The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase works by our faculty authors. This Bookshelf features works published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of the Department of Mathematics. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors including films, books and chapters.
Patrons of The College at Brockport may check these books out at Drake Memorial Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
Dudley Underwood and David Eugene Smith
Edited by Underwood Dudley.
Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member David Eugene Smith: On the origin of certain typical problems.
David Eugene Smith and Louis Charles Karpinski
by David Eugene Smith (former College at Brockport faculty member) and Louis Charles Karpinski.
The numbers that we call Arabic are so familiar throughout Europe and the Americas that it can be difficult to realize that their general acceptance in commercial transactions is a matter of only the last four centuries and they still remain unknown in parts of the world.
In this volume, one of the earliest texts to trace the origin and development of our number system, two distinguished mathematicians collaborated to bring together many fragmentary narrations to produce a concise history of Hindu-Arabic numerals. Clearly and succinctly, they recount the labors of scholars who have studied the subject in different parts of the world; they then assess the historical testimony and draw conclusions from its evidence. Topics include early ideas of the origin of numerals; Hindu forms with and without a place value; the symbol zero; the introduction of numbers into Europe by Boethius; the development of numerals among Arabic cultures; and the definitive introduction of numerals into Europe and their subsequent spread. Helpful supplements to the text include a guide to the pronunciation of Oriental names and an index.
Kenneth H. Rosen and John G. Michaels
Editor-in-chief, Kenneth H. Rosen, editor-in-chief, John G. Michaels, project editor ([College at Brockport emeritus] ... [et al.].
"Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics presents a comprehensive collection of ready reference material for all of the important areas of discrete mathematics, including those essential to its applications in computer science and engineering." "Whether you're an engineer, computer professional, student, or someone interested in math, you will find this book incredibly useful."--Jacket.
Complex analysis and Differential Equations : Proceedings of the Marcus Wallenberg Symposium in Honor of Matts Essén, Held in Uppsala, Sweden, June 15-18, 1997
Christer Kiselman and Ruhan Zhao
Edited by Christer Kiselman.
Includes a chapter co-authored with Rauno Aulaskari by College at Brockport faculty member Ruhan Zhao: Boundedness and compactness properties of the Libera transform.
Sanford S. Miller and Petre Mocanu
By Sanford S. Miller, Peter T. Mocanu.
"Examining a topic that has been the subject of more than 300 articles since it was first conceived nearly 20 years ago, this monograph describes for the first time in one volume the basic theory and multitude of applications in the study of differential subordinations."--Publisher
Chung-Chun Yang and Ruhan Zhao
Edited by Chung-Chun Yang ... [et al.]
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Ruhan Zhao: On Bergman spaces, Bloch space and Ba spaces for Rieman surfaces.
This volume presents a collection of contributions to an international conference on complex analysis and its applications held at the newly founded Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in January 1993. The aim of the conference was to advance the theoretical aspects of complex analysis and to explore the application of its techniques to physical and engineering problems. Three main areas were emphasized: Value distribution theory; Complex dynamical system and geometric function theory; and the Application of complex analysis to differential equations and physical engineering problems.
John G. Michaels and Norman J. Bloch
By John G. Michaels [College at Brockport emeritus], Norman J. Bloch [College at Brockport emeritus].
This text is written for the intermediate algebra course offered at both two- and four-year schools usually found in the department of mathematics. The focus of this series is to make students proficient in algebra while becoming better problem solvers. To accomplish this goal, the authors emphasize conceptual understanding. They ask students to think critically, to explore and explain concepts in writing and to extend their understanding through group activities. The environmental essays that open each chapter connect algebra to real world problem solving and can be used to stimulate class discussions and promote collaborative learning. Functions and graphing are introduced early, in Chapter Three, and then integrated throughout the rest of the text. This approach allows for visual interpretation of the mathematical concepts which in turn encourages students to develop an intuitive understanding of equations and their graphs. Also by introducing these topics early, students become familiar and comfortable with concepts that are critical to their success in future math courses. "Intermediate Algebra" includes marginal notes and examples that indicate how technology can enhance the study of algebra through exploration, visualization and geometric interpretation. The examples allow students to see the connection between algebra and the more intuitive graphic representation. They fall at the end of section discussions and may be omitted if a graphing tool is not being used. The text is written in a clear, concise style with numerous examples which are connected by thoughtful transitions that either reinforce the student's understanding of the previous concepts or prepare them for the next example. Each example is followed by a "Check Yourself" exercise that facilitates the student's active involvement in the learning process.
Norman J. Bloch and John G. Michaels
By John G. Michaels, Norman J. Bloch (both former College at Brockport faculty members).