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GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test
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Test Prep Book's GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the GED exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: •Quick Overview •TestTaking Strategies •Introduction •Reasoning through Language Arts •Writing •Mathematical Reasoning •Science •Social Studies •Practice Questions •Detailed Answer Explanations Disclaimer: GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED Testing Service. Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the GED test. The Test Prep Books GED practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest testtaking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top testtaking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the GED study guide review material, practice test questions, and testtaking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.
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Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum
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The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory
Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a mustread for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.
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Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Applications to Computer Science
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An engaging introduction to vectors and matrices and the algorithms that operate on them, intended for the student who knows how to program. Mathematical concepts and computational problems are motivated by applications in computer science. The reader learns by doing, writing programs to implement the mathematical concepts and using them to carry out tasks and explore the applications. Examples include: errorcorrecting codes, transformations in graphics, face detection, encryption and secretsharing, integer factoring, removing perspective from an image, PageRank (Google's ranking algorithm), and cancer detection from cell features. A companion web site, codingthematrix.com provides data and support code. Most of the assignments can be autograded online. Over two hundred illustrations, including a selection of relevant xkcd comics.
Chapters: The Function, The Field, The Vector, The Vector Space, The Matrix, The Basis, Dimension, Gaussian Elimination, The Inner Product, Special Bases, The Singular Value Decomposition, The Eigenvector, The Linear Program
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Matrix Computations (Johns Hopkins Studies in the Mathematical Sciences)
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The fourth edition of Gene H. Golub and Charles F. Van Loan's classic is an essential reference for computational scientists and engineers in addition to researchers in the numerical linear algebra community. Anyone whose work requires the solution to a matrix problem and an appreciation of its mathematical properties will find this book to be an indispensible tool. This revision is a covertocover expansion and renovation of the third edition. It now includes an introduction to tensor computations and brand new sections on • fast transforms • parallel LU • discrete Poisson solvers • pseudospectra • structured linear equation problems • structured eigenvalue problems • largescale SVD methods • polynomial eigenvalue problems Matrix Computations is packed with challenging problems, insightful derivations, and pointers to the literature―everything needed to become a matrixsavvy developer of numerical methods and software. The second most cited math book of 2012 according to MathSciNet, the book has placed in the top 10 for since 2005.
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Matrix Analysis
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Author: Roger A. Horn
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Linear algebra and matrix theory are fundamental tools in mathematical and physical science, as well as fertile fields for research. This new edition of the acclaimed text presents results of both classic and recent matrix analysis using canonical forms as a unifying theme, and demonstrates their importance in a variety of applications. The authors have thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded on the first edition. The book opens with an extended summary of useful concepts and facts and includes numerous new topics and features, such as:  New sections on the singular value and CS decompositions  New applications of the Jordan canonical form  A new section on the Weyr canonical form  Expanded treatments of inverse problems and of block matrices  A central role for the Von Neumann trace theorem  A new appendix with a modern list of canonical forms for a pair of Hermitian matrices and for a symmetricskew symmetric pair  Expanded index with more than 3,500 entries for easy reference  More than 1,100 problems and exercises, many with hints, to reinforce understanding and develop auxiliary themes such as finitedimensional quantum systems, the compound and adjugate matrices, and the Loewner ellipsoid  A new appendix provides a collection of problemsolving hints.
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Fundamentals of Matrix Computations
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Author: David S. Watkins
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This new, modernized edition provides a clear and thoroughintroduction to matrix computations,a key component of scientificcomputing Retaining the accessible and handson style of its predecessor,Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Third Editionthoroughly details matrix computations and the accompanying theoryalongside the author's useful insights. The book presents the mostimportant algorithms of numerical linear algebra and helps readersto understand how the algorithms are developed and why theywork. Along with new and updated examples, the Third Editionfeatures:  A novel approach to Francis' QR algorithm that explains itsproperties without reference to the basic QR algorithm
 Application of classical GramSchmidt withreorthogonalization
 A revised approach to the derivation of the GolubReinsch SVDalgorithm
 New coverage on solving product eigenvalue problems
 Expanded treatment of the JacobiDavidson method
 A new discussion on stopping criteria for iterative methods forsolving linear equations
Throughout the book, numerous new and updatedexercises—ranging from routine computations and verificationsto challenging programming and proofs—are provided, allowingreaders to immediately engage in applying the presented concepts.The new edition also incorporates MATLAB to solve realworldproblems in electrical circuits, massspring systems, and simplepartial differential equations, and an index of MATLAB termsassists readers with understanding the basic concepts related tothe software. Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Third Edition is anexcellent book for courses on matrix computations and appliednumerical linear algebra at the upperundergraduate and graduatelevel. The book is also a valuable resource for researchers andpractitioners working in the fields of engineering and computerscience who need to know how to solve problems involving matrixcomputations.
