Baron-Forness Library: Math / Computer ScienceDepartmental Acquisitions: 0-1
http://www.yoursite.com/http://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=541100Algorithms unlocked / . . Thomas H. Cormen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541100http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503274Artificial intelligence for games / . . Ian Millington and John Funge.Description: This text shows how to think about Artificial Intelligence concepts, from the start, as an integral part of the game play. It describes examples from real games and explores these ideas through case studies. C++ source code examples are provided on the associated website, to illustrate implementation.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503274http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541580Artificial intelligence for humans. . . Jeff Heaton.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541580http://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=546975The C++ programming language / . . Bjarne Stroustrup.Description: A complete rewrite and update of the world's most trusted and widely-read book on C++ - by its legendary creator, Bjarne Stoustrup!http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546975http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507161Charming proofs : . a journey into elegant mathematics / . Claudi Alsina, Roger B. Nelsen.Description: "Theorems and their proofs lie at the heart of mathematics. In speaking of the purely aesthetic qualities of theorems and proofs, G. H. Hardy wrote that in beautiful proofs 'there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy'. Charming Proofs present a collection of remarkable proofs in elementary mathematics that are exceptionally elegant, full of ingenuity, and succinct. By means of a surprising argument or a powerful visual representation, the proofs in this collection will invite readers to enjoy the beauty of mathematics, to share their discoveries with others, and to become involved in the process of creating new proofs. Charming Proofs is organized as follows. Following a short introduction about proofs and the process of creating proofs, the authors present, in twelve chapters, a wide and varied selection of proofs they consider charming, Topics include the integers, selected real numbers, points in the plane, triangles, squares, and other polygons, curves, inequalities, plane tilings, origami, colorful proofs, three-dimensional geometry, etc. At the end of each chapter are some challenges that will draw the reader into the process of creating charming proofs. There are over 130 such challenges. Charming Proofs concludes with solutions to all of the challenges, references, and a complete index. As in the authors' previous books with the MAA (Math Made Visual and When Less Is More), secondary school and college and university teachers may wish to use some of the charming proofs in their classrooms to introduce their students to mathematical elegance. Some may wish to use the book as a supplement in an introductory course on proofs, mathematical reasoning, or problem solving."--Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=507161http://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=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=513469Coding freedom : . the ethics and aesthetics of hacking / . E. Gabriella Coleman.Description: Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism? Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the United States and Europe, Coding Freedom details the ethics behind hackers' devotion to F/OSS, the social codes that guide its production, and the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law. In telling the story of the F/OSS movement, the book unfolds a broader narrative involving computing, the politics of access, and intellectual property. E. Gabriella Coleman tracks the ways in which hackers collaborate and examines passionate manifestos, hacker humor, free software project governance, and festive hacker conferences. Looking at the ways that hackers sustain their productive freedom, Coleman shows that these activists, driven by a commitment to their work, reformulate key ideals including free speech, transparency, and meritocracy, and refuse restrictive intellectual protections. Coleman demonstrates how hacking, so often marginalized or misunderstood, sheds light on the continuing relevance of liberalism in online collaboration.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513469http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541502Compactness and contradiction / . . Terence Tao.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541502http://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=512184Computer technology innovators / . . the editors of Salem Press.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512184http://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=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=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=519207Digital design essentials : . 100 ways to design better desktop, web, and mobile interfaces / . Raj Lal.Description: "Digital Design Essentials takes a practical, highly accessible approach to creating graphical user interface designs for desktop, mobile, and touch screen devices. Written by an expert in the realm of digital design, this comprehensive, step-by-step guide demonstrates how to apply design principles in a variety of desktops, web pages, mobile devices and other touchscreens. Filled with straightforward strategies in a visual format, it's an essential volume for any designer working in the digital realm."--Book description, Amazon.com.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=519207http://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=541101Distributed algorithms : . an intuitive approach / . Wan Fokkink.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541101http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508360Elementary information security / . . Richard E. Smith.