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Chemometrics - Data Driven Extraction for Science (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Richard G. Brereton Chemometrics - Data Driven Extraction for Science (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Richard G. Brereton
R1,823 R1,631 Discovery Miles 16 310 Save R192 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new, full-color, completely updated edition of the key practical guide to chemometrics This new edition of this practical guide on chemometrics, emphasizes the principles and applications behind the main ideas in the field using numerical and graphical examples, which can then be applied to a wide variety of problems in chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, and allied disciplines. Presented in full color, it features expansion of the principal component analysis, classification, multivariate evolutionary signal and statistical distributions sections, and new case studies in metabolomics, as well as extensive updates throughout. Aimed at the large number of users of chemometrics, it includes extensive worked problems and chapters explaining how to analyze datasets, in addition to updated descriptions of how to apply Excel and Matlab for chemometrics. Chemometrics: Data Driven Extraction for Science, Second Edition offers chapters covering: experimental design, signal processing, pattern recognition, calibration, and evolutionary data. The pattern recognition chapter from the first edition is divided into two separate ones: Principal Component Analysis/Cluster Analysis, and Classification. It also includes new descriptions of Alternating Least Squares (ALS) and Iterative Target Transformation Factor Analysis (ITTFA). Updated descriptions of wavelets and Bayesian methods are included. Includes updated chapters of the classic chemometric methods (e.g. experimental design, signal processing, etc.) Introduces metabolomics-type examples alongside those from analytical chemistry Features problems at the end of each chapter to illustrate the broad applicability of the methods in different fields Supplemented with data sets and solutions to the problems on a dedicated website Chemometrics: Data Driven Extraction for Science, Second Edition is recommended for post-graduate students of chemometrics as well as applied scientists (e.g. chemists, biochemists, engineers, statisticians) working in all areas of data analysis.

My Revision Notes: OCR (A) A Level Mathematics Year 1/AS (Applied (Paperback): Stella Dudzic, Rose Jewell My Revision Notes: OCR (A) A Level Mathematics Year 1/AS (Applied (Paperback)
Stella Dudzic, Rose Jewell
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exam board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Mathematics First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in OCR (A) A Level Mathematics with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage and plentiful worked examples are combined with exam-style and multiple choice questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Help develop the key skills needed for success with skills-focused questions around problem-solving, proof, modelling and the use of ICT (spreadsheets, graphing software and graphing calculators). - Strategically target revision with diagnostic questions to establish which areas need focus. - Get assessment-ready with exam-style questions and advice on common examination pitfalls. - Embed knowledge and identify weaknesses with hundreds of multiple choice 'Test Yourself' questions, all carefully written to elicit misconceptions; full worked solutions online offer detailed, instructive explanations for all choices (whether they are correct or incorrect) - Consolidate revision with summaries for each topic that focus on what to concentrate on in the build-up to exams, with special focus on common pitfalls such as how to show correct workings. -Access answers at the back of the book, with detailed step-by-step worked solutions for ALL questions available for free online.

Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (Hardcover, 9th ed. 2017): David S Moore, George P. McCabe, Bruce A. Craig Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (Hardcover, 9th ed. 2017)
David S Moore, George P. McCabe, Bruce A. Craig
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Introduction to the Practice of Statistics is the classic textbook for teaching statistics. This textbook shows students how to produce and interpret data from real-world contexts, guiding them through the type of data gathering and analysis that working statisticians do every day. With this phenomenally successful approach developed by David Moore and George McCabe, statistics is more than just a collection of techniques and formulas. Instead, students develop a way of thinking about data with a focus on problem-solving that helps them understand concepts and master statistical reasoning. Part of the best-selling Moore family of statistics books, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics is designed for a two-semester `introduction to statistics' course and offers a rigorous introduction to the subject. This textbook is available on LaunchPad, which combines an interactive ebook with multimedia content and assessment tools, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.

