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141. Statistics: A First Course
by Donald H. Sanders, Robert K. Smidt
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Asin: 0072295473
Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College
Sales Rank: 87159
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Written for introductory statistics courses found in departments of mathematics, business, social science, and educational two and four year schools. High-school algebra is the only prerequisite. Statistics: A First Course is written in an informal style without omitting the more difficult concepts. Sanders utilizes an intuitive presentation that encourages students to use a common sense approach to data analysis. Over 2100 problems drawn from health care, business and economics, the social and physical sciences, engineering, education, and leisure activities demonstrate the wide range of questions that can be answered with the help of statistical analysis techniques. To enhance the appeal and readability of the text, scores of minicases, STATISTICS IN ACTION, are found in the margins. These minicases provide examples of "real world" statistical applications and can be used to stimulate class discussions. Additionally, the material on probability has been extensively revised and updated and a timely chapter (Ch. 10) on Quality Control has been written for the new edition. Examples showing how computer statistical software packages may be used to eliminate computational drudgery and support analysis and decision-making efforts are integrated throughout the text. A Computer Exercise section at the end of each chapter gives students further practice in using statistical software. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You don't need to be afraid of Statistics
This is a very friendly statistics book.It is easy to read and understand.The authors also throw in some humorous comments now and then that is something you wouldn't expect to find in a statistics book and this seemed to help with the reading.Many real world business examples are used in the book.The example problems and the end of section or chapter problems are from different areas of study such as business, political, social sciences, and science. This is great for understanding how to apply statistics in real life.I would have to say that all the topics and formulas are explained very well.In some cases there are more then one way to write a formula and Sanders and Smidt makes a point of giving you both formulas.You can decide which formula works for you.The book comes with a CD loaded with the data files for all the problems so you don't have to spend time keying in data.There are copies of the data files come in a variety of formats such as Minitab, Excel Windows, and Macintosh.For most of the example problems the book takes you through the steps using Minitab Statistical software and the TI-83 graphing calculator.You are not only learning statistics, but you are also learning how to use Minitab and the TI-83 graphing calculator.In this day and age if you are going to do statistics you need to be able to do it with a computer.I wish they would have also included examples using Microsoft Excel, which more people are apt to have then Minitab. Personally I use both Minitab and Excel. I actually enjoyed reading this book and looked forward to studying.Even though my statistics class is over this book will not be collecting dust for a while as I plan on going back through it to reread or finish reading what I missed or skimmed over. There are still a lot of the problems that I want to do to reinforce what I have already learned.This is a great statistics book to keep as a reference. More then once I have found coworkers looking up stuff in my book. ... Read more


142. Real Analysis (3rd Edition)
by Halsey Royden
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Asin: 0024041513
Catlog: Book (1988-02-02)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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Real Analysis is a shorter version of the author's Advanced Calculus text, and contains just the first nine chapters from the longer text. It provides a rigorous treatment of the fundamental concepts of mathematical analysis for functions of a single variable in a clear, direct way. The author wants students to leave the course with an appreciation of the subject's coherence and significance, and an understanding of the ideas that underlie mathematical analysis. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference, Poor Introduction
This book is an excellent reference for analysis. The proofs are modern and generally excellent, and the treatment of measure and integration is very advanced. However, I would not recommend this book as an introduction; not very much motivation or intuition is provided for the material, and the double-coverage of abstract and real cases is awkward. Recommended substitute: Walter Rudin, Real and Complex Analysis, and Kolmogorov, Introductory Real Analysis.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a pretty average Real Analysis book
The book presents a nice introduction to Lebesgue integration theory. There are a lot of typos so it isn't a good book to learn on your own from because his notation is not rigors. The book doesn't make a good reference either, being that a lot of the important results are left as exercises. So I would have to say this book isn't great, but I would recommend it over a lot of the other analysis books out there. I personally found that Halmos "Measure Theory," was pretty good.

5-0 out of 5 stars this book is just plain good.
I began as a graduate student in applied maths less than a year ago; all of the students that I spoke with prior to that said that real analysis with rudin's book was their worse & hardest class..
So when I walked into MTH 5111 Real Variables I thought oh *&^% what am I in for?? but then I picked up the Royden book and I understood the way he was presenting the materail.. the book is very stright to the point + leaves channelgning problems to the HW sets but the autor clearly outlines. I have learned more from this book and course than any other...

