Car and Driver is the most widely-read automotive magazine, and for good reason . Each issue comes jam-packed with detailed articles about the newest advances in automotive technology, exciting photography showcasing the hottest cars and profiles of the movers and shakers that make the motors run. Car and Driver is highly acclaimed for its automotive journalistic excellence.
Principles of Economics
By N. Gregory Mankiw
So.uth-Wes.tern Col.lege Pub 2008 | ISBN: 0324589972
PDF | 5 MB | 904 Pages |
With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, 5E, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you're likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you're studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
Principles of Marketing (14th Edition)
Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong,
Prentice H all | 2011 | ISBN: 0132167123
744 pages | PDF | 33 MB
Learn how to create value and gain loyal customers.
Today’s marketing challenge is to create vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands a part of their daily lives. To help readers understand how to create value and gain loyal customers, Principles of Marketing presents fundamental marketing information in a comprehensive format, organized around an innovative customer-value framework.
The fourteenth edition includes coverage on sustainability and a focus on marketing in today's challenging economic climate.
Mathematics: Applications and Concepts, Course 3, Student Edition
PDF | 82,41 MB
Mathematics: Applications and Concepts sets the standard in Middle School mathematics. This three-course program provides a unique blend of instruction, daily practice, intervention, standardized test preparation, and practice in reading and writing math, and gets students ready for testing success.
The important ideas of algebra, including patterns, variables, equations, and functions, are the focus of this book. Student activities that introduce and promote familiarity with these ideas include constructing growing patterns using isosceles triangles, analyzing situations with constant or varying rates of change, and observing and representing various patterns in an array. The supplemental CD-ROM features interactive electronic activities, master copies of activity pages for students, and additional readings for teachers (only the additional readings for teachers are included in the link).
Designing Mathematics for Science Curriculum Programs:
A Guide for Using Mathematics and Science Education Standards
70 pages | PDF | 0.5MB
With the publication of the National Science Education Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, a clear set of goals and guidelines for achieving literacy in mathematics and science was
established. Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs has been developed to help state- and district-level education leaders create coherent, multi-year curriculum programs that provide students with opportunities to learn both mathematics and science in a connected and cumulative way throughout their schooling.
Researchers have confirmed that as U.S. students move through the grade levels, they slip further and further behind students of other nations in mathematics and science achievement Experts now believe that U.S. student performance is hindered by the lack of coherence in the mathematics and science curricula in many American schools. By structuring curriculum programs that capitalize on what students have already learned, the new concepts and processes that they can learn will be richer, more complex, and at a higher level. Designing
Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs outlines:
* Components of effective mathematics and science programs.
* Criteria by which these components can be judged.
* A process for developing curriculum that is structured, focused, and coherent.
Perhaps most important, this book emphasizes the need for designing curricula across the entire 13-year span that our children spend in elementary and secondary school as a way to improve the quality of education. Ultimately, it will help state and district educators use national and state standards to design or re-build mathematics and science curriculum programs that develop new ideas and skills based on earlier ones--from lesson to lesson, unit to unit, year to year.
Anyone responsible for designing or influencing mathematics or science curriculum programs will find this guide valuable.
European Mathematical Society | ISBN 3037190418 | 2008-03-15
PDF | 187 Pages | 3 MB
This book quickly introduces beginners to general group theory and then focuses on three main themes : finite group theory, including sporadic groups combinatorial and geometric group theory, including the Bass-Serre theory of groups acting on trees the theory of train tracks by Bestvina and Handel for automorphisms of free groups With its many examples, exercises, and full solutions to selected exercises, this text provides a gentle introduction that is ideal for self-study and an excellent preparation for applications.
A distinguished feature of the presentation is that algebraic and geometric techniques are balanced. The beautiful theory of train tracks is illustrated by two nontrivial examples. Presupposing only a basic knowledge of algebra, the book is addressed to anyone interested in group theory: from advanced undergraduate and graduate students to specialists.
This lucid introduction for undergraduates and graduates proves fundamental for practitioners of theoretical physics and certain areas of engineering, like aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, and exteremely valuable for mathematicians. This study guide teaches all the basics and efective problem-solving skills too.
If you're interested in learning the fundamentals of discrete mathematics but can't seem to get your brain to function, then here's your solution. Add this easy-to-follow guide to the equation and calculate how quickly you learn the essential concepts.
Written by award-winning math professor Steven Krantz, Discrete Mathematics Demystified explains this challenging topic in an effective and enlightening way. You will learn about logic, proofs, functions, matrices, sequences, series, and much more. Concise explanations, real-world examples, and worked equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter exercises and a final exam help reinforce learning.
This fast and easy guide offers:
Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
Sample problems with worked solutions
Coverage of set theory, graph theory, and number theory
Chapters on cryptography and Boolean algebra
A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Discrete
Mathematics Demystified is your integral tool for mastering this complex subject.
