New Arrivals · Mathematics & Physics

September 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Something deeply hidden : quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime

September 17, 2019
Carroll, Sean M., 1966- author.
xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one : Spooky. What's going on : Looking at the quantum world -- The courageous formulation : Pure quantum mechanics -- Why would anybody think this? : How quantum mechanics came to be -- What cannot be known, because it does not exist : Uncertainty and complementarity -- Entangled up in blue : Wave functions of many parts -- Part two : Splitting. Splitting the universe : Decoherence and parallel worlds -- Order and randomness : Where probability comes from -- Does this ontological commitment make me look fat? : A Socratic dialogue on quantum puzzles -- Other ways : Alternatives to many-worlds -- The human side : Living and thinking in a quantum universe -- Part three : Spacetime. Why is there space? : Emergence and locality -- A world of vibrations : Quantum field theory -- Breathing in empty space : Finding gravity within quantum mechanics -- Beyond space and time : Holography, black holes, and the limits of locality -- Epilogue : Everything is quantum.
"Caltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really. Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis. Quantum mechanics underlies all of modern physics but major gaps in the theory have been ignored since 1927. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how contradictory, how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line, Carroll says that crisis can now come to an end. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Many of every one of us The Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. As you read this, you are splitting into multiple copies of yourself thousands of times per second. Step-by-step in Carroll's uniquely lucid way, he sets out the major objections to this utterly mind-blowing notion until his case is inescapably established. The holy grail of modern physics is reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein's general relativity -- his theory of curved spacetime. Carroll argues that our refusal to face up to the mysteries of quantum mechanics has blinded us, and that spacetime and gravity naturally emerge from a deeper reality called the wave function. No book for a popular audience has attempted to make this radical argument. We're on the threshold of a new way of understanding the cosmos." -- Provided by publisher.

Algebra : essential practice for advanced math topics.

September 11, 2019
Greensboro, N.C. : Carson-Dellosa, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Grades 7+"--Cover.
Common core state standards alignment: Algebra -- Ratios and proportional relationships -- Expressions and equations: radicals and integer exponents -- Expressions and equations: fractional equations -- Expressions and equations: solving linear equations -- Expressions and equations: lines and linear equations -- Expression and equations: equation pairs and systems -- Functions -- Answer key.
Offers in-depth practice and review for challenging middle school math topics such as radicals and exponents; factoring; and solving and graphing equations. --Publishers description.

The art of statistics : how to learn from data

August 28, 2019
Spiegelhalter, D. J., author.
New York : Basic Books, 2019.
xvi, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty

August 27, 2019
Stewart, Ian, 1945- author.
292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Six ages of uncertainty -- Reading the entrails -- Roll of the dice -- Toss of a coin -- Too much information -- Fallacies and paradoxes -- Social physics -- How certain are you? -- Law and disorder -- Unpredicting the predictable -- The weather factory -- Remedial measures -- Financial fortune-telling -- Our Bayesian brain -- Quantum uncertainty -- Do dice play God? -- Exploiting uncertainty -- Unknown unknowns.
Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty.

The Weil conjectures : on math and the pursuit of the unknown

August 27, 2019
Olsson, Karen, 1972- author.
214 pages ; 22 cm
"A biography of Simone Weil's brilliant mathematician brother, André, and a memoir of the author's own fascination with math."-- Provided by publisher.

The math book

August 27, 2019
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Must know high school algebra

August 19, 2019
Monahan, Chris, author.
xi, 427 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Find out the important stuff in a flash; Solve algebra problems from the get-go"--Cover.
Putting numbers together and taking them apart -- Relations and functions -- Linear equations -- Equations of linear functions -- Applications of linear functions -- Linear inequalities -- Systems of linear equations and inequalities -- Exponents and exponential functions -- Quadratic expressions and equations -- Quadratic functions and equations -- Rational expressions and equations -- Radical functions and geometry -- Probability and statistics.
You know that moment when you feel as though a lightning bolt has hit you because you finally get something? That's how this book will make you react. (We hope!) Each chapter makes sure that what you really need to know is clear right off the bat and sees to it that you build on this knowledge. Where other books ask you to memorize stuff, we're going to show you the must know ideas that will guide you toward success in algebra. You will start each chapter learning what the must know ideas behind a algebra subject are, and these concepts will help you solve the algebra problems that you find in your classwork and on exams.

