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Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry

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Develops a simple non-Euclidean geometry and explores some of its practical applications through graphs, research problems, and exercises. Includes selected answers.

This book has a triple purpose: to develop a very simple, concrete non-Euclidean geometry; to explore a few of its many real-world applications; to pose some of the original, yet accessible research questions that abound in this new geometry. The only prerequisite is some familiarity with Euclidean geometry.

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Eugene F. Krause is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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SELinux: NSA's Open Source Security Enhanced Linux
SELinux: NSA's Open Source Security Enhanced Linux
This small but information-packed book covers the wide range of knowledge needed to secure your system using this respected extension to Linux. SELinux discusses critical topics, such as SELinux concepts and its security model; installation instructions; system and user administration; understanding,...
Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide
Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide

Vaadin is a mature, open-source, and powerful Java framework used to build modern web applications in plain Java. Vaadin brings back the fun of programming UI interfaces to the web universe. No HTML, no CSS, no JavaScript, no XML. Vaadin lets you implement web user interfaces using an object oriented model, similar to desktop technologies...

Practical Data Science with R
Practical Data Science with R

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Practical Data Science with R lives up to its name. It explains basic principles without the theoretical mumbo-jumbo and jumps right to the real use cases you'll face as you collect, curate, and analyze the data crucial to the success of your business. You'll apply the R programming language...


Quick Teambuilding Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes
Quick Teambuilding Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

Every group can benefit from team-building exercises. But sometimes it’s not practical to embark on a full-scale training initiative. Now, supervisors, managers, and team leaders have 50 team-building activities to choose from, all of which can be implemented with no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Readers...

Identity Theft Handbook: Detection, Prevention, and Security
Identity Theft Handbook: Detection, Prevention, and Security
The magnitude of the identity theft and fraud problem is enormous. Identity fraud was identified as one of the top priorities of the Department of Justice, just prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Naturally, everyone’s priorities changed after 9/11. The impact of identity theft and identity fraud is reaching a proportion and a level of...
Survey of Accounting (Available Titles Cengagenow)
Survey of Accounting (Available Titles Cengagenow)
Survey of Accounting, Fifth Edition, is designed for a one-term introductory accounting course. It provides an overview of the basic topics in financial and managerial accounting, without the extraneous accounting principles topics that must be skipped or otherwise modified to fit into a one-term course. Written for students...
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