Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless, 2nd edition

Author: Bob Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071492364

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 9972

A is for Algebra-and that's the grade you'll pull when you use Bob Miller's simple guide to the math course every college-bound kid must take With eight books and more than 30 years of hard-core classroom experience, Bob Miller is the frustrated student's best friend. He breaks down the complexities of every problem into easy-to-understand pieces that any math-phobe can understand-and this fully updated second edition of Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless covers everything a you need to know to excel in Algebra I and II.
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Bob Miller's Calc for the Clueless: Calc I

Author: Bob Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071368544

Category: Study Aids

Page: 150

View: 1122

The first calc study guides that really give students a clue. Bob Miller's student-friendly Calc for the Clueless features quickly-absorbed, fun-to-use information and help. Students will snap up Calc for the Clueless as they discover: Bob Miller's painless and proven techniques to learning Calculus Bob Miller's way of anticipating problems Anxiety-reducing features on every page Real-life examples that bring the math into focus Quick-take methods tht fit short study sessions (and short attention spans) The chance to have a life, rather than spend it trying to decipher calc!
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Bob Miller's Precalc Helper

Author: Robert Miller

Publisher: Schaum's Outline Series

ISBN: 9780070422568

Category: Algebra

Page: 106

View: 5180

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Capital as Power

A Study of Order and Creorder

Author: Jonathan Nitzan,Shimshon Bichler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134022298

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 6668

Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists both think of capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count in universal units of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. But these units are totally fictitious. Nobody has ever been able to observe or measure them, and for a good reason: they don’t exist. Since liberalism and Marxism depend on these non-existing units, their theories hang in suspension. They cannot explain the process that matters most – the accumulation of capital. This book offers a radical alternative. According to the authors, capital is not a narrow economic entity, but a symbolic quantification of power. It has little to do with utility or abstract labour, and it extends far beyond machines and production lines. Capital, the authors claim, represents the organized power of dominant capital groups to reshape – or creorder – their society. Written in simple language, accessible to lay readers and experts alike, the book develops a novel political economy. It takes the reader through the history, assumptions and limitations of mainstream economics and its associated theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist thinking on accumulation and the state. And it articulates an innovative theory of ‘capital as power’ and a new history of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.
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ACCUPLACER?: Bob Miller's Math Prep

Author: Bob Miller

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 073866538X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 2052

Get a Higher Math Score on the Accuplacer with REA’s NEW Bob Miller Test Prep! If you’re one of the millions of students attending community college this year, REA has the perfect Accuplacer test prep for you - Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer. Written in a lively and unique format, Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer is an excellent tool for students who have been recently admitted to college and who want to improve their math skills before taking the Accuplacer exam. The book explains math concepts in a lively, easy-to-grasp style. Each chapter includes numerous step-by-step examples and exercises. Detailed explanations of solutions help students understand and retain the material. Bob’s targeted review section covers all the math topics tested on the Accuplacer, including arithmetic (17 questions on the test), elementary algebra (12 questions on the test), and college-level math (20 questions on the test). To help you get the most out of your Accuplacer preparation, Bob has included four practice tests for each section – for a total of 12 exams. Our test-taking advice, study tips, and exam strategies will prepare you for exam day, ease your anxiety, and help you boost your score. Packed with Bob Miller’s engaging examples and practical advice, this book is a must for any student preparing for the Accuplacer! What is the Accuplacer? The Accuplacer exam is used to determine which math courses are appropriate for newly enrolled college students. It is popular in community colleges and both two- and four-year schools.
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The Shape of Inner Space

String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Author: Shing-Tung Yau,Steve Nadis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465022669

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 6118

String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The Shape of Inner Space, Shing-Tung Yau, the man who mathematically proved that these manifolds exist, argues that not only is geometry fundamental to string theory, it is also fundamental to the very nature of our universe. Time and again, where Yau has gone, physics has followed. Now for the first time, readers will follow Yau’s penetrating thinking on where we’ve been, and where mathematics will take us next. A fascinating exploration of a world we are only just beginning to grasp, The Shape of Inner Space will change the way we consider the universe on both its grandest and smallest scales.
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Bob Miller's Math for the Accuplacer