4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for self-study, excellent for reference
I used Royden (2nd edition) as a graduate student over 30 years ago, and have been away from real analysis pretty much ever since (not because of the book(!), but because of being in computers). I've taken a renewed interest in the subject (I'm a pretty random person) and have been surprised at how the material has come back to me, I think because of the readability of the text. It's true, Royden challenges the reader at every turn, but if one has acquired the level of mathematical maturity commensurate with strong interest in analysis, the challenges are appropriate, in my opinion

4-0 out of 5 stars I'm surprised too.
All the negative oppinions say that It repeats allmost identical
contents twice. I cannot understand why so many people feel so uneasy about that. Acutally, It does not repeat the "same" thing. In part one, measure theory on the real line is presented and, after you get pretty good understanding and image in the "real world", the abstraction (or equivalently, axiomazation)of measure In abstract space is given. I think It's the best way of explaining something. I know that many people in this field love the "rudin Style" - Books which contains Definitions and Theorems only.
Oh I envy them. I wish I had the ability to understand something from the essense without rumbling the world I can touch for some time. but It's pretty hard thing to do for me, and I'm sure that most others also are. If you agree with the negative oppinions than you can start from part three. you can get all the contents of Part One. and hopefully, You would be able to Understand all the materials. But I don't think that you will get an clearer image than those who have startde from part one.Even those who complain the system of this book could do that cause they already have read the part one and studied the "same thing" Twice. If they have not read them and started from the part three, they would have complained that It was so abstract. ... Read more


143. Finite Mathematics & Calculus with Applications (6th Edition)
by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-18)
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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144. Trigonometry (7th Edition)
by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider
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Asin: 0321057597
Catlog: Book (2000-12-15)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Sales Rank: 68706
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This book, intended for a graphing calculator optional trigonometry course, offers students the content and tools they will need to successfully master trigonometry.The authors have addressed the needs of students who will continue their study of mathematics, as well as those who are taking trigonometry as their final mathematics course. Emphasis is placed on exploring mathematical concepts by using real date, current applications and optional technology. Applied examples and exercises, allowing students to focus on real-life applications of mathematics. Selected examples feature traditional algebraic as well as optional graphing calculator solutions. We have taken great care to only use this format in examples where the graphing calculator can naturally be used to support and/or enhance the algebraic solution.For those interested in Mathematics. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not Spectacular
I used this book in a semester trigonometry course (covering Chapters 1 through 8), and the book was not the best.First of all, some lessons contained too much information and some too little.In addition, although the exercises are worthwhile, their difficulty levels differ from question to question, so there is no gradual increase in skill and difficulty.The book only provided good explanations on a couple of topics (for example, inverse trig. functions).All in all, the book is "okay"; if you have a good instructor, you'll still learn trigonometry.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good if you are NOT majoring in Math or Engineering
This book really lacks proper theory and instruction. The book focuses more on giving you problems than it does trying to explain the principle and aspect covered in Trigonometry. If you are are looking for a book that can help you out by giving you work(math problems), this is it. Otherwise, stay clear of this book, find a book that has more instructions, more theories, simply more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellentbooks
I bought the book to teach my 15 year old
son trigonometry and it is fantastic.
It has so many clear examples to illustrate
the concepts.
You can't go wrong with this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Clear
Like all math books, this one is just an aid in the classroom. The main source of information is the instructor. This book has really good excersices. The layout is very clear clear. Dont listen to negative reviews, its probably their instructors

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Although it is of much help, to which the book lacks, it was disappointing to say the least. It did little to help simplify the understanding of the book; yet without it, one is much worse. If one needs to take trigonometry, this book will attempt to help, but lacks in great assistance. ... Read more


145. Precalculus Enhanced With Graphing Utilities (3rd Edition)
by Michael Sullivan
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Catlog: Book (2002-04-03)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Sullivan Enhanced with Graphing Utilities series fully integrates the graphing calculator. These widely adopted books are known for their precise careful presentation of mathematics. This precision permeates the book and is particularly evident in the examples, pedagogy and exercises.This book includes coverage a wide range of topics including functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their applications, analytic geometry, systems of equations and inequalities, probability, and an introduction to calculus.For anyone who needs to brush up on everyday or business-related mathematics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best math textbook I ever used!
After going back into this book more and more I can only revise my opinion upward. Sullivan covers almost every topic before calculus and does it in a very straightforward manner. The text has rigor proving many important statements but this is never used in sacrifice of understanding. The student solution manual is also great and highly recomended. A great text and reference book. ... Read more


146. A First Course in String Theory
by Barton Zwiebach
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Asin: 0521831431
Catlog: Book (2004-06-28)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sales Rank: 7713
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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An accessible introduction to string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. The first part deals with basic ideas, reviewing special relativity and electromagnetism while introducing the concept of extra dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are discussed next, and the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings in the light-cone gauge, along with a brief introduction to superstrings. The second part begins with a detailed study of D-branes followed by string thermodynamics. It discusses possible physical applications, and covers T-duality of open and closed strings, electromagnetic fields on D-branes, Born/Infeld electrodynamics, covariant string quantization and string interactions. Primarily aimed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, it will also be ideal for a wide range of scientists and mathematicians who are curious about string theory. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Strings Everywhere
Highly recommended!
Dr. Zwiebach's book is an excellent resource for individuals with at least an undergraduate education in physics who are interested in pursuing string theory and related topics. Advanced students in other disciplines can also benefit with some hard work. It is very well organized, starting with the necessary mathematics and relativistic formalism/notation later used in calculations. The book is very rewarding, leading the student with great detail through derivations and avoiding the common "it can easily be shown that..." statements found in other books. The most enjoyable thing is that you really can begin grasping the basics of string theory and branes. After going through this book (maybe in a one year course) the reader should be prepared enough to start looking at other books such as Hatfield, Polchinski, and Green et. al. ... Read more


