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Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis: Volume 1 (Paperback): Apollonius of Perga, Johan Ludvig Heiberg Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis: Volume 1 (Paperback)
Apollonius of Perga, Johan Ludvig Heiberg
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Greek astronomer and geometrician Apollonius of Perga (c.262-c.190 BCE) produced pioneering written work on conic sections in which he demonstrated mathematically the generation of curves and their fundamental properties. His innovative terminology gave us the terms 'ellipse', 'hyperbola' and 'parabola'. The Danish scholar Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854-1928), a professor of classical philology at the University of Copenhagen, prepared important editions of works by Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy, among others. Published between 1891 and 1893, this two-volume work contains the definitive Greek text of the first four books of Apollonius' treatise together with a facing-page Latin translation. (The fifth, sixth and seventh books survive only in Arabic translation, while the eighth is lost entirely.) Volume 1 contains the first three books, with the editor's introductory matter in Latin.

Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis: Volume 2 (Paperback): Apollonius of Perga, Johan Ludvig Heiberg Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis: Volume 2 (Paperback)
Apollonius of Perga, Johan Ludvig Heiberg
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Greek astronomer and geometrician Apollonius of Perga (c.262-c.190 BCE) produced pioneering written work on conic sections in which he demonstrated mathematically the generation of curves and their fundamental properties. His innovative terminology gave us the terms 'ellipse', 'hyperbola' and 'parabola'. The Danish scholar Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854-1928), a professor of classical philology at the University of Copenhagen, prepared important editions of works by Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy, among others. Published between 1891 and 1893, this two-volume work contains the definitive Greek text of the first four books of Apollonius' treatise together with a facing-page Latin translation. (The fifth, sixth and seventh books survive only in Arabic translation, while the eighth is lost entirely.) Volume 2 contains the fourth book in addition to other Greek fragments and ancient commentaries, notably that of Eutocius, as well as the editor's Latin prolegomena comparing the various manuscript sources.

Lilawati; or a Treatise on Arithmetic and Geometry (Paperback): Bhascara Acharya Lilawati; or a Treatise on Arithmetic and Geometry (Paperback)
Bhascara Acharya; Translated by John Taylor
R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An important mathematician and astronomer in medieval India, Bhascara Acharya (1114 85) wrote treatises on arithmetic, algebra, geometry and astronomy. He is also believed to have been head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, which was the leading centre of mathematical sciences in India. Forming part of his Sanskrit magnum opus Siddh nta Shiromani, the present work is his treatise on arithmetic, including coverage of geometry. It was first published in English in 1816 after being translated by the East India Company surgeon John Taylor (d.1821). Used as a textbook in India for centuries, it provides the basic mathematics needed for astronomy. Topics covered include arithmetical terms, plane geometry, solid geometry and indeterminate equations. Of enduring interest in the history of mathematics, this work also contains Bhascara's pictorial proof of Pythagoras' theorem.

The Advanced Part of a Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies - Being Part II of a Treatise on the Whole Subject... The Advanced Part of a Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies - Being Part II of a Treatise on the Whole Subject (Paperback)
Edward John Routh
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As senior wrangler in 1854, Edward John Routh (1831-1907) was the man who beat James Clerk Maxwell in the Cambridge mathematics tripos. He went on to become a highly successful coach in mathematics at Cambridge, producing a total of twenty-seven senior wranglers during his career - an unrivalled achievement. In addition to his considerable teaching commitments, Routh was also a very able and productive researcher who contributed to the foundations of control theory and to the modern treatment of mechanics. First published in one volume in 1860, this textbook helped disseminate Routh's investigations into stability. This revised fifth edition was published in two volumes between 1891 and 1892. The second part develops the extensive coverage of dynamics, providing formulae and examples throughout. While the growth of modern physics and mathematics may have forced out the problem-based mechanics of Routh's textbooks from the undergraduate syllabus, the utility and importance of his work is undiminished.

