Roman, Steven
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Works:  73 works in 455 publications in 6 languages and 15,083 library holdings 

Genres:  Textbooks Juvenile works Fiction 
Roles:  Author, Director 
Classifications:  QA268, 512.5 
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Most widely held works by
Steven Roman
Advanced linear algebra by
Steven Roman(
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64 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the third edition, the author has added a new chapter on associative algebras that includes the well known characterizations of the finitedimensional division algebras over the real field (a theorem of Frobenius) and over a finite field (Wedderburn's theorem); polished and refined some arguments (such as the discussion of reflexivity, the rational canonical form, best approximations and the definitions of tensor products); upgraded some proofs that were originally done only for finitedimensional/rank cases; added new theorems, including the spectral mapping theorem; considerably expanded the reference section with over a hundred references to books on linear algebra. From the reviews of the second edition: "In this 2nd edition, the author has rewritten the entire book and has added more than 100 pages of new materials....As in the previous edition, the text is well written and gives a thorough discussion of many topics of linear algebra and related fields...the exercises are rewritten and expanded....Overall, I found the book a very useful one....It is a suitable choice as a graduate text or as a reference book." AliAkbar Jafarian, ZentralblattMATH "This is a formidable volume, a compendium of linear algebra theory, classical and modern... The development of the subject is elegant...The proofs are neat...The exercise sets are good, with occasional hints given for the solution of trickier problems...It represents linear algebra and does so comprehensively." Henry Ricardo, MAA Online
64 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the third edition, the author has added a new chapter on associative algebras that includes the well known characterizations of the finitedimensional division algebras over the real field (a theorem of Frobenius) and over a finite field (Wedderburn's theorem); polished and refined some arguments (such as the discussion of reflexivity, the rational canonical form, best approximations and the definitions of tensor products); upgraded some proofs that were originally done only for finitedimensional/rank cases; added new theorems, including the spectral mapping theorem; considerably expanded the reference section with over a hundred references to books on linear algebra. From the reviews of the second edition: "In this 2nd edition, the author has rewritten the entire book and has added more than 100 pages of new materials....As in the previous edition, the text is well written and gives a thorough discussion of many topics of linear algebra and related fields...the exercises are rewritten and expanded....Overall, I found the book a very useful one....It is a suitable choice as a graduate text or as a reference book." AliAkbar Jafarian, ZentralblattMATH "This is a formidable volume, a compendium of linear algebra theory, classical and modern... The development of the subject is elegant...The proofs are neat...The exercise sets are good, with occasional hints given for the solution of trickier problems...It represents linear algebra and does so comprehensively." Henry Ricardo, MAA Online
Introduction to coding and information theory by
Steven Roman(
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28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an introduction to coding and information theory, with an emphasis on coding theory. It is suitable for undergraduates with a modest mathematical background. While some previous knowledge of elementary linear algebra is helpful, it is not essential. All of the needed elementary discrete probability is developed in a preliminary chapter. After a preliminary chapter, there follows an introductory chapter on variablelength codes that culminates in Kraft's Theorem. Two chapters on Information Theory follow  the first on Huffman encoding and the second on the concept of the entropy of an information source, culminating in a discussion of Shannon's Noiseless Coding Theorem. The remaining four chapters cover the theory of errorcorrecting block codes. The first chapter covers communication channels, decision rules, nearest neighbor decoding, perfect codes, the main coding theory problem, the spherepacking, Singleton and Plotkin bounds, and a brief discussion of the Noisy Coding Theorem. There follows a chapter on linear codes that begins with a discussion of vector spaces over the field [actual symbol not reproducible]. The penultimate chapter is devoted to a study of the Hamming, Golay, and ReedMuller families of codes, along with some decimal codes and some codes obtained from Latin squares. The final chapter contains a brief introduction to cyclic codes
28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an introduction to coding and information theory, with an emphasis on coding theory. It is suitable for undergraduates with a modest mathematical background. While some previous knowledge of elementary linear algebra is helpful, it is not essential. All of the needed elementary discrete probability is developed in a preliminary chapter. After a preliminary chapter, there follows an introductory chapter on variablelength codes that culminates in Kraft's Theorem. Two chapters on Information Theory follow  the first on Huffman encoding and the second on the concept of the entropy of an information source, culminating in a discussion of Shannon's Noiseless Coding Theorem. The remaining four chapters cover the theory of errorcorrecting block codes. The first chapter covers communication channels, decision rules, nearest neighbor decoding, perfect codes, the main coding theory problem, the spherepacking, Singleton and Plotkin bounds, and a brief discussion of the Noisy Coding Theorem. There follows a chapter on linear codes that begins with a discussion of vector spaces over the field [actual symbol not reproducible]. The penultimate chapter is devoted to a study of the Hamming, Golay, and ReedMuller families of codes, along with some decimal codes and some codes obtained from Latin squares. The final chapter contains a brief introduction to cyclic codes
Field theory by
