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How to Think About Abstract Algebra


Lara Alcock

February 2021

How to Think about Abstract Algebra provides an engaging and readable introduction to its subject, which encompasses group theory and ring theory.

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Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction


Mark H. A. Davis

January 2019

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Now a vital part of modern economies, the rapid growth of the finance industry in recent decades is largely due to the development of mathematical methods such as the theory of arbitrage. Asset valuation, credit trading, and fund management, now depend on these mathematical tools. Mark Davis explains the theories and their applications.

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Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction


Alain Goriely

February 2018

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Applied mathematics plays a role in many different fields, especially the sciences and engineering. Goriely explains its nature and its relationship to pure mathematics, and through a variety of applications — such as mathematical modelling to predict the effects of climate change — he illustrates its power in tackling very practical problems.

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Measurement: A Very Short Introduction


David J. Hand

October 2016

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This Very Short Introduction explores the concept of measurement, its mathematical underpinnings, and its wide range of application from the sciences and social sciences to economics and commerce.

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Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction


Robin Wilson

April 2016

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Combinatorics is a large branch of mathematics involving the counting, selecting, and arranging of objects. Robin Wilson explores the field, looking at problems such as the shortest routes from A to B, to the number of Sudoku puzzles possible.

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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension


Michio Kaku

April 2016

Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

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Networks: A Very Short Introduction


Guido Caldarelli, Michele Catanzaro

October 2012

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Networks are involved in many aspects of everyday life, from food webs in ecology and the spread of pandemics to social networking and public transport. This Very Short Introduction explores the basics of network theory to understand the science of complexity and its importance, using examples from nature, technology, and society, and history.

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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction


Ken Binmore

October 2007

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Games are played everywhere: from economics to evolutionary biology, and from social interactions to online auctions. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes. This Very Short Introduction shows how game theory can be understood without mathematical equations, and reveals that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem.

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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction


Fred Piper, Sean Murphy

May 2002

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