**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 1QA 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 2QA 101-145 PMA B [2] Mathematics **Exceptions:**Textbooks and Study & TeachingQA 101-135 PCL (Main) - See Education Statement **Algebra:**See Footnote 3QA 150-272 PMA C [4] Mathematics **Exception:**Machine theoryQA 267-268.5 PMA C [3] Computer Science **Probability and Statistics:**See Footnote 4QA 273-299 PMA C [3] Mathematics **Mathematical Analysis:**See Footnote 5QA 300-433 PMA C [3] Mathematics **Geometry:**See Footnote 6QA 440-699 PMA C [3] Mathematics **(NB: No subjects assigned to QA 700s.)**- - - - **Analytic Mechanics:**See Footnote 7QA 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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