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1. The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by ROGER PENROSE | |
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2. A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Eighth Edition by Rick Billstein, Shlomo Libeskind, Johnny W. Lott | |
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Great Resource for Future Teachers |
3. Mathematical Ideas, 10th Edition by Charles D. Miller, Vern E. Heeren, John Hornsby | |
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its a math book
Pleasently Surprised
Fun mathematical Ideas
adequate for it's intended use
Excellent Foundational Text |
4. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, Sixth Edition by Gary L.Musser, William F.Burger, Blake E.Peterson | |
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Book Description Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Student Resource Handbook This invaluable resource handbook is designed to improve student learning and provide models for effective classroom practices. ... Read more Reviews (1)
A VERY GOOD MATH BOOK!!!!!! This 6th edition doesn't have much difference from the 5th except for more on Statistics and Probability. ... Read more |
5. A Survey of Mathematics with Applications (6th Edition) by Allen R. Angel, Stuart R. Porter | |
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EXCELLENT REFERENCE FOR BEGINNING & ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES Among the topics I have covered are: inductive reasoning, set concepts, symbolic logic, truth tables, algebra, applied geometry, probability, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Though the examples are laid out fairly well for those who are mathematically inclined, the teacher who happens to have quite a few students with weak mathematical skills is often finding himself or herself in situations of having to create ways to become an effective expositor of mathematical theorems and applications. In other words, by trying to explain what the authors are providing in their examples, the instructor is frequently shouldering the added burden of making this book come to life not only from a mathematical perspective but also from a communicative standpoint. On a positive note, however, there are several excellent applications, and the range of topics is quite broad. Oftentimes there is a gap between the level of advanced high school mathematics and that of a four-year university that is so serious that even a student who performed A's in high school will struggle in the type of college math course he or she is placed in. Fortunately, Angel and Porter have been able to fill in quite a few of the missing pieces.
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Could use some more problems |
6. Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Fifth Edition by Peter Tannenbaum | |
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A Great Textbook |
7. Finite Mathematics (7th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey | |
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8. Basic College Mathematics (4th Edition) by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater | |
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Just the basics The chapters cover the broad topics in this order: Whole Numbers, including the basic arithmetical functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), was well as basics of exponents and rounding; Fractions, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as beginning to deal with mixed numbers and order of operations; Decimals, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as continuing with order of operations and decimal/fraction conversions; Ratio and proportion ideas; Percentages theoretical and applied; Basic Measurements and conversions of units between British/American units and metric standards; Geometry at the most basic level of shapes and arithmetical formulas dealing with those shapes for area, perimeter, etc.; Statistics at a very elementary level, such as reading charts and graphs, histograms, and the three concepts of mean, median and mode; Signed and special numbers, including the negative numbers, as well as scientific notation; and finally a brief introduction to Algebra, which introduces the basic concepts of variables, like terms, and equations. Each of the chapters deals with things in a mathematical as well as an 'English' way - explaining in words the concepts and operations being carried out in the numbers. Each section of each chapter covers only a few key concepts, with enough problems for solving that reinforce the principles thoroughly. Each section also as word problems (story problems) to test the real-world applicability of the numerical/mathematical concepts being presented, so when students ask (as they always do and shall), 'When am I ever going to use this?' there are examples drawn from typical situations. Tobey and Slater have also worked to make various connections with geometry, graphs and charts, tables, as well as internet resources to provide the most up-to-date and useful text. There are specific problems along the way that assume the use of calculators (as most of real-life mathematics now involves calculators). The book's design is interesting from a graphic-design standpoint, but from the standpoint of clarity to the students, the pages are a bit 'busy'. While I appreciate the need to reduce the number of pages in an effort to keep the costs down (text-book prices are typically higher than popular-book prices, and this text is no exception), more white space on the pages would probably help the accessibility and make it a little less intimidating. This book serves as a good foundation for students to proceed at our college forward into Beginning Algebra (another book by Tobey and Slater on this topic is used for the next-level course), and then further into Intermediate Algebra and beyond.
