As the open-source and free competitor to expensive software like MapleTM, Mathematica®, Magma, and MATLAB®, Sage offers anyone with access to a web browser the ability to use cutting-edge mathematical software and display his or her results for others, often with stunning graphics. This book is a gentle introduction to Sage for undergraduate students toward the end of Calculus II (single-variable integral calculus) or higher-level course work such as Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, or Math Modeling. The book assumes no background in computer science, but the reader who finishes the book will have learned about half of a first semester Computer Science I course, including large parts of the Python programming language. The audience of the book is not only math majors, but also physics, engineering, finance, statistics, chemistry, and computer science majors.
Author: Gregory V. Bard
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
“This fantastic and deep book about how to use Sage for learning and doing mathematics at all levels perfectly complements the existing Sage documentation. It is filled with many carefully thought through examples and exercises, and great care has been taken to put computational functionality into proper mathematical context. Flip to almost any random page in this amazing book, and you will learn how to play with and visualize some beautiful part of mathematics.” --- William A. Stein, CEO, SageMath, and professor of mathematics, University of Washington SageMath, or Sage for short, is an open-source mathematical software system based on the Python language and developed by an international community comprising hundreds of teachers and researchers, whose aim is to provide an alternative to the commercial products Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB®. To achieve this, Sage relies on many open-source programs, including GAP, Maxima, PARI, and various scientific libraries for Python, to which thousands of new functions have been added. Sage is freely available and is supported by all modern operating systems. Sage provides a wonderful scientific and graphical calculator for high school students, and it efficiently supports undergraduates in their computations in analysis, linear algebra, calculus, etc. For graduate students, researchers, and engineers in various mathematical specialties, Sage provides the most recent algorithms and tools, which is why several universities around the world already use Sage at the undergraduate level.
Author: P. Zimmermann,A. Casamayou,N. Cohen,G. Connan,T. Dumont,L. Fousse,F. Maltey,M. Meulien,M. Mezzarobba,C. Pernet,N. M. Thiéry,E. Bray,J. Cremona,M. Forets,A. Ghitza,H. Thomas
The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring provides a scholarly, comprehensive and critical overview of mentoring theory, research and practice across the world. A team of internationally renowned and emerging contributors map out the key historical and contemporary research, before considering modern case study examples and future directions for the field. The chapters are organised into four parts: Part One: The Landscape of Mentoring Part Two: The Practice of Mentoring Part Three: The Context of Mentoring Part Four: Case Studies of Mentoring Around the Globe
Author: David A. Clutterbuck,Frances K. Kochan,Laura Lunsford,Nora Dominguez,Julie Haddock-Millar
Category: Social Science
Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The genius of social psychology as a field has been its ability to investigate the seemingly complicated behaviors that characterize humans as social creatures. The SAGE Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology simplifies this complexity by providing researchers and students with an overview of the rich history of methodological innovation in both basic and applied research within social psychology. This Handbook is a vital resource for behavioral scientists in the academic and research settings who are interested in learning about modern perspectives on classic and innovative methodological approaches in social psychology. Also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social psychology methods courses.
Author: Carol Sansone,Carolyn C Morf,A. T. Panter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This Handbook is a leading source of ideas and information on mentoring and coaching. It covers national and international research on schools, higher education, and disciplines within and beyond education. The editors draw together contributions and present evidence bases and alternative worldviews in which concepts are both untangled and substantiated. Unique in its coverage, it maps current knowledge and understanding, and values and skills underpinning educational mentoring and coaching for learning. Contributors set out practical applications of coaching and mentoring for practitioners and researchers and also address social justice issues, such as those involving traditional and technical forms of mentoring and coaching, democratic and accountability agendas, and institutional and historical patterns of learning.
Author: Sarah Fletcher,Carol A Mullen
Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.
Author: Roger Beard,Debra Myhill,Jeni Riley,Martin Nystrand
Author: Lucia Solórzano
Category: Universities and colleges
Columbia College. A Book of Statistical Information
The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is the definitive reference tool for students, academics and practitioners in police studies. The Dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. Contributions by 110 of the world's leading academics and practitioners based in 14 countries map out all the key concepts and topics in the field. Each entry includes: " a concise definition " distinctive features of the concept " a critical evaluation " associated concepts, directing readers to linked entries " key readings, enabling readers to take their knowledge further. In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including free access to key articles and links to useful websites. This is a must-have for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals in police studies, criminology and criminal justice. It is the ideal companion to the SAGE Dictionary of Criminology: together the two books provide the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available. Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She was previously based at City University, London. Jenny Fleming is Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.
