Essential Maths Skills in AS/A Level Computer Science

Author: Victoria Ellis,Gavin Craddock

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781471863578


Page: 88

View: 8292

If you struggle with binary multiplication, or Big O Notation, this is the book for you. This textbook companion will help improve your essential maths skills for computer science, whichever awarding body specification you're following. You can use it throughout your course, whenever you feel you need some extra help. - Develop your understanding of both maths and computer science with all worked examples and questions within a computer science context - Improve your confidence with a step-by-step approach to every maths skill - Measure your progress with guided and non-guided questions to see how you're improving - Understand where you're going wrong with full worked solutions to every question - Feel confident in expert guidance from experienced teachers and examiners Victoria Ellis and Gavin Craddock, reviewed by Dr Kathleen Maitland, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Director of the SAS Student Academy at Birmingham City University

Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications

A Programmer's Guide, Second Edition

Author: James M. Van Verth,Lars M. Bishop

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 008087861X

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 2082

Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, 2nd edition presents the core mathematics necessary for sophisticated 3D graphics and interactive physical simulations. The book begins with linear algebra and matrix multiplication and expands on this foundation to cover such topics as color and lighting, interpolation, animation and basic game physics. Essential Mathematics focuses on the issues of 3D game development important to programmers and includes optimization guidance throughout. The new edition Windows code will now use Visual Studio.NET. There will also be DirectX support provided, along with OpenGL - due to its cross-platform nature. Programmers will find more concrete examples included in this edition, as well as additional information on tuning, optimization and robustness. The book has a companion CD-ROM with exercises and a test bank for the academic secondary market, and for main market: code examples built around a shared code base, including a math library covering all the topics presented in the book, a core vector/matrix math engine, and libraries to support basic 3D rendering and interaction.

Physics for Advanced Level

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743155

Category: Physics

Page: 727

View: 1026

This course study guide is to be used with New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level or other physics core textbooks. It aims to help further develop physics skills such as laboratory techniques, mathematical methods and data handling. The course study guide also provides outline solutions to a selection of questions and gives advice on answering all types of examination questions and support for Key Skills.

Mit Java programmieren lernen für Dummies

Author: Barry A. Burd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527691898

Category: Computers

Page: 463

View: 418

Steigen Sie mit diesem Buch in die Welt des Programmierens ein und zwar mit der beliebten Programmiersprache Java! Schritt fï¿1⁄2r Schritt werden Sie mit den Grundlagen, wie zum Beispiel Variablen, Schleifen und objektorientierter Programmierung, vertraut gemacht, probieren viele anschauliche Beispiele aus und schreiben Ihr erstes eigenes Programm. Dieses Buch steht Ihnen bei allen Herausforderungen jederzeit mit hilfreichen Tipps und Lï¿1⁄2sungsvorschlï¿1⁄2gen zur Seite, sodass Sie fï¿1⁄2r Ihren Weg zum Programmierer optimal gerï¿1⁄2stet sind!

Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Author: Peter Grossman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230374050

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 9773

Discrete Mathematics for Computing presents the essential mathematics needed for the study of computing and information systems. The subject is covered in a gentle and informal style, but without compromising the need for correct methodology. It is perfect for students with a limited background in mathematics. This new edition includes: • An expanded section on encryption • Additional examples of the ways in which theory can be applied to problems in computing • Many more exercises covering a range of levels, from the basic to the more advanced This book is ideal for students taking a one-semester introductory course in discrete mathematics - particularly for first year undergraduates studying Computing and Information Systems. PETER GROSSMAN has worked in both MA26 and industrial roles as a mathematician and computing professional. As a lecturer in mathematics, he was responsible for coordinating and developing mathematics courses for Computing students. He has also applied his skills in areas as diverse as calculator design, irrigation systems and underground mine layouts. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Data Visualization and Statistical Literacy for Open and Big Data

Author: Prodromou, Theodosia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522525130

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 9561

Data visualization has emerged as a serious scholarly topic, and a wide range of tools have recently been developed at an accelerated pace to aid in this research area. Examining different ways of analyzing big data can result in increased efficiency for many corporations and organizations. Data Visualization and Statistical Literacy for Open and Big Data highlights methodological developments in the way that data analytics is both learned and taught. Featuring extensive coverage on emerging relevant topics such as data complexity, statistics education, and curriculum development, this publication is geared toward teachers, academicians, students, engineers, professionals, and researchers that are interested in expanding their knowledge of data examination and analysis.

