Linear Algebra

Author: Klaus Jänich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387941288

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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The original version of this book, handed out to my students in weekly in stallments, had a certain rugged charm. Now that it is dressed up as a Springer UTM volume, I feel very much like Alfred Dolittle at Eliza's wedding. I hope the reader will still sense the presence of a young lecturer, enthusiastically urging his audience to enjoy linear algebra. The book is structured in various ways. For example, you will find a test in each chapter; you may consider the material up to the test as basic and the material following the test as supplemental. In principle, it should be possible to go from the test directly to the basic material of the next chapter. Since I had a mixed audience of mathematics and physics students, I tried to give each group some special attention, which in the book results in certain sections being marked· "for physicists" or "for mathematicians. " Another structural feature of the text is its division into laconic main text, put in boxes, and more talkative unboxed side text. If you follow just the main text, jumping from box to box, you will find that it makes coherent reading, a real "book within the book," presenting all that I want to teach.

HDPE Geomembranes in Geotechnics

Author: Werner W. Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540372881

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 485

View: 7905

High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes are widely used for liners and sealings in geotechnical engineering. Common applications include lining of ponds, dams and dykes, landfill underliners and cover systems, remediation of contaminated sites, waterproofing for tunnels, and beneath highways. This handbook covers all aspects of the field: basic materials, geomembrane manufacture, textured geomembranes, long-term performance and testing, installation and welding of geomembranes, quality assurance and control, leak detection, standards, recommendations and regulations.

Vector Analysis

Author: Klaus Jänich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475734786

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 1261

This book presents modern vector analysis and carefully describes the classical notation and understanding of the theory. It covers all of the classical vector analysis in Euclidean space, as well as on manifolds, and goes on to introduce de Rham Cohomology, Hodge theory, elementary differential geometry, and basic duality. The material is accessible to readers and students with only calculus and linear algebra as prerequisites. A large number of illustrations, exercises, and tests with answers make this book an invaluable self-study source.

Introduction to Differential Topology

Author: T. Bröcker,K. Jänich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521284707

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 8556

This book is intended as an elementary introduction to differential manifolds. The authors concentrate on the intuitive geometric aspects and explain not only the basic properties but also teach how to do the basic geometrical constructions. An integral part of the work are the many diagrams which illustrate the proofs. The text is liberally supplied with exercises and will be welcomed by students with some basic knowledge of analysis and topology.

Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl

Author: Stefania Centrone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048132461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 3462

Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl focuses on the first ten years of Edmund Husserl’s work, from the publication of his Philosophy of Arithmetic (1891) to that of his Logical Investigations (1900/01), and aims to precisely locate his early work in the fields of logic, philosophy of logic and philosophy of mathematics. Unlike most phenomenologists, the author refrains from reading Husserl’s early work as a more or less immature sketch of claims consolidated only in his later phenomenology, and unlike the majority of historians of logic she emphasizes the systematic strength and the originality of Husserl’s logico-mathematical work. The book attempts to reconstruct the discussion between Husserl and those philosophers and mathematicians who contributed to new developments in logic, such as Leibniz, Bolzano, the logical algebraists (especially Boole and Schröder), Frege, and Hilbert and his school. It presents both a comprehensive critical examination of some of the major works produced by Husserl and his antagonists in the last decade of the 19th century and a formal reconstruction of many texts from Husserl’s Nachlaß that have not yet been the object of systematical scrutiny. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers working in the history, and in the philosophy, of logic and mathematics, and more generally, to analytical philosophers and phenomenologists with a background in standard logic.

Organic Chemistry

A Mechanistic Approach

Author: Tadashi Okuyama,Howard Maskill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 648

View: 458

Organic Chemistry: A mechanistic approach combines a focus on core topics and themes with a mechanistic approach to the explanation of the reactions it describes, making it ideal for those looking for a solid understanding of the central themes of organic chemistry.

Food Chemistry

Author: Professor Dr.-Ing. H.-D. Belitz,Professor Dr.-Ing. W. Grosch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662072815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 993

View: 4479


Social Media Marketing: Strategien für Facebook, Twitter & Co.

Author: Tamar Weinberg

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868992375

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 807

Facebook, Google+ und Twitter, Blogs, Social Bookmarking Sites, Foto- und Videoportale … Social Media bieten Unternehmen viele spannende Möglichkeiten für die Kommunikation mit ihren Kunden. Doch wie wird das Engagement im Social Web wirklich erfolgreich? Welche Plattformen sollte ein Unternehmen oder eine Organisation nutzen, um seine Zielgruppen effektiv zu erreichen? Wie sieht eine stimmige Positionierung im Social Web aus, und wie gelingt ein lebendiger Austausch? Diese Fragen beantwortet Tamar Weinberg auf praxisnahe und inspirierende Weise. Sie erläutert, was die Kommunikation in den sozialen Medien von der in den klassischen Medien unterscheidet, und gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die interessantesten Social Media-Sites und ihre Besonderheiten. Dabei werden nicht nur bekannte Plattformen wie Facebook und YouTube berücksichtigt, sondern auch viele kleinere Angebote, die die je nach Unternehmen und Marketingzielen relevant und nützlich sein können. Aus dem Inhalt: - Wie Sie Markenbekanntheit und Online-Reputation optimieren - Wie Sie beobachten, was andere über Sie und Ihren Wettbewerb sagen - Welche Ziele und Strategien Sie im Social Web verfolgen können - Welche deutschsprachigen und internationalen Plattformen für Sie die richtigen sind - Wie Sie Ihren Erfolg messen - Welche rechtlichen Aspekte Sie beachten sollten Komplett aktualisiert und überarbeitet Für die dritte Auflage wurde der Bestseller von Corina Pahrmann und Wibke Ladwig komplett überarbeitet und aktualisiert und dabei um Informationen zu neuen Social Media-Plattformen, zahlreiche aktuelle Fallbeispiele sowie Interviews mit deutschsprachigen Social Media-Profis ergänzt.

