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University of Waterloo Library
The accompanying Collection Development Policy statement is submitted by
Dan Sich
,
Liaison Librarian for the
Department of Applied Mathematics, Department of Pure
Mathematics, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization and
Department of Statistics
& Actuarial Science
and is approved by the undersigned.
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______________________________
Ass
ociate
University Librarian,
Liaison Librarian
Information Resources
& Services
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______________________________
Department of Applied Mathematics Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics
Representative
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Departm
ent of Pure Mathematics
Chair
Department of
Pure Mathematics
Representative
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Department of Combinatorics &
Department of Combinatorics &
Optimization Chair
Optimization Representative
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Department of Satistics & Actuarial Science
Department of Statistics & Actuarial
Chair
Science Representative
Date:
March 15, 2007
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Unive
rsity of Waterloo
Library
Collection Development Policy statement for
Applied Mathematics,
Pure Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization and Statistics &
Actuarial Science
.
Date Completed:
August 3, 2006
Persons Respon
sible for Collection
The decision to select library materials is the responsibi
lity of the Liaison Librarian,
Dan Sich
, in
consultation with the Faculty Library Representative
s
,
for
Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics,
Combinatorics & Optimizations
and
Statistics & Actuarial Science
.
See
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/facultyinfo/index.ht ml
for a list
of Faculty Library Representatives.
Department Description and Purpose
Materials are c
ollected to support teaching and research to the PhD level in Applied Mathematics, Pure
Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization and Statistics & Actuarial Science. Research areas of interest
to these Departments include:
Applied Mathematics:
Computatio
nal Mathematics
Control Theory
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Mathematical Physics:
Quantum Theory
Relativity and Cosmology
Mathematics in Medicine and Biology
Scientific Computation
Signal and Ima
ge Processing
Combinatorics & Optimization
:
Cryptography
(including Elliptic Curve
Cryptography)
Enumeration
(including Algebraic Combinatorics)
Combinatorial Design
Graph Theory
Linear Programming
Nonlinear Optimization
Operations Research
Combinatorial
Optimization
Quantum Computing
Statistics & Actuarial Science:
Statistics
Actuarial Science
Biostatistics
Finance
Statistical Computing
Statistics in Environmental Science
Statistics in Industry
Survey Methods
Statistical Consulting
Pure Mathematics:
A
lgebra and
Logic
Analysis and Functional equations
Number Theory
Geometry and Topology
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Scope of Coverage
Languages
For core materials, the emphasis is on English. Materials in other languages are collected if relevant.
Dates of Publication
Emphasi
s is on current publications.
Types and Formats of Materials Collected
In general, the Library does not acquire materials in a format for which access cannot be provided in the
Library.
Included
The following types of materials are generally included:
books, textbooks, and periodicals in print or
electronic format as appropriate.
Collected Selectively
The following types of materials are collected selectively: reference works, conference proceedings,
symposia, dissertations and theses.
Excluded
T
he following types of materials are excluded: reprints.
Subjects Collected
(For further explanation about
Basic, Instructional and Research
collecting levels see
Appendix 1)
The following utilizes
the Mathematics
Subject Classification (MSC) from Math
ematical Reviews, Current
Mathematical Publications, and MathSciNet. (see
http://www.ams.org/msc/
)
General
Basic
History and Biography
Basic
Mathematical Logic and Foundations
Research
Set Theory (03EXX)
Research
Combinatorics
Research
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Enumerative Combinatorics
Research
Graph Theory
Research
Extremal Combinatorics
Research
Algebraic Combinatorics
Resear
ch
Order, Lattices, Ordered Algebraic Structures
Research
General Algebraic Systems
Research
Number Theory
Research
Finite Fields and Commutative Rings (Number

Theoretic Aspects)
Research
Algebraic Coding Theory; Crypto
graphy
Research
Field Theory and Polynomials
Research
Commutative Rings and Algebras
Research
Algebraic Geometry
Research
Linear and Multilinear Algebra; Matrix Theory
Research
Associative Rings and Algebra
s
Research
Nonassociative Rings and Algebras
Research
Category Theory; Homological Algebra
Research
K

Theory
Research
Group Theory and Generalizations
Research
Topological Groups, Lie Groups
Research
Real Functions
Research
Measure and Integration
Research
Functions of a Complex Variable
Research
Potential Theory
Research
Several Complex Variables and Analytic Spaces
Research
S
pecial Functions
Research
Ordinary Differential Equations
Research
Partial Differential Equations
Research
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
Instructional
Difference and Functional Equations
Resea
rch
Sequences, Series, Summability
Research
Approximations and Expansions
Research
Fourier Analysis
Research
Abstract Harmonic Analysis
Research
Integral Transforms, Operational Calculus
Research
In
tegral Equations
Research
Functional Analysis
Research
Operator Theory
Research
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization
Research
Geometry
Research
Convex and Discrete Geometr
y
Research
Differential Geometry
Research
Algebraic Topology
Research
Manifolds and Cell Complexes
Research
Global Analysis, Analysis on Manifolds
Research
Probability Theory and Stochastic Proce
sses
Research
Foundations of Probability Theory
Research
Probability Theory on Algebraic and Topological Structures
Instructional
Combinatorial Probability
Research
Geometric Probability, Stochastic Geometry, Random Sets
Research
Distribution Theory
Research
Limit Theorems
Research
Stochastic Processes
Research
Stochastic Analysis
Research
Markov Processes
Research
Special Processes
Research
Statisti
cs
Research
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Foundational and Philosophical Topics
Research
Sufficiency and Information
Research
Decision Theory
Research
Bayesian problems; characterization of Bayes procedures
Research
Empirical decision
procedures; empirical Bayes procedures
Research
Sampling Theory, Sample Surveys
Research
Distribution Theory
Research
Parametric Inference
Research
Bayesian inference
Research
Bootstrap, jackknife and othe
r resampling methods
Research
Nonparametric Inference
Research
Multivariate Analysis
Research
Linear Inference, Regression
Research
Design of Experiments
Research
Sequential Methods
Research
Inf
erence from Stochastic Processes
Research
Time Series, Auto

