Mathematics & Physics round-up

May 24, 2012

Higgs Force: The Symmetry-Breaking Force that Makes the World an Interesting Place

Author: Nicholas Mee

Edition: First

Publisher: James Clarke & Co/Lutterworth Press

Pages: 322

Price: £15.00

ISBN: 97807188953

Aimed at students and scholars as well as the general reader, Higgs Force aims to provide a readable and compelling account of the fundamental components of matter and the forces that bind them together. Theoretical particle physicist Nicholas Mee considers in turn the broad historical and philosophical context; each of the forces that are important in particle physics; and the modern synthesis of the particles and forces and the search for the last missing piece in the particle physics jigsaw.

Representation: Theory of Finite Groups: An Introductory Approach

Author: Benjamin Steinberg

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 157

Price: £29.99

ISBN: 9781461407751

This book presents group representation theory at a level accessible to advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, largely keeping the required background to the level of undergraduate linear algebra, group theory and basic ring theory. Module theory and Wedderburn's theorem, as well as tensor products, are deliberately avoided; instead, the book's approach is based on discrete Fourier analysis.

Calculus: Early Transcendentals

Author James Stewart

Edition: Seventh

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 1,344

Price: £49.99

ISBN: 9780538498845

This updated international metric edition of a best-selling text offers, as in previous editions, a focus on problem-solving and carefully graded problem sets. Subjects covered include functions and models, limits and derivatives, differentiation rules, and infinite sequences and series.

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Author: Susanna S. Epp

Edition: Fourth international

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 936

Price: £51.99

ISBN: 9780495826163

Offering an introduction to the subject, this textbook presents the major themes of the field and the reasoning underlying mathematical thought. Subjects covered include the logic of compound statements, elementary number theory and methods of proof, and analysing algorithm efficiency.

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