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The story of relativity - showing how science really works, and how Einstein became famous In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then, Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Many Britons were rejecting anything German, but Eddington realized the importance of the letter: perhaps Einstein's esoteric theory could not only change the foundations of science but also lead to international co-operation in a time of brutal war. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity, which saw him on front pages around the world, also owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's crucial expedition of 1919 -- which was still two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns -- in this case subject to the petty concerns of nations, religions and individuals. Einstein's War is a moving human story of a pair on opposite sides of history who came together for science. It sheds light on science through history, and the physics is more accessible as a result: we see relativity built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago.
This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help learners' improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The workbook format enables learners to practice and improve their maths and English skills and the real-life questions, exercises and scenarios are all written with an automotive context to help learners find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. This workbook is an invaluable resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.
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The MathFilm DVD presents a juried collection of innovative short math videos. The films are winners of the international competition of the MathFilm Festival 2008. Following the May premiere in Berlin, the festival films are shown in public viewings throughout Germany. The festival is part of the "Year of Mathematics" initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The films target a broad audience of students, teachers, and everyone with an interest in mathematics. The topics range from geometry to graphics, from computing to visualization, from historic to modern achievements, from abstract mathematical worlds to real-world applications. The DVD provides entertaining and informative insights into modern mathematics and is an exciting resource for lively school and university courses.
This book provides in-depth coverage of Probability & Statistics 2 for Cambridge International A Level Mathematics 9709, for examination from 2020 onwards. With a clear focus on mathematics in life and work, this text builds the key mathematical skills and knowledge that will open up a wide range of careers and further study. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First teaching: 2018 First examination: 2020 This student book is part of a series of nine books covering the complete syllabus for Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics (9709) and Further Mathematics (9231), for first teaching from September 2018 and examination from 2020. We are working with Cambridge Assessment International Education towards endorsement of this series. Written by expert authors, this Student Book: * covers the complete content of Probability & Statistics 2 with clear references to what you will learn at the start of each chapter, and coverage that clearly and directly matches the Cambridge syllabus * sets mathematics in real-world contexts that emphasise practical applications and career paths, with inspiring case studies and discussion activities that showcase how mathematics is relevant to different roles * develops the key A Level mathematical skills of mathematical modelling, problem-solving and communication through dedicated questions and teaching * helps you master mathematics with varied practice to develop understanding, exam-style questions to test comprehension, and selected Cambridge past paper questions to help prepare for examination * gives you control of your learning with prior knowledge checks to assess readiness and end-of-chapter summaries that test understanding * supports you through the course with detailed explanations, clear worked examples and plenty of graduated practice on each topic with full workings shown for each answer * provides clear progression from IGCSE (R) Mathematics and develops confident, independent and reflective mathematicians through extension questions and group discussions * supports mathematical communication and literacy with key terms for each topic explained and supported by a comprehensive glossary.
This seventh edition of 'Business Mathematics and Statistics' provides a thorough grounding in basic mathematical and statistical techniques, helping students to learn how to make decisions when presented with incomplete information. Comprehensive coverage of statistical methods, management mathematics and probability and extensive examples and questions make this essential reading for students on business and accounting courses and also students studying economics.
The full measure of Wolfgang Doeblin's mathematical stature became apparent only in 2000 when the sealed envelope containing his construction of diffusion processes in terms of a time change of Brownian motion was finally opened, 60 years after it was sent to the Academy of Sciences in Paris.
This film documents scientific and human aspects of this amazing discovery and throws new light on the startling circumstances of his death at the age of 25.
"Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book has
been Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition.
Here is the judges' summary of this book: "
""This is a technical book on a technical subject but presented
in a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctors
but there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one of
them. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about.
The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good as
it can get. For the keen student who does not want a book for
mathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medical
"Essential Medical Statistics" is a classic amongst medical
statisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statistics
with a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, while
providing a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basic
The second edition of "Essential Medical Statistics" has been
comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical
methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while
retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first
edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly
used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic
regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a
chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new
chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis,
likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis
of clustered data.
Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers,
public health practitioners andpractising clinicians using
statistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both a
teaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear with
highlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts are
presented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. The
second edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriate
methods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measures
of association and impact.
