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Contents are same as US/UK editions. In its 3rd edition, authors Robert Kaplan and Anthony Atkinson provide leading-edge treatment of innovative manage-ment accounting issues used by major companies throughout the world. The book will appeal to all those who want a systematic management-oriented approach to advance management topics related to management accounting. Each chapter in the text is accompanied by cases to illustrate the concepts discussed.
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Contains leading-edge treatment of innovative management accounting issues used by major companies throughout the world. Advanced Management Accounting provides a systematic management- oriented approach to advanced management topics. Each chapter is accompanied by cases to illustrate the concepts discussed. Written by an authoritative author team known for establishing innovative business standards. Includes an updated chapter on Transfer Pricing to reflect more modern approaches in addition to an entire chapter on Economic Value Added (EVA). Appropriate for business professionals involved in cost accounting and/or management.
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This accessible work aims to inspire the general reader with the wonder and beauty of mathematics - our first native language. To savour mathematics is to feel the same exhilaration that great music inspires - the wonder that something invented by humans is also timeless. The text starts from the basics, moving systematically to the frontiers of the topic. The authors draw on science, literature, history, biography and philosophy, clarifying the knowledge that patterns of mathematics are everywhere.
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Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero was an international best-seller, translated into eight languages. The Times called it "elegant, discursive, and littered with quotes and allusions from Aquinas via Gershwin to Woolf" and The Philadelphia Inquirer praised it as "absolutely scintillating."
In this delightful new book, Robert Kaplan, writing together with his wife Ellen Kaplan, once again takes us on a witty, literate, and accessible tour of the world of mathematics. Where The Nothing That Is looked at math through the lens of zero, The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Tracing a path from Pythagoras, whose great Theorem led inexorably to a discovery that his followers tried in vain to keep secret (the existence of irrational numbers); through Descartes and Leibniz; to the brilliant, haunted Georg Cantor, who proved that infinity can come in different sizes, the Kaplans show how the attempt to grasp the ungraspable embodies the essence of mathematics. The Kaplans guide us through the "Republic of Numbers," where we meet both its upstanding citizens and more shadowy dwellers; and we travel across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet. Along the way, deft character studies of great mathematicians (and equally colorful lesser ones) illustrate the opposed yet intertwined modes of mathematical thinking: the intutionist notion that we discover mathematical truth as it exists, and the formalist belief that math is true because we invent consistent rules for it.
"Less than All," wrote William Blake, "cannot satisfy Man." The Art of the Infinite shows us some of the ways that Man has grappled with All, and reveals mathematics as one of the most exhilarating expressions of the human imagination.
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A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, acclaimed authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean theorem, from ancient Babylon to the present, visiting along the way Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, President James Garfield, and the Freemasons-not to mention the elusive Pythagoras himself, who almost certainly did not make the statement that bears his name.
How can a theorem have more than one proof? Why does this one have more than two hundred-or is it four thousand? The Pythagorean theorem has even more applications than proofs: Ancient Egyptians used it for surveying property lines, and today astronomers call on it to measure the distance between stars. Its generalizations are stunning-the theorem works even with shapes on the sides that aren't squares, and not just in two dimensions, but any number you like, up to infinity. And perhaps its most intriguing feature of all, this tidy expression opened the door to the world of irrational numbers, an untidy discovery that deeply troubled Pythagoras's disciples.
Like the authors' bestselling The Nothing That Is and Chances Are . . .-hailed as "erudite and witty," "magnificent," and "exhilarating"-Hidden Harmonies makes the excitement of mathematics palpable.
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A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics our understanding of the universe would be vastly impoverished. But where did this nothing, this hollow circle, come from? Who created it? And what, exactly, does it mean?
Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero begins as a mystery story, taking us back to Sumerian times, and then to Greece and India, piecing together the way the idea of a symbol for nothing evolved. Kaplan shows us just how handicapped our ancestors were in trying to figure large sums without the aid of the zero. (Try multiplying CLXIV by XXIV). Remarkably, even the Greeks, mathematically brilliant as they were, didn't have a zero--or did they? We follow the trail to the East where, a millennium or two ago, Indian mathematicians took another crucial step. By treating zero for the first time like any other number, instead of a unique symbol, they allowed huge new leaps forward in computation, and also in our understanding of how mathematics itself works.
In the Middle Ages, this mathematical knowledge swept across western Europe via Arab traders. At first it was called "dangerous Saracen magic" and considered the Devil's work, but it wasn't long before merchants and bankers saw how handy this magic was, and used it to develop tools like double-entry bookkeeping. Zero quickly became an essential part of increasingly sophisticated equations, and with the invention of calculus, one could say it was a linchpin of the scientific revolution. And now even deeper layers of this thing that is nothing are coming to light: our computers speak only in zeros and ones, and modern mathematics shows that zero alone can be made to generate everything.
Robert Kaplan serves up all this history with immense zest and humor; his writing is full of anecdotes and asides, and quotations from Shakespeare to Wallace Stevens extend the book's context far beyond the scope of scientific specialists. For Kaplan, the history of zero is a lens for looking not only into the evolution of mathematics but into very nature of human thought. He points out how the history of mathematics is a process of recursive abstraction: how once a symbol is created to represent an idea, that symbol itself gives rise to new operations that in turn lead to new ideas. The beauty of mathematics is that even though we invent it, we seem to be discovering something that already exists.
The joy of that discovery shines from Kaplan's pages, as he ranges from Archimedes to Einstein, making fascinating connections between mathematical insights from every age and culture. A tour de force of science history, The Nothing That Is takes us through the hollow circle that leads to infinity.
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Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? Now, in Out of the Labyrinth, Robert and Ellen Kaplan--the founders of The Math Circle, the popular learning program begun at Harvard in 1994--reveal the secrets behind their highly successful approach, leading readers out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics. Written with the same wit and clarity that made Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is an international bestseller, Out of the Labyrinth offers an engaging and practical guide for parents and educators, and a delight for anyone interested in sharing the pleasures of mathematics. The Kaplans argue that math should be taught as the highest form of intellectual play, an endeavor to be explored and enjoyed by children (or adults) of any age. Enhanced throughout with puzzles, practical equations, and colorful anecdotes from their own classrooms, Out of the Labyrinth will allow students, parents, teachers, and others to wrestle with the...
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Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? The subject can seem convoluted and forbidding. Yet to do mathematics is to wrestle with "accessible mysteries"--and Out of the Labyrinth shows how exhilarating the challenge can be. Robert and Ellen Kaplan are founders of the Math Circle, a pioneering learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 and now spreading around the world. In their classrooms students ages six to sixty have discovered mathematics as the highest form of intellectual play, while exploring topics that range from Roman numerals to quantum mechanics.
The Kaplans reveal the secrets of their highly successful approach, leading readers out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics. Stocked with puzzles, colorful anecdotes, and insights from the authors' own teaching experience, Out of the Labyrinth is both an engaging and practical guide for parents and educators, and a treasure chest of mathematical discoveries. For any reader who has felt the excitement of mathematical discovery--or tried to convey it to someone else--this volume will be a delightful and valued companion.
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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 09 2005 Pages: 548 Publisher: of McGraw-HillAppleton & Lange Why Waste time guessing at what you Need to know for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board exam Maximize your exam preparation Time with this quick-hit question and answer review. The unique question and single-answer format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q & A reviews and reinforces only the correct answers you'll need to know on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. Great for certification and re-certification. this high-yield review for the boards is the perfect compliment to larger texts for intense. streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.
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If you want to improve your students' ability to learn movement combinations, teach dance, and create choreography, then help them get in touch with the musicality in their movements with Rhythmic Training for Dancers.