Must know high school geometry

August 15, 2019
Ma, Allen, author.
vii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Definitions -- Triangle proofs -- Classifying triangles -- Centers of a triangle -- Similarity -- Getting to know right triangles -- Parallel lines -- Parallelograms -- Coordinate geometry -- Transformations -- Circle theorems involving angles and segments -- Circumference and the area of circles -- Volumes of three-dimensional shapes -- Constructions.

Cracking the AP statistics exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP physics C exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Random House
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP calculus AB exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, Inc.
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP calculus BC exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, Inc.
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP physics 2 exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, c2015-
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP physics 1 exam.

August 8, 2019
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, c2014-
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Math : the easy way

July 30, 2019
Prindle, Anthony, author.
New York, NY : Kaplan, Inc., d/b/a Barrons's Educational Series, 2019.
314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"This new edition in Barron's Easy Way Series contains everything students need to prepare for a math class. Math: The Easy Way provides key content review and practice exercises to help students learn math the easy way. Topics covered in this detailed review of algebra include whole numbers, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, probability, and statistics. Math: The Easy Way includes a diagnostic test to identify strengths and weaknesses so students can pinpoint their trouble spots, plus a practice with answers so students can test their knowledge. Visual references including charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive illustrations, and icons help engage students and reinforce important concepts." -- Provided by publisher.

Pre-algebra : the easy way

July 30, 2019
Lorandini, Caryl, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Barron's Test Prep, [2019]
307 pages ; 25 cm
"This new edition in Barron's Easy Way Series contains everything students need to prepare themselves for an algebra class. Pre-Algebra: The Easy Way provides key content review, short quizzes, and practice tests to help students master pre-algebra. Chapters focus on fractions, integers, ratios, proportions, expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, statistics and probability basics, word problems, and more. Review questions and chapter reviews all have clear answers and explanations. The Easy Way Series presents new, updated, and improved versions of Barron's longtime popular E-Z books. Updated cover designs, interior layouts, and more graphic material than ever make these books ideal as self-teaching manuals. Teachers have discovered that Easy Way titles also make excellent supplements to classroom textbooks. Skill levels range between senior high school and college-101 standards. All titles in the series present detailed reviews of the target subject plus short quizzes and longer tests to help students assess their learning progress." -- Provided by publisher.

The trouble with gravity : solving the mystery beneath our feet

July 16, 2019
Panek, Richard, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
244 pages ; 24 cm
"Traces our millennia-long effort to understand the phenomenon of gravity--the greatest mystery in physics, and a force that has shaped our universe and our minds in ways we have never fully understood until now"--Provided by publisher.


July 3, 2019
Ottaviani, Jim, author.
New York : First Second, 2019.
298 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status.

Solution manual : introduction to algebra

June 19, 2019
Rusczyk, Richard.
San Diego, CA : AoPS, ©2017.
vi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Solutions to the problems posed in Introduction to algebra, 2nd ed.

Introduction to algebra

June 10, 2019
Rusczyk, Richard, author.
xvi, 656 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Learn the basics of algebra from former USA Mathematical Olympiad winner and Art of Problem Solving founder Richard Rusczyk. Topics covered in the book include linear equations, ratios, quadratic equations, special factorizations, complex numbers, graphing linear and quadratic equations, linear and quadratic inequalities, functions, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, absolute value, sequences and series, and much more! The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions to these problems, through which algebraic techniques are taught. Important facts and powerful problem solving approaches are highlighted throughout the text."