Dyslexia at College

Author: T. R. Miles,Dorothy Gilroy,Elizabeth Ann Du Pre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134138717

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 2976

This fully updated third edition contains practical and useful advice that will be invaluable for students with dyslexia, their parents and all of those involved in teaching and supporting them in their studies. Including the latest research into dyslexia, changes in legislation and information technology and the real-life experiences of six former Bangor students this book will: • guide students through the process of applying for university, suggesting strategies for general organisation and for particular aspects of study • outline how to get the best personally and academically from higher education • give practical advice on setting up and using support facilities (both human and technological) • be an accessible text for mainstream lecturers and tutors who need to be aware of the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act. New chapters include 'Dyslexia plus', giving information on dyspraxia, attention disorders, Asperger's syndrome, and the more controversial 'dyscalculia'. ‘Out of College and into Work’ gives advice for students on the challenges they face after graduation.

Careers in Focus

Coaches & Fitness Professionals

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117345

Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: 188

View: 9430

Profiles careers as coaches and fitness professionals such as aerobics instructors, college sports coaches, dietitians and nutritionists, exercise physiologists, fitness directors, and more.

Web Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522575022

Category: Computers

Page: 2321

View: 6063

Web service technologies are redefining the way that large and small companies are doing business and exchanging information. Due to the critical need for furthering automation, engagement, and efficiency, systems and workflows are becoming increasingly more web-based. Web Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that examines relevant theoretical frameworks, current practice guidelines, industry standards and standardization, and the latest empirical research findings in web services. Highlighting a range of topics such as cloud computing, quality of service, and semantic web, this multi-volume book is designed for computer engineers, IT specialists, software designers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in web services architecture, frameworks, and security.

Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing

Author: David Makinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447124995

Category: Computers

Page: 283

View: 8878

This easy-to-follow textbook introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem-solving skills that undergraduates need to study computing. The language is in part qualitative, with concepts such as set, relation, function and recursion/induction; but it is also partly quantitative, with principles of counting and finite probability. Entwined with both are the fundamental notions of logic and their use for representation and proof. Features: teaches finite math as a language for thinking, as much as knowledge and skills to be acquired; uses an intuitive approach with a focus on examples for all general concepts; brings out the interplay between the qualitative and the quantitative in all areas covered, particularly in the treatment of recursion and induction; balances carefully the abstract and concrete, principles and proofs, specific facts and general perspectives; includes highlight boxes that raise common queries and clear confusions; provides numerous exercises, with selected solutions.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

An International Perspective

Author: Bill Atweh,Helen Forgasz,Ben Nebres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135653119

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 2053

This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.

Grundlagen der Mathematik für Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657657

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

View: 4412

Mathematik ist nicht jedermanns Sache, manchmal sind es schon die Grundlagen, die fehlen: Einst gelernt, doch jetzt vergessen. Bruch- und Prozentrechnung, Fl?cheninhalt, Gleichungen, wie funktionierte das noch einmal? Mark Zegarelli erkl?rt es Ihnen, einfach und am?sant und immer schnell auf dem Punkt, hilft er Ihnen Ihre Wissensl?cken zu schlie?en. So verlieren Geometrie und Algebra f?r Sie den Schrecken.

Math Instruction for Students with Learning Problems

Author: Susan Perry Gurganus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317409329

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7364

Math Instruction for Students with Learning Problems, Second Edition provides a research-based approach to mathematics instruction designed to build confidence and competence in pre- and in-service PreK–12 teachers. This core textbook addresses teacher and student attitudes toward mathematics, as well as language issues, specific mathematics disabilities, prior experiences, and cognitive and metacognitive factors. The material is rich with opportunities for class activities and field extensions, and the second edition has been fully updated to reference both NCTM and CCSSM standards throughout the text and includes an entirely new chapter on measurement and data analysis.