147. Statistics for the Utterly Confused (Utterly Confused Series)
by Lloyd R. Jaisingh
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Asin: 0071350055
Catlog: Book (2000-05-25)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 12721
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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Statistics for the Utterly Confused is your user-friendly introduction to elementary statistics, designed especially for non-math majors

Required courses in statistics are cause for alarm among more than 500,000 undergraduates in such disciplines as nursing, allied health, pre-law, pre-medicine, business administration, and criminal justice. This super-accessible book demystifies the dreaded subject for non-math majors.

Statistics for the Utterly Confusedprovides a logical, step-by-step approach to introductory statistics, stripping away confusing material and clarifying key concepts without long, theoretical discussion and includes:

  • Handy icons throughout the text offer easy visual aids
  • 500 self-testing questions
  • Technology Corner sections explain the latest software
  • Provides more than 200 examples and solved problems
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5-0 out of 5 stars Statistics for the Utterly Confused
I am a student at Morehead State University and Business Statistics is one of the most difficult classes in my course requirements until I discovered the book, Statistics for the Utterly Confused. The layout of the book was very thorough and easy to read. I truly appreciated the examples given throughout each chapter. The 'quick tips' and 'its a wrap' sections of the book helped me make sure that I understood the key points that were discussed! I would advise anyone who is having a difficult time with statistics to definitely purchase this book. It was a great investment that helped out tremendously!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Investment for Business Stats Students
I was "utterly confused" until I purchased this book. However, when I followed the instructions on how to complete problems provided by Dr. Jaisingh I gained a greater understanding of statistics. Dr. Jaisingh did a wonderful job of putting this book together. It is easy to read and the problems are almost self-explanatory. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has to take Business Statistics. You did a great job Dr. Jaisingh, I was very impressed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended
For me, more revelant than "Stats for Dummies", the Utterly Confused stats book is more focused toward business stats. I found the Cliffs book a bit stiff, Dummies too loose and Utterly confused just about right. At least it helped decipher the Business Stats text book I was trying to wrap my arms around.

There's no substitute for a Stats course, and the utterly confused stats book should help ease one into the lingo and nomenclature rather than suffer a head-on crash with syllabus and curriculum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't take statistics without it.
I took a statistics correspondence course for credit. The study guide made no sense to me. I finally got online and found this book. I was hesitant, because like the computer instructions you get, Statistic instructors think they are dummying it down for us but are only dummying it down for them. I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the quesions at the end. You are able to apply the knowledge immediately and get feedback. I received an A in the course, and not from the expensive study guide that I bought that was supposed to help me pass.
Any average person who is required to take statistics should get this book. If it helped me, it will help anyone. Thanks Dr. Jaisingh

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and Concise
I bought the book looking for something to assist in prepping people for 6 Sigma training in the statistics of analyze phase. Many people have been out of school for a long time or never got into the statistics of 6 sigma before. The goal was to find a primer to help them over the hump before the training.

I found this book to he helpful to me, and have to test it on someone less familar with statistics.

What I liked about it is that it covered 90% of the topics I needed, ANOVA, multi-variate statistics, DOE, and non-parametrics are not included. It did provide a clear, concise description of the topics in a manner that should not lose non-mathematicans. It is not rigorous like a text book, but does a descent job of explaining things in lay language while attempting to bridge the gap between lay language and more correct useage.

My search was not exhustive, but I like this book, and I know it helped one co-worker understand the basics in her college stats course.

Where I found it a little weak is in describing the mathematical notations used (summation signs, etc.). It could have been a little stronger at translating the statistics in to practical useage in the real world. ... Read more


148. Mathematics for Finance: An Introduction to Financial Engineering (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)
by Marek Capinski, Tomasz Zastawniak
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Asin: 1852333308
Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Designed to form the basis of an undergraduate course in mathematical finance, this book builds on mathematical models of bond and stock prices and covers three major areas of mathematical finance that all have an enormous impact on the way modern financial markets operate, namely: Black-Scholes' arbitrage pricing of options and other derivative securities; Markowitz portfolio optimization theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; and interest rates and their term structure. Assuming only a basic knowledge of probability and calculus, it covers the material in a mathematically rigorous and complete way at a level accessible to second or third year undergraduate students. The text is interspersed with a multitude of worked examples and exercises, so it is ideal for self-study and suitable not only for students of mathematics, but also students of business management, finance and economics, and anyone with an interest in finance who needs to understand the underlying theory. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A very good book
This is a very good book for teaching financial mathematics. The only snag is the absence of Black-Scholes equations. The discussion of Portfolio analysis is an excellent addition.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to financial engineering
This is a great book at a great price. As an undegraduate student reading for a degree in mathematics with financial management, I've found this textbook to be of great help in the derivative securities and portfolio theory modules I am doing this year. There is a nice balance between examples, theory, and exercises (all complete with solutions). The examples and excercises have been particularly helpful to me - they don't just illustrate and consolidate the various topics, but most importantly prepare the ground for the exciting new ideas to come. Compared to other books recommended for my mudules in mathematical finance, this is by far the most readable. What seems to be daunting mathematical theory full of unnesessary abstractions in the other books I have tried, this one has somehow managed to appear easy, indeedd almost obvious when you come to think of it (just look at pricing American options, for example!).