This book is a clear and self-contained introduction to discrete mathematics. Aimed mainly at undergraduate and early graduate students of mathematics and computer science, it is written with the goal of stimulating interest in mathematics and an active, problem-solving approach to the presented material. The reader is led to an understanding of the basic principles and methods of actually doing mathematics (and having fun at that). Being more narrowly focused than many discrete mathematics textbooks and treating selected topics in an unusual depth and from several points of view, the book reflects the conviction of the authors, active and internationally renowned mathematicians, that the most important gain from studying mathematics is the cultivation of clear and logical thinking and habits useful for attacking new problems.
More than 400 enclosed exercises with a wide range of difficulty, many of them accompanied by hints for solution, support this approach to teaching. The readers will appreciate the lively and informal style of the text accompanied by more than 200 drawings and diagrams. Specialists in various parts of science with a basic mathematical education wishing to apply discrete mathematics in their field can use the book as a useful source, and even experts in combinatorics may occasionally learn from pointers to research literature or from presentations of recent results. Invitation to Discrete Mathematics should make a delightful reading both for beginners and for mathematical professionals.
The main topics include: elementary counting problems, asymptotic estimates, partially ordered sets, basic graph theory and graph algorithms, finite projective planes, elementary probability and the probabilistic method, generating functions, Ramsey's theorem, and combinatorial applications of linear algebra. General mathematical notions going beyond the high-school level are thoroughly explained in the introductory chapter. An appendix summarizes the undergraduate algebra needed in some of the more advanced sections of the book.
Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on the latest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7
You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista–now it?s time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors
Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you?ll discover little–known facts on how things work, what?s new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs.
A witty, conversational tone tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert and doesn?t waste time with basic computer topics while point–by–point
comparisons demonstrate the difference between Windows 7 features and functionality to those in Windows XP and Vista.
It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. It has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, and Einstein, along with other renowned inventors, theologians, scientists, and great thinkers...
For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life transforming for all who experience it.
Excel Gurus Gone Wild: Do the impossible with Excel
PDF | 250 Pages | 10.3 MB
This high-level resource is designed for people who want to stretch Excel to its limits. Tips for solving 100 incredibly difficult problems are covered in depth and include extracting the
first letter of each word in a paragraph, validating URL's, generating random numbers without repeating, and hiding rows if cells are empty. The answers to these and other questions have produced results that have even surprised the Excel development team.
Digital Camera World is your guide to digital imaging and digital photography. Each issue is full of digital camera reviews, digital imaging tips and tricks, digital photography tutorials, digital imaging software and accessory reviews, and the opinions and advice of digital photography experts
Packed with practical steps and real life Excel tips for owners and marketing professionals to use
everyday. A must for better marketing decisions! What this book tries to do is to weed through the myriad information resources and to give you the quickest and dirtiest tricks to get you out of the drudgery of analysis and into the fun and
excitement of building your business.
This book outlines a process for doing this and then gives you tools and templates you can use to get the job done.
Accounts are just as important as any other aspect of a business, and can be crucial to its prosperity and even survival. In "doing the books" you will be at the very heart of the business, with your hands on the controls. You will be involved in the management of its assets and liabilities, its expenses and its profit margins. The more control you have over these, and the records and figurework on which they are based, the better you will be able to control your own business.
Elle Magazine is the ultimate shopping and lifestyle guide for todays modern woman. Devoted to the sophisticated and well-traveled woman, Elle features the hottest new trends in fashion, style, and beauty. Elle also addresses controversial issues in contemporary society, and informs its readers on emerging talent across all areas of popular culture. Elle is indisputably one of the worlds leading fashion magazines for every and any woman.
Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School:
A Companion to School Experience
PDF | 278 Pages | 2.18 MB
This British textbook for pre-service secondary mathematics teachers gives information about current educational theories and trends. It is a survey textbook that covers curriculum goals, the English and Welsh national curriculum, learning theories, lesson design, assessment, communication, technology, special education, and the broader context of mathematics education.
This book is intended for the "IB Mathematics" course at Diploma level. It is expected that this book will be used over a two year period. There are plenty of worked examples with step by step explanations, problems are carefully structured and investigations appear throught. Revision exercises are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the exercises and index appear at the end of the book.
This package also include the contents of the CD accompanying with this book. In this changing world of mathematics education, the contextual approach shown in this book, with the associated use of the technology, will enhance the students' understanding, knowledge and appreciation of mathematics, and its universal application.
Red Rackham's Treasure (French: Le Trésor de Rackham le Rouge) is the twelfth of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé, featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero. It is a continuation of The Secret of the Unicorn, and is one of very few Tintin books to directly carry on the story of the preceding title. It is notable for the first appearance of the eccentric but ingenious Professor Cuthbert Calculus. According to Michael Farr's Tintin: The Complete Companion, it is also the best-selling book in the Tintin series.
Layers keeps you on top of the latest design trends taking place within the world of the Adobe® Creative Suite® programs. Each issue unlocks new possibilities, new ideas, and new methods that help you accomplish more!
Ubuntu builds on a solid base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning operating system that's light-years ahead of its competitors. Ubuntu consistently tops lists of the most popular Linuxes amongst professionals and enthusiasts; Dell recently embraced Ubuntu in its product lines after a user survey indicated overwhelming public support.
