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Numerical Linear Algebra - Lloyd N. TrefethenThis is a concise, insightful introduction to the field of numerical linear algebra. The clarity and eloquence of the presentation make it popular with teachers and students alike. The text aims to expand the reader's view of the field and to present standard material in a novel way. All of the most important topics in the field are covered with a fresh perspective, including iterative methods for systems of equations and eigenvalue problems and the underlying principles of conditioning and stability. Presentation is in the form of 40 lectures, which each focus on one or two central ideas. The
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AutoCAD 2000 for Dummies - Mark Middlebrook, Bud E. SmithWith AutoCAD 2000 For Dummies, you'll quickly discover just how easy it is to create professional-quality designs and drawings. Authors Mark Middlebrook and Bud Smith show you how to set up a design, draw and edit lines, add text and dimensions, even incorporate AutoCAD documents into your Web pages-all while avoiding those common gotchas." Whether you're a new AutoCAD user or you've just upgraded to AutoCAD 2000, this easy-to-use reference delivers all the answers you need to get up to speed. Inside, find helpful advice on how to: * Discover the new AutoCAD 2000 features-and put them to work *
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Introduction to Microeconomics - StockmanOffering an interdisciplinary approach to economics, this volume discusses how economics relates to major social and political issues. This edition features "advice" boxes, which offer hints on economic reasoning, and "making smart decisions" boxes. This volume focuses on macroeconomics. life.
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J.R.R. Tolkien - Harold Bloom- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom
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Introduction to High Energy Physics - Donald H. PerkinsThe third edition of this leading book maintains the informal empirical approach of previous editions while bringing readers up to date on recent theoretical and experimental developments. Includes chapter problems with worked-out solutions at the end of the book.
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The World of Late Antiquity 150-750 - Peter R.L. BrownThis remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750, came to differ from "Classical civilization." These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new
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Introduction to Geography - Arthur Getis, Judith Getis, Jerome D. FellmannGetis "Introduction to Geography 14e" is written to clearly and concisely convey the nature of the field of geography, its intellectual challenges, and the logical interconnections of its parts. Even if students take no further work in geography, they will have come into contact with the richness and breadth of Geography and have new insights and understandings for their present and future roles as informed adults. This new edition provides students content and scope of the subfields of geography, emphasize its unifying themes, and provide the foundation for further work in their areas of
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An Introduction to Ray Tracing - Andrew S. GlassnerThe creation of ever more realistic 3-D images is central to the development of computer graphics. The ray tracing technique has become one of the most popular and powerful means by which photo-realistic images can now be created. The simplicity, elegance and ease of implementation makes ray tracing an essential part of understanding and exploiting state-of-the-art computer graphics. An Introduction to Ray Tracing develops from fundamental principles to advanced applications, providing "how-to" procedures as well as a detailed understanding of the scientific foundations of ray tracing. It is also