Collection Development Policy
Mathematics
PROGRAMS & CLIENTELE SUPPORTED:
Teaching and research through the doctoral level are supported in the following areas: algebra, mathematical analysis, geometry, logic, and topology. While interest in these areas is centered in the Department of Mathematics, faculty and students in Sciences and Engineering also have interest in one or more of the areas.
SUBJECT LIBRARIAN:
Parker Ladwig
Math Library
(574) 6313617
Ladwig.1@nd.edu
FAX: (574) 6319660
GENERAL COLLECTING GUIDELINES:
Languages: The primary language of collection is English, but materials in German, Russian, and French are acquired as appropriate. Translations into English are preferred whenever available.
Chronological: No limitation. For studies on the history of mathematics, see the History of Science policy.
Geographical: Not applicable.
Treatment of Subject: Emphasis is on research materials. Textbooks are acquired only by faculty request. Popular treatments are acquired selectively and cataloged for the Hesburgh Library.
Types of Material: The collection includes treatises, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, bibliographies, collected works, proceedings of conferences, and preprints.
Formats: Spiral bound and looseleaf items are avoided. Hardbacks are preferred to paperbacks but paperbacks are not avoided. Electronic formats are chosen when it is a useful addition to the collection. Considerations of the platform the electronic format is to be run on are taken into account.
COORDINATION INFORMATION:
Theoretical computer science is selectively collected in the Mathematics Library; other computer science materials are in the Engineering Library. Historical materials are treated in the History of Science policy.
COLLECTING LEVELS:
Subject  LC Class 
Collecting Level

General Mathematics. Logic  
Collected Works  QA 3 
4

Mathematical Logic  QA 810 
4

Study and Teaching  QA 1120 
2

History. Biography  QA 2135 
4

Textbooks, Handbooks, & Tables  QA 3663 
2

Computer Science (Theoretical)  QA 76 
2

Mathematical Recreations  QA 9399 
2

Arithmetic. Teaching Mathematics  QA 101145 
1

Algebra  
Abstract Algebra  QA 162 
4

Cominatorics. Graph Theory  QA 164167 
2

Homological Algebra  QA 169 
4

Group Theory  QA 171172 
4

Linear Algebra  QA 184205 
4

Algebraic Theory  QA 211224 
4

Number Theory  QA 241247 
4

Machine Theory  QA 255268 
1

Game Theory  QA 269272 
2

Probabilities. Mathematical Statistics  
Probabilities  QA 273274 
3

Mathematical Statistics  QA 275295 
3

Numerical Analysis  QA 297299 
3

Analysis  
Calculus  QA 303316 
4

Functional Analysis  QA 319329 
4

Theory of Functions  QA 331355 
4

Differential Equations  QA 370379 
4

Continuous Groups  QA 385387 
4

Analytical Methods  QA 401425 
4

Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology  
Elementary Geometry  QA 451469 
2

Descriptive Geometry  QA 501521 
2

Trigonometry  QA 531538 
2

Analytic Geometry  QA 551563 
4

Algebraic Geometry  QA 564609 
4

Topology  QA 611614 
4

Infinitesimal Geometry  QA 615639 
1

Differential Geometry  QA 641699 
4

Analytical Mechanics  
Statics  QA 821839 
2

Kinematics  QA 841842 
2

Dynamics  QA 843871 
2

Fluid Mechanics  QA 901930 
2

Elasticity  QA 931939 
2
