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A Guide to the Spring Flowers of Minnesota was first published in 1937. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.This well-known students' handbook contains fully illustrated keys, a glossary, and indexes of the common and scientific names of both the native and the cultivated flowers of the state. While the authors make no claim to its completeness beyond the boundaries of Minnesota, the guide will be found useful in adjacent states.
Order and Disorder is a non-mathematical introduction to the most important ideas in science for university students not majoring in a scientific area. The objective is to prepare non-science students for making both life and political decisions involving science and helping them to understand the advances in sciences as covered and reported in the mass media. The book is highly comprehensive in physics and chemistry, and provides the essential background to discuss and gain a better appreciation of selected topics in biological and neurological sciences, as well as astronomy and geology. The topics are integrated with the recurring theme of order and disorder, the organization achieved in the face of the never-ending drive towards disorganization. The book also lends an insight into some considerations of the philosophy of science, as well as the applications of science to health and a variety of other professions. The reading experience is enhanced by the provision of illuminating examples, supplementary reading and a summary of each chapter. New terminologies, that appear here for the first time, are set off in bold italics and annotated in the glossary. Where basic principles are introduced and explained, these are highlighted prominently in bold for ease of reference. Stimulating discussion questions are presented at the end of each chapter, giving readers some food for thought.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It is also an endless scientific panorama. Every movement by the players and each interaction with the ball involves physics, fluid mechanics, biology, and physiology, to name just a few of the scientific disciplines. In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor begins with a history of soccer and its physical and mathematical aspects. He then addresses important questions such as how and why a ball bounces, how the ball spins, and what these dynamics mean for the game. He introduces readers to the science of kicking, heading, and trapping and looks at the sources of the energy required to run, jump, and kick for an entire game. Taylor then puts it all together by following a sequence of plays and describing the science behind tactical maneuvers. Sidebars and appendices allow those with a more mathematical bent to follow the physics and perform experiments to see the effects of phenomena like drag, bounce, and spin. In addition, key terminology is highlighted, explained in the text, and summarized in the glossary.
A guide to cloud computing for students, scientists, and engineers, with advice and many hands-on examples. The emergence of powerful, always-on cloud utilities has transformed how consumers interact with information technology, enabling video streaming, intelligent personal assistants, and the sharing of content. Businesses, too, have benefited from the cloud, outsourcing much of their information technology to cloud services. Science, however, has not fully exploited the advantages of the cloud. Could scientific discovery be accelerated if mundane chores were automated and outsourced to the cloud? Leading computer scientists Ian Foster and Dennis Gannon argue that it can, and in this book offer a guide to cloud computing for students, scientists, and engineers, with advice and many hands-on examples. The book surveys the technology that underpins the cloud, new approaches to technical problems enabled by the cloud, and the concepts required to integrate cloud services into scientific work. It covers managing data in the cloud, and how to program these services; computing in the cloud, from deploying single virtual machines or containers to supporting basic interactive science experiments to gathering clusters of machines to do data analytics; using the cloud as a platform for automating analysis procedures, machine learning, and analyzing streaming data; building your own cloud with open source software; and cloud security. The book is accompanied by a website, Cloud4SciEng.org, that provides a variety of supplementary material, including exercises, lecture slides, and other resources helpful to readers and instructors.
Proceedings of the 48th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2015, over one hundred scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 32 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels.
Asimov tells the stories behind the science: the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it. Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first-time reader on the subject feels confident on his/her understanding.
Advanced undergraduates and graduate students of electrical, chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering will appreciate this text for a course in systems identification. In addition to the theoretical basis for mathematical modeling, it covers a variety of tried-and-true identification algorithms and their applications. Moreover, its broad view and fairly modest mathematical level offer readers a quick appraisal of established methods and their limitations. In addition to surveys covering classical methods of identification -- including impulse, step, and sine-wave testing -- and identification based on correlation function, the text examines least-squares model fitting, statistical properties of estimators, optimal estimation, and Bayes and maximum-likelihood estimators. Other topics include experiment design and choice of model structure as well as model validation. Numerical examples show students how to apply the modeling theories, and a chapter on specialized topics introduces research areas.
Embarking upon research as a graduate student or postdoc can be
exciting and enriching--the start of a rewarding career. But the
world of scientific research is also a competitive one, with grants
and good jobs increasingly hard to find. "The Chicago Guide to Your
Career in Science "is intended to help scientists not just cope but
excel at this critical phase in their careers.
Darwin's theory has become so much part of science that for many it has the standing of biological law. This book challenges the basis of the Darwinian theory of evolution and brings together many discoveries from a variety of fields which cast serious doubts on Darwinian theory. The book has been written to enable non-scientists to assess the validity of the findings for themselves.
Smarten up your resume!. You've worked hard for your science or technical degree; now it's time to take that education and put it to work. Get an edge on the other job applicants with "Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers," a resource packed with expert advice on creating concise, stylish resumes that will instantly get you noticed.. .
With this go-to-guide you'll: . Get access to nearly 100 sample resumes and cover letters. Organize and draft your resume with the aid of helpful worksheets. Discover the common elements in the most popular resume formats. Learn to use vivid, active verbs in your resume. Find out how to format and submit resumes electronically. .
