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Mathematics and statistics collection policy

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  • April [dot] Colosimo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4765

Subject scope

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers Bachelor's degrees in both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, as well as Master's and Doctoral degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

The collection of works in mathematics and statistics in the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering aims to cover subjects taught in traditional undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics from the most elementary to the very advanced (see list in subject order). The Library is also collecting in integrated technical computing systems (e.g. MATLAB, Mathematica). The collection in the Edward Rosenthall Mathematics and Statistics Library contains research-level materials, complementing its extensive research journal collection.

McGill Resources

The Mossman Collection in the Schulich Library includes considerable holdings in the history of mathematics and statistics.

There are holdings of interest in mathematics and statistics in all, or almost all, of the branch libraries.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has a collection of holdings on pure and applied mathematics, and on theoretical and applied statistics.

The Howard Ross Library of Management has strong holdings in statistics and operations research.

The Education Library collects material on the teaching of mathematics and statistics.

The Life Sciences Library has an extensive collection of material in applied statistics, with special emphasis on biostatistics, epidemiology and biology.

The Macdonald Campus Library has holdings in applied mathematics and in applied statistics, especially as they relate to biology, agriculture and the environment.


Collection levels - definition of the collection levels employed by McGill University Library

AMS QA SUBJECT Collection Intensity
00 1-8 General Mathematics 3
03 9-10.3 Mathematical logic & foundations
(also collected by Humanities & Social Sciences Library)
4
01 21-35 History & biography 4
68 75-76.95 Computer science; electronic data processing
(see collection policy for Computer Science)
4
101-141.8 Elementary mathematics 3

05

18

20
15

11
150-272
164-167.2

169

171-172.4
184-224

241-247.5
Algebra
Combinatorics
(incl. experimental design & graph theory)
Category theory
(incl. homological algebra)
Group theory & generalizations
Linear & multilinear algebra
(incl. matrix theory)
Number theory
4
60 273-274.76 Probability theory & stochastic processes
(see collection policy for Civil Engineering for engineering mathematics)
4
62J 275 Regression & correlation
(incl. least squares)
4

62F

62H

62G

62C

62M
276-280
276-277.3

278-278.65
278.7-278.8
279.4-279.7
280
Mathematical statistics
Parametric statistical inference
(incl. statistical distribution theory)
Multivariate statistical analysis

Nonparametric statistical inference

Bayesian statistics
(incl. decision theory)
Time series analysis
(incl. inference from stochastic processes)
4
65 297-299.4 Numerical analysis 4
299.6-302 Analysis (general) 4
26A06, 26B12
58F11
303-312, 315-316
313
Calculus

Ergodic theory
3

4

46
34-35

22E

93



49

43
42
31
319-433
319-329.9
370-385

387

402.3



402.5

403
403.5
404.7-405
Analysis (other)
Functional analysis
Differential equations (ordinary & partial)
Lie groups
(incl. topological groups)
Control theory
(incl. systems theory)
(also collected for Electrical & Computer Engineering, and for Mechanical Engineering)

Optimization
(incl. optimal control)
Harmonic analysis
Fourier analysis
Potential theory & harmonic functions
4
51
14
54-55

51
26D,51K,52

53
440-699
564-581
611-614.97
615-639
640-640.7

641-699
Geometry
Algebraic geometry
Topology
(incl. algebraic, combinatorial)
Infinitesimal geometry
Convex sets, distance geometry & geometric inequalities
Differential geometry
4
70, 73 801-939 Analytic mechanics
(see collection policy for Civil Engineering for applied mechanics)
(see collection policy for Physics for descriptive & experimental mechanics)
4

McGill University Libraries Collection Policy, September 1994. Revised March 2008.

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