Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge

Author: Richard Rhoad,George Milauskas,Robert Whipple

Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780866099653

Category: Mathematics

Page: 770

View: 4455

The Paper Puzzle Book

All You Need is Paper!

Author: Ilan Garibi,David Goodman,Yossi Elran

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813202405

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 130

View: 8405

All the puzzles inside are made out of paper from simple teasers to extreme brain workouts!

Precalculus with Trigonometry

Concepts and Applications

Author: Paul A. Foerster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781559533911

Category: Mathematics

Page: 784

View: 5976

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudolf Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140334

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 5992

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.

The Geography of Thought

Author: Richard Nisbett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884191

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1634

When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6265

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Geometry

Author: Alan G. Foster,Jerry Cummins,Lee E. Yunker

Publisher: Merrill Pub Co

ISBN: 9780675058391

Category: Mathematics

Page: 564

View: 7657

Algebra 2 and trigonometry

Author: John Benson,McDougal, Littell

Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780812358698

Category: Algebra

Page: N.A

View: 6585

What is Mathematics?

An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Author: Richard Courant,Herbert Robbins,Ian Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195105193

Category: Mathematics

Page: 566

View: 7934

A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

Surfaces and Essences

Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

Author: Douglas Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465018475

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

View: 9785

Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 4297

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.