The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Business Mathematics and Statistics


Author: Andy Francis
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844801282
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 666
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The sixth edition provides a thorough grounding in basic mathematical and statisical techniques for business students, and students on a professional course such as accounting. The result is a comprehensive, user-friendly, testing oriented guide to quantitative methods for business. The sixth edition provides a thorough grounding in basic mathematical and statisical techniques for business students, and students on a professional course such as accounting. The result is a comprehensive, user-friendly, testing oriented guide to quantitative methods for business.

The Armchair Economist

Economics & Everyday Life
Author: Steven E. Landsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471112233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

Alex's Adventures in Numberland


Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408809591
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

How to Write Better Essays


Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137293357
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

The Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide

Over 900 Past Interview Questions, 18 Subjects, Expert Advice, Worked Answers, 2017 Edition (Oxford and Cambridge)
Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal
Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited
ISBN: 1999857089
Category: Education
Page: 375
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“How many grains of sand are there in the world?” “Why is DNA like sheet music?” “Can you hear silence?” These are examples of Real Questions that were asked in the 2015 Oxbridge interviews. Stumped? You don’t need to be! Published by the UKs Leading University Admissions Company, the Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide contains over 900 Oxbridge Interview Questions that have been asked over the last 5 years for 18 Subjects. This book provides Fully Worked Model Answers for over 200 of these and guides you through the topics and problems that each one raises. With contributions and advice from over 40 Specialist Oxbridge Tutors, this is your Ultimate companion to the Oxbridge Interview and a MUST-BUY for those who have an upcoming interview at Oxbridge.

Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education


Author: Ellen K. Henriksen,Justin Dillon,Jim Ryder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400777930
Category: Science
Page: 412
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Drawing on data generated by the EU’s Interests and Recruitment in Science (IRIS) project, this volume examines the issue of young people’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With an especial focus on female participation, the chapters offer analysis deploying varied theoretical frameworks, including sociology, social psychology and gender studies. The material also includes reviews of relevant research in science education and summaries of empirical data concerning student choices in STEM disciplines in five European countries. Featuring both quantitative and qualitative analyses, the book makes a substantial contribution to the developing theoretical agenda in STEM education. It augments available empirical data and identifies strategies in policy-making that could lead to improved participation—and gender balance—in STEM disciplines. The majority of the chapter authors are IRIS project members, with additional chapters written by specially invited contributors. The book provides researchers and policy makers alike with a comprehensive and authoritative exploration of the core issues in STEM educational participation.

Engineering Mathematics


Author: K.A. Stroud,Dexter J. Booth
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137031220
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1184
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Engineering Mathematics is the best-selling introductory mathematics text for students on science and engineering degree and pre-degree courses. Sales of previous editions stand at more than half a million copies. It is suitable for classroom use and self-study. Its unique programmed approach takes students through the mathematics they need in a step-by-step fashion with a wealth of examples and exercises. The book is divided into two sections with the Foundation section starting at Level 0 of the IEng syllabus and the main section extending over all elements of a first year undergraduate course and into many second year courses. The book therefore suits a full range of abilities and levels of access. The Online Personal Tutor guides students through exercises in the same step-by-step fashion as the book, with hundreds of full workings to questions.

End This Depression Now!


Author: Paul R. Krugman
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393345087
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 259
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Looks at the economic downturn of the early twenty-first century, declaring it a depression, and outlines the steps that can be taken to reverse the trend and get back on the road to economic recovery.

The Music of the Primes

Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
Author: Marcus du Sautoy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060935588
Category: Mathematics
Page: 335
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An examination of the Riemann Hypothesis considers the modern implications of its solution, noting its potential impact on business, science, and other fields and describing the million-dollar prize currently being offered to whomever can crack its code. Reprint.

The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook

An Introduction to Problem Solving Based on the First 32 British Mathematical Olympiads 1965-1996
Author: A. Gardiner,Anthony Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198501053
Category: Mathematics
Page: 229
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Olympiad problems help able school students flex their mathematical muscles. Good Olympiad problems are unpredictable: this makes them worthwhile but it also makes them seem hard and even unapproachable. The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook contains some of the problems and solutions from the British Mathematical Olympiads from 1965 to 1996 in a form designed to help bright students overcome this barrier.

Further Pure Mathematics


Author: L. Bostock,Suzanne Chandler,C. Rourke
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780859501033
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 752
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This volume continues the work covered in Core Maths or Mathematics - The Core Course for Advanced Level to provide a full two-year course in Pure Mathematics for A-Level.

The Price of Inequality


Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780718197384
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 523
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The social impact of inequality is now increasingly understood - higher crime, health problems and mental illness, lower educational achievements and life expectancy. But what are the causes of inequality, why is it growing so rapidly and what are its economic and political impacts? In this exceptional book Joseph Stiglitz gives the answers. He shows how, left to their own devices, markets are neither efficient nor stable and tend to accumulate money in the hands of the few rather than engender competition, producing slower growth and lower GDP. He also demonstrates how political institutions, far from countering these trends, often enhance them. Arguing that 'another world is possible', The Price of Inequality provides a powerful, vital critique of free-market ideas. 'Superb and original . . . Stiglitz is a rare combination of virtuoso economist, witty polemicist and public intellectual' Robert Kuttner, New Statesman 'Important and smart . . . a searing read' Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times 'The often inchoate anger seen in Occupy Wall Street is given shape, fluency, substance and authority by Stiglitz . . . he methodically and lyrically (almost joyously) exposes the myths that provide justification for 'deficit fetishism''' Yvonne Roberts, Observer 'Trenchant, engaging . . . Stiglitz writes clearly and provocatively' Dante Chinni, Washington Post 'A towering genius of economics' Independent

Statistics 2


Author: Anthony Eccles,Nigel Green,Roger Porkess
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340771983
Category: Mathematical statistics
Page: 152
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Each component in the MEI Structured Mathematics scheme is supported by a single tailor-made book, which covers the element of the corresponding component to exactly the required level, adopts an approach consistent with the MEI philosophy, provides examples in real contexts to illustrate the ideas and techniques covered in the component, provides structured exercises and open-ended activities to consolidate understanding and build confidence, and prepares students appropriately for the component assessment.

Groups and Symmetries

From Neolithic Scots to John McKay
Author: John P. Harnad,Pavel Winternitz
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821870424
Category: Mathematics
Page: 366
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The Language of Physics

The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750–1914
Author: Elizabeth Garber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461217660
Category: Science
Page: 399
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This work is the first explicit examination of the key role that mathematics has played in the development of theoretical physics and will undoubtedly challenge the more conventional accounts of its historical development. Although mathematics has long been regarded as the "language" of physics, the connections between these independent disciplines have been far more complex and intimate than previous narratives have shown. The author convincingly demonstrates that practices, methods, and language shaped the development of the field, and are a key to understanding the mergence of the modern academic discipline. Mathematicians and physicists, as well as historians of both disciplines, will find this provocative work of great interest.