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November 30, 2015
Haché, Alain, 1970-
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
xiii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
First period : the things that make the game : where we play and how we do it -- The rink -- The skate -- The shot -- Second period : on the ice and in the crease -- The best -- The goalie -- The injury -- Third period : the final score : who wins, who loses and by how much? -- The odds.
November 30, 2015
Boaler, Jo, 1964- author.
xiii, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"A Wiley brand."
The brain and mathematics learning -- The power of mistakes and struggle -- The creativity and beauty in mathematics -- Creating mathematical mindsets: the importance of flexibility with numbers -- Rich mathematical tasks -- Mathematics and the path to equity -- From tracking to growth mindset grouping -- Assessment for a growth mindset -- Teaching mathematics for a growth mindset.
"Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler--Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning--has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students,"--Amazon.com.
November 10, 2015
Wheater, Carolyn C., 1951- author.
New York, NY : Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Foundations -- Linear relationships -- Quadratic relationships -- Polynomial and rational functions -- Calculating and counting -- Extra practice.
November 9, 2015
Musser, George, author.
New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The many varieties of nonlocality -- The origins of nonlocality -- Einstein's locality -- The great debate -- Nonlocality and the unification of physics -- Spacetime is doomed.
"The award-winning journalist and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory presents a tour of modern physics that provocatively examines growing understandings about the near-fantastical impact of particles to affect each other across the vastness of space,"--Amazon.com.
November 2, 2015
Calaprice, Alice, author.
xxiii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, charts ; 27 cm
Credo: "What I believe" -- The personal and family spheres -- A life in science -- Identity and principles.
September 21, 2015
Einstein, Albert, author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Translated from the German by Robert W. Lawson.
September 14, 2015
Benjamin, Arthur, author.
321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The magic of numbers -- The magic of algebra -- The magic of 9 -- The magic of counting -- The magic of Fibonacci numbers -- The magic of proofs -- The magic of geometry -- The magic of [symbol for pi] -- The magic of trigonometry -- The magic of i and e -- The magic of calculus -- The magic of infinity -- Aftermath.
"The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples--from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares--this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius!,"--Amazon.com.
August 18, 2015
Rumsey, Deborah J. (Deborah Jean), 1961- author.
xiii, 511 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Wiley brand."
Introduction -- Getting started with statistics -- Number-crunching basics -- Distributions and the central limit theorem -- Guesstimating and hypothesizing with confidence -- Statistical studies and the hunt for a meaningful relationship -- The part of tens.
Surmount statistics with these key lessons, practice problems, and easy-to-follow examples.
August 18, 2015
Zegarelli, Mark, author.
xiii, 509 pages ; 26 cm
"A Wiley brand."
Introduction -- Getting started with basic math and pre-algebra -- Getting a handle on whole numbers -- Parts of the whole: fractions, decimals, and percents -- Picturing and measuring: graphs, measures, stats, and sets -- The x-files: introduction to algebra -- The part of tens.
Conquer basic math and pre-algebra with these key lessons, practice problems, and easy to follow examples.
August 3, 2015
Freiberger, Marianne, author.
vii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
How nothing gave us something -- One is all you need -- Butterflies, murder and a proof that didn't fit in the margin -- From irrationality to the divine -- Of prime importance -- Naturally! -- It takes three -- In another dimension -- Trouble with tiles -- Bees do it, we do it -- Easy as pi? -- Are you feeling lucky? -- A matter of scale -- About time -- It is a truth universally acknowledged -- Mostly harmless -- Would you like fries with that? -- An adventure though time and space -- You can be (almost) certain of this -- The height of perfection -- Too big to write but not too big for Graham -- Are we there yet? -- Marks the spot -- Imaginary is everything
July 28, 2015
Boaler, Jo, 1964- author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
xxii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
First published by Viking Penguin, 2008.
