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8. Matrices and groups

8. Matrices and groups  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0008
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9780198732822
‘Matrices and groups’ continues with the example of geometric matrix products to see what happens when we compose the mappings involved. It explains several features, including the identity ... More
7. Introduction to matrices

7. Introduction to matrices  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0007
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9780198732822
Matrices represent the central algebraic vehicle for advanced computation throughout mathematics as well as the physical and social sciences. ‘Introduction to matrices’ explains that ... More
Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Algebra: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.001.0001
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book
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9780198732822
Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems in which some quantities are unknown. Now, ... More
1. The nature of cells

1. The nature of cells  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0001
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9780199578757
What makes a cell? ‘The nature of cells’ considers the cell ℄ the smallest unit of life ℄ by looking at basic cell characteristics, membranes and cell walls, and the interior of the cell. ... More
8. Where are we going? Networks and the brain

8. Where are we going? Networks and the brain  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0008
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9780198754046
Applied mathematics sits at the convergence of collaborative modelling and data research. Its role is fundamental to how we understand our world and develop new technologies. Many applied ... More
7. Mathematics, what is it good for? Quaternions, knots, and more DNA

7. Mathematics, what is it good for? Quaternions, knots, and more DNA  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0007
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9780198754046
Mathematics has an important place in society, but one that is not always obvious. ‘Mathematics, what is it good for? Quarternions, knots, and more DNA’ considers examples of mathematical ... More
5. Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects

5. Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0005
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9780198727668
‘Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects’ considers how project management was transformed in the 1980s and 1990s to manage innovation in increasingly competitive global markets. The ‘lean’ ... More
3. From Manhattan to the Moon

3. From Manhattan to the Moon  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0003
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The real breakthrough in the management and organization of large, complex projects can be traced back to the Second World War Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, and the ... More
6. London’s megaproject ecology

6. London’s megaproject ecology  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0006
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9780198727668
‘London’s megaproject ecology’ describes some of the infrastructure megaprojects recently undertaken in London to illustrate some of the different ways of organizing projects. These include ... More
9. Determinants and matrices

9. Determinants and matrices  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0009
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9780198732822
‘Determinants and matrices’ explains that in three dimensions, the absolute value of the determinant det(A) of a linear transformation represented by the matrix A is the multiplier of ... More
8. Population pyramids and projections

8. Population pyramids and projections  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0008
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9780198725732
‘Population pyramids and projections’ describes a key concept within demography—the population pyramid. The age pyramid represents the distribution of a population by age and sex. It ... More
2. The light dawns

2. The light dawns  

John Polkinghorne

in Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775598
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802521.003.0002
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9780192802521
‘The light dawns’ describes the period in 1925 and 1926 when modern quantum theory became fully fledged. German theorist Werner Heisenberg, working on spectroscopy, developed matrix ... More

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