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81. Elementary Linear Algebra by Howard A.Anton | |
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Okay if required, but
Great textbook
8th edition is the best yet As always, the writing style is clear and the exercises are well-chosen. I can't imagine teaching linear algebra with any other author.
Great Linear Algebra text
This book is a jewel of the didactic |
82. 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" |
83. Modern Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition by John E. Freund | |
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84. Introduction to Probability by Dimitri P. Bertsekas, John N. Tsitsiklis | |
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Book Description The book covers the fundamentals of probability theory (probabilistic models, discrete and continuous random variables, multiple random variables, and limit theorems), which are typically part of a first course on the subject. It also contains, a number of more advanced topics, including transforms, sums of random variables, least squares estimation, the bivariate normal distribution, and a fairly detailed introduction to Bernoulli, Poisson, and Markov processes. The book strikes a balance between simplicity in exposition and sophistication in analytical reasoning. Some of the more mathematically rigorous analysis is explained intuitively in the text, and is developed in detail (at the level of advanced calculus) in the numerous solved theoretical problems. This text is being currently used in introductory probability classes at several universities, including M.I.T., Berkeley, and Stanford. ... Read more Reviews (2)
great book! Testimonial: I recently adopted "Introduction to Probability" as the text for a first-year, masters of engineering course on stochastic systems, and it was a great experience. In working with the book, I found that the authors' thoughtful approach really helps to solidify the students' understanding of basic concepts. For example, the text's approach to conditional probability, particularly with its emphasis on sample-space, is so clear that several students (even the TA) came to me afterward saying that, prior to reading the book, they never had a clear understanding of what the formulas actually mean. From an instructor's perspective, "Introduction to Probability" is easy to use. It is accessible to students with diverse backgrounds, and it is also well-balanced, with lots of intuitive/motivating discussion in the main body of each chapter and advanced concepts in extended end-of-the chapter problems. The authors support the text by making available a large amount of supplementary material on the web, including supplementary exercises (suitable for homework or exams) and lecture notes from their introductory probability course at MIT. I highly recommend "Introduction to Probability" to anyone preparing to teach an introductory course on stochastic systems, probability, and stochastic processes.
The odds are you'll love this book I recently found myself looking at several probability books to give a recommendation to a friend. This book (by two well-known MIT professors of Electrical Engineering) is a wonderful treatment in terms of its style (simple informal explanations, motivating discussions, frequent notes of a historical/philosophical nature); its selection of topics (the basics, mainly, usually from the most useful perspective); its rigor and accuracy; its reasonable brevity; its rather conventional point of view (contrast it, for example, with the very interesting recent book by E. Jaynes); and its humor. ... Read more |
85. 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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86. Intermediate Algebra (8th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby | |
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EXCELLANTO
Thorough but overkill
A Terrific Sequel to Beginning Algebra.
Helps a lot
A problem-centered math text... Even more worrisome, however, is the absence of conceptual integration, other than that these 11 topics are "important" if you want to go to advanced algebra or college geometry. The one pertinent conceptual comment was that polynomials are to algebra as numbers are to arithmetic, but the authors never followed up on this. It is not clear, for example, why inverse functions are related (or not) to conic sections. The handling of systems of linear equations borrowed liberally from matrix algebra, but the authors chose not to demonstrate more general solutions and stuck with solving the problems "manually." More than concepts in math, American students know how to solve problems, which presumably is why this book, reflecting its intended audience, is so problem-saturated. Even so, when we test our best students against the best from other countries, we do not fare too well. Perhaps it is because we ignore the structure of the thinking in math, and substitute problem-solving instead. The result is that attentive students will know the notes, and some will know the notes quite well, but not the music. ... Read more |
87. Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics with Data Files CD-ROM by David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams | |
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Great Text!! P.S.: If you happen to be an Information Systems/Information Technology major (such as myself) DO NOT RE-SELL THIS BOOK! You will need the information in this book in your future Info Systems courses, and you will definitely realize the TRUE value of this text!
