A Concrete Approach to Classical Analysis – book statistics

The book was published in November 2008 and last year it was one of the top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection.

Also, the number of chapter downloads has increased, as follows:

Year

Chapter Downloads

2012

852

2011

491

2010

682

A Concrete Approach to Classical Analysis is available for purchase on the Springer website.

Summer School – Applications of Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control to Space Rendezvous

Thanks to the generosity of the German government, the 2013 Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics grant has enabled Professor Muharem Avdispaic and myself to organize a summer school titled Applications of Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control to Space Rendezvous. The summer school will take place this June, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. For more information on this project, please consult the first draft table of contents for the workbook which will be handed out to participants.

Working on a new book

Because I am a naïve and optimistic dreamer, I hope to make progress on the writing of a book about variation calculus and optimal control. The book will comprise of a few chapters relating to smooth and a few chapters relating to nonsmooth aspects. I am also hoping that many if not all problems will have calculations and figures made with Mathematica®.