"Essential Medical Statistics" is supported by a web site at www.blackwellpublishing.com/essentialmedstats. This useful online resource provides statistical datasets to download, as well as sample chapters and future updates.
Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering flexible teaching solutions and value for students and instructors, this new hybrid edition features the instructional presentation found in the printed text while delivering end-of-section exercises online in Enhanced WebAssign. The result--a briefer printed text that engages students online Soo Tan's APPLIED CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Ninth Edition balances applications, pedagogy, and technology to provide readers with the context they need to stay motivated and interested in the material. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the book uses an intuitive approach that introduces abstract concepts through examples drawn from common, real-life experiences and numerous fields of interest to which readers can relate. Insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily professional activities. Numerous exercises ensure that readers have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. Algebra review notes, keyed to the review chapter Preliminaries, appear where and when readers need them.
This concise, plain-language guide for senior undergraduates and graduate students aims to develop intuition, practical skills and an understanding of the framework of numerical methods for the physical sciences and engineering. It provides accessible self-contained explanations of mathematical principles, avoiding intimidating formal proofs. Worked examples and targeted exercises enable the student to master the realities of using numerical techniques for common needs such as solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, fitting experimental data, and simulation using particle and Monte Carlo methods. Topics are carefully selected and structured to build understanding, and illustrate key principles such as: accuracy, stability, order of convergence, iterative refinement, and computational effort estimation. Enrichment sections and in-depth footnotes form a springboard to more advanced material and provide additional background. Whether used for self-study, or as the basis of an accelerated introductory class, this compact textbook provides a thorough grounding in computational physics and engineering.
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, International Edition offers a practical approach to the study of beginning algebra concepts, consistent with the needs of today's student. The authors place special emphasis on the worked examples in each section, treating them as the primary means of instruction, since students rely so heavily on examples to complete assignments. Many of the applications (both within the examples and exercises) are also uniquely designed so that students have an experience that is more true to life-students must read information as it appears in headline news sources and extract only the relevant information needed to solve a stated problem. This promotes the text's focus on developing better study habits, problem solving and critical thinking skills along with orienting students to think and reason mathematically. Through ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, International Edition, students will not only be better prepared for future math courses, they will be better prepared to solve problems and answer questions they encounter in their own lives.
Statistics Essentials For Dummies (9781119590309) was previously published as Statistics Essentials For Dummies (9780470618394). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
Algebra II For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119543145) was previously published as Algebra II For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119090625). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Your complete guide to acing Algebra II Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have never counted math as their forte. But here's the good news: you no longer have to suffer through statistics, sequences, and series alone. Algebra II For Dummies takes the fear out of this math course and gives you easy-to-follow, friendly guidance on everything you'll encounter in the classroom and arms you with the skills and confidence you need to score high at exam time. Gone are the days that Algebra II is a subject that only the serious 'math' students need to worry about. Now, as the concepts and material covered in a typical Algebra II course are consistently popping up on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, the demand for advanced guidance on this subject has never been more urgent. Thankfully, this new edition of Algebra II For Dummies answers the call with a friendly and accessible approach to this often-intimidating subject, offering you a closer look at exponentials, graphing inequalities, and other topics in a way you can understand. Examine exponentials like a pro Find out how to graph inequalities Go beyond your Algebra I knowledge Ace your Algebra II exams with ease Whether you're looking to increase your score on a standardized test or simply succeed in your Algebra II course, this friendly guide makes it possible.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, 2E, International Edition provides a comprehensive resource for college algebra and applied calculus courses. The mathematical concepts and applications are consistently presented in the same tone and pedagogy to promote confidence and a smooth transition from one course to the next. The consolidation of content for two courses in a single text saves instructors time in their course-and saves students the cost of an extra textbook.
In 1963 a schoolboy browsing in his local library stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical problem: Fermat's Last Theorem, a puzzle that every child can understand but which has baffled mathematicians for over 300 years. Aged just ten, Andrew Wiles dreamed that he would crack it. Wiles's lifelong obsession with a seemingly simple challenge set by a long-dead Frenchman is an emotional tale of sacrifice and extraordinary determination. In the end, Wiles was forced to work in secrecy and isolation for seven years, harnessing all the power of modern maths to achieve his childhood dream. Many before him had tried and failed, including a 18-century philanderer who was killed in a duel. An 18-century Frenchwoman made a major breakthrough in solving the riddle, but she had to attend maths lectures at the Ecole Polytechnique disguised as a man since women were forbidden entry to the school. A remarkable story of human endeavour and intellectual brilliance over three centuries, Fermat's Last Theorem will fascinate both specialist and general readers.
