New Books List

Publisher:

Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Call Number:

512 H636A 2015

Pages:

xiv, 144 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

Subject:

Mathematics and Statistics

Summary:
This introduction invites readers to revisit algebra and appreciate the elegance and power of equations and inequalities. Offering a clear explanation of algebra through theory and example, Higgins shows how equations lead to complex numbers, matrices, groups, rings, and fields.--
Publisher:

Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

511.3 S849I 2017

Pages:

xvi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

Subject:

Mathematics and Statistics

Summary:
In this 'Very Short Introduction', Ian Stewart discusses infinity in mathematics while also drawing in the various other aspects of infinity and explaining some of the major problems and insights arising from this concept. He argues that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise but that it is instead a concept with important practical everyday applications, and considers how mathematicians use infinity and infinitesimals to answer questions or supply techniques that do not appear to involve the infinite.