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42 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents the basic theory of fields, starting more or less from the beginning. It is suitable for e graduate course in field theory, or independent study. The reader is expected to have taken an undergraduate course in abstract algebra, not so much for the material it contains but in order to gain a certain level of mathematical maturity."Jacket
42 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents the basic theory of fields, starting more or less from the beginning. It is suitable for e graduate course in field theory, or independent study. The reader is expected to have taken an undergraduate course in abstract algebra, not so much for the material it contains but in order to gain a certain level of mathematical maturity."Jacket
Writing Excel macros by
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32 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated for Excel 2002, this text offers Excel powerusers, as well as programmers who are unfamiliar with the Excel object model, with an introduction to writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros and programs for Excel
32 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated for Excel 2002, this text offers Excel powerusers, as well as programmers who are unfamiliar with the Excel object model, with an introduction to writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros and programs for Excel
The umbral calculus by
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22 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1  INTRODUCTION; 1. A DEFINITION OF THE CLASSICAL UMBRAL CALCULUS; 2. PRELIMINARIES; CHAPTER 2  SHEFFER SEQUENCES; 1. THE UMBRAL ALGEBRA; 2. LINEAR OPERATORS; 3. SHEFFER SEQUENCES; 4. ASSOCIATED SEQUENCES; 5. APPELL SEQUENCES; 6. A FEW EXAMPLES; CHAPTER 3  OPERATORS AND THEIR ADJOINTS; 1. CONTINUOUS OPERATORS ON P*; 2. AUTOMORPHISMS AND DERIVATIONS ON P*; 3. ADJOINTS; 4. UMBRAL OPERATORS AND UMBRAL COMPOSITION; 5. SHEFFER OPERATORS AND UMBRAL COMPOSITION
22 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1  INTRODUCTION; 1. A DEFINITION OF THE CLASSICAL UMBRAL CALCULUS; 2. PRELIMINARIES; CHAPTER 2  SHEFFER SEQUENCES; 1. THE UMBRAL ALGEBRA; 2. LINEAR OPERATORS; 3. SHEFFER SEQUENCES; 4. ASSOCIATED SEQUENCES; 5. APPELL SEQUENCES; 6. A FEW EXAMPLES; CHAPTER 3  OPERATORS AND THEIR ADJOINTS; 1. CONTINUOUS OPERATORS ON P*; 2. AUTOMORPHISMS AND DERIVATIONS ON P*; 3. ADJOINTS; 4. UMBRAL OPERATORS AND UMBRAL COMPOSITION; 5. SHEFFER OPERATORS AND UMBRAL COMPOSITION
VB.NET language in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference by
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38 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VB .NET Language in a Nutshell introduces the important aspects of the language and explains the .NET framework. An alphabetical reference covers the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the VB .NET language. To ease the transition, each language element includes a "VB .NET/VB 6 Differences" section
38 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VB .NET Language in a Nutshell introduces the important aspects of the language and explains the .NET framework. An alphabetical reference covers the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the VB .NET language. To ease the transition, each language element includes a "VB .NET/VB 6 Differences" section
Introduction to the mathematics of finance : from risk management to options pricing by
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13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is specifically written for upperdivision undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance, or economics. With the exception of an optional chapter on the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the BlackScholes option pricing formula as a limiting case of the CoxRossRubinstein discrete model. The final chapter is devoted to American options."Jacket
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is specifically written for upperdivision undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance, or economics. With the exception of an optional chapter on the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the BlackScholes option pricing formula as a limiting case of the CoxRossRubinstein discrete model. The final chapter is devoted to American options."Jacket
An introduction to discrete mathematics by
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12 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Access database design and programming by
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6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third edition of Steven Roman's introduction to Access Database covers design and programming and is suitable for both beginners and programmers who wish to acquire a more indepth understanding of the subject
6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third edition of Steven Roman's introduction to Access Database covers design and programming and is suitable for both beginners and programmers who wish to acquire a more indepth understanding of the subject
Concepts of objectoriented programming with Visual Basic by
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11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is about objectoriented programming and how it is implemented in Microsoft Visual Basic. Accordingly, the book has two separate, though intertwined, goals: to describe the general concepts of objectorientation, and to describe how to do objectoriented programming in Visual Basic. Readers are assumed to have a familiarity with Visual Basic and some rudimentary knowledge of programming. On this foundation, Steve Roman introduces the abstract concepts of object orientation, such as class, abstraction, encapsulation, and others and then shows how each are implemented in a meaningful and useful application. Throughout the style is handson: plenty of code is given and discussed, including errorhandling. As a result, Visual Basic programmers and students will find this an invaluable introduction to this topic
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is about objectoriented programming and how it is implemented in Microsoft Visual Basic. Accordingly, the book has two separate, though intertwined, goals: to describe the general concepts of objectorientation, and to describe how to do objectoriented programming in Visual Basic. Readers are assumed to have a familiarity with Visual Basic and some rudimentary knowledge of programming. On this foundation, Steve Roman introduces the abstract concepts of object orientation, such as class, abstraction, encapsulation, and others and then shows how each are implemented in a meaningful and useful application. Throughout the style is handson: plenty of code is given and discussed, including errorhandling. As a result, Visual Basic programmers and students will find this an invaluable introduction to this topic
