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Mathematics



I. Purpose:
To support both research and teaching (through the doctoral level) in the major areas of mathematics. Publications in these fields are of interest not only to mathematicians but also to researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines. Engineers and researchers in other scientific and technical disciplines focus on applied mathematics while social scientists and business/actuarial researchers are interested in the applications of logic, probability and mathematical statistics.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection, with secondary emphasis on German, French and Italian. Publications in languages other than the above are ordinarily acquired only in the English translation. Textbooks and popular works are acquired in English only.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Emphasis is primarily on the twentieth century and current scholarship.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Not applicable.

D. Treatment of Subject: Popular works and lower division textbooks are acquired selectively. Upper division and graduate level textbooks are purchased broadly. Publications of primary societies (American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mechanics, London Mathematical Society) are actively selected.

E. Types of Material: The collection also includes directories and statistical tables as well as selected conference proceedings. Technical reports, government documents, theses and dissertations are generally excluded.

F. Date of Publication: Primarily the last ten years, although some earlier works may be acquired.

G. Other General Considerations: Many relevant historical materials are also found in the History of Science Collections in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. The Mathematical Association of America's Archives of American Mathematics, housed in the Collection Deposit Library (CDL), contains papers and correspondence of prominent mathematicians. Mathematical treatment of specific topics (e.g., mathematics of biology) are the responsibility of the appropriate bibliographer for that area. Primary areas of concentration in the Department of Mathematics are algebra, analysis, topology, and mathematical physics.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Mathematics (General):See Footnote 1 QA 1-99
PMA
2 PCL (Main)
B [2]
A [1]
Mathematics
Philosophy
Exceptions: Study & Teaching QA 11-20
PCL (Main) - See Education Statement
Computer Science QA 74-76.9
PCL (Main) - See Computer Science Statement
Elementary Mathematics and Arithmetic:See Footnote 2 QA 101-145
PMA B [2] Mathematics
Exceptions: Textbooks and Study & Teaching QA 101-135
PCL (Main) - See Education Statement
Algebra: See Footnote 3 QA 150-272
PMA C [4] Mathematics
Exception: Machine theory QA 267-268.5
PMA C [3] Computer Science
Probability and Statistics: See Footnote 4 QA 273-299
PMA C [3] Mathematics
Mathematical Analysis: See Footnote 5 QA 300-433 PMA C [3] Mathematics
Geometry: See Footnote 6 QA 440-699
PMA C [3] Mathematics
(NB: No subjects assigned to QA 700s.) - - - -
Analytic Mechanics: See Footnote 7 QA 801-939
PMA C [3] Mathematics

Footnote 1:
Includes philosophy, mathematical logic, formulas/tables, history and biography

Footnote 2:
Includes numeration, number concepts and numeration systems.

Footnote 3:
Includes abstract algebra, combinatorics, linear and multilinear algebra, matrix theory, theory of equations, approximation theory, Lie algebra, complex numbers and game theory.

Footnote 4:
Includes stochastic processes, regression & correlation, parametric & nonparametric inference, sequential methods and numerical analysis.

Footnote 5:
Includes calculus, functional analysis, operator theory, differential equations, groups, analytical methods, harmonic analysis and functional & integral equations.

Footnote 6:
Includes trigonometry, topology, global analysis, and differential geometry.

Footnote 7:
Includes statics, kinematics, dynamics, mechanics, elasticity and plasticity.


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