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Titulo: MOTION MOUNTAIN: The adventure of physics – Vol I
Autor: Christoph Schiller
Publicacion: 2014
Editorial: Autoedición
Num. Paginas: 564
Tamano: 96.52 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Ciencia, Física
Etiquetas: Ciencia, Cinética, Físicia, Gravedad, Mecánica newtoniana, Newton, Quinética

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and empty space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best of them in the domain of everyday motion. Carefully observing everyday motion allows us to deduce six essential statements: everyday motion is continuous, conserved, relative, reversible, mirror-invariant – and lazy. Yes, nature is indeed lazy: in every motion, it minimizes change. This text explores how these six results are deduced and how they fit with all those observations that seem to contradict them. In order to be simple, the text focuses on concepts, while keeping mathematics to the necessary minimum. Understanding the concepts of physics is given precedence over using formulae in calculations. The whole text is within the reach of an undergraduate. In order to be up to date, the text is enriched by the many gems – both theoretical and empirical – that are scattered throughout the scientific literature. In order to be captivating, the text tries to startle the reader as much as possible. Reading a book on general physics should be like going to a magic show. We watch, we are astonished, we do not believe our eyes, we think, and finally we understand the trick. When we look at nature, we often have the same experience. Indeed, every page presents at least one surprise or provocation for the reader to think about. Numerous interesting challenges are proposed.

<![CDATA[Elementary Algebra]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Elementary Algebra
Autor: Denny Burzynski & Wade Ellis
Publicacion: 2012
Editorial: Rice University
Num. Paginas: 936
Tamano: 9.71 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Ciencia, Matemáticas
Etiquetas: álgebra, Aritmética, Ciencia, Ecuaciones, Factorización, Matemáticas, Números, Polinomios

Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who: Have no exposure to elementary algebra, Have had a previously unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or Need to review algebraic concepts and techniques. Use of this book will help the student develop the insight and intuition necessary to master algebraic techniques and manipulative skills. The text is written to promote problem-solving ability so that the student has the maximum opportunity to see that the concepts and techniques are logically based and to be comfortable enough with these concepts to know when and how to use them in subsequent sections, courses, and non-classroom situations. Intuition and understanding are some of the keys to creativity; we believe that the material presented will help make these keys available to the student. This text can be used in standard lecture or self-paced classes. To help students meet these objectives and to make the study of algebra a pleasant and rewarding experience, Elementary Algebra is organized as follows.

<![CDATA[Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom
Autor: Thomas C. Priester (Ed.)
Publicacion: 2015
Editorial: Open SUNY Textbooks
Num. Paginas: 54
Tamano: 1.19 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Educación, Marketing / Business
Etiquetas: Educación, Emprendedores, Universidad

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college. Foundations of Academic Success is an engaging, informational, and succinct read that connects the reader to personal essays about succeeding in college. The text allows the reader to see different perspectives of the shared experience of navigating higher education. As an adjunct lecturer teaching a course entitled “Learning to Learn,” I see the advice and life lessons discussed as both helpful and informative to many types of students. I believe that this book has a universal appeal for any classroom that is discussing the college life cycle, and would advocate using this text with students who seek out campus services, such as Career Services, Study Abroad, and Academic Advising. I also see this text applicable in the education of student leaders, peer mentors, and peer advocates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This text goes beyond traditional Student Affairs and Student Development theories to connect the reader with real, honest, and understandable life lessons.