Bruce Coville's UFO's by
Bruce Coville(
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of science fiction short stories dealing with the first contact with aliens
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of science fiction short stories dealing with the first contact with aliens
Win32 API programming with Visual Basic by
Steven Roman(
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8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing Word macros by
Steven Roman(
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16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many Microsoft Word users and VBA programmers don't realize the extensive opportunities that exist when Word's Object Model is accessed using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which replaced WordBasic in conjunction with the release of Word 97. By creating what is commonly called a "Word Macro" you can automate many features available in Word. Writing Word Macros (previously titled Learning Word Programming is the introduction to Word VBA that allows you to do these things and more, including: Create custom popup menus Automatically create tables from lists Append one document to the end (or beginning) of another Create a toggle switch to change a document from draft to final copy by adding or removing a watermark in the header Generate reports using data from other applications Not intended to be an encyclopedia of Word programming, Writing Word Macros provides Word users, as well as programmers who are not familiar with the Word object model with a solid introduction to writing VBA macros and programs. In particular, the book focuses on: The Visual Basic Editor and the Word VBA programming environment. Word features a complete and very powerful integrated development environment for writing, running, testing, and debugging VBA macros. The VBA programming language (which is the same programming language used by Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, as well as the retail editions of Visual Basic). The Word object model. Word exposes nearly all of its functionality through its object model, which allows Word to be controlled programmatically using VBA. While the Word object model, with almost 200 objects, is the largest among the Office applications, readers need be familiar with only a handful of objects. Writing Word Macros focuses on these essential objects, but includes a discussion of a great many more objects as well. Writing Word Macros is written in a terse, nononsense manner that is characteristic of Steven Roman's straightforward, practical approach. Instead of a slowpaced tutorial with a lot of handholding, Roman offers the essential information about Word VBA that you must master to program effectively. This tutorial is reinforced by interesting and useful examples that solve practical programming problems, like generating tables of a particular format, managing shortcut keys, creating fax cover sheets, and reformatting documents. Writing Word Macros is the book you need to dive into the basics of Word VBA programming, enabling you to increase your power and productivity when using Microsoft Word
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many Microsoft Word users and VBA programmers don't realize the extensive opportunities that exist when Word's Object Model is accessed using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which replaced WordBasic in conjunction with the release of Word 97. By creating what is commonly called a "Word Macro" you can automate many features available in Word. Writing Word Macros (previously titled Learning Word Programming is the introduction to Word VBA that allows you to do these things and more, including: Create custom popup menus Automatically create tables from lists Append one document to the end (or beginning) of another Create a toggle switch to change a document from draft to final copy by adding or removing a watermark in the header Generate reports using data from other applications Not intended to be an encyclopedia of Word programming, Writing Word Macros provides Word users, as well as programmers who are not familiar with the Word object model with a solid introduction to writing VBA macros and programs. In particular, the book focuses on: The Visual Basic Editor and the Word VBA programming environment. Word features a complete and very powerful integrated development environment for writing, running, testing, and debugging VBA macros. The VBA programming language (which is the same programming language used by Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, as well as the retail editions of Visual Basic). The Word object model. Word exposes nearly all of its functionality through its object model, which allows Word to be controlled programmatically using VBA. While the Word object model, with almost 200 objects, is the largest among the Office applications, readers need be familiar with only a handful of objects. Writing Word Macros focuses on these essential objects, but includes a discussion of a great many more objects as well. Writing Word Macros is written in a terse, nononsense manner that is characteristic of Steven Roman's straightforward, practical approach. Instead of a slowpaced tutorial with a lot of handholding, Roman offers the essential information about Word VBA that you must master to program effectively. This tutorial is reinforced by interesting and useful examples that solve practical programming problems, like generating tables of a particular format, managing shortcut keys, creating fax cover sheets, and reformatting documents. Writing Word Macros is the book you need to dive into the basics of Word VBA programming, enabling you to increase your power and productivity when using Microsoft Word
Lattices and ordered sets by
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15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... A thorough introduction to the subject of ordered sets and lattices, with an emphasis on the latter. Topic coverage includes: modular, semimodular and distributive lattices, boolean algebras, representation of distributive lattices, algebraic lattices, congruence relations on lattices, free lattices, fixedpoint theorems, duality theory and more ..."