An authoritative textbook based on the legendary economics course taught at the University of Chicago Price theory is a powerful analytical toolkit for measuring, explaining, and predicting human behavior in the marketplace. This incisive textbook provides an essential introduction to the subject, offering a diverse array of practical methods that empower students to learn by doing. Based on Economics 301, the legendary PhD course taught at the University of Chicago, the book emphasizes the importance of applying price theory in order to master its concepts. Chicago Price Theory features immersive chapter-length examples such as addictive goods, urban-property pricing, the consequences of prohibition, the value of a statistical life, and occupational choice. It looks at human behavior in the aggregate of an industry, region, or demographic group, but also provides models of individuals when they offer insights about the aggregate. The book explains the surprising answers that price theory can provide to practical questions about taxation, education, the housing market, government subsidies, and much more. Emphasizes the application of price theory, enabling students to learn by doing Features chapter-length examples such as addictive goods, urban-property pricing, and the consequences of prohibition, and the value of a statistical life Accompanied by video lectures taught by Kevin M. Murphy and Gary Becker The video course enables students to learn the theory at home and practice the applications in the classroom
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS provides a solid and engaging background for students learning to apply and appropriately interpret statistical applications in the medical and public health fields. The many examples drawn directly from the authors' remarkable clinical experiences with applied biostatistics make this text relevant, practical, and interesting for students. This flexible textbook encourages students to master application techniques by hand before moving on to computer applications, with SAS programming code and output for each technique covered in every chapter. The majority of the textbook addresses methods for statistical inference, including one- and two-sample tests for means and proportions, analysis of variance techniques, correlation, and regression analysis. For each topic, the book addresses methodology, including assumptions, statistical formulas, and appropriate interpretation of results.
Helpful illustrations and exercises included throughout this lucid coverage of group theory, Galois theory and classical ideal theory stressing proof of important theorems. Includes many historical notes. Mathematical proof is emphasized. 24 tables and figures. Rep. of 1971 ed.
This Sixth Edition of Calculus continues the effort to promote courses in which understanding and computation reinforce each other. Calculus: Multivariable 6th Edition reflects the many voices of users at research universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, and secondary schools. This new edition has been streamlined to create a flexible approach to both theory and modeling. For instructors wishing to emphasize the connection between calculus and other fields, the text includes a variety of problems and examples from the physical, health, and biological sciences, engineering and economics. In addition, new problems on the mathematics of sustainability and new case studies on calculus in medicine by David E. Sloane, MD have been added.
This Student Book provides full support for both AQA's new linear AS Level Further Maths specification, and for the first year of the full A Level course. Covering both the compulsory content (further pure) and all the optional content (mechanics, statistics and discrete maths), each chapter starts with an Orientation box, clarifying which A Level Maths topics are being built on, and what learning objectives will be covered. Each chapter section starts with a clear and concise explanation of the maths, with an emphasis on visual presentation. Abundant worked examples show how key techniques can be used and common pitfalls to avoid. Separate exercises allow students to practise first their fluency and skills, and then the new exam-style problem-solving and modelling questions. The problem-solving is supported by Strategy boxes, which provide guidance on how best to approach these questions. Answers are given in the back of the book, while full step-by-step solutions to every single question can be found online. This Student Book provides a complete course for AS Level Further Maths and is the ideal way for a student to become a mathematician.
Accessible to students and flexible for instructors, COLLEGE ALGEBRA, 7e, International Edition uses the dynamic link between concepts and applications to bring mathematics to life. By incorporating interactive learning techniques, the Aufmann team helps students to better understand concepts, work independently, and obtain greater mathematical fluency. The text also includes technology features to accommodate courses that allow the option of using graphing calculators. The authors' proven Aufmann Interactive Method allows students to try a skill as it is presented in example form. This interaction between the examples and Try Exercises serves as a checkpoint to students as they read the textbook, do their homework, or study a section. In the Sixth Edition, Review Notes are featured more prominently throughout the text to help students recognize the key prerequisite skills needed to understand new concepts.
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