Best Alexander Shen books

Geometry in Problems (MSRI Mathematical Circles Library)

Alexander Shen

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Classical Euclidean geometry, with all its triangles, circles, and inscribed angles, remains an excellent playground for high-school mathematics students, even if it looks outdated from the professional mathematician's viewpoint. It provides an excellent choice of elegant and natural problems that can be used in a course based on problem solving. The book contains more than 750 (mostly) easy but nontrivial problems in all areas of plane geometry and solutions for most of them, as well as additional problems for self-study (some with hints). Each chapter also provides concise reminders of basic notions used in the chapter, so the book is almost self-contained (although a good textbook and competent teacher are always recommended). More than 450 figures illustrate the problems and their solutions. The book can be used by motivated high-school students, as well as their teachers and parents. After solving the problems in the book the student will have mastered the main notions and methods of plane geometry and, hopefully, will have had fun in the process. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.

Algebra

Israel M. Gelfand

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This book is about algebra. This is a very old science and its gems have lost their charm for us through everyday use. We have tried in this book to refresh them for you. The main part of the book is made up of problems. The best way to deal with them is: Solve the problem by yourself - compare your solution with the solution in the book (if it exists) - go to the next problem. However, if you have difficulties solving a problem (and some of them are quite difficult), you may read the hint or start to read the solution. If there is no solution in the book for some problem, you may skip it (it is not heavily used in the sequel) and return to it later. The book is divided into sections devoted to different topics. Some of them are very short, others are rather long. Of course, you know arithmetic pretty well. However, we shall go through it once more, starting with easy things. 2 Exchange of terms in addition Let's add 3 and 5: 3+5=8. And now change the order: 5+3=8. We get the same result. Adding three apples to five apples is the same as adding five apples to three - apples do not disappear and we get eight of them in both cases. 3 Exchange of terms in multiplication Multiplication has a similar property. But let us first agree on notation.

Six Records of a Floating Life (Penguin Classics)

Shen Fu

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Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yun, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell in love with as a child. He also describes other incidents of his life, including how his beloved wife obtained a courtesan for him and reflects on his travels through China. Shen Fu's exquisite memoir shows six parallel "layers" of one man's life, loves and career, with revealing glimpses into Chinese society of the Ch'ing Dynasty.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Algorithms and Programming: Problems and Solutions (Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology)

Alexander Shen

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This text is structured in a problem-solution format that requires the student to think through the programming process. New to the second edition are additional chapters on suffix trees, games and strategies, and Huffman coding as well as an Appendix illustrating the ease of conversion from Pascal to C.

The Crash to Black: Espionage, Sabotage, and Revenge During the Most Astonishing Year in Motorsports

Amy Alexander

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On May 12, 2047, motorsport fans around the world watched in shock as an exciting duel between two talented drivers ended in one of the worst auto racing crashes in recent memory. In analyzing the aftermath, experts and commentators alike came to the same conclusion: as awful as it was, what happened was just human error. A racing incident. A freak accident.

But one journalist saw it differently. For motorsport writer Amy Alexander, the crash was a haunting fulfillment of a driver’s premonition that began with the sentence, “Amy, I think my car is going to kill me.” It was impossible for her to ignore the implication: that the accident that unfolded in front of the world may not have been an accident at all.

Now, for the first time, Alexander gives readers an insider’s account of her six-month journey to uncover the truth and expose an unprecedented cheating conspiracy. It was a job that required her to assemble a team, one that included three engineers, a hot-headed race car driver, and a particularly powerful fan of motorsport. Together, they began an investigation that would eventually become the sports story of a lifetime.

The Crash to Black is a globetrotting tale of intrigue and justice featuring daring journalism, cunning engineering, and high-stakes racing. It’s about an astonishing sport brought to the precipice by rivalries and revenge. Above all, however, it is about a team of professionals who came together, stayed together, and found victory together in the unapologetic pursuit of good.

DECK AND STABILITY CALCULATIONS WORKED-OUT FOR MASTER 500 GT THROUGH 2ND MATE UNLIMITED VOLUME 1

Mr Alexander F. Hickethier MBA

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THIS PUBLICATION WAS REVISED ON 09/24/2015, We have developed this series of training manuals to assist the Merchant Mariner in passing the U.S. Coast Guard Licensing Examinations, from Master 500 GT to 2nd Mate Unlimited upon Oceans. THIS PUBLICATION WAS REVISED ON 09/24/2015, A description of the Deck and Stability Workbook follows: Volume I provides an in-depth understanding of Basic Deck and Stability Calculation found US coast Guard Merchant Mariner Examinations through 2nd Mate Unlimited, subject matter areas includes Stowage Calculations, Lumber and Dunnage Stowage, Stowage Factors, Size of lines and Block and Tackle, lifting stress, Anchoring calculations, Humidity and Dew Point Calculations and Rules for bearings, Stability Terminology, Calculating Period of Roll and Estimating GM, Freesurface, Floodable Length Curves, Loll, Final Draft, TPI, Trim, LCG, Final KG, Freeboard Draft, VCG and LCG; Deck cargo Loading D0036-37DG and Double Bottom Tankage. To see all Marine Navigation Publications offered by this author click on authors name above. Revised 9-24-2015

