathematical Association by Chris Pritchard.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498895http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498921Cloud computing : . SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, virtualization, business models, mobile, security and more / . Kris Jamsa.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498921http://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=508130Computational fairy tales / . . Jeremy Kubica.Description: "Introduces principles of computational thinking, illustrating high-level computer science concepts, the motivation behind them, and their application in a non-computer fairy tale domain."--Amazon.com.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508130http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490935Computer forensics : . cybercriminals, laws, and evidence / . by Marie-Helen Maras.Description: Product Description: Balancing technicality and legal analysis, Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy and administration.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=490935http://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=503275Computing with C# and the .NET Framework / . . Art Gittleman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503275http://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=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=498929Data structures using Java / . . Duncan A. Buell.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498929http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512185Digital universe : . the global telecommunication revolution. . Description: For the student and general reader, a tour of the digital universe that offers critical observations and new perspectives on human communication and intelligence. Traces the development and diffusion of digital information and communication technologies, providing an analysis of trans-cultural effects among developed and developing nations Provides a balanced analysis of the pros and cons of the adoption and diffusion of digital technologies Explores privacy, censorship, the digital divide, online games, and virtual and augmented realities Follows a thematic structure, allowing readers to access the text at any point, based on their interests.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512185http://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=513471Distributed and cloud computing : . from parallel processing to the Internet of things / . Kai Hwang, Geoffrey C. Fox, Jack J. Dongarra.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513471http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498909Div, grad, curl, and all that : . an informal text on vector calculus / . H.M. Schey.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498909http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489926Elements of computer security / . . David Salomon.Description: Examines the physical security of computer hardware, networks, and digital data. Introduces the different forms of rogue software, discusses methods for preventing and defending against them, and describes a selection of viruses, worms, and Trojans in detail. Investigates threats to network security and explores the subjects of authentication, spyware, and identity theft. Discusses key issues about privacy and trust in the online world.--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489926http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508361Elliptic tales : . curves, counting, and number theory / . Avner Ash, Robert Gross.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508361http://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=542143Euler's gem : . the polyhedron formula and the birth of topology / . David S. Richeson.Description: Annotationhttp://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542143http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508131Explorations in complex analysis / . . Michael A. Brilleslyper ... [et al.].Description: A guide to help undergraduate students who have studied some complex analysis and want to explore additional topics in the field. It focuses on discovery, self-driven investigation, and creative problem posing.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508131http://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=512186The fractalist : . memoir of a scientific maverick / . Benoit B. Mandelbrot.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512186http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508364Galois theory / . . David A. Cox.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508364http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508367Girls get curves : . geometry takes shape / . Danica McKellar.Description: "New York Times bestselling author and mathemetician Danica McKellar tackles all the angles--and curves--of geometry In her three previous bestselling books Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, and Hot X: Algebra Exposed!, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace their math classes and feel cool while doing it. Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, her fourth book, Girls Get Curves, shows her readers how to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and master the core concepts of high school geometry, including congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, proofs, theorems, and more! Combining reader favorites like personality quizzes, fun doodles, real-life testimonials from successful women, and stories about her own experiences with illuminating step-by-step math lessons, Girls Get Curves will make girls feel like Danica is their own personal tutor. As hundreds of thousands of girls already know, Danica's irreverent, lighthearted approach opens the door to math success and higher scores, while also boosting their self-esteem in all areas of life. Girls Get Curves makes geometry understandable, relevant, and maybe even a little (gasp!) fun for girls. "--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508367http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508132Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : . the polymath who brought us calculus / . M.B.W. Tent.Description: A biography of the German genius who made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics and philosophy.