June 10, 2019
Rusczyk, Richard, author.
xviii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Properties of arithmetic -- Exponents --Number theory -- Fractions -- Equations and inequalities -- Decimals -- Ratios, conversions, and rates -- Percents -- Square roots -- Angles -- Perimeter and area -- Right triangles and quadrilaterals -- Data and statistics -- Counting -- Problem-solving strategies.

Prealgebra solutions manual

June 10, 2019
Rusczyk, Richard.
San Diego, CA : AoPS, 2017.
iv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Solutions to the problems posed in Prealgebra.
Properties of arithmetic -- Exponents -- Number theory -- Fractions -- Equations and inequalities -- Decimals -- Ratios, conversions, and rates -- Percents -- Square roots -- Angles -- Perimeter and area -- Right triangles and quadrilaterals -- Data and statistics -- Counting -- Problem-solving strategies.

Einstein's war : how relativity triumphed amid the vicious nationalism of World War I

May 22, 2019
Stanley, Matthew, 1975- author.
390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The world of science before the war -- Science across nations -- The wars begin -- Increasing isolation -- The collapse of international science -- A vital victory -- To cross the trenches -- The borders of the universe -- The resistance to relativity -- Angels of the revolution -- The test -- The relativity circus -- Epilogue: The legacy of Einstein and Eddington.
"The birth of a world-changing idea, relativity, and how it was shaped by the social upheaval and bloody horror of the First World War"-- Provided by publisher.

Cosmological Koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality

May 13, 2019
Aguirre, Anthony (Anthony Nicholas), author.
xvi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A leading physicist unravels the mysteries of the universe through pleasingly paradoxical Zen- style vignettes. Cosmological Koans takes a fresh approach to explaining the most mind- bending concepts in physics and cosmology by invoking the ancient Zen tradition of the Koan. Anthony Aguirre presents more than fifty beguiling Koans (Could there be a civilization in a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?) that explore the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it. With a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions from the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes, and shows how scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with them. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans gives readers what Einstein himself called "the most beautiful and deepest experience" anyone can have: a sense of the mysterious"-- Provided by publisher.

Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes

May 3, 2019
Cowen, Ron, 1957- author.
viii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- 1. Genesis -- Deeper dive: Space and time, a perfect union -- Deeper dive: Testing the equivalence principle before Einstein -- 2. From turmoil to triumph -- Deeper dive: Riemann's work and the metric tensor -- Deeper dive: The meaning of Einstein's equation -- 3. Eddington on a mission -- Deeper dive: A history of light bending -- Deeper dive: A modern-day solar eclipse -- 4. Expanding the universe -- 5. Black holes and testing general relativity -- Deeper dive: New tests of Einstein's theory -- 6. Quantum gravity -- Deeper dive: Black holes and the information paradox -- 7. Hearing black holes -- Deeper dive: LIGO and beyond -- Deeper dive: Gravitational waves lost and found -- 8. Imaging black holes -- Deeper dive: A history of illustrating black holes.
An account of the century of experimentation that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity, bringing to life the science and scientists at the origins of relativity, the development of radio telescopes, the discovery of black holes and quasars, and the still unresolved place of gravity in quantum theory. Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919, yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicted. The findings confirmed the theory of general relativity, fundamentally changing our understanding of space and time. A century later, another group of astronomers is performing a similar experiment on a much larger scale. The Event Horizon Telescope, a globe-spanning array of radio dishes, is examining space surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. As Ron Cowen recounts, one foremost goal of the experiment is to determine whether Einstein was right on the details. Gravity lies at the heart of what we don't know about quantum mechanics, but tantalizing possibilities for deeper insight are offered by black holes. By observing starlight wrapping around Sagittarius A*, the telescope will not only provide the first direct view of an event horizon--a black hole's point of no return--but will also enable scientists to test Einstein's theory under the most extreme conditions. Gravity's Century shows how we got from the pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, and what is at stake today. Breaking down the physics in clear and approachable language, Cowen makes vivid how the quest to understand gravity is really the quest to comprehend the universe.-- Provided by publisher.

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