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.

Logik für Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657444

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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Logik ist die Basis von Wissenschaft, aber auch eine Br?cke von Wissenschaft zum Alltag. So einfach sie scheint, so anspruchsvoll ist sie im Detail. Mark Zegarelli f?hrt Sie in "Logik f?r Dummies" systematisch in die Logik ein. Vom Paradoxon ?ber symbolische Logik bis zur Syllogistik l?sst er nichts aus und zeigt Ihnen, wie man Argumente pr?ft. Er arbeitet dabei mit anschaulichen Beispielen und schafft es so, dieses abstrakte Thema den Lesern nicht nur verst?ndlich zu machen, sondern ihnen auch Wert und Nutzen von Logik aufzuzeigen. Eine Einf?hrung, die den Wissensdurst stillt und Lust auf mehr macht.

LSAT Logic Games For Dummies

Author: 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!

Logic Pro X For Dummies

Author: Graham English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118875036

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Crank your sound up to X with Apple's premier recording softwareand Logic Pro X For Dummies! Apple's Logic Pro X levels the playing field, makinghigh-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It's aprofessional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads ofnew features to keep you more organized so you can focus oncreating rather than computing. Record live audio and MIDI tracksand edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your own drum kit, orwork with the native virtual session drummer. Add flavor to yoursound with new Pedalboard stompboxes, and fine-tune it all withFlex Pitch. You'll let loose with Logic Pro X and let yourcreativity flow with help from For Dummies. Written by veteran music and audio professional Graham English,Logic Pro X For Dummies jumps right in to using Apple'shigh-end recording software so you can focus on doing what you dobest—making music. From navigating the user interface toworking with real and virtual instruments, recording tracks,editing audio, adding plug-ins, and everything in between, you'lllearn how to turn your musical inspiration into a fully-engineeredand mastered demo. Shows you how to create a project, record live audio and MIDItracks, import video, and mix songs like a pro Covers editing audio and adding effects and plug-ins to achieveyour ideal sound Walks you through the entire audio engineering process frommix-down to mastering and exporting your final cut Includes information on how to use iPad and its touch interfaceto create amazing sound If you're serious about your sound, Logic Pro X ForDummies is your ultimate guide to achieving the quality you'vebeen dreaming of and turning the volume up on all your musicalendeavors.

Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies

Author: 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.

LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests)

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678451

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

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Increase your score on the LSAT If you're preparing for law school, your single biggest hurdleis the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. This three and a halfhour exam consisting of five multiple choice sections and one timedwriting sample can make or break your legal aspirations. Fortunately, LSAT For Dummies, Premier PLUS 2ndEdition—now with access to practice tests online preparesyou for the LSAT by giving you proven test-taking strategies andample practice opportunities. From the book you'll gain the vitaltools you need to understand the reasoning behind analyticalreasoning, get a handle on logical reasoning, flaunt your talent inthe writing section, master reading comprehension, and much more.Plus, go online and study wherever and whenever with free access toadditional LSAT practice opportunities; and the ability to createcustomized practice in the subjects you need to study the most. Includes proven strategies to help you identify common pitfallsand increase your score Lets you test your skills with practice problems for everyquestion type Premier edition offers additional test-taking opportunitiesonline If you're an aspiring lawyer and want to put your best footforward, LSAT For Dummies, Premier 2nd Edition has youcovered.

Philosophy For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition 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. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence.

The Leadership Brain For Dummies

Author: Marilee B. Sprenger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470600054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Discover how scientific knowledge of the brain can make you a better leader Based upon the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and advances in brain-based education, Leadership Brain For Dummies gives you the edge to influence, lead, and transform any team or organization. Drawing concrete connections between the growing scientific knowledge of the brain and leadership, this book gives you the skills to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, adopt a style of leadership that suits your characteristics, determine the learning styles of individual employees, and conduct training sessions that can physically change brains. The author is an international educational neuroscience consultant and an adjunct professor, teaching brain-compatible strategies and memory courses. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Learning and Brain Society Leadership Brain For Dummies provides practical, hands-on guidance for applying the information to make you a better leader The Leadership Brain For Dummies positions current and aspiring leaders to be at the very top of their leadership game.

Finding Zero

A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879106

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, followed by the later Greek and Roman letter numerals. Then Aczel asks the key question: where do the numbers we use today, the so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals, come from? It is this search that leads him to explore uncharted territory, to go on a grand quest into India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and ultimately into the wilds of Cambodia. There he is blown away to find the earliest zero—the keystone of our entire system of numbers—on a crumbling, vine-covered wall of a seventh-century temple adorned with eaten-away erotic sculptures. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves—who finally reveal where our numbers come from.