Developing Analytic Talent - Becoming a Data Scientist (Paperback): Vincent Granville Developing Analytic Talent - Becoming a Data Scientist (Paperback)
Vincent Granville
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Learn what it takes to succeed in the the most in-demand tech job Harvard Business Review calls it the sexiest tech job of the 21st century. Data scientists are in demand, and this unique book shows you exactly what employers want and the skill set that separates the quality data scientist from other talented IT professionals. Data science involves extracting, creating, and processing data to turn it into business value. With over 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, and business analytics experience, author Vincent Granville is no stranger to data science. In this one-of-a-kind guide, he provides insight into the essential data science skills, such as statistics and visualization techniques, and covers everything from analytical recipes and data science tricks to common job interview questions, sample resumes, and source code. The applications are endless and varied: automatically detecting spam and plagiarism, optimizing bid prices in keyword advertising, identifying new molecules to fight cancer, assessing the risk of meteorite impact. Complete with case studies, this book is a must, whether you're looking to become a data scientist or to hire one. * Explains the finer points of data science, the required skills, and how to acquire them, including analytical recipes, standard rules, source code, and a dictionary of terms * Shows what companies are looking for and how the growing importance of big data has increased the demand for data scientists * Features job interview questions, sample resumes, salary surveys, and examples of job ads * Case studies explore how data science is used on Wall Street, in botnet detection, for online advertising, and in many other business-critical situations Developing Analytic Talent: Becoming a Data Scientist is essential reading for those aspiring to this hot career choice and for employers seeking the best candidates.

Intermediate Algebra - Algebra Within Reach, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Intermediate Algebra - Algebra Within Reach, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
R1,982 R1,636 Discovery Miles 16 360 Save R346 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Larson IS student success. INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: ALGEBRA WITHIN REACH, 6E, International Edition owes its success to the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: learning by example, a straightforward and accessible writing style, emphasis on visualization through the use of graphs to reinforce algebraic and numeric solutions and to interpret data, and comprehensive exercise sets. These pedagogical features are carefully coordinated to ensure that students are better able to make connections between mathematical concepts and understand the content. With a bright, appealing design, the new Sixth Edition builds on the Larson tradition of guided learning by incorporating a comprehensive range of student success materials to help develop students' proficiency and conceptual understanding of algebra. The text also continues coverage and integration of geometry in examples and exercises.

Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William Hunter McCrea Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William Hunter McCrea
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Brief but rigorous, this text is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It covers the coordinate system, planes and lines, spheres, homogeneous coordinates, general equations of the second degree, quadric in Cartesian coordinates, and intersection of quadrics. Mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, William H. McCrea conducted research in many areas and is best known for his work on relativity and cosmology. McCrea studied and taught at universities around the world, and this book is based on a series of his lectures.

The Math Coach Field Guide - Charting Your Course (Paperback): Marilyn Burns The Math Coach Field Guide - Charting Your Course (Paperback)
Marilyn Burns
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The role of a math coach is demanding and often undefined. In this edited collection, veteran math coaches share their expertise, providing glimpses into the unique trials, false starts, and successes they have faced in their positions. The authors ask and answer such questions as What makes an effective math coach? and What pitfalls do math coaches encounter and what can they do about them?

A Primer on Fourier Analysis for the Geosciences (Paperback): Robin Crockett A Primer on Fourier Analysis for the Geosciences (Paperback)
Robin Crockett
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Time-series analysis is used to identify and quantify periodic features in datasets and has many applications across the geosciences, from analysing weather data, to solid-Earth geophysical modelling. This intuitive introduction provides a practical 'how-to' guide to basic Fourier theory, with a particular focus on Earth system applications. The book starts with a discussion of statistical correlation, before introducing Fourier series and building to the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and related periodogram techniques. The theory is illustrated with numerous worked examples using R datasets, from Milankovitch orbital-forcing cycles to tidal harmonics and exoplanet orbital periods. These examples highlight the key concepts and encourage readers to investigate more advanced time-series techniques. The book concludes with a consideration of statistical effect size and significance. This useful book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in the Earth system sciences who are looking for an accessible introduction to time-series analysis.

