- The grand design / by Hawking, S. W.(Stephen W.); Mlodinow, Leonard,1954-;
- The mystery of being -- The rule of law -- What is reality? -- Alternative histories -- The theory of everything -- Choosing our universe -- The apparent miracle -- The grand design.Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."
- Subjects: Unified field theories; Superstring theories; Mathematical physics;
- © c2010., Bantam Books,
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- In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world / by Stewart, Ian,1945-;
- Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-330) and index.Why equations? -- The squaw on the hippopotamus : Pythagoras's theorem -- Shortening the proceedings : logarithms -- Ghosts of departed quantities : calculus -- The system of the world : Newton's law of gravity -- Portent of the ideal world : the scare root of minus one -- Much ado about knotting : Euler's formula for polyhedra -- Patterns of chance : normal distribution -- Good vibrations : wave equation -- Ripples and blips : Fourier transform -- The ascent of humanity : Navier-Stokes equation -- Waves in the ether : Maxwell's equations -- Law and disorder : second law of thermodynamics -- One thing is absolute : relativity -- Quantum weirdness : Schrödinger's equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation -- Where next?In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart--but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents--from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity--within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted.
- Subjects: Mathematics; Equations; Physics;
- © 2012., Basic Books,
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- 100 most important science ideas : key concepts in genetics, physics and mathematics / by Henderson, Mark,1974-; Baker, Joanne,1969-; Crilly, A. J.;
- Introduction -- Genetics -- The theory of evolution -- The laws of inheritance -- Genes and chromosomes -- Sex -- Genes, proteins and DNA -- The double helix -- Cracking the code of life -- Genetic engineering -- The human genome -- Lessons of the genome -- Genetic determinism -- Selfish genes -- Nature versus nurture -- Genetic diseases -- Gene hunting -- Cancer -- Behavioral genetics -- Genetic history -- Sex genes -- The battle of the sexes -- Genetic fingerprinting -- GM crops -- Evo-devo -- Stem cells -- Cloning -- Gene therapy -- Genetic testing -- Designer babies -- Junk DNA -- Copy number variation -- Epigenetics -- The RNA revolution -- Artificial life -- Physics -- Mach's principle -- Newton's laws of motion -- Kepler's laws -- Newton's law of gravitation -- Conservation of energy -- Second law of thermodynamics -- Newton's theory of color -- Huygens' principle -- Bragg's law -- Doppler effect -- Ohm's law -- Maxwell's equations -- Planck's law -- Photoelectric effect -- Schrödinger's wave equation -- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle -- Copenhagen interpretation -- Schrödinger's cat -- Rutherford's atom -- Antimatter -- Nuclear fission -- Nuclear fusion -- Standard model -- Special relativity -- General relativity -- Black holes -- Olbers' paradox -- Hubble's law -- The Big Bang -- Cosmic inflation -- Dark matter -- Cosmological constant -- Fermi paradox -- Anthropic principle -- Mathematics -- Pi -- Euler's number -- Infinity -- Imaginary numbers -- Primes -- Perfect numbers -- Fibonacci numbers -- Golden rectangles -- Pascal's triangle -- Algebra -- Logic -- Proof -- Sets -- Calculus -- Curves -- Topology -- Dimension -- Fractals -- Chaos -- The parallel postulate -- Graphs -- Probability -- Distributions -- The normal curve -- Connecting data -- Groups -- Matrices -- Codes -- Latin squares -- The diet problem -- Game theory -- Fermat's last theorem -- The Riemann hypothesis -- Glossary -- Index.Explains the crucial concepts of 21st-century science including chaos theory, genetic diseases, string theory, gene therapy, fractals, superconductivity, cloning, and game theory. Each idea is simplified and presented in two to four pages that include illustrations and text boxes.
- Subjects: Genetics; Physics; Mathematics; Génétique; Physique; Mathématiques;
- © 2009., Firefly Books,
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- Up, down, move around. active learning for preschoolers / by Michals, Deborah Kayton.;
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144) and index.Syllables -- Words -- Story structure -- Poetry, songs, and rhymes -- Move with math -- Quick quantatives -- Number sense, counting, and one to one correspondence -- Grouping and computation -- Geometric shapes -- Pattern sequencing and prediction.
