An Impossible Romance With the Stars: A graphic novel by L.E. Mullin

Harold has a crush on Lettie, her classmate, but Lettie’s dating Joe, also Harold’s classmate. He has a brilliant mind and a rare condition that prevents him from walking, and as he tries to build a flying machine, he realizes his condition advances rapidly. Can Harold fulfill his longtime wish of flying and win Lettie’s heart before it is too late?

Author: L.E. Mullin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 3: Integrals by Robert Ghrist

Finally, a math book that looks GREAT on a phone/tablet screen!This volume is the third in a 4-volume set of CALCULUS BLUE books on multivariable calculus, part of a revolutionary series of graphical Mathematics texts optimized for reading on phone/tablet/kindle devices.Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 3: Integrals continues the journey through multivariable calculus, incorporating all we have learned about linear algebra and multivariate derivatives. Topics covered in this text include:* Riemann sums, Riemann integrals, and the Fubini Theorem* double, triple, and higher-dimensional integrals, with motivations & applications* using integrals to compute averages* using integrals to compute mass, centroids, and centers of mass* moments of inertia, the inertia matrix, and basic solid body mechanics* probability in single and multiple variables; independence and expectation* the variance-covariance matrix and its applications* cylindrical & spherical coordinates* the Changes of Coordinates Theorem and its applications* Gaussians, the Kalman filter, and higher-dimensional geometry Throughout, the text is filled with contemporary applications to data, robotics, mechanics, economics, probability, networks, and biology. Theory and application are brought to life in full eye-scorching color (though a lot of it is blue). This volume consists of 18 chapters (plus a prologue, epilogue, and foreshadowing of volume 4), each containing exercises for practice & deeper understanding, for a total of over 415 pages of mathematics and color and joy and sweat.NOTE! This is graphics intensive, and the file size is quite large. You may want to download it over a wireless connection rather than cellular. Also, although Amazon says this is a “print replica”, there is no printed text this is based on. This book was hand-crafted for electronic format. It looks phenomenal on a modern smart-phone. You can pinch-zoom, use bookmarks, flashcards, and more. Enjoy!

Author: Robert Ghrist

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 2: Derivatives by Robert Ghrist

Finally, a math book that looks GREAT on a phone/tablet screen!

This volume is the second in a 4-volume set of CALCULUS BLUE books on multivariable calculus. It follows the (to be released) CALCULUS RED [introductory] and CALCULUS GREEN [single variable] sets. The resulting color-coded PRIMARY CALCULUS is a revolutionary series of graphical Mathematics texts optimized for reading on phone/tablet/kindle devices.

Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 2: Derivatives uses vector and matrix algebra to understand derivatives and their applications to multivariable calculus. Topics covered in this text include:
* multivariate functions with arbitrary numbers of inputs & outputs
* partial derivatives
* the derivative as a linear transformation on vectors of rates of change
* differentiation rules, including the chain rule as matrix multiplication
* the inverse and implicit function theorems, with applications
* gradients and directional derivatives
* linearization and Taylor expansion of multivariate functions
* optimization of multivariate functions
* applications to linear regression, game theory, & Nash equilibria
* constrained optimization and the Lagrange multiplier
* a hint of deeper applications in optimization theory, dynamical system, & more

Throughout, the text is filled with contemporary applications to robotics, data, mechanics, economics, probability, networks, and biology. Theory and application are brought to life in full eye-scorching color (though a lot of it is blue).

This volume consists of 19 chapters (plus a prologue, epilogue, and foreshadowing of volume 2), each containing exercises for practice, for a total of 425 pages of mathematics and color and joy and sweat.

NOTE! This is graphics intensive, and the file size is quite large. You may want to download it over a wireless connection rather than cellular. Also, although Amazon says this is a “print replica”, there is no printed text this is based on. This book was hand-crafted for electronic format. It looks phenomenal on a modern smart-phone. You can pinch-zoom, use bookmarks, search, and more. Enjoy!

Author: Robert Ghrist

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 1: Vectors & Matrices by Robert Ghrist

Finally, a math book that looks GREAT on a phone/tablet screen!This volume is the first in a 4-volume set of CALCULUS BLUE books on multivariable calculus and is part of a revolutionary series of graphical Mathematics texts optimized for reading on phone/tablet/kindle devices.Calculus BLUE Multivariable Volume 1: Vectors & Matrices introduces vector and matrix algebra in the context of preparing for multivariable calculus. Topics covered in this text include:* curves and surfaces* vectors and coordinates* matrices and matrix algebra* matrix equations and linear systems* row reduction and inverse matrix computation* coordinate changes and bases* determinants and their interpretation and computation* a preview of linear algebra and matrices of partial derivativesThroughout, the text is filled with contemporary applications to robotics, data, mechanics, economics, probability, networks, and biology. Theory and application are brought to life in full eye-scorching color (though a lot of it is blue). This volume consists of 17 chapters (plus a prologue, epilogue, and foreshadowing of volume 2), each containing exercises for practice, for a total of 375 pages of mathematics and color and joy and sweat.NOTE! This is graphics intensive, and the file size is quite large. You may want to download it over a wireless connection rather than cellular. Also, although Amazon says this is a “print replica”, there is no printed text this is based on. This book was hand-crafted for electronic format. It looks phenomenal on a modern smart-phone. You can pinch-zoom, use bookmarks, build custom flashcards, and more. Enjoy!

Author: Robert Ghrist

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Uncle Jack #0 (Origin Issue) by George Ford

PG-13This 40+ page comic book serves as the preamble to the “Uncle Jack” series.”Uncle Jack” #0 is a chock-full collection of comic strips that were originally posted on the Addanac City webcomic site periodically from May 2009 until October 2011.This book gives you the true history of Uncle Jack. Jack Addanac is an escaped convict with a heart of gold and a brain of mush.After escaping from jail, Jack attempts to hide out at his favorite nephew’s home. However, Jack’s brother, Harvey, is not going to stand for that one bit.Can Uncle Jack remain free long enough to teach his delinquent nephew the laws of lawlessness? Can he avoid the women in his life who are ready to hog-tie and strangle him?To find out the answer, order comic right now!

Author: George Ford

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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America’s Army #15: Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation by M. Zachary Sherman

U.S. Army Captain Carter has a lot on his mind… a fierce battle in the North threatens frontline Soldiers but their resupply convoy has been ambushed by Red Coin insurgents. Carter’s QRF team needs to extricate that convoy ASAP but his Platoon Sergeant has been thrown in the stockade. And if that wasn’t enough, a massive storm has grounded flights and threatens the entire mission. Carter will need to make fast, sharp decisions to rescue the Soldiers and get those supplies to the front lines in America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation.

Author: M. Zachary Sherman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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FCBD 2015: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special by Jeff Lemire

Valiant’s 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins right here on Free Comic Book Day! Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics!The year’s can’t-miss celebration officially kicks off on May 2nd in the FCBD 2015: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special – featuring two all-new stories and a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! First, New York Times-bestselling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Butch Guice chronicle the devastating fallout of The Valiant as Bloodshot rises from the ashes to unleash a never-before-seen prelude to Bloodshot Reborn! Then, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval throw down the gauntlet for an action-packed introduction to the world of X-O Manowar and an all-new tale of Dead Hand! Plus: Ninjak; Imperium; Divinity; Ivar, Timewalker; Rai; special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history; and a cavalacade of special surprises!Jump on board here to relive the ground-breaking journey that established Valiant as the largest and most acclaimed independent universe in comics – and witness the action-packed first steps toward 25 more history-making years!

Author: Jeff Lemire

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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