Science

Understanding Energy

Understanding Energy

Author: R. Stephen Berry

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981020342X

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 539

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Understanding Electricity and Electronics

Understanding Electricity and Electronics

Author: Dale R. Patrick

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000017004329

Category: Electricity.

Page: 639

View: 246

The 1st book in the Understanding Electronics Series is a general introduction to electricity and electronics. Written in small, digestible units. Labs at chapter end are geared to Heathkit Trainers but can be used in any lab. Troubleshooting. The 1st book in the Understanding Electronics Series is a general introduction to electricity and electronics. Written in small, digestible units. Labs at chapter end are geared to Heathkit Trainers but can be used in any lab. Troubleshooting.
Psychology

Understanding The New Statistics

Understanding The New Statistics

Author: Geoff Cumming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136659188

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

View: 223

This is the first book to introduce the new statistics - effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis - in an accessible way. It is chock full of practical examples and tips on how to analyze and report research results using these techniques. The book is invaluable to readers interested in meeting the new APA Publication Manual guidelines by adopting the new statistics - which are more informative than null hypothesis significance testing, and becoming widely used in many disciplines. Accompanying the book is the Exploratory Software for Confidence Intervals (ESCI) package, free software that runs under Excel and is accessible at www.thenewstatistics.com. The book’s exercises use ESCI's simulations, which are highly visual and interactive, to engage users and encourage exploration. Working with the simulations strengthens understanding of key statistical ideas. There are also many examples, and detailed guidance to show readers how to analyze their own data using the new statistics, and practical strategies for interpreting the results. A particular strength of the book is its explanation of meta-analysis, using simple diagrams and examples. Understanding meta-analysis is increasingly important, even at undergraduate levels, because medicine, psychology and many other disciplines now use meta-analysis to assemble the evidence needed for evidence-based practice. The book’s pedagogical program, built on cognitive science principles, reinforces learning: Boxes provide "evidence-based" advice on the most effective statistical techniques. Numerous examples reinforce learning, and show that many disciplines are using the new statistics. Graphs are tied in with ESCI to make important concepts vividly clear and memorable. Opening overviews and end of chapter take-home messages summarize key points. Exercises encourage exploration, deep understanding, and practical applications. This highly accessible book is intended as the core text for any course that emphasizes the new statistics, or as a supplementary text for graduate and/or advanced undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods in departments of psychology, education, human development , nursing, and natural, social, and life sciences. Researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the new statistics, and future published research, will also appreciate this book. A basic familiarity with introductory statistics is assumed.
Social Science

Understanding Judith Butler

Understanding Judith Butler

Author: Anita Brady

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248300

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 243

"A rather perfect textbook at the right level. It opens up issues of transgender very well and is critical in just the right tone. Much needed in media and cultural studies." - Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths Acknowledged as one of the most influential thinkers of modern times, an understanding of Judith Butler's work is ever more essential to an understanding of not just the landscape of cultural and critical theory, but of the world around us. Understanding Judith Butler, however, can be perceived as a complex and difficult undertaking. It needn't be. Using contemporary and topical examples from the media, popular culture and everyday life, this lively and accessible introduction shows you how the issues, concepts and theories in Butler's work function as socio-cultural practices. Giving due consideration to Butler's earlier and most recent work, and showing how her ideas on subjectivity, gender, sexuality and language overlap and interrelate, this book will give you a better understanding not only of Butler's work, but of its applications to modern-day social and cultural practices and contexts.
Science

Understanding Physics

Understanding Physics

Author: David C. Cassidy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475776980

Category: Science

Page: 851

View: 544

A thorough grounding in contemporary physics while placing the subject into its social and historical context. Based largely on the highly respected Project Physics Course developed by two of the authors, it also integrates the results of recent pedagogical research. The text thus teaches the basic phenomena in the physical world and the concepts developed to explain them; shows that science is a rational human endeavour with a long and continuing tradition, involving many different cultures and people; develops facility in critical thinking, reasoned argumentation, evaluation of evidence, mathematical modelling, and ethical values. The treatment emphasises not only what we know but also how we know it, why we believe it, and what effects this knowledge has.
Political Science

Understanding Cyber Warfare

Understanding Cyber Warfare

Author: Christopher Whyte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317265221

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 167

This textbook offers an accessible introduction to the historical, technical, and strategic context of cyber conflict. The international relations, policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational issues associated with computer network attack, computer network exploitation, and computer network defense are collectively referred to as cyber warfare. This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive perspective on the technical, strategic, and policy issues associated with cyber conflict as well as an introduction to key state and non-state actors. Specifically, the book provides a comprehensive overview of these key issue areas: the historical emergence and evolution of cyber warfare, including the basic characteristics and methods of computer network attack, exploitation, and defense; a theoretical set of perspectives on conflict in the digital age from the point of view of international relations (IR) and the security studies field; the current national perspectives, policies, doctrines, and strategies relevant to cyber warfare; and an examination of key challenges in international law, norm development, and the potential impact of cyber warfare on future international conflicts. This book will be of much interest to students of cyber conflict and other forms of digital warfare, security studies, strategic studies, defense policy, and, most broadly, international relations.
Philosophy