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508360http://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=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=503276Experimentation in mathematics : . computational paths to discovery / . Jonathan M. Borwein, David H. Bailey, Roland Girgensohn.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503276http://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=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=541504Finance with Monte Carlo / . . Ronald W. Shonkwiler.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541504http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508362A first course in probability and Markov chains / . . Giuseppe Modica and Laura Poggiolini, University of Firenze, Italy.Description: "Provides an introduction to basic structures of probability with a view towards applications in information technology A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains presents an introduction to the basic elements in probability and focuses on two main areas. The first part explores notions and structures in probability, including combinatorics, probability measures, probability distributions, conditional probability, inclusion-exclusion formulas, random variables, dispersion indexes, independent random variables as well as weak and strong laws of large numbers and central limit theorem. In the second part of the book, focus is given to Discrete Time Discrete Markov Chains which is addressed together with an introduction to Poisson processes and Continuous Time Discrete Markov Chains. This book also looks at making use of measure theory notations that unify all the presentation, in particular avoiding the separate treatment of continuous and discrete distributions.A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains: Presents the basic elements of probability. Explores elementary probability with combinatorics, uniform probability, the inclusion-exclusion principle, independence and convergence of random variables. Features applications of Law of Large Numbers. Introduces Bernoulli and Poisson processes as well as discrete and continuous time Markov Chains with discrete states. Includes illustrations and examples throughout, along with solutions to problems featured in this book. The authors present a unified and comprehensive overview of probability and Markov Chains aimed at educating engineers working with probability and statistics as well as advanced undergraduate students in sciences and engineering with a basic background in mathematical analysis and linear algebra"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508362http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508363Fischer Black and the revolutionary idea of finance / . . Perry Mehrling.Description: "In December of 1997, Robert Merton and Myron Scholes took the stage in Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize in Economics. Absent from the podium was Fischer Black, the "Black" of the famous Black-Scholes options pricing formula, the formula that was to the derivatives revolution in finance what the discovery of the structure of DNA was to biotechnology. Black had died in 1995, two years short of the ultimate accolade." "Although the options formula made him famous, it was only one of Black's numerous contributions to finance, including portfolio insurance, commodity futures pricing, bond swaps and interest rate futures, and global asset allocation models that have become standard in the world of finance. Amazingly, he did it all despite having no formal training in finance or economics, and despite spending the bulk of his career in business settings. Certainly the most notable non-academic theoretician of modern finance, Fischer Black was one of a kind." "Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance tells the story of one man's intellectual adventure at the very center of modern finance. It is a story about the birth of quantitative finance and financial engineering. It is also the story about the continuing human quest to defeat the "dark forces of time and ignorance," as John Maynard Keynes famously put it. In 1995, the dark forces caught up with Fischer himself, but his quest lives on."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508363http://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=513863A friendly introduction to number theory / . . Joseph H. Silverman.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513863http://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=508365Game analytics : . maximizing the value of player data / . Magy Seif El-Nasr, Anders Drachen, Alessandro Canossa, editors.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508365http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503279Game physics engine development : . how to build a robust commercial-grade physics engine for your game / . Ian Millington.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503279http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513472Game theory / . . by Guillermo Owen.Description: Game theory has served as a standard text for game theory courses since the publication of the first edition in 1968. The fourth edition updates several recently developed subfields. It has been enlarged by adding a new section dealing with the controversial "Monty Hall problem", showing how the solution can be easily obtained by using game theoretic methods; rather than those of conditional probability theory. A new chapter discusses the work of recent Nobel Laureates: this includes, on the one hand, Hurwicz, Maskin and Myerson's work on mechanism design, and on the other hand, Roth's work on auctions and two-sided matchings -- P. 4 of cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513472http://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=508366Geometric algebra for computer science : . an object-oriented approach to geometry / . Leo Dorst, Daniel Fontijne, Stephen Mann.Description: "Geometric Algebra for Computer Science presents an alternative to the limitations of linear algebra. Geometric algebra, or GA, is a compact, time-effective, and performance-enhancing way to represent the geometry of 3D objects in computer programs. In this book you will find an introduction to GA that will give you a strong grasp of its relationship to linear algebra and its significance for your work. You will learn how to use GA to represent objects and perform geometric operations on them. And you will begin mastering proven techniques for making GA an integral part of your applications in a way that simplifies your code without slowing it down."