


NEW MATHEMATICS TITLES 
Books released during the week of October 20, 2014  
In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation William J. Cook "Fascinating . . . describes the history, personalities, challenges, applications and techniques used to find solutions of the famous 'Traveling Salesman Problem' and related problems."Pradeep Mutalik, Wordplay blog at New York Times  
Books released during the week of October 6, 2014  
Biomolecular Feedback Systems Domitilla Del Vecchio & Richard M. Murray "This is an excellent compendium of the most important techniques and results in the application of feedback and control to biomolecular systems. Biomolecular Feedback Systems is very timely, and a mustread for students and researchers."Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde  
How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method G. Polya With a foreword by John Conway "Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' "E. T. Bell, Mathematical Monthly  
Books released during the week of September 29, 2014  
Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory Avner Ash & Robert Gross "The authors present their discussion in an informal, sometimes playful manner and with detail that will appeal to an audience with a basic understanding of calculus. This book will captivate math enthusiasts as well as readers curious about an intriguing and still unanswered question."Margaret Dominy, Library Journal  
Books released during the week of September 15, 2014  
John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy Julian Havil “Havil is an enthusiastic and engaging writer—he brings to life John Napier’s original work and gives an account of his mathematical ideas. Readers will gain an appreciation for Napier’s brilliance and for an era when scientific computation was still in its infancy. It’s about time someone wrote a book on this subject for a general audience.”—Glen Van Brummelen, author of Heavenly Mathematics  
Multiparameter Singular Integrals. (AM189) Brian Street This book develops a new theory of multiparameter singular integrals associated with CarnotCarathéodory balls. . . .This is one of the first general theories of multiparameter singular integrals that goes beyond the product theory of singular integrals and their analogs. Multiparameter Singular Integrals will interest graduate students and researchers working in singular integrals and related fields.  
Books released during the week of September 2, 2014  
The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On Julian Havil "The insides of this book are as clever and compelling as the subtitle on the cover. Havil, a retired former master at Winchester College in England, where he taught math for decades, takes readers on a history of irrational numbersnumbers, like v2 or p, whose decimal expansion 'is neither finite nor recurring.' We start in ancient Greece with Pythagoras, whose thinking most likely helped to set the path toward the discovery of irrational numbers, and continue to the present day, pausing to ponder such questions as, 'Is the decimal expansion of an irrational number random?'"Anna Kuchment, Scientific American  
Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules Michael Huber "The figures and diagrams are well chosen, the mathematics is presented attractively, the pace is appropriate. Unobtrusively, the general level of mathematical sophistication tends to rise as the book progresses. This book offers ideas to teachers seeking topics on which to pin some abstract maths, and could encourage students to think imaginatively about their subject, and where it might arise in unexpected circumstances."John Haigh, London Mathematical Society Newsletter  
Zombies and Calculus
Colin Adams "If you're dying to read a novel treatment of calculus, then you should run (don't walk!) to buy Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams. You'll see calculus come alive in a way that could save your life someday."Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College  
Books released during the week of August 3, 2014  
Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology M. Vidyasagar "This book provides a terrific introduction to an important and widely studied fieldMarkov processes (including hidden Markov processes)with a particular view toward applications to problems in biology. With a wonderful balance of rigor, intuition, and choice of topics, the book gives a unique treatment of the subject for those interested in both fundamental theory and important applications."Sanjeev Kulkarni, Princeton University  
Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra
Leiba Rodman “This is a very serious treatise by an author who is a powerful researcher and a clear expositor. I know of no other book that treats both the basic theory and advanced material as carefully and as comprehensively as this one. Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra is a singular contribution of considerable value.”—Douglas R. Farenick, author of Algebras of Linear Transformations 
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