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Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
Amir D. Aczel
0760777780
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the late 19th century, a brilliant mathematician languished in an asylum. His greatest accomplishment, the result of a series of leaps of insight, was his pioneering understanding of the nature of infinity. This is the story of Georg Cantor: how he came to his theories and the reverberations of his work, the consequences of which shape our world. Cantor's theory of the infinite is famous for its many seeming contradictions: for example, we can prove there are as many points on a line one inch long as on a line one mile long; we can also prove that in all time there are as many years as there are days. According to Cantor, infinite sets are equal. The mind-twisting, deeply philosophical work of Cantor has its roots in ancient Greek mathematics and Jewish numerology as found in the mystical work known as the...


Practical Research : Planning and Design (8th Edition)
Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
0131108956
February 26, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an “understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself” manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.

The...


Mathematical Methods for Physicists
George B. Arfken
0120598760
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"As to a comparison with other books of the same ilk, well, in all honesty, there are none. No other text on methods of mathematical physics is as comprehensive and as complete...I encourage the students to keep their copies as they will need it and will find it an invaluable reference resource in later studies and research."
- Tristan Hubsch, Howard University

Book Description
This best-selling title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition.

* Updates the leading graduate-level text in mathematical physics
* Provides...


Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry (2nd edition) (Thin Book Series)
Sue Annis Hammond
0966537319
November 1998
Paperback
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OD Practitioner, Vol 29, No. 2. 1997
"The Thin Book provides both the practitioner and the seasoned professional with concepts, images, structure, key processes and language in examples and a layout that is easy to read and discuss."

Book Description
An Easy To Read Introduction To The Theory Of Change Management That Focuses On What Works. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title

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The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Mario Livio
0767908163
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Most readers will have at least dim memories from geometry class of the irrational number pi. Theoretical astrophysicist Livio gives pi's overlooked cousin phi its due with this lively account, the first on the subject written for the layperson. Phi is the golden ratio of antiquity (1.6180339887), a never-ending number so lauded for its harmonious qualities that in the 16th century it was dubbed the divine proportion. It is related to phenomena as diverse as the petal arrangements of roses, the breeding patterns of rabbits and the shape of our galaxy. Phi is also claimed to have been crucial in the design of the Great Pyramids, the composition of the Mona Lisa and the construction of Stradivarius violins. Livio (The Accelerating Universe) carefully investigates these and other claims and does not hesitate to...


Essays and Term Papers (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636448
September 2002
Paperback
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Hierarchical Linear Models : Applications and Data Analysis Methods (Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences)
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Anthony S., Ed.D. Bryk
076191904X
December 19, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Short Book Reviews- Publication of the International Statistical Institute : "The text is authoritative, well laid out, and extremely readable. For the target audience, this book is highly recommended."
Zentralblat : "This book is very well written and the applied part is well balanced with technical details. I think that it will be useful not only for social and behavioral researchers but also for applied statisticians, practitioners and students analyzing data with hierarchical-type structures"
Robert G. Jones Personnel Psychology Book Review Section : "The book is clearly written, well organized, and addresses an important topic. I would recommend this book to the readers of Personnel Psychology. If you want to learn more about these techniques, the new advances, the controversial points, potential...


Fundamental Concepts in the Design of Experiments
Charles R. Hicks
0195122739
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Fundamental Concepts in the Design of Experiments, 5/e offers comprehensive coverage of the key elements of experimental design used by applied researchers to solve problems in the field. Wide-ranging and accessible, it shows students how to use applied statistics for planning, running, and
analyzing experiments. Featuring over 350 problems taken from the authors' actual industrial consulting experiences, the text gives students valuable practice with real data and problem solving. The problems emphasize the basic philosophy of design and are simple enough for students with limited
mathematical backgrounds to understand. The authors provide extensive coverage of the analysis of residuals, the concept of resolution in fractional replications, Plackett-Burman designs, and Taguchi techniques. SAS (Statistical...


Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805802835
January 15, 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.

Book Info
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.


Recent Advances in Descriptive Multivariate Analysis
Wojtek J. Krzanowski
0198522851
Aug 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book provides a state of the art summary on the general theme of descriptive multivariate analysis. It consists of a collection of commissioned, edited articles by an international group of leading researchers: Phipps Arabie (Rutgers University) writes on "Clustering from the Perspective
of Combinatorial Data Analysis". Bernard Flury (Indiana University) includes some highly novel and previously unpublished work in "Principal Component Models for Patterned Covariance Matrices". David Edwards' (University of Novi Nordisk, Denmark) "Graphical Modelling" and the chapter on
"Convergent Computation" provide thorough and useful surveys of recent research not available in other texts on multivariate analysis. Other contributions include James Ramsay (McGill University, Montreal); Clause Wiehs (CIBA-GEIGY,...