Advanced Game Development with Programmable Graphics Hardware (Paperback): Alan Watt, Fabio Policarpo Advanced Game Development with Programmable Graphics Hardware (Paperback)
Alan Watt, Fabio Policarpo
R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book addresses the new possibilities that are becoming available in games technology through the development of programmable hardware. It is helpful for students of game technology and established game programmers and developers who want to update their expertise to the new technology.

Integrable Hamiltonian Systems - Geometry, Topology, Classification (Paperback): A.V. Bolsinov, A.T. Fomenko Integrable Hamiltonian Systems - Geometry, Topology, Classification (Paperback)
A.V. Bolsinov, A.T. Fomenko
R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Integrable Hamiltonian systems have been of growing interest over the past 30 years and represent one of the most intriguing and mysterious classes of dynamical systems. This book explores the topology of integrable systems and the general theory underlying their qualitative properties, singularites, and topological invariants. The authors, both of whom have contributed significantly to the field, develop the classification theory for integrable systems with two degrees of freedom. This theory allows one to distinguish such systems up to two natural equivalence relations: the equivalence of the associated foliation into Liouville tori and the usual orbital equaivalence. The authors show that in both cases, one can find complete sets of invariants that give the solution of the classification problem. The first part of the book systematically presents the general construction of these invariants, including many examples and applications. In the second part, the authors apply the general methods of the classification theory to the classical integrable problems in rigid body dynamics and describe their topological portraits, bifurcations of Liouville tori, and local and global topological invariants. They show how the classification theory helps find hidden isomorphisms between integrable systems and present as an example their proof that two famous systems--the Euler case in rigid body dynamics and the Jacobi problem of geodesics on the ellipsoid--are orbitally equivalent. Integrable Hamiltonian Systems: Geometry, Topology, Classification offers a unique opportunity to explore important, previously unpublished results and acquire generally applicable techniques and tools that enable you to work with a broad class of integrable systems.

Islamic Design - A Genius for Geometry (Hardcover): Daud Sutton Islamic Design - A Genius for Geometry (Hardcover)
Daud Sutton
R292 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R44 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout their long history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media but always with unifying factors that make them instantly recognizable. Harmony is central. There are two key aspects to the visual structure of Islamic design, calligraphy using Arabic script-one of the world's great calligraphic traditions-and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. This art of pure ornament revolves around two central themes; crystalline geometric patterns, the harmonic and symmetrical subdivision of the plane giving rise to intricately interwoven designs that speak of infinity and the omnipresent center; and idealized plant form, spiraling tendrils, leaves, buds and flowers embodying organic life and rhythm. 1. WIDE APPEAL: Anyone interested in science, mathematics, design, architecture, and the natural world. 2. AUTHORITATIVE: A compelling blend of scholarship and visual presentation, packs an enormous amount of information into a short space. 3. BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE: A bargain at $10.00. Winner of First Prize for Nonfiction at the New York Book Show 4. SERIES PURPOSE: All are aimed at bringing ancient wisdom forward into the 21st century. 5. INSPIRING: The perfect entree into a challenging topic; will inspire other reading.

An Invariant Approach to Statistical Analysis of Shapes (Paperback): Subhash R Lele, Joan T. Richtsmeier An Invariant Approach to Statistical Analysis of Shapes (Paperback)
Subhash R Lele, Joan T. Richtsmeier
R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Natural scientists perceive and classify organisms primarily on the basis of their appearance and structure- their form , defined as that characteristic remaining invariant after translation, rotation, and possibly reflection of the object. The quantitative study of form and form change comprises the field of morphometrics. For morphometrics to succeed, it needs techniques that not only satisfy mathematical and statistical rigor but also attend to the scientific issues. An Invariant Approach to the Statistical Analysis of Shapes results from a long and fruitful collaboration between a mathematical statistician and a biologist. Together they have developed a methodology that addresses the importance of scientific relevance, biological variability, and invariance of the statistical and scientific inferences with respect to the arbitrary choice of the coordinate system. They present the history and foundations of morphometrics, discuss the various kinds of data used in the analysis of form, and provide justification for choosing landmark coordinates as a preferred data type. They describe the statistical models used to represent intra-population variability of landmark data and show that arbitrary translation, rotation, and reflection of the objects introduce infinitely many nuisance parameters. The most fundamental part of morphometrics-comparison of forms-receives in-depth treatment, as does the study of growth and growth patterns, classification, clustering, and asymmetry. Morphometrics has only recently begun to consider the invariance principle and its implications for the study of biological form. With the advantage of dual perspectives, An Invariant Approach to the Statistical Analysis of Shapes stands as a unique and important work that brings a decade's worth of innovative methods, observations, and insights to an audience of both statisticians and biologists.

