Item Successfully Added to Cart
An error was encountered while trying to add the item to the cart. Please try again.
OK
Please make all selections above before adding to cart
OK
The following link can be shared to navigate to this page. You can select the link to copy or click the 'Copy To Clipboard' button below.
Copy To Clipboard
Successfully Copied!
Mathematics++: Selected Topics Beyond the Basic Courses
 
Ida Kantor Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Jiří Matoušek Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Šámal Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Front Cover for Mathematics++
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4704-2261-5
Product Code: STML/75
List Price: $52.00
Individual Price: $41.60
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-2623-1
Product Code: STML/75.E
List Price: $49.00
Individual Price: $39.20
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
This product is available for purchase as a bundle. Purchasing as a bundle enables you to save on the electronic version.
List Price: $78.00
Front Cover for Mathematics++
Click above image for expanded view
  • Front Cover for Mathematics++
  • Back Cover for Mathematics++
Mathematics++: Selected Topics Beyond the Basic Courses
Ida Kantor Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Jiří Matoušek Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Šámal Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-2261-5
Product Code:  STML/75
List Price: $52.00
Individual Price: $41.60
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-2623-1
Product Code:  STML/75.E
List Price: $49.00
Individual Price: $39.20
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
This product is available for purchase as a bundle. Purchasing as a bundle enables you to save on the electronic version.
List Price: $78.00
  • Book Details
     
     
    Student Mathematical Library
    Volume: 752015; 343 pp
    MSC: Primary 14; 20; 28; 43; 52; 54; 55;

    Mathematics++ is a concise introduction to six selected areas of 20th century mathematics providing numerous modern mathematical tools used in contemporary research in computer science, engineering, and other fields. The areas are: measure theory, high-dimensional geometry, Fourier analysis, representations of groups, multivariate polynomials, and topology. For each of the areas, the authors introduce basic notions, examples, and results. The presentation is clear and accessible, stressing intuitive understanding, and it includes carefully selected exercises as an integral part. Theory is complemented by applications—some quite surprising—in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics. The chapters are independent of one another and can be studied in any order.

    It is assumed that the reader has gone through the basic mathematics courses. Although the book was conceived while the authors were teaching Ph.D. students in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, it will be useful for a much wider audience, such as mathematicians specializing in other areas, mathematics students deciding what specialization to pursue, or experts in engineering or other fields.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Measure and integral
    • Chapter 2. High-dimensional geometry and measure concentration
    • Chapter 3. Fourier analysis
    • Chapter 4. Representations of finite groups
    • Chapter 5. Polynomials
    • Chapter 6. Topology
  • Reviews
     
     
    • The book under review contains six chapters that can be read independently, each one surveying one mathematical topic. ... It is carefully written, and it is better than a collection of lecture notes. Such books are needed for students, as a complement to the standard textbooks and to present more specialized applications of classical mathematics. The reviewer wishes there were many more such books.

      Athanase Papadopoulos, ZMATH
    • This book has its origins, we are told, in the authors' experiences teaching graduate students in computer science, who needed background in certain mathematical topics. Since these topics were not covered in the basic courses that these students had taken, the authors undertook to introduce them in courses spanning several semesters, the lecture notes of which, suitably expanded, became this text. ... I like expository books, because I think, particularly in these days of increasing specialization, that they serve a valuable purpose, not only for students but also professionals who want to see what's going on in other areas, or who need some background in one area for research in another. This book is a fine example of that genre.

      Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews
  • Request Exam/Desk Copy
  • Request Review Copy
  • Get Permissions
Volume: 752015; 343 pp
MSC: Primary 14; 20; 28; 43; 52; 54; 55;

Mathematics++ is a concise introduction to six selected areas of 20th century mathematics providing numerous modern mathematical tools used in contemporary research in computer science, engineering, and other fields. The areas are: measure theory, high-dimensional geometry, Fourier analysis, representations of groups, multivariate polynomials, and topology. For each of the areas, the authors introduce basic notions, examples, and results. The presentation is clear and accessible, stressing intuitive understanding, and it includes carefully selected exercises as an integral part. Theory is complemented by applications—some quite surprising—in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics. The chapters are independent of one another and can be studied in any order.

It is assumed that the reader has gone through the basic mathematics courses. Although the book was conceived while the authors were teaching Ph.D. students in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, it will be useful for a much wider audience, such as mathematicians specializing in other areas, mathematics students deciding what specialization to pursue, or experts in engineering or other fields.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Measure and integral
  • Chapter 2. High-dimensional geometry and measure concentration
  • Chapter 3. Fourier analysis
  • Chapter 4. Representations of finite groups
  • Chapter 5. Polynomials
  • Chapter 6. Topology
  • The book under review contains six chapters that can be read independently, each one surveying one mathematical topic. ... It is carefully written, and it is better than a collection of lecture notes. Such books are needed for students, as a complement to the standard textbooks and to present more specialized applications of classical mathematics. The reviewer wishes there were many more such books.

    Athanase Papadopoulos, ZMATH
  • This book has its origins, we are told, in the authors' experiences teaching graduate students in computer science, who needed background in certain mathematical topics. Since these topics were not covered in the basic courses that these students had taken, the authors undertook to introduce them in courses spanning several semesters, the lecture notes of which, suitably expanded, became this text. ... I like expository books, because I think, particularly in these days of increasing specialization, that they serve a valuable purpose, not only for students but also professionals who want to see what's going on in other areas, or who need some background in one area for research in another. This book is a fine example of that genre.

    Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews
You may be interested in...
Please select which format for which you are requesting permissions.