A useful book. . . In today's world, frequently persons enter the business profession from a background in something other than what in the past might have been considered traditional avenues. Not all business textbooks recognize this (see my review for "Mathematical Applications")! However, this book seems to be an exception. The material is presented in a logical format; key formulae are highlighted and set off from the rest of the text; and in-depth business examples are given in each chapter, demonstrating the particular statistical tools to be taught. A useful and recommended volume. ... Read more |
88. Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence by Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett | |
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Great if you really want to do longitudinal data analysis
Best thing since sliced bread! |
89. Calculus and Its Applications, 10th Edition by Larry J. Goldstein, David I. Schneider, David C. Lay | |
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Good Text for Basic Calculus Concepts I found this book very easy to use.It presents the information in a very terse, straightforward manner.Basically, it cuts down on the mathematical theory and allows students to solve the important equations quick and easy.Instead of being lost in complicated definations of derivations, I was able to quickly find derivations and discover their uses in functions. This is the book that I used for my "Calculus for Social and Natural Science Majors" course.Personally, I feel that I learned much from this book.I never took a Calculus class in high school and wasn't the most mathematically inclinded so i was sure that Calculus was going to be tough.This book made it really easy to understand and somehow Calculus turned into one of my easiest classes. This book, however, is not for those who plan on taking higher level Calculus classes.It has most of the fundamentals, but not more advanced topics.Also, several topics are presented out of order from a regular Calc 1 class (so I'm told).For instance, calculus of several varibles--a topic usually covered in a third level course--occurs before techniques of intregration. The book is quite suitable for a Business/Natural Science Calc class, as it was intended to be used for, and overall seems to make the subject easier.It provides a good means of jumping right into the subject.
awful
Horrible text on an already difficult subject
Whats the difference between the 8th and 7th eds? In compairing the 7th and8th editions there is almost NO difference between the two.I think I ranaccross under 10( at most) total changes, and they were VERY minor.Whyprint another edition?More money to charge university students isprobably why. Oh, and I did very well in the 2 semesters...so Im not justbitching either! ... Read more |
90. Intermediate Algebra (3rd Edition) by K. Elayn Martin-Gay | |
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Sometimes complex
I can't wait to get this book!
Very Complete
I Wish I Had This Book in High School
An interesting math textbook! |
91. Elementary Diffential Equations with Boundary Value Problems (5th Edition) by C. Henry Edwards, David E. Penney | |
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Very good
As good as it gets
Good book but a strong background on calculus required. |
92. Calculus for Dummies by MarkRyan | |
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Book Description Well, the good news is that you can master calculus. It's not nearly as tough as its mystique would lead you to think. Much of calculus is really just very advanced algebra, geometry, and trig. It builds upon and is a logical extension of those subjects. If you can do algebra, geometry, and trig, you can do calculus. Calculus For Dummies is intended for three groups of readers:
This is a user-friendly math book. Whenever possible, the author explains the calculus concepts by showing you connections between the calculus ideas and easier ideas from algebra and geometry. Then, you'll see how the calculus concepts work in concrete examples. All explanations are in plain English, not math-speak. Calculus For Dummies covers the following topics and more:
Don't buy the misconception. Sure calculus is difficult – but it's manageable, doable. You made it through algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Well, calculus just picks up where they leave off – it's simply the next step in a logical progression. ... Read more Reviews (4)
One glaring weakness
Refreshing Approach to the Fundamentals of Calculus I highly recommend Ryan's book. He limits complexity (and warns you when he is doing so) to keep the material accessible. For the ultra rigorous analysis, there are many college texts available. But if you are new to Calculus, or looking for a different and refreshing approach to the basics, you will find "Calculus for Dummies" a wise investment. If you are taking Calculus in school and are having some problems understanding the material (and who hasn't?), this book will help you "decode" some of the more difficult concepts. I am sure that it is destined to become a valuable catalyst text on many a struggling math student's desktop.
Excellent Book This book is worth every penny if you are a student. If you're a beginning calculus student, you will probably get more use out of this book than your text, as did I.