July 9, 2015
Hiltzik, Michael A., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
x, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration ; 24 cm
A heroic time -- South Dakota boy -- "I'm going to be famous" -- Shims and sealing wax -- Oppie -- The deuton affair -- The cyclotron republic -- John Lawrence's mice -- Laureate -- Mr. Loomis -- "Ernest, are you ready?" -- The racetrack -- Oak Ridge -- The road to Trinity -- The postwar bonanza -- Oaths and loyalties -- The shadow of the Super -- Livermore -- The Oppenheimer affair -- The return of small science -- The "clean bomb" -- Element 103.
"The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, 'I'm going to be famous!' Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science,"--Novelist.
July 8, 2015
New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
430 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
The question -- Pythagoras I : thought and object -- Pythagoras II : number and harmony -- Plato I : structure from symmetry : Platonic solids -- Plato II : escaping the cave -- Newton I : method and madness -- Newton II : color -- Newton III : dynamic beauty -- Maxwell I : God's esthetics -- Maxwell II : the doors of perception -- Prelude to symmetry -- Quantum beauty I : music of the spheres -- Symmetry I : Einstein's two-step -- Quantum beauty II : exuberance -- Symmetry II : local color -- Quantum beauty III : beauty at the core of nature -- Symmetry III : Emmy Noether : time, energy, and sanity -- Quantum beauty IV : in beauty we trust -- A beautiful answer?
July 7, 2015
Sterling, Mary Jane, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 
xiv, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Going beyond beginning algebra -- Toeing the straight line: linear equations -- Conquering quadratic equations -- Rooting out the rational, radical, and negative -- Graphing your way to the good life -- Formulating function facts -- Sketching and interpreting quadratic functions -- Staying ahead of the curves: polynomials -- Reasoning with rational functions -- Exposing exponential and logarithmic functions -- Cutting up conic sections -- Solving systems of linear equations -- Solving systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities -- Simplifying complex numbers in a complex world -- Making moves with matrices -- Making a list: sequences and series -- Everything you wanted to know about sets -- Ten multiplication tricks -- Ten special types of numbers.
June 26, 2015
Wheater, Carolyn C., 1951- author.
New York, NY : Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC, 
x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"400 bonus practice problems--with easy-to-understand answers--available online."
Introduction to algebra -- Linear relationships -- Variations on the line -- Polynomials -- Radical, quadratic, and rational functions -- Appendixes.
Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, "Idiot's Guides: Algebra I" makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdles that can stand between them and their academic goals.
June 11, 2015
Clynes, Tom, author.
xv, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan book."
The digger -- The pre-nuclear family -- Propulsion! -- Space camp -- The "responsible" radioactive boy scout -- The cookie jar -- In the (glowing) footsteps of giants -- Alpha, beta, gamma -- Trust but verify -- Extreme parenting -- Accelerating toward big science -- Heavy water -- Bright as the sun -- Bringing the sun down to earth -- The roots of prodigiousness -- The lucky donkey theory -- Twice as nice, half as good -- Atomic travel -- Champions for the gifted -- A Hogwarts for geniuses -- A fourth state of grape -- Heavy metal apron -- Birth of a star -- The neutron club -- A field of dreams, an epiphany in a box -- The father of all bombs -- We're just breathing your air -- The superbowl of science -- Scotch tape.
How an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor. By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving kids? Here, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor Wilson's extraordinary journey--from his Arkansas home where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions, to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars, to the present, when Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country. Along the way, Clynes reveals how our education system shortchanges gifted students, and what we can do to fix it.--From publisher description.
June 8, 2015
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2005.