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Basic Mathematics |
9. Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition by Andrew Gelman, John B. Carlin, Hal S. Stern, Donald B. Rubin | |
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Likely the best survey book on applied Bayesian theory This book was the textbook used at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the graduate course in Bayesian Decision and Control I during the fall of 2001 and 2002. It strikes a good balance between theory and practical example, making it ideal for a first course in Bayesian theory at an intermediate-advanced graduate level. Its emphasis is on Bayesian modeling and to some degree computation. Prerequisites While no Bayesian theory is assumed, it is assumed that the reader has a background in mathematical statistics, probability and continuous multi-variate distributions at a beginning or intermediate graduate level. The mathematics used in the book is basic probability and statistics, elementary calculus and linear algebra. Intended audience This book is primarily for graduate students, statisticians and applied researchers who wish to learn Bayesian methods as opposed to the more classical frequentist methods. Material covered It covers the fundamentals starting from first principles, single-parameter models, multi-parameter models, large sample inference, hierarchical models, model checking and sensitivity analysis, study design, regression models, generalized linear models, mixture models and models for missing data. In addition it covers posterior simulation and integration using rejection sampling and importance sampling. There is one chapter on Markov chain simulation (MCMC) covering the generalized Metropolis algorithm and the Gibbs sampler. Over 38 models are covered, 33 detailed examples from a wide range of fields (especially biostatistics). Each of the 18 chapter has a bibliographic note at the end. There are two appendixes: A) a very helpful list of standard probability distributions and B) outline of proofs of asymptotic theorems. Sixteen of the 18 chapters end with a set of exercises that range from easy to quite difficult. Most of the students in my fall 2001 class used the statistical language R to do the exercises. The book's emphasis is on applied Bayesian analysis. There are no heavy advanced proofs in the book. While the proofs of the basic algorithms are covered there are no algorithms written in pseudo code...Additional books of related interest 1) Statistical Decision Theory and Bayesian Analysis, James Berger, second edition. Emphasis on decision theory and more difficult to follow than Gelman's book. Covers empirical and hierarchical Bayes analysis. More philosophical challenging than Gelman's book. 2) Monte Carlo Statistical Methods, Robert and Casella. Very mathematically oriented book. Does a good job of covering MCMC. 3) Monte Carlo Methods in Bayesian Computation, Ming-Hui Chen, Qi-Man Shao, Joseph George Ibrahim. An enormous number of algorithms related to MCMC not covered elsewhere. If you need MCMC and need an algorithm to implement MCMC this is the book to read. 4) Monte Carlo Strategies in Scientific Computing, Jun S. Liu. Covers a wide range of scientific disciplines and how Monte Carlo methods can be used to solve real world problems. Includes hot topics such as bioinformatics. Very concise. Well written, but requires effort to understand as so many different topics are covered. This book is my most often borrowed book on Monte Carlo methods. Jun S. Liu is a big gun at Harvard. 5) Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems. Cowell, Dawid, Lauritzen, Spiegelhalter. Covers the theory and methodology of building Bayesian networks (probabilistic networks).
good treatment of modern Baysian methods Another text in the CRC series Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice by Gilks, Richardson and Spiegelhalter provides more detail on these methods along with many applications including some Bayesian ones.
Review by a user of the book and colleague of an author This book's biggest strength is its introduction of most of the important ideas in Bayesian statistics through well-chosen examples. These are examples are not contrived: many of them came up in research by the authors over the past several years. Most examples follow a logical progression that was probably used in the original research: a simple model is fit to data; then areas of model mis-fit are sought, and a revised model is used to address them. This brings up another strength of the book: the discussion and treatment of measures of model fit (and sensitivity of inferences) is lucid and enlightening. Some readers may wish the computational methods were spelled out more fully: this book will help you choose an appropriate statistical model, and the ways to look for serious violations of it, but it will take a bit of work to convert the ideas into computational algorithms. This is not to say that the computational methods aren't discussed, merely that many of the details are left to the reader. The reader expecting pseudo-code programs will be disappointed. All in all, I recommend this book for anyone who applies statistical models to data, whether those models are Bayesian or not. I especially recommend it for researchers who are curious about Bayesian methods but do not see the point of them---Chapter 5, and particularly section 5.5 (an example chosen from educational testing), beautifully addresses this issue. ... Read more |
10. Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel (Great Discoveries) by Rebecca Goldstein | |
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Book Description Kurt Gödel is considered the greatest logician since Aristotle. His monumental theorem of incompleteness demonstrated that in every formal system of arithmetic there are true statements that nevertheless cannot be proved. The result was an upheaval that spread far beyond mathematics, challenging conceptions of the nature of the mind. Rebecca Goldstein, a MacArthur-winning novelist and philosopher, explains the philosophical vision that inspired Gödel's mathematics, and reveals the ironic twist that led to radical misinterpretations of his theorems by the trendier intellectual fashions of the day, from positivism to postmodernism. Ironically, both he and his close friend Einstein felt themselves intellectual exiles, even as their work was cited as among the most important in twentieth-century thought. For Gödel , the sense of isolation would have tragic consequences. This lucid and accessible study makes Gödel's theorem and its mindbending implications comprehensible to the general reader, while bringing this eccentric, tortured genius and his world to life. About the series:Great Discoveries brings together renowned writers from diverse backgrounds to tell the stories of crucial scientific breakthroughs—the great discoveries that have gone on to transform our view of the world. ... Read more |
11. Mathematics: A Human Endeavor, Third Edition by Harold R Jacobs | |
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Math as science, art and life Jacobs' writing is clear (which cannot be said for many books on math at any level) and his organization sweeps the reader right along. Though technically a textbook, this is excellent reading for anyone who's interested in learning about math. I read it in junior high school, and have re-read bits and pieces as I progressed through college and graduate school. His subjects are complex enough to merit rethinking, yet his explanations clear enough to be grasped by the first time reader. Truly one of the great introductory math texts -- especially for those who think they don't need to know or can't understand math.
