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Calculus for the Practical Man
 Author: J. E. Thompson
 Publisher: Read Books Ltd
 ISBN: 1446547086
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 360
 View: 3990
This book on calculus is one of a series designed by the author and publisher for the reader with an interest in the meaning and simpler technique of mathematical science, and for those who wish to obtain a practical mastery of some of the more usual and directly useful branches of the science without the aid of a teacher. Like the other books in the series it is the outgrowth of the author's experience with students such as those mentioned and the demand experienced by the publisher for books which may be read as well as studied. One of the outstanding features of the book is the use of the method of rates instead of the method of limits. To the conventional teacher of mathematics, whose students work for a college degree and look toward the modern theory of functions, the author hastens to say that for their purposes the limit method is the only method which can profitably be used. To the readers contemplated in the preparation of this book, however, the notion of a limit and any method of calculation based upon it always seem artificial and not in any way connected with the familiar ideas of numbers, algebraic symbolism or natural phenomena. On the other hand, the method of rates seems a direct application of the principle which such a reader has often heard mentioned as the extension of arithmetic and algebra with which he must become acquainted before he can perform calculations which involve changing quantities. The familiarity of examples of changing quantities in everyday life also makes it a simple matter to introduce the terminology of the calculus; teachers and readers will recall the difficulty encountered in this connection in more formal treatments. The scope and range of the book are evident from the table of contents. The topics usually found in books on the calculus but not appearing here are omitted in conformity with the plan of the book as stated in the first paragraph above. An attempt has been made to approach the several parts of the subject as naturally and directly as possible, to show as clearly as possible the unity and continuity of the subject as a whole, to show what the calculus is all about and how it is used, and to present the material in as simple, straightforward and informal a style as it will permit. It is hoped thus that the book will be of the greatest interest and usefulness to the readers mentioned above.
Calculus for the Practical Man
 Author: J. E. Thompson
 Publisher: N.A
 ISBN: 1443728837
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 364
 View: 1716
CALCULUS For the Practical Man by J. E. THOMPSON. Originally published in 1931. PREFACE: THIS book on simplified calculus is one of a series designed by the author and publisher for the reader with an interest in the meaning and simpler technique of mathematical science, and for those who wish to obtain a practical mastery of some of the more usual and directly useful branches of the science without the aid of a teacher. Like the other books in the series it is the outgrowth of the author's experience with students such as those mentioned and the demand experienced by the publisher for books which may be read as well as studied. One of the outstanding features of the book is the use of the method of rates instead of the method of limits. To the conven tional teacher of mathematics, whose students work for a college degree and look toward the modern theory of functions, the author hastens to say that for their purposes the limit method is the only method which can profitably be used. To the readers contem plated in the preparation of this book, however, the notion of a limit and any method of calculation based upon it always seem artificial and not hi any way connected with the familiar ideas of numbers, algebraic symbolism or natural phenomena. On the other hand, the method of rates seems a direct application of the principle which such a reader has often heard mentioned as the extension of arithmetic and algebra with which he must become acquainted before he can perform calculations which involve changing quantities. The familiarity of examples of changing quantities in everyday life also makes it a simple matter to in troduce the terminology of the calculus; teachers and readers will recall the difficulty encountered in this connection in more formal treatments. The scope and range of the book are evident from the table of contents. The topics usually found in books on the calculus but not appearing here are omitted in conformity with the plan of the book as stated in the first paragraph above. An attempt has been made to approach the several parts of the subject as naturally and directly as possible, to show as clearly as possible the unity and continuity of the subject as a whole, to show what the calculus is all about and how it is used, and to present the material in as simple, straightforward and informal a style as it will permit. It is hoped thus that the book will be of the greatest interest and usefulness to the readers mentioned above. The first edition of this book was prepared before the other volumes of the series were written and the arrangement of the material in this volume was not the same as in the others. In this revised edition the arrangement has been changed somewhat so that it is now the same in all the volumes of the series.