15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... A thorough introduction to the subject of ordered sets and lattices, with an emphasis on the latter. Topic coverage includes: modular, semimodular and distributive lattices, boolean algebras, representation of distributive lattices, algebraic lattices, congruence relations on lattices, free lattices, fixedpoint theorems, duality theory and more ..."
Developing Visual Basic addins by
Steven Roman(
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9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to the mathematics of finance : arbitrage and option pricing by
Steven Roman(
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19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mathematics of Finance has been a hot topic ever since the discovery of the BlackScholes option pricing formulas in 1973. Unfortunately, there are very few undergraduate textbooks in this area. This book is specifically written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance or economics. This book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the BlackScholes option pricing formulas as a limiting case of the CoxRossRubinstein discrete model. This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition with significant changes to the topic organization, thus making the book flow much more smoothly. Several topics have been expanded such as the discussions of options, including the history of options, and pricing nonattainable alternatives. In this edition the material on probability has been condensed into fewer chapters, and the material on the capital asset pricing model has been removed. The mathematics is not watered down, but it is appropriate for the intended audience. Previous knowledge of measure theory is not needed and only a small amount of linear algebra is required. All necessary probability theory is developed throughout the book on a "needtoknow" basis. No background in finance is required, since the book contains a chapter on options
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mathematics of Finance has been a hot topic ever since the discovery of the BlackScholes option pricing formulas in 1973. Unfortunately, there are very few undergraduate textbooks in this area. This book is specifically written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance or economics. This book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the BlackScholes option pricing formulas as a limiting case of the CoxRossRubinstein discrete model. This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition with significant changes to the topic organization, thus making the book flow much more smoothly. Several topics have been expanded such as the discussions of options, including the history of options, and pricing nonattainable alternatives. In this edition the material on probability has been condensed into fewer chapters, and the material on the capital asset pricing model has been removed. The mathematics is not watered down, but it is appropriate for the intended audience. Previous knowledge of measure theory is not needed and only a small amount of linear algebra is required. All necessary probability theory is developed throughout the book on a "needtoknow" basis. No background in finance is required, since the book contains a chapter on options
Fundamentals of group theory : an advanced approach by
Steven Roman(
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14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VB.NET language pocket reference by
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12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visual Basic .NET is a radically new version of Microsoft Visual Basic, the world's most widely used rapid application development (RAD) package. Whether you are just beginning application development with Visual Basic .NET or are already deep in code, you will appreciate just how easy and valuable the VB.NET Language Pocket Reference is. VB.NET Language Pocket Reference contains a concise description of all language elements by category. These include language elements implemented by the Visual Basic compiler, as well as all procedures and functions implemented in the Microsoft. VisualBasic nam
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visual Basic .NET is a radically new version of Microsoft Visual Basic, the world's most widely used rapid application development (RAD) package. Whether you are just beginning application development with Visual Basic .NET or are already deep in code, you will appreciate just how easy and valuable the VB.NET Language Pocket Reference is. VB.NET Language Pocket Reference contains a concise description of all language elements by category. These include language elements implemented by the Visual Basic compiler, as well as all procedures and functions implemented in the Microsoft. VisualBasic nam
Introduction to catalan numbers by
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7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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