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.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent introduction
Absolutely fantastic introduction to Financial Engineering. The first thing that strikes me about this gem is that it is very readable: the authors' writing style is straight-forward and concise, and at the same time manages to explain the concepts very well: no lecturing, no wordiness. There is a prevailing pattern of presentation to ideas: introduction, example, theorem, proof, excercise, and it works out wonderfully. The text is well integrated with equations. Well worth the money. ... Read more


149. Basic Mathematics (9th Edition)
by Marvin L. Bittinger
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Catlog: Book (2002-03-11)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Basic Math at Your Own Pace
I consider my self not good at math and this book really taught me what I did not learn in high school. It has several exercises and several examples to follow. From fractions to geometry everything is lay out. Very easy to understand and right to the point.

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
This book is so simple to understand. The examples help out so much with the exercises. I thought my math class would be very difficult but with the help of this book I know I'll pass the class.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why is the InterAct Math Tutorial Software not included.
The only thing I can find wrong is that the disk mentioned in the Preface was not included with the book. Would be nice to know how to acquire this disk. Something like phone numbers, sales stores, or even how much the cost is for people who can afford it. Will the school be able to acquire one? Very sketchy data about this tool. Otherwise the book is excellent. ... Read more


150. Statistics for Management and Economics
by Gerald Keller, Brian Warrack
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Duxbury Press
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS is the worldwide best selling business statistics text. It is currently being used at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world. This text teaches students how to apply statistics to real business problems through the authors' unique three-step approach to problem solving. Students learn to IDENTIFY the right technique by focusing on the relationship between the problem and data type. They then learn to COMPUTE the answer either by hand, using Excel, or using MINITAB. Finally, they INTERPRET the results in the context of the problem. This approach enhances student comprehension as well as practical skills, and offers maximum flexibility to instructors wishing to teach concepts by hand or with the computer, or by using both hand and computer methods. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My Bible
This book became my statistics bible. After never attending any statistics classes at the University, I was suddenly forced to work with multiple regressions at work. This book helped me understand all about statistics that I needed for my business purposes. The examples are very helpfull to understand what the tests actually do and how you can solve your own inference problems. I read the whole book in about 10 days (2 hours a day) at the beach and now work mainly with the overviews in the last chapters when I have a problem to solve at work.

1-0 out of 5 stars A lot of ambiguity and errors
I had to use this edition as text book for my Statistics Course in an MBA Program and found multiple errors and ambiguities in describing basic concepts. Lack of rigurousity in presentation is pervasive. Although an engineer by formation, I found this book a terrible reading as an initiation in statistics!

1-0 out of 5 stars Warning don't go near the 5th edition
The 5th edition of this book, available still in many places, is one awful book. The instructions for most of the Minitab examples are incomplete and in many cases worthless. Many explanations are superficial and the tie in to the overall statistical picture is weak. I have heard the 6th is better, the 5th should not have been printed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Basic an clearly understandable
This book covers a wide area of fields necessary for business and economic students. It also explains how to go on if necessary conditions are violated. Time-series analysis, which is very important for economic students, are not covered to the extent as other topics, but it nevertheless gives a good introduction of other statistical concepts necessary for understanding following books on time series analysis. For my opion there are a little bit to much exercises than necessary, for an autodidactic study but enough for class room work. A very fine feature is that there never come up terminologies which has not been discussed before and one can use MS-Excel.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's a very usefull book
It's realy usefull for to problem solving. It helps to learn easly to solve the problems with Excel. ... Read more


151. Introduction to Analysis
by EdwardD. Gaughan
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Catlog: Book (1997-12-10)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book takes a rigorous approach to, and therefore creates a deeper understanding of, the usual topics handled in one-dimensional calculus--limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and infinite series. The text was designed to bridge the gap between intuitive calculus courses normally offered at the undergraduate level and the sophisticated analysis courses offered at the senior or graduate level. The author wrote the book with two goals in mind: the development of a rigorous foundation for the basic topics of analysis, and the less tangible acquisition of an accurate intuitive feeling for analysis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction
I believe the author has given students a wonderful text for the beginning of analysis.I disagree with the student who stated that the proofs are unclear.When I took this class last fall, all of the proofs were not clear in the beginning but with a little clarifying by my professor, they quickly became understandable.The problems at the end of the sections are designed to help students fully understand the chapter and while some of the problems require a lot of extra work, they are not impossible.It seems to me if you gave this book a bad review, it was because you were unwilling to put forth the time and effort to fully understand the material.This book was extremely helpful and guided the class in a clear and concise manner.

