# Mathematics & Statistics

- Mathematics & Statistics
- Finding books and background information
- Finding Articles
- Historical Collections

## Featured collections

- O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform This link opens in a new window
**Must login in with UMass NetID and Password**

20,000 business, technology and digital media e-books from the best business/technology publishers - O'Reilly, Sams, John Wiley, Sybex, Que, Career Press, Jossey-Bass, McGraw-Hill, AMACON, Oracle Press, Microsoft and many more.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.

## How can I help you?

Anne Graham

she/her

**Contact:**

Room A273 Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise

740 North Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01003-93006

740 North Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01003-93006

413-545-1743

## Find Books

- use the Discovery search box or the 5 College catalog to find books owned by the Five Colleges at https://www.library.umass.edu/

- use encyclopedias listed below in the box titled "Encyclopedias - Gathering Background Information."

## Encyclopedias - Gathering Background Information

- The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers (Editor); June Barrow-Green (Editor); Imre Leader (Editor); June Barrow-Green (Editor)Call Number: Science & Engineering Library: QA11.2 .P745 2008 and eBookISBN: 9781400830398Publication Date: 2010-07-18This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world''s leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics. Accessible in style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. Features nearly 200 entries, organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors Presents major ideas and branches of pure mathematics in a clear, accessible style Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more Traces the history and development of modern mathematics Profiles more than ninety-five mathematicians who influenced those working today Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines Includes bibliographies, cross-references, and a comprehensive index.
- The VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics by S. Gottwald; W. Gellert (Editor); M. Hellwich (Editor); H. Kästner (Editor)Call Number: Du Bois Library QA40 .V18 2012ISBN: 9401169845Publication Date: 2012-04-19It is commonplace that in our time science and technology cannot be mastered without the tools of mathematics; but the same applies to an ever growing extent to many domains of everyday life, not least owing to the spread of cybernetic methods and arguments. As a consequence, there is a wide demand for a survey of the results of mathematics. for an unconventional approach that would also make it possible to fill gaps in one's knowledge. We do not think that a mere juxtaposition of theorems or a collection of formulae would be suitable for this purpose, because this would over·emphasize the symbolic language of signs and letters rather than the mathematical idea, the only thing that really matters. Our task was to describe mathematical interrelations as briefly and precisely as possible. In view of the overwhelming amount of material it goes without saying that we did not just compile details from the numerous text-books for individual branches: what we were aiming at is to smooth out the access to the specialist literature for as many readers as possible. Colours are used extensively to help the reader. Important definitions and groups of formulae are on a yellow background, examples on blue, and theorems on red.

- AccessScience This link opens in a new windowCovers all major scientific disciplines and offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics This link opens in a new windowA comprehensive encyclopedia with over 450 scholarly articles, divided into three broad subjects: introductory articles, physics subjects, and related mathematics subjects. Each article includes a thorough bibliography.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.

- Last Updated: Feb 21, 2023 11:05 AM
- URL: https://guides.library.umass.edu/math
- Print Page