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Best Sellers: Mathematics, December 15, 2011

February 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines & Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy
McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch
Yale University Press
2011. ISBN 9780300169690. $27.50

2) Supercooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other To Succeed
Nowak, Martin A.
Free Press: Simon & Schuster
2011. ISBN 9781439100189. $27

3) A History of Mathematics
Merzbach, Uta C.
John Wiley
2011. ISBN 9780470525487. $39.95

4) Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem
Kaplan, Robert
Bloomsbury USA
2011. ISBN 9781596915220. $25

5) Computational Aspects of Modular Forms and Galois Representations: How One Can Compute in Polynomial Time the Value of Ramanujan’s Tau at a Prime
Edixhoven, Bas
Princeton University Press
2011. ISBN 9780691142012. $100

6) Matrices and Graphs in Geometry
Fiedler, Miroslav
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521461931. $90

7) Hypoelliptic Laplacian and Orbital Integrals
Bismut, Jean-Michel
Princeton University Press
2011. ISBN 9780691151298. $110

8) Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory
Maddy, Penelope
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199596188. $45

9) Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy
Marr, Alexander
University of Chicago Press
2011. ISBN 9780226506289. $45

10) Convexity: An Analytic Viewpoint
Simon, Barry
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107007314. $95

11) Hadamard Expansions and Hyperasymptotic Evaluation: an Extension of the Method of Steepest Descents
Paris, R.B.
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107002586. $82

12) Teacher Education Matters: A Study of Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Six Countries
Schmidt, William H.
Teachers College Press
2011. ISBN 9780807751626. $49.95

13) Meaning in Mathematics
Polkinghorne, John
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199605057. $34.95

14) The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution
Devlin, Keith
Walker & Company
2011. ISBN 9780802778123. $25

15) Triangular Arrays with Applications
Koshy, Thomas
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199742943. $125

16) Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Brooks, Steve
Chapman & Hall CRC
2011. ISBN 9781420079418. $99.95

17) The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein
Hopkins, Burt C.
Indiana University Press
2011. ISBN 9780253356710. $49.95

18) The Oxford Handbook of Nonlinear Filtering
Crisan, Dan
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199532902. $198.50

19) Pseudo-reductive Groups
Conrad, Brian
Cambridge University Press
2010. ISBN 9780521195607. $99

20) The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics
Dehaene, Stanislas
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199753871. $24.95

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