1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely unclear
As a math major, I am of course interested in the subject of Real Analysis. But I cannot agree with the other reviews in that the book is very UNACCESSIBLE to undergraduates! I have poured through the first 3 chapters until I almost have them memorized and the concepts are NOT CLEAR. Instead of explaining what is going on, the author rambles on about the "beauty" of his subject and how "we" as students should "carefully" digest the ideas. The examples and proofs are NOT clear and are NOTHING like the HW problems! In fact the proofs are so incomplete, that proving them in the fashion that the author does, does not convince my professor??? This book is a BIG waste of over $100 and a class that I might have enjoyed if the author could see outside of his ego and stop trying to show off to undergraduates who do not know the subject yet!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book by Great Guru
In my college days ,i found Edward D gaughan's 'Introduction to Analysis',amidst pile of other books.I read the preface countless times.With his words of encouragement and admonishment ,writer makes you more comfortable ,in your long journey ofMathematics which is real and abstract at once!! I liked this book;After a decade still i fondly remember this book !!I recommend this book whole heartedly, to any one who is sincere in his approach and wants to become first rate mathematician.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
At first glance, the book appears too thin.But once you've delved a few pages into it, you immediately recognize that the author has simply mastered the art of brevity - while remainining eminently readable.The book covers all the material needed for an undergraduate analysis course - and covers it extremely well.The proofs are easy to follow and extremely instructive, so that the book can also be used in a "Bridge to Advanced Mathematics" or "How to do Proofs" that some schools offer to their math majors to ease the transition from problem-based lower-division courses to proof-based upper-division courses.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good, Rigorous Introduction to Analysis
I used this book for an undergraduate course in Analysis and was pleased with it. It is well-organized with poignant examples. The physical construction of the book, however, proved not to be as good as the contentand it is quite worn. ... Read more


152. A World Without Time
by Palle Yourgrau
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Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
Publisher: Basic Books
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It is a widely known but insufficiently appreciated fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Goedel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein's life. They walked home together from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy,politics, and the lost world of German-Austrian science in which they had grown up. What is not widely known is that in 1949 Goedel made a remarkable discovery: there exist possible worlds described by the theory of relativity in which time, as we ordinarily understand it, does notexist.He added a philosophical argument that demonstrates, by Goedel's lights, that as a consequence, time does not exist in our world either.If Goedel is right, Einstein has not just explained time; he has explained it away.

Without committing himself to Goedel's philosophical interpretation of his discovery, Einstein acknowledged that his friend had made an important contribution to the theory of relativity, a contribution that he admitted raised new and disturbing questions about what remains of time in his own theory. Physicists since Einstein have tried without success to find an error in Goedel's physics or a missing element in relativity itself that would rule out the applicability of Goedel's results. Philosophers, for the most part, have been silent.

_A World Without Time_, addressed to experts and non experts alike, brings to life the sheer intellectual drama of the companionship of Goedel and Einstein, and places their discoveries -- which can only be measured on a millennial scale -- in the context of the great and disturbing intellectual movements of the twentieth century -- in physics, mathematics, logic, philosophy, and the arts. It contains, as well, a poignant and intimate account of the friendship between these two thinkers, each put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day -- and ours -- and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the work Goedel did, inspired by Einstein, which made clear for the first time the truly revolutionary nature of the theory of relativity, which to this day is hardly recognized. ... Read more


153. Precalculus: A Graphing Approach
by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Bruce H. Edwards
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154. Calculus, Early Transcendentals (6th Edition)
by C. Henry Edwards, David E. Penney
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This revision is nearly a new book—yet it retains the accuracy, mathematical precision, and rigor appropriate that it is known for. This book contains an entire six chapters on early transcendental calculus and a completely new chapter on differential equations and their applications. For professionals who want to brush up on their calculus skills. ... Read more


