Inside Your Calculator

Author: Gerald R. Rising

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470124598

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 4470

Uncover the mysteries that lie within your calculator This remarkable book explores the simple internal calculator processes—algorithms and programs—that tell us, for example, that the cosine of 56? is 0.5591929035. Using carefully constructed diagrams and figures, the author effectively demonstrates how calculator keys compute powers, roots, logarithms, and trigonometry functions, while also providing insights into simple programming, the conversion between decimal and binary numeration, and perhaps most importantly, the structure of our numeration systems. Many people believe that the processes that drive calculators demand advanced mathematical concepts; however, this book proves that a minimal understanding of algebra and geometry is all that is needed to follow the step-by-step explanations of how scientific calculators work. Inside Your Calculator: From Simple Programs to Significant Insights is a complete and multifaceted exercise in critical thinking. This book features: A detailed explanation of how to use a graphics calculator and program basic functions A discussion of the history of mathematics when appropriate, which provides a foundation for further learning Fundamental mathematical lessons and interesting applications of pre-calculus mathematics A thorough review of the fundamentals of programming, algebra, and geometry needed to gain insight into why the algorithms work and how the results are meaningful in our lives While the simultaneous use of a calculator is not needed to gain insight into how the algorithms work, those who do have a programmable graphics calculator can experiment with the programs presented in the book. These programs may be used on TI-84 and TI-83 calculators, and additional information for other Texas Instruments calculators as well as the Casio FX series is available on the book's related web site. As a result of over fifty years of award-winning teaching experience in both high school and college classrooms, Dr. Rising anticipates and answers potential questions from readers, and he successfully brings this subject alive in an illuminating and entertaining way. This book is therefore not only ideal for undergraduate mathematics majors as either a primary or supplemental text, but it also appeals to anyone with an interest in mathematics and its ideas. View Dr. Rising's book presentation:

Inside Softball

Author: Loren Walsh

Publisher: Contemporary Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 121

View: 7526

Techniques of the game of softball accompanied by a brief history.

Inside Mom's Mind

Author: Donna M. Trickett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436353246

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 4952

Although someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer¿s every 72 seconds, Donna M. Trickett, the author of Inside Mom¿s Mind, reveals new hope and understanding through her captivating true story of her mother¿s eight-year struggle with the disease. Inside Mom¿s Mind is saturated with compassion, understanding, inspiration, and a realism that has been acknowledged by professional and family caregivers, alike. You will listen to her mother¿s actual thoughts as you discover over 100 uniquely helpful ideas to better serve your loved one. To learn more about Donna M. Trickett, her writings, and her free workshops, just connect to her web page, Also, a portion of the sales of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer¿s Foundation of America.

Inside Ethics

Author: Alice Crary

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067496781X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 8153

Alice Crary offers a transformative account of moral thought about human beings and animals. Instead of assuming that the world places no demands on our moral imagination, she underscores the urgency of treating the exercise of moral imagination as necessary for arriving at an adequate world-guided understanding of human beings and animals.

Inside Macintosh

Author: Apple Computer, Inc

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 8031

Here is essential guidance for writing software that interacts with built-in and peripheral hardware devices. It covers critical hardware and device programming topics and provides background information important to anyone using the File, Sound, Printing, or AppleTalk Managers.

Inside Ashworth

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191068

Category: Psychiatric hospitals

Page: 163

View: 4932

What's life really like in the closed world of a high security prison?High security institutions for mentally ill offenders are far more complex than regular mental health hospitals or prisons. By their very nature they demand special scrutiny in regards to medical research, ethical considerations, therapeutic concerns, quality of care issues, and political and moral deliberations. Ashworth Hospital is no exception. In this controversial book, questions are raised as to why Ashworth resisted the call for change and survived the de-institutionalisation of the 1980s, the enquiries, and threats of closure. First hand, independent accounts from a diverse range of contributors shed new light on what appears to be a gloomy, secretive and sinister system. Inside Ashworth is enlightening reading for health and social care professionals, particularly those working in the mental health sector. Prison service professionals, policy makers and shapers and patient and prisoner rights groups will also find the insights invaluable.

Inside the SPAM Cartel

Author: Spammer-X Spammer-X

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080478500

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 5473

Authored by a former spammer, Inside the SPAM Cartel is a methodical, technically explicit expose of the inner workings of the SPAM economy. Readers will be shocked by the sophistication and sheer size of this underworld. From the author: "You may hate spam and think all spammers are evil, but listen to my story and see why I do this and more importantly, HOW." For most people, the term "SPAM" conjures up the image of hundreds of annoying, and at times offensive, e-mails flooding their inbox every week. But for a few, SPAM is a way of life that delivers an adrenaline rush fueled by cash, danger, retribution, porn and the avoidance of local, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. Inside the SPAM Cartel offer readers a never-before seen view inside this dark sub-economy. You'll meet the characters that control the flow of money as well as the hackers and programmers committed to keeping the enterprise up and running. You may disagree with their objectives, but you can't help but to marvel at their ingenuity and resourcefulness in defeating spam filters, avoiding being identified, and staying one step ahead of the law. Spam makes up now 64% of all email sent and it is said to be the most annoying part of being online. You'll meet the characters that control the flow of money as well as the hackers and programmers committed to keeping the enterprise up and running. Authored by a former spammer, this is a methodical, technically explicit expose of the innerworkings of the SPAM economy.