This book introduces the student to numerous modern applications of mathematics in technology. The authors write with clarity and present the mathematics in a clear and straightforward way making it an interesting and easy book to read. Numerous exercises at the end of every section provide practice and reinforce the material in the chapter. An engaging quality of this book is that the authors also present the mathematical material in a historical context and not just the practical one.
Mathematics and Technology is intended for undergraduate students in mathematics, instructors and high school teachers. Additionally, its lack of calculus centricity as well as a clear indication of the more difficult topics and relatively advanced references make it suitable for any curious individual with a decent command of high school math.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)|
Table of ContentsPositioning on Earth and in Space.- Friezes and Mosaics.- Robotic Motion.- Skeletons and Gamma Ray Radiosurgery.- Savings and Loans.- Error Correcting Codes.- Public Key Cryptography.- Random Number Generators.- Google and the Page Rank Algorithm.- Why 44100 Samples per Second.- Image Compression Iterated Function Systems.- Image Compression The JPEG Standard.- The DNA Computer.- Calculus of Variations.- Science Flashes.