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- Abstract Algebra by The new edition of Abstract Algebra: An Interactive Approach presents a hands-on and traditional approach to learning groups, rings, and fields. It then goes further to offer optional technology use to create opportunities for interactive learning and computer use. This new edition offers a more traditional approach offering additional topics to the primary syllabus placed after primary topics are covered. This creates a more natural flow to the order of the subjects presented. This edition is transformed by historical notes and better explanations of why topics are covered. This innovative textbook shows how students can better grasp difficult algebraic concepts through the use of computer programs. It encourages students to experiment with various applications of abstract algebra, thereby obtaining a real-world perspective of this area. Each chapter includes, corresponding Sage notebooks, traditional exercises, and several interactive computer problems that utilize Sage and Mathematica® to explore groups, rings, fields and additional topics. This text does not sacrifice mathematical rigor. It covers classical proofs, such as Abel's theorem, as well as many topics not found in most standard introductory texts. The author explores semi-direct products, polycyclic groups, Rubik's Cube®-like puzzles, and Wedderburn's theorem. The author also incorporates problem sequences that allow students to delve into interesting topics, including Fermat's two square theorem.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 1315370972Publication Date: 2018-09-03 - Algebra: a Complete Introduction by 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
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 1444191063Publication Date: 2013-05-31 - Linear Algebra by This book introduces the fundamental concepts, techniques and results of linear algebra that form the basis of analysis, applied mathematics and algebra. Intended as a text for undergraduate students of mathematics, science and engineering with a knowledge of set theory, it discusses the concepts that are constantly used by scientists and engineers. It also lays the foundation for the language and framework for modern analysis and its applications. Divided into seven chapters, it discusses vector spaces, linear transformations, best approximation in inner product spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, block diagonalisation, triangularisation, Jordan form, singular value decomposition, polar decomposition, and many more topics that are relevant to applications. The topics chosen have become well-established over the years and are still very much in use. The approach is both geometric and algebraic. It avoids distraction from the main theme by deferring the exercises to the end of each section. These exercises aim at reinforcing the learned concepts rather than as exposing readers to the tricks involved in the computation. Problems included at the end of each chapter are relatively advanced and require a deep understanding and assimilation of the topics.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 9811345333Publication Date: 2019-02-01

- Advanced Calculus by This textbook offers a high-level introduction to multi-variable differential calculus. Differential forms are introduced incrementally in the narrative, eventually leading to a unified treatment of Green's, Stokes' and Gauss' theorems. Furthermore, the presentation offers a natural route to differential geometry. Contents: Calculus of Vector Functions Tangent Spaces and 1-forms Line Integrals Differential Calculus of Mappings Applications of Differential Calculus Double and Triple Integrals Wedge Products and Exterior Derivatives Integration of Forms Stokes' Theorem and Applications
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 311042911XPublication Date: 2016-09-12 - Calculus Simplified by An accessible, streamlined, and user-friendly approach to calculus Calculus is a beautiful subject that most of us learn from professors, textbooks, or supplementary texts. Each of these resources has strengths but also weaknesses. In Calculus Simplified, Oscar Fernandez combines the strengths and omits the weaknesses, resulting in a "Goldilocks approach" to learning calculus: just the right level of detail, the right depth of insights, and the flexibility to customize your calculus adventure. Fernandez begins by offering an intuitive introduction to the three key ideas in calculus--limits, derivatives, and integrals. The mathematical details of each of these pillars of calculus are then covered in subsequent chapters, which are organized into mini-lessons on topics found in a college-level calculus course. Each mini-lesson focuses first on developing the intuition behind calculus and then on conceptual and computational mastery. Nearly 200 solved examples and more than 300 exercises allow for ample opportunities to practice calculus. And additional resources--including video tutorials and interactive graphs--are available on the book's website. Calculus Simplified also gives you the option of personalizing your calculus journey. For example, you can learn all of calculus with zero knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions--these are discussed at the end of each mini-lesson. You can also opt for a more in-depth understanding of topics--chapter appendices provide additional insights and detail. Finally, an additional appendix explores more in-depth real-world applications of calculus. Learning calculus should be an exciting voyage, not a daunting task. Calculus Simplified gives you the freedom to choose your calculus experience, and the right support to help you conquer the subject with confidence. · An accessible, intuitive introduction to first-semester calculus · Nearly 200 solved problems and more than 300 exercises (all with answers) · No prior knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric functions required · Additional online resources--video tutorials and supplementary exercises--provided
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 069117539XPublication Date: 2019-06-11 - Discrete Fractional Calculus by This text provides the first comprehensive treatment of the discrete fractional calculus. Experienced researchers will find the text useful as a reference for discrete fractional calculus and topics of current interest. Students who are interested in learning about discrete fractional calculus will find this text to provide a useful starting point. Several exercises are offered at the end of each chapter and select answers have been provided at the end of the book. The presentation of the content is designed to give ample flexibility for potential use in a myriad of courses and for independent study. The novel approach taken by the authors includes a simultaneous treatment of the fractional- and integer-order difference calculus (on a variety of time scales, including both the usual forward and backwards difference operators). The reader will acquire a solid foundation in the classical topics of the discrete calculus while being introduced to exciting recent developments, bringing them to the frontiers of the subject. Most chapters may be covered or omitted, depending upon the background of the student. For example, the text may be used as a primary reference in an introductory course for difference equations which also includes discrete fractional calculus. Chapters 1--2 provide a basic introduction to the delta calculus including fractional calculus on the set of integers. For courses where students already have background in elementary real analysis, Chapters 1--2 may be covered quickly and readers may then skip to Chapters 6--7 which present some basic results in fractional boundary value problems (FBVPs). Chapters 6--7 in conjunction with some of the current literature listed in the Bibliography can provide a basis for a seminar in the current theory of FBVPs. For a two-semester course, Chapters 1--5 may be covered in depth, providing a very thorough introduction to both the discrete fractional calculus as well as the integer-order calculus.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 3319255622Publication Date: 2016-02-09