An Introduction to Intermediate and Advanced Statistical Analyses for Sport and Exercise Scientists (Hardcover): Nikos... An Introduction to Intermediate and Advanced Statistical Analyses for Sport and Exercise Scientists (Hardcover)
Nikos Ntoumanis, Nicholas D. Myers
R1,286 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R128 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ntoumanis and Myers have done sport and exercise science researchers and students a tremendous service in producing An Introduction to Intermediate and Advanced Statistical Analyses for Sport and Exercise Scientists. This book has an outstanding compilation of comprehensible chapters dealing with the important concepts and technical minutia of the statistical analyses that sport and exercise science scholars use (or should be using!) in their efforts to conduct meaningful research in the field. It is a resource that all sport and exercise scientists and their students should have on their book shelves. Robert Eklund, School of Sport, University of Stirling, UK Motivating, to have a statistics text devoted to enabling researchers studying sport and exercise science to apply the most sophisticated analytical techniques to their data. Authors hit the mark between using technical language as necessary and user-friendly terms or translations to keep users encouraged. Text covers traditional and well-used tools but also less common and more complex tools, but always with familiar examples to make their explanations come alive. As a dynamic systems theorist and developmentalist, I would love to see more researchers in my area create study designs that would enable the use of tools outlined here, such as multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM) or mediation & moderation analyses, to uncover cascades of relations among subsystems contributing to motor performance, over time. This text can facilitate that outcome. Beverly D. Ulrich, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, USA The domain of quantitative methods is constantly evolving and expanding. This means that there is tremendous pressure on researchers to stay current, both in terms of best practices and improvements in more traditional methods as well as increasingly complex new methods. With this volume Ntoumanis and Myers present a nice cross-section of both, helping sport and exercise science researchers to address old questions in better ways, and, even more excitingly, to address new questions entirely. I have no doubt that this volume will quickly become a lovingly dog-eared companion for students and researchers, helping them to continue to move the field forward. Gregory R. Hancock, University of Maryland and Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR), USA

Elements of Partial Differential Equations (Paperback): Ian Naismith Sneddon Elements of Partial Differential Equations (Paperback)
Ian Naismith Sneddon
R437 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This text features numerous worked examples in its presentation of elements from the theory of partial differential equations. It emphasizes forms suitable for students and researchers whose interest lies in solving equations rather than in general theory. Solutions to odd-numbered problems appear at the end. 1957 edition.

Hyperspace - A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Paperback): Michio Kaku Hyperspace - A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Paperback)
Michio Kaku
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Already thoroughly familiar to the seasoned science fiction fan, hyperspace is that realm which enables a spaceship captain to take his ship on a physics-defying shortcut (or "wormhole") to the outer shores of the Galaxy in less time than it takes a 747 to fly from New York to Tokyo. But might such notions be more than science fiction? Some physicists suggest a 10-dimensional hyperspace may actually exist, albeit at a scale almost too small to comprehend, smaller even than a quark; and that in spite of its tiny size, it may be the basis on which all the forces of nature will be united. Michio Kaku's classic book describes the development of ideas about multidimensional space. In recent years, some theoretical physicists -the author among them - have argued that the Universe exists not merely in the four spacetime dimensions (3 of space + one of time) with which Einstein made us familiar, but rather as a ten-dimensional hyperspace. Once the domain of the science fiction writer or the occultist, hyperspace may, according to superstring theorists, be the way to unify the fundamental forces of nature - Einstein's unfulfilled dream of a theory of everything. Michio Kaku takes the reader on a ride through hyperspace to the edge of physics. On the way he gives crystal clear explanations of such formidable mathematical concepts as non-Euclidean geometry, Kaluza-Klein Theory, and Supergravity, the everyday tools of the string theorist. Utilizing fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes from history, art, and science fiction, Kaku shows us that writers and artists - in addition to scientists - have been fascinated by multidimensional space for over a century. Finally, Kaku proposes that the ability to master hyperspace may be our only salvation from destruction at the end of spacetime. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Introductory and Intermediate Algebra - An Applied Approach, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Joanne Lockwood,... Introductory and Intermediate Algebra - An Applied Approach, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Joanne Lockwood, Richard N Aufmann
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As in previous editions, the focus in ALGEBRA: INTRODUCTORY & INTERMEDIATE, 6E, International Edition remains on the Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM). Students are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom and in their own studies as they work through the How To examples and the paired Examples and You Try It problems. Student engagement is crucial to success. Presenting students with worked examples, and then providing them with the opportunity to immediately solve similar problems, helps them build their confidence and eventually master the concepts. Simplicity is key in the organization of this edition, as in all other editions. All lessons, exercise sets, tests, and supplements are organized around a carefully constructed hierarchy of objectives. Each exercise mirrors a preceding objective, which helps to reinforce key concepts and promote skill building. This clear, objective-based approach allows students to organize their thoughts around the content, and supports instructors as they work to design syllabi, lesson plans, and other administrative documents. New features like Focus on Success, Apply the Concept, and Concept Check add an increased emphasis on study skills and conceptual understanding to strengthen the foundation of student success. The Sixth Edition also features a new design, enhancing the Aufmann Interactive Method and making the pages easier for both students and instructors to follow.

