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4434Differential Equations with YouTube Examples
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'This review book, used in conjunction with free online YouTube videos, is designed to help students prepare for exams, or for self-study. The topics covered here are most of the standard topics covered in a first course in differential equations.The chapters and sections of this review book, organized by topics, can be read independently. Each chapter or section consists of three parts: (1) Theory; (2) YouTube Example; and (3) Additional Practice. In Theory, a summary of the topic and associated solution method is given. It is assumed that the student has seen the material before in lecture or in a standard textbook so that the presentation is concise. In YouTube Example, an online YouTube video illustrates how to solve an example problem given in the review book. Students are encouraged to view the video before proceeding to Additional Practice, which provides additional practice exercises similar to the YouTube example. The solutions to all of the practice exercises are given in this review book’s Appendix.For students who self-study, or desire additional explanatory materials, a complete set of free lecture notes by the author entitled An Introduction to Differential Equations can be downloaded by clicking HERE. This set of lecture notes also contains links to additional YouTube tutorials. The lecture notes and tutorials have been extensively used by the author over several years when teaching an introductory differential equations course at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.'Exercises in Statistical Inference with detailed solutions
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'Statistical inference is a process of drawing general conclusions from data in a specific sample. Typical inferential problems are: Does alternative A give higher return than alternative B? Is drug A more effective than drug B? In both cases solutions are based on observations in a single sample.To solve inferential problems one has to deal with the problems: (i) How to find the best estimate of an unknown quantity, (ii) How to find an interval that covers the true unknown value and (iii) How to test hypothesis about the value of an unknown quantity. The treatment of these issues can be found in a large amount of statistical textbooks. The present book differs from the latter since it focuses on problem solving and only a minimum of the theory needed is presented.'A Short Course in Predicate Logic
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'In my experience students often struggle to understand Predicate Logic: they drown in the complicated notation; they do not understand the difference between syntax and semantics, proof and truth; they do not appreciate the importance of logic within mathematics and formal methods in general. This book was written specifically to address these issues, at the same time presenting a full and rigorous treatment of the subject requiring only basic mathematics.The presentation is based on a course for final year undergraduate students of mathematics, computer science and philosophy supplemented with additional material for masters students. Numerous problems, together with detailed solutions, are provided to consolidate the students' understanding.'Introduction to Vectors - YouTube classes with Dr Chris Tisdell
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'״Introduction to Vectors" takes learning to a new level by combining written notes with online video. Each lesson is linked with a YouTube video from award-winning teacher and best-selling author Dr Chris Tisdell, where he explains the material in an inspiring and engaging way. Vectors provide a fascinating tool to describe motion and forces in physics and engineering. They also provide a simple framework for understanding geometry. Download the book and subscribe to Dr Chris Tisdell's YouTube channel!'Engineering Fluid Mechanics Solution Manual
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'Fluid mechanics is an essential subject taught at degree level on engineering and science courses.The book is complimentary follow up for the book “Engineering Fluid mechanics” also published on BOOKBOON, presenting the solutions to tutorial problems, to help students check if their solution method is correct, and if not, they can see the full solution hence giving them further practice in problem solving in the area of fluid mechanics.This manual is a small book containing the full solutions to all tutorial problems cited in the original book were presented at the end of each chapter.'Fundamentals of Chemistry Part II
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'This book is about fundamental concepts that any chemistry student should not only be aware of but proficient at. This chemistry book deals with electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and includes several numerical examples to apply the new concepts. Additional exercises and their solutions will be provided in the third volume of “Fundamental of Chemistry”.'Frameworks for Academic Writing
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Aimed at beginning college writers, this book is also useful for ESL, developmental, and "bridge" writers (high school to college), as well as for advanced writers. It is unique: very prescriptive for weak writers but "hands off" for advanced writers, self-paced, both teacher and student friendly, adaptable across the curriculum, and presented in question format. It is step-by-step for stronger writers but sentence-by-sentence for beginners.Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
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This book introduces different concepts and theories important to understand the links between ecosystem function and ecosystem biodiversity and provides a wide range of different studies showcasing the evidence and practical implications of such relationships.Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities
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'Can an algorithm edit a journal? Can a library exist without books? Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms? Can a conference be held without a program? Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren’t becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. Sympathetic scholars of traditionally disparate disciplines are canceling their association memberships and building their own networks on Facebook and Twitter. Journals are being compiled automatically from self-published blog posts. Newly minted Ph.D.s are forgoing the tenure track for alternative academic careers that blur the lines between research, teaching, and service. Graduate students are looking beyond the categories of the traditional CV and building expansive professional identities and popular followings through social media. Educational technologists are “punking” established technology vendors by rolling out their own open source infrastructure.'When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use
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'The world of communication media has undergone massive changes since the mid-1980s. Along with the extraordinary progress in technological capability, it has experienced stunning decreases in costs; a revolutionary opening up of markets (a phenomenon exemplified by but not limited to the rise of the Internet); the advent of new business models; and a striking acceleration in the rate of change. These technological, regulatory, and economic changes have attracted the attention of a large number of researchers, from industry and academe, and given rise to a substantial body of research and data. Significantly less attention has been paid to the people who use new media—whose own rate of adoption and assimilation often lags notably behind the technologies themselves. When Media Are New addresses this research and publishing gap by investigating the human factors involved in technological change and their implications for current and future media. It will find a broad audience ranging from media and communication scholars to historians and organizational theorists to industry professionals.'