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What is Mathematics?

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Key Editorial Contacts

Bob Ross

Senior Editor


Science and Medicine

Robert Ross is Senior Editor of Mathematics at CRC Press. Bob brings thirty years of publishing experience to a list of textbooks, handbooks, reference works, and all other forms of academic works. He commissions Textbooks for all courses beyond calculus within the mathematics and related curriculum, including service courses taken by computer science, engineering, and physical science students. Targets courses extend from the undergraduate to the graduate level. A series of popular, high quality, and valued handbooks is also a focus, as are reference works, especially on topics in discrete mathematics including combinatorics, and also data analysis, cryptography, number theory, algebra, analysis, probability, game theory, operations research, and financial mathematics. Bob's list includes applied mathematics and specialized topics such as radar design and implementation, business analytics, and engineering statistics. Many of these books are valued by professionals both in mathematics and related fields. Bob encourages authors to submit proposals for any and all book ideas in and related to mathematics.

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Sarfraz Khan


Rob Calver

Senior Publisher

Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Science and Medicine

Senior Publisher for Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Commissions books in statistics and data science.

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