Rhythmic Training for Dancers and its companion CD-ROM, An Interactive Guide to Music for Dancers, help dancers develop a better understanding of musical time and phrasing, which directly correspond with their dance activities. These materials provide an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the perceptual barrier between dancers and musicians by explaining concepts from both perspectives. Students will
-learn basic concepts of musical time as they apply to dance technique and choreography,
-become aware of how they intuitively use musical time in their dancing, and
-explore rhythmic theory from the musician's perspective. The book follows a step-by-step approach, introducing only a few concepts at a time so that students will comprehend the material. Special exercises are grouped within six categories of study designed to reveal the musicality inherent in movement and the kinetics of rhythm: aural skills, rhythm activities, vocal training, notation, dance technique class and pedagogy, and choreography.
The book also includes material that course instructors can use to incorporate vocal and body percussion exercises throughout the course. In these exercises, each studentwhether a musician or nonmusicianbecomes an active performer in a vocal and body percussion ensemble, exploring expressive soundscapes, aural textures, and rhythm. The exercises illustrate the concepts presented in the book. Plus, students can mix and match the exercises to create longer combinations or performance structures.
Additional student-friendly features include the following:
-Opening quotes from students highlight the concepts covered in each chapter.
-Relevant concepts, vocabulary, and symbols are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
-A running glossary appears in the margins throughout each chapter.
-Apply Your Knowledge headings tell readers what they will learn when they complete an exercise or activity.
-Assessment worksheets help readers test their knowledge.
-Rhythmic applications pose real-world problems to solve through movement.
-CD-ROM boxes throughout the text direct readers to specific sections of the accompanying CD-ROM for further learning and to enhance information in the textbook.
-Discussion questions at the end of parts I and II present actual students' questions, organized by topic. Rhythmic Training for Dancers isn't just theoryit's about how to apply the basic skills and principles of rhythmic musicianship to dance. This text and CD-ROM package will benefit any person who wants to gain a better understanding of the language of music, the kinetics of rhythm, and the poetics of sound.
Accompanying CD-ROM brings concepts to life
An Interactive Guide to Music for Dancers is a companion CD-ROM that makes it even easier for students to understand the concepts presented in Rhythmic Training for Dancers. Engaging and informative, the CD-ROM explores the multifaceted links between the worlds of music and movement. Students can listen to more than 300 audio samples and view 80 video clips that illustrate specific concepts presented in the book.
The CD-ROM is organized in three different sections:
-A Dancer's View, presents video samples of dance technique class combinations.
-A Musician's View, explores rhythm and meter through audio and video samples.
-Practice, presents three self-paced, interactive drills to help students recognize how to divide time by sound; how to convey rhythm, tempo, phrasing, and meter without using words; and how to create musical phrases vocally.
Throughout the program the user may click on highlighted words and INFO buttons that link to supplemental audio or visual information.
Minimum System Requirements
Interactive Guide to Music for Dancers can be installed on either a Windows®-based PC or Macintosh computer.
" 2x CD-ROM drive
" 256 colors
" VGA color monitor
" Sound card
" Speakers
" Mouse
Microsoft® Windows®
" Windows® 95/98
" Windows® NT 4.0
" Windows® 2000
" Windows® XP
" 486 or higher
" QuickTime 5.0
" At least 16 MB RAM with 32 recommended
" 32 MB RAM available
Macintosh®
" PowerMac® 7200 or better recommended
" System 8.x or 9.x
" If System 8.5 or higher is used anti-aliasing for fonts should be turned off. To do this:
" Click on the Apple in the upper left of the menu bar at the top of the screen.
" Select Control Panels, then select Appearance from the list.
" The Appearance window will open, select the fild tab that says Fonts.
" At the botton of the Fonts file, make sure that the Smooth all fonts on screen option is NOT checked. (Click on it if it is checked.)
" Close the Appearance window by clicking on the square in the upper left corner of the window.
" Launch the CD.
" QuickTime 5.0
" 32 MB RAM available
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