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Number-Crunching

Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies

Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction

Howard Wainer “With his usual verve, flair, and disdain for pious nonsense, Howard Wainer offers a refreshingly fact-based view of a complex problem: the use of tests in educational selection and evaluation. A must-read for anyone involved in these issues and a fun read for anyone who wishes to be educated and entertained at the same time.” —Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Princeton University Cloth $24.95 978-0-691-14928-8

Paul J. Nahin “While there is a plethora of computational physics books, only this one brings the sheer joy and fascination of the subject to the general reader. The problems in Number-Crunching are nicely selected, the prose is clear and humorous, and the solutions range from the interesting to the gloriously counterintuitive.” —Lawrence Weinstein, coauthor of Guesstimation Cloth $29.95 978-0-691-14425-2

Viewpoints

Pythagoras’ Revenge

Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art

A Mathematical Mystery

Marc Frantz & Annalisa Crannell

Arturo Sangalli

“This entire book is a thing of beauty: the mathematics, the visual art, the writing, the exercises, and the organization. The authors’ passion and excitement for their subject matter is apparent on every page. I am in awe.” —Robert Bosch, Oberlin College

“Who would have guessed that a murder-treasure mystery lay hidden behind a geometric formula familiar to every high-schooler? Weaving a wealth of mathematical scholarship into a compellingly plotted novel, Sangalli recounts a fascinating tale of ancient arson and modern sleuthing.” —Bryce Christensen, Booklist

Cloth $45.00 978-0-691-12592-3

Paper $14.95 978-0-691-15019-2

Hypoelliptic Laplacian and Orbital Integrals

Functional Analysis

Jean-Michel Bismut This book uses the hypoelliptic Laplacian to evaluate semisimple orbital integrals in a formalism that unifies index theory and the trace formula. Annals of Mathematics Studies, 177 Phillip A. Griffiths, John N. Mather, and Elias M. Stein, Series Editors Paper $65.00 978-0-691-15130-4 Cloth $110.00 978-0-691-15129-8

Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis

Elias M. Stein & Rami Shakarchi This is the fourth and final volume in the Princeton Lectures in Analysis, a series of textbooks that aim to present, in an integrated manner, the core areas of analysis. Beginning with the basic facts of functional analysis, this volume looks at Banach spaces, Lp spaces, and distribution theory, and highlights their roles in harmonic analysis. Cloth $85.00 978-0-691-11387-6

See our E-Books at press.princeton.edu

Number-Crunching

Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies

Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction

Howard Wainer “With his usual verve, flair, and disdain for pious nonsense, Howard Wainer offers a refreshingly fact-based view of a complex problem: the use of tests in educational selection and evaluation. A must-read for anyone involved in these issues and a fun read for anyone who wishes to be educated and entertained at the same time.” —Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Princeton University Cloth $24.95 978-0-691-14928-8

Paul J. Nahin “While there is a plethora of computational physics books, only this one brings the sheer joy and fascination of the subject to the general reader. The problems in Number-Crunching are nicely selected, the prose is clear and humorous, and the solutions range from the interesting to the gloriously counterintuitive.” —Lawrence Weinstein, coauthor of Guesstimation Cloth $29.95 978-0-691-14425-2

Viewpoints

Pythagoras’ Revenge

Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art

A Mathematical Mystery

Marc Frantz & Annalisa Crannell

Arturo Sangalli

“This entire book is a thing of beauty: the mathematics, the visual art, the writing, the exercises, and the organization. The authors’ passion and excitement for their subject matter is apparent on every page. I am in awe.” —Robert Bosch, Oberlin College

“Who would have guessed that a murder-treasure mystery lay hidden behind a geometric formula familiar to every high-schooler? Weaving a wealth of mathematical scholarship into a compellingly plotted novel, Sangalli recounts a fascinating tale of ancient arson and modern sleuthing.” —Bryce Christensen, Booklist

Cloth $45.00 978-0-691-12592-3

Paper $14.95 978-0-691-15019-2

Hypoelliptic Laplacian and Orbital Integrals

Functional Analysis

Jean-Michel Bismut This book uses the hypoelliptic Laplacian to evaluate semisimple orbital integrals in a formalism that unifies index theory and the trace formula. Annals of Mathematics Studies, 177 Phillip A. Griffiths, John N. Mather, and Elias M. Stein, Series Editors Paper $65.00 978-0-691-15130-4 Cloth $110.00 978-0-691-15129-8

Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis

Elias M. Stein & Rami Shakarchi This is the fourth and final volume in the Princeton Lectures in Analysis, a series of textbooks that aim to present, in an integrated manner, the core areas of analysis. Beginning with the basic facts of functional analysis, this volume looks at Banach spaces, Lp spaces, and distribution theory, and highlights their roles in harmonic analysis. Cloth $85.00 978-0-691-11387-6

See our E-Books at press.princeton.edu