Author: Robert Miller,Bob Miller

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738606736

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 4193

Get a Higher Math Score on the Accuplacer with REA’s NEW Bob Miller Test Prep! If you’re one of the millions of students attending community college this year, REA has the perfect Accuplacer test prep for you - Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer. Written in a lively and unique format, Bob Miller’s Math for the Accuplacer is an excellent tool for students who have been recently admitted to college and who want to improve their math skills before taking the Accuplacer exam. The book explains math concepts in a lively, easy-to-grasp style. Each chapter includes numerous step-by-step examples and exercises. Detailed explanations of solutions help students understand and retain the material. Bob’s targeted review section covers all the math topics tested on the Accuplacer, including arithmetic (17 questions on the test), elementary algebra (12 questions on the test), and college-level math (20 questions on the test). To help you get the most out of your Accuplacer preparation, Bob has included four practice tests for each section – for a total of 12 exams. Our test-taking advice, study tips, and exam strategies will prepare you for exam day, ease your anxiety, and help you boost your score. Packed with Bob Miller’s engaging examples and practical advice, this book is a must for any student preparing for the Accuplacer! What is the Accuplacer? The Accuplacer exam is used to determine which math courses are appropriate for newly enrolled college students. It is popular in community colleges and both two- and four-year schools.
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Complexity

The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

Author: Mitchell M. Waldrop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671872346

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 9830

A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion
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Calculus Without Limits

Almost

Author: John C. Sparks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418441244

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

View: 8936

First time author Ledesma sets his adventure tale in early America. Antonios' travels and adventures carry him across two continents, Europe and America in his quest for a new life. He leaves the safety and love of his family in Italy for uncertain life in a far off land. His dreams, anxieties and fears are borne out as he encounters and conquers the harsh strange and challenging world that surrounds him. Each tantalizing adventure brings our hero closer to maturity, self-esteem and the molding of his character. He experiences love; fear and death on his long journey and witnesses the history that shaped early America. 1n 1846 he becomes an early pioneer by joining a wagon train bound for California. During the trip he experiences encounters with Indians, death, accidents and newly establishes a long lasting friendship. He wanders around California finding romance and land. He eventually starts a grape vineyard and establishes himself as a rancher, husband and father. His life in early California is entwined with such history making events as the Gold Rush, statehood, the Pony Express, building of the Transcontinental Railroad and many more historical events. Reading this heart warming young mans story will enrich the readers to understand the personal triumphs, hardships and the west's rich history
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Practice Makes Perfect Algebra II

Author: Christopher Monahan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177842X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 659

A no-nonsense, practical guide to help you improve your algebra II skills with solid instruction and plenty of practice, practice, practice Practice Makes Perfect: Algebra II presents thorough coverage of skills, such as handling decimals and fractions, functions, and linear and quadratic equations, as well as an introducing you to probability and trigonometry. Inside you will find the help you need for boosting your skills, preparing for an exam or re-introducing yourself to the subject. More than 500 exercises and answers covering all aspects of algebra will get you on your way to mastering algebra!
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Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense

A Practical Text for Critical and Creative Thinking

Author: J. Steve Miller,Cherie K Miller

Publisher: Wisdom Creek Academic

ISBN: 9780988304895

Category:

Page: 448

View: 3328

The passing of time reveals much expert opinion to be nonsense. How can we evaluate expert opinion and learn to think for ourselves? "In the midst of an information explosion, we face a wisdom deficit," notes author J. Steve Miller. This book, in a remarkably accessible and entertaining way, equips readers to think more clearly, innovate more creatively, see through the deceptions of clever advertisers and salesmen, simplify complex and convoluted arguments, manage life's decisions with more confidence, and express convictions more powerfully. This book is designed to be read by all individuals interested in learning critical and creative thinking skills. It can also be used as a text targeting high school seniors and college freshmen. An accompanying website offers free lesson plans and teaching tips.
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Science and Partial Truth

A Unitary Approach to Models and Scientific Reasoning

Author: Newton C. A. da Costa,Steven French

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 2962

In the past thirty years, two fundamental issues have emerged in the philosophy of science. One concerns the appropriate attitude we should take towards scientific theories--whether we should regard them as true or merely empirically adequate, for example. The other concerns the nature of scientific theories and models and how these might best be represented. In this ambitious book, da Costa and French bring these two issues together by arguing that theories and models should be regarded as partially rather than wholly true. They adopt a framework that sheds new light on issues to do with belief, theory acceptance, and the realism-antirealism debate. The new machinery of "partial structures" that they develop offers a new perspective from which to view the nature of scientific models and their heuristic development. Their conclusions will be of wide interest to philosophers and historians of science.
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Re-Thinking Time at the Interface of Physics and Philosophy

