Logic For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053079

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Logic concepts are more mainstream than you may realize. There’s logic every place you look and in almost everything you do, from deciding which shirt to buy to asking your boss for a raise, and even to watching television, where themes of such shows as CSI and Numbers incorporate a variety of logistical studies. Logic For Dummies explains a vast array of logical concepts and processes in easy-to-understand language that make everything clear to you, whether you’re a college student of a student of life. You’ll find out about: Formal Logic Syllogisms Constructing proofs and refutations Propositional and predicate logic Modal and fuzzy logic Symbolic logic Deductive and inductive reasoning Logic For Dummies tracks an introductory logic course at the college level. Concrete, real-world examples help you understand each concept you encounter, while fully worked out proofs and fun logic problems encourage you students to apply what you’ve learned.

Logic Pro X For Dummies

Author: Graham English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119506212

Category: Music

Page: 416

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Spend less time learning and more time recording Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take. Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings. Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118924738

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Logic FOR DUMmIES

Author: M.Z.

Publisher: Jason

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 381

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You use logic every day — and I bet you didn’t even realize it. For instance, consider these examples of times when you might use logic: 􏰀 Planning an evening out with a friend 􏰀 Asking your boss for a day off or for a raise 􏰀 Picking out a shirt to buy among several that you like 􏰀 Explaining to your kids why homework comes before TV At all of these times, you use logic to clarify your thinking and get other people to see things from your perspective. Even if you don’t always act on it, logic is natural — at least to humans. And logic is one of the big reasons why humans have lasted so long on a planet filled with lots of other creatures that are bigger, faster, more numerous, and more ferocious. And because logic is already a part of your life, after you notice it, you’ll see it working (or not working) everywhere you look. This book is designed to show you how logic arises naturally in daily life. Once you see that, you can refine certain types of thinking down to their essence. Logic gives you the tools for working with what you already know (the premises) to get you to the next step (the conclusion). Logic is also great for helping you spot the flaws in arguments — unsoundness, hidden assump- tions, or just plain unclear thinking.

LSAT Logic Games For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470590149

Category: Study Aids

Page: 384

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Improve your score on the Analytical Reasoning portion of the LSAT If you're like most test-takers, you find the infamous Analytical Reasoning or "Logic Games" section of the LSAT to be the most elusive and troublesome. Now there's help! LSAT Logic Games For Dummies takes the puzzlement out of the Analytical Reasoning section of the exam and shows you that it's not so problematic after all! This easy-to-follow guide examines the types of logic puzzles presented on the LSAT and offers step-by-step instructions for how best to correctly identify and solve each problem within the allocated time. Coverage of all six question types Detailed strategies for quickly and correctly recognizing and solving each question type Complete with loads of practice problems Whether you're preparing to take the LSAT for the first time or looking to improve a previous score, LSAT Logic Games For Dummies is the logical study companion for anyone looking to score high on the LSAT!

LSAT Logic Games For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470590149

Category: Study Aids

Page: 384

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Improve your score on the Analytical Reasoning portion of the LSAT If you're like most test-takers, you find the infamous Analytical Reasoning or "Logic Games" section of the LSAT to be the most elusive and troublesome. Now there's help! LSAT Logic Games For Dummies takes the puzzlement out of the Analytical Reasoning section of the exam and shows you that it's not so problematic after all! This easy-to-follow guide examines the types of logic puzzles presented on the LSAT and offers step-by-step instructions for how best to correctly identify and solve each problem within the allocated time. Coverage of all six question types Detailed strategies for quickly and correctly recognizing and solving each question type Complete with loads of practice problems Whether you're preparing to take the LSAT for the first time or looking to improve a previous score, LSAT Logic Games For Dummies is the logical study companion for anyone looking to score high on the LSAT!

NoSQL For Dummies

Author: Adam Fowler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118905741

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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NoSQL databases are critical for managing big data. Fowler provides specific evaluation criteria for choosing the NoSQL database that's ideal for your organization, and gives real-world examples of using NoSQL databases for mission-critical enterprise architectures and projects.

LSAT For Dummies

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott Hatch,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678052

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This study guide for those taking the entry exam for law school includes three full-length practice tests and a review of foundational concepts and explanations and practice problems for each question type. Original.

Calculus II For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118204263

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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An easy-to-understand primer on advanced calculus topics Calculus II is a prerequisite for many popular college majors, including pre-med, engineering, and physics. Calculus II For Dummies offers expert instruction, advice, and tips to help second semester calculus students get a handle on the subject and ace their exams. It covers intermediate calculus topics in plain English, featuring in-depth coverage of integration, including substitution, integration techniques and when to use them, approximate integration, and improper integrals. This hands-on guide also covers sequences and series, with introductions to multivariable calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. Best of all, it includes practical exercises designed to simplify and enhance understanding of this complex subject. Introduction to integration Indefinite integrals Intermediate Integration topics Infinite series Advanced topics Practice exercises Confounded by curves? Perplexed by polynomials? This plain-English guide to Calculus II will set you straight!