In today's job market, an effective, eye-catching resume is essential for success. With the help of "Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers" you'll make a strong first impression and take a confident step toward landing the job of your dreams.. .
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Master the science of a well-crafted resume!. .
You've worked hard for your college degree; now it's time to take that education and put it to work. Get an edge on the other job applicants with "Resumes for Science Careers," a resource packed with expert advice on creating a concise, stylish resume that will instantly get you noticed.. .
With this go-to guide you'll: . . Get access to nearly 100 sample resumes and cover letters. Organize and draft your resume with the aid of helpful worksheets. Discover the common elements in the most popular resume formats. Learn to use vivid, active verbs in your resume. Find out how to format and submit resumes electronically. .
In today's job market, an effective, eye-catching resume is essential for success. With the help of "Resumes for Science Careers" you'll make a strong first impression and take a confident step toward landing the job of your dreams. . . .
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The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: "What are you optimistic about?"
Spanning a wide range of topics--from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world--What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future.
"I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. . . . We must understand and circumvent this dangerous discouragement. No one can predict where the future leaders of science will come from."--Carl Sagan In 2012, the White House put out a call to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million. Since then, hundreds of thousands of science students have started down the path toward a STEM career. Yet, of these budding scientists, more than half of all college students planning to study science or medicine leave the field during their academic careers. What Every Science Student Should Know is the perfect personal mentor for any aspiring scientist. Like an experienced lab partner or frank advisor, the book points out the pitfalls while providing encouragement. Chapters cover the entire college experience, including choosing a major, mastering study skills, doing scientific research, finding a job, and, most important, how to foster and keep a love of science. This guide is a distillation of the authors' own experiences as recent science graduates, bolstered by years of research and interviews with successful scientists and other science students. The authorial team includes former editors-in-chief of the prestigious Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. All have weathered the ups and downs of undergrad life--and all are still pursuing STEM careers. Forthright and empowering, What Every Science Student Should Know is brimming with insider advice on how to excel as both a student and a scientist.
This advanced engineering text describes methods developed to deal with stochastic aspects of structural behavior, providing a framework for evaluating, comparing, and combining stochastic effects. Topics include second-moment reliability index methods; first-order reliability methods for computation of failure probabilities; identification of design parameters most affecting reliability; and more. 1986 edition.
Geared toward students and professionals in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, geophysics, and applied mathematics, this volume offers a unified treatment and critical review of the literature related to the fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer of single bubbles, drops, and particles. 1978 edition.
To remove the contents of an egg without puncturing its shell or
to drink the liquor in a bottle without removing the cork is
clearly unthinkable -- or is it? Understanding the world of
Einstein and curved space requires a logical conception of the
Over the last four decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu
produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social
theory of the postwar era. When he died in 2002, he was considered
to be a thinker on a par with Foucault, Barthes, and Lacan--a
public intellectual as influential to his generation as Sartre was
Why is the night sky dark? How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Why do hangovers occur? Will time travel ever be a reality? What makes a knuckleball appear to flutter? Why are craters always round?
There's only one source to turn to for the answers to the most puzzling and thought-provoking questions about the world of science: Scientific American. Writing in a fun and accessible style, an esteemed team of scientists and educators will lead you on a wild ride from the far reaches of the universe to the natural world right in your own backyard. Along the way, you'll discover solutions to some of life's quirkiest conundrums, such as why cats purr, how frogs survive winter without freezing, why snowflakes are symmetrical, and much more. Even if you haven't picked up a science book since your school days, these tantalizing Q & A's will shed new light on the world around you, inside you, below you, above you, and beyond!
A number of geometric constructions, although easy to comprehend and fun to do, are nevertheless impossible to complete with just a ruler and a compass. This book discusses the most famous of these "impossible" constructions. Part I, in exploring ground rules, history and angle trisection, considers--among other subjects--angle trisection and bird migration, constructed points, analytic geometry, algebraic classification of constructible numbers, fields of real numbers, cubic equations, and marked ruler, quadratrix, and hyperbola. Part II treats nonconstructible regular polygons and the algebra associated with them, specifically, irreducibility and factorization, unique factorization of quadratic integers, finite dimensional vector spaces, algebraic fields, and nonconstructible regular polygons. This stimulating and provocative book provides a fascinating glimpse of the crucial role geometry can play in a wide range of mathematical applications. Unabridged republication of Ruler and the Round: or Angle Trisection and Circle Division, originally published by Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Inc., Boston, 1970. 2 Appendices. References. Index. Numerous illustrations.
As the title suggests, this technique employs visual elements in
its exploration of the most graphic and least "forbidding" aspects
of mathematics. The author observes that most people possess a
direct vision that permits them to "see" only the smaller numbers.
In addressing this difficulty, both for those who like recreational
mathematics and for those who teach, he suggests a variety of
methods: techniques of visualizing, dramatizing, and analyzing
numbers that attract and retain the attention and understanding.
Topics range from basic multiplication and division to algebra,
encompassing word problems, graphs, negative numbers, fractions,
and many other practical applications of elementary mathematics.
1964 ed. Answers to Problems.
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