"A wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas." -- Information Technology & Learning.
While the beauty of mathematics is often discussed, the aesthetic appeal of the discipline is seldom demonstrated as clearly as in this intriguing journey into the realms where art and mathematics merge. Aimed at a wide range of ages and abilities, this engrossing book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics.
Compass construction is an extremely ancient art, requiring no special skills other than the care it takes to place a compass point accurately. For the computer graphics part of the present work, however, readers will need some familiarity with basic high school mathematics-mainly algebra and trigonometry. Still, much of the book can be enjoyed even by "mathophobes," for it is about lines and circles and how to put them together to make various patterns, both abstract and natural.
One hundred and six full-page drawings, ranging from totally abstract to somewhat pictorial, demonstrate the possibilities of mathematical drawing and serve as inspiration to readers to carry out their own creative investigations. Among the illustrations are such intriguing configurationsas a five-point egg, golden ratio, 17-gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, Durer's pentagons, pentasnow, turtle geometry, and many more. In guiding students toward the comprehension and creation of such figures, the author explains helpful basic principles (of number, length and angle) as well as reviewing relevant fundamentals of trigonometry. In addition, he has provided numerous useful exercises (with answers} at the ends of the chapters, together with recommended further reading, detailed in the bibliography. 211 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography. Index.
Master Oracle CRM On Demand
Foster long-term customer relationships and accelerate productivity using the proven strategies and best practices in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle CRM On Demand Deployment Guide shows how to set up, customize, and manage a dynamic software-as-a-service solution across your enterprise. Develop implementation plans, maximize user adoption, build applets and portals, integrate Web 2.0 features, and use analytics dashboards. The latest design, tuning, and data security techniques are also covered in this practical resource.
- Establish business objectives, project requirements, and key success metrics
- Staff an implementation team and develop effective rollout plans
- Configure, deploy, and administer Oracle CRM On Demand
- Manage users and restrict access using roles and privileges
- Customize sales, marketing, and service processes with the object model
- Embed external content and URLs using the web services API
- Distribute real-time BI using dashboards and advanced reporting tools
- Incorporate web tabs, mashups, Google services, and RSS feeds
- Use workflow to automate business process management
Whether you're new to Microsoft Office or updating from older versions, this is the perfect resource to get you quickly up to speed on Office 2010. Every application is covered, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Full-color screenshots and numbered steps clearly explain dozens of features and functions-while quick shortcuts, tips, and tricks help you save time and boost productivity. You'll also find great new ways to access and use some Office apps right from the Web.
- Walks you through dozens of new features and functions of Microsoft Office 2010
- Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher
- Uses straightforward descriptions and explanations, full-color screenshots, and easy-to-follow numbered steps to help you glean what you need, fast
- Boosts your productivity with shortcuts, tips, and tricks that help you work smarter and faster
Put Office 2010 to work for you in no time with the invaluable quick tips in Office 2010 Visual Quick Tips.
Always wanted to learn how to draw? Now's your chance.Kean University Teacher of the Year Robin Landa has cleverly disguised an entire college-level course on drawing in this fun, hands-on, begging-to-be-drawn-in sketchbook. Even if you're one of the four people on this planet who have never picked up a pencil before, you will learn how to transform your doodles into realistic drawings that actually resemble what you're picturing in your head. In this book, you will learn how to use all of the formal elements of drawing-line, shape, value, color, pattern, and texture-to create well-composed still lifes, landscapes, human figures, and faces. Keep your pencils handy while you're reading because you're going to get plenty of drawing breaks- and you can do most of them right in the book while the techniques are fresh in your mind. To keep you inspired, Landa breaks up the step-by-step instruction with drawing suggestions and examples from a host of creative contributors including designers Stefan G. Bucher and Jennifer Sterling, artist Greg Lesh , illustrator Mary Ann Smith, animator Hsinping Pan, and more.
If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry--the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing--this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more.
- Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions
- Melds the hottest new trend in the industry--developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud--with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions
- Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs
- Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more
SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.
Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 220 key Mambo techniques, including:
* Installing and configuring Mambo
* Changing time and language settings
* Editing the CSS file for a template
* Managing site users
* Creating sections and categories
* Linking a Content Item to a menu
* Adding images and media to Mambo
* Using Modules to embed content and links
* Installing features manually or automatically
* Working with Mambots
"I've read a number of your programming books, and they've really helped me with the basics so that I can understand the course materials in my classes a lot better. I'm a strong visual learner. You really know how to get people addicted to learning "
-Helen Lee, (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
* High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
* "Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips
Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want to concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this book is for you.
These hands-on exercises teach you to start creating Flash animations and interactive files with little effort. You'll learn to create vector animations using a wide variety of drawing tools and Timeline effects, and add interactivity and dynamic content to your projects by using ActionScript 2, Components, and the Behaviors panel. You'll also learn how to import bitmaps, sounds, and video to make your Flash projects more engaging, and find extensive coverage of the new Flash 8 features: the improved text tool, new text rendering engine, new graphic filters, and more.
Complete with insider tips, illustrated with detailed graphics, and accompanied by a CD loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime movies, this book ensures you'll master key features of Flash 8 in no time.
Dreamweaver is the leading website creation tool, with 90 percent of the market share. The nine minibooks that make up this guide cover getting started with Dreamweaver CS5, creating and publishing great sites, making pages dynamic, building web applications, and much more, including all the upgrades in Dreamweaver CS5.
- Dreamweaver is the gold standard for website development software; this complete reference covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to make the most of Dreamweaver CS5 and create professional-quality sites
- Nine minibooks cover getting started, mastering Dreamweaver basics, working like a pro, energizing your site, publishing your site, working collaboratively, building Web applications, making pages dynamic, and developing applications rapidly
Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies gives web designers essential information for creating, managing, and maintaining all types of websites.
The Unreal game engine is a versatile system that has been used to power a variety of best-selling video games. In The Unreal Game Engine, environment artist Andrew Finch looks at how to create game levels using the free Unreal Development Kit, from modeling the environment and building objects to adding those objects to the scene, texturing, and lighting. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a level designer, then look no further
Andrew Finch works for Codemasters games studio as an environment artist and his credits include F1 2012 and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron.
Presentation Zen will help presenters see the process in a way that is different, simpler, more visual, more natural, more effective, and ultimately far more meaningful. Presentations are generally poor because their creators have learned bad habits and lack awareness and knowledge about what makes for a great presentation (and what does not). This book aims to help people break out of the rut of making typical PowerPoint presentations. This book provides an equal dose of inspiration and education. The content focuses on helping readers become (1) more aware, (2) more knowledgeable, and (3) more inspired. Presentation Zen is a provocative mix of illumination, education, and guidance. What may seem like common sense regarding presentations is not common practice. Presentation Zen is an approach to presentations that is appropriate for our age, an age in which design thinking, storytelling and so-called right-brain thinking are crucial. Those who are talented communicators and skilled in design and storytelling are increasingly in demand.Balancing the principles of design, the tenets of Zen simplicity, multimedia and cognitive learning theory, along with practical advice from the fie