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Cambridge IGCSE Physics - Duncan, Tom [SRG]

IGCSE Physics Third Edition aims to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the Core and Extended curriculum in Physics specifi ed in the current Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE syllabus. As you read through the book, you will notice four sorts of shaded area in the text. Material highlighted in green is for the Cambridge IGCSE Extended curriculum. Areas highlighted in yellow contain material that is not part of the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus. It is extension work and will not be examined. Areas highlighted in blue contain important facts.

Chemistry Essentials for Dummies

My goal with this book is to give you the really essential information and concepts that you would face in a first semester chemistry class in high school or college. I’ve omitted a lot of topics found in a typical chemistry textbook. This book is designed to give you the bare essentials. Remember, this is a light treatment. If you want more, many other books are available. My favorite, naturally, is Chemistry For Dummies. I understand the author is really a great guy. 

Chemistry for Dummies

My goal with this book is not to make you into a chemistry major. My goal is simply to give you a basic understanding of some chemical topics that commonly appear in high school or college introductory chemistry courses. If you're taking a course, use this book as a reference in conjunction with your notes and textbook. Simply watching people play tennis, no matter how intently you watch the, will not make you a tennis star. You need to practice. And the same is true with chemistry. It's not a spectator sport.

Chemistry Workbook for Dummies

When you’re fixed in the thickets of stoichiometry or bogged down by buffered solutions, you’ve got little use for rapturous poetry about the atomic splendor of the universe. What you need is a little practical assistance. Subject by subject, problem by problem, this book extends a helping hand to pull you out of the thickets and bogs. The topics covered in this book are those most often covered in a first course of chemistry. The focus is on problems — problems like those you may encounter in homework or on exams.

Chemistry for the Utterly Confused (2007)

The very fact that you are reading this preface indicates that you will be taking (or are taking) a course in general chemistry. This guide is suitable for a college level general chemistry course as well as a high school chemistry course, especially AP Chemistry. It is also designed to assist someone in reviewing basic chemistry principles in preparing for a professional exam, proficiency exam, or the like.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 97th Edition (2016)

This 97th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is the first to be produced by a new procedure in which the full content is maintained in a database from which both the print version and the Internet edition are generated. This will assure that chemical names, formulas, and basic physical properties are consistent throughout the work. Thus if a melting point or density is replaced by a more accurate value, the new value will be propagated into all tables containing that substance.

Encyclopedia of World History - volumes 1 to 7

The seven-volume Encyclopedia of World History is a comprehensive reference to the most important events, themes, and personalities in world history. The encyclopedia covers the entire range of human history in chronological order—from the prehistoric eras and early civilizations to our contemporary age—using six time periods that will be familiar to students and teachers of world history.

A Course in Classical Physics 1 — Mechanics

This is the first in a series of four volumes, all written at an elementary calculus level. The complete course covers the most important areas of classical physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, waves, and optics. The volumes result from a translation, an in depth revision and update of the Italian version published by Decibel-Zanichelli. This first volume deals with classical mechanics, including an introduction to relativity.

Agriculture, Environment, and Development

 Th e interconnection between economic development, agricultural production, and environmental change poses one of the most challenging questions in the world today. How can we provide enough food and properly 
nourish an increasingly urbanised global population, while promoting fair 
and sustainable development in rural and urban areas, particularly in the 
Global South? Th e answers to those problems are not trivial, but require 

How Things Work The Physics of Everyday Life

I
n today’s world we are surrounded by science and by 
the technology that has grown out of that science. For 
most of us, this is making the world increasingly mysterious and somewhat ominous as technology becomes 
ever more powerful. For instance, we are confronted by 
many global environmental questions such as the dangers of greenhouse gases and the best choices of energy 
sources. These are questions that are fundamentally technical in nature and there is a bewildering variety of claims 

A Brief History of Germany

While Germany has a history that stretches back to antiquity, it 
is important to remember that it was fi rst unifi ed as a nationstate only in 1871, making it in a sense even younger than the United 
States. Located in the heart of Europe, without natural boundaries, 
Germany has experienced centuries of immigration, confrontation, 
and negotiation. Consequently, the arrangement of its constituent parts 
has changed repeatedly, with individual territories joining together 
or breaking apart. Thus, Germany’s boundaries, and what it means to 

A Complete Guide to Programming in C++

This book was written for readers interested in learning the C++ programming

language from scratch, and for both novice and advanced C++ programmers

wishing to enhance their knowledge of C++. It was our goal from the beginning to design this text with the capabilities of serving dual markets, as a textbook for students and as a holistic reference manual for professionals.

