Practical Algebra

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Peter H. Selby,Steve Slavin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471530121

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 7071

Practical Algebra If you studied algebra years ago and now need a refresher course in order to use algebraic principles on the job, or if you're a student who needs an introduction to the subject, here's the perfect book for you. Practical Algebra is an easy and fun-to-use workout program that quickly puts you in command of all the basic concepts and tools of algebra. With the aid of practical, real-life examples and applications, you'll learn: * The basic approach and application of algebra to problem solving * The number system (in a much broader way than you have known it from arithmetic) * Monomials and polynomials; factoring algebraic expressions; how to handle algebraic fractions; exponents, roots, and radicals; linear and fractional equations * Functions and graphs; quadratic equations; inequalities; ratio, proportion, and variation; how to solve word problems, and more Authors Peter Selby and Steve Slavin emphasize practical algebra throughout by providing you with techniques for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines--from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences, to psychology and even sociology and business administration. Step by step, Practical Algebra shows you how to solve algebraic problems in each of these areas, then allows you to tackle similar problems on your own, at your own pace. Self-tests are provided at the end of each chapter so you can measure your mastery.

All the Math You'll Ever Need

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Steve Slavin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471674028

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 2597

A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

Geometry and Trigonometry for Calculus

Author: Peter H. Selby

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 3936

Geometry & Trigonometry for Calculus By Peter H. Selby If you need geometry and trigonometry as a tool for technical work … as a refresher course … or as a prerequisite for calculus, here’s a quick, efficient way for you to learn it! With this book, you can teach yourself the fundamentals of plane geometry, trigonometry, and analytic geometry … and learn how these topics relate to what you already know about algebra and what you’d like to know about calculus. You’ll work your way through geometry, numerical trigonometry, methods of trigonometric analysis, analytics, and limits—all the way up to the "front door" of calculus. Geometry and Trigonometry for Calculus is one of the Wiley Self-Teaching Guides. It’s been tested, rewritten, and retested until we’re sure you can teach yourself the concepts of geometry and trigonometry. And it’s programmed—so you work at your own pace. No prerequisites are needed. Objectives and self-tests tell you how you’re doing and allow you to skip ahead or find extra help if you need it. Frequent reviews and practice exercises reinforce what you learn. Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Astronomy, Moche Basic Physics, Kuhn Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, Houk How to Succeed in Organic Chemistry, Gordon Basic Electricity, Ryan Electronics, Kybett Ecology, Sutton Energy for Life, Allamong Plant Anatomy, Stevenson Quick Medical Terminology, Smith Human Anatomy, Ashley Dental Anatomy and Terminology, Ashley Math Skills for the Sciences, Pearson Thinking Metric, 2nd ed., Gilbert Using Graphs and Tables, Selby Geometry and Trigonometry for Calculus, Selby Quick Calculus, Kleppner BASIC, 2nd ed., Albrecht BASIC for Home Computers, Albrecht ANS COBOL, 2nd ed., Ashley Structured COBOL, Ashley Fortran IV, Friedmann, Greenberg & Hoffberg ATARI BASIC, Albrecht TRS-80 BASIC, Albrecht Job Control Language, Ashley Flowcharting, Stern Introduction to Data Processing, 2nd ed., Harris Background Math for a Computer World, Ashley Probability, Koosis Statistics, 2nd ed., Koosis Finite Mathematics, Rothenberg Practical Algebra, Selby Quick Arithmetic, Carman Math Shortcuts, Locke Study Skills: A Student’s Guide for Survival, Carman Psychological Research: How to Do It, Quirk Psychology of Learning, Royer Choosing Success: TA on the Job, Jongeward Successful Time Management, Ferner Communication for Problem Solving, Curtis Skills for Effective Communication, Becvar Clear Writing, Gilbert Punctuation, Markgraf Vocabulary for Adults, Romine Spelling for Adults, Ryan Reading Skills, Adams Art: As You See It, Bell Your Library —What’s in It for You? Lolley Quickhand, Grossman Quick Typing, Grossman Consumer Math, Locke

Geometry

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Steve Slavin,Ginny Crisonino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471680192

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 3690

Learn geometry at your own pace What are congruent circles? How do you find the hypotenuse of a triangle? What is the sum of the angles in a decagon? How can you apply geometric equations to your daily life? With the unbeatable study companion Geometry: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more. This thorough primer presents an easy-to-follow, proven method for grasping the key concepts of geometry. You'll progress step by step through plane, solid, and analytic geometry and then move on to geometric applications for calculus. You'll build your problem-solving skills along the way through detailed examples, reviews, exercises, and answer explanations. The clearly structured format of Geometry makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview for everyone from high school students to adult learners to math mavens. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Geometry allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of basic geometry.

Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects

Author: Earl Boysen,Harry Kybett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282329

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 8709

An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!

Quick Algebra Review

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Peter H. Selby,Steve Slavin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471578437

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 2415

The fastest, easiest way to brush up on your algebra! Quick Algebra Review Need to hone your algebra skills? This bestselling review course in intermediate algebra gives you all the concepts, procedures, and problem-solving methods you need to succeed. * Each chapter begins with an easy-to-use chart that zeroes in on your problem areas. Now you can avoid wasting hours rehashing familiar concepts. * Every key algebraic concept is covered thoroughly--including positive and negative numbers, fractions, rational numbers, factoring, linear equations, quadratic equations, and word problems. * Hundreds of questions, answers, review problems, and quizzes help you to test your progress every step of the way. Now updated and revised to be even more relevant and accessible than ever, Quick Algebra Review is packed with practical examples drawn from real-life situations. Cover Design: Donald Munson

Algebra: A Complete Introduction

Author: Hugh Neill

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473678420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 973

Algebra: A Complete Introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to using Algebra. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge. The book covers all the key areas of algebra including elementary operations, linear equations, formulae, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, logarithms, variation, laws and sequences. Everything you will need is here in this one book. Each chapter includes not only an explanation of the knowledge and skills you need, but also worked examples and test questions. Chapter 1: The meaning of algebra Chapter 2: Elementary operations in algebra Chapter 3: Brackets and operations with them Chapter 4: Positive and negative numbers Chapter 5: Equations and expressions Chapter 6: Linear equations Chapter 7: Formulae Chapter 8: Simultaneous equations Chapter 9: Linear inequalities Chapter 10: Straight-line graphs; coordinates Chapter 11: Using inequalities to define regions Chapter 12: Multiplying algebraical expressions Chapter 13: Factors Chapter 14: Fractions Chapter 15: Graphs of quadratic functions Chapter 16: Quadratic equations Chapter 17: Indices Chapter 18: Logarithms Chapter 19: Ratio and proportion Chapter 20: Variation Chapter 21: The determination of laws Chapter 22: Rational and irrational numbers and surds Chapter 23: Arithmetical and geometric sequences

Quick Calculus

A Short Manual of Self Instruction

Author: Daniel Kleppner,Norman Ramsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471491125

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

View: 3001

A programmed text designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus

Algebra Survival Guide

A Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled

Author: Josh Rappaport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984638192

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 8058

Expanded and revised, the Second Edition of the Algebra Survival Guide unleashes its power for a new generation of students. Now that Âthe Common Core StandardsÂhave changed how math is taught, thisÂ2ndÂedition aligns its content to these broad new guidelines. TheÂnewÂEdition also adds advanced content. In its XTREMEÂALGEBRAÂsection, the new edition tackles the topics of Functions, Inequalities and the Advanced Coordinate Plane,Âand it teaches storyÂproblems in all threeÂareas. These additions update the book for today's elementary and secondaryÂstudents; they also provide additional supportÂfor adults taking algebra in their return to college. Plus, with its newly expandedÂindex and glossary,ÂtheÂ2ndÂEdition makes all of its content easy to find.ÂTheÂbook retains the cartoons, analogies and conversational format that brought out praise from all corners and garnered the book both a Parents Choice Commendation and a Golden Porch Award forÂpedagogical excellence.