- Subjects: Mathematics and physical education; Mathematics; Active learning; Early childhood education;
- © 2013., Gryphon House,
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- Mathematics 1001 : absolutely everything that matters in mathematics, in 1001 bite-sized explanations / by Elwes, Richard,1978-;
- Numbers. The basics ; Arithmetic ; Number systems ; Rational numbers ; Factors and multiples ; Induction ; Representation of numbers ; Transcendental numbers ; Ruler and compass ; Constructions ; Diophantine equations ; Prime numbers -- Geometry. Euclidean geometry ; Triangles ; Circles ; Polygons and polyhedra ; Transformations ; Tessellations ; Curves and surfaces ; Polar coordinates ; Discrete geometry ; Differential geometry ; Topology ; Knot theory ; Non-Euclidean geometry ; Algebraic topology ; Algebraic geometry ; Diophantine geometry -- Algebra. Letters for numbers ; Equations ; Vectors and matrices ; Group theory ; Abstract algebra -- Discrete mathematics. Combinatorics ; Graph theory ; Ramsey theory -- Analysis. Sequences ; Series ; Continuity ; Differential calculus ; Integral calculus ; Complex analysis ; Power series ; Exponentiation ; Fractals ; Dynamical systems ; Differential equations ; Fourier analysis -- Logic. Basic logic ; The science of deduction ; Set theory ; Hilbert's program ; Complexity theory ; Computability theory ; Model theory ; Uncertainty and paradoxes -- Metamathematics. What mathematicians do ; Mathematics and technology ; Philosophies of mathematics -- Probability & statistics. Statistics ; Probability ; Probability distributions ; Stochastic processes ; Cryptography -- Mathematical physics. Newtonian mechanics ; Waves ; Fields and flows ; Special relativity ; Gravity ; Quantum mechanics ; Quantum field theory -- Games and recreation. Game theory ; Fibonacci ; Puzzles and perplexities.Provides a practical reference to all aspects of mathematics, using clear explanations of such key mathematical concepts as analysis, logic, metamathematics, and mathematical physics.
- Subjects: Mathematics;
- © 2010., Firefly Books ; Firefly Books (U.S.),
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- The sciencebook : everything you need to know about the world and how it works / by DelbruÌck, Matthias.; National Geographic Society (U.S.);
- The universe -- The earth -- Biology -- Chemistry -- Physics and technology -- Mathematics.Encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one richly illustrated volume. Six major sections, ranging from the universe and planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power--with particular attention given to subjects in the news today, like climate change and genetic engineering. Includes 2,000 illustrations, 3-D graphics and pictograms.
- Subjects: Science; Science.;
- © c2008., National Geographic,
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- HESI A2 study guide 2021 & 2022 : comprehensive review with practice test questions for the Admission Assessment Exam. by Trivium Test Prep (Firm),publisher.;
- This book will walk you through the important concepts in each subject and also provide you with insider information on test strategies and tactics. Even if it's been years since you graduated from high school or cracked open a textbook, don't worry - this book contains everything you'll need for the HESI A2. --Adapted from introduction.
- Subjects: Nursing schools; Nursing; Nursing;
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- HESI admission assessment exam review / by Cuellar, Tina,editor.; HESI (Firm);
- 1. Mathematics -- 2. Reading comprehension -- 3. Vocabulary -- 4. Grammar -- 5. Biology -- 6. Chemistry -- 7. Anatomy and physiology -- 8. Physics."Are you getting ready to take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam? You know the importance of this test, and the multiple topics you'll need to understand in depth. This book is directly from the HESI experts, so you'll know that your studies are aligned with the test. Give yourself the best chance to pass by using this comprehensive guide before you face the test! This easy-to-read gives you: Hundreds of sample questions for in-depth preparation; Step-by-step explanations in the math section; HESI Hints boxes showing valuable test-taking tips; Comprehensive practice exams with over 200 questions so you can review all subject areas; Specific topics including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics; Pre-test and post-test to help you identify your weak spots so your study time can be focused where it's needed most. Passing the HESI Admission Assessment Exam is the first step in your journey to becoming a successful healthcare professional. So, to help you succeed, we've given you everything you need to be prepared in the most up-to-date text available anywhere."--Back cover.
- Subjects: Medical colleges; Health occupations schools;
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- Descartes : a very short introduction / by Sorell, Tom.;
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Matter and Metaphysics -- The discovery of a vocation -- One science one method -- 'Absolutes', simple natures, and problems -- Roaming about in the world -- Paris -- The suppressed physics -- Three specimens of a method -- A new 'logic' -- The need for metaphysics -- The meditations -- Doubt without scepticism? -- The theologians and the God of physics -- Ideas -- The mind -- Body -- The physics made public -- The 'other science' -- Last days -- Descartes's ghost -- Further readings -- Index."Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics. In this book Tom Sorell shows that Descartes was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of a new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his metaphysics to support his programme in the sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
- Subjects: Descartes, René, 1596-1650.; Science; Descartes, René, 1596-1650;
- © 2000., Oxford University Press,
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- Space exploration / by Mallick, Nita,editor.; Gale (Firm);
- Includes bibliographical references and index.The realm beyond Earth -- Reaching into space -- Spacecraft fundamentals -- Human spaceflight -- Milestones in human spaceflight -- International cooperation in space.In this volume, readers will discover how the scientific theories of figures like Isaac Newton inspired the advancements of Hermann Oberth, a founder of modern astronautics, and Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. Mathematical equations and physics lessons that fit well into Common Core standards explain the principles these pioneers shaped.Grades 7-12.Description based on print version record.
- Subjects: Manned space flight.;
- On-line resources: https://libproxy.kirtland.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/pub/8384/GVRL?sid=gale_marc&u=lom_kirtlandcc -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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