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The Last Unknowns

Author : John Brockman
ISBN : 9780062897954
Genre : Science
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Discover the universe's last unknowns—here are the unanswered questions that obsess "the world's finest minds" (The Guardian) Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow This is a little book of profound questions (only questions!)—unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of, asks "a mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers" (Booklist): "What is ‘The Last Question,’ your last question, the question for which you will be remembered?" Featuring the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND • Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist RICHARD THALER • Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER • religion scholar ELAINE PAGELS • author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI • Booker Prize–winning novelist IAN McEWAN • neuroscientist SAM HARRIS • philosopher DANIEL C. DENNETT • MIT theorist SHERRY TURKLE • decoder of the human genome J. CRAIG VENTER • The Coddling of the American Mind author JONATHAN HAIDT • Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK • UC Berkeley psychologist ALISON GOPNICK • philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN • New York Times columnist CARL ZIMMER • MIT cosmologist MAX TEGMARK • Whole Earth founder STEWART BRAND • "Marginal Revolution" economist TYLER COWEN • Anatomy of Love author HELEN FISHER • Noble Prize-winning NASA physicist JOHN C. MATHER • psychologist JUDITH RICH HARRIS • Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON • musician BRIAN ENO • environmental scientist JENNIFER JACQUET • Duke economist DAN ARIELY • Oxford philosopher A. C. GRAYLING • Harvard cosmologist LISA RANDALL • anthropologist MARY CATHERINE BATESON • Emotional Intelligence author DANIEL GOLEMAN • Harvard genticist GEORGE CHURCH • Blueprint author NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS • Stanford political scientist MARGARET LEVI • economist ALAN S. BLINDER • publisher TIM O'REILLY • theoretical cosmologist JANNA LEVIN • Serpentine Gallery owner HANS ULRICH OBRIST • Wired founding editor KEVIN KELLY • Cambridge astrophysicist MARTIN REES, and more than 200 others.
Category: Science

Mathematical Analysis Of Observations

Author : Boris Mikhaĭlovich Shchigolev
ISBN : MINN:319510000187588
Genre : Error analysis (Mathematics)
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Category: Error analysis (Mathematics)

Text Book Of Algebra

Author : Joseph Victor Collins
ISBN : UCAL:$B532270
Genre : Algebra
File Size : 31.62 MB
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Category: Algebra

Forgotten Memories

Author : Maddison Harley
ISBN : 9781493116515
Genre : Fiction
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Heather Rutherford is just an ordinary sixteen year old girl...with absolutely no recollection of life before her fifteenth birthday. Suddenly, Heather is ripped out of the world she knows and is told that she is one of the legendary Twelve Elements. Then she meets an incredibly unkind but attractive boy who seems impossibly familiar and the girl who she thought was her friend is planning on torturing her if she finds out something. Things get even more complicated when Heather finds out that she isn’t just any Element; she’s an Unknown. A rare type of Element with mystical powers. What will happen when Heather begins to have feelings for the strange boy who she dislikes so much? Will she uncover what Rita is planning? And will she ever remember her forgotten memories?
Category: Fiction

Signals And Systems With Matlab Applications

Author : Steven T. Karris
ISBN : 0970951167
Genre : Computers
File Size : 46.33 MB
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This text contains a comprehensive discussion of continuous and discrete time signals and systems with many examples from MATLAB--software used to write efficient, compact programs to solve electrical and computer engineering problems of varying complexity. Intended for junior- and senior-level electrical engineering students and for self-study by working professionals, it discusses Laplace transformation and circuit analysis, impulse response, Fourier series, Z transform, and the Discrete Fourier transform and FFT. Solutions to all exercises are included in this revised edition.
Category: Computers

Public Key Cryptography Pkc 2008

Author : Ronald Cramer
ISBN : 9783540784401
Genre : Computers
File Size : 46.89 MB
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This book contains the proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public-Key Cryptography. Coverage includes algebraic and number theoretical cryptoanalysis, theory of public key encryption, and public key encryption.
Category: Computers

Basic Mathematics For Economics Business And Finance

Author : EK Ummer
ISBN : 9781136728358
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.64 MB
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This book can help overcome the widely observed math-phobia and math-aversion among undergraduate students in these subjects. The book can also help them understand why they have to learn different mathematical techniques, how they can be applied, and how they will equip the students in their further studies. The book provides a thorough but lucid exposition of most of the mathematical techniques applied in the fields of economics, business and finance. The book deals with topics right from high school mathematics to relatively advanced areas of integral calculus covering in the middle the topics of linear algebra; differential calculus; classical optimization; linear and nonlinear programming; and game theory. Though the book directly caters to the needs of undergraduate students in economics, business and finance, graduate students in these subjects will also definitely find the book an invaluable tool as a supplementary reading. The website of the book – – provides supplementary materials and further readings on chapters on difference equation, differential equations, elements of Mathematica®, and graphics in Mathematica®, . It also provides materials on the applications of Mathematica®, as well as teacher and student manuals.
Category: Business & Economics

Lattice Boltzmann Modeling

Author : Michael C. Sukop
ISBN : 9783540279822
Genre : Science
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Here is a basic introduction to Lattice Boltzmann models that emphasizes intuition and simplistic conceptualization of processes, while avoiding the complex mathematics that underlies LB models. The model is viewed from a particle perspective where collisions, streaming, and particle-particle/particle-surface interactions constitute the entire conceptual framework. Beginners and those whose interest is in model application over detailed mathematics will find this a powerful 'quick start' guide. Example simulations, exercises, and computer codes are included.
Category: Science