Reading Statistics and Research (with Research Navigator)
Schuyler W. Huck
0205380816
June 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This text shows students and consumers of research how to read, understand, and critically evaluate the statistical information and research results contained in technical research reports. The text also provides applied researchers with advice on how to analyze their own data and summarize their empirical findings. Students in education and other disciplines need to learn how to interpret and use statistics and research, but often they do not have a way to begin this process. This text clearly and methodically presents basic statistical and research concepts and illustrates how to employ them in making sound educational decisions. Excerpts from more than 500 recent research articles are presented, analyzed and discussed to illustrate concepts while numerous cases, terms and review questions help guide the...


Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
0195152964
March 27, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.

Book Info
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.


Introduction to Metric and Topological Spaces
Wilson A. Sutherland
0198531613
Nov 1975
Paperback
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Meta Math!: The Quest for Omega
Gregory Chaitin
0375423133
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Note the exclamation point: Chaitin is on fire about math and is unable to restrain his enthusiasm. No mere number cruncher, he is renowned for finding another proof of Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem and another for Alan Turing's "halting problem" in computation. Chaitin explains these two achievements here, in prose that is difficult for general readers to follow, but the spirit he brings to his subject will be apparent to all. Chaitin radiates his zeal like a preacher seeking converts. His asides often directly speak to students who might want to become professional mathematicians, stoking their fire, for example, with the vulnerability of even ancient theorems to new analysis (he sketches two ways, in addition to Euclid's, to prove the infinity of prime numbers). Chaitin's freewheeling expressions of mathematical...


Evolutionary Analysis, Third Edition
Scott Freeman, Jon Herron
0131018590
July 15, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book presents evolution as a process, emphasizing the interplay between theory, observation, testing, and interpretation. The book conveys the excitement and logic of evolutionary science through the use of real-world applications. For anyone interested in the dynamic study of evolution.

From the Inside Flap
Preface The aims and audience of Evolutionary Analysis have not changed from the first edition to the second. Our goal is still to help students learn how to think like evolutionary biologists. The presentation is intended for undergraduates who are majoring in the biological sciences in preparation for careers in medicine, conservation, education, science journalism, or research. We assume that our readers have finished their introductory coursework and are...


The Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function
D. R. Heath-Brown
0198533691
Feb 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
The Riemann zeta-function embodies both additive and multiplicative structures in a single function, making it our most important tool in the study of prime numbers. This volume studies all aspects of the theory, starting from first principles and probing the function's own challenging theory,
with the famous and still unsolved "Riemann hypothesis" at its heart. The second edition has been revised to include descriptions of work done in the last forty years and is updated with many additional references; it will provide stimulating reading for postgraduates and workers in analytic number
theory and classical analysis.


Everything You Need to Know About: Math Homework
Kate Kelly
043962522X
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Who invented numbers? What are prime numbers? How do you do long division? How do you calculate percentages? If your child is asking for help with these questions, and you're feeling a little rusty, this is the perfect book to have on hand--for yourself and your inquisitive fourth- to sixth-grader. Colorful and accessible, this clear guide defines math terms and concepts with both visual and written description. For example, authors Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly describe a fraction as "one or more parts of a whole or a set," and they also offer the image of a necklace of beads to show how each bead is part of a set. The book is divided into the following sections: "Numbers and Number Systems" (ancient number systems, the decimal system); "Basic Math Functions" (math symbols, addition and subtraction, multiplication and...


Discovering Statistics Using SPSS
Andy Field
0761944524
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Get the Statistics Book That's Sweeping the Nation!Appropriate for All Levels--Undergraduate to Doctorate Programs in Every Discipline!This new edition of Field's bestselling textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully compliant with the latest release of SPSS (version 13). Key updates in Second Edition: - More coverage with completely new material on non-parametric statistics,...


Encyclopedia of Biostatistics : 8-Volume Set
Peter Armitage (Editor), Theodore Colton (Editor)
047084907X
April 18, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Although the editors admit that comprehensive coverage is impossible, they have made a masterful attempt to achieve it. Over 300 articles have been revised…with 120 additional articles…highly recommended." (CHOICE, November 2005)

Book Description
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics proved an outstanding achievement in scientific publishing. A truly international work, its coverage ranges through statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, healthcare professionals and practising statisticians.

Wiley is now pleased to announce the Second Edition of this landmark reference work publishing in February 2005.  Drawing on the expertise of the original editorial team the new edition will be revised and expanded to provide, in...



A Course in Group Theory
John Humphreys
0198534590
July 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The classification of the finite simple groups is one of the major intellectual achievements of this century, but it remains almost completely unknown outside of the mathematics community. This introduction to group theory is also an attempt to make this important work better known.
Emphasizing classification themes throughout, the book gives a clear and comprehensive introduction to groups and covers all topics likely to be encountered in an undergraduate course. Introductory chapters explain the concepts of group, subgroup and normal subgroup, and quotient group. The
homomorphism and isomorphism theorems are explained, along with an introduction to G-sets. Subsequent chapters deal with finite abelian groups, the Jordan-Holder theorem, soluble groups, p-groups, and group extensions. The numerous worked examples...


Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics : Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and Water Management (International Hydrology Series)
M. Bonell (Editor), L. A. Bruijnzeel (Editor)
0521829534
January 13, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
'Bonell and Bruijnzeel completed a challenging and commendable achievement in organizing these well-researched reviews on forests, water, and people of the humid tropics. The book will serve for many policy makers, managers, and scientists as a desk reference, and fit in alongside other classic publications of the Cambridge University Press International Hydrology Series. ... the book is a great resource, providing a collection of up-to-date reviews on watershed management in tropical forests.' Hydrological Processes
'... an up-to-date, rich compendium of papers: 9 on hydrological process in undisturbed forests; 8 dealing with forest disturbance, conversion and recovery; and 8 describing methods for detecting and evaluating effects of land use change.' European Tropical forest Research Network News

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Differentiating Math Instruction: Strategies That Work for K-8 Classrooms!
William N. Bender
0761931481
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn to differentiate instruction using practices that boost math mastery for all students! Leverage each student’s unique abilities with this comprehensive guide to differentiating math instruction. The latest studies and classroom-tested best practices have been mined and are now presented in an easy-access, time-saving format that spans lesson planning through implementation. Teachers continue to struggle with the reality that math performance varies widely from student to student, and the tactics that seem to work with one group may not fit with another. Now in one practical guide, teachers have a wealth of critical strategies at their fingertips that will help them differentiate instruction to raise student achievement in their classrooms. New and seasoned educators alike will be quick to put the following...


Operator Spaces
Edward G. Effros
0198534825
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Operator space theory provides a synthesis of Banach space theory with the non-commuting 'quantum' variables of operator algebra theory, and it has led to exciting new approaches in both disciplines. The authors begin by giving completely elementary proofs of the basic representation theorems
for abstract operator spaces and their mappings. This is followed by a discussion of tensor products and the analogue of Grothendieck's approximation property. In the next section, the operator space analogues of the nuclear, integral and absolutely summing mappings are discussed. In what is
perhaps the deepest part of the book, the authors present the remarkable 'non-classical' phenomena that occur when one considers local reflexivity and exactness for operator spaces. They have included the recent proof that, in...


Borel's Methods of Summability
Watson Shawyer
0198535856
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Borel's methods of summability--transformations of one series of numbers to another--are fundamental to a whole class of sequences to function methods. Conceived at the beginning of the 20th century, they have been increasingly applied to exciting new problems in theoretical physics.
Comprehensive and rigorous, this book offers an outstanding overview of the subject. It will be sought after by students and researchers in number theory.

Book Info
Provides a historical overview of summability methods in general and generalizations of Borel's methods.


Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
0812975219
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
If the prescriptions for getting rich that are outlined in books such as The Millionaire Next Door and Rich Dad Poor Dad are successful enough to make the books bestsellers, then one must ask, Why aren't there more millionaires? In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professional trader and mathematics professor, examines what randomness means in business and in life and why human beings are so prone to mistake dumb luck for consummate skill. This eccentric and highly personal exploration of the nature of randomness meanders from the court of Croesus and trading rooms in New York and London to Russian roulette, Monte Carlo engines, and the philosophy of Karl Popper. Part of what makes this book so good is Taleb's ability to make seemingly arcane mathematical concepts (at least to this reviewer) entirely relevant...


Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
Michael Quinn Patton
0761919716
October 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Organizational Research Methods : "Paton has a distinguished career as an evaluation researcher and his experience in applying the tools of qualitative research to address the questions and concerns of those in the world of practice come through clearly… a gem of a discussion of sampling strategies in qualitative research that is useful not only to prospective researchers but also to more seasoned ones. It is the most complete and carefully reasoned consideration of sampling in qualitative research that I have encountered"

Review
"Paton has a distinguished career as an evaluation researcher and his experience in applying the tools of qualitative research to address the questions and concerns of those in the world of practice come through clearly… a gem of a discussion of...


What Counts: How Every Brain Is Hardwired for Math
Brian Butterworth
0641676131

Hardcover
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Flowcharts: Plain & Simple: Learning & Application Guide
Joiner Associates
1884731031
July 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Flowcharts teaches how to create and compare different flowcharts that outline the sequence of steps in a process. The information is presented in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner through a series of exercises and case studies. Users of Plain & Simple Series learn how to select the right tool for the task at hand, collect the right data, interpret the data, and take appropriate action based on their findings.


An Introduction to Quantum Theory
Keith Hannabuss
0198537948
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book provides an introduction to quantum theory, primarily for mathematics students. It assumes a knowledge of basic algebra and elementary group theory, with little or no familiarity with more advanced topics. Although it takes a traditional approach, the book exploits ideas of linear
algebra and points out some of the mathematical subtleties of the theory. It also covers such topics as Bell's inequalities and coherent and squeezed states, and introduces group representation theory, algebraic quantum theory, and quantum statistical mechanics. Later chapters discuss relativistic
wave equations and elementary particle symmetries from a group-theoretical standpoint.

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