The C++ language definition is based on the American National Standards Institute ANSI Standard X3J16. This standard also complies with ISO

A First Course in Topology

As a separate branch of mathematics, topology is relatively young. It was isolated as

a collection of methods and problems by Henri Poincare´ (1854–1912) in his pioneering

paper Analysis situs of 1895. The subsequent development of the subject was dramatic

and topology was deeply influential in shaping the mathematics of the twentieth century

and today.

So what is topology? In the popular understanding, objects like the M¨obius band,

the Klein bottle, and knots and links are the first to be mentioned (or maybe the second

A Gentle Introduction to GIS

GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool in environmental management,
retail, military, police, tourism and many other spheres of our daily lives. If you
use a computer or a cell phone, you have probably already used a GIS in some
form without even realising it. Maybe it was a map on a web site, Google
Earth, an information booth or your cell phone telling you where you are.
Proprietary GIS software (software that cannot be freely shared or modified) is
available that will let you do everything we describe in these worksheets and a

A Geography of Russia and it Neighbors

Russia is a country unlike any other. It occupies much of the world’s largest landmass, 
Eurasia; it stretches across 11 time zones and covers over 17 million km2. Its average climate is 
the coldest of any country on earth. Its land is 
extremely varied, with large plains and bogs, forests and deserts, rivers and lakes. Underneath its 
soil are thousands of tons of precious and semiprecious metals; millions of pounds of iron ore, 
bauxite, and coal; billions of barrels of oil; and 

A Geography of Time

I
have been surrounded by so many helpful and knowledgeable
students, colleagues, and friends that it is difficult to know
where my ideas begin and where theirs leave off. Let me single
out a few of these people for special thanks. I am indebted to the
following for generously providing insights and stories used in this
book: Neil Altman, Stephen Buggie, Kris Eyssell, Alex Gonzalez,
Eric Hickey, James Jones, the late William Kir-Stimon, Shirley
Kirsten, Todd Martinez, Kuni Miyake, Salvatore Niyonzima, Harry

A Human History of the Arctic World

I FIRST BECAME AWARE OF THE ARCTIC during the 1950s,
when I was a teenager whose world was limited to the well-tended
farmlands and tame urban environments of Ontario. It is hard to
remember how exotic most remote places seemed to us in those
days, when air travel was a rare luxury and television offered only a
few blurry channels depicting life in New York, London or occasionally Toronto. The little we knew of distant environments came
mostly from books and movies, and from the imaginary journeys that

A Primer of GIS

The idea behind this book is simple: to put in the hands of people interested
in geographic information systems (GIS), geographic information science,
and geospatial science and engineering a book that provides a broad preparation for later work with geographic information, regardless of background.
Accordingly, this book explains, with a pragmatic approach, the concepts
and practices of geographic information that underpin GIS. It covers what
and how geographic information represents, analyzes, and communicates

A to Z of Earth Scientists

A to Z of Earth Scientists was originally intended
to include only Earth scientists who have made
contributions to our understanding of the Earth
since World War II, with emphasis on those who
are currently active or were recently active. It was
intended that there should be a relatively even
distribution across the subdisciplines as well as
geographically, although it was realized from the
outset that there would be more American scientists included. However, many of the society and
government agency awards are named in honor

A Phenomenology of Landscape Places, Paths and Monuments

This book, in many ways, is an exercise in a 'blurred genre',
involving insights acquired through a reading of works of a
phenomenological approach in philosophy, cultural anthropology, and human geography and recent interpretative work in
archaeology. It is not intended to 'represent' any of these fields,
or individual positions taken within them, but rather aims to set
elements of them to work pragmatically in a consideration of prehistoric landscapes.
The book is divided into two Parts. In the first, Chapter 1 sets

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