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Introduction to Neuroscience
Introduction to Neuroscience

by Valerie Hedges

Introduction to Neuroscience is designed for undergraduate students enrolled in introductory neuroscience courses. This book specifically targets students enrolled in Introduction to Neuroscience 1 and Introduction to Neuroscience 2 at Michigan State University and primarily contains topics covered in those courses. This first edition will guide...


Landscapes of Investigation
Landscapes of Investigation

by Miriam Godoy Penteado, Ole Skovsmose

Creating landscapes of investigation is a primary concern of critical mathematics education. It enables us to organise educational processes so that students and teachers are able to get involved in explorations guided by dialogical interactions. It attempts to address explicit or implicit forms of social injustice by means of mathematics, and also...


Chance Encounters
Chance Encounters

by Kristien Hens

In this rigorous and necessary book, Kristien Hens brings together bioethics and the philosophy of biology to argue that it is ethically necessary for scientific research to include a place for the philosopher. As well as ethical, their role is conceptual: they can improve the quality and coherence of scientific research by ensuring that particular...


Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Engineering Mechanics: Statics

by Libby (Elizabeth) Osgood, Gayla Cameron, Emma Christensen

Introduction to engineering mechanics: statics, for those who love to learn. Concepts include: particles and rigid body equilibrium equations, distributed loads, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, method of joints and sections, & inertia. This is the first of two courses to describe how objects move and the forces that cause motion. This co...


Life, Re-Scaled
Life, Re-Scaled

by Liliane Campos, Pierre-Louis Patoine

This edited volume explores new engagements with the life sciences in contemporary fiction, poetry, comics and performance. The gathered case studies investigate how recent creative work reframes the human within microscopic or macroscopic scales, from cellular biology to systems ecology, and engages with the ethical, philosophical, and political i...


Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology
Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

by Michael P. Hitchman

Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology approaches geometry through the lens of questions that have ignited the imagination of stargazers since antiquity. What is the shape of the universe? Does the universe have an edge? Is it infinitely big? This text develops non-Euclidean geometry and geometry on surfaces at a level appropriate for ...


Becoming a Scholar
Becoming a Scholar

by Maria Savva, Lynn P. Nygaard

Becoming a Scholar provides a window into the lives of nine non-traditional doctoral students. As mature, part-time, international students enrolled in a professional doctorate programme, they reflect on the transformation process of becoming scholars, and their narratives provide breadth and depth to themes that represent a diverse cross-section o...


The Essence of Mathematics
The Essence of Mathematics

by Alexandre Borovik, Tony Gardiner

It is increasingly clear that the shapes of reality - whether of the natural world, or of the built environment - are in some profound sense mathematical. Therefore it would benefit students and educated adults to understand what makes mathematics itself 'tick', and to appreciate why its shapes, patterns and formulae provide us with preci...


Algebra
Algebra

by John Scherk

This open book is an introduction to algebra for undergraduates who are interested in careers which require a strong background in mathematics. It will benefit students studying computer science and physical sciences, who plan to teach mathematics in schools, or to work in industry or finance. The book assumes that the reader has a solid background...


Robotics, AI, and Humanity
Robotics, AI, and Humanity

by Joachim von Braun, Margaret S. Archer, Gregory M. Reichberg, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

This open book examines recent advances in how artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have elicited widespread debate over their benefits and drawbacks for humanity. The emergent technologies have for instance implications within medicine and health care, employment, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, and armed conflict. While there has been...


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