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508366http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503280Geometry turned on! : . dynamic software in learning, teaching, and research / . James R. King, Doris Schattschneider, editors.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503280http://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=513473Global information society : . technology, knowledge, and mobility / . Mark I. Wilson, Aharon Kellerman, and Kenneth E. Corey.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513473http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542140The golden ticket : . P, NP, and the search for the impossible / . Lance Fortnow.Description: "The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. Simply stated, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly checked by computer can also be solved by computer. This book provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP, its rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond. In this book, the author traces how the problem arose during the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and gives examples of the problem from a variety of disciplines, including economics, physics, and biology. He explores problems that capture the full difficulty of the P-NP dilemma, from discovering the shortest route through all the rides at Disney World to finding large groups of friends on Facebook. But difficulty also has its advantages. Hard problems allow us to safely conduct electronic commerce and maintain privacy in our online lives. This book explores what we truly can and cannot achieve computationally, describing the benefits and unexpected challenges of the P-NP problem."--Jacket.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542140http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544341Good math : . a geek's guide to the beauty of numbers, logic, and computation / . Mark C. Chu-Carroll ; [edited by John Osborn].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544341http://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=541102A graduate Introduction to numerical methods : . from the viewpoint of backward error analysis / . Robert M. Corless, Nicolas Fillion.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541102http://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=508133Handbook of cubik math / . . by Alexander H. Frey, Jr. and David Singmaster.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508133http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541103Henri Poincarâe : . a scientific biography / . Jeremy Gray.Description: "Henri Poincarâe (1854-1912) was not just one of the most inventive, versatile, and productive mathematicians of all time--he was also a leading physicist who almost won a Nobel Prize for physics and a prominent philosopher of science whose fresh and surprising essays are still in print a century later. The first in-depth and comprehensive look at his many accomplishments, Henri Poincarâe explores all the fields that Poincarâe touched, the debates sparked by his original investigations, and how his discoveries still contribute to society today. Math historian Jeremy Gray shows that Poincarâe's influence was wide-ranging and permanent. His novel interpretation of non-Euclidean geometry challenged contemporary ideas about space, stirred heated discussion, and led to flourishing research. His work in topology began the modern study of the subject, recently highlighted by the successful resolution of the famous Poincarâe conjecture. And Poincarâe's reformulation of celestial mechanics and discovery of chaotic motion started the modern theory of dynamical systems. In physics, his insights on the Lorentz group preceded Einstein's, and he was the first to indicate that space and time might be fundamentally atomic. Poincarâe the public intellectual did not shy away from scientific controversy, and he defended mathematics against the attacks of logicians such as Bertrand Russell, opposed the views of Catholic apologists, and served as an expert witness in probability for the notorious Dreyfus case that polarized France. Richly informed by letters and documents, Henri Poincarâe demonstrates how one man's work revolutionized math, science, and the greater world"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541103http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503281Hexaflexagons, probability paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi : . Martin Gardner's first book of mathematical puzzles and games / . Martin Gardner.Description: The mathematical recreations presented here are designed to delight and perplex while demonstrating mathematical principles. The book contains the earliest of Gardner's popular 'Scientific American' columns, now with updated information on new game variations, mathematical proofs and other developments.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503281http://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=508344Hilbert's programs and beyond / . . Wilfried Sieg.