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508132http://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=498925A guide to elementary number theory / . . Underwood Dudley.Description: "A Guide to Elementary Number Theory is a 140-page exposition of the topics considered in a first course in number theory. It is intended for those who may have seen the material before but have half-forgotten it, and also for those who may have misspent their youth by not having a course in number theory and who want to see what it is about without having to wade through traditional texts, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate students preparing for qualifying exams. Though Plato did not quite say, "He is unworthy of the name of man who does not know which integers are the sums of two squares," he came close. This guide can make everyone more worthy."--P. [4] of cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498925http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498897A guide to experimental algorithmics / . . Catherine C. McGeoch.Description: "Computational experiments on algorithms can supplement theoretical analysis by showing what algorithms, implementations, and speed-up methods work best for specific machines or problems. This book guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of the major experimental questions: What should I measure? What inputs should I test? How do I analyze the data? Answering these questions needs ideas from algorithm design and analysis, operating systems and memory hierarchies, and statistics and data analysis. The wide-ranging discussion includes a tutorial on system clocks and CPU timers, a survey of strategies for tuning algorithms and data structures, a cookbook of methods for generating random combinatorial inputs, and a demonstration of variance reduction techniques. Numerous case studies and examples show how to apply these concepts. All the necessary concepts in computer architecture and data analysis are covered so that the book can be used by anyone who has taken a course or two in data structures and algorithms. A companion website, AlgLab (www.cs.amherst. edu/ccm/alglab) contains downloadable files, programs, and tools for use in projects"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498897http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498920A guide to topology / . . Steven G. Krantz.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498920http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508368Hacking the future : . privacy, identity, and anonymity on the Web / . Cole Stryker.Description: A broad analysis of how issues in anonymity and privacy are influencing politics, activism, religion, and art in America and the world poses strong arguments about free speech, Internet identity, and online piracy while profiling some of the tools and organizations that have evolved on both sides of the debate.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508368http://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=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=512188The history of mathematics : . a very short introduction / . Jacqueline Stedall.Description: In this volume the author explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain. Mathematics has had a long and varied history, stretching back over 4,000 years and across every civilization and culture. Focusing on a number of themes rather than specific periods, the author centers each chapter on illustrative case studies, drawing out key ideas and fresh ways of thinking about the topic, as she looks at how mathematics has been learned, used, and handed on to new generations.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512188http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498927History of mathematics : . highways and byways / . by Amy Dahan-Dalmedico and Jeanne Peiffer ; translated by Sanford Segal.Description: A translation of the original 1986 French edition by Amy Dahan-Dalmedico and Jeanne Peiffer (both from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris), this eminently readable book places the birth and development of mathematical activity in historical, cultural, and economic context. The book offers an outstanding account, for instance, of how Arabs preserved Greek mathematics and extended it over an 800-year period, from 400-1200. The large number of illustrations supports the text and contributes to a fine read. - Publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498927http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498898How groups grow / . . Avinoam Mann.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498898http://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=508109Hypernumbers and extrafunctions : . extending the classical calculus / . Mark Burgin.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508109http://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=503282In pursuit of the traveling salesman : . mathematics at the limits of computation / . William J. Cook.Description: "What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics--and it has defied solution to this day. In this book, William Cook takes readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the salesman's trail in the 1800s when Irish mathematician W. R. Hamilton first defined the problem, and venturing to the furthest limits of today's state-of-the-art attempts to solve it. Cook examines the origins and history of the salesman problem and explores its many important applications, from genome sequencing and designing computer processors to arranging music and hunting for planets. He looks at how computers stack up against the traveling salesman problem on a grand scale, and discusses how humans, unaided by computers, go about trying to solve the puzzle. Cook traces the salesman problem to the realms of neuroscience, psychology, and art, and he also challenges readers to tackle the problem themselves. The traveling salesman problem is--literally--a $1 million question. That's the prize the Clay Mathematics Institute is offering to anyone who can solve the problem or prove that it can't be done. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman travels to the very threshold of our understanding about the nature of complexity, and challenges you yourself to discover the solution to this captivating mathematical problem"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503282http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513474In pursuit of the unknown : . 