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Mathematics and Physics: Home

Guide users in locating useful information resources


This guide provides information resources that will assist in your study and research in Mathematics and Physics There is a range of learning tools to help you to develop your research and study skills. Refer to the blue tabs above. 

Browsing on the shelves

Library books are arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. The system groups related items together according to disciplines or subjects, making it easier for the user to retrieve information. The 10 main broad categories are:

Shelf number       Subject
510       Mathematics
511          General principles of mathematics
512       Algebra
513       Arithmetic
514       Topology
515       Analysis
516       Geometry
518       Numerical analysis
519       Probabilities & applied mathematics


Use the library catalogue and the Library Portal to find books and articles in the library. You can also browse on Google books for example: Mathematics programming Books  and view You Tube videos on Mathematics programming. 


Browse and search the eBooks collection that CPUT subscribes to via these platforms:

  • Books24x7 (In order to access Mathematics books, please register using the CPUT e-mail address)
  • Dawsonera 
  • University Publishing Online - CPUT has access to the Mathematics 2013 titles as well as the Chemistry titles in this platform.

Search Google Books

Google Book Search

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Physics Books

Browse, view, access and search through the Physics eBooks collection by Institute of Physics (IOP). There is a platform to view and search the entire Physics collection. Below is the list of latest Physics titles to browse from.  

Flow chart on Finding Books and Journals in the Library

To view and access links to this Flow chart open the PDF file below.

Useful Links

How to quote, paraphrase and summarize your work?

Source: Wever, A. 2013

How to paraphrase

Source: Stieglitz G. 2013 at 

Examples:  word for word plagiarism 

Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, Thesaurus

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