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A Course in Modern Geometries - Judith N. Cederberg, J.H. Ewing, F.W. Gehring, Paul R. HalmosA Course in Modern Geometries is designed for a junior-senior level course for mathematics majors, including those who plan to teach in secondary school. Chapter 1 presents several finite geometries in an axiomatic framework. Chapter 2 introduces Euclid's geometry and the basic ideas of non-Euclidean geometry. The synthetic approach of Chapters 1 - 2 is followed by the analytic treatment of transformations of the Euclidean plane in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 presents plane projective geometry both synthetically and analytically. The extensive use of matrix representations of groups of transformations in
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Methods and Methodology in Composition Research - Gesa KIRSCH, Gesa KIRSCHIn original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions. Included are discussions of historical, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic research; text and conversation analysis; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive research. Issues that cross methodological boundaries, such as the nature of collaborative research and writing, methodological pluralism, the classification and coding of research data, and the politics of composition research, are also examined.
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Property - Barlow Burke, Joseph A. SnoeWith its focused coverage, concise format, and problem-based pedagogy, PROPERTY: Examples & Explanations, Second Edition, rounds out any teaching package.
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Functional Analysis - Frigyes Riesz, Bela Sz.-NagyClassic exposition of modern theories of differentiation and integration and principal problems and methods of handling integral equations and linear functionals and transformations. 1955 edition.
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January
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist - Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek, David LimbaughTo some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the
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January
Die Deutschen - Wulf Koepke, Wulf KoepkeDie Deutschen, Fifth Edition is a reader for second and third-year German Civilization courses. It looks at German culture both historically and in the present day. The reader consists of three parts: the geography, history, and culture of Germany. The chapter readings are accompanied by pre-and post-questions on the text as well as grammar review exercises. Expansion exercises in the back of the book are designed to sharpen cultural insights and grammar skills.
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January
Introduction to Data Mining - Vipin Kumar, Michael SteinbachIntroduction to Data Mining presents fundamental concepts and algorithms for those learning data mining for the first time. Each major topic is organized into two chapters, beginning with basic concepts that provide necessary background for understanding each data mining technique, followed by more advanced concepts and algorithms.
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January
Handbook of Literary Terms: Literature, Language, Theory - X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia, Mark BauerleinThis guide features over 400 entries, covering a wide variety of literary terms and concepts. This edition has been updated to include such modern terms as 'blogging' etc. There is pronunciation guidance given to help students use terms with confidence in class discussions.
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January
Animal Farm and Related Readings - McDougal Littell, George Orwell, Michael Kort, Osip Mandelstam, Ariel Dorfman, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Daphne du MaurierAnimal farm / novel by George Orwell -- From The rise and fall of the Soviet Union / history by Michael Kort -- The Stalin epigram / poem by Osip Mandelstam -- The rebellion of the magical rabbits / short story by Ariel Dorfman -- Crow song / poem by Margaret Atwood -- Harrison Bergeron / short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- The birds / short story by Daphne du Maurier.
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January
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World, Volume 1: Beginnings Through the Fifteenth Century - Robert L. Tignor, Jeremy Adelman, Peter Brown, Benjamin Elman, Xinru Liu, Holly Pittman, Brent ShawIn this second edition, the book's non-Eurocentric approach continues with expansions of the original eleven world history "turning point" stories from the modern period to include ten more "turning point" stories from the earlier periods of world history. From the history of the world's first cities built on the great rivers of Afro-Eurasia, to the formation of the Silk Road, to the rise of nation-states, and the story of modern globalization, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart provides students with the stories that changed history and enables them to make the connections they need in order to better