The Elementary Part of a Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies (Paperback): Edward John Routh The Elementary Part of a Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies (Paperback)
Edward John Routh
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As senior wrangler in 1854, Edward John Routh (1831-1907) was the man who beat James Clerk Maxwell in the Cambridge mathematics tripos. He went on to become a highly successful coach in mathematics at Cambridge, producing a total of twenty-seven senior wranglers during his career - an unrivalled achievement. In addition to his considerable teaching commitments, Routh was also a very able and productive researcher who contributed to the foundations of control theory and to the modern treatment of mechanics. First published in one volume in 1860, this textbook helped disseminate Routh's investigations into stability. This revised fifth edition was published in two volumes between 1891 and 1892. The first part establishes the principles of dynamics, providing formulae and examples throughout. While the growth of modern physics and mathematics may have forced out the problem-based mechanics of Routh's textbooks from the undergraduate syllabus, the utility and importance of his work is undiminished.

An Introduction to Invariants and Moduli (Paperback): Shigeru Mukai An Introduction to Invariants and Moduli (Paperback)
Shigeru Mukai; Translated by W. M. Oxbury
R1,409 Discovery Miles 14 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Incorporated in this 2003 volume are the first two books in Mukai's series on moduli theory. The notion of a moduli space is central to geometry. However, its influence is not confined there; for example, the theory of moduli spaces is a crucial ingredient in the proof of Fermat's last theorem. Researchers and graduate students working in areas ranging from Donaldson or Seiberg-Witten invariants to more concrete problems such as vector bundles on curves will find this to be a valuable resource. Amongst other things this volume includes an improved presentation of the classical foundations of invarant theory that, in addition to geometers, would be useful to those studying representation theory. This translation gives an accurate account of Mukai's influential Japanese texts.

Classics On Fractals (Hardcover): Gerald A. Edgar Classics On Fractals (Hardcover)
Gerald A. Edgar
R3,108 Discovery Miles 31 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Read the masters! Experience has shown that this is good advice for the serious mathematics student. This book contains a selection of the classical mathematical papers related to fractal geometry. For the convenience of the student or scholar wishing to learn about fractal geometry, nineteen of these papers are collected here in one place. Twelve of the nineteen have been translated into English from German, French, or Russian. In many branches of science, the work of previous generations is of interest only for historical reasons. This is much less so in mathematics.1 Modern-day mathematicians can learn (and even find good ideas) by reading the best of the papers of bygone years. In preparing this volume, I was surprised by many of the ideas that come up.

Introduction to Vassiliev Knot Invariants (Hardcover, New): S. Chmutov, S. Duzhin, J. Mostovoy Introduction to Vassiliev Knot Invariants (Hardcover, New)
S. Chmutov, S. Duzhin, J. Mostovoy
R1,649 Discovery Miles 16 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With hundreds of worked examples, exercises and illustrations, this detailed exposition of the theory of Vassiliev knot invariants opens the field to students with little or no knowledge in this area. It also serves as a guide to more advanced material. The book begins with a basic and informal introduction to knot theory, giving many examples of knot invariants before the class of Vassiliev invariants is introduced. This is followed by a detailed study of the algebras of Jacobi diagrams and 3-graphs, and the construction of functions on these algebras via Lie algebras. The authors then describe two constructions of a universal invariant with values in the algebra of Jacobi diagrams: via iterated integrals and via the Drinfeld associator, and extend the theory to framed knots. Various other topics are then discussed, such as Gauss diagram formulae, before the book ends with Vassiliev's original construction.

