# Pure and Applied Mathematics: A Wiley Series of Texts, Monographs, and Tracts

Mathematics is an essential tool in many fields, including the natural and life sciences, engineering, physics, computer science, operations research, medicine, the social and behavioral sciences, and business and economics. While pure mathematics is more practical in nature due to its rigor and abstraction, applied mathematics underscores the application and the practicality of fundamental techniques. The Series provides both classical and modern coverage of pure and applied mathematics, ranging within fields such as linear algebra, functional and real analysis, cryptography, differential equations, topology, and wavelets. The Pure and Applied Mathematics: A Wiley-Interscience Series of Texts, Monographs, and Tracts has influenced the record of extraordinary development in the field.

Consulting Editors:Myron B. Allen, University of Wyoming

David A. Cox, Amherst College