Category: Science & Math

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Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 4th Edition

Description David Poole’s innovative LINEAR ALGEBRA: A MODERN INTRODUCTION, 4e emphasizes a vectors approach and better prepares students to make the transition from computational to theoretical mathematics. Balancing theory and applications, the book is written in a conversational style and combines a traditional presentation with a focus on student-centered learning. Theoretical, computational, and applied topics are presented in a flexible yet integrated way. Stressing geometric understanding before computational techniques, vectors and vector geometry are introduced early to help students visualize concepts and develop mathematical maturity for abstract thinking. Additionally, the book includes ample applications drawn from a variety of disciplines, which reinforce the fact that...

Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science 0

Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science

Description A falling apple inspired Isaac Newton’s insight into the law of gravity―or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But the more intriguing question is why such stories endure as explanations of how science happens. Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science brushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of great scientific breakthroughs from ancient times to the present. Among the myths refuted in this volume is the idea that no science was done in the Dark Ages, that alchemy and astrology were purely superstitious pursuits, that fear of public reaction alone led Darwin to delay publishing his theory of evolution, and...

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An Introduction to Benford’s Law

Description This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of Benford’s law, the surprising logarithmic distribution of significant digits discovered in the late nineteenth century. Establishing the mathematical and statistical principles that underpin this intriguing phenomenon, the text combines up-to-date theoretical results with overviews of the law’s colorful history, rapidly growing body of empirical evidence, and wide range of applications. An Introduction to Benford’s Law begins with basic facts about significant digits, Benford functions, sequences, and random variables, including tools from the theory of uniform distribution. After introducing the scale-, base-, and sum-invariance characterizations of the law, the book develops the significant-digit properties of both deterministic and...

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Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design

Description An exploration of “mind design” technologies and practices–mindapps–that boost intellectual capacity and enable new ways of thought and action • Reveals how mindapps transform the patterns of our mind-body complex and help generate new ideas by enabling access to new mind states • Examines the singlestate fallacy–the myth that useful thinking only occurs in our ordinary awake mental state • Explores a wealth of mindapp practices and techniques, including microdosing with psychedelics, yoga and martial arts, hypnosis, breathing techniques, lucid dreaming, rites of passage, biofeedback and neurofeedback, and transcranial brain stimulation Just as we can write and install apps in our electronic devices, we...

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Environmental Science, 14th Edition

Description Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. As practicing scientists and educators, the Cunningham author team brings decades of experience in the classroom, in the practice of science, and in civic engagement. This experience helps give students a clear sense of what environmental science is and why it matters in this exciting, new 13th edition. Environmental Science: A Global...

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Master Math: Calculus 2nd Edition

Description Get ready to master the principles and operations of calculus! Master Math: Calculus is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies the principles of calculus in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic fundamental topics and progressing through to the more advanced, the book helps clarify calculus using step-by-step procedures and solutions, along with examples and applications. A complete table of contents and a comprehensive index enable you to quickly find specific topics, and the approachable style and format facilitate an understanding of what can be intimidating and tricky skills. Perfect for both students who need some extra help...

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Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra, 2nd Edition

Description Get ready to master basic arithmetic subjects, principles, and formulas! Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies mathematic principles in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic fundamental topics and progressing through to the more advanced, Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra explains the principles and operations of arithmetic, provides step-by-step procedures and solutions, and presents examples and applications. A complete table of contents and a comprehensive index enable you to quickly find specific topics, and the approachable style and format facilitate an understanding of what can be intimidating and tricky skills....

Discrete Mathematics An Open Introduction, 3rd Edition 0

Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction, 3rd Edition

Description Note: This is the 3rd edition. If you need the 2nd edition for a course you are taking, it can be found as a “other format” on amazon, or by searching its isbn: 1534970746 This gentle introduction to discrete mathematics is written for first and second year math majors, especially those who intend to teach. The text began as a set of lecture notes for the discrete mathematics course at the University of Northern Colorado. This course serves both as an introduction to topics in discrete math and as the “introduction to proof” course for math majors. The course is usually taught with a...

Mathematical Ideas, 13th Edition 0

Mathematical Ideas, 13th Edition

Description Mathematical Ideas 13/e,  captures the interest of non-majors who take the Liberal Arts Math course by showing how mathematics plays an important role in everyday life. With a fresh, new focus on math in the workplace, this program shows students how math will play an important role in their future, while encouraging them to understand and embrace the mathematical concepts. Note: This is the standalone book if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 0321978269 / 9780321978264 Mathematical Ideas plus MyMathLab — Access Card Package 13/e Package consists of: 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab — Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker...

Introduction to Geography, 15th Edition 0

Introduction to Geography, 15th Edition

Description Getis Introduction to Geography is written to clearly and concisely convey the nature of the field of geography, its intellectual challenges, and the logical interconnections of its parts. Even if students take no further work in geography, they will have come into contact with the richness and breadth of Geography and have new insights and understandings for their present and future roles as informed adults. This new edition provides students content and scope of the subfields of geography, emphasize its unifying themes, and provide the foundation for further work in their areas of interest. A useful textbook must be flexible enough in its organization to permit...