An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (Paperback): Bertrand A. W. Russell An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (Paperback)
Bertrand A. W. Russell
R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1897, this book was based on the dissertation Russell presented for the Fellowship Examination of Trinity College, Cambridge, together with a series of lectures given in the USA around the same time. It provides an account of geometrical concepts in relation to logic, psychology and mathematics, shedding light on the development of Russell's philosophical perspective. This is a highly readable text that will be of value to anyone with an interest in geometry, philosophy and Russell's early thought.

Solitons - Differential Equations, Symmetries and Infinite Dimensional Algebras (Paperback): T. Miwa, M. Jimbo, E. Date Solitons - Differential Equations, Symmetries and Infinite Dimensional Algebras (Paperback)
T. Miwa, M. Jimbo, E. Date; Translated by Miles Reid
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book was first published in 1999 and investigates the high degree of symmetry that lies hidden in integrable systems. To that end, differential equations arising from classical mechanics, such as the KdV equation and the KP equations, are used here by the authors to introduce the notion of an infinite dimensional transformation group acting on spaces of integrable systems. The work of M. Sato on the algebraic structure of completely integrable systems is discussed, together with developments of these ideas in the work of M. Kashiwara. This book should be accessible to anyone with a knowledge of differential and integral calculus and elementary complex analysis, and it will be a valuable resource to the novice and expert alike.

Geometric Approaches to Quantum Field Theory (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Kieran Finn Geometric Approaches to Quantum Field Theory (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Kieran Finn
R3,812 Discovery Miles 38 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ancient Greeks believed that everything in the Universe should be describable in terms of geometry. This thesis takes several steps towards realising this goal by introducing geometric descriptions of systems such as quantum gravity, fermionic particles and the origins of the Universe itself. The author extends the applicability of previous work by Vilkovisky, DeWitt and others to include theories with spin 1/2 and spin 2 degrees of freedom. In addition, he introduces a geometric description of the potential term in a quantum field theory through a process known as the Eisenhart lift. Finally, the methods are applied to the theory of inflation, where they show how geometry can help answer a long-standing question about the initial conditions of the Universe. This publication is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students and provides a pedagogical introduction to the exciting topic of field space covariance and the complete geometrization of quantum field theory.

Hyperbolic Geometry and Applications in Quantum Chaos and Cosmology (Paperback): Jens Bolte, Frank Steiner Hyperbolic Geometry and Applications in Quantum Chaos and Cosmology (Paperback)
Jens Bolte, Frank Steiner
R1,319 Discovery Miles 13 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hyperbolic geometry is a classical subject in pure mathematics which has exciting applications in theoretical physics. In this book leading experts introduce hyperbolic geometry and Maass waveforms and discuss applications in quantum chaos and cosmology. The book begins with an introductory chapter detailing the geometry of hyperbolic surfaces and includes numerous worked examples and exercises to give the reader a solid foundation for the rest of the book. In later chapters the classical version of Selberg's trace formula is derived in detail and transfer operators are developed as tools in the spectral theory of Laplace-Beltrami operators on modular surfaces. The computation of Maass waveforms and associated eigenvalues of the hyperbolic Laplacian on hyperbolic manifolds are also presented in a comprehensive way. This book will be valuable to graduate students and young researchers, as well as for those experienced scientists who want a detailed exposition of the subject.

