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A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors by Daniel Fleisch
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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 by J. Storrs Hall
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 1 Sep 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.
The Restless Universe by Lambourne
The Restless Universe by Lambourne
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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.

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