17 equations that changed the world / . Ian Stewart.Description: In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart--but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents--from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity--within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513474http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508110In the dark on the sunny side : . a memoir of an out-of-sight mathematician / . Larry Baggett.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508110http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498904Insight through computing : . a MATLAB introduction to computational science and engineering / . Charles F. Van Loan, K.-Y. Daisy Fan.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498904http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498905An interdisciplinary introduction to image processing / . . Steven L. Tanimoto.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498905http://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=508345The irrationals : . [a story of the numbers you can't count on] / . Julian Havil.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508345http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498932Java illuminated : . an active learning approach / . Julie Anderson and Hervââe Franceschi.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498932http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508346The joy of x : . a guided tour of math, from one to infinity / . Steven Strogatz.Description: "In 2010, award-winning professor Steven Strogatz wrote a series for the New York Times online called "The Elements of Math." It was hugely popular: Each piece climbed the most emailed list and elicited hundreds of comments. Readers begged for more, and Strogatz has now delivered. In this fun, fast-paced book, he offers us all a second chance at math. Each short chapter of The Joy of X provides an "Aha!" moment, starting with why numbers are helpful, and moving on to such topics as shapes, calculus, fat tails, and infinity. Strogatz explains the ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations. Assuming no knowledge, only curiosity, he shows how math connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture and current events. For example, did O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you'd had, and The Joy of X is the book you'll want to give to all your smart and curious friends."--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508346http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498928Laboratories in mathematical experimentation : . a bridge to higher mathematics / . Mount Holyoke College.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498928http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513478Learning Web design : . a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and web graphics / . Jennifer Niederst Robbins.Description: "Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards--including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts."--From publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513478http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508111Lost in a cave : . applying graph theory to cave exploration / . Richard L. Breisch.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508111http://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=498918Machine learning : . an algorithmic perspective / . Stephen Marsland.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498918http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508373Macs translated for PC users / . . Dwight Spivey.Description: Provides information about how common PC tasks are accomplished on their Macintosh counterparts, including setting up a wireless network, managing fonts, configuring email, and installing printer drivers.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508373http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507167Magical mathematics : . the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks / . Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham ; with a foreword by Martin Gardner.Description: "Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507167http://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=508351The manga guide to linear algebra / . . Shin Takahashi, Iroha Inoue, Trend-pro Co. Ltd.Description: "Reiji wants two things in life: a black belt in karate and Misa, the girl of his dreams. Luckily, Misa's big brother is the captain of the university karate club and is ready to strike a deal: Reiji can join the club if he tutors Misa in linear algebra.Follow along in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra as Reiji takes Misa from the absolute basics of this tricky subject through mind-bending operations like performing linear transformations, calculating determinants, and finding eigenvectors and eigenvalues. With memorable examples like miniature golf games and karate tournaments, Reiji transforms abstract concepts into something concrete, understandable, and even fun.As you follow Misa through her linear algebra crash course, you'll learn about: Basic vector and matrix operations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication Linear dependence, independence, and bases Using Gaussian elimination to calculate inverse matrices Subspaces, dimension, and linear span Practical applications of linear algebra in fields like computer graphics, cryptography, and engineering But Misa's brother may get more than he bargained for as sparks start to fly between student and tutor. Will Reiji end up with the girl--or just a pummeling from her oversized brother? Real math, real romance, and real action come together like never before in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508351http://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=498900A mathematical tapestry : . demonstrating the beautiful unity of mathematics / . Peter Hilton, Jean Pedersen ; with illustrations by Sylvie Donmoyer.Description: "This easy-to-read book demonstrates how a simple geometric idea reveals fascinating connections and results in number theory, the mathematics of polyhedra, combinatorial geometry, and group theory. Using a systematic paper-folding procedure it is possible to construct a regular polygon with any number of sides. This remarkable algorithm has led to interesting proofs of certain results in number theory, has been used to answer combinatorial questions involving partitions of space, and has enabled the authors to obtain the formula for the volume of a regular tetrahedron in around three steps, using nothing more complicated than basic arithmetic and the most elementary plane geometry. All of these ideas, and more, reveal the beauty of mathematics and the interconnectedness of its various branches. Detailed instructions, including clear illustrations, enable the reader to gain hands-on experience constructing these models and to discover for themselves the patterns and relationships they unearth"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498900http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498930Mathematics by experiment : . plausible reasoning in the 21st century / . Jonathan Borwein, David Bailey.