In 1947 J. Robert Oppenheimer organized a historic conference of physicists at Shelter Island, located off the eastern tip of Long Island, to discuss recent advances in theoretical physics and the direction of future research. Over three decades later, the physics community held another meeting, the ...

How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful.

This concise monograph presents the theory of infinite abelian groups in a convenient form and helps students acquire some of the techniques used in modern infinite algebra. 1969 edition.

"The rubella vaccine and others made with ... fetal cells have protected more than 150 million people in the United States, the vast majority of them preschoolers. The new cells and the method of making them also led to vaccines that have protected billions of people around the world from polio, rabies, ...

This three-chapter treatment introduces principal methods, discusses the theory of entire functions of finite order, and applies the first chapter's methods to the functions of the second chapter. 1961 edition.

A treat for the eye as well as the mind,these beautifully designed and intellectuallystimulating challenges werecreated by one of the world’s mostinnovative puzzlemakers. Sprinkledwith popular science factoids, 85visual puzzles include several classicsattributed to important mathematiciansand philosophers, ...

Concise, rigorous introduction to homology theory features applications to dimension theory and fixed-point theorems. Lucid coverage of the field includes examinations of complexes and their Betti groups, invariance of the Betti groups, and continuous mappings and fixed points. Proofs are presented in ...

Concise and informal as well as systematic, this presentation on the basics of Boolean algebra has ranked among the fundamental books on the subject since its initial publication in 1963.

Well respected and widely used, this volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, and statistical mechanics. The text is intended for instructors, undergraduates, and graduate students of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. ...

The "pedestrian approach" was developed to describe some essentially simple experimental results and their theoretical implications in plain language. In this graduate-level text, Harry J. Lipkin presents simply, but without oversimplification, the aspects of beta decay that can be understood without ...

Concise and highly focused, this volume offers everything high school and beginning college students need to know to handle problems in probability and statistics. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent, to-the-point explanations are presented in an easy-to-follow format. The treatment is organized ...

Concise book offers expository account of theory of modular forms and its application to number theory and analysis. Substantial notes at the end of each chapter amplify the more difficult subjects. 1969 edition.

With its emphasis on engineering concepts rather than mechanistic analysis procedures, this text offers a unique breadth. The fundamental concepts developed here constitute the common language of engineering, regardless of the area of application, making it this text unusually applicable to a wide variety ...

A superb learning and teaching resource, this structured introduction to fluid mechanics covers everything the engineer needs to know: the nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral relations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, and another topics. Solutions to selected problems. 760 ...

Classic exploration of topics of perennial interest to geometers: fundamental ideas of incidence, parallelism, perpendicularity, angles between linear spaces, polytopes. Examines analytical geometry from projective and analytic points of view. 1929 edition.

This monograph by two Soviet experts in mathematical physics was a major contribution to inverse scattering theory. The two-part treatment examines the boundary-value problem with and without singularities. 1963 edition.

This unique approach maintains that set theory is the primary mechanism for ideological and theoretical unification in modern mathematics, and its technically informed discussion covers a variety of philosophical issues. 1990 edition.