155. Glencoe Algebra 1: Integration Applications Connections
by Foster
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Average Customer Review: 1.67 out of 5 stars
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Glencoe's Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 balance sound skill and concept development with applications, connections, problem solving, critical thinking, and technology. Whether your students are getting ready for college or the workplace, this program gives them the skills they need for success. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Total waste of time!
All I have to say is that this "book" was definatly not intended for human use, nor was it written by humans who actually understand the human mind.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Material Presented
I'm a student from Ridgeway Middle School in Memphis who is curretly taking Algebra 1. All I have to say about the book is that it is INFESTED with those annoying integration chapters that are: poorly made, come in the middle of the other chapters in a very unexpected time. Also, the book is poorly organized and, the worst part, it has some of the most ridiculus problems that NO ONE will figure out on their own. If it wasn't because my Algebra 1 teacher is a wonderful one, my generation would be lost.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too much to wade through
This book presents too much material in an unorganized fashion. The sections concentrate on so much extra stuff that the math is difficult to follow. It is unclear what is important and what is not with all the vocabulary and activities and practice problems. I haven't seen later editions but it definitely needs to be cleaned up. It does have lots of real world examples and activities but this is algebra 1 and kids need to learn the basics first. One has to pick and choose what to do with it and that's not what I want.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not enough examples. Explanations not clear.
This book frustrated me incredibly during the one year period i had to use it in my schools Algebra class. This book assumes a lot of unexplained math vocabulary as well as insufficient examples in each chapter. If you are someone who learns primarily from examples and sample problems this book will definetely not fit your needs. There is usually one example for each type of problem in the lesson and it is impossible to practice your learning of that problem because in the homework (that includes answers) there is also usually one problem relating to that specific type of problem. I don't know if what i am saying is making sense but DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK unless you enjoy books with no detailed examples, advanced explanations of concepts you have probably never learned, and boring real world connections. After using this book at my school i checked out a few other books and have found that i really enjoy Algebra when i can actually understand it and apply my skills. I think the book is a major deciding point in a students grades. I think more schools should focus on down to earth, but still informative books and maybe then they would see more effort applied to difficult concepts.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy A Different Book
When I write this review, I am really referring to both volumes of the Algebra 1 series. I am a college engineering student and just completed my fourth calculus course. For the past year I have tried to help my younger brother in his Algebra class because this book didn't help at all. Examples are insufficient and the book and tests are riddled with errors. The teacher had to work out all the problems because there were so many mistakes that he could not trust his answer key. A sample of this book's terrible teaching method can be seen when it expects students to use the discriminant to find the nature of the roots for a quadratic equation. It simply has students complete a table in problem number 44 or something and then expects students to be able to tell from the results what the nature of roots for a quadratic equation are on a quiz. Few students succeeded in accomplishing this. In the chapter discussing radicals, the definition of a perfect square is never mentioned! Also students are told to tell the difference between rational and irrational roots by looking at their calculator display. Perhaps if you only use this book as a source for problems, it might be OK. But it is nearly impossible to try and learn something from this book which seems to be fixated on providing pretty graphics instead of relevant examples. My advice: Buy some other Algebra book. It is not possible to put too much effort into the search for a good algebra book because algebra is really the language of science and engineering that needs to become second nature. I haven't seen them myself, but I have heard good things about Algebra 1 by Paul A. Foerster as well as Algebra: Structure and Method by Richard G. Brown, Mary P. Dolciani, Robert H. Sorgenfrey, et. al. You might want to take a look at these books. ... Read more


156. Biostatistics : A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
by Wayne W.Daniel
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Catlog: Book (2004-11-19)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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A new edition of the bestselling Biostatistics textbook. This classic text takes a more applied and computer-oriented approach to its topical coverage. Like its predecessors, the Eighth Edition stresses intuitive understanding of principles rather than learning by mathematical proof. It provides broad coverage of statistical procedures used in all the health science disciplines. Nearly all the examples and exercises make use of real data from actual research projects and reports from health sciences literature. Where appropriate, Minitab, SPSS and SAS commands and printouts are included as part of the examples and solutions to exercises. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text for 2nd Statistics Class
I'm taking my first biostatistics class in medical school, but the text I am using in class (Rosner) has lost me.I subsequently borrowed Daniel's book from the library (only because it has 7th editions), and I am glad that I picked it!Daniel is a good writer.The book is well organized and laid out.Important concepts are emphased and explained with minimum mathematics involved.The well thought out examples are worth working through as well for clarification of the applications of important concepts.However, as a beginner in statistics, I was lost in the midst of mathematics on certain concepts (given that I have a relatively strong mathematics background) without really understanding the meaning of some very basic terms, like percentile, confidence intervals.

What I do is to read another reference book that explains the very basic concepts in plain English first before reading this text.I am currently using Munro's Statistical Methods for Health Care Research.While both of them cover the same set of concepts, Daniel gives me the mathematical and more advanced explainations compare to Munro.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
I have used this and other texts by Daniel over the years and I find you can not go wrong with his works.He is a no nonsense author and a very good writer who uses plenty of examples.Get his nonparametric book also.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid introductory reference
The title is very appropriate - this text provides a solid foundation in biostats.I used it for an intro course in grad school, and working through the text was very worthwhile.Previously cloudy concepts are now more clear, and I have a great reference for future use. More in-depth biostats deserves a consultation with a statistician, not a longer text. I agree with other reviewers that there are occasional mistakes (which need to be fixed - this is not even the first edition), but overall I would still highly recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid introductory reference
The title is very appropriate - this text provides a solid foundation in biostats.I used it for an intro course in grad school, and working through the text was very worthwhile.Previously cloudy concepts are now more clear, and I have a great reference for future use. More in-depth biostats deserves a consultation with a statistician, not a longer text. I agree with other reviewers that there are occasional mistakes (which need to be fixed - this is not even the first edition), but overall I would still highly recommend it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent introductory text; but shoddy construction
Well, if I still refer to this text after having taken Intro to Biostats almost 3 years ago, then this book can't be all that bad.For the money, however, the publisher could have at least made the book more durable.This book starts to fall apart after only about a month of use- I kid you not! ... Read more


157. Calculus with Applications (8th Edition)
by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey
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158. Applied Logistic Regression (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics - Applied Probability and Statistics Section)
by David W.Hosmer, StanleyLemeshow
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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From the reviews of the First Edition.