This book fosters true love of math.
Best Introduction to Mathematics !
For women and others "afraid of math" |
12. For All Practical Purposes : Mathematical Literacy in Today's World (paperback version) (Comap, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications) by Comap | |
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13. Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers, Third Edition by Calvin T. Long, Duane W. DeTemple | |
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14. Basic College Mathematics (6th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Stanley A. Salzman, Diana L. Hestwood | |
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15. Mathematical Applications the Management, Life, and Social Sciences by Ronald J. Harshbarger, James J. Reynolds | |
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Book Description Intended for a two-semester applied calculus course or a two-term course of finite mathematics and applied calculus, Mathematical Applications, 7/e, presents concepts and skills in an approachable way for students of varying abilities and interests. Applications cover diverse topics that are important to students in the management, life, and social sciences.
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16. Advanced modelling in finance using Excel and VBA by MaryJackson, MikeStaunton | |
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The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing the spreadsheets, VBA functions and macros used throughout the work. ... Read more Reviews (10)
Comprehensive coverage of VBA financial models Many subjects are materials not normally covered in a typical MBA curriculum (although they would in a MS program) Examples: in Chapter 13, Non-normal Distributions and Implied Volatility, the authors showed the way to model a Black & Scholes Equity Option using the more realistic non-normal distribution assumptions acounting for skewness and kurtosis (non-symetry and fat tails). In the Appendix, author introduced the ARIMA models in Excel (modeled typically with statistical or time-series software packages, such as SAS or SPSS), splines curve fitting and lastly estimation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors (for estimation of principal components analysis). You will find the Excel/VBA codes bundled in the CD handy for those who wish to develop more advanced models. This book is a godsend for busy practitioners who want to master quickly the art and science of building numerical techniques and coding models with Excel. Feel free to email me if you need to know any details from the book. P.S. book divided into four components
Advanced modelling in finance using Excel and VBA There are some major deficiencies in this book. Noticeably absent topics include: bond portfolio immunization; swap pricing; forwards and futures hedging; the ARCH, GARCH and CHARMA models. My background is in finance, mathematics and computer science. Unlike the guy above, I don't see any need for advanced mathematics in order to study this book. In fact I am sure you don't. The point is to make excel do it for you. However it will a lot easier for those who understand the finance and mathematics behind what they are telling excel to do. I am assuming that those who are considering this book most likely have taken at least one college level calculus course and one statistics course. But I don't think even that is necessary and definitely not stochastic calculus.
Not really satisfying The result is a series of programming black boxes and ugly spreadsheets having only limited usefulness. Although the level of his book is somewhat lower, Benninga's "Financial Modeling" book is much better at explaining the conceptual basis of financial models. A good programmer will be better off with Benninga than with Jackson-Staunton.
Stochastic Calculus? The book not only applies to my current vocation, but i have found practical application for this book in the Scandanavian Seal clubbing industry. I have stopped my wheels spinning, life is a truly experience after reading this book. I also highly recommend Dr. Zeus, Cat in the Hat & Green eggs & Ham!
Highly Recommended |
17. Calculus by Elgin H. Johnston, Jerry Mathews | |
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18. Mathematics for Finance: An Introduction to Financial Engineering (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series) by Marek Capinski, Tomasz Zastawniak | |
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A very good book
A great introduction to financial engineering There are a few typos in various places and it is well worth visiting the book's web page at www.springeronline.com/1-85233-330-8 (and click on the accompanying website) for a list of corrections. At the same place, I have also located some nice Excel files that can be downloaed, with numerical solutions to case studies and excercises in the more advanced chapters - these are neatly designed and are of great help in following the text. I just wish there was even more material covered in similar Excel files. In all respects, a great book this, and well worth spending under 20 quid.
an excellent introduction |
19. Basic Mathematics (9th Edition) by Marvin L. Bittinger | |
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Basic Math at Your Own Pace
AMAZING!
Why is the InterAct Math Tutorial Software not included. |
20. Calculus with Applications (8th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey | |
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