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Calculus II for Dummies

Calculus is the great Mount Everest of math. Most of the world is content
to just gaze upward at it in awe. But only a few brave souls attempt the
ascent.
Or maybe not.
In recent years, calculus has become a required course not only for math,
engineering, and physics majors, but also for students of biology, economics,
psychology, nursing, and business. Law schools and MBA programs welcome
students who’ve taken calculus because it requires discipline and clarity of
mind. Even more and more high schools are encouraging the students to

Calculus the Easy Way

Chemical Crystallography

Chemical crystallography is the study of the principles of chemistry behind 
crystals and their use in describing structure-property relations in solids. The 
principles that govern the assembly of crystal and glass structures are described, 
models of many of the technologically important crystal structures are studied, 
and the effect of crystal structure on the various fundamental mechanisms 
responsible for many physical properties are discussed. This new book presents 

Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life

How did life begin on the early Earth? We know that life today is driven by the universal
laws of chemistry and physics. By applying these laws over the past fifty years, enormous progress has been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms that are the
foundations of the living state. For instance, just a decade ago, the first human genome
was published, all three billion base pairs. Using X-ray diffraction data from crystals,
we can see how an enzyme molecule or a photosynthetic reaction center steps through

Chemistry Demystified

Throughout the text I have provided examples for you to work, as well as
quiz, test, and exam questions. All the questions are multiple choice and very
much like those used in standardized tests. There is a short quiz at the end of
each chapter. These quizzes are ‘‘open book.’’ You shouldn’t have much
trouble with them. You can look back at the chapter text to refresh your
memory or check the details of a reaction. Write your answers down and
have a friend or parent check your score with the answers in the back of the

Chemistry From First Principles

The events of 1925/26 that revolutionized physics held out the promise of
solving all problems in chemistry. For physics these events represented the
fastest paradigm shift on record. Many great ideas in science meet with
scepticism and conservative resistance which can delay their acceptance, even
by centuries, as in the case of Copernicus and Galileo. The announcement
in 1925 that the old quantum theory had been decisively swept away by a
fundamentally different profound new understanding of the atomic world was

Chronobiology of Marine Organisms

There is increasing recognition of chronobiology in our understanding of the time-base of ecology, behaviour and physiology of plants
and animals. However, much of the scientific effort so far in this field
of study has focussed on daily and seasonal rhythmicity associated with
solar periodicity of the environment. Impressively, this has led to the
concept of heritable circadian biological clocks and a search for their
molecular basis in the genetic makeup of living systems. Partly because

Climate Change and Forests

I
am delighted and honored to have been invited to write a foreword for this excellent and timely work. It is particularly timely because in December 2007, in a
historic decision, the parties to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), meeting in Bali, Indonesia, decided to include the issue of
avoided deforestation—or “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation” (REDD), as it is known in UNFCCC argot—in the Bali Action Plan. This
plan is the so-called road map for negotiations that aim to develop by 2009 a legal

Climate Change and Forests

I am delighted and honored to have been invited to write a foreword for this excellent and timely work. It is particularly timely because in December 2007, in a
historic decision, the parties to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), meeting in Bali, Indonesia, decided to include the issue of
avoided deforestation—or “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation” (REDD), as it is known in UNFCCC argot—in the Bali Action Plan. This
plan is the so-called road map for negotiations that aim to develop by 2009 a legal

Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Air Pollution

The idea behind this book was the need for a principal collection of all
of the material necessary to understand the legal debates within their
scientific and policy contexts for climate change, ozone depletion and air
pollution. The hope is that this manuscript will help those actively involved
in the negotiations, or those struggling simply to understand the issues
involved. This is a difficult task, as the amount of information coming out
of the respective regimes is monumental. In places, this has got so much,

Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Air Pollution

The idea behind this book was the need for a principal collection of all
of the material necessary to understand the legal debates within their
scientific and policy contexts for climate change, ozone depletion and air
pollution. The hope is that this manuscript will help those actively involved
in the negotiations, or those struggling simply to understand the issues
involved. This is a difficult task, as the amount of information coming out
of the respective regimes is monumental. In places, this has got so much,

Climate Change Biology

Climate Change Politics in Europe

Climate Change — The Science, Impacts and Solutions

Barrie Pittock has been a leading researcher of 
considerable standing worldwide on various 
aspects of climate change. The quality and content 
of research carried out by him has established a 
benchmark that sets the standard for several of his 
peers and provides a model for young researchers.
In this book he has provided a comprehensive 
analysis of various aspects of climate change, which 
he begins by examining the physical and biological 
aspects of climate change and a detailed analysis of 

Climate Cataclysm

Coastal Geomorphology 2nd ed.

This is the second edition of an introduction to
the study of coastal geomorphology that provides a background for people interested in
learning how coastal features (such as cliffs,
beaches, spits or deltas) have developed, and
how they are changing. It is intended for people
coming newly to the subject, for students and
for ecologists, engineers, planners and developers concerned with the coast.
Coastal geomorphology is a broad subject
that has developed rapidly, and now generates

College Algebra Demystified

Early in my teaching career, I realized two seemingly contradictory facts—
that students are fully capable of understanding mathematical concepts but
that many have had little success with mathematics. There are several reasons
people struggle with mathematics. One is a weak background in basic mathematics. Most topics in mathematics are sequential. Weaknesses in any area
will likely cause problems later. Another is that textbooks tend to present
too many concepts at once, keeping students from being able to absorb

Color Atlas of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a dynamic, rapidly growing
field, and the goal of this color atlas is to
illustrate this fact visually. The precise boundaries between biochemistry and related
fields, such as cell biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and pharmacology, are dif cult
to define and, in many cases, arbitrary. This
overlap is not coincidental. The object being
studied is often the same—a nerve cell or a
mitochondrion, for example—and only the
point of view differs.

Commercial Satellite Communication

Information, exchange of knowledge, and communications are of vital importance in economic activity. Policy makers are therefore concentrating on ways 
of acquiring, processing, storing and transmitting information. Telecommunications, as an information conveyor, are critical for influencing the ‘nervous system’ 
of modern society. Users’ needs are continually evolving. Fortunately, systems 
which meet those evolving needs are also emerging. The established terrestrial telecommunications networks tend to be rather slow to respond to these 

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