This text offers a straightforward, nuts and bolts, introduction to statistics. The explanations are clear and simple and minimise calculations where possible. A diverse range of applications and examples are presented to make the materials appealing to a wide range of students. The Seventh Edition features many new problems, more real data based examples and exercises, and fuller integration of computer and calculator tools. *NEW - The problem sets have been extensively revised. *NEW - Increased use of technology. *Using Technology: the Graphing Calculator boxes appear throughout the book. *A new Appendix, TI-83 Tips, provides additional help in using the graphing calculator. *Minitab output screens are set off in Using Technology: Minitab boxes and are referenced in the examples. *Review Sections are presented at three chapter intervals throughout the book identified with a pale blue screen. *Representative problems within each exercise set are denoted as being Practice Exercises. Fully worked out solutions to these problems are presented at the end of each chapter in the Solutions to Practice Exercises section.
Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction -- charmingly illustrated by author -- describes the journeys of A. Square and his adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions). A. Square also entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions -- a revolutionary idea for which he is banished from Spaceland.
Calculus is a required, 3-semester course for all hard science majors such as mathematics, engineering, physics, statistics, computer science, and chemistry. One or more semesters of calculus are required for a number of other majors. The course can take many forms, but the following are the most common: Single Variable Calculus: This is usually a two-semester course that does not cover multivariable material. Multivariable Calculus - Calculus III. This may be taught as a separate course in which a different book is used. Once again, this course is largely for math, science, and engineering majors.
Features a collection of reference tables broken into the following categories: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Discrete/Linear, Statistics, and Calculus. The site is also available for download so that it can be used offline.
Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Aristotle, Eudoxus, and Archimedes. The infinitely large (infinite) isintimately related to the infinitely small (infinitesimal). Cosmologists consider sweeping questions about whether space and time are infinite. Philosophers and mathematicians ranging from Zeno to Russell have posed numerous paradoxes about infinity and infinitesimals. Many vital areas ofmathematics rest upon some version of infinity.
A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos. In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end.
Wouldn't it be great if all school teachers (from kindergarten through high school) would share the joy of mathematics with their students, rather than focus only on the prescribed curriculum that will subsequently be tested? This book promises to help teachers and all readers do just that by revealing some wonders of mathematics often missing from classrooms. Here's your chance to catch up with the math gems you may have missed in your school years.