Basic Physics

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: K. Kuhn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948117807

Category:

Page: 214

View: 5701

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use book available for understanding physics. Even if you do not consider yourself a science student, this book helps make learning a pleasure.

Basic Mathematics

Author: Serge Lang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387967877

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 2249

This text in basic mathematics is ideal for high school or college students. It provides a firm foundation in basic principles of mathematics and thereby acts as a springboard into calculus, linear algebra and other more advanced topics. The information is clearly presented, and the author develops concepts in such a manner to show how one subject matter can relate and evolve into another.

How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, 2nd Edition

Author: Mildred Johnson,Timothy Johnson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071368213

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 9302

Solving word problems has never been easier than with Schaum's How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra! This popular study guide shows students easy ways to solve what they struggle with most in algebra: word problems. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, Second Edition, is ideal for anyone who wants to master these skills. Completely updated, with contemporary language and examples, features solution methods that are easy to learn and remember, plus a self-test.

Pre-calculus Demystified 2/E

Author: Rhonda Huettenmueller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071778497

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

View: 939

Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculus Understanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites. Precalculus Demystified, Second Edition, is your key to mastering this sometimes tricky subject. This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into the basics. You'll gradually master functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more. As you progress, you'll also conquer topics such as absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, inverses, trigonometric functions, and conic sections. Clear, detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Linear questions Functions Polynomial division The rational zero theorem Logarithms Matrix arithmetic Basic trigonometry Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Precalculus Demystified, Second Edition, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

Quick Business Math

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Steve Slavin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471116899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1500

The fast, easy way to build your math power Quick Business Math Steve Slavin's step-by-step approach offers: * Quick ways to do all kinds of business-math problems, including basic arithmetic, algebra, percentages, and conversions * Specific, real-life applications such as figuring discounts, calculating simple and compound interest, reading balance sheets and income statements, and preparing graphs and charts * Frequent quizzes that help you check your progress * A complete glossary of business-math terms Quick Business Math is also packed with practice problems and examples drawn from real-life business situations. It's the fastest, easiest way to gain the skills you need.

Understand Algebra: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Paul Abbott,Hugh Neill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071754859

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 4069

More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide! A helpful guide for students struggling with algebra Understand Algebra provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides them through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully worked examples. Includes: One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book to keep track of your progress Exercises and examples with full answers allow you to practice your new skills progressively Topics include: The meaning of algebra; Elementary operations in algebra; Brackets and operations with them; Positive and negative numbers; Expressions and equations; Linear equations; Formulae; Simultaneous equations; Linear inequalities; Graphical representation of quantities; Straight line graphs; coordinates; Using inequalities to define regions; Multiplying algebraicalalgebraics; Factors; Fractions; Graphs of quadratic functions; Quadratic equations; Indices; Logarithms; Ratio and proportion; Variation; The determination of laws; Rational and irrational numbers; Arithmetical and geometrical sequences

Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell: Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry

Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry

Author: George F. Simmons

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592441300

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 8304

ÒGeometry is a very beautiful subject whose qualities of elegance, order, and certainty have exerted a powerful attraction on the human mind for many centuries. . . Algebra's importance lies in the student's future. . . as essential preparation for the serious study of science, engineering, economics, or for more advanced types of mathematics. . . The primary importance of trigonometry is not in its applications to surveying and navigation, or in making computations about triangles, but rather in the mathematical description of vibrations, rotations, and periodic phenomena of all kinds, including light, sound, alternating currents, and the orbits of the planets around the sun.Ó In this brief, clearly written book, the essentials of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are pulled together into three complementary and convenient small packages, providing an excellent preview and review for anyone who wishes to prepare to master calculus with a minimum of misunderstanding and wasted time and effort. Students and other readers will find here all they need to pull them through.