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498930http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503297Mathematics for 3D game programming and computer graphics / . . Eric Lengyel.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503297http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498912Mining of massive datasets / . . Anand Rajaraman, Jeffrey David Ullman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498912http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544337Modern applications of automata theory / . . editors, Deepak D'Souza, Priti Shankar.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544337http://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=503299Nine algorithms that changed the future : . the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers / . John MacCormick ; with a foreword by Chris Bishop.Description: Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? This is the first book to answer that question in language anyone can understand, revealing the extraordinary ideas that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Using vivid examples, John MacCormick explains the fundamental "tricks" behind nine types of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence (where we learn about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's famous PageRank algorithm (which uses the "random surfer trick"), data compression, error correction, and much more. These revolutionary algorithms have changed our world: this book unlocks their secrets, and lays bare the incredible ideas that our computers use every day.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503299http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489641Origami 5 : . Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education / . edited by Patsy Wang-Iverson, Robert J. Lang, Mark Yim.Description: "While many individuals have discovered discrete connections among origami, mathematics, science, technology, and education during the twentieth century, the field really took off when previously isolated individuals began to make stronger connections with each other, exploring the links between origami and "the outside world." This volume brings together an unprecedented number of researchers who discuss topics ranging from mathematics to technology to educational uses of origami to fine art to computer programs for the design of origami"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=489641http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498901Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma cube : . Martin Gardner's mathematical diversions / . Martin Gardner.Description: In this second volume in the series, Martin Gardner introduces readers to the generalized ham sandwich theorem, origami, digital roots, magic squares, the mathematics of cooling coffee, the induction game of eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court Palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498901http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508348Practical applications of data mining / . . Sang C. Suh.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508348http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508374Practical malware analysis : . the hands-on guide to dissecting malicious software / . by Michael Sikorski and Andrew Honig.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508374http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498903Probabilistic graphical models : . principles and techniques / . Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498903http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498907Probability, Markov chains, queues, and simulation : . the mathematical basis of performance modeling / . William J. Stewart.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498907http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498915Proofs without words : . exercises in visual thinking / . Roger B. Nelsen.Description: Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: Geometry and algebra; Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; Inequalities; Integer sums; and Sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498915http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498916Proofs without words II : . more exercises in visual thinking / . Roger B. Nelsen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498916http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507169Protecting your internet identity : . are you naked online? / . Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton ; foreword by Chris Swecker.Description: "Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are you Naked Online? helps readers, young and old alike, understand the implications of their online personas and reputations. The authors offer a guide to the many pitfalls and risks of certain online activities and provide a roadmap to taking charge of your own online reputation for personal and professional success"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507169http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544332Recoding gender : . women's changing participation in computing / . Janet Abbate.