Correlation, Regression, etc.
Research
Quality Control
Research
Applications
Research
Applications to Actuarial Sciences and Financial Mathematics
Research
Ap
plications to biology and medical sciences
Research
Applications to environmental and related topics
Research
Applications to psychology
Research
Applications to economics
Research
Applications to social sciences
Research
A
pplications in engineering and industry
Research
Applications to physics
Research
Statistical Tables
Research
Numerical Analysis
Instructional
Tables
Instructional
Acceleration of Convergence
Instructional
Probablistic Methods, Simulation and Stochastic Differential Equations
Instructional
Numerical Approximation and Computational Geometry (Primarily
Instructional
Algorithms)
Numerical Methods in Complex Analysis (Potential Theory, etc.)
Instructional
Numerical Linear Algebra
Instructional
Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors
Instructional
Error Analysis and Interval Analysis
Instructional
Nonlinear Algebraic or Transcendental Equations
Instructional
Numerical Analys
is in Abstract Spaces
Instructional
Mathematical Programming, Optimization and Variational Techniques
Instructional
Ordinary Differential Equations
Research
Partial Differential Equations, Initial Value and Time

Dependent Initial

Researc
h
Boundary Value Problems
Computer Science
Instructional
Mechanics of Particles and Systems
Research
Mechanics of Solids
Basic
Fluid Mechanics
Research
Optics, Electromagnetic Theory
Instruct
ional
Classical Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer
Basic
Quantum Theory
Research
Statistical Mechanics, Structure of Matter
Research
Relativity and Gravitational Theory
Research
General Relativity
Research
Cosmology
Research
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research
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Cosmology
Research
Operations Research, Mathematical Programming
Research
Mathematical Programming
Research
Boolean Programming
Resear
ch
Quadratic Programming
Basic
Semidefinite Programming
Research
Convex Programming
Instructional
Combinatorial Optimization
Research
Programming Involving Graphs or Networks
Research
Game Theory, Economics, Social a
nd Behavioral Sciences
Basic
Game Theory
Basic
Mathematical Economics
Basic
Risk Theory, Insurance
Instructional
Macro

Economic Models (Monetary Models, Models of Taxation)
Instructional
Biology and Other Natural Scien
ces
Instructional
Physiological, Cellular and Medical Topics
Research
Genetics and Population Dynamics
Research
Mathematical Sociology (Including Anthropology)
Basic
Other Social and Behavioral Sciences (Mathematical Treatmen
t)
Instructional
System Theory; Control
Research
Information and Communication, Circuits
Instructional
Communication, Information
Instructional
Shift Register Sequences and Sequences Over Finite Alphabets
Instructional
Cry
ptography
Research
Theory of Error

Correcting Codes and Error

Detecting Codes
Instructional
All collec
tions are
systematically reviewed for currency of information and to ensure that essential and important
resources are retained. Supersede
d editions and titles containin
g outdated information are
withdrawn as necessary.
Classic retrospective
materials are
retained and preserved to serve the needs of historical research.
Library of Congress Outline
–
Mathematics (*excluding Computer Science
)
HA
Statistics
HG
Finance
QA
Mathematics (*excluding Computer Science)
* Computer Science is QA75 & QA76
Other Resources Available
The Library explore
s
opportunities for collaborative purchases with the
Ontario Council of University
Libraries
an
d the
Canadian Research Knowledge Network
.
Appendix 1
Expla
nation of Levels of Collecting,
adapted from RLG Guidelines
Levels of Collecting
Out of Scope
M
aterials
to
support research and curricula
in this subject area are not covered in this Collection Policy
Statement
.
Coverage of
interd
isciplinary
subject areas
and
topics
linked
across departments can be
identified with
references to other C
ollection
P
olicy
S
tatement
s.
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Basic Information/Reference Level
The collection serves to introduce and define the subject. Only the most importan
t reference works,
general surveys, the most significant works of major authors, and a limited selection of representative
general periodicals are collected.
Instructional Support Level (Undergraduate)
The collection supports all courses of undergradua
te study. Materials collected include a wide range of
reference works, fundamental bibliographic tools, and an extensive collection of monographs and
periodicals. Access to owned or remotely

accessed electronic resources, including texts, journals, data
sets,
etc. is provided.
Research Level
The collection includes major published source materials required for master’s degree programmes,
doctoral study and independent research in the subject. All formats, including appropriate foreign

language
titles, are acquired. Historically important mon
ographs, archival materials, and back

runs of serials are
acquired as necessary.
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