Calculus for the Practical Man
 Author: J. E. Thompson
 Publisher: Thompson Press
 ISBN: 1406756725
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 360
 View: 5951
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Mathematics for the Practical Man
Explaining Simply and Quickly All the Elements of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Logarithms, Coördinate Geometry, Calculus with Answers to Problems
 Author: George Howe
 Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
 ISBN: 9781495291463
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 153
 View: 4534
A review from The Sibley Journal of Engineering, Volume 30: “Books for selfinstruction are constantly being sought. In this book mathematics, from algebra through calculus, has been treated in such a manner as to be clear to anyone. Men who wish to study a part of mathematics which they have not hitherto had, engineers who wish to refer to phases of mathematics which so easily slip from the memory, students who desire a simple reference book, will find this manual just the book for which they have been looking.”
Trigonometry for the practical man
 Author: James Edgar Thompson
 Publisher: N.A
 ISBN: N.A
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 224
 View: 3764
Mathematics for the practical man
explaining simply and quickly all the elements of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, logarithms, coördinate geometry, calculus
 Author: George Howe
 Publisher: N.A
 ISBN: N.A
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 153
 View: 632
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
 Author: Richard P. Feynman
 Publisher: Basic Books
 ISBN: 0465013120
 Category: Science
 Page: 300
 View: 7020
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wideranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in sciencea life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.
How Not to be Wrong
The Power of Mathematical Thinking
 Author: Jordan Ellenberg
 Publisher: Penguin
 ISBN: 0143127535
 Category: Business & Economics
 Page: 480
 View: 1078
"Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hardwon insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"
An Imaginary Tale
The Story of √1
 Author: Paul J. Nahin
 Publisher: Princeton University Press
 ISBN: 9781400833894
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 296
 View: 5749
Today complex numbers have such widespread practical usefrom electrical engineering to aeronauticsthat few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and enigma. In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000yearold history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i. He recreates the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up, and the colorful characters who tried to solve them. In 1878, when two brothers stole a mathematical papyrus from the ancient Egyptian burial site in the Valley of Kings, they led scholars to the earliest known occurrence of the square root of a negative number. The papyrus offered a specific numerical example of how to calculate the volume of a truncated square pyramid, which implied the need for i. In the first century, the mathematicianengineer Heron of Alexandria encountered I in a separate project, but fudged the arithmetic; medieval mathematicians stumbled upon the concept while grappling with the meaning of negative numbers, but dismissed their square roots as nonsense. By the time of Descartes, a theoretical use for these elusive square rootsnow called "imaginary numbers"was suspected, but efforts to solve them led to intense, bitter debates. The notorious i finally won acceptance and was put to use in complex analysis and theoretical physics in Napoleonic times. Addressing readers with both a general and scholarly interest in mathematics, Nahin weaves into this narrative entertaining historical facts and mathematical discussions, including the application of complex numbers and functions to important problems, such as Kepler's laws of planetary motion and ac electrical circuits. This book can be read as an engaging history, almost a biography, of one of the most evasive and pervasive "numbers" in all of mathematics. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Mathematics for Degree Students (For B.Sc. First Year)
 Author: Mittal P.K.
 Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
 ISBN: 8121932408
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 422
 View: 8452
Algebra >Functions And Relations >Congruence Of Integers >Some Special Types Of Matrices >Elementary Operations And Inverse Of A Matrix >Linear Dependance Of Vectors >Rank Of A Matrix >Linear Equations >Characteristic Roots Of Vectors >Theory Of Equations
Calculus Made Easy
 Author: Silvanus P. Thompson,Martin Gardner
 Publisher: St. Martin's Press
 ISBN: 1466866357
 Category: Study Aids
 Page: 336
 View: 5309
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader.
Mathematics for the Practical Man  Explaining Simply and Quickly All the Elements of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Logarithms, Cooíördinate Geometry, Calculus with Answers to Problems
 Author: George Howe
 Publisher: Lulu.com
 ISBN: 035907765X
 Category:
 Page: 160
 View: 8104
Books for selfinstruction are constantly being sought. In this book mathematics, from algebra through calculus, has been treated in such a manner as to be clear to anyone. Men who wish to study a part of mathematics which they have not hitherto had, engineers who wish to refer to phases of mathematics which so easily slip from the memory, students who desire a simple reference book, will find this manual just the book for which they have been looking.