What's Next? - The Mathematical Legacy of William P. Thurston (AMS-205) (Paperback): Dylan Thurston What's Next? - The Mathematical Legacy of William P. Thurston (AMS-205) (Paperback)
Dylan Thurston
R1,361 R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Save R156 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

William Thurston (1946-2012) was one of the great mathematicians of the twentieth century. He was a visionary whose extraordinary ideas revolutionized a broad range of areas of mathematics, from foliations, contact structures, and Teichmuller theory to automorphisms of surfaces, hyperbolic geometry, geometrization of 3-manifolds, geometric group theory, and rational maps. In addition, he discovered connections between disciplines that led to astonishing breakthroughs in mathematical understanding as well as the creation of entirely new fields. His far-reaching questions and conjectures led to enormous progress by other researchers. In What's Next?, many of today's leading mathematicians describe recent advances and future directions inspired by Thurston's transformative ideas. This book brings together papers delivered by his colleagues and former students at "What's Next? The Mathematical Legacy of Bill Thurston," a conference held in June 2014 at Cornell University. It discusses Thurston's fundamental contributions to topology, geometry, and dynamical systems and includes many deep and original contributions to the field. Incisive and wide-ranging, the book explores how he introduced new ways of thinking about and doing mathematics-innovations that have had a profound and lasting impact on the mathematical community as a whole-and also features two papers based on Thurston's unfinished work in dynamics.

Gesammelte Abhandlungen - Collected Papers I 2013 - 1951-1962 (English, German, Paperback, Reprint of the 1987 edition):... Gesammelte Abhandlungen - Collected Papers I 2013 - 1951-1962 (English, German, Paperback, Reprint of the 1987 edition)
Friedrich Hirzebruch
R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Friedrich Hirzebruch (1927 2012) was a German mathematician, working in the fields of topology, complex manifolds and algebraic geometry, and a leading figure of his generation. Hirzebruch s first great mathematical achievement was the proof, in 1954, of the generalization of the classical Riemann-Roch theorem to higher dimensional complex manifolds, now known as the Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch theorem. This used the new techniques of sheaf cohomology and was one of the centerpieces of the explosion of new results in geometry and topology during the 1950s. Further generalization of this led to the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem, and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. He received many awards and honors, including the Wolf prize in 1988, the Lobachevsky prize in 1990, and fifteen honorary doctorates. These two volumes collect the majority of his research papers, which cover a variety of topics."

Ordinary Differential Equations - Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Jane Cronin Ordinary Differential Equations - Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Jane Cronin
R1,508 Discovery Miles 15 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Designed for a rigorous first course in ordinary differential equations, Ordinary Differential Equations: Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition includes basic material such as the existence and properties of solutions, linear equations, autonomous equations, and stability as well as more advanced topics in periodic solutions of nonlinear equations. Requiring only a background in advanced calculus and linear algebra, the text is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, or biology. This third edition of a highly acclaimed textbook provides a detailed account of the Bendixson theory of solutions of two-dimensional nonlinear autonomous equations, which is a classical subject that has become more prominent in recent biological applications. By using the Poincare method, it gives a unified treatment of the periodic solutions of perturbed equations. This includes the existence and stability of periodic solutions of perturbed nonautonomous and autonomous equations (bifurcation theory). The text shows how topological degree can be applied to extend the results. It also explains that using the averaging method to seek such periodic solutions is a special case of the use of the Poincare method.

Pyramids (Hardcover): Nancy Furstinger Pyramids (Hardcover)
Nancy Furstinger; As told to John Willis
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Out of stock
Isoperimetric Inequalities - Differential Geometric and Analytic Perspectives (Paperback): Isaac Chavel Isoperimetric Inequalities - Differential Geometric and Analytic Perspectives (Paperback)
Isaac Chavel
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This introduction treats the classical isoperimetric inequality in Euclidean space and contrasting rough inequalities in noncompact Riemannian manifolds. In Euclidean space the emphasis is on a most general form of the inequality sufficiently precise to characterize the case of equality, and in Riemannian manifolds the emphasis is on those qualitiative features of the inequality that provide insight into the coarse geometry at infinity of Riemannian manifolds. The treatment in Euclidean space features a number of proofs of the classical inequality in increasing generality, providing in the process a transition from the methods of classical differential geometry to those of modern geometric measure theory; and the treatment in Riemannian manifolds features discretization techniques, and applications to upper bounds of large time heat diffusion in Riemannian manifolds. The result is an introduction to the rich tapestry of ideas and techniques of isoperimetric inequalities, a subject that has its beginnings in classical antiquity and which continues to inspire fresh ideas in geometry and analysis to this very day--and beyond

