The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry

Author: Ian Guch,Kjirsten Wayman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577538

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 7976

With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class! Fortunately, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistrygives readers an easy-to-understand formula for success. Intended for college students who are required to take organic chemistry to meet their degree requirements, this book gives readers a no intimidating companion to their textbooks.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Physics

Author: Johnnie T. Dennis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592570812

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 1800

Intended for high school and college students required to take at least one physics course, this book offers an easy-to-understand, comprehensive companion to their school textbooks that brings real-world relevance, and even a touch of fun, to Einstein's favorite subject.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Biology

Author: Emily Jane Willingham, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198036

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9376

Don't know much about biology? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to College Biology follows the curriculum of Biology 101 so closely that it serves as a perfect study guide, and it's also great for AP Biology and SAT Subject Biology exams that high school students are taking in droves. Students can turn to it when their textbooks are unclear or as an additional aid throughout the semester. ?The number of high school students who took AP Biology in 2008 increased 7 percent over the previous year (more than 154,000) ?College biology doesn't just lead to medical, dental, or veterinary school-biotechnology and biochemical jobs remain hot in today's job market ?Follows in the footsteps of The Complete Idiot's Guides® as a terrific supplementary reading for AP Biology, though it follows the curriculum of the college Intro to Biology course.

Idiot's Guides: Economics

Author: Terry Hillman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615645276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3459

Economics plays a part in so many news topics-- both domestically and worldwide-- and the need to know the basics is becoming more and more important. Ideal for both the high school and college student, as well as armchair readers, Idiot's Guides: Economics offers an easy-to-understand exploration of this always-complex topic. Covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics, the book incorporates infographics and illustrations where appropriate to make concepts clear and easy to understand. Economics topics include: - Benefits of Trade - Supply and Demand - Elasticity - Government Intervention in Markets - Market Efficiency - Taxes and the Market - International Trade - Externalities - Public Goods and Common Resources - The Basics of the Tax System - The Costs of Production - Perfect Competition - Monopoly - Tracking the Economy - Unemployment and Inflation - Long-Run Economic Growth - Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System - Short-Run Economic Fluctuations - Income and Expenditure - Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply - Stabilization Policy - Fiscal Policy - Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System - Monetary Policy - Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation In addition, such issues as global climate change. the environment, natural disaster recovery, and the social safety net are covered from an economic policy perspective.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 8047

More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052570

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 9044

A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

The Complete Idiot's Guide to MBA Basics

Author: Tom Gorman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 334

A revised edition of the popular classic, this title features updated topics to build MBA knowledge. Students and managers alike will learn about management skills, business operations, financial statements, marketing, product development, customer service, strategic planning, information management, and quality management. Updated coverage includes global and international business, knowledge management, e-commerce, supply chain management, sales channel management, and financial integrity and ethics.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics, 2nd Edition

Author: Robert Donnelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097744

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 7518

Not a numbers person? No problem! This new edition is aimed at high school and college students who need to take statistics to fulfill a degree requirement and follows a standard statistics curriculum. Readerswill find information on frequency distributions; mean, median, and mode; range, variance, and standard deviation;probability; and more. -Emphasizes Microsoft Excel for number-crunching and computations Download a sample chapter.

Idiot's Guides: Calculus I

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465454128

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 5330

Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not ... at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when ... BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses ... CALCULUS! Not to fear--Idiot's Guides: Calculus I is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review

Author: Charles Atwood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495387517

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 2445

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this survival guide focuses on helping you practice for exams by showing you how to solve difficult problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. The guide includes three levels of proficiency questions - A, B, and minimal - to quickly build your confidence as you master the knowledge needed to succeed in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Calculus II

Author: Chris Monahan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458212

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 8394

Idiot's Guides: Calculus II, like its counterpart Idiot's Guides: Calculus I, is a curriculum-based companion book that continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations in easy-to-understand language, practice problems, and even a test at the end. Idiot's Guides: Calculus II is geared for all students who need to succeed in calculus.

Idiot's Guides: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Author: Carolyn Wheater

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615645292

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 6499

When not used on a daily basis, basic math concepts are difficult to recall and use. When people plan to return to school, they must take entrance and placement exams with a significant math portion. Idiot's Guides: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra helps readers get back up to speed and relearn the primary concepts of mathematics, geometry, and pre-algebra so that they can pass entrance exams, such as the GED, ASVAB, and Praxis, as well as remedial math courses. Ideal for both students and parents, Idiot's Guides: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra will include a workbook component with practice problems to help reinforce the math concepts. In this book, readers get: - An introduction to positive and negative numbers and place values - A solid review of the four basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division - Step-by-step guidance on how to understand and solve word problems - An explanation of the concepts of factors and multiples - Help in working with fractions, decimals, and percents - The basics of geometry - Weights, measures, and other practical applications of mathematics - How to create and interpret mathematical graphs - A grounding in statistics and probability - An introduction to algebraic concepts and problems, including expressions and equations

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592574718

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 3023

Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when . . . BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses . . . CALCULUS! Not to fear-The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, like its predecessor, is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.