Excellent calculus companion for high school and college The book starts off with a refresher for algebra and such and then eliminates any fears of limits the reader might have. The fundamental idea of a limit (without the advanced delta-epsilon notation) allows the reader to thoroughly understand the backbone of calculus. Differentiation is treated in detail with examples in power rule, chain rule, quotient rule, and applications (which the reader will have absolutely NO problem with after reading this book). The concept of integration is explained so that the reader may see the fundamental principles of infinite summation of rectangles of miniature area. "Calculus For Dummies" has a strong presentation of integration techniques (especially integration by parts and the LIATE method pneumonic device) as well as trigonometric, volume and surface area, substitution, and indefinite integration. Lastly, "Calc for Dummies" concludes with a discussion of infinite series. The book explains each of the 10 methods covered and also offers tips as to which method to use for a specific occasion. All in all, a tremendously well-written book for those taking Calculus for the first time, those who need a companion for their current calc class, as well as those wishing for a refresher. "Calculus For Dummies" is very readable and allows the reader to understand the beautiful language of calculus without the rigors of proofs most calc textbooks have. ... Read more |
93. Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering (2nd Edition) by Albert Leon-Garcia | |
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Used in Graduate Class on Probability and Random Processes I feel main problem with the book is the examples not very helpful in solving the 100+ problems that accompany each chapter. Most of the examples were just useless explanations graphs. The book also seems to gloss over some of the important concepts needed to solve the homework problems. The only homework problems that I found useful were the MATLAB examples. I would recommend doing these problems even if they are not assigned. The book also does a poor job covering applications, especially in the later chapters on random processes. I would have been interested in more signal processing and communications applications, the main reason I took a course on probability and random processes. As far a background for a person using this book, I would recommend the person be graduate student with a solid math background.
What a terrible book The book describes everything with a lot of examples. As a result of this you do not get a basic understanding, but rather some examples that you can adapt and use for a problem that you have to solve. It is like learning that a wheel is turning because you might turn it with your hand, rather than because you are applying a torque to it. Or that a lamp is turned on because you might hit the switch, rather than because a current flows through it. For some reason everything has to be described with CDFs instead of PDFs in the book. It seems like PDFs are something that is difficult to imagine for the author. I once had a teacher in a class, and a book containing a lot of examples like this one. He claimed that he could write everything the book contained on 2 pages - He was right!! I think the same thing could be done with this book. Do not choose this book. It is highly unrecommended.
I can't believe something like this even exists! Where do I begin: -The biggest grip I have with this book is the problem set. The problems in this book are, literally, just plain hard. The author expects you to do problems,using the techniques they used in proving an actual theorem! I'm not talking about using the actual theorem, but the actual steps they used. I'm an undergrad in a graduate course, and most of the graduate students aren't even doing well on the homework assignments. I consider myself a pretty decent student. I was able to learn DSP using the Oppenheim book(with the aid of a teacher's solution manual of course). The problems in this book are harder than the problems in Oppenheim's DSP book(and I have a teachers solution manual for this prob. book). The bottomline is that 80-100 problems per chapter won't do anyone any good if they can't solve those problems. -The author's notation is extremely weird, confusing, and downright bad. -I just have the strangest feeling that the author is trying to make the students,whom are using the text, feel like they're stupid. -This book is nine years old. I think the author should rewrite the text from scratch. -My instructor is literally terrible, so I'm going through a lot of hell in this course. -And finally, the author, when explaining the theory, uses alot of tedious reasoning and formulas when doing certain theorems. For example, when he's explaining the concept of a bernoulli distribution, the author uses the indicator function to explain the concept. This is not even needed to explain this concept(I have checked this several books, and this was not done), and it's a bit tedious and pointless to include it in the theory. -My communication systems teacher told our class last semester, that learning from enigneering books is not a good way to learn material. This is all because the authors like to show off their intellectual skill and nothing more. They usually forget to include problems by the time of publishing, and have to delay the release of the book to include problems. And what do they include, diffcult problems, which are really not needed to learn introductory concepts.
