Downing, Douglas
Overview
Works:  70 works in 295 publications in 2 languages and 16,185 library holdings 

Genres:  Dictionaries Encyclopedias 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA76.15, 519.5 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Douglas Downing
Dictionary of computer and Internet terms by
Douglas Downing(
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54 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This dictionary presents more than 3200 key computer terms with definitions and includes descriptions of programming concepts
54 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This dictionary presents more than 3200 key computer terms with definitions and includes descriptions of programming concepts
Algebra, the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the fundamentals of algebra, including explanations of equations, negative numbers, exponents, roots, functions, graphs, and logarithms
15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the fundamentals of algebra, including explanations of equations, negative numbers, exponents, roots, functions, graphs, and logarithms
Calculus the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers all firstyear calculus topics and includes practice exercises
11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers all firstyear calculus topics and includes practice exercises
Trigonometry, the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the principles of trigonometry and includes practice exercises with answers
10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the principles of trigonometry and includes practice exercises with answers
Statistics the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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13 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the basics of statistics includes discussions of probability, random variables, the law of large numbers, and statistical estimation
13 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the basics of statistics includes discussions of probability, random variables, the law of large numbers, and statistical estimation
Business statistics by
Douglas Downing(
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17 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This updated title in Barron's Business Review series shows how to apply statistical methods to a variety of business situations in order to produce enlightening and profitable information. Topics covered include probability and hypothesis testing, random variables, polls and sampling, multiple linear regression, analyzing business data, decision theory, and more. Business Review books are designed for classroom use, but are also valuable as selfteaching volumes for businesspersons engaged in various fields. When used in college business courses, these titles make fine supplements to main textbooks. Instructors in adult education and brushup programs often choose these books as their main classroom text. Each title includes review questions with answers.  Publisher
17 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This updated title in Barron's Business Review series shows how to apply statistical methods to a variety of business situations in order to produce enlightening and profitable information. Topics covered include probability and hypothesis testing, random variables, polls and sampling, multiple linear regression, analyzing business data, decision theory, and more. Business Review books are designed for classroom use, but are also valuable as selfteaching volumes for businesspersons engaged in various fields. When used in college business courses, these titles make fine supplements to main textbooks. Instructors in adult education and brushup programs often choose these books as their main classroom text. Each title includes review questions with answers.  Publisher
Barron's EZ algebra by
Douglas Downing(
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6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics covered in this detailed review of algebra include general rules for dealing with numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, systems of two equations, quadratic equations, circles, ellipses, parabolas, polynomials, numerical series, permutations, combinations, the binomial formula, proofs by mathematical induction, exponential functions and logarithms, simultaneous equations and matrices, and imaginary numbers. Exercises follow each chapter with answers at the end of the book
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics covered in this detailed review of algebra include general rules for dealing with numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, systems of two equations, quadratic equations, circles, ellipses, parabolas, polynomials, numerical series, permutations, combinations, the binomial formula, proofs by mathematical induction, exponential functions and logarithms, simultaneous equations and matrices, and imaginary numbers. Exercises follow each chapter with answers at the end of the book
Dictionary of mathematics terms by
Douglas Downing(
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17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 700 definitions of terms used in algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, logic, computer, math, and calculus
17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 700 definitions of terms used in algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, logic, computer, math, and calculus
Dictionary of computer terms by
Michael A Covington(
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23 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barron's EZ calculus by
Douglas Downing(
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5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author of this imaginative selfteaching book tells an entertaining story about travels in the fictional land of Carmorra. In the process he introduces a series of problems and solves them by applying principles of calculus. Readers are introduced to derivatives, natural logarithms, exponential functions, differential equations, and much more. Skillbuilding exercises are presented at the end of every chapter ..."Publisher's description
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author of this imaginative selfteaching book tells an entertaining story about travels in the fictional land of Carmorra. In the process he introduces a series of problems and solves them by applying principles of calculus. Readers are introduced to derivatives, natural logarithms, exponential functions, differential equations, and much more. Skillbuilding exercises are presented at the end of every chapter ..."Publisher's description
Barron's EZ statistics by
Douglas Downing(
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3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents charts, graphs, diagrams, line illustrations, and explanations of random variables, probability, distributions, polls and sampling, linear regression, and other statistics topics, with exercises and practice questions to help check understanding of basic concepts
