Code To Zero

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January, 1958—the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race. On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America’s best hope to catch up with the Russians—the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment, the launch is delayed due to weather, even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day.

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks

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The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. “World War Z” is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

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A Guide To Physics Problems Part 1 & 2 – by Sidney B. Cahn 2004

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A Guide To Physics Problems Part 1 & 2 - by Sidney B. Cahn 2004A Guide To Physics Problems Part 1 & 2 - by Sidney B. Cahn 2004

A Guide To Physics Problems Part 1 & 2 – by Sidney B. Cahn 2004

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In order to equip hopeful graduate students with the knowledge necessary to pass the qualifying examination, the authors have assembled and solved standard and original problems from major American universities – Boston University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, University of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. A wide range of material is covered and comparisons are made between similar problems of different schools to provide the student with enough information to feel comfortable and confident at the exam. Guide to Physics Problems is published in two volumes: this book, Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics; Part 2 covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics. Praise for A Guide to Physics Problems: Part 1: Mechanics, Relativity, and Electrodynamics: “Sidney Cahn and Boris Nadgorny have energetically collected and presented solutions to about 140 problems from the exams at many universities in the United States and one university in Russia, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Some of the problems are quite easy, others are quite tough; some are routine, others ingenious.” (From the Foreword by C. N. Yang, Nobelist in Physics, 1957) “Generations of graduate students will be grateful for its existence as they prepare for this major hurdle in their careers.” (R. Shankar, Yale University) “The publication of the volume should be of great help to future candidates who must pass this type of exam.” (J. Robert Schrieffer, Nobelist in Physics, 1972) “I was positively impressed … The book will be useful to students who are studying for their examinations and to faculty who are searching for appropriate problems.” (M. L. Cohen, University of California at Berkeley) “If a student understands how to solve these problems, they have gone a long way toward mastering the subject matter.” (Martin Olsson, University of Wisconsin at Madison) “This book will become a necessary study guide for graduate students while they prepare for their Ph.D. examination. It will become equally useful for the faculty who write the questions.” (G. D. Mahan, University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
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Oxford Users’ Guide to Mathematics

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Eberhard ZeidlerW. Hackbusch, Hans Rudolf Schwarz, Bruce Hunt

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The Oxford Users’ Guide to Mathematics is one of the leading handbooks on mathematics available. It presents a comprehensive modern picture of mathematics and emphasises the relations between the different branches of mathematics, and the applications of mathematics in engineering and the natural sciences. The Oxford User’s Guide covers a broad spectrum of mathematics starting with the basic material and progressing on to more advanced topics that have come to the fore in the last few decades. The book is organised into mathematical sub-disciplines including analysis, algebra, geometry, foundations of mathematics, calculus of variations and optimisation, theory of probability and mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics and scientific computing, and history of mathematics. The book is supplemented by numerous tables on infinite series, special functions, integrals, integral transformations, mathematical statistics, and fundamental constants in physics. It also includes a comprehensive bibliography of key contemporary literature as well as an extensive glossary and index. The wealth of material, reaching across all levels and numerous sub-disciplines, makes The Oxford User’s Guide to Mathematics an invaluable reference source for students of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences, as well as teachers, practitioners, and researchers in industry and academia.

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