A Refresher Course with Applications to Economics and Business
Author: Barbara Lee Bleau
View: 4678This highly useful text-workbook is an ideal teach-yourself refresher volume, if you are a business person engaged in economics or in other business situations. It also makes a fine supplementary text if you are a student enrolled in a calculus course. And if you are an adult who has never studied calculus but now feel the need for it, here is an excellent introduction to the subject. Each work unit offers clear instruction and worked-out examples. Topics covered include functions and their graphs, derivatives, optimization problems, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, and partial derivatives.
Author: Gerd Baumann
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
View: 6749"Mathematics for Engineers I" gehört zu einer vierbändigen Reihe und gibt eine Einführung in die Mathematik für Undergraduates, die ein Bachelor-Studium im Bereich Ingenieurwissenschaften aufgenommen haben. In Band I sind die Grundzüge des klassischen Calculus dargestellt. Die Reihe unterscheidet sich von traditionellen Texten dadurch, dass sie interaktiv ist und mit Hilfe des Computer-Algebra-Systems Mathematica die Berechnungen darstellt.
Calculus and Linear Algebra
Author: Gerd Baumann
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
View: 914"Mathematics for Engineers II" gehört zu einer vierbändigen Reihe und gibt eine Einführung in die Mathematik für Undergraduates, die ein Bachelor-Studium im Bereich Ingenieurwissenschaften aufgenommen haben. In Band II wird der klassische Calculus fort- und in die Grundlagen der Linearen Algebra eingeführt. Die Reihe unterscheidet sich von traditionellen Texten dadurch, dass sie interaktiv ist und mit Hilfe des Computer-Algebra-Systems Mathematica die Berechnungen darstellt. Jedem Buch liegt eine CD bei, die die Rechenprogramme und den vollständigen Text in Mathemetica enthält. Den Studierenden eröffnet sich so die Möglichkeit, interaktiv die Vorlesungsmaterialien nachzuvollziehen und die Fragestellungen des Texts sowie der Beispiele mit Unterstützung von Mathematica zu lösen.
Author: Oscar Linares,David Daly,Gertrude Daly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 5886Plain English for Doctors shows how to write about medical science in a clear and vivid way. It can help a medical writer at any level, from beginner to veteran, since it gives specific, practical advice. Writing in plain English can help your writing reach a wider audience, including people in other specialties, levels of training, other fields, and other countries around the world. What makes medical writing hard to read? Is it complex science or complex grammar? This book shows how to keep good science but avoid complex grammar. It describes the symptoms of medicus incomprehensibilis, those over-used writing habits that tend to make medical writing hard to read. It shows how to treat each symptom using a proven plain English writing tip. Each tip is easy to apply and comes with exercises. The exercises are based on excerpts from articles published in leading medical journals. Model revisions vastly improve reading ease and grade level. The book looks at medical writing from three angles. Concept 1, Take charge of your reading ease score, shows how to manage reading ease. Concept 2, Write vividly, shows how to write more vividly by focusing on real world objects and actions. Concept 3, Present logical reasoning clearly, gives tips on how to choose a clear narrative pathway and forge a strong chain of logical reasoning. This book is a must for anyone who writes about medical science. The ability to express complex ideas in simple language is not a remedial skill. Rather, it can only be seen as a sign of mastery.
An Intuitive and Physical Approach
Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 6065Application-oriented introduction relates the subject as closely as possible to science. In-depth explorations of the derivative, the differentiation and integration of the powers of x, and theorems on differentiation and antidifferentiation lead to a definition of the chain rule and examinations of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, much more. Clear-cut explanations, numerous drills, illustrative examples. 1967 edition. Solution guide available upon request.