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508344http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518926Honoring the code : . conversations with great game designers / . Matt Barton.Description: "Honoring the Code. If you're reading this book, then I'm guessing you feel like I do about videogames. They're fantastic, awesome, great, amazing, spectacular, the best damn thing in the universe. They have just as much (if not more) cultural importance to me than any book, movie, or album. Videogames aren't a waste of time. Time is a waste of videogames. I encourage you to adopt a similar attitude. Next time someone scolds you for all the time you spend gaming, please thank them sincerely for wasting theirs. Are videogames art? Considering some people still ask the same of a Picasso or a Pollock, I really don't think I'm going to be changing anybody's mind about Pac-Man. Fortunately, I don't need to do that here. I can already tell you're on my side about all this. We can appreciate videogames because we've been playing them since were old enough to roll a quarter into a slot or press play on a tape. But I want you to take one further step, and go from being a simple consumer of videogames and metamorphose into a connoisseur. As with any field of creative endeavor, there are those who wish to do more than simply experience the art. We want to know something about how it was made, and by whom, and for what reason. We wish to get into the head of the artist; understand the confluence of energy, passion, and craziness that somehow results in a masterpiece. No normal person has ever created a great videogame. Just talk to them. They think we're nuts for actually paying them to make these things. Now, that's not to say they wouldn't like more money. Then they could make more games! Oh, and eat!"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518926http://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=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=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=541507Introduction to computation and programming using Python / . . John V. Guttag.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541507http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508369An introduction to digital multimedia / . . T.M. Savage, K.E. Vogel.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508369http://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=509132It security risk management in the context of cloud computing : . perceived it security risks in... . Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=509132http://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=513477The king of infinite space : . Euclid and his Elements / . David Berlinski.Description: Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. Euclid's Elements is arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements, and shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513477http://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=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=518369Love and math : . the heart of hidden reality / . Edward Frenkel.Description: "Love and Math tells the two intertwined stories of mathematics and the adventure of one man in learning it. The result is a story about how he became one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, working on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. As Frenkel proves, a mathematical formula can be as elegant and beautiful as a painting, a poem, or a piece of music. And the process of creating new mathematics is just that, an artistic pursuit--a deeply personal experience, which requires passion, dedication, and love. In Love and Math, Frenkel shows readers the aesthetic--and the truly powerful--side of mathematics, and enables appreciation of the field even from those who have long been terrified by it."--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518369http://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=546881Magnificent Principia : . exploring Isaac Newton's masterpiece / . Colin Pask.Description: Pask demonstrates how the Principia sets out Newton's approach to science, how the framework of classic mechanics is established, how terrestrial phenomena like the tides and projectile motion are explained, and how we can understand the dynamics of the solar system and the paths of comets.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546881http://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=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=508370Math on trial : . how numbers get used and abused in the courtroom / . Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez.Description: Describes the issues that can result when mathematical arguments are improperly used and discusses ten trials where this was the case, including the Dreyfus Affair, the case of Diana Sylvester, and Charles Ponzi's original scheme.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508370http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503296Mathematica : . a problem-centered approach / . Roozbeh Hazrat.Description: "The Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series (SUMS) is designed for undergraduates in the mathematical sciences. From core foundational material to final year topics, SUMS books take a fresh and modern approach and are ideal for self-study or for a one-or two-semester course. Each book includes numerous examples, problems and fully-worked solutions." "Mathematica: A Problem-Centered Approach introduces the vast array of features and powerful mathematical functions of Mathematica using a multitude of clearly presented examples and worked-out problems. Each section starts with a description of a new topic and some basic examples." "The intention is to enable the reader to learn from the codes, thus avoiding long and exhausting explanations." "While based on a computer algebra course taught to undergraduate students of mathematics, science, engineering and finance, the book also includes chapters on calculus and solving equations, and graphics, thus covering all the basic topics in Mathematica. With its strong focus upon programming and problem solving, and an emphasis on using numerical problems that do not need any particular background in mathematics, this book is also ideal for self-study and as an introduction to researchers who wish to use Mathematica as a computational tool." "Mathematica: A Problem-Centered Approach comes with a free 30 day trial of the Wolfram Mathematica software"--Jacket.