Ubuntu Kung Fu provides hints, hacks, tweaks and tricks for every level of user. Guaranteed to be free of the usual dross that fills tips books, Ubuntu Kung Fu is written to be entertaining and, above all, readable. Its 300+ concise tips utilize and exploit hidden or lesser-known features to boost day-to-day productivity. You'll also find tips on tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the system into shape, optimizing, enhancing security, and lots more.
Learn what extraordinary things can be done with Ubuntu. written with the migrating window$ or Mac OS X user in mind, Ubuntu Kung Fu avoids the usual Linux/Unix folklore that can send most of us to sleep. The tips have one aim--to produce results as quickly as possible, in an environment where the reader can polish their skills as they read. This is the Linux book for the rest of us.
(6th Edition 2011)
By Benjamin Hill, Matthew Helmke, Amber Graner, Corey Burger
Publisher: Pre,.,ntice H,,al,l; | ISBN: 0132748509
PDF | 10 MB | 432 Pages
Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It’s Linux for human beings, designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 11.04 is the latest release–more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book, Sixth Edition, will get you up and running quickly.
Written by expert, leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 11.04, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, programmer, or novice. The authors explain Ubuntu 11.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many topics covered in this edition: Ubuntu One cloud storage, Ubuntu Server, and the groundbreaking Unity desktop.
This complete guide also covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications.
In addition, you will
Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to new release versions with upgraded applications
Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide from forums and other means to get the help you need quickly
Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
Learn how to use Ubuntu One to buy legal music from your favorite artists and how to use cloud storage to back up or share your important files
Learn how you can be a part of the community that creates Ubuntu
By Mark G. Sobell
Publisher: Prentice Hall 2010 | ISBN: 013254248X
PDF | 13 MB | 1302 Pages
The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux
The #1 Ubuntu server resource, fully updated for Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx)–the Long Term Support (LTS) release many companies will rely on for years!
Updated JumpStarts help you set up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers in minutes Hundreds of up-to-date examples, plus comprehensive indexes that deliver instant access to answers you can trust Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Third Edition, is the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, and also offers comprehensive coverage of servers—critical for anybody interested in unleashing the full power of Ubuntu.
This edition has been fully updated for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), a milestone Long Term Support (LTS) release, which Canonical will support on desktops until 2013 and on servers until 2015.
Sobell walks you through every essential feature and technique, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, gufw, firestarter, iptables, even Perl scripting. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from networking to security.
You’ll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and desktop (GUI), administrating systems, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more. Fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running—often in as little as five minutes.
Sobell draws on his immense Linux knowledge to explain both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, you’ll find everything you need here—now, and for many years to come.
The world’s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful!
This book delivers
Hundreds of easy-to-use Ubuntu examples
Important networking coverage, including DNS, NFS, and Cacti
Coverage of crucial Ubuntu topics such as sudo and the Upstart init daemon
More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache (Web) and exim4 (email) servers
State-of-the-art security techniques, including up-to-date firewall setup techniques using gufw and iptables, and a full chapter on OpenSSH
A complete introduction to Perl scripting for automated administration
Deeper coverage of essential admin tasks–from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel
Complete instructions on keeping Ubuntu systems up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window
And much more...including a 500+ term glossary
If you are looking for Windows 7 Tips & Trcks, Microsft has the Solution of Your Problem. Microsoft Partner Programme UK launched a new Ebook on Windows 7 Tips and Ticks. Windows 7 Ebook” provides tips, tricks and guide to master the Windows 7 operating system. The books cover every topics related to using Windows 7, with contents from as basic as starting computer and using keyboard and mouse and various options.
When I started writing this book, I went to a library and, as part of my research, collected ten books on how to pass exams. As he checked the books out, the librarian glanced sternly up. I could predict what was coming, because it was May, and I look young enough to pass off as a 20-year-old. ‘Now, dear girl,’ he commanded me over his half-moons, ‘make sure you don’t waste all your time reading these books, and get down to some serious revision.’ I relate this episode because it impressed upon me how quickly people can jump to the wrong conclusions unless they seek out the underlying context first. Without this, they are likely to do more harm than good. It also reminded me how many of us enjoy exerting power over others weaker than ourselves.
Students are often singled out for such attention, since, as anyone who has ever put L- plates on their car will confirm, the learner status often arouses superior attitudes in others. People, institutions, dare I say even governments have been known to take liberties with students that they wouldn’t dream of taking with other intelligent adults.
Had this chap been genuinely concerned about what he believed to be my exam neurosis, something less condescending might have passed his lips – for instance, ‘What is it about exams that makes us all so anxious?’ Even, ‘What the hell do you want all those exam books for – you look perfectly clever to me’ might have opened the channels of communication.
And indeed, had I been in the alarming state he imagined, a few sympathetic words on his part might have been a life-saver. Instead, he saw my ten books, saw me, thought, ‘Student with no confidence in herself at ...................................
Master Math: Algebra makes the transition form pre-algebra smooth and stress-free. This math reference guide makes learning and understanding algebraic equations, inequalities, polynomials and linear equations as simple as “two plus two.”