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1.
Frances McBroom Thompson
The Algebra Teacher’s Activity-a-Day, Grades 6-12: Over 180 Quick Challenges for Developing Math and Problem-Solving Skills

Fun-filled math problems that put the emphasis on problem-solving strategies and reasoning The Algebra Teacher’s Activity-a-Day offers activities for test prep, warm-ups, down time, homework, or just for fun. These unique activities are correlated with national math education standards and emphasize problem-solving strategies and logical reasoning skills. In many of the activities, students are encouraged to communicate their different approaches to other students in the class.
Filled with dozens of quick and fun algebra activities that can be used inside and outside the classroom
Designed to help students practice problem-solving and algebra skills
The activities address a wide range of topics, skills, and ability levels, so teachers can choose whichever best suit the students’ needs.

2.
Dieter Jungnickel
Graphs, Networks and Algorithms (Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics)

Includes new chapters on the network simplex algorithm and a section on the five color theorem

3.
Jerry R. Muir,
Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory

A thorough introduction to the theory of complex functions emphasizing the beauty, power, and counterintuitive nature of the subject

Written with a reader–friendly approach, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory features a self–contained, concise development of the fundamental principles of complex analysis. After laying groundwork on complex numbers and the calculus and geometric mapping properties of functions of a complex variable, the author uses power series as a unifying theme to define and study the many rich and occasionally surprising properties of analytic functions, including the Cauchy theory and residue theorem. The book concludes with a treatment of harmonic functions and an epilogue on the Riemann mapping theorem.

Thoroughly classroom tested at multiple universities, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory features:
Plentiful exercises, both computational and theoretical, of varying levels of difficulty, including several that could be used for student projects
Numerous figures to illustrate geometric concepts and constructions used in proofs
Remarks at the conclusion of each section that place the main concepts in context, compare and contrast results with the calculus of real functions, and provide historical notes
Appendices on the basics of sets and functions and a handful of useful results from advanced calculus
Appropriate for students majoring in pure or applied mathematics as well as physics or engineering, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory is an ideal textbook for a one–semester course in complex analysis for those with a strong foundation in multivariable calculus. The logically complete book also serves as a key reference for mathematicians, physicists, and engineers and is an excellent source for anyone interested in independently learning or reviewing the beautiful subject of complex analysis.

4.
Daniel Liberzon
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory: A Concise Introduction

This textbook offers a concise yet rigorous introduction to calculus of variations and optimal control theory, and is a self-contained resource for graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, and related subjects. Designed specifically for a one-semester course, the book begins with calculus of variations, preparing the ground for optimal control. It then gives a complete proof of the maximum principle and covers key topics such as the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory of dynamic programming and linear-quadratic optimal control. Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory also traces the historical development of the subject and features numerous exercises, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and suggestions for further study.

5.
1,001 Geometry Practice Problems For Dummies

Practice makes perfect! Get perfect with a thousand and one practice problems!

1,001 Geometry Practice Problems For Dummies gives you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems that deal with core geometry topics, such as points, lines, angles, and planes, as well as area and volume of shapes. You′ll also find practice problems on more advanced topics, such as proofs, theorems, and postulates. The companion website gives you free online access to all 1,001 practice problems and solutions. You can track your progress and ID where you should focus your study time. The online component works in conjunction with the book to help you polish your skills and build confidence.

As the perfect companion to Geometry For Dummies or a stand–alone practice tool for students, this book & website will help you put your geometry skills into practice, encouraging deeper understanding and retention. The companion website includes:
All 1,001 practice problems
Customizable practice sets for self–directed study
Problems ranked as easy, medium, and hard
Free one–year access to the online questions bank

With 1,001 Geometry Practice Problems For Dummies, you′ll get the practice you need to master geometry and gain confidence in the classroom.

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