May 11, 2008

Essential Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum mechanics - central not only to physics, but also to chemistry, materials science, and other fields - is notoriously abstract and difficult. Essential Quantum Mechanics is a uniquely concise and explanatory book that fills the gap between introductory and advanced courses, between popularizations and technical treatises. By focusing on the fundamental structure, concepts, and methods of quantum mechanics, this introductory yet sophisticated work emphasizes both physical and mathematical understanding. A modern perspective is adopted throughout - the goal, in part, being to gain entry into the world of 'real' quantum mechanics, as used by practicing scientists. With over 60 original problems, Essential Quantum Mechanics is suitable as either a text or a reference. It will be invaluable to physics students as well as chemists, electrical engineers, philosophers, and others whose work is impacted by quantum mechanics, or who simply wish to better understand this fascinating subject.

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The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd; 2nd Revised, 10th Anniversary Ed edition (September 13, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1857883993
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857883992
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 1 inches

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux is a state-of-the-art operating system, and you need a book that’s just as advanced. Along with being the most comprehensive reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux® also provides extensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book.

This book delivers…

  • Deeper coverage of the command line and the GNOME GUI, including GUI customization
  • Coverage of important Ubuntu topics, such as sudo and the new Upstart init daemon
  • More practical coverage of file sharing with Samba, NFS, and FTP
  • More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache, exim4, and DNS/BIND
  • More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup using firestarter and iptables, as well as a full chapter on OpenSSH and an appendix on security
  • Deeper coverage of “meat-and-potatoes” system and network administration tasks–from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel
  • A more practical introduction to writing bash shell scripts
  • Complete instructions on how to keep your Linux system up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window
  • And much more...including a 500+ term glossary, five detailed appendixes, and a comprehensive index to help you find what you need fast.
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Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life

Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life

In this fully revised second edition of Understanding Probability, the reader can learn about the world of probability in an informal way. The author demystifies the law of large numbers, betting systems, random walks, the bootstrap, rare events, the central limit theorem, the Bayesian approach and more. This second edition has wider coverage, more explanations and examples and exercises, and a new chapter introducing Markov chains, making it a great choice for a first probability course. But its easy-going style makes it just as valuable if you want to learn about the subject on your own, and high school algebra is really all the mathematical background you need.

A First Course in Mathematical Analysis

A First Course in Mathematical Analysis Free Ebook Download

Mathematical Analysis (often called Advanced Calculus) is generally found by students to be one of their hardest courses in Mathematics. This text uses the so-called sequential approach to continuity, differentiability and integration to make it easier to understand the subject.Topics that are generally glossed over in the standard Calculus courses are given careful study here. For example, what exactly is a 'continuous' function? And how exactly can one give a careful definition of 'integral'? The latter question is often one of the mysterious points in a Calculus course - and it is quite difficult to give a rigorous treatment of integration! The text has a large number of diagrams and helpful margin notes; and uses many graded examples and exercises, often with complete solutions, to guide students through the tricky points. It is suitable for self-study or use in parallel with a standard University course on the subject.

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May 10, 2008

iPhone: The Missing Manual

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The iPhone's finger-driven interface seems natural and obvious. But when you really think about it, making it seem that way was no easy task. There are no menus in the iPhone software, for example, and no checkboxes or radio buttons. Everything on the screen has to be big enough for a fleshy fingertip.

On the other hand, the finger makes an outstanding pointing device; heck, you've been pointing with it all your life. It's much faster to scroll diagonally with a fingertip, for example, than with fussy adjustments on two different scroll bars.

Here, then, are some of the iPhone's unadvertised taps, double-taps, and other shortcuts, all culled from iPhone: The Missing Manual.

Programming for the Series 60 Platform and Symbian OS

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The Series 60 platform is a smartphone platform designed for Symbian OS. It supports mobile browsing, multimedia messaging (MMS) and content downloading, as well as a host of personal information management and telephony applications.

