Practical Conic Sections

The Geometric Properties of Ellipses, Parabolas and Hyperbolas

Author: J. W. Downs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148882

Category: Mathematics

Page: 112

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Using examples from everyday life, this text studies ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas. Explores their ancient origins and describes the reflective properties and roles of curves in design applications. 1993 edition. Includes 98 figures.
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The Creation of the Universe

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486438689

Category: Science

Page: 146

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Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.
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Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Aleksandr I?Akovlevich Khinchin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486601472

Category: Mathematics

Page: 179

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Phase space, ergodic problems, central limit theorem, dispersion and distribution of sum functions. Chapters include Geometry and Kinematics of the Phase Space; Ergodic Problem; Reduction to the Problem of the Theory of Probability; Application of the Central Limit Theorem; Ideal Monatomic Gas; The Foundation of Thermodynamics; and more.
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Introduction to the Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering

Author: Gordon Leslie Squires

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486694474

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Graduate-level monograph develops theoretical ideas in a relatively informal manner. Nuclear scattering, nuclear scattering by crystals, scattering by liquids, neutron optics, polarization analysis, much more. Problem examples at chapter ends. Prerequisites are some familiarity with basic concepts of quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Solutions. Bibliography. Appendixes. 1978 edition.
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An Introduction to the Theory of the Boltzmann Equation

Author: Stewart Harris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486438313

Category: Science

Page: 221

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This introductory graduate-level course for students of physics and engineering features detailed presentations of Boltzmann's equation, including applications using both Boltzmann's equation and the model Boltzmann equations developed within the text. It emphasizes physical aspects of the theory and offers a practical resource for researchers and other professionals. 1971 edition.
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The Mathematical Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Derek F. Lawden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486442233

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Focusing on the principles of quantum mechanics, this text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students introduces and resolves special physical problems with more than 100 exercises. 1967 edition.
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A Combinatorial Introduction to Topology

Author: Michael Henle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486679662

Category: Mathematics

Page: 310

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Excellent text covers vector fields, plane homology and the Jordan Curve Theorem, surfaces, homology of complexes, more. Problems and exercises. Some knowledge of differential equations and multivariate calculus required.Bibliography. 1979 edition.
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The Theory of Remainders

Author: Andrea Rothbart

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 178

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An imaginative introduction to number theory, this unique approach employs a pair of fictional characters, Ant and Gnam. Ant leads Gnam through a variety of theories, and together, they put the theories into action—applying linear diophantine equations to football scoring, using a black-magic device to simplify problems in modular structures, and developing intriguing modifications to the rules of chess. Appropriate for anyone familiar with algebra at the high-school level, The Theory of Remainders offers a captivating introduction to both number theory and abstract algebra. Both elementary and challenging, it provides a view of mathematics as a conceptual net and illustrates the differences between conceptual and paraconceptual claims—an excellent start to expanding students' perspectives on mathematics. Exercises throughout the book form an integral part of the text, extending students' experience with the concepts under discussion and presenting opportunities to observe patterns. In addition to the exercises, a series of optional problems allows more advanced readers to further develop the concepts.
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Integral Equations

Author: Benjamin Lawrence Moiseiwitsch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486441627

Category: Mathematics

Page: 166

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Geared toward upper-level undergraduate students, this text begins with a straightforward account, accompanied by simple examples of a variety of integral equations and the methods of their solution. The treatment becomes gradually more abstract, with discussions of Hilbert space and linear operators, the resolvent, Fredholm theory, and more. 1977 edition.
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Almost All about Waves

Author: John R. Pierce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 213

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This text considers waves the great unifying concept of physics, employing minimal mathematics to explore behavior common to earthquake waves, ocean waves, sound waves, and mechanical waves. 1974 edition.
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