Science

Maths Skills for Advanced Sciences

Author: Ken Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199147403

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 6307

Maths Skills for Advanced Sciences has been specially written to support students by providing clear guidance on the mathematical concepts contained in advanced level science courses. It covers the mathematical requirements of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses. It is an ideal volume for students embarking on supplementary science courses at this level and for those studying Technology, Electronics, and the various different Biological Sciences. Maths Skills for Advanced Sciences also revisits and revises the necessary mathematical skills studied typically at GCSE, IGCSE, Standard Grade, and overseas O-level prior to taking up advanced level studies. The presentation style is diagrammatic. The examples sympathetically demonstrate and explain the underlying mathematical principles, whilst firmly setting them in the context of the sciences they support.
Business & Economics

Frontiers in Development Policy

A Primer on Emerging Issues

Author: Shahid Yusuf,Breda Griffith,Rwitwika Bhattacharya

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821387855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 6789

The global crisis of 2008-09 has brought to the forefront a plethora of economic and political policy issues. There is a re-opening of discussion on basic economic concepts, appropriate framework for analysis, role of private and public sectors in the economy, structural transformation of economies, human development and managing of growing risks and crises. The purpose of this book has been to bring home the inter-linkages in various parts of the economy and the need for practical policy making to reach development goals while being aware of the instabilities, complexities and downside risks inherent in the nature of a an economy operating in a globalized world. Thematically, this book focuses on two core types of policy: policies that promote strong, sustainable and inclusive growth in low income and middle income developing countries and new and emerging policies that necessitates a discussion amongst policy makers and practitioners. Throughout the book, the authors provide insight in to the different types of policy approaches that can be taken to help the economy grow. Ultimately the book looks to foster discussion amongst policy makers on growth and development.
Mathematics

Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers

Author: John R. Fanchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791547

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

View: 2401

Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and special integrals Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition is specifically designed as a self-study guide to help busy professionals and students in science and engineering quickly refresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobs and advance their careers. The book focuses on practical applications and exercises that readers are likely to face in their professional environments. All the basic math skills needed to manage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presented in a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previous editions have come to appreciate and value. The book begins with basic concepts in college algebra and trigonometry, and then moves on to explore more advanced concepts in calculus, linear algebra (including matrices), differential equations, probability, and statistics. This Third Edition has been greatly expanded to reflect the needs of today's professionals. New material includes: * A chapter on integral equations * A chapter on calculus of variations * A chapter on tensor analysis * A section on time series * A section on partial fractions * Many new exercises and solutions Collectively, the chapters teach most of the basic math skills needed by scientists and engineers. The wide range of topics covered in one title is unique. All chapters provide a review of important principles and methods. Examples, exercises, and applications are used liberally throughout to engage the readers and assist them in applying their new math skills to actual problems. Solutions to exercises are provided in an appendix. Whether to brush up on professional skills or prepare for exams, readers will find this self-study guide enables them to quickly master the math they need. It can additionally be used as a textbook for advanced-level undergraduates in physics and engineering.
Mathematics

(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe

Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157811

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 7565

Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!
Education

Learning and Understanding:

Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools

Author: Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309074401

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 2703

This book takes a fresh look at programs for advanced studies for high school students in the United States, with a particular focus on the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate programs, and asks how advanced studies can be significantly improved in general. It also examines two of the core issues surrounding these programs: they can have a profound impact on other components of the education system and participation in the programs has become key to admission at selective institutions of higher education. By looking at what could enhance the quality of high school advanced study programs as well as what precedes and comes after these programs, this report provides teachers, parents, curriculum developers, administrators, college science and mathematics faculty, and the educational research community with a detailed assessment that can be used to guide change within advanced study programs.
Education

Math and Science for Young Children

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686373

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 1352

MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, introduces readers to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Hutchisons Basic Math Skills w/ Geometry

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467285927

Category: Education

Page: 33

View: 4769

Facts101 is your complete guide to Hutchisons Basic Math Skills w/ Geometry. In this book, you will learn topics such as Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Proportions, and Percents plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Education

Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools

Report of the Content Panel for Mathematics

Author: Board on Science Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309541972

Category: Education

Page: 69

View: 8024

Science and Engineering Indicators (2 Vol. )

Author: John R. Gawalt

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437903924

Category:

Page: 1164

View: 9535

Provides a broad base of quantitative info. about U.S. science, engin., and technology. Because of the spread of scientific and tech. capabilities around the world, this report presents a significant amount of material about these internat. capabilities and analyzes the U.S. position in this broader context. Contains quantitative analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and vitality of the Nation¿s science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. It presents info. on science, math, and engineering. educ. at all levels; the S&E workforce; U.S. internat. R&D perform. and competitiveness in high tech.; and public attitudes and understanding of S&E. Also info. on state-level S&E indicators. Presents the key themes emerging from these analyses. Illus.
Mathematics

Maths Skills for Pharmacy

Unlocking Pharmaceutical Calculations

Author: Chris Langley,Yvonne Perrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019968071X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 9525

Written by leading academics with a wealth of experience in pharmacy education, Maths Skills for Pharmacy combines a unique integrated approach to pharmaceutical and scientific calculations, with innovative learning features designed to encourage self-directed learning.
Science

