#
La statistique sans formule math matique

Ce manuel présente la statistique d'un point de vue logique avec 150 exercices corrigés et 42 modèles de résolutions par Excel. Idéale pour l'étudiant non mathématicien, cette 3e édition est à jour des dernières modifications de l'INSEE sur les indices.

#
Foundations of Databases

This work presents comprehensive coverage of the foundations and theory of database systems. It is a reference to both classical material and advanced topics, bringing together many subjects including up-to-date coverage of object-oriented and logic databases. Numerous exercises are provided at three levels of difficulty. The book is intended for use by database professionals at all levels of experience, and graduate and senior level students in Advanced Theory of Databases.

#
Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

Statistics Without Maths for Psychology is an essential companion to your psychology course, guiding you through the process of using statistics without mathematical formulae. It gives you the tools to use SPSS to analyse data and provides clear but comprehensive explanations of all the statistical concepts you will need, offering you the opportunity to test your knowledge and practice your skills along the way with activities, exercises and multiple choice questions. Packed with examples, discussion points and handy tips it will enable you to enrich your understanding and avoid feeling like a fish out of water.

#
Incubators of the World

Un état des lieux international sur les incabateurs dans les pays leaders. Une réflexion sur le management et l'organisation des incubateurs, ainsi que sur le rôle de la puissance publique et des entreprises privées.

#
The Ultimate Challenge

The $3x+1$ problem, or Collatz problem, concerns the following seemingly innocent arithmetic procedure applied to integers: If an integer $x$ is odd then ``multiply by three and add one'', while if it is even then ``divide by two''. The $3x+1$ problem asks whether, starting from any positive integer, repeating this procedure over and over will eventually reach the number 1. Despite its simple appearance, this problem is unsolved. Generalizations of the problem are known to be undecidable, and the problem itself is believed to be extraordinarily difficult. This book reports on what is known on this problem. It consists of a collection of papers, which can be read independently of each other. The book begins with two introductory papers, one giving an overview and current status, and the second giving history and basic results on the problem. These are followed by three survey papers on the problem, relating it to number theory and dynamical systems, to Markov chains and ergodic theory, and to logic and the theory of computation. The next paper presents results on probabilistic models for behavior of the iteration. This is followed by a paper giving the latest computational results on the problem, which verify its truth for $x 5.4 \cdot 10^{18}$. The book also reprints six early papers on the problem and related questions, by L. Collatz, J. H. Conway, H. S. M. Coxeter, C. J. Everett, and R. K. Guy, each with editorial commentary. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography of work on the problem up to the year 2000.

#
Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent

When should I change my mind? What can I believe and what must I doubt? In this new "philosophy of good reasons" Wayne C. Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited efforts to answer these questions. Modern dogmas teach that "you cannot reason about values" and that "the job of thought is to doubt whatever can be doubted," and they leave those who accept them crippled in their efforts to think and talk together about whatever concerns them most. They have willed upon us a "befouled rhetorical climate" in which people are driven to two self-destructive extremes—defenders of reason becoming confined to ever narrower notions of logical or experimental proof and defenders of "values" becoming more and more irresponsible in trying to defend the heart, the gut, or the gonads. Booth traces the consequences of modernist assumptions through a wide range of inquiry and action: in politics, art, music, literature, and in personal efforts to find "identity" or a "self." In casting doubt on systematic doubt, the author finds that the dogmas are being questioned in almost every modern discipline. Suggesting that they be replaced with a rhetoric of "systematic assent," Booth discovers a vast, neglected reservoir of "good reasons"—many of them known to classical students of rhetoric, some still to be explored. These "good reasons" are here restored to intellectual respectability, suggesting the possibility of widespread new inquiry, in all fields, into the question, "When should I change my mind?"

#
The Discrepancy Method

The discrepancy method is the glue that binds randomness and complexity. It is the bridge between randomized computation and discrepancy theory, the area of mathematics concerned with irregularities in distributions. The discrepancy method has played a major role in complexity theory; in particular, it has caused a mini-revolution of sorts in computational geometry. This book tells the story of the discrepancy method in a few short independent vignettes. It is a varied tale which includes such topics as communication complexity, pseudo-randomness, rapidly mixing Markov chains, points on the sphere and modular forms, derandomization, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, linear programming and extensions, geometric sampling, VC-dimension theory, minimum spanning trees, linear circuit complexity, and multidimensional searching. The mathematical treatment is thorough and self-contained. In particular, background material in discrepancy theory is supplied as needed. Thus the book should appeal to students and researchers in computer science, operations research, pure and applied mathematics, and engineering.

#
Fundamentals of Language

Jakobson and Halle s initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes distinctive feature theory as the basis of their formal treatment. Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics"

#
The Music of the Primes

An examination of the Riemann Hypothesis considers the modern implications of its solution, noting its potential impact on business, science, and other fields and describing the million-dollar prize currently being offered to whomever can crack its code. Reprint.

#
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.