Books on Mathematics
Geometric Modeling, Third Edition 

Geometric Modeling, Third Edition
Michael E. Mortenson
452 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: 2006
OVERVIEW
Completely updated to include the most recent developments in the field, the third edition like the two previous editions, emphasizes clarity and thoroughness in the mathematical development of its subjects. It is written in a style that is free of jargon of special applications, while integrating the three important functions of geometric modeling: to represent elementary forms (curves, surfaces, and solids), to shape and assemble these into complex forms, and to determine geometric properties and relationships. With hundreds of illustrations, this unique book appeals to the readers visual and intuitive skills in a way that makes it easier to understand its more abstract concepts. Upperdivision and graduate students, teachers, and professionals studying, teaching or practicing geometric modeling, 3D modeling, computational geometry, computer graphics applications, animation, CAD/CAM, and related subjects will find this to be a very valuable reference.
FEATURES
* Describes and compares all the important mathematical methods for modeling curves, surfaces, and solids.
* Prepares the reader for more advanced topics, such as 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, animation, and scientific visualization.
* Incorporates references throughout the text to direct the reader to more specialized treatments of the subjects.
* Carefully designed illustrations and exercises support each mathematical concept presented.
* Offers hundreds of exercises to test the readers comprehension.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Curves
Hermite Curves
Bezier Curves
BSpline Curves
Surfaces
Bicubic Hermite Surfaces
Bezier Surfaces
BSpline Surfaces
Solids
Complex Model Construction
Geometric Properties
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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 Geometric Modeling, 3rd Edition 
Technical Shop Mathematics, Third Edition 

Technical Shop Mathematics, Third Edition
Thomas Achatz and John G. Anderson, with contributions by Kathleen McKenzie
600 pages, Illustrated, 8 X 10
Published: November, 2005
OVERVIEW
Completely revised and updated, the intent of this new edition is to provide students with the geometric and trigonometric concepts needed to solve problems commonly encountered in technical and trade occupations. Technical Shop Mathematics begins with arithmetic and then presents basic mathematical manipulations, geometry, elementary trigonometry, and graphing. Practical explanations, problem solving techniques, examples, and exercises are provided throughout; and emphasis is placed on applicationsmaking it an ideal resource for standard lecture courses or guided selfpaced study.
FEATURES
* Contains a larger, easier to read twocolor format with improved flow between topics.
* Provides clear explanations that build on the strengths which have made this book a standard for more than 25 years.
* Includes an introduction to Statistics which is needed for many technical trades and not offered in most similar texts.
* Presents sufficient material for a very full onesemester course or for two standard lecture courses.
CONTENTS
* Section 1: Arithmetic  Introduction. Common Fractions. Decimal Fractions. Metric (SI) and English Units: Measurement of length and weight. Operations with Percents. Ratio and Proportion. Meaures of Central Tendency. Powers and Roots.
* Section 2: Algebra  Fundamentals of Algebra. Factoring Algebraic Expressions and Radicals. Logarithms.
* Section 3: Geometry  Lines, Angles, and Plane Figures. Triangles. Other Axioms, Postulates, and Theorems. Perimeter and Surface Area, Introduction. Circle. Volume. Metric (SI) and English Units: Measurement of area, volume and angle.
* Section 4: Trigonometry Right Angle Trigonometry. Oblique Angle Trigonometry.
* Section 5: Shop Problems (HandsOn) Shop Trigonometry. Measuring Instruments, The Vernier Scale. Transforming and Solving Shop Formulas. Proportions and Ration. Temperature Measurement.
* Appendices: List of Axioms, Postulates, and Theorems.
* Glossary.
* Answers to Odd Numbered Problems.
* Index.

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 Technical Shop Mathematics, 3rd Edition 
Fundamentals of Forecasting Using Excel 

Fundamentals of Forecasting Using Excel
Kenneth Lawrence/Ronald K Klimberg/Sheila M Lawrence
300 pages, Illustrated
Published: January, 2009
Forecasting is an integral part of almost all business enterprises. This book provides readers with the tools to analyze their data, develop forecasting models and present the results in Excel. Progressing from data collection, data presentation, to a stepbystep development of the forecasting techniques, this essential text covers techniques that include but not limited to time seriesmoving average, exponential smoothing, trending, simple and multiple regression, and BoxJenkins. And unlike other products of its kind that require either highpriced statistical software or Excel addins, this book does not require such software. It can be used both as a primary text and as a supplementary text.
* Highlights the use of Excel screen shots, data tables, and graphs.
* Features Full Scale Use of Excel in Forecasting without the Use of Specialized Forecast Packages
* Includes Excel templates.
* Emphasizes the practical application of forecasting.
* Provides coverage of Special Forecasting, including New Product Forecasting, Network Models Forecasting, Links to Input/Output Modeling, and Combination of Forecasting.
Table of Contents:
* Introduction to Forecasting
* Summarizing and Displaying Data in Excel
* Basic Time Series Analysis
* Forecasting Performance Measurements, Tracking Signals, and Randomness Tests
* Advanced Time Series Forecasting Techniques
* Simple Linear Regression Analysis in Forecasting
* Multiple Linear Regression Analysis in Forecasting
* Markovian Forecasting Models
* Diffusion Modeling and Forecasting
* Miscellaneous Forecasting Models

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