New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

The Survival of a Mathematician : From Tenure-Track to Emeritus / Steven G. Krantz.  Providence, RI: AMS, 2009.   QA10.5.K734 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Mathematician-Steven-G-Krantz/dp/0821846299/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1241103962&sr=1-2

Fallacies in Mathematics / E.A. Maxwell.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2006.   QA95.M37 2006

http://www.amazon.com/Fallacies-Mathematics-E-Maxwell/dp/0521026407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241104408&sr=1-1

Lattices and Ordered Sets / Steven Roman.  New York: Springer, 2008.   QA171.48.R66X 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Lattices-Ordered-Sets-Steven-Roman/dp/0387789006/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241103495&sr=1-1

Elementary Number Theory : Primes, Congruences, and Secrets / William Stein.  New York: Springer, 2009.   QA241.S74X 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Number-Theory-Computational-Undergraduate/dp/0387855246/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241103632&sr=1-2

Holomorphic Morse Inequalities and Bergman Kernels / Xiaonan Ma and George Marinescu.  Basel: Birkhäuser, 2007.   QA331.M257 2007

http://www.amazon.com/Holomorphic-Inequalities-Bergman-Progress-Mathematics/dp/3764380969/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241104181&sr=1-1

In Search of the Reimann Zeros : Strings, Fractal Membranes and Noncommutative Spacetimes / Michel L. Lapidus.  Providence, RI: AMS, 2008.   QA333.L37 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Search-Riemann-Zeros-Michel-Lapidus/dp/0821842226/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1241103788&sr=1-3

Discrete Differential Geometry : Integrable Structure / Alexander I. Bobenko and Yuri B. Suris.  Providence, RI: AMS, 2008   QA672.B63 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Discrete-Differential-Geometry-Graduate-Mathematics/dp/0821847007/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241104550&sr=1-1

Classical and Generalized Models of Elastic Rods / Doran Ieșan.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2009.   QA931.I35 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Generalized-Elastic-Mechanics-Mathematics/dp/1420086499/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241104831&sr=1-1

New Posner Center Exhibit: Patronage In History

From Cindy Carroll in Library Administration:

All are invited to attend the opening of a new exhibit at Posner Center, created by intern Mirae Kim, a Master’s candidate in Creative Enterprise Management, Heinz College.

PATRONAGE IN HISTORY

The contributions of patrons of arts and science have made a difference in history. Patronage, often in the form of grants, sponsorships and scholarships, continues to have a significant impact on contemporary creativity, innovation and research.

To showcase the importance of patronage, Posner Center intern Mirae Kim (Master’s candidate, Creative Enterprise Management, Heinz College) created an exhibit that tracks the relationships with their patrons of several authors represented in the Posner Collection: Bacon, Blackstone, Copernicus, Samuel Johnson, Kepler, Machiavelli, Newton, Adam Smith, and Vesalius.

By focusing on the often neglected role of patrons in history, Ms. Kim reveals the value of patronage by individuals, corporations and other institutions who are in a position to provide active support for the arts and sciences today.

OPENING TODAY, April 30, 5-7 pm.
The exhibit will be on display through August: Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm, Posner Center.

New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Unified Spiral Field and Matter : a Story of a Great Discovery / Vladimir B. Ginzburg.  Pittsburgh, PA: Helicola Press, 1999.   Q172.G555 1999

http://www.amazon.com/Unified-Spiral-Field-Matter-Discovery/dp/0967143209/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241101081&sr=8-1

Slips and Falls : A New Approach to Friction Measurements / Fred M. Johnson.  Tuscon, AZ: Lawyers & Judges, 2008.   QC197.J64 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Slips-Falls-Approach-Friction-Measurements/dp/1933264519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241101438&sr=1-1

Diffuse X-Ray Scattering and Models of Disorder / T.R. Welberry.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2004.   QC482.W45 2004

http://www.amazon.com/Scattering-Disorder-International-Crystallography-Monographs/dp/0198528582/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241101583&sr=1-1

Piezoelectricity : Evolution and Future of a Technology/ Walter Heywang, Karl Lubitz and Wolfram Wersing, editors.  Berlin: Springer, 2008.   QC595.5.P549X 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Piezoelectricity-Evolution-Technology-Springer-Materials/dp/3540686800/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241101932&sr=1-1

Astrophysical Lasers / Vladilen Letokhov and Sveneric Johansson.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2009.   QC689.55.P53L48 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Astrophysical-Lasers-Vladilen-Letokhov/dp/0199548277/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241102082&sr=1-1

Physics Related:

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics / Julio Chaves.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2008.    TJ812.C427 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Nonimaging-Optical-Science-Engineering/dp/1420054295/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241102623&sr=1-1

arXiview: arXiv for the iPhone

A theoretical physicist at the University of Washington has developed an iPhone app that lets you interact with the arXiv.  This has been reported on numerous blogs, but I first learned about it from a blog post of Gerry McKiernan of Iowa State University.  See:

http://dabacon.org/arxiview/

The app does cost 99 cents and it is sold via the iTunes App Store.