PC Recording Studios For Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118085515

Category: Music

Page: 404

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Here's how to make sound decisions about a desktop studio Get the lowdown on equipment, design your studio space, and setyour music free! If you've been dreaming of making music with your computer, wake upand get started! Musician Jeff Strong clears a path for you throughall the confusing options, helping you sort out hardware andsoftware choices, coax the sound you want from your equipment, workwith equalizers and processors, and start your creative juicesflowing! Discover how to * Choose the right system and install software * Optimize studio sound for recording and mixing * Understand audio interfaces, sound cards, and MIDI gear * Compare popular programs * Mix and master your tracks

Microsoft Silverlight 4 For Dummies

Author: Phillip Beadle,Mahesh Krishnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470608647

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The fun and easy guide for building Silverlight 4 applications! Silverlight is a Web browser plugin that enables functions such as animation, streaming media, vector graphics, and audio-video playback that characterize rich Internet applications. It only requires a simple download, after which most end-users are not even aware that it's running. This helpful guide covers everything you need to know in order to start creating applications in Silverlight 4 and then moves on to key topics such as controls, data binding, skinning, using Visual Studio tools, and more. Whether you have just the most basic programming skills and are interested in learning to develop Silverlight apps or you are an experienced developer looking for an understandable guide on the newest version of Silverlight, Microsoft Silverlight 4 For Dummies is ideal for a wide audience. The Silverlight plugin enables animation, streaming media, vector graphics, and audio-video playback Shows you how to create applications in Silverlight 4 Covers important Silverlight topics including controls, data binding, skinning, animations, and more Discusses how to best use the offering of tools from Visual Studio Get enlightened and start creating Silverlight 4 applications with this book by your side. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Calculus II For Dummies

Author: 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 ForDummies offers expert instruction, advice, and tips to helpsecond semester calculus students get a handle on the subject andace 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, approximateintegration, and improper integrals. This hands-on guide alsocovers sequences and series, with introductions to multivariablecalculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. Best ofall, it includes practical exercises designed to simplify andenhance 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? Thisplain-English guide to Calculus II will set you straight!

NoSQL For Dummies

Author: Adam Fowler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118905628

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Get up to speed on the nuances of NoSQL databases and what theymean for your organization This easy to read guide to NoSQL databases provides the type ofno-nonsense overview and analysis that you need to learn, includingwhat NoSQL is and which database is right for you. Featuringspecific evaluation criteria for NoSQL databases, along with a lookinto the pros and cons of the most popular options, NoSQL ForDummies provides the fastest and easiest way to dive into thedetails of this incredible technology. You'll gain an understandingof how to use NoSQL databases for mission-critical enterprisearchitectures and projects, and real-world examples reinforce theprimary points to create an action-oriented resource for ITpros. If you're planning a big data project or platform, you probablyalready know you need to select a NoSQL database to complete yourarchitecture. But with options flooding the market and updates andadd-ons coming at a rapid pace, determining what you require now,and in the future, can be a tall task. This is where NoSQL ForDummies comes in! Learn the basic tenets of NoSQL databases and why they havecome to the forefront as data has outpaced the capabilities ofrelational databases Discover major players among NoSQL databases, includingCassandra, MongoDB, MarkLogic, Neo4J, and others Get an in-depth look at the benefits and disadvantages of thewide variety of NoSQL database options Explore the needs of your organization as they relate to thecapabilities of specific NoSQL databases Big data and Hadoop get all the attention, but when it comesdown to it, NoSQL databases are the engines that power many bigdata analytics initiatives. With NoSQL For Dummies, you'llgo beyond relational databases to ramp up your enterprise's dataarchitecture in no time.

Ethik für Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527707107

Category: Ethics

Page: 324

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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen richtig und falsch? Was sagten Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill und Thomas Hobbes zu diesem Thema? Christopher Panza und Adam Potthast helfen Ihnen, sich diesen einfachen Fragen mit den furchtbar komplizierten Antworten zu nähern. Sie erklären, wie sich Wissenschaft und Religion zur Ethik verhalten, was es mit der Goldenen Regel auf sich hat und vieles mehr. So ist dieses Buch der perfekte Begleiter für Sie, wenn Sie sich systematisch der Ethik und den daraus entstehenden Fragen nähern wollen.

Study Skills For Dummies

Author: Doreen du Boulay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997733

Category: Education

Page: 380

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Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone! With Study Skills For Dummies, you'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past. Discover how to excel at: Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis Using the internet to supplement study Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities

SAS For Dummies

Author: Stephen McDaniel,Chris Hemedinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470642726

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool Written by an author team who is directly involved with SAS, this easy-to-follow guide is fully updated for the latest release of SAS and covers just what you need to put this popular software to work in your business. SAS allows any business or enterprise to improve data delivery, analysis, reporting, movement across a company, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more. SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the necessary background on what SAS can do for you and explains how to use the Enterprise Guide. SAS provides statistical and data analysis tools to help you deal with all kinds of data: operational, financial, performance, and more Places special emphasis on Enterprise Guide and other analytical tools, covering all commonly used features Covers all commonly used features and shows you the practical applications you can put to work in your business Explores how to get various types of data into the software and how to work with databases Covers producing reports and Web reporting tools, analytics, macros, and working with your data In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies format, SAS For Dummies gives you the knowledge and the confidence to get SAS working for your organization. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Business Writing For Dummies

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emailsin your inbox? Your readers – the people you communicate withat work – are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pileand get the job done? Whether you’re crafting a short andsweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business WritingFor Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you’llfind: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a readeroff Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques toheighten your impact Lots of practical advice and examples covering a range ofdifferent types of communication, including emails, letters, majorbusiness documents such as reports and proposals, promotionalmaterials, web copy and blogs - even tweets The global touch - understand the key differences in writtencommunication around the world, and how to tailor your writing forinternational audiences


Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Author: Steve Seguis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470535784

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.