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503296http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546882Mathematical card magic : . fifty-two new effects / . Colm Mulcahy.Description: "Featuring numerous original creations, this book presents an entertaining look at mathematically based card tricks. The effects in each chapter are rated in four key areas: ease of performance, whether any setup is needed, how much mathematics is involved, and how well it appeals to a general audience. In addition, each chapter highlights the effect with the best use of the mathematical principle involved. Three chapters address the growing field of two-person mathemagic, which uses subtle information theory principles to communicate. The text provides relevant mathematical details, suggestions for potential extensions, and an index of mathematical topics cross-referenced to each chapter. "--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546882http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542139Mathematical finance : . theory review and exercises : from binomial model to risk measures / . Emanuela Rosazza Gianin, Carlo Sgarra.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542139http://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=541111Mathematics, computer science and logic : . a never ending story : the Bruno Buchberger festschrift / . edited by Peter Paule.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541111http://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=552111Mathematics for the life sciences : . calculus, modeling, probability, and dynamical systems / . Glenn Ledder.Description: "Mathematics for the Life Sciences provides present and future biologists with the mathematical concepts and tools needed to understand and use mathematical models and read advanced mathematical biology books. It presents mathematics in biological contexts, focusing on the central mathematical ideas, and providing detailed explanations. The author assumes no mathematics background beyond algebra and precalculus. Calculus is presented as a one-chapter primer that is suitable for readers who have not studied the subject before, as well as readers who have taken a calculus course and need a review. This primer is followed by a novel chapter that begins with discussions of biological data and the basic principles of modeling. The remainder of the chapter introduces the reader to topics in mechanistic modeling (deriving models from biological assumptions) and empirical modeling (using data to parameterize and select models). The modeling chapter contains a thorough treatment of key ideas and techniques that are often neglected in mathematics books. It also provides the reader with a sophisticated viewpoint and the essential background needed to make full use of the remainder of the book, which includes two chapters on probability and its applications to inferential statistics and three chapters on discrete and continuous dynamical systems. The biological content of the book is self-contained and includes many basic biology topics such as the genetic code, Mendelian genetics, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, epidemiology, and immunology. The large number of problem sets include some drill problems along with a large number of case studies. The latter are divided into step-by-step problems and sorted into the appropriate section, allowing readers to gradually develop complete investigations from understanding the biological assumptions to a complete analysis."--Page 4 of cover.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=552111http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503298Mathematics of life / . . Ian Stewart.Description: Biologists have long dismissed mathematics as being unable to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of living beings. Within the past ten years, however, mathematicians have proven that they hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of our world, and ourselves. In this book the author provides an overview of the vital but little recognized role mathematics has played in pulling back the curtain on the hidden complexities of the natural world, and how its contribution will be even more vital in the years ahead. He explains how mathematicians and biologists have come to work together on some of the most difficult scientific problems that the human race has ever tackled, including the nature and origin of life itself. It is an introduction to the role of mathematics in life sciences, from cellular organization to the behavior and evolution of entire organisms.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503298http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541116Measure, integral, derivative : . a course on Lebesgue's theory / . Sergei Ovchinnikov.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541116http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513792Microsoft SharePoint 2013 step by step / . . Olga M. Londer, Penelope Coventry.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513792http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508353Modeling differential equations in biology / . . Clifford Henry Taubes.Description: "Given that a college-level life science student will take only one additional calculus course after learning the very basics of differentiation and integration, what material should such a course cover? This book answers that question. It is based on a very successful one-semester course taught at Harvard and aims to teach students in the life sciences how to use differential equations to facilitate their research. It requires only a semester's background in calculus. Notions from linear algebra and partial differential equations that are most useful to the life sciences are introduced as and when needed, and in the context of life science applications are drawn from real published papers. In addition, the course is designed to teach students how to recognize when differential equations can help focus research. A course taught with this book can replace a standard course in multivariable calculus that is typically taught to engineers and physicists."