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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Suggested Books of the Week 25, 2019 | Books - Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

Check out these books below by Cambridge University Press.

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A Student's Guide to General Relativity

 A Student's Guide to General Relativity
This compact guide presents the key features of general relativity, to support and supplement the presentation in mainstream, more comprehensive undergraduate textbooks, or as a re-cap of essentials for graduate students pursuing more advanced studies...

Presuming a familiarity with special relativity (with a brief account in an appendix), it describes how general covariance and the equivalence principle motivate Einstein's theory of gravitation. It then introduces differential geometry and the covariant derivative as the mathematical technology which allows us to understand Einstein's equations of general relativity. The book is supported by numerous worked exampled and problems, and important applications of general relativity are described in an appendix.
• The essential simplicity of the main physical arguments are clearly distinguished from the mathematical technicalities
• Ideally used as a supplementary text, either to navigate through a larger textbook, or to provide a complementary approach
• The book's presentation is complementary to any general relativity textbook

A Student's Guide to Infinite Series and Sequences

 A Student's Guide to Infinite Series and Sequences
Why study infinite series? Not all mathematical problems can be solved exactly or have a solution that can be expressed in terms of a known function. In such cases, it is common practice to use an infinite series expansion to approximate or represent a solution...

The book begins with infinite series and sequences before moving onto power series, complex infinite series and finally onto Fourier, Legendre, and Fourier-Bessel series. With a focus on practical applications, the book demonstrates that infinite series are more than an academic exercise and helps students to conceptualize the theory with real world examples and to build their skill set in this area.
• An informal, plain language approach enables the student to get to grips with the material quickly
• A focus on practical real-world examples ensures a complex topic is accessible for students
• The early introduction of complex numbers allows the reader to apply infinite series to applications that are typically only addressed in high level mathematics courses

Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology

 Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology
Our technologies are progressively developing into algorithmic devices that seamlessly interface with digital personhood. This text discusses the ways in which technology is increasingly becoming a part of personhood and the resulting ethical issues...

The ethical implications of these ideas are important as we consider the cognitive enhancements that can be afforded by our technologies. If people are intimately linked to their technologies, then removing or damaging the technology could be tantamount to a personal attack. On the other hand, algorithmic devices may threaten autonomy and privacy. This book reviews these and other issues.
• Discusses the ways in which technology is increasingly becoming a part of personhood and the resulting ethical issues
• Proposes an ethical framework for a brain-based cyberpsychology
• Considers ethical and neuroethical issues in terms of technologically extended minds

The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence

 The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence
Written by the foremost experts in human intelligence. It not only includes traditional topics, such as the nature, measurement, and development of intelligence, but also contemporary research into intelligence and video games, collective intelligence, emotional intelligence, and leadership intelligence...

The overview provided by this two-volume set leaves virtually no area of intelligence research uncovered, making it an ideal resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals looking for a refresher or a summary of the new developments.
• Provides a comprehensive historical overview of the field of intelligence and intelligence testing
• Contains new topics not to be found elsewhere, such as: intelligence and video games, collective intelligence, leadership intelligence, and the historical evolution of intelligence
• Virtually no area of intelligence research is left untouched

Creativity in Research - Cultivate Clarity, Be Innovative, and Make Progress in your Research Journey

 Creativity in ResearchCultivate Clarity, Be Innovative, and Make Progress in your Research Journey
Creativity is at the heart of successful research, yet researchers are rarely taught how to manage their creative process, and modern academic life is not structured to optimize creativity. Creativity in Research provides concrete guidance on developing creativity for anyone doing or mentoring research...

Simultaneously, they may also transform their emotional relationship with their work, replacing stress and a harsh inner critic with a more open and emotionally empowered attitude.
• Provides concrete exercises and techniques for readers to try
• Combines a focus on emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of research practice
• Uses mindfulness, reflection, and self-awareness as a foundation for creativity in research
• Synthesizes research on the abilities underlying creativity from across a wide array of academic literature

Science, Technology, and Society - New Perspectives and Directions

 Science, Technology, and Society New Perspectives and Directions
This book gathers inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the effects that today's advances in science and technology have on issues ranging from government policy-making to how we see the differences between men and women...

The amount of influence users have on technology development and how non-users are factored in are evaluated as the impact of scientific and technological progression on society is investigated, including politics, economy, family life, and ethics.
• Brings inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the current and future intersections of science, technology, and society
• Reflects on key questions for discussion and research in science and technology studies (STS)
• Gathers experts from STS subfields to give a complete overview of the field and to highlight the cutting-edge topics for research and practice