No bullshit guide to math and physics

No bullshit guide to math and physics

Often calculus and mechanics are taught as separate subjects. It shouldn't be like that. Learning calculus without mechanics is incredibly boring. Learning mechanics without calculus is missing the point. This textbook integrates both subjects and highlights the profound connections between them. This is the deal. Give me 350 pages of your attention, and I'll teach you everything you need to know about functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, vectors, forces, and accelerations. This book is the only math book you'll need for the first semester of undergraduate studies in science. With concise, jargon-free lessons on topics in math and physics, each section covers one concept at the level required for a first-year university course. Anyone can pick up this book and become proficient in calculus and mechanics, regardless of their mathematical background.

SSC English Language Guide for CGL/ CHSL/ MTS/ GD Constable/ Stenographer

SSC English Language Guide for CGL/ CHSL/ MTS/ GD Constable/ Stenographer

Disha’s SSC English Language Guide is designed for students appearing for SSC exams such as CGL/ CHSL/ MTS/ GD Constable/ Stenographer. It is a kind of book that focusses on mastering techniques to crack these examinations. • Structure of the book: The book has been divided into 18 chapters. Each chapter consists of: Theory with Examples; Level I Exercise; Level II Exercise; Solutions to the 2 levels of exercises • Level I – This level target is to expose the students to solve problems based on the concepts they have learned in theory part. The student develops a good foundation. • Level II – This is a collection of moderate problems which will test a student on the application of the concepts. The problems provide a good platform to develop a very good problem solving aptitude so as to take up the competitive exams. • The detailed solution to each and every question has been provided immediately after at the end of the 2 exercises. • The book contains past questions of various SSC exams.

Smoke & Mirrors

How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It

Smoke & Mirrors

'Stop following the news until you've read Gemma Milne's persuasive analysis of the hype and bullshit that distort our understanding of emerging science. As she shows, the starting point to grasping the genuine opportunities of AI, life sciences and climate tech is a healthy dose of critical thinking' David Rowan, founding editor of WIRED UK and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds 'Couldn't be more timely. Fascinating and vitally important' Jamie Bartlett, author of The People Vs Tech 'A much-needed blast of fresh air! Gemma Milne expertly shows us how to separate the truth from the hype surrounding the emerging techs of today, and those of the near-tomorrow' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: How the Earth Made Us 'I loved this book! This is exactly the sort of sceptical, cut-through-the crap-but-still-excited-about-what's-emerging book around tech innovation that's sorely needed, yet is so hard to find . . . essential reading for anyone who's serious about how real-world advances might be effectively harnessed to build a better future' Dr Andrew Maynard, scientist and author of Films from the Future and Future Rising '[A] vital contribution in a world where technological progress promises so much, but too often disappoints. If, like me, you believe that advances in science and technology are our best hope for solving the grand challenges of our times, this book is the indispensable guide to avoiding the mirages and the charlatans along the way' Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First 'A refreshingly grown-up, clear-headed look at the interaction between science, technology and the media - readable without being dumbed down, acknowledging complexities without being heavy' Tom Chivers, author of The AI Does Not Hate You 'ROBOTS WILL STEAL YOUR JOB!' 'AI WILL REVOLUTIONISE FARMING!' 'GENETIC EDITING WILL CURE CANCER!' Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on. From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. This book is your guide to doing just that.

The Math Tutor

A Novel

The Math Tutor

Sam Butler thinks his life should be about pastern dermatitis, least common denominators and the sophomore pole vaulter from Slovenia. But it isn’t. Sam is a retired widower, who lives a quiet, well-ordered life looking after a small herd of off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Ellen Quincy is a home-schooled ‘tweener, whose family raises chickens on the other side of the highway. Lynda Stratford is a young physics professor from the nearby university. This odd and non-romantic triangle forms in the fall of 2012, and the story follows the three of them for the next six months, a half-year in which Sam’s life is turned inside-out, profoundly and perhaps forever changed. It’s a story about love and friendship, about loyalty and its breach, about what’s lost and what’s found. A story about horses, lasers, and a young girl, wondering about life, death and what follows.