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544332http://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=508354The secrets of triangles : . a mathematical journey / . by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508354http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498906Security and game theory : . algorithms, deployed systems, lessons learned / . Milind Tambe.Description: "Global threats of terrorism, drug-smuggling and other crimes have led to a significant increase in research on game theory for security. Game theory provides a sound mathematical approach to deploy limited security resources to maximize their effectiveness. A typical approach is to randomize security schedules to avoid predictability, with the randomization using artificial intelligence techniques to take into account the importance of different targets and potential adversary reactions. This book distills the forefront of this research to provide the first and only study of long-term deployed applications of game theory for security for key organizations such as the Los Angeles International Airport police and the US Federal Air Marshals Service. The author and his research group draw from their extensive experience working with security officials to intelligently allocate limited security resources to protect targets, outlining the applications of these algorithms in research and the real world"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498906http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541512Seven databases in seven weeks : . a guide to modern databases and the NoSQL movement / . Eric Redmond, Jim R. Wilson ; [edited by Jacquelyn Carter].Description: Redis, Neo4J, Couch, Mongo, HBase, Riak, and Postgres: with each database, you'll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights the concepts and features that make it shine. You'll explore the five data models employed by these databases: relational, key/value, columnar, document, and graph. See which kinds of problems are best suited to each, and when to use them. You'll learn how MongoDB and CouchDB -- both document oriented datastores that harness the power of JavaScript -- are strikingly different. Learn about the Dynamo heritage at the heart of Riak and Cassandra. Understand MapReduce and how to use it to solve Big Data problems. Build clusters of servers using scalable services like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Understand the tradeoffs between consistency and availability, and when you can use them to your advantage. Use multiple databases in concert to create a platform that's more than the sum of its parts, or find one that meets all your needs at once. Seven Databases in Seven Weeks will give you a broad understanding of the databases, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to choose the ones that fit your needs. You'll need a *nix shell (Mac OSX or Linux preferred, Windows users will need Cygwin), and Java 6 (or greater) and Ruby 1.8.7 (or greater). Each chapter will list the downloads required for that database.-- Publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541512http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546888Six sources of collapse : . a mathematician's perspective on how things can fall apart in the blink of an eye / . Charles R. Hadlock.Description: "Beginning with one of the most remarkable ecological collapses of recent time, that of the passenger pigeon, Hadlock goes on to survey collapse processes across the entire spectrum of the natural and man-made world. He takes us through extreme weather events, technological disasters, evolutionary processes, crashing markets and companies, the chaotic nature of Earth's orbit, revolutionary political change, the spread and elimination of disease, and many other fascinating cases. His key thesis is that one or more of six fundamental dynamics consistently show up across this wide range. These "six sources of collapse" can all be best described and investigated using fundamental mathematical concepts. They include low probability events, group dynamics, evolutionary games, instability, nonlinearity, and network effects, all of which are explained in readily understandable terms. Almost the entirety of the book can be understood by readers with a minimal mathematical background, but even professional mathematicians are likely to get rich insights from the range of examples. The author tells his story with a warmly personal tone and weaves in many of his own experiences, whether from his consulting career of racing around the world trying to head off industrial disasters to his story of watching collapse after collapse in the evolution of an ecosystem on his New Hampshire farm." -- Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546888http://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=498902Sphere packing, Lewis Carroll, and reversi : . Martin Gardner's new mathematical diversions / . Martin Gardner.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498902http://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=508375The tangled Web : . a guide to securing modern Web applications / . Michal Zalewski.Description: "'Thorough and comprehensive coverage from one of the foremost experts in browser security.' --Tavis Ormandy, Google Inc. Modern web applications are built on a tangle of technologies that have been developed over time and then haphazardly pieced together. Every piece of the web application stack, from HTTP requests to browser-side scripts, comes with important yet subtle security consequences. To keep users safe, it is essential for developers to confidently navigate this landscape.In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world's top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers work and why they're fundamentally insecure. Rather than dispense simplistic advice on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the entire browser security model, revealing weak points and providing crucial information for shoring up web application security. You'll learn how to: Perform common but surprisingly complex tasks such as URL parsing and HTML sanitization Use modern security features like Strict Transport Security, CSP, and CORS Leverage many variants of the same-origin policy to safely compartmentalize complex web applications and protect user credentials in case of XSS bugs Build mashups and embed gadgets without getting stung by the tricky frame navigation policy Embed or host user-supplied content without running into the trap of content sniffing For quick reference, "Security Engineering Cheat Sheets' at the end of each chapter offer ready solutions to problems you're most likely to encounter. With coverage extending as far as planned HTML5 features, The Tangled Web will help you create secure web applications to stand the test of time"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508375http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498917Thirty-three miniatures : . mathematical and algorithmic applications of linear algebra / . Jiérâi Matouések.Description: Contains a collection of clever mathematical applications of linear algebra, mainly in combinatorics, geometry, and algorithms. Each chapter covers a single main result with motivation and full proof in at most ten pages and can be read independently of all other chapters (with minor exceptions), assuming only a modest background in linear algebra. --from publisher descriptionhttp://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498917http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518928Turing : . pioneer of the information age / . B. Jack Copeland.Description: Turing can be regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. But who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life of 41 years? Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also the father of the modern computer. Today, all who 'click-to-open' are familiar with the impact of Turing's ideas.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518928http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513481Turing's cathedral : . the origins of the digital universe / . George Dyson.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513481http://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=512190Using SPSS : . an interactive hands-on approach / . James B. Cunningham, James O. Aldrich.Description: This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on his or her own and at his or her own pace. The book uses statistics to teach SPSS, by interacting with the software, and learning by inquiry and discovery. The book covers descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and building graphs.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512190http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512191Web 2.0 and beyond : . principles and technologies / . Paul Anderson.Description: "Preface The Web is no longer the sole preserve of computer science. Web 2.0 services have imbued the Web as a technical infrastructure with the imprint of human behaviour, and this has consequently attracted attention from many new fields of study including business studies, economics, information science, law, media studies, philosophy, psychology, social informatics and sociology. In fact, to understand the implications of Web 2.0, an interdisciplinary approach is needed, and in writing this book I have been influenced by Web science--a new academic discipline that studies the Web as a large, complex, engineered environment and the impact it has on society. The structure of this book is based on the iceberg model that I initially developed in 2007 as a way of thinking about Web 2.0. I have since elaborated on this and included summaries of important research areas from many different disciplines, which have been brought together as themes. To finish off, I have included a chapter on the future that both draws on the ideas presented earlier in the book and challenges readers to apply them based on what they have learned. Readership The book is aimed at an international audience, interested in forming a deeper understanding of what Web 2.0 might be and how it could develop in the future. Although it is an academic textbook, it has been written in an accessible style and parts of it can be used at an introductory undergraduate level with readers from many different backgrounds who have little knowledge of computing. In addition, parts of the book will push beyond the levels of expertise of such readers to address both computer science undergraduates and post-graduate research students, who ought to find the literature reviews in Section II to be"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512191http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498933Web data management / . . Serge Abiteboul ... [et al.].Description: "The Internet and World Wide Web have revolutionized access to information. Users now store information across multiple platforms from personal computers, to smartphones, to Web sites such as YouTube and Picasa. As a consequence, data management concepts, methods, and techniques are increasingly focused on distribution concerns. That information largely resides in the network, as do the tools that process this information. This book explains the foundations of XML, the Web standard for data management, with a focus on data distribution. It covers the many facets of distributed data management on the Web, such as description logics, that are already emerging in today's data integration applications and herald tomorrow's semantic Web. It also introduces the machinery used to manipulate the unprecedented amount of data collected on the Web. Several "Putting into Practice" chapters describe detailed practical applications of the technologies and techniques. Striking a balance between the conceptual and the practical, the book will serve as an introduction to the new, global, information systems for Web professionals as well as for master's level courses"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=498933http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508376Webbots, spiders, and screen scrapers : . a guide to developing Internet agents with PHP/CURL / . by Michael Schrenk.Description: The Internet is bigger and better than what a mere browser allows. Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers is for programmers and businesspeople who want to take full advantage of the vast resources available on the Web. --from publisher description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508376http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508358Who's number one? : . the science of rating and ranking / . Amy N. Langville and Carl D. Meyer.Description: "Who's #1? offers an engaging and accessible account of how scientific rating and ranking methods are created and applied to a variety of uses. Amy Langville and Carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. In a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide fascinating insights into the ingenious contributions of many of the field's pioneers. They survey and compare the different methods employed today, showing why their strengths and weaknesses depend on the underlying goal, and explaining why and when a given method should be considered. Also describe what can and can't be expected from the most widely used systems"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508358http://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=490728http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508359X and the city : . modeling aspects of urban life / . John A. Adam.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508359