Practical Data Analysis

Author: Hector Cuesta,Dr. Sampath Kumar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286668

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 3087

A practical guide to obtaining, transforming, exploring, and analyzing data using Python, MongoDB, and Apache Spark About This Book Learn to use various data analysis tools and algorithms to classify, cluster, visualize, simulate, and forecast your data Apply Machine Learning algorithms to different kinds of data such as social networks, time series, and images A hands-on guide to understanding the nature of data and how to turn it into insight Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who want to implement data analysis and data-driven algorithms in a practical way. It is also suitable for those without a background in data analysis or data processing. Basic knowledge of Python programming, statistics, and linear algebra is assumed. What You Will Learn Acquire, format, and visualize your data Build an image-similarity search engine Generate meaningful visualizations anyone can understand Get started with analyzing social network graphs Find out how to implement sentiment text analysis Install data analysis tools such as Pandas, MongoDB, and Apache Spark Get to grips with Apache Spark Implement machine learning algorithms such as classification or forecasting In Detail Beyond buzzwords like Big Data or Data Science, there are a great opportunities to innovate in many businesses using data analysis to get data-driven products. Data analysis involves asking many questions about data in order to discover insights and generate value for a product or a service. This book explains the basic data algorithms without the theoretical jargon, and you'll get hands-on turning data into insights using machine learning techniques. We will perform data-driven innovation processing for several types of data such as text, Images, social network graphs, documents, and time series, showing you how to implement large data processing with MongoDB and Apache Spark. Style and approach This is a hands-on guide to data analysis and data processing. The concrete examples are explained with simple code and accessible data.

Networking Self-Teaching Guide

OSI, TCP/IP, LANs, MANs, WANs, Implementation, Management, and Maintenance

Author: James Edwards,Richard Bramante

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119120225

Category: Computers

Page: 864

View: 2391

IT professionals who want to move into the networking side in a corporate or enterprise setting will find the detailed content they need to get up to speed on the very latest networking technologies; plus, current networking professionals will find this a valuable and up-to-date resource. This hands-on guide is designed so that you can select, design, and implement an actual network using the tutorials and steps in the book. Coverage includes an overview of networking technologies, including the hardware, software, transmission media, and data transfer processes; in-depth coverage of OSI and TCP/IP reference models; operating systems and other systems software used in today?s networks; LANs, WANS, and MANs, including the components and standards that operate within each type of area network; and more.

Algebra Survival Guide Workbook

Thousands of Problems to Sharpen Skills and Enhance Understanding

Author: Josh Rappaport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965911375

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 3393

Following on the success of the Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Guide Workbook presents thousands of practice problems (and all answers) to help children master algebra. The problems are keyed to the pages of the Algebra Survival Guide, so that children can find detailed instructions and then work the sets. Each problem set focuses like a laser beam on a particular algebra skill, then offers ample practice problems. Answers are conveniently displayed in the back. This book is for parents of schooled students, homeschooling parents and teachers. Parents of schooled children find that the problems give their children a leg up for mastering all skills presented in the classroom. Homeschoolers use the Workbook - in conjunction with the Guide - as a complete Algebra 1 curriculum. Teachers use the workbook's problem sets to help children sharpen specific skills - or they can use the pages as tests or quizzes on specific topics. Like the Algebra Survival Guide, the Workbook is adorned with beautiful art and sports a stylish, teen-friendly design.

Practical Foundations for Programming Languages

Author: Robert Harper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316654338

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 9349

This text develops a comprehensive theory of programming languages based on type systems and structural operational semantics. Language concepts are precisely defined by their static and dynamic semantics, presenting the essential tools both intuitively and rigorously while relying on only elementary mathematics. These tools are used to analyze and prove properties of languages and provide the framework for combining and comparing language features. The broad range of concepts includes fundamental data types such as sums and products, polymorphic and abstract types, dynamic typing, dynamic dispatch, subtyping and refinement types, symbols and dynamic classification, parallelism and cost semantics, and concurrency and distribution. The methods are directly applicable to language implementation, to the development of logics for reasoning about programs, and to the formal verification language properties such as type safety. This thoroughly revised second edition includes exercises at the end of nearly every chapter and a new chapter on type refinements.