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508353http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513480Naked statistics : . stripping the dread from the data / . Charles Wheelan.Description: The field of statistics is rapidly transforming into a discipline that Hal Varian at Google has called "sexy". And with good reason; from batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics is growing by leaps and bounds. In this book the author demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the arcane and technical details to get at the underlying intuition that is key to understanding the power of statistical concepts. Tackling a wide-ranging set of problems, he demonstrates how statistics can be used to look at questions that are important and relevant to us today.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513480http://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=503300Numbers rule : . the vexing mathematics of democracy, from Plato to the present / . George G. Szpiro.Description: The author takes the general reader on a tour of the mathematical puzzles and paradoxes inherent in voting systems, such as the Alabama Paradox, in which an increase in the number of seats in the Congress could actually lead to a reduced number of representatives for a state, and the Condorcet Paradox, which demonstrates that the winner of elections featuring more than two candidates does not necessarily reflect majority preferences. Szpiro takes a roughly chronological approach to the topic, travelling from ancient Greece to the present and, in addition to offering explanations of the various mathematical conundrums of elections and voting, also offers biographical details on the mathematicians and other thinkers who thought about them, including Plato, Pliny the Younger, Pierre Simon Laplace, Thomas Jefferson, John von Neumann, and Kenneth Arrow.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503300http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546884Office 2013 in depth / . . Joe Habraken.Description: Provides techniques and shortcuts for Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and other applications, and explores new features and capabilities of Office 2013.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546884http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513479Office 2013 simplified / . . by Elaine Marmel.Description: Discover just how easy it is to get up to speed with Office 2013! The self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap, from basic features to keeping notes and working with databases.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513479http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508347Physics for mathematicians : . mechanics 1 / . Michael Spivak.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508347http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541105Playing with sound : . a theory of interacting with sound and music in video games / . Karen Collins.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541105http://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=508349Practical linear algebra : . a geometry toolbox / . Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford.Description: "Practical Linear Algebra introduces students in mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science to Linear Algebra from an intuitive and geometric viewpoint, creating a level of understanding that goes far beyond mere matrix manipulations. Practical aspects, such as computer graphics topics and numerical strategies, are covered throughout, and thus students can build a "Geometry Toolbox," based on a geometric understanding of the key concepts." "This book covers all the standard linear algebra material for a first-year course; the authors teach by motivation, illustration, and example rather than by using a theorem/proof style."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508349http://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=508113Practicing sabermetrics : . putting the science of baseball statistics to work / . Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber, and John T. Saccoman.Description: Sabermetrics uses algebra to expand on statistics and measure a player's value to his team and how he ranks among players of different eras. The mathematical models in this book, a follow-up to Understanding Sabermetrics (2008), define the measures, supply examples, and provide practice problems for readers --Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508113http://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=503301Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 platform / . . Andrew Troelsen.Description: Troelsen targets experienced software professionals and students of computer science. The mission of this text is to provide a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the critical aspects of the .NET 4 platform.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503301http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503302Problem book for first year calculus / . . George W. Bluman ; [editor, Paul R. Halmos ; illustration by Landy Lee].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503302http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503303Programming with JavaScript : . algorithms and applications for desktop and mobile browsers / . John David Dionisio, Ray Toal.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503303http://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=508125Python programming in context / . . Bradley N. Miller, David L. Ranum.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508125http://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=541107Quantum computing since Democritus / . . Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541107http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544333Real-time C++ : . efficient object-oriented and template micro-controller programming / . Christopher Michael Kormanyos.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544333http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544334Realm of Racket : . learn to program, one game at a time! / . by Matthias Felleisen, Conrad Barski, Forrest Bice, Rose DeMaio, Spencer Florence, Feng-yun Mimi Lin, Scott Lindeman, Nicole Nussbaum, Eric Peterson, Ryan Plessner, and David Van Horn.