Celestial Navigation Calculations (Upon Oceans Endorsement) Worked-Out for Maste

Mr. Alexander F. Hickethier MBA

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THIS BOOK WAS REVISED ON 12/18/2015, We have developed this series of training manuals to assist the Merchant Mariner in passing the U.S. Coast Guard Licensing Examinations, from Master 500 GT to 2nd mate Unlimited upon Oceans. These manuals have been developed to augment our current textbooks for Mariners and are modular in design incorporating practical exercises and actual U.S. Coast Guard examination questions with all questions worked-out. A description of each manual follows: Volume III: Celestial Navigation Calculations worked-out for Master 500 GT through 2nd Mate Unlimited Upon Oceans Endorsement. Volume III provides an in-depth understanding of the Celestial Calculation found on the US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Examinations through 2nd Mate Unlimited. Chapter 1, The Sailings, Parallel, Mid-Latitude, Mercator and Great Circle. Chapter 2 Time Zone calculations, (Sunrise and Sunset, Time Tick, Time of Meridian Transit and Estimated Time of Arrival). Chapter 3, Deviation by Celestial Observation (Amplitude and Azimuth). Chapter 4, Latitude Observations (Local Apparent Noon and Latitude by Polaris). Chapter 5, Sight Reduction - Running Fixes (any body). Chapter 6, Star Identification, and Star and Planet Selection. Chapter 6, Sight Reduction - Running Fixes (any body. ) Chapter 7, Miscellaneous Problems (Ho, He and intercept). To see all Marine Navigation Publications offered by this author click on authors name above. Last Review and update 12-18-2015

Terrestrial Navigation Calculations Worked-Out for Master 500 GT through 2nd Mate Unlimited Volume 2

Mr. Alexander F. Hickethier MBA

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We have developed this series of training manuals to assist the Merchant Mariner in passing the U.S. Coast Guard Licensing Examinations, from Master 500 GT to 2nd mate Unlimited upon Oceans. These manuals have been developed to augment our current textbooks for Mariners and are modular in design incorporating practical exercises and actual U.S. Coast Guard examination questions with all questions worked-out. A description of each manual follows: Volume II: Revised 12/18/2015 Terrestrial Navigation Calculations worked-out for Master 500 GT through 2nd Mate Unlimited Upon Oceans. Volume II provides an in-depth understanding of Terrestrial Calculation found US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Examinations through 2nd Mate Unlimited. Chapter 1, Tides and Currents. Chapter 2, Speed by RPM, SOA, Slip and Fuel Consumption Calculations. Chapter 3, Compass Deviation Table Construction, Deviation by Celestial Observation (Amplitude and Azimuth), and Deviation by Terrestrial Observation. Chapter 4, Time Zone Calculations, (Sunrise and Sunset, Time tick, and Estimated Time of Arrival). To see all Marine Navigation Publications offered by this author click on authors name above.

Thirteen Movements to Stretch the Body and Make it More Supple, and Guiding and Harmonising Energy to Regulate the Breath: Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 2 (Dao Yin Yang Shen Gong)

Zhang Guangde

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Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and the mind to achieve an improved quality of life. This book focuses on concentration, stretching the body to increase suppleness and adjusting the body's energy flow to control respiration.

Featuring clear and detailed explanations of every movement along with photographs and an accompanying DVD, this book will be equally useful to practitioners and beginners interested in taking up Qigong. This is the second volume in Professor Zhang Guangde's foundation Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong sequences, and the movements described synchronize breathing and concentration by enhancing the body's flow of blood and energy to achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.

This will be an essential text for Qigong practitioners and students and is accessible enough for the beginning Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong student.

Nourish the Blood, Tonify the Qi to Promote Longevity, and Calm and Concentrate the Mind to Regulate the Heart: Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 1 (Dao Yin Yang Shen Gong)

Zhang Guangde

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Professor Zhang Guangde's Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong forms part of the Chinese national health program and is the most popular form of Qigong practiced in China and across the globe. Professor Zhang has spent nearly forty years creating and developing his system of Qigong. He combines the philosophy of the Classical Chinese text The I Ching with the primary theories of Chinese traditional medicine. His methods have proven highly effective in maintaining health and well-being.

This book contains detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations to show every step of the foundation sequences, and the accompanying DVD will enable even the least experienced of students to begin to grasp this form of Qigong. The exercises featured promote controlled breathing and concentration. They are formed of calming movements which enhance the flow of blood and energy through the body to achieve increased flexibility and higher levels of physical and mental agility.

This will be an essential text for Qigong practitioners and students and is accessible enough for the beginning Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong student.