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Applied Mathematics

This guide is designed as a starting point for research in applied mathematics using Preston Library's resources.

Why use books?

Books provide in-depth information on broad subject areas. Researchers use them when they need:

  • Historical context or comprehensive background information for their subject area
  • Synthesis and analysis of events and information

Note: Often a chapter or two, rather than the entire book, are all that you may need.

VMI Library Catalog

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Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for applied mathematics books on the 500 level.  Library materials are shelved according to the alphanumeric Library of Congress Classification (LCC) System. Relevant LCC Call Number ranges for mathematics include:

QA Mathematics

QA 1-43 General mathematics

QA 75.5-76.95 Computer science

QA 76.75-76.765 Computer software

QA 101-145 Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic

QA 150-272.5 Algebra

QA 273-299 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics. Numerical analysis

QA 273-280 Statistics

QA 440-699 Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology

QA 801-939 Analytic mechanics

Encyclopedia and Handbooks

Other Reference Databases

Applied Mathematics Books

Reference Books

Image Database

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