'Programming for the Series 60 Platform and Symbian OS' integrates all necessary information for application development into one document, including software design, graphics and user interface programming, communications and Java programming on Series 60.

  • Includes extensive code examples.
  • Associated web site includes Series 60 SDK, code examples and more.
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Bluetooth Essentials For Programmers

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This book provides an introduction to Bluetooth programming, with a specific focus on developing real code. The authors discuss the major concepts and techniques involved in Bluetooth programming, with special emphasis on how they relate to other networking technologies. They provide specific descriptions and examples for creating applications in a number of programming languages and environments including Python, C, Java, GNU/Linux, Windows XP, Symbian Series 60, and Mac OS X. No previous experience with Bluetooth is assumed, and the material is suitable for anyone with some programming background. The authors place special emphasis on the essential concepts and techniques of Bluetooth programming, starting simply and allowing the reader to quickly master the basic concepts before addressing advanced features.

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SQL For Dummies

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Many database management system (DBMS) tools run on a variety of hardware platforms. The differences among the tools can be many, but all serious products have one thing in common: They support data access and manipulation in SQL, the industry-standard language specifically designed to enable people to create and manage databases. If you know SQL, you can build relational databases and get useful information out of them.
Relational database management systems are vital to many organizations. People often think that creating and maintaining these systems are extremely complex activities รข€“ the domain of database gurus who possess enlightenment beyond that of ordinary mortals. Well, SQL For Dummies, 5th Edition, sweeps away the database mystique.

Written in easy-to-understand terms and updated with the latest information on SQL, this handy reference shows you step-by-step how to make your database designs a reality using SQL:2003. But you don't have to be a database newbie to find value in SQL For Dummies, 5th Edition; even if you have some experience designing and creating databases, you may discover a few things you didn't know about.

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PHP 5 For Dummies

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Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular open source Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style
-- PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage has grown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past two years
-- PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and can be embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamic Web pages for e-commerce sites and other Web applications; a database-friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL, mSQL, Oracle, and other databases
-- Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP's features make it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for three of the most common applications: interactive Web sites, database storage, and common operating system tasks

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May 9, 2008

Scientific American - April 2008

Scientific American - April 2008 Free Ebook Download

Cisco IP Routing Fundamentals

Cisco IP Routing Fundamentals Free Ebook Download

A comprehensive introduction to routing concepts and protocols in IP networks.

Comprehensive review of the operational mechanics of today's leading routing protocols, including IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, and RIP-2
Detailed explanation of IP addressing, including classful and classless addresses, subnetting, supernetting, Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR), and Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)
Side-by-side comparisons of various LAN segmentation technologies, including bridges, switches, and routers
Exploration of how routers are used to build wide area networks
Examination of the future of routing, including IPv6, next generation routing protocols, host-based routing, and IP Switching

IP Routing Fundamentals is the definitive introduction to routing in IP networks. This comprehensive guide explores the mechanics of routers, routing protocols, network interfaces, and operating systems.

This reference provides essential background information for network professionals who are deploying and maintaining LANs and WANs, as well as IT managers who are seeking information on how evolving internetworking technology will affect future networks. Part I discusses the many roles routers play in networks, Part II talks about the inner working of routers, Part III works with the operational issues of routing protocols, and Part IV addresses implementation issues that provide practical insight, in addition to a discussion of the future of routing.

May 8, 2008

Gray Hat Hacking, 2nd Edition

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Uncover, plug, and ethically disclose security flaws

Prevent catastrophic network attacks by exposing security flaws, fixing them, and ethically reporting them to the software author. Fully expanded to cover the hacker's latest devious methods, Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Second Edition lays out each exploit alongside line-by-line code samples, detailed countermeasures, and moral disclosure procedures. Find out how to execute effective penetration tests, use fuzzers and sniffers, perform reverse engineering, and find security holes in Windows and Linux applications. You'll also learn how to trap and autopsy stealth worms, viruses, rootkits, adware, and malware.


