Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach, Second Edition, introduces novice programmers to basic constructs and common pitfalls by emphasizing the essentials of procedural programming, problem solving, and algorithmic reasoning. By using objects early to solve interesting problems and defining objects later in the course, Building...

Algebra can be like a foreign language, but ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5E, gives you the tools and practice you need to fully understand the language of algebra and the "why" behind problem solving. Using Strategy and Why explanations in worked examples and a six-step problem solving strategy, ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE...

Using examples drawn from biomedicine and biomedical engineering, this essential reference book brings you comprehensive coverage of all the major techniques currently available to build computer-assisted decision support systems. You will find practical solutions for biomedicine based on current theory and applications of neural networks,...

This innovative book recognizes the need within the object-oriented community for a book that goes beyond the tools and techniques of the typical methodology book. In Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models, Martin Fowler focuses on the end result of object-oriented analysis and design - the models themselves. He shares with...

In today’s world, analytical thinking is a critical part of any solid education. An important segment of this kind of reasoning—one that cuts across many disciplines—is discrete mathematics. Discrete math concerns counting, probability, (sophisticated forms of) addition, and limit processes over discrete sets. Combinatorics, graph...

Arguing Well is a lucid introduction to the nature of good reasoning, how to test and construct successful arguments. It assumes no prior knowledge of logic or philosophy. The book includes an introduction to basic symbolic logic. Arguing Well introduces and explains: * The nature and importance of arguments * What to look for in deciding...

A thought-provoking look at statistical learning theory and its role in understanding human learning and inductive reasoning

A joint endeavor from leading researchers in the fields of philosophy and electrical engineering, An Elementary Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory is a comprehensive and accessible...

This book is really the end product of over a decade of work, on and off, on
diagrammatic reasoning in artificial intelligence (AI). In developing this book, I
drew inspiration from a variety of sources: two experimental studies, the development
of two prototype systems, an extensive literature review and analysis in
AI,...

This book is devoted to reporting innovative and significant progress in fuzzy system engineering. Given the maturation of fuzzy logic, this book is dedicated to exploring the recent breakthroughs in fuzziness and soft computing in favour of intelligent system engineering. This monograph presents novel developments of the fuzzy theory as well as...

Applebaum offers beginning university students the perfect introduction to the age of the scientific revolution from 1500 to 1800. Many scientific ideas and much medical information improved dramatically during those times as investigators began a relentless drive, which continues today, toward a better understanding of the natural world....One...

Logic is a branch of philosophy, mathematics and computer science. It studies the required methods to determine whether a statement is true, such as reasoning and computation.

Proofs and Algorithms: Introduction to Logic and Computability is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of contemporary logic - those of a...

Geometric algebra (GA) is a powerful new mathematical system for computational geometry. Although its origins can be traced back to Hermann Grassmann (1844), its development as a language for space–time geometry with applications to all of physics did not begin until 1966. Suddenly, in the year 2000 it was recognized that a specialized...