Theoretical Optics

An Introduction

Author: Hartmann Römer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527604758

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 3625

Starting from basic electrodynamics, this volume provides a solid, yet concise introduction to theoretical optics, containing topics such as nonlinear optics, light-matter interaction, and modern topics in quantum optics, including entanglement, cryptography, and quantum computation. The author, with many years of experience in teaching and research, goes way beyond the scope of traditional lectures, enabling readers to keep up with the current state of knowledge. Both content and presentation make it essential reading for graduate and phD students as well as a valuable reference for researchers.

Philosophy of Arithmetic

Psychological and Logical Investigations with Supplementary Texts from 1887–1901

Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401000603

Category: Mathematics

Page: 515

View: 7492

This volume is a window on a period of rich and illuminating philosophical activity that has been rendered generally inaccessible by the supposed "revolution" attributed to "Analytic Philosophy" so-called. Careful exposition and critique is given to every serious alternative account of number and number relations available at the time.

Algebraic Number Theory

Author: Jürgen Neukirch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662039834

Category: Mathematics

Page: 574

View: 7116

This introduction to algebraic number theory discusses the classical concepts from the viewpoint of Arakelov theory. The treatment of class theory is particularly rich in illustrating complements, offering hints for further study, and providing concrete examples. It is the most up-to-date, systematic, and theoretically comprehensive textbook on algebraic number field theory available.

Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Barbara Obermeier,Ted Padova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111899860X

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 2270

Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.

The Mathematics of Computerized Tomography

Author: Frank Natterer

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898714931

Category: Mathematics

Page: 222

View: 1184

This book provides a unified view of tomographic techniques and an in-depth treatment of reconstruction algorithms.

International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent

Author: K. A. Heller,F. J. Mönks,R. Subotnik,Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080544168

Category: Education

Page: 950

View: 6553

The first edition of this popular reference work was published in 1993 and received critical acclaim for its achievement in bringing together international perspectives on research and development in giftedness and talent. Scholars welcomed it as the first comprehensive volume in the field and it has proved to be an indispensable resource to researchers. Since the first edition, the scholarly field of giftedness and talent studies has expanded and developed, welcoming contributions from researchers in related disciplines. Several theoretical frameworks outlined in the first edition have now been empirically tested and a number of new trends have emerged. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent provides an invaluable research tool to academics, researchers and students interested in the field of giftedness and talent. The contributors are renowned in the field and the broad range of topics on giftedness that have been studied in the past century, right up to the late 1990s, are represented in this volume. It is truly international in scope, bringing together leading scholars and teachers from all around the world. This new edition has been fully updated and rewritten and includes 22 completely new chapters. It provides a comprehensive review and critical synthesis of significant theory; a unique cross-national perspective with contributions from over 100 distinguished authors covering 24 nations; significant contributions from scholars working in related fields; an increased focus on empirically supported scholarship; and is arranged for quick and easy reference with comprehensive subject and author indexes.

Aspects of Topology

Author: Charles O. Christenson,William L. Voxman

Publisher: B C S Associates

ISBN: 9780914351085

Category: Mathematics

Page: 493

View: 2824


The Lillian Lectures

Author: Wendy Agnew

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552450154

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 2620

Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.

Modern Achievement

Author: Edward Everett Hale

Publisher: Husain Press

ISBN: 1444631136

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 6888

This early works is a fascinating study of Modern Achievement in various fields. Contents Include; I. Science of Business. II. Business and Professional Life. III. Health and Recreation. IV. Reading and Home Study. V. Modern Home Life. VI. Leaders of Men-Biographies. VII. Men of Achievement - Inventors & Scientists. VIII. Men of Achievement - Travellers & Explorers. IX. Heroes & Heroism. X. Patriotism & Citizenship....... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


A Natural History

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Caleb Ellicott Finch

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780716750567

Category: Aging

Page: 209

View: 5728

The process of aging is familiar to, and usually dreaded by, all of us. We all know what it feels like to grow older, but what exactly is aging, why does it happen, and can anything be done to slow or prevent it? An original treatment of human aging that draws on biomedical research and the natural history of animals and plants, Aging: A Natural History describes this biological phenomenon in fascinating detail, helping the reader to understand its complex processes. In the aging patterns of humans and many other species, biologists Robert E. Ricklefs and Caleb E. Finch find some answers to why aging must exist at all, and why it is so spectacularly different in different species. The authors ask a variety of compelling questions: How can processes that lead to death be such an integral part of life itself? Why do some species tend to die at an early age when close relatives may live much longer? Why do many species age, when others seem not to? And, perhaps most importantly, why is aging, which is so detrimental to the individual, maintained by natural selection? Finally, the authors consider the prospects for prolonging human life and improving the quality of life at older ages. Concluding that aging is induced both by environmental factors and by the biochemical processes normally present in all cells, they show aging to be an inevitable yet alterable part of life - a natural process that may limit activity but is not necessarily debilitating.