xiii, 721 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
pt. 1. "He received every new idea as perfectly beautiful" -- "His separate prison" -- "I am having a pretty bad time" -- "I find the work hard, thank God, & almost pleasant" -- "I am Oppenheimer" -- "Oppie" -- "The nim nim boys" -- pt. 2. "In 1936 my interests began to change" -- "[Frank] clipped it out and sent it in" -- "More and more surely" -- "I'm going to marry a friend of yours, Steve" -- "We were pulling the new deal to the left" -- "The coordinator of rapid rupture" -- "The Chevalier affair" -- pt. 3. "He'd become very patriotic" -- "Too much secrecy" -- "Oppenheimer is telling the truth" -- "Suicide, motive unknown" -- "Would you like to adopt her? '' -- "Bohr was God, and Oppie was his prophet" -- "The impact of the gadget on civilization" -- "Now we're all sons-of-bitches" -- pt. 4. "Those poor little people" -- "I feel I have blood on my hands" -- "People could destroy New York" -- "Oppie had a rash and is now immune" -- "An intellectual hotel" -- "He couldn't understand why he did it" -- "I am sure that is why she threw things at him" -- "He never let on what his opinion was" -- "Dark words about Oppie" -- "Scientist X" -- "The beast in the jungle" -- pt. 5. "It looks pretty bad, doesn't it?" -- "I fear that this whole thing is a piece of idiocy" -- "A manifestation of hysteria" -- "A black mark on the escutcheon of our country" -- "I can still feel the warm blood on my hands" -- "It was really like a never-never-land" -- "It should have been done the day after trinity" -- "There's only one Robert."
J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. --From publisher's description.
June 4, 2015
Gutfreund, Hanoch, author.
xviii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper.
May 20, 2015
Brown, Brandon R., author.
New York : Oxford University Press, 
xviii, 258 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
October 1944 -- April 1943 -- Late May 1943 -- October 1943 -- January 1944 -- Winter 1943-1944 -- February 1944 -- April 1944 -- May 1944 -- July 1944: a celebration -- July 1944: an arrest -- August 1944 -- November 1944 -- January 1945 -- April 1945 -- May 1945 -- Coda: 1945-1947 -- Appendix.
Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work laid the foundation for our modern understanding of matter and energetic processes. But Planck's story is not well known, especially in the United States. A German physicist working during the first half of the twentieth century, his library, personal journals, notebooks, and letters were all destroyed with his home in World War II. What remains, other than his contributions to science, are handwritten letters in German shorthand, and tributes from other scientists of the time, including his close friend Albert Einstein. Brown tells the story of Planck's friendship with the far more outspoken Albert Einstein, and shows how his work fits within the explosion of technology and science that occurred during his life. The story of a brilliant man living in a dangerous time, Brandon Brown gives Max Planck his rightful place in the history of science, and shows how war-torn Germany deeply impacted his life and work.
May 14, 2015
Gimbel, Steven, 1968- author.
ix, 191 pages ; 22 cm
The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times, always politically engaged and driven by strong moral principles. An avowed pacifist, Einstein's mistrust of authority and outspoken social and scientific views earned him death threats from Nazi sympathizers in the years preceding World War II. To him, science provided not only a means for understanding the behavior of the universe, but a foundation for considering the deeper questions of life and a way for the worldwide Jewish community to gain confidence and pride in itself. Steven Gimbel's biography presents Einstein in the context of the world he lived in, offering a fascinating portrait of a remarkable individual who remained actively engaged in international affairs throughout his life. This revealing work not only explains Einstein's theories in understandable terms, it demonstrates how they directly emerged from the realities of his times and helped create the world we live in today.
May 7, 2015
Lanouette, William, author.
xxv, 613 pages,  pages of plates : illustrated ; 23 cm
"Introduction to the 2013 edition"--Page xiii.
May 6, 2015
Cheng, Eugenia, author.
288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Math. What is math? ; Abstraction ; Principles ; Process ; Generalization ; Internal vs. external ; Axiomatization ; What mathematics is -- Category theory. What is category theory? ; Context ; Relationships ; Structure ; Sameness ; Universal properties ; What category theory is.
April 30, 2015
Hillman, Bruce J., author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 
xvi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
April 22, 2015
Halpern, Paul, 1961- author.
x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Allies and adversaries -- The clockwork universe -- The crucible of gravity -- Matter waves and quantum jumps -- The quest for unification -- Spooky connections and zombie cats -- Luck of the Irish -- Physics by public relations -- The last waltz : Einstein's and Schrödinger's final years -- Beyond Einstein and Schrödinger : the ongoing search for unity.
April 13, 2015
Villani, Cédric, 1973-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation"-- Provided by publisher.