Edexcel A Level Maths: Year 1 / AS Student Book (Paperback): David Bowles, Brian Jefferson, John Rayneau, Mark Rowland, Garry... Edexcel A Level Maths: Year 1 / AS Student Book (Paperback)
David Bowles, Brian Jefferson, John Rayneau, Mark Rowland, Garry Wiseman, …
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: - Exam Board: Edexcel - Level: AS/A Level - Subject: Maths - First teaching: September 2017 - First exams: June 2018 This Student Book has been endorsed for Edexcel and provides full support for both their new linear AS Level specification, and for the first year of the full A Level course. Covering all the pure maths, mechanics and statistics content needed, the book provides dedicated exercises in every chapter for exam-style problem-solving and modelling questions. Dedicated revision exercises test synoptically across the curriculum. Throughout the book, the explanatory text is clear and concise, with abundant worked examples to show how key techniques can be used and common pitfalls to avoid. Short answers are in the back of the book, while full step-by-step solutions are provided online. MyMaths links appear at the bottom of all exercises, providing a quick route to further practice and support.

Prof: Alan Turing Decoded (Paperback): Dermot Turing Prof: Alan Turing Decoded (Paperback)
Dermot Turing
R241 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R61 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname `Prof' was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing's nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing's life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan's childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan's formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it kept even more secret than the Enigma story? What is the truth about Alan Turing's conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? What is the significance of the Royal Pardon granted in 2013? In Dermot's own style he takes a vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius.

The Music Of The Primes - Why An Unsolved Problem In Mathematics Matters (Paperback, New ed): Marcus du Sautoy The Music Of The Primes - Why An Unsolved Problem In Mathematics Matters (Paperback, New ed)
Marcus du Sautoy 2
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The paperback of the critically-acclaimed popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician. Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge. How can one predict when the next prime number will occur? Is there a formula which could generate primes? These apparently simple questions have confounded mathematicians ever since the Ancient Greeks. In 1859, the brilliant German mathematician Bernard Riemann put forward an idea which finally seemed to reveal a magical harmony at work in the numerical landscape. The promise that these eternal, unchanging numbers would finally reveal their secret thrilled mathematicians around the world. Yet Riemann, a hypochondriac and a troubled perfectionist, never publicly provided a proof for his hypothesis and his housekeeper burnt all his personal papers on his death. Whoever cracks Riemann's hypothesis will go down in history, for it has implications far beyond mathematics. In business, it is the lynchpin for security and e-commerce. In science, it has critical ramifications in Quantum Mechanics, Chaos Theory, and the future of comput

Markov Chains (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Randal Douc, Eric Moulines, Pierre Priouret, Philippe Soulier Markov Chains (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Randal Douc, Eric Moulines, Pierre Priouret, Philippe Soulier
R1,520 R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Save R153 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book covers the classical theory of Markov chains on general state-spaces as well as many recent developments. The theoretical results are illustrated by simple examples, many of which are taken from Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. The book is self-contained, while all the results are carefully and concisely proven. Bibliographical notes are added at the end of each chapter to provide an overview of the literature. Part I lays the foundations of the theory of Markov chain on general states-space. Part II covers the basic theory of irreducible Markov chains on general states-space, relying heavily on regeneration techniques. These two parts can serve as a text on general state-space applied Markov chain theory. Although the choice of topics is quite different from what is usually covered, where most of the emphasis is put on countable state space, a graduate student should be able to read almost all these developments without any mathematical background deeper than that needed to study countable state space (very little measure theory is required). Part III covers advanced topics on the theory of irreducible Markov chains. The emphasis is on geometric and subgeometric convergence rates and also on computable bounds. Some results appeared for a first time in a book and others are original. Part IV are selected topics on Markov chains, covering mostly hot recent developments.