INIS (International Nuclear Information System) Database Now Freely Available

"The INIS (International Nuclear Information System) database is 
available free, as at 3 April 2009: http://inisdb2.iaea.org/  It is 
a product of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), which 
promotes the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Information about the content of the database is available at 
http://www.iaea.org/inisnkm/inis/products/aboutdb.htm, and some of 
this is listed below.

"Leading reference database for scientific literature published 
worldwide on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology

•  Comprehensive international coverage by INIS Members and the INIS 
Secretariat.

•  over 3 million bibliographic citations and abstracts of journal 
articles, scientific and technical reports, conference papers, books, 
patents, theses, laws, regulations and standards, and web documents, 
covering publications in 63 languages; all records include keywords 
and most have an abstract in English

•  Includes a unique collection of over 850 000 full-text documents: 
scientific and technical reports, conference proceedings, patents, 
theses, and preprints. This “grey” non-conventional literature (NCL) 
is not easily available from other sources."

[Please note that ~200,000 full-text nonconventional documents, 
consisting of scientific and technical reports and other 
non-copyrighted information and available online]."

This is certainly an interesting development!  INIS's press release 
can be found here:

http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2009/clickofbutton.html

Matt

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Codes : An Introduction to Information Communication and Cryptography / Norman L. Biggs  (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series).  London: Springer-Verlag, 2008.  QA268.B496 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Codes-Introduction-Communication-Cryptography-Undergraduate/dp/1848002726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239646936&sr=8-1

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 9th ed. / William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.  QA371.B773 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Differential-Equations-Boundary-Problems/dp/0470383348/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1239647346&sr=11-1

Algebraic Geometry, Seattle 2005 / D. Abramovich et al  (Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol 80, Part 1 and 2).  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2005.  QA564.S86 2005 VOL. 1 and VOL. 2

http://www.amazon.com/Algebraic-Geometry-Proceedings-Symposia-Mathematics/dp/0821840576/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239647757&sr=1-1
Instability in Models Connected with Fluid Flow, Volumes I and II / Claude Bardos and Andrei Fursikov.  New York: Springer, 2008.  QA911.I57X 2008 VOL.1 and VOL. 2

http://www.amazon.com/Instability-Models-Connected-International-Mathematical/dp/0387752161/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239645267&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Instability-Models-Connected-International-Mathematical/dp/0387752188/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239645267&sr=1-3

Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians / Leon A. Takhtajan (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, 95).  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2008.  QC174.12.T343 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Mathematicians-Graduate-Mathematics/dp/0821846302/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239642834&sr=1-1

Please see the Mathematical Sciences Research Guide on the new library web site at:

http://eps.library.cmu.edu/rooms/portal/page/21362_Mathematical_Sciences

Matt

New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Instability in Models Connected with Fluid Flow, Volumes I and II / Claude Bardos and Andrei Fursikov.  New York: Springer, 2008.  QA911.I57X 2008 VOL.1 and VOL. 2

http://www.amazon.com/Instability-Models-Connected-International-Mathematical/dp/0387752161/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239645267&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Instability-Models-Connected-International-Mathematical/dp/0387752188/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239645267&sr=1-3

Physics of Black Holes : A Guided Tour / Edited by Eleftherios Papantonopoulos  (Lecture Notes in Physics, 769).  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QB843.B55P497 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Black-Holes-Guided-Lecture/dp/3540884599/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239642349&sr=8-1

A Century of Ideas : Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century / Edited by B.G. Sidharth (Fundamental Theories of Physics, 149).  [New York]: Springer, 2008.  QC6.2.C46X 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Century-Ideas-Perspectives-Scientists-Fundamental/dp/1402043597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239642626&sr=1-1

Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians / Leon A. Takhtajan (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, 95).  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2008.  QC174.12.T343 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Mathematicians-Graduate-Mathematics/dp/0821846302/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239642834&sr=1-1

Introduction to Magnetic Materials, 2nd ed. / B.D. Cullity and C.D. Graham.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.  QC753.2.C84 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Magnetic-Materials-B-Cullity/dp/0471477419/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239643219&sr=1-1

A Paradigm Called Magnetism / Sushanta Dattagupta.  New Jersey: World Scientific, 2008.  QC753.2.D38X 2008

http://www.amazon.com/Paradigm-Called-Magnetism-Sushanta-Dattagupta/dp/9812813861/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239643618&sr=1-1

Global Climatology and Ecodynamics : Anthropogenic Changes to Planet Earth / Arthur P. Cracknell, Vladimir F. Krapivin, and Costas A. Varotsos.  Chichester, UK: Springer-Praxis, 2009.  QC981.8.C5C73X 2009

http://www.amazon.com/Global-Climatology-Ecodynamics-Anthropogenic-Environmental/dp/3540782087/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239643822&sr=1-1

Check out the Physics Research Guide at the new library web site at:

http://eps.library.cmu.edu/rooms/portal/page/21363_Physics

Matt