Das Universum für Eilige

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259538

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8600

Der nach Stephen Hawking prominenteste Astrophysiker des Planeten hat das ultimative Kompendium über den Kosmos verfasst. In Neil deGrasse Tysons Bestseller ist alles versammelt, was wir über das Universum wissen: über Exoplaneten und Dunkle Energie, über Zwerggalaxien und den Urknall. Der Autor begeistert wie kein Zweiter mit funkelndem Witz für die Wunder des Weltalls. Zugleich regt er zum Nachdenken über unseren Platz im Universum an und zu Demut angesichts kosmischer Skalen. Sein „Universum für Eilige“ ist das perfekte Buch für alle, die auf nur 200 Seiten die heutige Astrophysik verstehen – und sich dabei auf hohem Niveau unterhalten lassen möchten.
Science

Science

A Closer Look, Grade 5, Math

Author: Macmillan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780022840051

Category: Science

Page: 690

View: 3571

Building Skills: Math provides additional mathematics skills practice related to the science content in each chapter. It includes five basic categories of math skill review: Number Sense; Algebra and Functions; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability; and Mathematical Reasoning.
Mathematics

Biomath in the Schools

Author: Margaret B. Cozzens,Fred S. Roberts

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821842951

Category: Mathematics

Page: 245

View: 9002

Even though contemporary biology and mathematics are inextricably linked, high school biology and mathematics courses have traditionally been taught in isolation. But this is beginning to change. This volume presents papers related to the integration of biology and mathematics in high school classes. The first part of the book provides the rationale for integrating mathematics and biology in high school courses as well as opportunities for doing so. The second part explores the development and integration of curricular materials and includes responses from teachers. Papers in the third part of the book explore the interconnections between biology and mathematics in light of new technologies in biology. The last paper in the book discusses what works and what doesn't and presents positive responses from students to the integration of mathematics and biology in their classes.
Mathematics

Essential Mathematical Skills

For Engineering, Science and Applied Mathematics

Author: Steven Ian Barry,Stephen Alan Davis

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781921410338

Category: Mathematics

Page: 198

View: 5025

"What do you assume your students know? What material do you expect them to have a vague idea about (say the proof of Taylor's Theorem) and what material do you want students to know thoroughly (say the derivative of sin x)? This book is an attempt to define what material students should have completely mastered at each year in an applied mathematics, engineering or science degree. Naturally we would like our students to know more than the bare essentials detailed in this book. However, most students do not get full marks in their previous courses and a few weeks after the exam will only remember a small fraction of a course. They are also doing many other courses not involving mathematics and are not constantly using their mathematical skills. This book can then act as guide to what material should realistically be remembered from previous courses. Naturally both the material and the year in which the students see this material will vary from university to university. This book represents what we feel is appropriate to our students during their degrees."--Provided by publisher.
Mathematics

Elements of Advanced Mathematics, Third Edition

Author: Steven G. Krantz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439898340

Category: Mathematics

Page: 367

View: 3878

For many years, this classroom-tested, best-selling text has guided mathematics students to more advanced studies in topology, abstract algebra, and real analysis. Elements of Advanced Mathematics, Third Edition retains the content and character of previous editions while making the material more up-to-date and significant. This third edition adds four new chapters on point-set topology, theoretical computer science, the P/NP problem, and zero-knowledge proofs and RSA encryption. The topology chapter builds on the existing real analysis material. The computer science chapters connect basic set theory and logic with current hot topics in the technology sector. Presenting ideas at the cutting edge of modern cryptography and security analysis, the cryptography chapter shows students how mathematics is used in the real world and gives them the impetus for further exploration. This edition also includes more exercises sets in each chapter, expanded treatment of proofs, and new proof techniques. Continuing to bridge computationally oriented mathematics with more theoretically based mathematics, this text provides a path for students to understand the rigor, axiomatics, set theory, and proofs of mathematics. It gives them the background, tools, and skills needed in more advanced courses.
Social Science

Mathematics for Social Scientists

Author: Jonathan Kropko

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506304230

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 7306

Written for social science students who will be working with or conducting research, Mathematics for Social Scientists offers a non-intimidating approach to learning or reviewing math skills essential in quantitative research methods. The text is designed to build students’ confidence by presenting material in a conversational tone and using a wealth of clear and applied examples. Author Jonathan Kropko argues that mastering these concepts will break students’ reliance on using basic models in statistical software, allowing them to engage with research data beyond simple software calculations.
Technology & Engineering

Math Concepts for Food Engineering

Author: Richard W. Hartel,D.B. Hyslop,Terry Howell, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566765640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 177

View: 8841

Food industry managers, engineers, and scientists require a personal repertory of mathematical tools to find solutions to a variety of work problems. These problems relate to processing, research, analysis, and other operations that require mathematical solutions. This new handbook provides a practical review of required basic mathematical methods, and relates them to specific areas of food industry problem solving. Prepared for students in undergraduate food science programs, the handbook also serves the needs of food industry technical personnel who would be helped by a review of basic math for food engineering and non-technical managers who seek an introduction to food engineering math and problem solving. Each chapter on a math or problem-solving skill begins with fundamental concepts, presents step-by-step procedures in the skill, and provides numerous practical, illustrative examples. Practice problems with answers in the appendix provide for self-testing and reinforcement of learning. All of the math skills presented relate to common food industry problems. From the text In food engineering, and any other mathematically oriented discipline, one must become adept at problem solving using equations and mathematical principles. Many of the problems that food scientists and engineers face require the ability to apply physical and mathematical principles to solve equations and calculate necessary information. Thus, problem-solving abilities are extremely important, and we should be familiar with the general steps in problem solving.