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- SME 2003; US$ 79.00
The occurrence of rockbursts poses a significant and growing threat to mines--and miners--throughout North America. High stress on brittle rock structures during mining operations can produce sudden, explosive reactions that result in costly mine failures, serious injury, and even death. Using a series of case studies, this essential reference documents... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95
In Nonplussed! , popular-math writer Julian Havil delighted readers with a mind-boggling array of implausible yet true mathematical paradoxes. Now Havil is back with Impossible? , another marvelous medley of the utterly confusing, profound, and unbelievable--and all of it mathematically irrefutable. Whenever Forty-second Street in New York is... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p , e , and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g , or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery. In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95
Math--the application of reasonable logic to reasonable assumptions--usually produces reasonable results. But sometimes math generates astonishing paradoxes--conclusions that seem completely unreasonable or just plain impossible but that are nevertheless demonstrably true. Did you know that a losing sports team can become a winning one by adding worse... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain events as disparate as the cohesion inside the atom and the gravitational tug between the sun and Earth. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
I used to think math was no fun 'Cause I couldn't see how it was done Now Euler's my hero For I now see why zero Equals e [pi] i +1 --Paul Nahin, electrical engineer In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 21.99
The fourth edition of the Study Guide for Practical Statistics for Educators serves as a user-friendly and accessible way for students to better understand the concepts introduced in its companion textbook, Practical Statistics for Educators . With clear and straightforward exercises, the workbook allows students to reinforce their knowledge... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 78.50
Computational science is fundamentally changing how technological questions are addressed. The design of aircraft, automobiles, and even racing sailboats is now done by computational simulation. The mathematical foundation of this new approach is numerical analysis, which studies algorithms for computing expressions defined with real numbers. Emphasizing... more...
- SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 82.00
The clearest and most straight-forward explanations of statistical concepts are combined with lots of practical examples from a variety of disciplines, all now with a brand new website with additional resources for students and lecturers. more...