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Practice Makes Perfect: Statistics
Practice Makes Perfect: Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 0071638180
A no-nonsense practical guide to statistics, providing concise summaries, clear model examples, and plenty of practice, making this workbook the ideal complement to class study or self-study, preparation for exams or a brush-up on rusty skills. About the Book Established as a successful practical workbook series with over 20 titles in the language learning category, Practice Makes Perfect now provides the same clear, concise approach and extensive exercises to key fields within mathematics.The key to the Practice Makes Perfect series is the extensive exercises that provide learners with all the practice they need for mastery. - Not focused on any particular test or exam, but complementary to most statistics curricula - Deliberately all-encompassing approach: international perspective and balance between traditional and newer approaches. - Large trim allows clear presentation of worked problems, exercises, and explained answers. Features - No-nonsense approach: provides clear presentation of content. - Over 500 exercises and answers covering all aspects of statistics - Successful series: "Practice Makes Perfect" has sales of 1,000,000 copies in the language category – now applied to mathematics - Workbook is not exam specific, yet it provides thorough coverage of the statistics skills required in most math tests.
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.
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
The Nothing That Is
A Natural History of Zero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195128427
The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0809058405
Examines the nation's burgeoning inability to deal rationally with very large numbers, assesses the impact on government policymaking and everyday life, and shows what can be done about this.
Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Mathematics
A Graphic Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1848312970
Introducing Mathematics traces the story of mathematics from the ancient world to modern times, describing the great discoveries and providing an accessible introduction to topics such as algebra and chaos theory.
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

The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
The Calculus Diaries
How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Paperback      ISBN: 0143117378
Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.
Algebra I Workbook for Dummies
Algebra I Workbook for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1118049225
From signed numbers to story problems — calculate equations with ease Practice is the key to improving your algebra skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of algebra problems you'll encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, this workbook shows you how to work with fractions, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, and more! 100s of problems! Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanations Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocols Focused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessons - Practice on hundreds of Algebra I problems - Review key concepts and formulas - Get complete answer explanations for all problems
Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Taming the Infinite
The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 1847247687
From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development - from the first number systems to chaos theory - and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever.
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.