"An interesting, useful, and well-written book on logistic regression models . . . Hosmer and Lemeshow have used very little mathematics, have presented difficult concepts heuristically and through illustrative examples, and have included references."
—Choice

"Well written, clearly organized, and comprehensive . . . the authors carefully walk the reader through the estimation of interpretation of coefficients from a wide variety of logistic regression models . . . their careful explication of the quantitative re-expression of coefficients from these various models is excellent."
—Contemporary Sociology

"An extremely well-written book that will certainly prove an invaluable acquisition to the practicing statistician who finds other literature on analysis of discrete data hard to follow or heavily theoretical."
—The Statistician

In this revised and updated edition of their popular book, David Hosmer and Stanley Lemeshow continue to provide an amazingly accessible introduction to the logistic regression model while incorporating advances of the last decade, including a variety of software packages for the analysis of data sets. Hosmer and Lemeshow extend the discussion from biostatistics and epidemiology to cutting-edge applications in data mining and machine learning, guiding readers step-by-step through the use of modeling techniques for dichotomous data in diverse fields. Ample new topics and expanded discussions of existing material are accompanied by a wealth of real-world examples-with extensive data sets available over the Internet. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars update of very well written and popular text
Hosmer and Lemeshow point to the massive growth in applications of logistic regression over a ten year period from the time of publication of the first edition of their text. They found over 1000 articles that used logistic regression during that time frame. There also have been many software advances that make it easier to apply logistic regression. The authors do their computing mostly in STATA. But they also acquaint the reader with many other useful standard packages for applying logistic regression. They also provide a web site from the publisher where data sets can be found.

New topics include the use of exact methods in logistic regression, logistic models for multinomial, ordinal and multiple response data. Also included is the use of logistic regression in the analysis of complex survey sampling data and for the modeling of matched studies.

The book is intended for a graduate course in logistic regression requiring the student to be familiar with linear regression and contingency tables. Similar in spirit and objectives to the first edition, this text also maintains the clarity of thought and presentation that these authors have a history of providing.

This is an important update to the first edition and is worth having on the bookshelf in any biostatistics library. I have my own personal copy and I think many others would also benefit by having it as a reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should suit the needs of most, especially analysts
This is an excellent beginning and intermediate text on logistic regression analysis. Avoids the thorny details, but provides a wealth of references for those who are interested.

Anyone who is serious about doing logistic regression analysis should have this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars highly regarded text on logistic regression
This is a very popular and well written text on logistic regression. The topic is very useful to biostatisticians. Hosmer and Lemeshow have taught some short course out of the text which have been well received. The authors are knowledgeable and thorough. The book is very much oriented toward real applications and does not require advanced mathematics.

5-0 out of 5 stars A valuable tool for the applied statistician.
This book is widely considered the "bible" of logistic regression analysis. It provides an accessible introduction to the theory of logistic modeling, and gives in-depth coverage of the proper use of the method, including interpretation, diagnostics, and practical considerations. Indispensable for anyone who uses logistic regression in their work. ... Read more


159. The Mathematica Book, Fifth Edition
by Stephen Wolfram
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-22)
Publisher: Wolfram Media
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Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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As both a highly readable tutorial and a definitive reference for over a million Mathematica users worldwide, this book covers every aspect of Mathematica. It is an essential resource for all users of Mathematica from beginners to experts. This expanded fifth edition presents Mathematica Version 5 for the first time and is important for anyone interested in the progress of advanced computing.

Included in this new edition are the following:

- Visual tour of key features
- Practical tutorial introduction
- Full descriptions of 1,200+ built-in functions
- Thousands of illustrative examples
- Easy-to-follow descriptive tables
- Essays highlighting key concepts
- Mathematica language tutorial
- Guide to symbolic programming
- Introduction to document-centered interfaces
- Guide to the MathLink API
- Notes on internal implementation
- Index with 10,000+ entries ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars amazing
Mathematica is a fairly specialized software for working with a broad
range of mathematical equations and graphs. The book is a description
of how to use the software. Stephen Wolfram wrote the software, so the
book is pretty authoritative. I find the book and the software to be
amazing, fantastic, phenomenal, ground-breaking, and all the other
adjectives like those. I'd also throw in artistic, poetic, and
stunningly beautiful. The software does not come with the book - it's
sold separately.... There is a student version available
for significantly less.... The student version is the same
as the professional version, but you have to upgrade to the
professional version after you graduate (but you get a discount on the
upgrade also). There is an electronic copy of the book that is
included with the software, but I find it handy to also have the hard
copy book. I also found the software support people to be outstanding
- helpful, friendly, and supportive.