<![CDATA[Applied Probability]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Applied Probability
Autor: Paul E Pfeiffer
Publicacion: 2012
Editorial: Rice University
Num. Paginas: 634
Tamano: 5.31 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Ciencia, Matemáticas
Etiquetas: Aleatoriedad, Ciencia, Combinatoria, Matemáticas, Probabilidad, Vectores

This is a "first course" in the sense that it presumes no previous course in probability. The units are modules taken from the unpublished text: Paul E. Pfeiffer, ELEMENTS OF APPLIED PROBABILITY, USING MATLAB. The units are numbered as they appear in the text, although of course they may be used in any desired order. For those who wish to use the order of the text, an outline is provided, with indication of which modules contain the material. The mathematical prerequisites are ordinary calculus and the elements of matrix algebra. A few standard series and integrals are used, and double integrals are evaluated as iterated integrals. The reader who can evaluate simple integrals can learn quickly from the examples how to deal with the iterated integrals used in the theory of expectation and conditional expectation. Appendix B (Section 17.2) provides a convenient compendium of mathematical facts used frequently in this work. And the symbolic toolbox, implementing MAPLE, may be used to evaluate integrals, if desired. In addition to an introduction to the essential features of basic probability in terms of a precise mathematical model, the work describes and employs user defined MATLAB procedures and functions (which we refer to as m-programs, or simply programs) to solve many important problems in basic probability. This should make the work useful as a stand alone exposition as well as a supplement to any of several current textbooks.

<![CDATA[Toward a Ludic Architecture]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Toward a Ludic Architecture: The Space of Play and Games
Autor: Steffen P. Walz
Publicacion: 2010
Editorial: ETC Press
Num. Paginas: 382
Tamano: 36.48 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Arte - Bellas Artes
Etiquetas: Arquitectura, Arte, Ciencia, Espacio, Juegos, Ocio

Whether we think of a board game, an athletic competition in a stadium, a videogame, playful social networking on the World Wide Web, an Alternate Reality Game, a location-based mobile game, or any combination thereof: Ludic activities are, have, and take place in or at, spaces. "Toward a Ludic Architecture" is a pioneering publication, architecturally framing play and games as human practices in and of space. Filling the gap in literature, Steffen P. Walz considers game design theory and practice alongside architectural theory and practice, asking: how are play and games architected? What kind of architecture do they produce and in what way does architecture program play and games? What kind of architecture could be produced by playing and gameplaying? "Toward a Ludic Architecture" is a must-read for analyzing and designing play and games from an architectural standpoint. Such a contribution is particularly applicable in an era when games extend into physical, designed space that is increasingly permeated by devices, sensors, and information networks, allowing for rules and fictions to superimpose our everyday environments. Including a maze-like, episodic, and critical discussion of interweaving "play-grounds," "Toward a Ludic Architecture" is a playful look at the conceptual space of play and games.

<![CDATA[Magnetism]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Magnetism
Autor: Ira Nirenberg
Publicacion: 2015
Editorial: CK-12
Num. Paginas: 20
Tamano: 3.09 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Ciencia, Física
Etiquetas: Ciencia, Física, Magnetismo

Magnets are common items in our daily lives. Playing around with some magnets, we can see some basic features: Magnets exert force on each other, as well as on certain metals. This force is strongest when they are touching, but also acts at a distance. Magnets can either attract or repel each other, depending on how they are held. A bit of playing around with real magnets will show that there are two faces to the magnet. Held one way, two magnets attract each other, but if you flip one of them around, the magnets then repel each other. We call the two ends of the magnet the magnetic poles. Each magnet has a north pole and a south pole. Similar to electric charges, like poles repel and opposite poles attract. With this manual, the student will: Know how to determine the direction of a permanent magnetic field. Know that a current-carrying wire creates a magnetic field. Know how to determine the direction of the magnetic field produced by a current-carrying wire.

<![CDATA[Business Processes and Information Technology]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Business Processes and Information Technology
Autor: Varios
Publicacion: 2008
Editorial: The Global Text
Num. Paginas: 559
Tamano: 27.82 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Marketing / Business
Etiquetas: IT, Negocios, Sistemas de información

Business Processes and Information Technology prepares students to effectively use, manage, and participate in the development of information technology applications in support of common business processes. The text focuses on the interconnections among an organization’s management, business processes, information systems, and information technology. An emphasis is given throughout the text to the governance, control, and security of business processes and information systems, especially underlying financial information systems. After studying this text, a student will walk away with an understanding of the foundation tools and knowledge required for the analysis, design, and control of IT-driven business processes using current and emergent technologies. Business Processes and Information Technology takes a business process focus towards understanding and managing operations, information systems, and management/ decision making in contemporary organizations. A wide range of information technologies in business processes are integrated throughout.

