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http://www.yoursite.com/http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508129Adventures in group theory : . Rubik's cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys / . David Joyner.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=508129http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546876Category theory for the sciences / . . David I. Spivak.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546876http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513859A classical introduction to modern number theory / . . Kenneth Ireland, Michael Rosen.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513859http://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=513860A computational introduction to number theory and algebra / . . Victor Shoup.Description: "Number theory and algebra play an increasingly significant role in computing and communications, as evidenced by the striking applications of these subjects to such fields as cryptography and coding theory. This introductory book emphasizes algorithms and applications, such as cryptography and error correcting codes. The presentation alternates between theory and applications in order to motivate and illustrate the mathematics. The mathematical coverage includes the basics of number theory, abstract algebra and discrete probability theory."--Publisher's description.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513860http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513470Computer technology encyclopedia : . quick reference for students and professionals / . Michael Graves.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513470http://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=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=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=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=544729Do I count? : . stories from mathematics / . Gèunter M. Ziegler ; translated by Thomas von Foerster.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544729http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513862Elementary number theory and its applications / . . Kenneth H. Rosen.Description: This text blends classical theory with modern applications and is notable for its comprehensive exercise sets.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513862http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513861Elementary number theory / . . David M. Burton.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513861http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544345Elements of programming interviews : . The insiders' guide / . Adnan Aziz, Tsung-Hsien Lee, Amit Prakash.Description: "Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI) aims to help engineers interviewing for software development positions. The primary focus of EPI is data structures, algorithms, system design, and problem solving. The material is largely presented through questions."http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544345http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541503Enlightening symbols : . a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers / . Joseph Mazur.Description: While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren't available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols, popular math writer Joseph Mazur explains the fascinating history behind the development of our mathematical notation system. He shows how symbols were used initially, how one symbol replaced another over time, and how written math was conveyed before and after ... .http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541503http://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=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=512187The game production handbook / . . Heather Maxwell Chandler.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512187http://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=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=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=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=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=513864Introduction to analytic number theory / . . Tom M. Apostol.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513864http://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=513865An introduction to the theory of numbers / . . by G.H. Hardy and E.M. Wright.Description: The sixth edition of the classic undergraduate text in elementary number theory includes a new chapter on elliptic curves and their role in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, a foreword by Andrew Wiles and extensively revised and updated end-of-chapter notes.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513865http://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=546880Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript : . with jQuery, CSS & HTML5 / . Robin Nixon.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546880http://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=544340Less doing, more living : . make everything in life easier/ . Ari Meisel.Description: "Less is more"-or, more specifically, the less you have to do, the more life you have to live. Efficiency expert Ari Meisel details his "Less Doing" philosophy, which will streamline your life, and make everything easier. In business and our personal lives, it often seems as if the only way to get more done is by putting in more time-more hours at the office, more days running errands. But what if there were a way that we could do less, and free up more time for the things and people we love? If this sounds like what you need, Ari Meisel-TEDx speaker, efficiency consultant, and achievement architect-has the program for you. In Less Doing, More Living, Meisel explores the fundamental principles of his "Less Doing" philosophy, educating the reader on: Optimizing workflow with twenty-first-century apps and tools Creating an "external brain" in the Cloud to do all of your "lower" thinking-like keeping track of appointments, meetings, and ideas How to use technology to live a paper-free life The three fundamentals of wellness-fitness, sleep, and nutrition-and technological approaches to improving these areas of life And so much more! This book will give readers new tools and techniques for streamlining their workload, being more efficient in their day-to-day activities, and making everything in life easier"--http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544340http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541104Logic in games / . . Johan van Benthem.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=541104http://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=544728Managing risk and security in outsourcing IT services : . onshore, offshore and the cloud / . Frank Siepmann.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544728http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544338Math bytes : . Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing / . Timothy P. Chartier.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544338http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546883A Mathematical odyssey : . journey from the real to the complex / . Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546883http://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=518370My iPhone / . . Brad Miser.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518370http://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=513866Number theory : . a lively introduction with proofs, applications, and stories / . James E. Pommersheim, Tim K. Marks, Erica L. Flapan.Description: "Number Theory: A Lively Introduction with Proofs, Applications and Stories will introduce you to elementary number theory, helping you develop your proof writing skills while learning the core concepts in number theory as well as advanced topics used in modern applications. This book is ideal for first-timers in number theory as well as math majors and math education majors."--Jacket.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=513866http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518927Number theory : . structures, examples, and problems / . Titu Andreescu, Dorin Andrica.Description: While the forefront of number theory is replete with sophisticated and famous open problems, at its foundation are basic, elementary ideas that can stimulate and challenge beginning students. This introductory text focuses on a problem-solving approach to the subject, situating each concept within the framework of an example for readers to solve.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=518927http://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=546885A primer on scientific programming with Python / . . Hans Petter Langtangen.Description: The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology and finance.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546885http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544336Privacy in the age of big data : . recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family / . Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole ; foreword by the Honorable Howard A. Schmidt.Description: Digital data collection and surveillance gets more pervasive and invasive by the day; but the best ways to protect yourself and your data are all steps you can take yourself. The devices we use to get just-in-time coupons, directions when we're lost, and maintain connections with loved ones no matter how far away they are, also invade our privacy in ways we might not even be aware of. Our devices send and collect data about us whenever we use them, but that data is not safeguarded the way we assume it would be. Privacy is complex and personal. Many of us do not know the full extent to which data is collected, stored, aggregated, and used. As recent revelations indicate, we are subject to a level of data collection and surveillance never before imaginable. While some of these methods may, in fact, protect us and provide us with information and services we deem to be helpful and desired, others can turn out to be insidious and over-arching. Privacy in the Age of Big Data highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware. Payton and Claypoole skillfully introduce readers to the many ways we are 'watched, ' and how to adjust our behaviors and activities to recapture our privacy. The authors suggest the tools, behavior changes, and political actions we can take to regain data and identity security. Anyone who uses digital devices will want to read this book for its clear and no-nonsense approach to the world of big data and what it means for all of us. - Publisher.http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=544336http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546869Programming and problem solving with C++ / . . Nell Dale, University of Texas, Austin, Chip Weems, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546869http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546974Programming : . principles and practice using C++ / . Bjarne Stroustrup.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546974http://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=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=546973A tour of C++ / . . Bjarne Stroustrup.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=546973http://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=512189Twenty key ideas in beginning calculus / . . by Dan Umbarger ; illustrations by Al Diaz.Description: http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=512189http://pilot.passhe.edu:8031/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=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=512191