Advances In Imaging And Electron Physics

Author :
ISBN : 9780128210000
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 57.2 MB
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Computer Techniques for Image Processing in Electron Microscopy, Volume 214 in the Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics series, presents the latest advances in the field, with this new volume covering Image Formation Theory, The Discrete Fourier Transform, Analytic Images, The Image and Diffraction Plane Problem: Uniqueness, The Image and Diffraction Plane Problem: Numerical Methods, The Image and Diffraction Plane Problem: Computational Trials, Alternative Data for the Phase Determination, The Hardware of Digital Image Handling, Basic Software or Digital Image Handling, Improc, and much more. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in the Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics series
Category: Technology & Engineering

Lectures On The Icosahedron And The Solution Of Equations Of The Fifth Degree

Author : Felix Klein
ISBN : 0486495280
Genre : Mathematics
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This well-known work covers the solution of quintics in terms of the rotations of a regular icosahedron around the axes of its symmetry. Its two-part presentation begins with discussions of the theory of the icosahedron itself; regular solids and theory of groups; introductions of (x + iy); a statement and examination of the fundamental problem, with a view of its algebraic character; and general theorems and a survey of the subject. The second part explores the theory of equations of the fifth degree and their historical development; introduces geometrical material; and covers canonical equations of the fifth degree, the problem of A's and Jacobian equations of the sixth degree, and the general equation of the fifth degree. Second revised edition with additional corrections.
Category: Mathematics


Author : Steven Kagle
ISBN : 0879721715
Genre : Social Science
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Travel gets us from one place to another--often with wonderful attendant enjoyment-but exploration makes us understand our travel, the places we travel to--and ourselves. The essays in this collection constitute a major step toward this understanding. They open up new areas for concern and draw many valuable insights and conclusions.
Category: Social Science

Elements Of Pure Economics

Author : Léon Walras
ISBN : 9781134560028
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.86 MB
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Elements of Pure Economics was one of the most influential works in the history of economics, and the single most important contribution to the marginal revolution. Walras' theory of general equilibrium remains one of the cornerstones of economic theory more than 100 years after it was first published.
Category: Business & Economics

Schaum S Outline Of Linear Algebra 5th Edition

Author : Seymour Lipschutz
ISBN : 9780071794565
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 20.16 MB
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Offers practice problems with full explanations to reinforce understanding, covering such topics as algebra of matrices, vector spaces, and linear mappings and matrices.
Category: Mathematics

General Theory Of Algebraic Equations

Author : Etienne Bézout
ISBN : 0691114323
Genre : Mathematics
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This book provides the first English translation of Bezout's masterpiece, the General Theory of Algebraic Equations. It follows, by almost two hundred years, the English translation of his famous mathematics textbooks. Here, Bézout presents his approach to solving systems of polynomial equations in several variables and in great detail. He introduces the revolutionary notion of the "polynomial multiplier," which greatly simplifies the problem of variable elimination by reducing it to a system of linear equations. The major result presented in this work, now known as "Bézout's theorem," is stated as follows: "The degree of the final equation resulting from an arbitrary number of complete equations containing the same number of unknowns and with arbitrary degrees is equal to the product of the exponents of the degrees of these equations." The book offers large numbers of results and insights about conditions for polynomials to share a common factor, or to share a common root. It also provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the theories of integration and differentiation of functions in the late eighteenth century, as well as one of the first uses of determinants to solve systems of linear equations. Polynomial multiplier methods have become, today, one of the most promising approaches to solving complex systems of polynomial equations or inequalities, and this translation offers a valuable historic perspective on this active research field.
Category: Mathematics

Schaum S Outline Of Linear Algebra Sixth Edition

Author : Seymour Lipschutz
ISBN : 9781260011456
Genre : Study Aids
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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too Pricey? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 600 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. Schaum’s Outline of Linear Algebra, Sixth Edition features: • Updated content to match the latest curriculum • Over 600 problems with step-by-step solutions • An accessible outline format for quick and easy review • Clear explanations for all linear algebra concepts • Access to revised website with access to 25 problem-solving videos, and more
Category: Study Aids

The Unknowns

Author : Abby Summers
ISBN : 9781499028072
Genre : Fiction
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Taken from the only life they’ve ever known, to be placed where nothing should exist, Alex and five other teenagers struggle to understand this odd change in their lives after they awaken in a forest and travel together to Ataxia. Things seem to be real, but those things are unheard of by the six who seem to have been chosen for a reason. After Alex is taken to be trained as an Ataxian Traitor and is betrayed by those around her, she still hasn’t found the reason why she is so important in the foreshadow of Ataxia and Malum’s war. No one is trustworthy. No longer can she risk anything more. Alex places her trust in no one’s hands and she takes it upon herself to decide right from wrong in this place. When the reason why she and the others were brought to Ataxia is revealed to her, Alex realizes the danger in being who she is, and it is far greater than she had imagined. The months of training and readying for war couldn’t have prepared Alex for the things she knows, now. Why she was sent here, why she’s needed, and why the Unknowns are such a danger to others, all begins to seem like a game they have all been trying to play for their whole time spent in Ataxia when they discover that the war they’ve attempted to prevent has already begun.
Category: Fiction