From Primes to Networks via Russia and ODEs - a sample of the latest books from Oxford Mathematics Faculty

When they aren't in their offices doing Maths our Faculty can be found in their offices writing books about doing Maths. Here is a recent sample of their labours. 

Richard Earl's 'Towards Higher Mathematics: A Companion' aims, as its title suggests, to bridge the gap between school and University, giving sixth-formers an insight into and preparation for the mathematics they will be studying at University.

By contrast Vicky Neale's 'Closing the Gap: the Quest to Understand Prime Numbers' is a mathematical thriller, a story of individual effort and innovative collaboration as the mathematical community tries to understand one of mathematics' great mysteries: Prime Numbers.

David Acheson's books aim to tell the world about the sheer excitement and pleasures of mathematics. His latest, 'the Calculus Story' does just that, giving the reader a tour of the mathematics of change via imaginary numbers, Isaac Newton and the electric guitar (amongst other mathematical things). You may even find yourself doing calculus.

Nick Trefethen is an expert in Numerical Analysis and one of the founders of the MATLAB-based Chebfun software project. Chebfun is at the heart of his latest book 'Exploring ODEs', an examination of the ubiquitous Ordinary Differential Equation.  

Christopher Hollings is an historian of mathematics and especially of Soviet Mathematics. His latest work 'Wagner’s Theory of Generalised Heaps' looks at the theories of the Russian mathematician V. V. Wagner (1908-1981). The book contains the first translation from Russian into English of a selection of Wagner’s papers.

Cornelia Drutu is an expert in geometric group theory and her forthcoming book on the subject (entitled 'Geometric Group Theory') attempts to make the subject accessible to students and researchers via proofs of many of its central tenets.

Renaud Lambiotte's 'A Guide to Temporal Networks' explores the fascinating world of networks and their profound and growing importance across the sciences, both physical and social. From the brain to Facebook, networks are at the heart of our interpretation of our world.

A full list of Faculty books is available.