Author: Melvin Goldstein
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
View: 4728The science of Physics is based on observations that lead to the formulation of mathematical relationships between measured quantities. Some would consider Physics an exact science. Its discoveries and laws are basic to understanding in all areas of science and technology. Four Physics foibles 1) Kurt Godel proved that there are unknowables in our mathematics. 2) Werner Heisenberg showed that there are uncertainties in our measurements. 3) Entropy says that we can only predict the probabilities of events. 4)Chaos Theory deals with things that are effectively impossible to predict like turbulence and long term weather forecasting. The word foible as defined by Webster: An odd feature or mild failing in a person's character a weakness. In fencing, the weaker part of a sword blade. It is the acceptance of these foibles in Physics that has led to broader understanding. In the process of examining these 'weaknesses' in science, many creative and practical solutions have been discovered. There are a number of original computer programs throughout the book. No other person, living or dead - other than the author - has edited or examined the programs. No effort has been made to optimize any of these programs. The author has relied on the computer's results to serve as his default editor. Computer programs are included that take you through puzzles and paradoxes, distribute molecules, follow ameba populations, prove and disprove Murphy's Law, flip coins, and play lottery and casino games. Many have asked about the book. Some with a technical background - and some not - have questioned: What do dice, poker, lotto, and heads-or-tails have to do with Physics? The mathematical study of games of chance is as old as mathematics itself. The connection between games of chance and Nature's laws can be rigorously refined in the field of Statistical Mathematics. If you can analyze multiple coin flips, you can view molecular distribution. If you can understand the results of a game of Roulette, you can understand Radioactive decay. Also included are polls, number systems, wave packets, the search for Pi and the elusive Random, Internet quotes, and more. And in the the process of reading, stop and listen to the words of the science gurus displayed in cartoons throughout.
Author: Hugh Gordon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 2251Intended as a first course in probability at post-calculus level, this book is of special interest to students majoring in computer science as well as in mathematics. Since calculus is used only occasionally in the text, students who have forgotten their calculus can nevertheless easily understand the book, and its slow, gentle style and clear exposition will also appeal. Basic concepts such as counting, independence, conditional probability, random variables, approximation of probabilities, generating functions, random walks and Markov chains are all clearly explained and backed by many worked exercises. The 1,196 numerical answers to the 405 exercises, many with multiple parts, are included at the end of the book, and throughout, there are various historical comments on the study of probability. These include biographical information on such famous contributors as Fermat, Pascal, the Bernoullis, DeMoivre, Bayes, Laplace, Poisson, and Markov. Of interest to a wide range of readers and useful in many undergraduate programs.
a user's guide
Author: Herbert Stanley Bear
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
View: 696"Understanding Calculus" provides coverage of all material taught in the first year of calculus, an is suitable as a primary text or for independent study. A complete set of answers in the back of the book provides immediate feedback.
Activities for Exploring Mathematics, Second Edition
Author: Thomas Hull
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 5316Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics, Second Edition presents a flexible, discovery-based approach to learning origami-math topics. It helps readers see how origami intersects a variety of mathematical topics, from the more obvious realm of geometry to the fields of algebra, number theory, and combinatorics. With over 100 new pages, this updated and expanded edition now includes 30 activities and offers better solutions and teaching tips for all activities. The book contains detailed plans for 30 hands-on, scalable origami activities. Each activity lists courses in which the activity might fit, includes handouts for classroom use, and provides notes for instructors on solutions, how the handouts can be used, and other pedagogical suggestions. The handouts are also available on the book’s CRC Press web page. Reflecting feedback from teachers and students who have used the book, this classroom-tested text provides an easy and entertaining way for teachers to incorporate origami into a range of college and advanced high school math courses. Visit the author’s website for more information.
Recollections of Naval Life by Capt. A. T. Mahan U.S.N.
Author: A. T. Mahan
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 5016Das vorliegende Buch ist die Geschichte des Marineoffiziers und -strategen Alfred Thayer Mahan, der nicht nur in der US Navy Karriere machte: Auch in der Schriftstellerei er erfolgreich, begründete mit seinen Werken unter anderem die moderne US-Navy-Doktrin der Seeüberlegenheit. Seine Darstellungen der Vereinigten Staaten als Seefahrernation wurden nicht nur damals massenhaft rezepiert, sondern wirken auch noch bis heute. Dieses Werk beinhaltet den Rückblick und die Erinnerungen Mahans an die Zeit in der US Navy und ist eben deshalb ein sehr persönliches Werk. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.
Author: Shadow Robinson
View: 5302Born too gifted, losing his home life too young, the flavor gone from living. Gradually drowning in himself and his thoughts, a silent madness and deconstruction of life and the thoughts of his own mind inevitably continues, progressing to its natural conclusion. His only company one whose obsession with him threatens to devolve her life into the same train of thought nothingness. An existential love story drags painfully towards the inevitable as life and language break into increasingly meaningless nameless pieces.