Convex Geometric Analysis (Paperback): Keith M. Ball, Vitali Milman Convex Geometric Analysis (Paperback)
Keith M. Ball, Vitali Milman
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Convex geometry is at once simple and amazingly rich. While the classical results go back many decades, during that previous to this book's publication in 1999, the integral geometry of convex bodies had undergone a dramatic revitalization, brought about by the introduction of methods, results and, most importantly, new viewpoints, from probability theory, harmonic analysis and the geometry of finite-dimensional normed spaces. This book is a collection of research and expository articles on convex geometry and probability, suitable for researchers and graduate students in several branches of mathematics coming under the broad heading of 'Geometric Functional Analysis'. It continues the Israel GAFA Seminar series, which is widely recognized as the most useful research source in the area. The collection reflects the work done at the program in Convex Geometry and Geometric Analysis that took place at MSRI in 1996.

Geometry and Interpolation of Curves and Surfaces (Paperback): Robin J. Y. McLeod, M. Louisa Baart Geometry and Interpolation of Curves and Surfaces (Paperback)
Robin J. Y. McLeod, M. Louisa Baart
R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text takes a practical, step-by-step approach to algebraic curves and surface interpolation motivated by the understanding of the many practical applications in engineering analysis, approximation, and curve plotting problems. Because of its usefulness for computing, the algebraic approach is the main theme, but a brief discussion of the synthetic approach is also presented as a way of gaining additional insight before proceeding with the algebraic manipulation. The authors start with simple interpolation, including splines, and extend this in an intuitive fashion to the production of conic sections. They then introduce projective co-ordinates as tools for dealing with higher order curves and singular points. They present many applications and concrete examples, including parabolic interpolation, geometric approximation, and the numerical solution of trajectory problems. In the final chapter they apply the basic theory to the construction of finite element basis functions and surface interpolants over non-regular shapes.

Finite Geometry and Combinatorial Applications (Paperback): Simeon Ball Finite Geometry and Combinatorial Applications (Paperback)
Simeon Ball
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The projective and polar geometries that arise from a vector space over a finite field are particularly useful in the construction of combinatorial objects, such as latin squares, designs, codes and graphs. This book provides an introduction to these geometries and their many applications to other areas of combinatorics. Coverage includes a detailed treatment of the forbidden subgraph problem from a geometrical point of view, and a chapter on maximum distance separable codes, which includes a proof that such codes over prime fields are short. The author also provides more than 100 exercises (complete with detailed solutions), which show the diversity of applications of finite fields and their geometries. Finite Geometry and Combinatorial Applications is ideal for anyone, from a third-year undergraduate to a researcher, who wishes to familiarise themselves with and gain an appreciation of finite geometry.

Combinatorial and Computational Geometry (Paperback): Jacob E. Goodman, Janos Pach, Emo Welzl Combinatorial and Computational Geometry (Paperback)
Jacob E. Goodman, Janos Pach, Emo Welzl
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

During the past few decades, the gradual merger of Discrete Geometry and the newer discipline of Computational Geometry has provided enormous impetus to mathematicians and computer scientists interested in geometric problems. This 2005 volume, which contains 32 papers on a broad range of topics of interest in the field, is an outgrowth of that synergism. It includes surveys and research articles exploring geometric arrangements, polytopes, packing, covering, discrete convexity, geometric algorithms and their complexity, and the combinatorial complexity of geometric objects, particularly in low dimension. There are points of contact with many applied areas such as mathematical programming, visibility problems, kinetic data structures, and biochemistry, as well as with algebraic topology, geometric probability, real algebraic geometry, and combinatorics.

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