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A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors
A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors
by Daniel Fleisch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.00

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like having your own personal tutor, 18 Nov. 2011
An excellent book that will take you on a steady journey from the world of vectors and their applications, through to non-cartesian coordinate systems, basis vectors and dual vectors, covariant and contravariant components and finally through to tensors themselves. Dr Fleish's skill is in drawing out and communicating at each stage all of the really important insights before moving gradually onto the next topic. There are end of chapter problems with online hints and full solutions. Overall a great text and especially helpful for the independant student.


Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
by J. Storrs Hall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.18

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 1 Sept. 2010
I bought this book based on the other two 5 star reviews and was disappointed enought that I returned the book after a week. The main problem is that author is not sure of his own voice. There is very little by way of solid factual development of the story of AI. Likewise good explanations are sparse. All we seem to have left is a loosely strung together series of remarks and opinions from the author. Hard to learn much from a book with such an approach.
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The Restless Universe
The Restless Universe
by Lambourne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.50

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspire your sense of wonder about the world, 21 Nov. 2008
This review is from: The Restless Universe (Paperback)
This is the first in a superb series of physics books from the Open University. They actually make the text available free online (Google for "Physical World"), but I recommend the book anyway.


The  C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
The C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
by Brian W. Kernighan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £34.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only one you need, 21 Nov. 2008
I learned C from this book back in 1988 having only prior experience in BASIC. Today it's still the book I turn to recap. I thoroughly recommend this book for beginners because you'll learn the right skills from the outset, just take your time.


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