IISc Lecture Notes Series

The IISc Lecture Notes Series (ILNS) of the IIScPress aims to fulfill an important need in higher education in science and engineering, particularly in India. IISc, known for its quality post-graduate education programmes, intends to makes its lecture notes available to students at large in India and abroad. These books will be authored by distinguished educators within and outside IISc. The books in this series have an appealing format for self-learning as well as for use in classroom teaching. The topics in this series encompass basic subjects that need continual upgrading in today’s fast-moving science and engineering frontiers. The series will also contain books in the emerging areas to make them accessible to students and teachers.

ILNS Editorial Board:
Gadadhar Misra (Series Editor)
Chandrashekar S. Jog
Joy Kuri
K. L. Sebastian
Diptiman Sen
Sandhya Visweswariah

Published ILNS book
ILNS 1: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra ,
Authors: Dilip P. Patil and Uwe Storch Year of Publication: 2010 Number of pages: 207 (Paperback) Price : $73
About the book : This introductory textbook for a graduate course in pure mathematics provides a gateway into the two difficult fields of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Algebraic geometry, supported fundamentally by commutative algebra, is a cornerstone of pure mathematics. Along the lines developed by Grothendieck, this book delves into the rich interplay between algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. With concise yet clear definitions and synopses a selection is made from the wealth of material in the disciplines including the Riemann-Roch theorem for arbitrary projective curves.

ILNS 2: Title: Schwarz's Lemma from a Differential Geometric Viewpoint
Authors: Kang- Tae Kim and Hanjin Lee
Year of Publication: 2011 Number of Pages: 82 (Hardbound) Price: $ 50
About the book: The subject matter in this volume is Schwarz’s Lemma which has become a crucial theme in many branches of research in mathematics for more than a hundred years to date. This volume of lecture notes focuses on its differential geometric developments by several excellent authors including, but not limited to, L. Ahlfors, S.S. Chern, Y. C. Lu, S. T. Yao and H. L. Royden. This volume can be approached by a reader who has basic knowledge on complex analysis and Riemannian geometry. It contains major historical differential geometric generalizations on Schwarz’s Lemma and provides the necessary information while making the whole volume as concise as ever.

ILNS 3 : Title: Noise and Vibration Control - IISc Lecture Notes Series
Author: M L Munjal
Year of Publication: 2013 Number of pages: 277 (Hardbound) Price: $ 55
About the book: Vibration and noise are two interrelated terms in the field of mechanical engineering. Vibration is caused by unbalanced inertial forces and moments whereas noise is the result of such vibrations. Noisy machines have always been a matter of concern. Lesser vibration ensures manufacturing to closer tolerances, lesser wear and tear, and longer fatigue life. Hence, a quieter machine is more cost-effective in the long run. It is now well understood that a quieter machine is in every way a better machine. This book deals with such industrial and automotive noise and vibration, their measurement and control. This textbook stresses on physical concepts and the application thereof to practical problems. The author's four decades of experience in teaching, research and industrial consultancy is reflected in the choice of the solved examples and unsolved problems. The book targets senior undergraduate students in mechanical engineering as well as designers of industrial machinery and layouts. It can readily be used for self-study by practicing designers and engineers.

ILNS 4 : Title: Game Theory and Mechanism Design - IISc Lecture Notes Series
Author: Y Narahari
Year of Publication: 2014 Number of pages: 492 (Hardbound) Price: $ 148
About the book : This book offers a self-sufficient treatment of a key tool, game theory and mechanism design, to model, analyze, and solve centralized as well as decentralized design problems involving multiple autonomous agents that interact strategically in a rational and intelligent way. The contents of the book provide a sound foundation of game theory and mechanism design theory which clearly represent the “science” behind traditional as well as emerging economic applications for the society. The importance of the discipline of game theory has been recognized through numerous Nobel prizes in economic sciences being awarded to game theorists, including the 2005, 2007, and 2012 prizes. The book distills the marvelous contributions of these and other celebrated game theorists and presents it in a way that can be easily understood even by senior undergraduate students. A unique feature of the book is its detailed coverage of mechanism design which is the art of designing a game among strategic agents so that a social goal is realized in an equilibrium of the induced game. Another feature is a large number of illustrative examples that are representative of both classical and modern applications of game theory and mechanism design. The book also includes informative biographical sketches of game theory legends, and is specially customized to a general engineering audience. After a thorough reading of this book, readers would be able to apply game theory and mechanism design in a principled and mature way to solve relevant problems in computer science (esp, artificial intelligence/machine learning), introduce Internet and network economics, computer engineering, operations research, industrial engineering and microeconomics.