The Forgotten Present

Author: Albrecht von Müller,Thomas Filk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319104462

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 7938

The current volume of the Parmenides Series “On Thinking” addresses our deepest and most personal experience of the world, the experience of “the present,” from a modern perspective combining physics and philosophy. Many prominent researchers have contributed articles to the volume, in which they present models and express their opinions on and, in some cases, also their skepticism about the subject and how it may be (or may not be) addressed, as well as which aspects they consider most relevant in this context. While Einstein might have once hoped that “the present” would find its place in the theory of general relativity, in a later discussion with Carnap he expressed his disappointment that he was never able to achieve this goal. This collection of articles provides a unique overview of different modern approaches, representing not only a valuable summary for experts, but also a nearly inexhaustible source of profound and novel ideas for those who are simply interested in this question.
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Founders at Work

Stories of Startups' Early Days

Author: Jessica Livingston

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430210771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 7001

Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.
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Calculus the Easy Way

Author: Douglas Downing

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764129209

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

View: 8705

Covers derivatives, integrals, natural logarithms, exponential functions, arc lengths, surface areas, center of mass, differential equations, and partial derivatives.
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How to Ace the Rest of Calculus

The Streetwise Guide, Including MultiVariable Calculus

Author: Colin Adams,Abigail Thompson,Joel Hass

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1627798862

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 5315

The sequel to How to Ace Calculus, How to Ace the Rest of Calculus provides humorous and highly readable explanations of the key topics of second and third semester calculus-such as sequences and series, polor coordinates, and multivariable calculus-without the technical details and fine print that would be found in a formal text.
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The Black Box Society

The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

Author: Frank Pasquale

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674967100

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 7908

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with all this information? Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in.
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The Art of Profitability

Author: Adrian Slywotzky

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0759527725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2125

An extraordinarily new business slant on how companies can generate greater profits. Presented in 23 compact lessons, "The Art of Profitability" features an ongoing tutorial between two fictitious individuals.
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The Intensivist's Challenge

Aging and Career Growth in a High-Stress Medical Specialty

Author: David Crippen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319304542

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 9025

This book brings together personal narratives from critical care medicine specialists around the world. Most of these physicians started in critical care at or before the exponential increase in technological modalities to reverse or sustain organ function, have seen patient care both ways, and have worked as many as 30 years or more at the bedside. The narratives are organized around such themes as : how and why these physicians entered the discipline of critical care; what was critical care like in the beginning; how they have experienced the flood of innovations in critical care; why they decided to retire (or not); and what their retirement options have been (or not). Composed by influential critical care medicine specialists, The Intensivist’s Challenge: Aging and Career Growth in a High-Stress Medical Specialty is a valuable resource bringing together a discussion of the nature and problems of aging as they apply to physicians in a high-stress occupation, while assessing the value of clinical experience at the bedside in a world increasingly full of soulless technology.
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The New Technology Elite

How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production

Author: Vinnie Mirchandani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8250

How-to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech-savvy customers. Traditionally technology buyers, they are learning to embed technology in their products and become technology vendors. In turn, if you analyze Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and eBay, you marvel at their data centers, retail stores, application ecosystems, global supply chains, design shops. They are considered "consumer" tech but have better technology at larger scale than most enterprises. The old delineation of technology buyer and vendor is obsolete. There is a new definition for the technology elite - and you find them across industries and geographies. The 17 case studies and 4 guest columns spread through The New Technology Elite bring out the elite attributes in detail. Every organization will increasingly be benchmarked against these elite - and soon will be competing against them. Contrasts the productivity that Apple, Google and others have demonstrated in the last decade to that of the average enterprise technology group Reveals how to leverage what companies have learned from Google, Apple, Amazon.com, and Facebook to your company's advantage Designed for business practitioners, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, technology vendors, venture capitalists, IT consultants, marketing executives, and policy makers Other titles by Vinnie Mirchandani: The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations If you're looking to encourage technology innovation, look no further. The New Technology Elite provides the building blocks your company needs to become innovative through incumbent technologies.
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