Modeling Life

Author: Alan Garfinkel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319597310
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book develops the mathematical tools essential for students in the life sciences to describe interacting systems and predict their behavior. From predator-prey populations in an ecosystem, to hormone regulation within the body, the natural world abounds in dynamical systems that affect us profoundly. Complex feedback relations and counter-intuitive responses are common in nature; this book develops the quantitative skills needed to explore these interactions. Differential equations are the natural mathematical tool for quantifying change, and are the driving force throughout this book. The use of Euler’s method makes nonlinear examples tractable and accessible to a broad spectrum of early-stage undergraduates, thus providing a practical alternative to the procedural approach of a traditional Calculus curriculum. Tools are developed within numerous, relevant examples, with an emphasis on the construction, evaluation, and interpretation of mathematical models throughout. Encountering these concepts in context, students learn not only quantitative techniques, but how to bridge between biological and mathematical ways of thinking. Examples range broadly, exploring the dynamics of neurons and the immune system, through to population dynamics and the Google PageRank algorithm. Each scenario relies only on an interest in the natural world; no biological expertise is assumed of student or instructor. Building on a single prerequisite of Precalculus, the book suits a two-quarter sequence for first or second year undergraduates, and meets the mathematical requirements of medical school entry. The later material provides opportunities for more advanced students in both mathematics and life sciences to revisit theoretical knowledge in a rich, real-world framework. In all cases, the focus is clear: how does the math help us understand the science?

Biology How Life Works

Author: James Morris
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319079040
Format: PDF
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Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology. Content is selected carefully, is integrated to illustrate the connections between concepts, and follows six themes that are crucial to biology: the scientific method, chemical and physical processes, cells, evolution, ecological interactions, and human impact. The second edition continues this approach, but includes expanded coverage of ecology, new in-class activities to assist instructors in active teaching, new pedagogical support for visual synthesis maps, and expanded and improved assessment.

Nursing Now Today s Issues Tomorrow s Trends

Author: Joseph T Catalano
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803643934
Format: PDF, ePub
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The thoroughly revised and updated 7th Edition of this popular text examines the important issues and trends shaping the nursing profession today. Explore the evolution and history of nursing and examine the impact of an aging population on healthcare delivery. Continue the conversation about the effects of healthcare reform and outline a plan for advanced practice nursing education.

Life The Science of Biology

Author: David E. Sadava
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429246448
Format: PDF, Docs
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This text aims to establish biology as a discipline, not just a collection of facts. 'Life' develops students' understanding of biological processes with scholarship, a smooth narrative, experimental contexts, art and effective pedagogy.

100 Writing Remedies

Author: Edmond H. Weiss
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897746380
Format: PDF, ePub
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100 Writing Remedies is the only workbook/reference that shows students how to debug faulty writing and improve their communication skills. With it, your students can benefit from the same professional instruction other writers receive when attending seminars by Edmond H. Weiss. Writing must never be as volatile as speech--because the function of writing is to permit communication across time and space.--from the Introduction

Tyrell

Author: Coe Booth
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545232155
Format: PDF, ePub
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An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year. Tyrell is a young African-American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail. His girlfriend supports him, but he doesn't feel good enough for her -- and seems to be always on the verge of doing the wrong thing around her. There's another girl at the homeless shelter who is also after him, although the desires there are complicated. Tyrell feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his father's footsteps?

Psychology Third Canadian Edition

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Worth Publishers
ISBN: 9781429237215
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner, and Nock’s Psychology, Third Edition is widely acclaimed for captivating students with contemporary psychology research on the major topics of the introductory course, while helping them develop critical thinking skills that will stay with them beyond the course term. Expert coverage of the DSM-5, quirky examples of thinking gone awry, scenarios based on common psychological misconceptions, and contributions from new co-author Matthew Nock highlight the new edition. And now, this breakthrough text is available in a version created just for Canadian students and teachers. It offers the same fascinating writing, helpful study tools, and keen eye for intriguing stories as Psychology, Third Edition, but with a wide range of Canadian examples and impactful work by Canadian researchers incorporated throughout. Welcome Canadian author, Ingrid Johnsrude Ingrid’s principal area of investigation is the neural basis of understanding speech, and she leads experiments examining how utterances are transformed into acoustic signals and then into meaning via a variety of cognitive processes. Her investigations span multiple levels—from understanding the brain structures involved in hearing and comprehension to observing the ways listeners deal with challenges such as background noise. LaunchPad, featuring LearningCurve Psychology, Third Canadian Edition has its own dedicated version of Worth’s new online course space, LaunchPad. LaunchPad offers Worth’s acclaimed media content, curated into prebuilt, easily assignable units, in a breakthrough interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. For more information, visit www.launchpadportal.com. Available in LaunchPad, the widely-praised adaptive quizzing system, LearningCurve uses brief, game-like activities to put the concept of “testing to learn” into action. Customized quizzing adapts to students’ responses and provides individualized question sets at different difficulty levels (with instant feedback) based on each student’s progress. For more information, visit www.learningcurveworks.com