Positional Games (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Dan Hefetz, Michael Krivelevich, Milos Stojakovic, Tibor Szabo Positional Games (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Dan Hefetz, Michael Krivelevich, Milos Stojakovic, Tibor Szabo
R521 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This text is based on a lecture course given by the authors in the framework of Oberwolfach Seminars at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach in May, 2013. It is intended to serve as a thorough introduction to the rapidly developing field of positional games. This area constitutes an important branch of combinatorics, whose aim it is to systematically develop an extensive mathematical basis for a variety of two player perfect information games. These ranges from such popular games as Tic-Tac-Toe and Hex to purely abstract games played on graphs and hypergraphs. The subject of positional games is strongly related to several other branches of combinatorics such as Ramsey theory, extremal graph and set theory, and the probabilistic method. These notes cover a variety of topics in positional games, including both classical results and recent important developments. They are presented in an accessible way and are accompanied by exercises of varying difficulty, helping the reader to better understand the theory.The text will benefit both researchers and graduate students in combinatorics and adjacent fields."

Revise Edexcel A level Mathematics Revision Workbook - for the 2017 qualifications (Paperback): Harry Smith Revise Edexcel A level Mathematics Revision Workbook - for the 2017 qualifications (Paperback)
Harry Smith 1
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel Academic Level: A level Subject: Mathematics First teaching: September 2017 First Exams: Summer 2018 This Revision Workbook is suitable for classroom and independent study, and is the smart choice for those revising for A level Mathematics. Organise their revision with the one topic-per-page format Speed up their revision with summary notes in short, memorable chunks Track their revision progress with at-a-glance check boxes Check their understanding with worked examples Develop their exam technique with exam-style practice questions and answers

CFE Advanced Higher Mathematics Study Mathematics (Paperback): Linda Moon, Philip Moon CFE Advanced Higher Mathematics Study Mathematics (Paperback)
Linda Moon, Philip Moon
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Real Work of Data Science - Turning data into information, better decisions, and stronger organizations (Paperback): Ron S.... The Real Work of Data Science - Turning data into information, better decisions, and stronger organizations (Paperback)
Ron S. Kenett, Thomas C. Redman
R616 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R45 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The essential guide for data scientists and for leaders who must get more from their data science teams The Economist boldly claims that data are now "the world's most valuable resource." But, as Kenett and Redman so richly describe, unlocking that value requires far more than technical excellence. The Real Work of Data Science explores understanding the problems, dealing with quality issues, building trust with decision makers, putting data science teams in the right organizational spots, and helping companies become data-driven. This is the work that spells the difference between a good data scientist and a great one, between a team that makes marginal contributions and one that drives the business, between a company that gains some value from its data and one in which data truly is "the most valuable resource." "These two authors are world-class experts on analytics, data management, and data quality; they've forgotten more about these topics than most of us will ever know. Their book is pragmatic, understandable, and focused on what really counts. If you want to do data science in any capacity, you need to read it." --Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor, Babson College and Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy "I like your book. The chapters address problems that have faced statisticians for generations, updated to reflect today's issues, such as computational Big Data." --Sir David Cox, Warden of Nuffield College and Professor of Statistics, Oxford University "Data science is critical for competitiveness, for good government, for correct decisions. But what is data science? Kenett and Redman give, by far, the best introduction to the subject I have seen anywhere. They address the critical questions of formulating the right problem, collecting the right data, doing the right analyses, making the right decisions, and measuring the actual impact of the decisions. This book should become required reading in statistics and computer science departments, business schools, analytics institutes and, most importantly, by all business managers." --A. Blanton Godfrey, Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor, Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

Essentials of Programming in Mathematica (R) (Hardcover): Paul Wellin Essentials of Programming in Mathematica (R) (Hardcover)
Paul Wellin
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Essentials of Programming in Mathematica (R) provides an introduction suitable for readers with little or no background in the language as well as for those with some experience using programs such as C, Java, or Perl. The author, an established authority on Mathematica (R) programming, has written an example-driven text that covers the language from first principles, as well as including material from natural language processing, bioinformatics, graphs and networks, signal analysis, geometry, computer science, and many other applied areas. The book is appropriate for self-study or as a text for a course in programming in computational science. Readers will benefit from the author's tips, which provide insight and suggestions on small and large points. He also provides more than 350 exercises from novice through to advanced level with all of the solutions available online.

