Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.
Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.
This book introduces you to the study of statistics and data analysis by using real data and attention-grabbing examples. The authors guide you through an intuition-based learning process that stresses interpretation and communication of statistical information. They help you grasp concepts and cement your comprehension by using simple notation-frequently substituting words for symbols. You will also find coverage of the graphing calculator as a problem-solving tool, plus hands-on activities in each chapter that allow you to practice statistics firsthand.
“Succeeds in lifting the veil to capture the daily drama, excitement, and importance of one federal district court’s work—all within the framework of the legal and political developments of the time. This fascinating and invaluable narrative history is a must-read for all serious students of Florida’s federal judiciary, as well as of the general history of the state.”—Walter W. Manley II, coeditor of The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821–1917
“A stimulating collection of new scholarship that brings together three approaches to the history of migration—comparative, transnational, and borderlands—to tell histories of connection across geopolitical boundaries.”—Jordan Stanger-Ross, author of Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia “Highlights how migrants shaped local, regional, and transnational connections across time, place, and ethnicities.”—Stephanie Bangarth, author of Voices Raised in Protest: Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942–49
“A first-rate update on the state of the long-fought hemispheric ‘war on drugs.’ It is particularly timely, as the perception that the war is lost and needs to be changed has never been stronger in Latin and North America.”—Paul Gootenberg, author of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug “A must-read volume for policy makers, concerned citizens, and students alike in the current search for new approaches to forty-year-old policies largely considered to have failed.”—David Scott Palmer, coauthor of Power, Institutions, and Leadership in War and Peace
A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using SPSS clearly describes how to conduct a range of univariate and multivariate statistical analyses using the latest version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, SPSS 11. Each chapter addresses a different type of analytical procedure applied to one or more data sets, primarily from the social and behavioral sciences areas. Each chapter also contains exercises relating to the data sets introduced, providing readers with a means to develop both their SPSS and statistical skills. Model answers to the exercises are also provided. Readers can download all of the data sets from a companion Web site furnished by the authors.
A collection of definitions, questions, and theorems edited by M. L. Perez, such as Smarandache type conjectures, problems, numerical bases, T-numbers, progressions, series, functions, Non-Euclidean geometries, paradoxes (such as Smarandache Sorites Paradox that our visible world is composed by a totality of invisible particles), linguistic tautologies, Smarandache hypothesis that there is no speed barrier in the universe - which has been extended to SRM-theory.
Filling the need for a succinct, up-to-date guide in the management of sight-threatening disorders, this source provides a clear and practical approach to the treatment and analysis of posterior segment intraocular inflammatory conditions. Practical Manual of Intraocular Inflammation includes: full coverage of diagnosis, clinical assessment, and management of symptoms descriptions of external inflammatory conditions, as well as uveitis full-color algorithms, scientific charts, schematic illustrations, and clinical photographs With over 60 color images, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care physicians will find this source well-illustrated and documented, making this reference indispensable to any eye and vision practice.
A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.
Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermodynamics to the pioneering cosmological works of Georges Lemaître and Arthur E Milne, religion has shaped parts of modern cosmological theory. By taking the religious component seriously, a new and richer history of cosmology emerges.
Deacon, a scholar whose academic affiliations are not given, examines the implications of the work of Michel Foucault, questioning whether and how the modern drive to explain the world in such a way as to guide political action and promote progressive change can be defended in the light of Foucault'
HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM--DO WHAT RICH PEOPLE DO! Starting with this profoundly simple concept, bestselling author Sandy Botkin and his son, Matt Botkin, interviewed a host of millionaires to learn how they made their money, invested it, and planned for the future. The result is Achieve Financial Freedom―Big Time!, a simple, straightforward guide to building, keeping, and growing your wealth so you never have to worry about finances again. The authors reveal the fundamental financial decisions this elite group makes in virtually every area of financial planning--from paying for college and healthcare to investing and estate planning. Learn how to: Reduce your debt to zero--including your mortgage Choose realistic retirement targets Pick the right insurance and insurance options for your needs--and save money at the same time Pay for your child's college and wedding without going broke Lower your tax burden Avoid any Madoff-style scam Increase your asset protection and reduce your chances of being sued Achieve Financial Freedom―Big Time! tells you everything CPAs don't want to. Start taking action now--so you don't have to in the future.
