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Mathematical Association of America

Works: 929 works in 2,174 publications in 2 languages and 97,822 library holdings
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Classifications: QA1, 510.5
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The American mathematical monthly : the official journal of the Mathematical Association of America by Mathematical Association of America( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registers of officers and members were issued as supplements to some vols
Mathematics magazine by Mathematical Association of America( )

35 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The college mathematics journal( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contest problem book; problems from the annual high school contests of the Mathematical Association of America by Charles T Salkind( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual high school contests have been sponsored since 1950 by the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Actuaries, and later by Mu Alpha Theta (1965), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1967) and the Casulty Actuarial Society (1971). Problems from the contests during the periods 1950-1960 are published in Volume 5 of the New Mathematical Library, and those for 1966-1972 are published in Volume 25. This volume contains those for the period 1961-1965. The questions were compiled by C.T. Salkind, Chairman of the Committee on High School Contests during the period, who also prepared the solutions for the contest problems. Professor Salkind died in 1968. In preparing this and the other Contest Problem Books, the editors of the NML have expanded these solutions with added alternative solutions
She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job by Marla Parker( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the career histories of 38 professional women describing how much math each took in high school and college, how she chose her field of study, and how she ended up in her current job. Each woman presents several problems typical of those she had to solve on the job using mathematics
Mathematics and sports by Joseph A Gallian( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mathematics and Sports", edited by Joseph A. Gallian, gathers 25 articles that illuminate the power and role of mathematics in the worlds of professional and recreational play. Divided into sections by the kind of sports, the book offers source materials for classroom use and student projects. Readers will encounter mathematical ideas from an eclectic group of writers, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional mathematicians. Following a preface, this book contains: (I) Baseball: (1) Sabremetrics: The Past, the Present, and the Future (Jim Albert); (2) Surprising Streaks and Playoff Parity: Probability Problems in a Sports Context (Rick Cleary); (3) Did Humidifying the Baseball Decrease the Number of Homers at Coors Field? (Howard Penn); (4) Streaking: Finding the Probability for a Batting Streak (Stanley Rothman and Quoc Le); (ii) Basketball: (5) Bracketology: How can math help? (Tim Chartier, Erich Kreutzer, Amy Langville, and Kathryn Pedings); (6) Down 4 with a Minute to Go (G. Edgar Parker); (7) Jump Shot Mathematics (Howard Penn); (iii) Football: (8) How Deep Is Your Playbook? (Tricia Muldoon Brown and Eric B. Kahn); (9) a Look at Overtime in the nfl (Chris Jones); (10) Extending the Colley Method to Generate Predictive Football Rankings (R. Drew Pasteur); (11) When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Retrodictive Rankings in College Football (R. Drew Pasteur); (iv) Golf: (12) The Science of a Drive (Douglas N. Arnold); (13) Is Tiger Woods a Winner? (Scott M. Berry); (14) G.H. Hardy's Golfing Adventure (Roland Minton); (15) Tigermetrics (Roland Minton); (v) nascar: (16) Can Mathematics Make a Difference? Exploring Tire Troubles in nascar (Cheryll E. Crowe); (vi) Scheduling: (17) Scheduling a Tournament (Dalibor Froncek); (vii) Soccer: (18) Bending a Soccer Ball with Math (Tim Chartier); (viii) Tennis: (19) Teaching Mathematics and Statistics Using Tennis (Reza Noubary); (20) Peentage Play in Tennis (G. Edgar Parker); and (ix) Track and Field: (21) The Effects of Wind and Altitude in the 400m Sprint with Various iaaf Track Geometries (Vanessa Alday and Michael Frantz); (23) What is the Speed Limit for Men's 100 Meter Dash? (Reza Noubary); (24) May the Best Team Win: Determining the Winner of a Cross Country Race (Stephen Szydlik); (25) Biomechanics of Running and Walking (Anthony Tongen and Roshna E. Wunderlich)
Counterexamples in calculus by Sergiy Klymchuk( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counterexamples in Calculus serves as a supplementary resource to enhance the learning experience in single variable calculus courses. This book features carefully constructed incorrect mathematical statements that require students to create counterexamples to disprove them. Methods of producing these incorrect statements vary. At times the converse of a well-known theorem is presented. In other instances crucial conditions are omitted or altered or incorrect definitions are employed."--Back cover
Charming proofs : a journey into elegant mathematics by Claudi Alsina( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theorems and their proofs lie at the heart of mathematics. In speaking of the purely aesthetic qualities of theorems and proofs, G.H. Hardy wrote that in beautiful proofs 'there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy'. Charming Proofs present a collection of remarkable proofs in elementary mathematics that are exceptionally elegant, full of ingenuity, and succinct. By means of a surprising argument or a powerful visual representation, the proofs in this collection will invite readers to enjoy the beauty of mathematics, to share their discoveries with others, and to become involved in the process of creating new proofs. Charming Proofs is organized as follows. Following a short introduction about proofs and the process of creating proofs, the authors present, in twelve chapters, a wide and varied selection of proofs they consider charming, Topics include the integers, selected real numbers, points in the plane, triangles, squares, and other polygons, curves, inequalities, plane tilings, origami, colorful proofs, three-dimensional geometry, etc. At the end of each chapter are some challenges that will draw the reader into the process of creating charming proofs. There are over 130 such challenges. Charming Proofs concludes with solutions to all of the challenges, references, and a complete index. As in the authors' previous books with the MAA (Math Made Visual and When Less Is More), secondary school and college and university teachers may wish to use some of the charming proofs in their classrooms to introduce their students to mathematical elegance. Some may wish to use the book as a supplement in an introductory course on proofs, mathematical reasoning, or problem solving."--Publisher's description