Calculus Simplified (Paperback): Oscar Fernandez Calculus Simplified (Paperback)
Oscar Fernandez
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An accessible, streamlined, and user-friendly approach to calculus Calculus is a beautiful subject that most of us learn from professors, textbooks, or supplementary texts. Each of these resources has strengths but also weaknesses. In Calculus Simplified, Oscar Fernandez combines the strengths and omits the weaknesses, resulting in a "Goldilocks approach" to learning calculus: just the right level of detail, the right depth of insights, and the flexibility to customize your calculus adventure. Fernandez begins by offering an intuitive introduction to the three key ideas in calculus--limits, derivatives, and integrals. The mathematical details of each of these pillars of calculus are then covered in subsequent chapters, which are organized into mini-lessons on topics found in a college-level calculus course. Each mini-lesson focuses first on developing the intuition behind calculus and then on conceptual and computational mastery. Nearly 200 solved examples and more than 300 exercises allow for ample opportunities to practice calculus. And additional resources--including video tutorials and interactive graphs--are available on the book's website. Calculus Simplified also gives you the option of personalizing your calculus journey. For example, you can learn all of calculus with zero knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions--these are discussed at the end of each mini-lesson. You can also opt for a more in-depth understanding of topics--chapter appendices provide additional insights and detail. Finally, an additional appendix explores more in-depth real-world applications of calculus. Learning calculus should be an exciting voyage, not a daunting task. Calculus Simplified gives you the freedom to choose your calculus experience, and the right support to help you conquer the subject with confidence. - An accessible, intuitive introduction to first-semester calculus - Nearly 200 solved problems and more than 300 exercises (all with answers) - No prior knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric functions required - Additional online resources--video tutorials and supplementary exercises--provided

Calculus Reordered - A History of the Big Ideas (Hardcover): David M. Bressoud Calculus Reordered - A History of the Big Ideas (Hardcover)
David M. Bressoud
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How our understanding of calculus has evolved over more than three centuries, how this has shaped the way it is taught in the classroom, and why calculus pedagogy needs to change Calculus Reordered takes readers on a remarkable journey through hundreds of years to tell the story of how calculus evolved into the subject we know today. David Bressoud explains why calculus is credited to seventeenth-century figures Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, and how its current structure is based on developments that arose in the nineteenth century. Bressoud argues that a pedagogy informed by the historical development of calculus represents a sounder way for students to learn this fascinating area of mathematics. Delving into calculus's birth in the Hellenistic Eastern Mediterranean--particularly in Syracuse, Sicily and Alexandria, Egypt--as well as India and the Islamic Middle East, Bressoud considers how calculus developed in response to essential questions emerging from engineering and astronomy. He looks at how Newton and Leibniz built their work on a flurry of activity that occurred throughout Europe, and how Italian philosophers such as Galileo Galilei played a particularly important role. In describing calculus's evolution, Bressoud reveals problems with the standard ordering of its curriculum: limits, differentiation, integration, and series. He contends that the historical order--integration as accumulation, then differentiation as ratios of change, series as sequences of partial sums, and finally limits as they arise from the algebra of inequalities--makes more sense in the classroom environment. Exploring the motivations behind calculus's discovery, Calculus Reordered highlights how this essential tool of mathematics came to be.

Physics from Symmetry (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Jakob Schwichtenberg Physics from Symmetry (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Jakob Schwichtenberg
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This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry. It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental equations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics are derived. As a result, the reader is able to understand the basic assumptions behind, and the connections between the modern theories of physics. The book concludes with first applications of the previously derived equations. Thanks to the input of readers from around the world, this second edition has been purged of typographical errors and also contains several revised sections with improved explanations.

Moduli of Weighted Hyperplane Arrangements (Paperback): Valery Alexeev Moduli of Weighted Hyperplane Arrangements (Paperback)
Valery Alexeev; Edited by Gilberto Bini, Marti Lahoz, Paolo Stellari, Emanuele Macri
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This book focuses on a large class of geometric objects in moduli theory and provides explicit computations to investigate their families. Concrete examples are developed that take advantage of the intricate interplay between Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics. Compactifications of moduli spaces play a crucial role in Number Theory, String Theory, and Quantum Field Theory - to mention just a few. In particular, the notion of compactification of moduli spaces has been crucial for solving various open problems and long-standing conjectures. Further, the book reports on compactification techniques for moduli spaces in a large class where computations are possible, namely that of weighted stable hyperplane arrangements (shas).

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