Everyday Calculus
Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us
 Author: Oscar E. Fernandez
 Publisher: Princeton University Press
 ISBN: 1400885663
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 168
 View: 4757
Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of tenpound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun and accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful—determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance—and fascinating—exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. The book features a new preface that alerts readers to new interactive online content, including demonstrations linked to specific figures in the book as well as an online supplement. Whether you're new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus will convince even diehard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.
Calculus For Dummies
 Author: Mark Ryan
 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
 ISBN: 1119297435
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 384
 View: 5744
Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293491) was previously published as Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791295). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Slay the calculus monster with this userfriendly guide Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes calculus manageable—even if you're one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This userfriendly math book leads you stepbystep through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English instead of mathspeak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you'll soon learn that reallife calculus isn't nearly the monster it's made out to be. Calculus is a required course for many college majors, and for students without a strong math foundation, it can be a real barrier to graduation. Breaking that barrier down means recognizing calculus for what it is—simply a tool for studying the ways in which variables interact. It's the logical extension of the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry you've already taken, and Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition proves that if you can master those classes, you can tackle calculus and win. Includes foundations in algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus concepts Explores sequences, series, and graphing common functions Instructs you how to approximate area with integration Features things to remember, things to forget, and things you can't get away with Stop fearing calculus, and learn to embrace the challenge. With this comprehensive study guide, you'll gain the skills and confidence that make all the difference. Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a roadmap for success, and the backup you need to get there.
How to win friends & influence people
 Author: Dale Carnegie
 Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
 ISBN: 9352613937
 Category: SelfHelp
 Page: 224
 View: 6304

Leonhard Euler
Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment
 Author: Ronald S. Calinger
 Publisher: Princeton University Press
 ISBN: 1400866634
 Category: Biography & Autobiography
 Page: 696
 View: 6781
This is the first fullscale biography of Leonhard Euler (1707–83), one of the greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists of all time. In this comprehensive and authoritative account, Ronald Calinger connects the story of Euler's eventful life to the astonishing achievements that place him in the company of Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss. Drawing chiefly on Euler’s massive published works and correspondence, which fill more than eighty volumes so far, this biography sets Euler’s work in its multilayered context—personal, intellectual, institutional, political, cultural, religious, and social. It is a story of nearly incessant accomplishment, from Euler’s fundamental contributions to almost every area of pure and applied mathematics—especially calculus, number theory, notation, optics, and celestial, rational, and fluid mechanics—to his advancements in shipbuilding, telescopes, ballistics, cartography, chronology, and music theory. The narrative takes the reader from Euler’s childhood and education in Basel through his first period in St. Petersburg, 1727–41, where he gained a European reputation by solving the Basel problem and systematically developing analytical mechanics. Invited to Berlin by Frederick II, Euler published his famous Introductio in analysin infinitorum, devised continuum mechanics, and proposed a pulse theory of light. Returning to St. Petersburg in 1766, he created the analytical calculus of variations, developed the most precise lunar theory of the time that supported Newton’s dynamics, and published the bestselling Letters to a German Princess—all despite eye problems that ended in neartotal blindness. In telling the remarkable story of Euler and how his achievements brought panEuropean distinction to the Petersburg and Berlin academies of sciences, the book also demonstrates with new depth and detail the central role of mathematics in the Enlightenment. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
The Mathematical Analysis of Logic
Being an Essay Towards a Calculus of Deductive Reasoning
 Author: George Boole
 Publisher: Cambridge University Press
 ISBN: 1108001017
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 92
 View: 1572
In The Mathematical Analysis of Logic, mathematician George Boole persuasively argues that logic should be aligned with mathematics, not philosophy.
In Pursuit of the Unknown
17 Equations That Changed the World
 Author: Ian Stewart
 Publisher: Basic Books
 ISBN: 0465029744
 Category: Mathematics
 Page: 360
 View: 7011
In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart—but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents—from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity—within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted.