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Mathematics  Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions
Titles in the call number range QA 1  QA 73, QA 90  QA 699 (Mathematics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

An introduction to formal languages and automata / Peter Linz, PhD, University of California at DavisQA 267.3 L56 2017
An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata, Sixth Edition provides an accessible, studentfriendly presentation of all material essential to an introductory Theory of Computation course. Written to address the fundamentals of formal languages, automata, and computability, the text is designed to familiarize students with the foundations and principles of computer science and to strengthen the students' ability to carry out formal and rigorous mathematical arguments. The author, Peter Linz, continues to offer a straightforward, uncomplicated treatment of formal languages and automata and avoids excessive mathematical detail allowing students to focus on and understand the key underlying principles.
New & Key Features:
* An accessible approach allows students to clearly understand key content while retaining the appropriate mathematical notations and theorems required for the course
* New Chapter Synopsis, found at the end of each chapter, recap important concepts found in the text
* Every major idea is preceded by a motivating example, drawn from applications, that introduces the concept and illustrates its usefulness
* The exercise section has been restructured and improved with accessible exercises more closely tied to examples in the text
* An enhanced Instructor's Manual includes more detailed solutions to problems found in the text 
Complex variables and applications / James Ward Brown, professor of mathematics, the University of MichiganDearborn ; Ruel V. Churchill, Late Professor of Mathematics, the University of MichiganDearbornQA 331.7 C524 2014
Complex Variables and Applications, 9e will serve, just as the earlier editions did, as a textbook for an introductory course in the theory and application of functions of a complex variable. This new edition preserves the basic content and style of the earlier editions. The text is designed to develop the theory that is prominent in applications of the subject. You will find a special emphasis given to the application of residues and conformal mappings. To accommodate the different calculus backgrounds of students, footnotes are given with references to other texts that contain proofs and discussions of the more delicate results in advanced calculus. Improvements in the text include extended explanations of theorems, greater detail in arguments, and the separation of topics into their own sections. 
An introduction to Laplacian spectral distances and kernels : theory, computation, and applications / Giuseppe PatanèQA 448 D38 P275 2017ebIn geometry processing and shape analysis, several applications have been addressed through the properties of the Laplacian spectral kernels and distances, such as commute time, biharmonic, diffusion, and wave distances.
Within this context, this book is intended to provide a common background on the definition and computation of the Laplacian spectral kernels and distances for geometry processing and shape analysis. To this end, we define a unified representation of the isotropic and anisotropic discrete Laplacian operator on surfaces and volumes; then, we introduce the associated differential equations, i.e., the harmonic equation, the Laplacian eigenproblem, and the heat equation. Filtering the Laplacian spectrum, we introduce the Laplacian spectral distances, which generalize the commutetime, biharmonic, diffusion, and wave distances, and their discretization in terms of the Laplacian spectrum. As main applications, we discuss the design of smooth functions and the Laplacian smoothing of noisy scalar functions.
All the reviewed numerical schemes are discussed and compared in terms of robustness, approximation accuracy, and computational cost, thus supporting the reader in the selection of the most appropriate with respect to shape representation, computational resources, and target application.

Portal through mathematics : journey to advanced thinking / Oleg A. Ivanov, St. Petersburg State University ; translated by Robert G. BurnsQA 37.3 I9313 2017
This book is a collection of puzzles and problems mostly on topics relating to secondary mathematics. The problems and topics are fresh and interesting and frequently surprising. One example: the puzzle that asks how much length must be added to a belt around the Earth's equator to raise it one foot has probably achieved old chestnut status. Ivanov, after explaining the surprising answer to this question, goes a step further and asks, if you grabbed that too long belt at some point and raised it as high as possible, how high would that be? The answer to that is more surprising than the classic puzzle's answer. 
MATLAB : a practical introduction to programming and problem solving / Stormy AttawayQA 297 A87 2017ebMATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Fourth Edition , winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ( Texty ), has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB, including the new H2 Graphics system. It features new and revised endofchapter exercises, more engineering applications to help the reader learn this software tool in context, and a new section on objectoriented programming in MATLAB. MATLAB has become the standard software tool for solving scientific and engineering problems due to its powerful builtin functions and its ability to program.
Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book guides the reader through both programming and builtin functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. The book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. Indepth coverage is given to input/output, a topic fundamental to many engineering applications.
Winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ( Texty ) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association Presents programming concepts and MATLAB builtin functions sidebyside Offers a systematic, stepbystep approach, building on concepts throughout the book and facilitating easier learning Includes sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines to direct students toward best practices Combines basic programming concepts, builtin functions, and advanced topics for problem solving with MATLAB to make this book uniquely suitable for a wide range of courses teaching or using MATLAB across the curriculum 
Teaching and learning in maths classrooms : emerging themes in affectrelated research : teachers' beliefs, students' engagement and social interaction / Chiara Andrà, Domenico Brunetto, Esther Levenson, Peter Liljedahl, editorsQA11.2
The book is the selection of the most relevant talks given at the 21st MAVI conference held at Politecnico di Milano. The first section is dedicated to classroom practices and beliefs regarding those practices, taking a look at prospective or practicing teachers' views of different practices such as decisionmaking, the roles of explanations, problemsolving, patterning, and the use of play. Of major interest to MAVI participants is the relationship between teachers' professed beliefs and classroom practice. This is the focus of the second section in this book. Three papers deal with teacher change, which is notoriously difficult, even when the teachers themselves are interested in changing their practice. The third section of this book centers on the undercurrents of teaching and learning mathematics, what rises in various situations, causing tensions and inconsistencies. The last section of this book takes a look at emerging themes in affectrelated research. In this section, two papers discuss attitudes towards assessment. The books is addressed to any teacher and researcher working in this area. 
Basic graph theory / Md. Saidur RahmanQA166This undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to graph theory, which has numerous applications in modeling problems in science and technology, and has become a vital component to computer science, computer science and engineering, and mathematics curricula of universities all over the world.
The author follows a methodical and easy to understand approach. Beginning with the historical background, motivation and applications of graph theory, the author first explains basic graph theoretic terminologies. From this firm foundation, the author goes on to present paths, cycles, connectivity, trees, matchings, coverings, planar graphs, graph coloring and digraphs as well as some special classes of graphs together with some research topics for advanced study.
Filled with exercises and illustrations, Basic Graph Theory is a valuable resource for any undergraduate student to understand and gain confidence in graph theory and its applications to scientific research, algorithms and problem solving.

The incomputable journeys beyond the Turing barrier / S. Barry Cooper, Mariya I. Soskova, editorsQA9.63This book questions the relevance of computation to the physical universe. Our theories deliver computational descriptions, but the gaps and discontinuities in our grasp suggest a need for continued discourse between researchers from different disciplines, and this book is unique in its focus on the mathematical theory of incomputability and its relevance for the real world. The core of the book consists of thirteen chapters in five parts on extended models of computation; the search for natural examples of incomputable objects; mind, matter, and computation; the nature of information, complexity, and randomness; and the mathematics of emergence and morphogenesis.
This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of theoretical computer science, mathematical logic, and philosophy.

Louis Boutet de Monvel, selected works Victor W. Guillemin, Johannes Sjöstrand, editorsQA379
This book features a selection of articles by Louis Boutet de Monvel and presents his contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and analysis. The works selected here reveal his central role in the development of his field, including three cornerstones: firstly, analytic pseudodifferential operators, which have become a fundamental aspect of analytic microlocal analysis, and secondly the Boutet de Monvel calculus for boundary problems for elliptic partial differential operators, which is still an important tool also in index theory. Thirdly, Boutet de Monvel was one of the first people to recognize the importance of the existence of generalized functions, whose singularities are concentrated on a single ray in phase space, which led him to make essential contributions to hypoelliptic operators and to a very successful and influential calculus of Toeplitz operators with applications to spectral andindex theory.Other topics treated here include microlocal analysis, star products and deformation quantization as well as problems in several complex variables, index theory and geometric quantization. This book will appeal to both experts in the field and students who are new to this subject.

Discrete mathematics with applications / Susanna S. EppQA 39.3 E65 2011
Susanna Epp's DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp's emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upperlevel mathematics courses. 
Introduction to mathematical statistics / Robert V. Hogg, Joseph W. McKean, Allen T. CraigQA 276 H59 2013
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Seventh Edition, offers a proven approach designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in mathematical statistics. Ample examples and exercises throughout the text illustrate concepts to help you gain a solid understanding of the material. 
Anomalies in net present value, returns and polynomials, and regret theory in decisionmaking / Michael C.I. NwoguguQA 279.4 N86 2016ebThis book explores why Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) are not necessarily accurate or efficient tools for valuation and decisionmaking. The author specifically addresses the biases and framing effects inherent in the NPV/MIRR/IRR model and in related approaches such as Adjusted Present Value (APV), Net Future Value (NFV), and by extension, Polynomials. In doing so, the book presents new ways of solving higher order polynomials using invariants and homomorphisms and explains why the "Fundamental Theorem of Algebra", the Binomial Theorem and the "Descartes Sign Rule" are unreliable. Chapters also discuss how International Asset Pricing Theory (IAPT) and Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Models (ICAPM) can produce inaccurate results in certain circumstances. The conditions under which ICAPM and IAPT may be accurate are described; as well as why those conditions cannot, or are unlikely to, exist. The conditions under which negative interest rates may exist or are justified are also outlined. Moreover, the author explains why traditional ConsumptionSavingsInvestmentProduction models of allocation can be inefficient, and then introduces a new model of allocation that can be applied to individuals, households and companies. Finally, the book explains why the Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution is a flawed concept and introduces the Marginal Rate of Intertemporal Joint Substitution as a solution.