No bullshit guide to math and physics

Author: Ivan Savov

Publisher: Minireference Co.

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 445

View: 480

Often calculus and mechanics are taught as separate subjects. It shouldn't be like that. Learning calculus without mechanics is incredibly boring. Learning mechanics without calculus is missing the point. This textbook integrates both subjects and highlights the profound connections between them. This is the deal. Give me 350 pages of your attention, and I'll teach you everything you need to know about functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, vectors, forces, and accelerations. This book is the only math book you'll need for the first semester of undergraduate studies in science. With concise, jargon-free lessons on topics in math and physics, each section covers one concept at the level required for a first-year university course. Anyone can pick up this book and become proficient in calculus and mechanics, regardless of their mathematical background.

No Bullshit Guide to Math and Physics

Author: Savov

Publisher: Student Study Guides

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 330

View: 448

Often Physics and Mathematics are taught as separate subjects. Learning Physics without Mathematics first is incredibly difficult. Learning Physics without Mathematics is missing the point. This textbook integrates both subjects and highlights the profound connections between them.

SSC English Language Guide for CGL/ CHSL/ MTS/ GD Constable/ Stenographer

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 456

View: 615

Disha’s SSC English Language Guide is designed for students appearing for SSC exams such as CGL/ CHSL/ MTS/ GD Constable/ Stenographer. It is a kind of book that focusses on mastering techniques to crack these examinations. • Structure of the book: The book has been divided into 18 chapters. Each chapter consists of: Theory with Examples; Level I Exercise; Level II Exercise; Solutions to the 2 levels of exercises • Level I – This level target is to expose the students to solve problems based on the concepts they have learned in theory part. The student develops a good foundation. • Level II – This is a collection of moderate problems which will test a student on the application of the concepts. The problems provide a good platform to develop a very good problem solving aptitude so as to take up the competitive exams. • The detailed solution to each and every question has been provided immediately after at the end of the 2 exercises. • The book contains past questions of various SSC exams.

Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Author: Massimo Pigliucci

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 935

What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.” This issue has a long history in philosophy, stretching as far back as the early twentieth century and the work of Karl Popper. But by the late 1980s, scholars in the field began to treat the demarcation problem as impossible to solve and futile to ponder. However, the essays that Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry have assembled in this volume make a rousing case for the unequivocal importance of reflecting on the separation between pseudoscience and sound science. Moreover, the demarcation problem is not a purely theoretical dilemma of mere academic interest: it affects parents’ decisions to vaccinate children and governments’ willingness to adopt policies that prevent climate change. Pseudoscience often mimics science, using the superficial language and trappings of actual scientific research to seem more respectable. Even a well-informed public can be taken in by such questionable theories dressed up as science. Pseudoscientific beliefs compete with sound science on the health pages of newspapers for media coverage and in laboratories for research funding. Now more than ever the ability to separate genuine scientific findings from spurious ones is vital, and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience provides ground for philosophers, sociologists, historians, and laypeople to make decisions about what science is or isn’t.

The Math Tutor

A Novel

Author: Robert Laurence

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 832

Sam Butler thinks his life should be about pastern dermatitis, least common denominators and the sophomore pole vaulter from Slovenia. But it isn’t. Sam is a retired widower, who lives a quiet, well-ordered life looking after a small herd of off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Ellen Quincy is a home-schooled ‘tweener, whose family raises chickens on the other side of the highway. Lynda Stratford is a young physics professor from the nearby university. This odd and non-romantic triangle forms in the fall of 2012, and the story follows the three of them for the next six months, a half-year in which Sam’s life is turned inside-out, profoundly and perhaps forever changed. It’s a story about love and friendship, about loyalty and its breach, about what’s lost and what’s found. A story about horses, lasers, and a young girl, wondering about life, death and what follows.

Tales from the Secret Footballer

Author: Anon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 759

FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST CHARACTERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS Who is the Secret Footballer? Well he's back and this time his mates speak out too. Players, agents, coaches and managers give you access to all areas of the Premier League. From deal-making to play-making, from dodgy tactics to drunken antics, they reveal the unforgettable highs and the unforgivable lows. This is football as you've never seen it before. 'What happens behind closed doors at Premiership clubs usually stays firmly shut behind closed doors. Not if the Secret Footballer has anything to do with it.' Loaded **From the bestselling author of I am the Secret Footballer and The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game.**

Beyond the hoax

science, philosophy and culture

Author: Alan D. Sokal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

View: 437

In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at New York University, wrote a paper for the cultural-studies journal iSocial Text/i, entitled: i'Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity'/i. It was reviewed, accepted and published. Sokal immediately confessed that the whole article was a hoax - a cunningly worded paper designed to expose and parody the style of extreme postmodernist criticism of science. The story became front-page news around theworld and triggered fierce and wide-ranging controversy. Sokal is one of the most powerful voices in the continuing debate about the status of evidence-based knowledge. In iBeyond the Hoax/i he turns his attention to a new set of targets - pseudo-science, religion, and misinformation in public life. 'Whether my targets are the postmodernists of the left, the fundamentalists of the right, or the muddle-headed of all political and apolitical stripes, the bottom line is that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of the utmost importance to the survival of the human race in the twenty-first century.' The book also includes a hugely illuminating annotated text of the Hoax itself, and a reflection on the furore it provoked.