How I Did It

A Fitness Nerd's Guide to Losing Fat and Gaining Lean Muscle

How I Did It

How I Did It is a candid, thorough, science-based approach to losing fat, complete with workout plans and instructions for balancing macronutrients. It's full of personal insight, humor, stoic wisdom, and simple strategies that anyone can implement, no matter how hectic life gets. Do you dream of being lean and fit, but think it's impossible for you? It's absolutely possible and MUCH easier than you think! The key to losing weight is to maintain a caloric deficit. This book helps you calculate a caloric deficit to maximize fat loss and gain muscle without feeling tired and hungry. You don't need to starve yourself to lose fat. It's all about the math, pure and simple. How I Did It teaches you how to create a comfortable deficit of calories that will lead to incredible results. This book tells you how to get the body you've always wanted-no matter your age or current fitness level-without extreme dieting, excessive cardio, boot camp classes, or dangerous supplements. No expensive equipment. No "bro-science" and no crawling across the gym floor on all-fours like an assh*le. If you need a painless, feasible plan for getting in shape, you want to read this book. Losing fat isn't a challenge when you follow the numbers. Everyone's body is different, but there are Universal truths that make or break any fat-loss program for all of us. This book explains the simple science behind building your ideal body based on your goals. Nate Clark spent most of his life wearing a t-shirt in the pool. He's not a personal trainer or a professional athlete. He's not selling you anything else. He's just a guy who finally figured it out, and transformed his body in ways he never thought possible. After 20 years of failed diets and way too much cardio, he discovered the truth about cutting fat and building lean muscle mass. At 40 years old, he's in the best shape of his life. In This Book You'll Discover: ▸ You DON'T need to spend endless hours on a treadmill. Cardio is NOT the key to fat loss! ▸ You DON'T need to waste all your free time in a gym. You can train effectively with a 3-, 4- or 5-day split, ▸ based on YOUR goals. ▸ You DON'T need to spend $250/ month on CrossFit. No more flipping tires in a parking lot! ▸ You CAN achieve your ideal body at any age. Don't let anyone tell you it's genetics or luck or that you need to devote your entire life to fitness. That's bullish*t! ▸ You CAN be lean and muscular while also living your life, spending time with friends and family, and being a regular person. ▸ You CAN increase your energy and feel healthy by optimizing your diet and exercise routine without going to extremes. Buy How I Did It to learn how to achieve the body of your dreams!

Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Philosophy of Pseudoscience

What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.” This issue has a long history in philosophy, stretching as far back as the early twentieth century and the work of Karl Popper. But by the late 1980s, scholars in the field began to treat the demarcation problem as impossible to solve and futile to ponder. However, the essays that Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry have assembled in this volume make a rousing case for the unequivocal importance of reflecting on the separation between pseudoscience and sound science. Moreover, the demarcation problem is not a purely theoretical dilemma of mere academic interest: it affects parents’ decisions to vaccinate children and governments’ willingness to adopt policies that prevent climate change. Pseudoscience often mimics science, using the superficial language and trappings of actual scientific research to seem more respectable. Even a well-informed public can be taken in by such questionable theories dressed up as science. Pseudoscientific beliefs compete with sound science on the health pages of newspapers for media coverage and in laboratories for research funding. Now more than ever the ability to separate genuine scientific findings from spurious ones is vital, and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience provides ground for philosophers, sociologists, historians, and laypeople to make decisions about what science is or isn’t.

The Wire

The Wire


Beyond the Hoax

Science, Philosophy and Culture

Beyond the Hoax

Alan Sokal, best-known for his role in the 'Sokal Hoax', here turns his attention to a new set of targets - pseudo-science, religion, and misinformation in public life. He argues that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of the utmost importance to the survival of the human race in the twenty-first century.