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544334http://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=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=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=544331Smart machines : . IBM's Watson and the era of cognitive computing / . John E. Kelly III, Steve Hamm.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544331http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544330Spam : . a shadow history of the Internet / . Finn Brunton.Description: The vast majority of all email sent every day is spam, a variety of idiosyncratically spelled requests to provide account information, invitations to spend money on dubious products, and pleas to send cash overseas. Most of it is caught by filters before ever reaching an in-box. Where does it come from? As Finn Brunton explains in Spam, it is produced and shaped by many different populations around the world: programmers, con artists, bots and their botmasters, pharmaceutical merchants, marketers, identity thieves, crooked bankers and their victims, cops, lawyers, network security professionals, vigilantes, and hackers. Every time we go online, we participate in the system of spam, with choices, refusals, and purchases the consequences of which we may not understand. This is a book about what spam is, how it works, and what it means. Brunton provides a cultural history that stretches from pranks on early computer networks to the construction of a global criminal infrastructure. The history of spam, Brunton shows us, is a shadow history of the Internet itself, with spam emerging as the mirror image of the online communities it targets. Brunton traces spam through three epochs: the 1970s to 1995, and the early, noncommercial computer networks that became the Internet; 1995 to 2003, with the dot-com boom, the rise of spam's entrepreneurs, and the first efforts at regulating spam; and 2003 to the present, with the war of algorithms -- spam versus anti-spam. Spam shows us how technologies, from email to search engines, are transformed by unintended consequences and adaptations, and how online communities develop and invent governance for themselves.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544330http://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=508126Stephen Smale : . the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier / . Steve Batterson.Description: "In 1957 Stephen Smale startled the mathematical world by showing that, in a theoretical sense, it is possible to turn a sphere inside out. A few years later from the beaches of Rio, he introduced the horseshoe map, demonstrating that simple functions could have chaotic dynamics. His next mathematical accomplishment was to solve the higher-dimensional Poincare conjecture, thus demonstrating that higher-dimensions are simpler than the more familiar three. In 1966 in Moscow, he was awarded the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics." "Smale's vision and influence extended beyond mathematics into two different realms. In 1965 in Berkeley, he initiated a program with Jerry Rubin of civil disobedience directed at ending the Vietnam War. And as a mineral collector he accumulated a museum-quality collection that ranks among the finest in the world. Despite these diverse accomplishments, Smale's name is virtually unknown outside mathematics and mineral collecting." "In this book, Batterson records and makes known the life and accomplishments of this mathematician and significant figure in intellectual history."--BOOK JACKET.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508126http://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=508355Symbolic integration I : . transcendental functions / . Manuel Bronstein.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508355http://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=542136A tale of two fractals / . . A.A. Kirillov.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=542136http://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=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=503306The theory of graphs / . . Claude Berge ; [translated by Alison Doig].Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=503306http://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=508371Top secret Rosies . the female computers of World War II / . producer/director, LeAnn Erickson ; writer, Cynthia Baughman.Description: "In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. Rosie made the weapons, but the female computers made them accurate. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army's calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers."--Container.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508371http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508128Understanding sabermetrics : . an introduction to the science of baseball statistics / . Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber and John T. Saccoman.Description: "Numbers and baseball go together like America and apple pie. Sabermetrics, defined as the "search for objective knowledge about baseball" and "the mathematical and statistical analysis of baseball records" by noted author Bill James who coined the term, has become perhaps the most important baseball evaluation tool available to researchers. This book is a Sabermetrics primer"--Provided by publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508128http://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=508356Visions of infinity : . the great mathematical problems / . Ian Stewart.Description: "Overview of the most formidable problems mathematicians have vanquished, and those that vex them still"--Dust jacket flap.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508356http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508357Web programming and Internet technologies : . an E-commerce approach / . Porter Scobey and Pawan Lingras.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508357http://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=546279Wondrous one sheet origami / . . Meenakshi Mukerji.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546279http://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