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Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Algebra: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
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
4. Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set

4. Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set  

Kenneth J. Falconer

in Fractals: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778599
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199675982.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199675982
‘Julia sets and Mandelbrot sets’ explores these frequently visualised fractal species. Complex numbers are imaginary numbers which involve the square root of -1. Plotting squared complex ... More
4. Seismicity—the restless Earth

4. Seismicity—the restless Earth  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198792956
Hundreds of thousands of earthquakes occur worldwide each year, but most of them go unnoticed. Only a few are very destructive. Most earthquakes have a tectonic origin and happen in ... More
5. The algebra of polynomials and cubic equations

5. The algebra of polynomials and cubic equations  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198732822
Polynomials are expressions of the form p(x) = a0 + a1x + a2x2 + ... + anxn ; the number ai is the coefficient of xi , a 0 is the constant ... More
3. Linear equations and inequalities

3. Linear equations and inequalities  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198732822
‘Linear equations and inequalities’ describes how to solve the simpler type of linear equations with one unknown and simultaneous linear equations with two unknowns. It also introduces ... More
3. Fracture zones and transform faults

3. Fracture zones and transform faults  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198728269
‘Fracture zones and transform faults’ introduces fracture zones, huge, long linear scars in the seafloor first mapped in the 1950s, and their interpretation in terms of a new concept, ... More
4. Subduction of oceanic lithosphere

4. Subduction of oceanic lithosphere  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198728269
‘Subduction of oceanic lithosphere’ begins with the notion that for the Earth not to expand, the sum total of new lithosphere made at a spreading centre (or mid-ocean ridge) must be matched ... More
5. Rigid plates of lithosphere

5. Rigid plates of lithosphere  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198728269
‘Rigid plates of lithosphere’ explains that because of the lithosphere’s strength, essentially rigid plates of lithosphere move with respect to one another across the surface of the Earth. ... More

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