5-0 out of 5 stars An essential reference for Mathematica users
It's a shame that the spotlight review for this book is a tirade by a frustrated student who envies Stephen Wolfram's ability to make money. So much for Amazon's ability to separate the wheat from the chaff!

Here's my opinion: I've been a Mathematica user since 1989 and have found the various versions of the book to be essential references. Mathematica has become an indispensable tool in my work as a teacher, researcher, and consultant, and I've even written a book about Mathematica applications in my field. If I were limited to only one piece of software, this would be it (ok, an operating system would be good, too). Maybe it's because I learned to progam by writing mainframe FORTRAN programs on keypunch cards but, whatever the reason, I disagree with just about all of the comments in the negative review. I am continually amazed at the things I can do using Mathematica and, in general, how quickly and easily I can do them.

Sure, a person needs some mathematical saavy to get the most out of Mathematica. Maybe that was the negative reviewer's problem. The reason that the particular inequality of interest to him or her isn't specifically addressed may be that almost anyone with rudimentary knowledge of Mathematica, some insight into problem solving, and a curious spirit can easily think of at least three or four ways to accomplish the task at hand. I looked at his or her inequality, thought about it for a minute or two while I had a sip of coffee, and then made a contour plot in a few seconds. No need at all for Calculus Whiz, although people just learning calculus may indeed find it helpful.

It is, though, important to distinguish between the quality of the book and the need to buy a copy. Mathematica does come with both digital and paper copies of the book, so many people may not need to buy an extra copy. If you don't need one, don't buy one. It might be nice to have one, though, if your old copy has worn out from heavy use or if your only access to Mathematica is via a network and site license. People enrolled in the Premier subscription plan received an upgrade to version 5 but no paper copy of the book, so they might want one as well.

The bottom line is this: The book is outstanding and an essential reference for anyone using Mathematica. That's why I give it 5 stars. If you need or want a paper copy, then buy one. If not, don't.

4-0 out of 5 stars I'll tell you why you should buy this book
Can't take a computer to bed and read? Have a long commute on a train, going for a ride? Any number of reasons can be thought of to buy this book. It's an app book. Great resource when something is tapping on the inside of your head. Recommended.

Go used, and save a few bucks.

5-0 out of 5 stars The reference, not the tutorial
There's a lot of power in Mathematica, as a symbolic algebra system, as super-powered calculator, for basic graphics, and even for limited kinds of text preparation. This puts essentially all of that power in your hands.

You had better have strong hands. This is as thick as most two books on my shelf. That's what it takes, though, to describe something as featureful as Mathematica. Just about any function you ever heard of, it has. It also has the derivative and integral, in symbolic form, and maybe even a moment generating function, if that applies. It's all there and it's indexed fairly well.

That won't help the beginner struggling with the basic syntax or programming model. The pattern matching is not at all intuitive, if you've been programming in procedural or OO languages - a Prolog background would serve you better. Combinations of code, formatted text, and graphics are also possible, but no always easy to work out from this text. This is not a primer, it's an encyclopedia.

That's what I want, though: the language, the library, and an organization that doesn't hide them. It's not a user-friendly introduction, but I'm not a very friendly user.

5-0 out of 5 stars the definitive guide to the Mathematica software
I bought the 2nd edition of this book back in the early 90s when a student edition of the software was available to me inexpensively for the Mac. The book was very helpful in learning how to use the Mathematica program. There are examples galore and many graphical illustrations. As other reviewers have said, the whole book comes online with the software and you can easily search it, but I liked having an offline copy too. The later versions are just extensions of earlier ones.

It is easy to learn how to do simple examples from the book. Suppose you want to plot the expression |x-y| + |x| + |y|. On page ix, before the book really begins, there is an example of the syntax to make a plot: Plot3D[ Sin[x y], {x,0,Pi}, {y,0,Pi} ]. In chapter 1 (p. 49) you learn that the absolute value is given by the Abs[x] function.

So, you can type Plot3D[ Abs[x-y] + Abs[x] + Abs[y], {x,-2,2}, {y,-2,2}] to get a nice 3D plot of this expression, with x and y in the range -2 to 2. If you want to see a plot where the value of the expression is <= 2, you can restrict the Z range of the plot, as illustrated in chapter 1 (p. 157), like this:
Plot3D[ Abs[x-y] + Abs[x] + Abs[y], {x,-2,2}, {y,-2,2}, PlotRange->{0,2} ]. ... Read more


160. Mathematics All Around, Second Edition
by Tom Pirnot
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