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Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
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Author: Alan J. Laub
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Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers provides a blend of undergraduate and graduatelevel topics in matrix theory and linear algebra that relieves instructors of the burden of reviewing such material in subsequent courses that depend heavily on the language of matrices. Consequently, the text provides an oftenneeded bridge between undergraduatelevel matrix theory and linear algebra and the level of matrix analysis required for graduatelevel study and research. The text is sufficiently compact that the material can be taught comfortably in a onequarter or onesemester course. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the concept of matrix factorization to provide a foundation for a later course in numerical linear algebra. The author addresses connections to differential and difference equations as well as to linear system theory and encourages instructors to augment these examples with other applications of their own choosing.
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Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations (Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics & Applied Probability)
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Author: Trevor Hastie
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Discover New Methods for Dealing with HighDimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm for its computation. They discuss the application of ℓ_{1} penalties to generalized linear models and support vector machines, cover generalized penalties such as the elastic net and group lasso, and review numerical methods for optimization. They also present statistical inference methods for fitted (lasso) models, including the bootstrap, Bayesian methods, and recently developed approaches. In addition, the book examines matrix decomposition, sparse multivariate analysis, graphical models, and compressed sensing. It concludes with a survey of theoretical results for the lasso. In this age of big data, the number of features measured on a person or object can be large and might be larger than the number of observations. This book shows how the sparsity assumption allows us to tackle these problems and extract useful and reproducible patterns from big datasets. Data analysts, computer scientists, and theorists will appreciate this thorough and uptodate treatment of sparse statistical modeling.
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Quaternions and Rotation Sequences: A Primer with Applications to Orbits, Aerospace and Virtual Reality
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Ever since the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton introduced quaternions in the nineteenth centurya feat he celebrated by carving the founding equations into a stone bridgemathematicians and engineers have been fascinated by these mathematical objects. Today, they are used in applications as various as describing the geometry of spacetime, guiding the Space Shuttle, and developing computer applications in virtual reality. In this book, J. B. Kuipers introduces quaternions for scientists and engineers who have not encountered them before and shows how they can be used in a variety of practical situations.
The book is primarily an exposition of the quaternion, a 4tuple, and its primary application in a rotation operator. But Kuipers also presents the more conventional and familiar 3 x 3 (9element) matrix rotation operator. These parallel presentations allow the reader to judge which approaches are preferable for specific applications. The volume is divided into three main parts. The opening chapters present introductory material and establish the book's terminology and notation. The next part presents the mathematical properties of quaternions, including quaternion algebra and geometry. It includes more advanced special topics in spherical trigonometry, along with an introduction to quaternion calculus and perturbation theory, required in many situations involving dynamics and kinematics. In the final section, Kuipers discusses stateoftheart applications. He presents a six degreeoffreedom electromagnetic position and orientation transducer and concludes by discussing the computer graphics necessary for the development of applications in virtual reality.
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Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, Second Edition
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Tremendous progress has been made in the scientific and engineering disciplines regarding the use of iterative methods for linear systems. The size and complexity of linear and nonlinear systems arising in typical applications has grown, meaning that using direct solvers for the threedimensional models of these problems is no longer effective. At the same time, parallel computing, becoming less expensive and standardized, has penetrated these application areas. Iterative methods are easier than direct solvers to implement on parallel computers but require approaches and solution algorithms that are different from classical methods. This second edition gives an indepth, uptodate view of practical algorithms for solving largescale linear systems of equations, including a wide range of the best methods available today. A new chapter on multigrid techniques has been added, whilst material throughout has been updated, removed or shortened. Numerous exercises have been added, as well as an updated and expanded bibliography.
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