Graph theory : a problem oriented approach by Daniel A Marcus( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graph Theory presents a natural, reader-friendly way to learn some of the essential ideas of graph theory starting from first principles. The format is similar to the companion text, Combinatorics: A Problem Oriented Approach also by Daniel A. Marcus, in that it combines the features of a textbook with those of a problem workbook. The material is presented through a series of approximately 360 strategically placed problems with connecting text. This is supplemented by 280 additional problems that are intended to be used as homework assignments. Concepts of graph theory are introduced, developed, and reinforced by working through leading questions posed in the problems. This problem-oriented format is intended to promote active involvement by the reader while always providing clear direction. This approach figures prominently on the presentation of proofs, which become more frequent and elaborate as the book progresses. Arguments are arranged in digestible chunks and always appear along with concrete examples to keep the readers firmly grounded in their motivation. Spanning tree algorithms, Euler paths, Hamilton paths and cycles, planar graphs, independence and covering, connections and obstructions, and vertex and edge colorings make up the core of the book. Hall's Theorem, the Konig-Egervary Theorem, Dilworth's Theorem and the Hungarian algorithm to the optional assignment problem, matrices, and Latin squares are also explored."--Back cover
An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving by Steven G Krantz( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing - getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."--Publisher's description
U.S.A. mathematical olympiads, 1972-1986 by Murray S Klamkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murray Klamkin includes many improvements and extensions to the original USAMO problems. The problems are coded by subject and solutions are arranged by subject as an aid to those interested in a particular field. Contains a glossary of frequently used terms and theorems and a comprehensive bibliography with items numbered and referred to in brackets in the text."--
Resources for teaching discrete mathematics : classroom projects, history modules, and articles by Brian Hopkins( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lie groups : a problem-oriented introduction via matrix groups by Harriet Suzanne Katcher Pollatsek( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functions, data and models : an applied approach to college algebra by Sheldon P Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering mathematics : you do the math by Shai Simonson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering mathematics is an eclectic collection of mathematical topics and puzzles aimed at talented youngsters and inquisitive adults who want to expand their view of mathematics.--[book cover]
Calculus deconstructed : a second course in first-year calculus by Zbigniew Nitecki( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough and mathematically rigorous exposition of single-variable calculus for readers with some previous experience of calculus techniques
Excursions in classical analysis : pathways to advanced problem solving and undergraduate research by Hongwei Chen( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauty of fractals : six different views by Denny Gulick( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the coming of the computer age, fractals have emerged to play a significant role in art images, scientific application and mathematical analysis. The Beauty of Fractals is in part an exploration of the nature of fractals, including examples which appear in art, and in part a close look at famous classical fractals and their close relatives. The final essay examines the relationship between fractals and differential equations. The essays that appear in The Beauty of Fractals contain perspectives different enough to give the reader an appreciation of the breadth of the subject. The essays are self-contained and expository, and are intended to be accessible to a broad audience that includes advanced undergraduate students and teachers at both university and secondary-school level. The book is also a useful complement to the material on fractals which can be found in textbooks
A century of advancing mathematics( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The MAA [Mathematical Association of America] was founded in 1915 to serve as a home for The American Mathematical Monthly. The mission of the Association--to advance mathematics, especially at the collegiate level--has, however, always been larger than merely publishing world-class mathematical exposition. MAA members have explored more than just mathematics; we have, as this volume tries to make evident, investigated mathematical connections to pedagogy, history, the arts, technology, literature, every field of intellectual endeavor. Essays, all commissioned for this volume, include exposition by Bob Devaney, Robin Wilson, and Frank Morgan; history from Karen Parshall, Della Dumbaugh and Bill Dunham; pedagogical discussion from Paul Zorn, Joe Gallian and Michael Starbird, and cultural commentary from Bonnie Gold, Jon Borwein and Steve Abbott. This volume contains 35 essays by all-star writers and expositors writing to celebrate an extraordinary century for mathematics--more mathematics has been created and published since 1915 than in all of previous recorded history. We've solved age-old mysteries, created entire new fields of study, and changed our conception of what mathematics is. Many of those stories are told in this volume as the contributors paint a portrait of the broad cultural sweep of mathematics during the MAA's first century. Mathematics is the most thrilling, the most human, area of intellectual inquiry; you will find in this volume compelling proof of that claim."--
Elementary cryptanalysis; a mathematical approach by Abraham Sinkov( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people, acquainted with cryptology either through sensational cloak-and-dagger stories or through newspaper cryptograms, are not aware that many aspects of this art may be treated systematically, by means of some fundamental mathematical concepts and methods. In the first two chapters treat monoalphabetic substitutions of increasing complexity, Chapter 3 discusses polyalphabetic substitutions, Chapter 4 acquaints the reader with polygraphic systems, specially digraphic ciphers based on linear transformations, and Chapter 5 treats transpositions. The mathematical topics relevant in these discussions include modular arithmetic, a bit of number theory, some linear algebra of two dimensions with matrices, some combinatorics, and a bit of statistics. -- from back cover
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M.A.A. (Mathematical Association of America)


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Mathematics and sportsCounterexamples in calculusCharming proofs : a journey into elegant mathematicsGraph theory : a problem oriented approachAn episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solvingResources for teaching discrete mathematics : classroom projects, history modules, and articlesLie groups : a problem-oriented introduction via matrix groupsFunctions, data and models : an applied approach to college algebra