Understanding

Understanding

Author: Veselin Penef

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662445903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

View: 614

The book reveals the Reality of Life. Life’s origin, life’s reason for existence is answered. The personal choice for the self, self-creation, is shown. Life’s eternity, life’s indestructible nature is proven. The immortality of the soul is proven. The book proves God’s existence. Unlimited power is disproven. The philosophy of the book is titled the one philosophy. The One Philosophy includes all opposites, the Middle Ground between which is taken and confirmed. All that is lacking of the good is exposed. Philosophy is the answer to knowledge of the good, not religion, not democracy. The philosopher-king is advocated. The three main human objectives are put forth: understanding of life’s laws, the creating of the good society, the need to live in peace. Only philosophy has the answers. This book marks the new human beginning. It is groundbreaking. The phony, not-so-peaceful-and-loving the real Jesus Christ is exposed. The destruction of Jesus Christ is complete. The greatest human questions are answered. The basis of future humanity will be the One Philosophy.
Knowledge, Theory of

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Author: John Locke

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW3B6U

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 698

View: 772

Knowledge, Theory of

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; with Thoughts on the Conduct of the Understanding

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; with Thoughts on the Conduct of the Understanding

Author: John Locke

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590610963

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 338

View: 614

Education

Understanding Educational Leadership

Understanding Educational Leadership

Author: Steven J. Courtney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350081833

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 399

Understanding Educational Leadership guides you through critical perspectives and approaches across the world, taking in the global north and south, and explores the ways in which educational leadership is currently understood, theorised, researched, modelled and practised. The book also covers contemporary issues including gender, sexual identity and race, as well as topics such as governance, performativity and corporatisation. It brings together evidence and ideas that illuminate the power structures and relations in educational leaders, leading and leadership and helps you to consider the impact on policy and practice, and to think about changes needed to mitigate the issues identified. The book showcases a wide range of theorists, including Bourdieu, Foucault and Fraser. Its impressive scope includes analyses of collectivist, neoliberal and historical influences on educational leadership. It explores forensically leadership styles, with an explicit focus on distributed, instructional, democratic, autocratic, laissez-faire and organisational forms. Carefully curated by the editors, the world-leading contributors draw on their wealth of knowledge about research and practice to provide you with an overview of educational leadership today, looking at global research, evidence, arguments and conceptualisations. Each chapter is written in an engaging and inspiring way, following a consistent approach to help you to develop your understanding in each of the areas covered. Full pedagogical features throughout include chapter summaries, key questions, case studies, questions for readers and further reading suggestions with questions on key texts. A companion website provides links to open-access outputs, research-project outcomes, and networking seminars, conferences with links to local, national and global events and connections.

An Essay concerning Human Understanding ... Eleventh edition, etc

An Essay concerning Human Understanding ... Eleventh edition, etc

Author: John Locke

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0025128864

Category:

Page: 414

View: 600

Literary Criticism

Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742

Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742

Author: Melissa Mowry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192658395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 850

Political, literary, and cultural historians of the early modern Anglophone world have long characterized the crucial century between 1642 and 1742 as the period when absolutist theories of sovereignty yielded their dominance to shared models of governance and a burgeoning doctrine of unalienable, individual rights. Yet even the most cursory glance at the cultural record, reveals that individualism was largely a footnote to a conflict over the production of political and cultural authority that erupted around the middle of the seventeenth century between sovereignty and collectivity. Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History reaches back to the English civil wars (1642-46, 1648) when a distinctive and anti-authoritarian hermeneutic emerged from the dissident community known as the Levellers. Active between 1645 and 1653, the Levellers argued that a more just political order required that knowledge, previously structured by the epistemology of singularity upon which sovereignty had built its authority, be reorganized around the interpretive principles and practices of affiliation and collectivity. Collective Understanding contends that late Stuart and eighteenth-century literature played a central role in marginalizing the non-elite methods of interpretation and knowledge production that had emerged in the 1640s. While pamphlets and other readily available texts ridiculed members of the commonalty, it was the longer narrative arcs of drama and fiction that were uniquely able to foreground the collaborative methods civil war dissidents and the Levellers in particular had used to advance their opposition to sovereignty's epistemological paradigm. Writers such as William Davenant, Aphra Behn, Edward Sexby, Algernon Sidney, and Daniel Defoe repeatedly exposed these dissident methods as a profound and potentially catastrophic challenge to the political privileges of the ancien régime as well as its ancestral monopoly on the production of new knowledge.