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A History of Pi
A History of Pi
Hardcover      ISBN: 0880294183
Algebra Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
Algebra Demystified
A Self-Teaching Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0071389938
Presents the basic principles of algebra through examples and sample problems, covers fractions through quadratic equations, and supplies answers for practice tests.
Statistics for Dummies
Statistics for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764554239
In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is data, as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that . . .” and “The data bear this out. . . .” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you ca

    Determine the odd
  • Calculate a standard scor
  • Find the margin of erro
  • Recognize the impact of poll
  • Establish criteria for a good surve
  • Make informed decisions about experiment

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways

    Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations
  • Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems
  • Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?”

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe

Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Statistics
A Graphic Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1848310560
From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.
Cliffsquickreview Precalculus
Cliffsquickreview Precalculus
Paperback      ISBN: 0764539841
CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. You're sure to get a firm grip on core concepts and key material and be ready for the test with this guide at your side. Whether you're new to functions, analytic geometry, and matrices or just brushing up on those topics, CliffsQuickReview Precalculus can help. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle other concepts in this book such as - Arithmetic and algebraic skills - Functions and their graphs - Polynomials, including binomial expansion - Right and oblique angle trigonometry - Equations and graphs of conic sections - Matrices and their application to systems of equations CliffsQuickReview Precalculus acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can either read the book from cover to cover or just look for the information you want and put it back on the shelf for later. What's more, you can - Use the free Pocket Guide full of essential information - Get a glimpse of what you’ll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter - Use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know - Test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center - Use the glossary to find key terms fast. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.
Painless Pre-Algebra
Painless Pre-Algebra
Paperback      ISBN: 0764145886
(back cover) Really. This won't hurt at all . . . The thought of having to learn pre-algebra once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more! THE PAIN VANISHES WHEN YOU TRANSFORM PRE-ALGEBRA INTO FUN-- - Learn how to solve fun number puzzles by using simple math rules - See how understanding pre-algebra will help you figure out practical problems in everyday life - Discover painless methods for learning to solve equations - Test your learning progress with fun quizzes and "Brain Ticklers" And take advantage of Barron's FREE Painless Pre-Algebra app FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled
Algebra Survival Guide
A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled
Paperback      ISBN: 0965911381
Presents questions and answers covering the fundamentals of algebra along with step-by-step instructions for solving algebraic operations and a variety of practice problems.
Is God a Mathematician?
Is God a Mathematician?
Hardcover      ISBN: 074329405x
Explores the plausibility of mathematical answers to puzzles in the physical world, in an accessible exploration of the lives and thoughts of such figures as Archimedes, Galileo, and Newton.
Arithmetic And Algebra...Again
Arithmetic And Algebra...Again
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071435336
The bestselling guide updated and expanded for today's mathphobes Written by two pioneers of the concept of math anxiety and how to overcome it, Arithmetic and Algebra Again has helped tens of thousands of people conquer their irrational fear of math. This revised and expanded second edition of the perennial bestseller: - Features the latest techniques for breaking through common anxieties about numbers - Takes a real-world approach that lets mathphobes learn the math they need as they need it - Covers all key math areas--from whole numbers and fractions to basic algebra - Features a section on practical math for banking, mortgages, interest, and statistics and probability - Includes a new section on the graphing calculator, a chapter on the metric system, a section on word problems, and all updated exercises
Conquering Statistics
Conquering Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 0738204951
Take the first step toward a whole new world of statistical prowess with this delightful, easy-to-follow guide.