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Descent in Buildings (AM-190) Bernhard Mühlherr, Holger P. Petersson, & Richard M. Weiss
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The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics Edited by Nicholas J. Higham Mark R. Dennis, Paul Glendinning, Paul A. Martin, Fadil Santosa & Jared Tanner, associate editors "Monumental and comprehensive, | |

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Positive Definite Matrices Rajendra Bhatia "Written by an expert in the area, the book presents in an accessible manner a lot of important results from the realm of positive matrices and of their applications. . . . The book can be used for graduate courses in linear algebra, or as supplementary material for courses in operator theory, and as a reference book by engineers and researchers working in the applied field of quantum information."--S. Cobzas, | |

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The Silicon Jungle: A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue Shumeet Baluja "Baluja's clever, cynical debut explores the frightening possibilities of data mining. . . . A nod to Upton Sinclair's muckraking | |

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Approximating Perfection: A Mathematician's Journey into the World of Mechanics Leonid P. Lebedev & Michael J. Cloud "A well-written general-interest introduction to classical mechanics."-- | |

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Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns Frank A. Farris "Frank's rich artistry vibrantly enlivens the mathematics of symmetry. What a treat for the eye and the mind!"--Michael Starbird, The University of Texas at Austin | |

Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers Marc Chamberland "Chamberland . . . produces a fascinating, compact set of entries on mathematical problems, conjectures, and theorems. This wonderful book never loses its focus or momentum."-- | |

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Action-minimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics: An Introduction to Aubry-Mather Theory Alfonso Sorrentino John Mather’s seminal works in Hamiltonian dynamics represent some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the complex balance between stable and unstable motions in classical mechanics. His novel approach—known as Aubry-Mather theory—singles out the existence of special orbits and invariant measures of the system, which possess a very rich dynamical and geometric structure. | |

Benford's Law: Theory and Applications Edited by Steven J. Miller "This important, impressive, and well-crafted book presents the theory and many diverse applications of Benford’s law. The contributors cover a rich and fascinating selection of topics that will appeal to people with an interest in mathematics and statistics as well as experts in a broad range of disciplines."--Iddo Ben-Ari, University of Connecticut | |

An Introduction to Benford's Law Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill "This comprehensive book is a gem from an academic research perspective. Researchers in the field need now just look in one place for the mathematical foundations of Benford’s law."--Mark J. Nigrini, author of | |

Quantitative Risk Management: Concepts, Techniques and Tools Revised edition Alexander J. McNeil, Rüdiger Frey & Paul Embrechts Praise for the previous edition: "This book provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the three main categories of risk in financial markets, market risk, . . . credit risk . . . and operational risk. . . . This is a high level, but well-written treatment, rigorous (sometimes succinct), complete with theorems and proofs."--D.L. McLeish, |

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