Useful, non-rigorous reference During my doctoral studies, I gained a different perspective. I consistently found the book to be a valuable starting point for many concepts and I now find the examples a quick way to brush up on elementary principles. However, Leon-Garcia doesn't give a thorough approach to probability theory (there are essentially no theorems) and avoids set theory almost entirely. To really put my teeth into something, I would have to track down a more advanced text for any particular concept I was interested in. Basically, Leon-Garcia tries to seperate "Probability and Random Processes" from rigorous mathematics.... something similar to eating fat-free cheesecake.
so so book |
94. Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers, Third Edition by Calvin T. Long, Duane W. DeTemple | |
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95. Probability and Statistics (3rd Edition) by Morris H. DeGroot, Mark J. Schervish | |
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Good intro for self-study Logical steps are shown in detail; else logical gaps are contained within a level such that a first time reader can fill in the gap with a pencil and paper. Occasional mix with Bayesian perspective is also a feature. Answers to odd-numbered exercises are provided except ones that ask derivations and proofs. Exercises that require some tricks are provided with hints. In these respects, this textbook is suitable for self-study. Upon completion of the entire material, I feel concepts are developed well up to Hypothesis testing Chapter 8 where the presentation of material reaches climax and its level of exposition is somewhat higher than other chapters. Thereafter, simple linear regression is treated in detail, but coverage and detail of materials seem to deteriorate from the following general regression section, nonparametrics and thereafter. Kolmogorov-Smirnov Tests section is treated nicely though. Anova section lacks in coverage. The new simulation chapter is presented more like a demonstration rather than an introduction. I have never seen the previous 2nd edition (unfortunately Dr. Degroot is no longer with us), but according to the preface of this 3rd edition, Dr. Schervish describes 8 major changes from the previous edition. Notable are some material removed from the previous (likelihood principle, Gauss-Markov theorem, and stepwise regression), some added (lognormal distribution, quantiles, prediction and prediction intervals, improper priors, Bayes test, power functions, M-estimators, residual plots in linear models and Bayesian analysis of simple linear regression), more exercises and examples, special notes, introduction and summary to each section, and so on. I find the last in the list is somewhat disturbing, especially introduction parts that are often redundant with the very next paragraph. On the other hand, I find that special notes provide good insights. I wish they included introduction to Statistical Decision theory, full coverage of regression analysis to be usable such as diagnosis, transformation and variable selection, coverage of Multivariate Normal distribution, more coverage and depth in nonparametrics and simulation, and lists of recommended readings for further study at the end of each section with comments. There are a noticeable number of typos as of this first printing I have. I sent suggestions for typos and was impressed that Dr. Schervish updated errata list within a few days at his homepage. I wish all authors were like him being responsible.
How to remain a classic - Clearly written; This books has been long without a revision and we can see easily that it is much better. The main improvement is the computational treatment of Statistics in terms of theory and exercises. And, of course, it is visually more pleasant. You may think this is little, though. But, a classical is so well done that there is not much more to do. This is the case. So the second author adds what was difficult when DeGroot first wrote it (computational stuff, as I said) and suppress what is out of fashion or has been overcome. I think it is still the best option to start out to learn Statistics.
Cannot follow the logic --2nd Ed. I am trying to learn Probability and Statistics on my own, and I find it very difficult with this book. The book does do somethings well. It does explain concepts better than what I have read so far (Schaum's). However, in the sections on combinatorics, especially, and thereafter I cannot follow the logic. I read an example problem, the solution is given immediately with little explanation as to how. The author says the bare minimum e.g. here n=52 and k=13. I have seen the combinatoric calculations, that are the solutions, in a multitude of ways, with sums in the numerator, products in the numerator, and it is not at all obvious as to why. There is insufficient discussion in the solution. Then in working the exercises, there is nonuniform quality with the even-number solutions. Some answers just have a number, others have the formula, and some have numbers with factorials so you can kind of guess what the author did. But in the case where there is just a number, you can't. Can you learn from this book? Sure you can, but my prediction (after reading Ch. 1) is that it's about as difficult as trying to learn a programming language by looking at syntax and running the code, having no programming experience.
Great stats book
best introduction to the field |
96. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (2nd Edition) by John E. Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffrey D. Ullman | |
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Very useful book for GRE CS Subject preparation (part III)
A very good book for theory of computing
first edition is a classic, the second one unremarkable Sadly, the second edition misses a great deal of the first edition. Many chapters were removed. Important lemmas and theorems are missing. I would gladly exchange my second edition for the first one, if it wasn't out of print. J.