Heidegger, History and the Holocaust is an important contribution to the longstanding debate concerning Martin Heidegger's association with National Socialism. Although a difficult topic, this ambitious new work moves the entire debate on the Heidegger controversy forward. Following Being and Time Heidegger expands on his notion of authenticity and related notions such as historicity and discusses the possibility of an authentic Dasein of a people along structurally consistent lines to his account of authenticity in Being and Time. O'Brien argues that the same difficulties which appear to hamstring the early account of authenticity further affect the notion of an authentic Dasein of a people; Heidegger's political myopia in the thirties can thus be attributed to an underlying failure to come to terms with some of the difficulties discussed in this study. O'Brien concedes that Heidegger's philosophy is influenced by its historical period and context but argues that, however inflammatory, Heidegger's rhetoric cannot be simply reduced to crude Nazi jingoism. This book is a genuinely philosophical approach to the Heidegger controversy and a much-needed re-examination of his ideas and influences.
Start planning your financial future now! The most important time to invest for lifelong savings is as early as possible! If you are in your twenties or thirties, it's time to start building your savings and investing for the future. The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book includes tips on how you can save money, invest that money wisely, and monitor your progress. With this easy-to-use guide, you'll learn about: Stocks and bonds Saving for retirement Mutual funds Real estate investing Working with a financial advisor Whether you want to start building a nest egg for retirement, start a business, or save for your children's education, the techniques and tips in this book will have you well ahead of your peers and on your way to continued financial success.
Hegel only published five books in his lifetime, and among them the Phenomenology of Spirit emerges as the most important but also perhaps the most difficult and complex. In this book Ludwig Siep follows the path from Hegel's early writings on religion, love and spirit to the milestones of his 'Jena period'. He shows how the themes of the Phenomenology first appeared in an earlier work, The Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's Systems of Philosophy, and closely examines the direction which Hegel's thought took as he attempted to think through the possibility of a complete system of philosophy. The themes encompassed by the Phenomenology - anti-dualistic epistemology, autonomy, historicality, the sociality of reason - are thoroughly discussed in Siep's subtle and elegantly argued assessment, which appears here in English for the first time. It will be of great interest to all readers studying Hegel's thought.
Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.
Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in". Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.
An "owner's manual" for every Canadian with a pension plan. Millions of Canadians are covered by pension plans in oneform or another-whether that's CPP or a company plan, or personalRRSPs. But pensions are the benefit least understood by employees.They're confusing and complex, but understanding pensions iscrucial to every Canadian's financial security in retirement. Sinceits initial publication, The Pension Puzzle has become thedefinitive book on the subject. Now completely revised and updated,The Pension Puzzle remains a true owner's manual for anyone with apension plan. The Pension Puzzle is not just for those about toretire. It's for every working Canadian who needs to make decisionsabout their pension plan and how it affects their financialfuture.
Yeast Metabolic Engineering: Methods and Protocols provides the widely established basic tools used in yeast metabolic engineering, while describing in deeper detail novel and innovative methods that have valuable potential to improve metabolic engineering strategies in industrial biotechnology applications. Beginning with an extensive section on molecular tools and technology for yeast engineering, this detailed volume is not limited to methods for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but describes tools and protocols for engineering other yeasts of biotechnological interest, such as Pichia pastoris, Hansenula polymorpha and Zygosaccharomyces bailii. Tools and technologies for the investigation and determination of yeast metabolic features are described in detail as well as metabolic models and their application for yeast metabolic engineering, while a chapter describing patenting and regulations with a special glance at yeast biotechnology closes the volume. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, most chapters include an introduction to their respective topic, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and authoritative, Yeast Metabolic Engineering: Methods and Protocols aims to familiarize researchers with the current state of these vital and increasingly useful technologies.
An introduction and overview of system modeling in biology that is accessible to researchers from different fields, including biology, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and biochemistry. Research in systems biology requires the collaboration of researchers from diverse backgrounds, including biology, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and biochemistry. These collaborations, necessary because of the enormous breadth of background needed for research in this field, can be hindered by differing understandings of the limitations and applicability of techniques and concerns from different disciplines. This comprehensive introduction and overview of system modeling in biology makes the relevant background material from all pertinent fields accessible to researchers with different backgrounds. The emerging area of systems level modeling in cellular biology has lacked a critical and thorough overview. This book fills that gap. It is the first to provide the necessary critical comparison of concepts and approaches, with an emphasis on their possible applications. It presents key concepts and their theoretical background, including the concepts of robustness and modularity and their exploitation to study biological systems; the best-known modeling approaches, and their advantages and disadvantages; lessons from the application of mathematical models to the study of cellular biology; and available modeling tools and datasets, along with their computational limitations.