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Math Unlimited

Essays in Mathematics, 1st Edition

Edited by R. Sujatha, H. N. Ramaswamy, C. S. Yogananda

CRC Press

350 pages | 33 Color Illus. | 51 B/W Illus.

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This collection of essays spans pure and applied mathematics. Readers interested in mathematical research and historical aspects of mathematics will appreciate the enlightening content of the material. Highlighting the pervasive nature of mathematics today in a host of different areas, the book also covers the spread of mathematical ideas and techniques in areas ranging from computer science to physics to biology.

Table of Contents


Mathematics for its Own Sake

Group Theory—What’s Beyond B. Sury

Splitting Primes Chandan Singh Dalawat

Elliptic Curves and Number Theory R. Sujatha

Curvature and Relativity Siddhartha Gadgil

Generating Functions S. Ramanan

Approximating Continuous Functions by Polynomials Gautam Bharali

Applicable Mathematics

The Wonderful World of Eigenvalues Arup Bose and Aloke Dey

On Pták’s Nondiscrete Induction A.S.Vasudeva Murthy

Partial Differential Equations P.N. Srikanth

Large Deviations S.R.S. Varadhan

From the Binary Alphabet to Quantum Computation K.R. Parthasarathy

Is There a Science Behind Opinion Polls? Rajeeva L. Karandikar

An Introduction to Financial Mathematics Sandeep Juneja

Mathematics and Computer Science

Linear Time, Almost Linear Time, and Almost Always Linear Time: Snippets from the Work of Robert Endre Tarjan Jaikumar Radhakrishnan

Group Representations and Algorithmic Complexity K.V. Subrahmanyam

Regular Languages: From Automata to Logic and Back Madhavan Mukund

Mathematics and Physics

Variational Calculus in Mathematics and Physics Rajesh Gopakumar

The Forces of Nature Sudarshan Ananth

The Reciprocal Interaction Between Mathematics and Natural Law Sunil Mukhi

Mathematics and Biology

An Introduction to Mathematical Biology Pranay Goel

Mathematics and Biology: The Growing Synergy Dhiraj Kumar and Samrat Chatterjee

Mathematical Biology: A Modelling Approach Sunita Gakkhar

A Mathematical Approach to Brain and Cognition Shripad Kondra and Prasun Kumar Roy

Mathematics over the Millenia

Rational Quadrilaterals from Brahmagupta to Kummer R. Sridharan

Magic Squares Raja Sridharan and M.D. Srinivas

Differences in Style, but not in Substance:Ancient Indian Study of Combinatorial Methods Raja Sridharan, R. Sridharan and M.D. Srinivas

In Square Circle: Geometric Knowledge of the Indus Civilization Sitabhra Sinha, Nisha Yadav and Mayank Vahia


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About the Editors

R. Sujatha is a professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)/Bombay University. Her research interests include algebra and number theory.

H.N. Ramaswamy is a professor of mathematics at the University of Mysore. His research interests encompass algebra, number theory, and algebraic graph theory. He is also interested in the aesthetics surrounding mathematics, music, and nature.

C.S. Yogananda teaches at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering. His research interests include number theory, arithmetic, and mathematics education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General