- Handbook of Big Data Analytics by Addressing a broad range of big data analytics in cross-disciplinary applications, this essential handbook focuses on the statistical prospects offered by recent developments in this field. To do so, it covers statistical methods for high-dimensional problems, algorithmic designs, computation tools, analysis flows and the software-hardware co-designs that are needed to support insightful discoveries from big data. The book is primarily intended for statisticians, computer experts, engineers and application developers interested in using big data analytics with statistics. Readers should have a solid background in statistics and computer science.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 3319182846Publication Date: 2017-06-10 - Pro Hadoop Data Analytics by Learn advanced analytical techniques and leverage existing tool kits to make your analytic applications more powerful, precise, and efficient. This book provides the right combination of architecture, design, and implementation information to create analytical systems that go beyond the basics of classification, clustering, and recommendation. Pro Hadoop Data Analytics emphasizes best practices to ensure coherent, efficient development. A complete example system will be developed using standard third-party components that consist of the tool kits, libraries, visualization and reporting code, as well as support glue to provide a working and extensible end-to-end system. The book also highlights the importance of end-to-end, flexible, configurable, high-performance data pipeline systems with analytical components as well as appropriate visualization results. You'll discover the importance of mix-and-match or hybrid systems, using different analytical components in one application. This hybrid approach will be prominent in the examples. What You'll Learn Build big data analytic systems with the Hadoop ecosystem Use libraries, tool kits, and algorithms to make development easier and more effective Apply metrics to measure performance and efficiency of components and systems Connect to standard relational databases, noSQL data sources, and more Follow case studies with example components to create your own systems Who This Book Is For Software engineers, architects, and data scientists with an interest in the design and implementation of big data analytical systems using Hadoop, the Hadoop ecosystem, and other associated technologies.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 1484219090Publication Date: 2016-12-29 - Model Identification and Data Analysis by This book is about constructing models from experimental data. It covers a range of topics, from statistical data prediction to Kalman filtering, from black-box model identification to parameter estimation, from spectral analysis to predictive control. Written for graduate students, this textbook offers an approach that has proven successful throughout the many years during which its author has taught these topics at his University. The book: Contains accessible methods explained step-by-step in simple terms Offers an essential tool useful in a variety of fields, especially engineering, statistics, and mathematics Includes an overview on random variables and stationary processes, as well as an introduction to discrete time models and matrix analysis Incorporates historical commentaries to put into perspective the developments that have brought the discipline to its current state Provides many examples and solved problems to complement the presentation and facilitate comprehension of the techniques presented
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 1119546311Publication Date: 2019-03-20

- Handbook of Big Data Analytics by Addressing a broad range of big data analytics in cross-disciplinary applications, this essential handbook focuses on the statistical prospects offered by recent developments in this field. To do so, it covers statistical methods for high-dimensional problems, algorithmic designs, computation tools, analysis flows and the software-hardware co-designs that are needed to support insightful discoveries from big data. The book is primarily intended for statisticians, computer experts, engineers and application developers interested in using big data analytics with statistics. Readers should have a solid background in statistics and computer science.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 3319182846Publication Date: 2017-06-10 - R for College Mathematics and Statistics by R for College Mathematics and Statistics encourages the use of R in mathematics and statistics courses. Instructors are no longer limited to ``nice'' functions in calculus classes. They can require reports and homework with graphs. They can do simulations and experiments. R can be useful for student projects, for creating graphics for teaching, as well as for scholarly work. This book presents ways R, which is freely available, can enhance the teaching of mathematics and statistics. 　 R has the potential to help students learn mathematics due to the need for precision, understanding of symbols and functions, and the logical nature of code. Moreover, the text provides students the opportunity for experimenting with concepts in any mathematics course. Features: Does not require previous experience with R Promotes the use of R in typical mathematics and statistics course work Organized by mathematics topics Utilizes an example-based approach Chapters are largely independent of each other
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 1000006972Publication Date: 2019-04-01 - Topics and Trends in Current Statistics Education Research by This book focuses on international research in statistics education, providing a solid understanding of the challenges in learning statistics. It presents the teaching and learning of statistics in various contexts, including designed settings for young children, students in formal schooling, tertiary level students, and teacher professional development. The book describes research on what to teach and platforms for delivering content (curriculum), strategies on how to teach for deep understanding, and includes several chapters on developing conceptual understanding (pedagogy and technology), teacher knowledge and beliefs, and the challenges teachers and students face when they solve statistical problems (reasoning and thinking). This new research in the field offers critical insights for college instructors, classroom teachers, curriculum designers, researchers in mathematics and statistics education as well as policy makers and newcomers to the field of statistics education. Statistics has become one of the key areas of study in the modern world of information and big data. The dramatic increase in demand for learning statistics in all disciplines is accompanied by tremendous growth in research in statistics education. Increasingly, countries are teaching more quantitative reasoning and statistics at lower and lower grade levels within mathematics, science and across many content areas. Research has revealed the many challenges in helping learners develop statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking, and new curricula and technology tools show promise in facilitating the achievement of these desired outcomes.
jQuery(function () { jQuery('[data-toggle="popover"]').popover() }) ISBN: 3030034712Publication Date: 2019-01-12