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119298881

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293637) was previously published as Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791981). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations. Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods Relevant cultural vernacular and references Standard For Dummiesmaterials that match the current standard and design Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!

Philosophy For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470688203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Philosophy For Dummies is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts.

Algorithms For Dummies

Author: John Paul Mueller,Luca Massaron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119330521

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Discover how algorithms shape and impact our digital world All data, big or small, starts with algorithms. Algorithms are mathematical equations that determine what we see—based on our likes, dislikes, queries, views, interests, relationships, and more—online. They are, in a sense, the electronic gatekeepers to our digital, as well as our physical, world. This book demystifies the subject of algorithms so you can understand how important they are business and scientific decision making. Algorithms for Dummies is a clear and concise primer for everyday people who are interested in algorithms and how they impact our digital lives. Based on the fact that we already live in a world where algorithms are behind most of the technology we use, this book offers eye-opening information on the pervasiveness and importance of this mathematical science—how it plays out in our everyday digestion of news and entertainment, as well as in its influence on our social interactions and consumerism. Readers even learn how to program an algorithm using Python! Become well-versed in the major areas comprising algorithms Examine the incredible history behind algorithms Get familiar with real-world applications of problem-solving procedures Experience hands-on development of an algorithm from start to finish with Python If you have a nagging curiosity about why an ad for that hammock you checked out on Amazon is appearing on your Facebook page, you'll find Algorithm for Dummies to be an enlightening introduction to this integral realm of math, science, and business.

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118968034

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

Ethics For Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470650443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily life How do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively! Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more. Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmas Shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday life Other title by Panza: Existentialism For Dummies Whether you're currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!

LSAT For Dummies

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott A. Hatch,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678095

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

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A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT score If you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities. Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantage Examines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sample For aspiring law school students, LSAT For Dummies is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.

Oracle PL / SQL For Dummies

Author: Michael Rosenblum,Paul Dorsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054796

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Find tips for creating efficient PL/SQL code If you know a bit about SQL, this book will make PL/SQL programming painless! The Oracle has spoken—you need to get up to speed on PL/SQL programming, right? We predict it'll be a breeze with this book! You'll find out about code structures, best practices, and code naming standards, how to use conditions and loops, where to place PL/SQL code in system projects, ways to manipulate data, and more. Discover how to Write efficient, easy-to-maintain code Test and debug PL/SQL routines Integrate SQL and PL/SQL Apply PL/SQL best practices Use new features introduced in Oracle 9i and 10g

JUNOS OS For Dummies

Author: Walter J. Goralski,Cathy Gadecki,Michael Bushong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118173740

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Learn to use JUNOS to make your network reliable! Providing network administrators with a reliable network operating system, JUNOS software is an award-winning network operating system that focuses on security and the avoidance of down time. This easy-to-understand book starts with the basics of JUNOS and walks you through its features so that you can quickly learn how to set up, operate, and add key services. Since the various JUNOS features are constantly being updated to provide your network with the best security possible, this new edition shares must-know information, helpful advice, handy tips, and essential cautions for working with JUNOS. Plus, you'll find out how to set up a routing protocol that automates configuration of routing tables for greater efficiency and how you can set up individual or group user accounts locally on the route, or on remote centralized authentication servers. Starts with the basics and introduces you to JUNOS Explains how to connect, manage, and troubleshoot routers and other Juniper appliances Offers tips for making your network more efficient and reveals essential cautions Walks you through setting up, operating, and adding key services Details ways to configure JUNOS default security features as well as restricted physical access to protect routers Breaks down advanced concepts into easy-to-understand segments so you can build your knowledge gradually This new edition gets you started using the sophisticated features and techniques of JUNOS today.

Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470640708

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical pre-algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Camille McCue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118940342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

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An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.

Geometry For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111918164X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

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Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest in geometry. From getting started with geometry basics to making friends with lines and angles, you'll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas, and serving up pi in no time. Geometry is a subject full of mathematical richness and beauty. But it's a subject that bewilders many students because it's so unlike the math they've done before—it requires the use of deductive logic in formal proofs. If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around what that even means, you've come to the right place! Inside, you'll find out how a proof's chain of logic works and even discover some secrets for getting past rough spots along the way. You don't have to be a math genius to grasp geometry, and this book helps you get un-stumped in a hurry! Find out how to decode complex geometry proofs Learn to reason deductively and inductively Make sense of angles, arcs, area, and more Improve your chances of scoring higher in your geometry class There's no reason to let your nerves get jangled over geometry—your understanding will take new shape with the help of Geometry For Dummies.