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  1. Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application / 3E
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    Author: James M. Fiore
    Year: 2018
    Publisher: Autoedición
    Pages: 591
    Size: 13.39 Mbs (pdf)
    Language: english

    The goal of this text, as its name implies, is to allow the reader to become proficient in the analysis and design of circuits utilizing modern linear ICs. It progresses from the fundamental circuit building blocks through to analog/digital conversion systems. The text is intended for use in a second year Operational Amplifiers course at the Associate level, or for a junior level course at the Baccalaureate level. In order to make effective use of this text, students should have already taken a course in basic discrete transistor circuits, and have a solid background in algebra and trigonometry, along with exposure to phasors. Calculus is used in certain sections of the text, but for the most part, its use is kept to a minimum. For students without a calculus background, these sections may be skipped without a loss of continuity. (The sole exception to this being Chapter Ten, Integrators and Differentiators, which hinges upon knowledge of calculus). In writing this text, I have tried to make it ideal for both the teacher and the student. Instead of inundating the student with page after page of isolated formulas and collections of disjunct facts and figures, this text relies on building a sound foundation first. While it may take just a little bit longer to “get into” the operational amplifier than a more traditional approach, the initial outlay of time is rewarded with a deeper understanding and better retention of the later material. I tried to avoid creating formulas out of thin air, as is often done for the sake of expediency in technical texts. Instead, I strove to provide sufficient background material and proofs so that the student is never left wondering where particular formulas came from, or worse, coming to the conclusion that they are either too difficult to understand completely, or are somehow "magic"

  2. The Zakon Series on Mathematical Analysis: Basic Concepts of Mathematics
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    Author: Elias Zakon
    Year: 2001
    Publisher: University of Windsor
    Pages: 208
    Size: 1.56 Mbs (pdf)
    Language: english

    This book helps the student complete the transition from purely manipulative to rigorous mathematics. The clear exposition covers many topics that are assumed by later courses but are often not covered with any depth or organization: basic set theory, induction, quantifiers, functions and relations, equivalence relations, properties of the real numbers (including consequences of the completeness axiom), fields, and basic properties of n-dimensional Euclidean spaces. The many exercises and optional topics (isomorphism of complete ordered fields, construction of the real numbers through Dedekind cuts, introduction to normed linear spaces, etc.) allow the instructor to adapt this book to many environments and levels of students. Extensive hypertextual cross-references and hyperlinked indexes of terms and notation add truly interactive elements to the text.

  3. Learn Programming
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    Author: Antti Salonen
    Year: 2018
    Publisher: Autoedición
    Pages: 465
    Size: 4.63 Mbs (pdf)
    Language: english

    This book is aimed at readers who are interested in software development but have very little to no prior experience. The book doesn’t have any new information compared to what you can find online or in other books; it has two purposes:
    1. It includes what I think is important for software development from a large variety of topics, saving the reader from the dilemma “what should I learn”
    2. It collates relevant information from lots of sources in one book, saving the reader from going through several separate web sites and books
    It aims to contain an overview of almost everything that I think is important for software developers. It doesn’t contain everything; but it should contain enough for the reader to understand software development, and to be able to read about and understand any topic in further detail as needed. The book focuses on teaching the core principles around software development. It uses several technologies to this goal (e.g. C, Python, JavaScript, HTML, etc.) but is not a book about the technologies themselves. The reader will learn the basics (or in some cases more) of various technologies along the way, but the focus is on building a foundation for software development.

  4. Atlas of the World’s Languages Danger
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    Author: Christopher Moseley (Ed.)
    Year: 2010
    Publisher: UNESCO
    Pages: 222
    Size: 28.93 Mbs (pdf)
    Language: english

    UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and the general public, and to be a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level.

  5. The Republic of Cthulhu: Lovecraft, the weid tale, and conspirancy theory
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    Author: Eric Wilson
    Year: 2016
    Publisher: Punctum Books
    Pages: 187
    Size: 3.00 Mbs (pdf)
    Language: english

    If parapolitics, a branch of radical criminology that studies the interactions between public entities and clandestine agencies, is to develop as an academic discipline, then it must develop a coherent theory of aesthetics in order to successfully perform its primary function: to render perceptible extra-judicial phenomena that have hitherto resisted formal classification. Wilson offers the work of H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) as an example of the relevance of subversive literature—in this case, cosmic horror and the weird tale—to the parapolitical criminologist. Cosmic horror is a form of writing that relies heavily upon the epistemological assumption of a radical and irreconcilable disjunction between appearance and reality, perception and truth. In many ways, the well-constructed weird tale strongly resembles the hard-boiled detective story or the noir thriller in that the resolution of the narrative hinges upon a dramatically shattering confrontation with an unspeakable reality. Apart from its obvious utilization of conspiracy theory, the primary attraction of the Lovecraftian text lies with its remarkably sophisticated utilization of two central tropes of classical aesthetic theory—the sublime and the grotesque. Not only does Lovecraft’s oeuvre represent a remarkable use of both of these motifs, but the raw literary power of the Lovecraftian weird tale serves as an outstanding exemplar for the parapolitical scholar to emulate in formulating an alternative mode of discourse, or poetics.