Excellent introductory text, but has several weaknesses The topics of complexity classes and NP-Completeness, as well as the chapter on Turing Machines are rather succint and do not cover the full depth. Papadimitriou's "Computational Complexity" does a better job in this respect, even though it is not at all flawless. Some might say that there is a reason why this book is introductory, but I argue that instead of doing a poor job, the authors should have maybe just made another book dealing with the above-mentioned topics. PS: My professor told me that the first edition was much better - maybe you could find it somewhere in the library, if interested.
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97. Basic Statistical Analysis (7th Edition) by Richard C. Sprinthall | |
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98. Basic College Mathematics (6th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Stanley A. Salzman, Diana L. Hestwood | |
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99. Edgeware: insights from complexity science for health care leaders by Brenda Zimmerman, Paul Plsek, Curt Lindberg | |
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Complexity science explained to the masses! Such is the nature of "Edgeware", a new book by Zimmerman, Lindberg, and Plsek. "Edgeware" is aimed at health care leaders--nurses, doctors, and administrators--who want to learn specific techniques and intervention strategies based on the premises of complexity. The book is broken up into four sections: a user-friendly primer on complexity, a summary of basic managerial principles based on complexity (e.g. "grow complex systems by chunking"), tales from the field (e.g. "Learn-as-You-Go Strategic Management", a story from University of Louisville Hospital), and Aides (e.g. "wicked questions" that surface differences in people's mental models). Additionally there is an appendix written by Adelphi professor Jeff Goldstein that provides the most effective "non-mathematical" nominal definitions of complexity terms that exists anywhere. The book is unique in several respects. First, the authors span an intriguing experiential set. Zimmerman is an associate professor of business at York University in Toronto, and has written extensively on the "fractal" nature of organizations, and on emergent strategic planning. Lindberg directs an educational and consultative activity within VHA (Voluntary Hospitals of America, a purchasing cooperative that also engages in leadership and organizational development, and encompasses over 1400 health care providers in the U.S.), transfering the concepts of complexity into health care practice. Plsek is a former corporate quality manager at AT&T who now consults extensively in health care quality issues. Second, the book is the result of an evolutionary design process where it was given extensive "field testing" before being finalized. "Edgeware" essentially serves as the handbook for VHA's efforts to spread the concepts of complexity into practice. Third, the book is arranged in a hypertext fashion (in fact, it is available on-line to VHA members), in a fashion similar to Senge et al's "Fifth Discipline Fieldbook". For example, references to books or articles, or principles and aides, are made in the margin of each "tale"; the book does not need to be read sequentially. Fourth, the science of the book is solid. Unlike so many other business and complexity books being published, the principles of complexity are represented faithfully. Finally, the book's section on "Aides" gives practitioners very specific advice on how to move from theory to practice, another missing element in most current business and complexity books. This book is an excellent read and reference for anyone interested in the application of complexity principles to business and social systems.
from Dan Beckham, contributing editor of Healthcare Forum
At last. Authors who reveal the clarity in complexity. Don't get me wrong. Applying complexity is hard work. No book will ever make it easy to abandon command-and-control leadership or to let organizations "play" their way into the future. But with EDGEWARE as your guide, the work will be joyous. ... Read more |
100. Time Series Analysis by James Douglas Hamilton | |
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Book Description The book is intended to provide students and researchers with a self-contained survey of time series analysis. It starts from first principles and should be readily accessible to any beginning graduate student, while it is also intended to serve as a reference book for researchers. ... Read more Reviews (18)
An excellent bridge to advanced econometrics
excellent general textbook on time-series econometrics
this book rules btw, the author seems like a nice guy, too. one time, i had a question about his treatment of the kalman filter, and he actually responded to my email.
Quite some beach read
Not mathematically rigorous enough I actually think that Hamilton provides mathematical derivations where these are not too complicated and avoids them where it gets pretty tough. Case in point is the chapter on multivariate time series analysis, where estimation and forecasting of VMA and VARMA models is completely ignored. Actually, VARMA models are not even mentioned in the book. Hamilton only tackles VAR models, which are pretty easy to estimate due to their regression properties. Otherwise, I think Hamilton tackles a wide range of topics. However, as an alternative I prefer Brockwell&Davis (the yellow book). It does not cover such a wide range of topics but in the end, it covers what it covers extremely rigorously, without leaving any questions unanswered and without shying away from tough mathematics. ... Read more |
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