<![CDATA[A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering]]>Book Cover
Titulo: A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Autor: Louis Scharf
Publicacion: 2009
Editorial: Rice University
Num. Paginas: 321
Tamano: 3.96 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Matemáticas, Programación
Etiquetas: Ciencia, Computación, Electricidad, Ingeniería, Matemáticas, Matlab, Números, Vectores

This book was written for an experimental freshman course at the University of Colorado. The course is now an elective that the majority of our electrical and computer engineering students take in the second semester of their freshman year, just before their first circuits course. Our department decided to order this course for several reasons: we wanted to pique student' interest in engineering by acquainting them with engineering teachers early in their university careers and by providing with exposure to the types of problems that electrical and computer engineers are asked to solve; we wanted students entering the electrical and computer engineering programs to be prepared in complex analysis, phasors, and linear algebra, topics that are of fundamental importance in our discipline; we wanted students to have an introduction to a software application tool, such as MATLAB, to complete their preparation for practical and eficient computing in their subsequent courses and in their professional careers; we wanted students to make early contact with advanced topics like vector graphics, filtering, and binary coding so that they would gain a more rounded picture of modern electrical and computer engineering.

<![CDATA[Glosario de Preservación Archivística Digital (V.4)]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Glosario de Preservación Archivística Digital (V.4)
Autor: Juan Voutssas-M. & Alicia Barnard Amozorrutia (Coord.)
Publicacion: 2014
Editorial: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Num. Paginas: 240
Tamano: 1.93 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Español

Categorias: Información
Etiquetas: Archivística, Información, Investigación

Una de las disciplinas que más ha evolucionado en los últimos años es la archivística. Por un lado, el advenimiento masivo de los archivos digitales y, por el otro, el notable incremento de legislación mundial en materia de transparencia y rendición de cuentas de las agencias gubernamentales han traído profundos cambios en la conceptualización y el manejo de los archivos; incluso podemos hablar de replanteamientos al respecto a nivel social, administrativo, legal, gubernamental y, por supuesto, tecnológico. Muchas de las prácticas generales para su producción, manejo, preservación, permanencia, accesibilidad, autenticidad y fiabilidad, entre otras, se han modificado en las últimas dos décadas. La investigación y el debate académico al respecto también aumentaron. Muchos proyectos se han realizado por iniciativa de organizaciones gubernamentales y académicas a nivel mundial con el fin de comprender, explicar y contender con la problemática derivada de estos cambios. A raíz de ello han surgido en unos cuantos años un sinnúmero de teorías, modelos y conceptos que reconfiguran y replantean mucho de lo que ya se había establecido alrededor de los documentos de archivo y los fondos documentales, en particular aquéllos construidos digitalmente en su totalidad.

<![CDATA[Basic Arithmetic Student Workbook]]>Book Cover
Titulo: Basic Arithmetic Student Workbook
Autor: Varios
Publicacion: 2013
Editorial: Scottsdale Community College
Num. Paginas: 244
Tamano: 7.56 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Inglés

Categorias: Ciencia, Matemáticas
Etiquetas: Aritmética, Ciencia, Cuaderno de ejercicios, Matemáticas, Problemas

This workbook was created through the efforts of three instructors at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Any individual may download and utilize a digital copy of this workbook for free. The Creative Commons licensing of this text allows others to freely use, modify, or remix any of the information presented here. This workbook does not contain beautiful graphics, hundreds of problems or 4-color printing. Those things are wonderful to have but also very expensive. This workbook does have lessons that were carefully and thoughtfully crafted to lead students on a path to understanding numbers and arithmetic.