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents charts, graphs, diagrams, line illustrations, and explanations of random variables, probability, distributions, polls and sampling, linear regression, and other statistics topics, with exercises and practice questions to help check understanding of basic concepts
Barron's EZ trigonometry by
Douglas Downing(
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3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This selfinstruction book explains angles and triangles, and demonstrates the solutions to right triangle problems. Chapters that follow deal with trigonometric functions of sine, cosine, and tangent, radian measures, Pythagorean and other trigonometric identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, waves, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, spherical trigonometry, polynomial approximation for sin x and cos x, and more. Exercises follow every chapter with answers given at the back of the book. Barron's continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now renamed Barron's EZ Series. The new cover designs reflect the books' brandnew page layouts, which feature extensive twocolor treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning EZ. Barron's EZ books are selfteaching manuals focused to improve students' grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college101 standards. In addition to their selfteaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. EZ books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This selfinstruction book explains angles and triangles, and demonstrates the solutions to right triangle problems. Chapters that follow deal with trigonometric functions of sine, cosine, and tangent, radian measures, Pythagorean and other trigonometric identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, waves, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, spherical trigonometry, polynomial approximation for sin x and cos x, and more. Exercises follow every chapter with answers given at the back of the book. Barron's continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now renamed Barron's EZ Series. The new cover designs reflect the books' brandnew page layouts, which feature extensive twocolor treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning EZ. Barron's EZ books are selfteaching manuals focused to improve students' grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college101 standards. In addition to their selfteaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. EZ books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid
Statistics, the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer programming in BASIC the easy way : an introduction to computer programming by
Douglas Downing(
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8 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the principles of computer programming in BASIC and includes exercises with answers
8 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the principles of computer programming in BASIC and includes exercises with answers
Forgotten statistics : a selfteaching refresher course by
Douglas Downing(
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4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of computer terms by
Douglas Downing(
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2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantitative methods by
Douglas Downing(
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4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom, opportunity, and security : economic policy and the political system by
Douglas Downing(
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5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom, Opportunity, and Security is a book on government economic policy which will have some appeal to both sides of the political divide. The book starts from basic principles to develop the case for a free economy, and then presents the case for policies to provide opportunity and security. However, all policies are subject to the reality constraint that the average real wage equals the average level of productivity. Downing's incisive analysis considers many questions in regard to economic policy. For instance, why Keynesians are right that aggregate demand stabilization is crucial, but wrong to think that discretionary policy is the best way to achieve it. He also answers why government debt could be good or could be bad, depending on what it is used for and how it will be paid back. He analyzes how greedy lenders caused the mortgage crisis, but that greed alone cannot explain why lenders would carelessly lend heedless of the prospects for repayment. Additionally, he explores how concentrated economic power is a problem, but there is risk that government policy ostensibly exercised to benefit the powerless can in fact be twisted to further enrich the rich. Downing offers a comprehensive analysis of every level of economic policy and government structure. Even when we know the best economic policy, there is a problem if the political system rewards candidates who support narrowinterest policies more than generalinterest policies. This book offers strategies to improve our dysfunctional presidential nomination system and uncompetitive congressional elections
5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom, Opportunity, and Security is a book on government economic policy which will have some appeal to both sides of the political divide. The book starts from basic principles to develop the case for a free economy, and then presents the case for policies to provide opportunity and security. However, all policies are subject to the reality constraint that the average real wage equals the average level of productivity. Downing's incisive analysis considers many questions in regard to economic policy. For instance, why Keynesians are right that aggregate demand stabilization is crucial, but wrong to think that discretionary policy is the best way to achieve it. He also answers why government debt could be good or could be bad, depending on what it is used for and how it will be paid back. He analyzes how greedy lenders caused the mortgage crisis, but that greed alone cannot explain why lenders would carelessly lend heedless of the prospects for repayment. Additionally, he explores how concentrated economic power is a problem, but there is risk that government policy ostensibly exercised to benefit the powerless can in fact be twisted to further enrich the rich. Downing offers a comprehensive analysis of every level of economic policy and government structure. Even when we know the best economic policy, there is a problem if the political system rewards candidates who support narrowinterest policies more than generalinterest policies. This book offers strategies to improve our dysfunctional presidential nomination system and uncompetitive congressional elections
Computer programming in Pascal the easy way by
Douglas Downing(
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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