Author: Alison Wakefield,Jenny Fleming
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Category: Political Science
This is the first numerical analysis text to use Sage for the implementation of algorithms and can be used in a one-semester course for undergraduates in mathematics, math education, computer science/information technology, engineering, and physical sciences. The primary aim of this text is to simplify understanding of the theories and ideas from a numerical analysis/numerical methods course via a modern programming language like Sage. Aside from the presentation of fundamental theoretical notions of numerical analysis throughout the text, each chapter concludes with several exercises that are oriented to real-world application. Answers may be verified using Sage. The presented code, written in core components of Sage, are backward compatible, i.e., easily applicable to other software systems such as Mathematica®. Sage is open source software and uses Python-like syntax. Previous Python programming experience is not a requirement for the reader, though familiarity with any programming language is a plus. Moreover, the code can be written using any web browser and is therefore useful with Laptops, Tablets, iPhones, Smartphones, etc. All Sage code that is presented in the text is openly available on SpringerLink.com.
Author: George A. Anastassiou,Razvan Mezei
`This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook' - Choice Magazine In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition has been published and represents a slimmer (16 chapters in total), more course focused and student-friendly volume. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.
Concise Student Edition
Author: Michael A Hogg,Joel Cooper
Reflecting advances in theory, research, and application in the discipline since the publication of the Handbook of Public Relations in 2001, this new volume is global in scope and unmatched in its coverage of both academic research and professional best practice. It presents major theories in the words of the leading advocates for each theory; positions public relations as a positive force to help make society more fully functional; and challenges academics and practitioners to identify best practices that can inform the work of those in the profession.
Author: Robert L. Heath
Category: Business & Economics
This Handbook provides an up-to-date discussion of the central issues in nonverbal communication and examines the research that informs these issues. Editors Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson bring together preeminent scholars, from a range of disciplines, to reveal the strength of nonverbal behavior as an integral part of communication.
Author: Valerie Manusov,Miles L. Patterson
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care provides a practical step-by-step guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process of doing an undergraduate dissertation, equipping the reader with all the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write up a research project successfully. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, which has been specially tailored to the needs of those studying health, social care and related subjects. All the central topics are covered, with comprehensive information and guidance on crucial issues such as ethics, research governance and appraising the quality of the evidence. Relevant 'real life' examples are also included, drawn from a wide range of settings. This guide offers a genuinely accessible and supportive source of advice that will be welcomed by undergraduates in working towards their final year dissertation in health and social care. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Author: Nicholas Walliman,Jane Appleton
The SAGE Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination provides comprehensive coverage on the state of research, critical analysis and promising avenues for further study on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. Each chapter presents in-depth reviews of specific topics, describing the current state of knowledge and identifying the most productive new directions for future research. Representing both traditional and emerging perspectives, this multi-disiplinary and truly international volume will serve as a seminal resource for students and scholars.
Author: John F Dovidio,Miles Hewstone,Peter Glick,Victoria M Esses
Category: Universities and colleges
Das an Studienanfänger der Mathematik gerichtete Lehrbuch bietet eine breit angelegte Einführung in verschiedene Facetten der computerorientierten Mathematik. Es ermöglicht eine frühzeitige und wertvolle Auseinandersetzung mit computerorientierten Methoden, Denkweisen und Arbeitstechniken innerhalb der Mathematik. Hierzu werden grundlegende mathematische Teilgebiete behandelt, die eine enge Beziehung zu computerorientierten Aspekten haben: Graphen, mathematische Algorithmen, Rekursionsgleichungen, computerorientierte lineare Algebra, Zahlen, Polynome und ihre Nullstellen. Anhand des mathematischen Kernstrangs werden Einblicke in die Modellierung, Analyse und algorithmische Aufbereitung fundamentaler mathematischer Sachverhalte gegeben. Eine Besonderheit des Buches ist die Verwendung des sich immer stärker in Forschung und Lehre verbreitenden, frei verfügbaren Software-Systems Sage. Das Buch eignet sich besonders gut zur Komplementierung der klassischen Grundvorlesungen in Analysis und linearer Algebra.
Author: Thorsten Theobald,Sadik Iliman