The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1592574718
Cast off the curse of calculus! Students no longer have anything to fear: The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, is here. Like its predecessor, it was created with an audience of students working toward a non-science related degree in mind. A non-intimidating, easy-to-understand textbook companion, this new edition has more explanatory graphs and illustrations and double the number of practice problems. Â• First edition of this book has sold more copies than any of the other 70+ books on the subject Â• Twice as many practice problems in this second edition Â• More college students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before Â• Author is an award-winning calculus teacher praised for his ability to make this topic fun and approachable Â• His website, calculus-help.com, reaches thousands of students every month
Differential Equations Demystified
Paperback ISBN: 0071440259
A guide to differential equations. This book covers the following topics: first order equations, second order equations and higher, properties, solutions, series solutions, Fourier series and orthogonal systems, partial differential equations and boundary value problems, numerical techniques, and more.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192853619
The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?") It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.
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.
A Beautiful Mind
The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
Paperback ISBN: 0743224574
Relates how mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr., suffered a breakdown at age thirty-one and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but experienced a remission of his illness thirty years later.
Paperback ISBN: 0547247931
In a study of the mathematical modeling of humankind, a financial journalist offers a provocative study of the Numerati, an elite, global cadre of mathematicians and computer scientists, and how their analyses and predictions are transforming the way we live, work, buy, vote, and more. Reprint.
Paperback ISBN: 0764539841
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