May 5, 2008

Integrate Any Function Online for Free!

I'm sure that any student of calculus would have encountered close to impossible looking problems in his daily life. Well, lets face it. Integration isn't that easy. Like they've taught us from the beginning, not all functions can be integrated.

So, what would you do if no one is able to tackle a problem ? Even your Math professor ? You take up Scilab, huh ? But what if its not available ? I'll tell what you should do. And its a lot easier. So easy that I got addicted to it.

Here's the deal. The nice guys at Wolfram Research have released a free online tool called "Wolfram Integrator" which, obviously, integrates the functions that we enter. It uses complex algebra and different methods to arrive to its answer. It uses the revolutionary "Mathematica" engine to deliver accurate answers. So, be sure to check it out at :

May 4, 2008

MIT Physics Lectures by Prof. Walter Lewin

OCW 8.01 is an online compilation of video lectures from MIT which sets its emphasis on Classical Mechanics. These lectures, as part of Open Course Ware project, are free for anyone to use.

Prof. Walter Lewin, the legendary physics professor discusses the various main topics of Classical Physics with great demonstrations which makes sure that you've got your concepts crystal clear !

Here's a small promo of Prof. Walter Lewin :

So, here are some of the links :

  1. OCW 8.01 - Classical Physics.
  2. OCW 8.02 - Electricity & Magnetism.
  3. OCW 8.03 - Vibrations & Waves.
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Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Probability and Statistics

Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Probability and Statistics

ISBN: 0070602204
Title: Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Probability and Statistics (Schaum's outline series in mathematics)
Author: Murray R. Spiegel
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill
Publication Date: 1975-06
Number Of Pages: 304

How to View DjVu Files

DjVu is a document format which is not very popular in the computing world. But, face it. There are a lot of exciting books in the DjVu format. So, I thought it would be helpful if I show you how to open these books in your machines right away. I think this will help save some minutes of your life.

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Almost 99% computer users are familiar with the popular PDF format. For those who don't, PDF is a document format used to contain rich documents. It can be identified by the ".pdf" extension.
Portable Document Format documents, abbreviated as PDF documents, is supported in most platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac etc and even in mobiles with Symbian OS.

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Problems in General Physics - I.E.Irodov + Solutions

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The problems in this book challenges even the best brains in the world. It mostly tests the fundamentals of your knowledge in basic Physics. Some problems may be very tricky and may require the use of principles across two or more topics in Physics. Don't be surprised if I told you that some problems may take a day or more to solve. In the end, this book will prepare you well to take any and toughest examination in the world, in basic Physics. A 'must have' for any Physics lover !!

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University Physics

University Physics Free Ebook Download

With its time-tested problems, pioneering conceptual and visual pedagogy, and next-generation media package, the Eleventh Edition of Young and Freedman's University Physics is the classic physics book with an eye on the future. Using Young & Freedman's research-based ISEE (Identify, Set up, Execute, Evaluate) problem-solving strategy, readers develop the physical intuition and problem-solving skills required to tackle the book's extensive high-quality problem sets that have been developed and refined over the past five decades. The completely redesigned, pedagogically consistent artwork and diagrams integrate seamlessly with the book to help readers better visualize key concepts. For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in physics.

May 3, 2008

Inorganic Chemistry (Instant Notes Series) - P. A. Cox

Inorganic Chemistry Free Ebook Download(Instant Notes Series) - P. A. Cox

ISBN: 0387916040
Title: Inorganic Chemistry (Instant Notes Series)
Author: P. A. Cox
Publisher: BIOS Scientific Publishers
Publication Date: 2000-01-15
Number Of Pages: 261

A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (6th Ed)

A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (6th Edition) - Peter Sykes

ISBN: 0582446953
Title: A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (6th Edition)
Author: Peter Sykes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 1996-02-09
Number Of Pages: 416
Average Amazon Rating: 3.5