The Nature and Role of Algebra in the K-14 Curriculum

Proceedings of a National Symposium

Author: Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education,National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences Education Board,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309522455

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 1572

With the 1989 release of Everybody Counts by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) of the National Research Council and the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the "standards movement" in K-12 education was launched. Since that time, the MSEB and the NCTM have remained committed to deepening the public debate, discourse, and understanding of the principles and implications of standards-based reform. One of the main tenets in the NCTM Standards is commitment to providing high-quality mathematical experiences to all students. Another feature of the Standards is emphasis on development of specific mathematical topics across the grades. In particular, the Standards emphasize the importance of algebraic thinking as an essential strand in the elementary school curriculum. Issues related to school algebra are pivotal in many ways. Traditionally, algebra in high school or earlier has been considered a gatekeeper, critical to participation in postsecondary education, especially for minority students. Yet, as traditionally taught, first-year algebra courses have been characterized as an unmitigated disaster for most students. There have been many shifts in the algebra curriculum in schools within recent years. Some of these have been successful first steps in increasing enrollment in algebra and in broadening the scope of the algebra curriculum. Others have compounded existing problems. Algebra is not yet conceived of as a K-14 subject. Issues of opportunity and equity persist. Because there is no one answer to the dilemma of how to deal with algebra, making progress requires sustained dialogue, experimentation, reflection, and communication of ideas and practices at both the local and national levels. As an initial step in moving from national-level dialogue and speculations to concerted local and state level work on the role of algebra in the curriculum, the MSEB and the NCTM co-sponsored a national symposium, "The Nature and Role of Algebra in the K-14 Curriculum," on May 27 and 28, 1997, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Eine Informatik-einfhrung/ a Computer Science Introduction

Author: Harold Abelson,Julie Sussman,Gerald Jay Sussman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540423423

Category: Computers

Page: 682

View: 3522

Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107948


Page: 350

View: 5240

A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Linear Algebra

Author: Jin Ho Kwak,Sungpyo Hong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 3528

From a review of the first edition: "A logical development of the subject . . . all the important theorems and results are discussed in terms of simple worked examples. The student's understanding . . . is tested by problems at the end of each subsection, and every chapter ends with exercises." —CURRENT SCIENCE A cornerstone of undergraduate mathematics, science, and engineering, this clear and rigorous presentation of the fundamentals of linear algebra is unique in its emphasis and integration of computational skills and mathematical abstractions. The power and utility of this beautiful subject is demonstrated, in particular, in its focus on linear recurrence, difference and differential equations that affect applications in physics, computer science, and economics. Key topics and features: • Linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, complex vector spaces, inner products, Jordan canonical forms, and quadratic forms • Rich selection of examples and explanations, as well as a wide range of exercises at the end of every section • Selected answers and hints • Excellent index This second edition includes substantial revisions, new material on minimal polynomials and diagonalization, as well as a variety of new applications. The text will serve theoretical and applied courses and is ideal for self-study. With its important approach to linear algebra as a coherent part of mathematics and as a vital component of the natural and social sciences, Linear Algebra, Second Edition will challenge and benefit a broad audience.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

View: 3113

Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Blueprint for the Future

Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context: Summary of a Workshop

Author: Committee on Status and Participation of Women in STEM Disciplines and Careers,Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309225205

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

View: 4616

The scientific work of women is often viewed through a national or regional lens, but given the growing worldwide connectivity of most, if not all, scientific disciplines, there needs to be recognition of how different social, political, and economic mechanisms impact women's participation in the global scientific enterprise. Although these complex sociocultural factors often operate in different ways in various countries and regions, studies within and across nations consistently show inverse correlations between levels in the scientific and technical career hierarchy and the number of women in science: the higher the positions, the fewer the number of women. Understanding these complex patterns requires interdisciplinary and international approaches. In April 2011, a committee overseen by the National Academies' standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) convened a workshop entitled, "Blueprint for the Future: Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context" in Washington, D.C. CWSEM's goals are to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. The scope of the workshop was limited to women's participation in three scientific disciplines: chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. The workshop presentations came from a group of scholars and professionals who have been working for several years on documenting, analyzing, and interpreting the status of women in selected technical fields around the world. Examination of the three disciplines-chemistry, computer science, and mathematics and statistics-can be considered a first foray into collecting and analyzing information that can be replicated in other fields. The complexity of studying science internationally cannot be underestimated, and the presentations demonstrate some of the evidentiary and epistemological challenges that scholars and professionals face in collecting and analyzing data from many different countries and regions. Blueprint for the Future: Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context summarizes the workshop presentations, which provided an opportunity for dialogue about the issues that the authors have been pursuing in their work to date.