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Weaver, Jefferson Hane

Overview
Works: 31 works in 169 publications in 4 languages and 8,413 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Outlines and syllabi  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC7.5, 530
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jefferson Hane Weaver
The World of physics : a small library of the literature of physics from antiquity to the present by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the writings of scientists to trace the history of science from ancient times to the nineteenth century
The story of physics by Lloyd Motz( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of physics from 2000 years ago to the experimental theories of the 20th century
Conquering statistics : numbers without the crunch by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeff Weaver, acclaimed co-author of Conquering Mathematics, serves as a splendid guide and raconteur, holding our hand as he painlessly walks us through such dreaded terrors as standard deviation and the multiplication rule. In his jocular and inimitable fashion, the empowers us to face and conquer our fears. Drawing on vivid, humorous examples from everyday life, he deflates the looming threat of statistics, while giving new meaning to a construct such as the bulge of the bell curve." "Weaver engagingly covers the most important and practical areas of statistics and applies them to a vast array of circumstances; from showing how random variables affect your chances of winning Lotto to learning how to select a meaningful random sample. Whether you're considering the validity of a national poll or the virtues of a revolutionary and innovative product, this book will prepare you to make informed judgments on the statistical analyses of others, and, moreover, arm you to conduct some random samplings and polls of your own." "Don't be at a disadvantage, hiding behind your fear of numbers, while others benefit on the job and in life. In a highly pressured world, those who base their decisions and moves on robust statistics and sound probability will have a winning edge on the competition. Conquering Statistics offers an invaluable opportunity to grasp what too long has seemed elusive and to turn new found knowledge into personal gain."--Jacket
The atomic scientists : a biographical history by Henry A Boorse( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the atom through detailed biographies of its famous and lesser-known proponets
The concepts of science from Newton to Einstein by Lloyd Motz( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering mathematics : from arithmetic to calculus by Lloyd Motz( Book )

9 editions published between 1191 and 1993 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have designed and written this book. not as a text nor for the professional mathematician. but for the general reader who is naturally attracted to mathematics as a great intellec tual challenge. and for the special reader whose work requires him to have a deeper understanding of mathematics than he acquired in school. Readers in the first group are drawn to mental recreational activities such as chess. bridge. and various types of puzzles. but they generally do not respond enthusiastically to mathematics because of their unhappy learning experiences with it during their school days. The readers in the secondgrouptum to mathematics as a necessity. but with painful resignation and considerable apprehension regarding their abilities to master the branch ofmathematics they need in their work. In either case. the fear of and revulsion to mathematics felt by these readers usually stem from their earlier frustrating encounters with it. vii viii PREFACE This book will show these readers that these fears, frustrations, and general antipathy are unwarranted, for, as stated, it is not a textbook full of long, boring proofs and hundreds of problems, rather it is an intellectual adventure, to be read with pleasure. It was written to be easily accessible and with concern for the mental tranquilityofthe reader who willexperience considerable fulfillment when he/she sees the simplicity of basic mathematics. The emphasis throughout this book is on the clear explanation of mathematical con cepts
The story of astronomy by Lloyd Motz( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the development of astronomy from early Greek stargazers to the ambitious pioneers: Brahe, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton - who braved persecution and ridicule to fight for a science that relied not on ancient authorities and scriptures, but on logic, math, and careful observation. As Motz and Weaver show, the fruits of this noble pursuit - the elegant, simple natural laws - opened our eyes to the elusive rotations of the heavenly bodies, and gave rise to classical physics, and, finally, the vigorous, thriving science of astronomy today. These engaging authors go on to depict the brilliant revolution in astronomy that shattered classical physics and transformed our concepts of time, space, and matter. Beginning with Einstein's theory of relativity, Motz and Weaver celebrate and savor the twentieth century's greatest advances in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, each of which have dramatically reshaped modern astronomy
The unfolding universe : a stellar journey by Lloyd Motz( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering calculus : the easy road to understanding mathematics by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gentle guide for the mathematically challenged paves the road of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry that leads to calculus, without restorting to complicated symbols or formulas. Sticking with simplicty, Weaver opens the door to the previously daunting world of calculus, and shows us with everyday examples and clear language that we can romp around with integrals and derivatives, instead of running away from them
What are the odds? : the chances of extraordinary events in everyday life by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted, whirlwind tour of entertaining statistics that proves they can be fun, while demonstrating that knowing the probabilities for any given situation can help you avoid risks & increase your chances of a successful & enjoyable life
The math explorer : a journey through the beauty of mathematics by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stress-free layperson's introduction to the intriguing world of numbers is designed to acquaint the general reader with the elegance and wonder of mathematics. Unlike the typical boot-camp experience of a high school or college calculus course, Jefferson Hane Weaver s approach is more like a relaxing and educational walking tour. Along the way, tour-guide Weaver points out, explains, and invites readers to sample some of the most interesting topics. Even the most math-phobic among us will be lulled into appreciation by Weaver's creative and disarming discussions of this supposedly formidable intellectual discipline. He covers all the basics: irrational and imaginary numbers, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, the concepts of zero and infinity, vectors, set theory, chance and probability, and much more. In conclusion, he provides five fascinating historical profiles, reviewing the life and work of Copernicus, Descartes, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. More than anyone else, these five geniuses were responsible for creating the mathematical foundations of the physical sciences, which continue to make possible extraordinary discoveries and technological achievements. This enjoyable volume gives readers a working knowledge of math's most important concepts, an appreciation of its elegant logical structure, and an understanding of its historical significance in creating our contemporary world
The compact guide to tort law : a civilized approach to the law by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compact guide to contract law : a civilized approach to the law by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compact guide to property law : a civilized approach to the law by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State sovereignty in outer space : evaluating the theoretical utility of the classical realist and functionalist models as applied to the COPUOS Remote Sensing Negotiations by Jefferson Hane Weaver( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La storia della fisica by Lloyd Motz( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotelian cosmos and the Newtonian system by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matematik kaşifi = The math explorer by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Einstein universe and the Bohr atom( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The story of physics
Alternative Names

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Hane Weaver Jefferson

Weaver, J. H.

Weaver, Jefferson

Weaver, Jefferson 1960-

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Languages
English (148)

Turkish (2)

Dutch (1)

Italian (1)

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Conquering statistics : numbers without the crunchThe concepts of science from Newton to EinsteinConquering mathematics : from arithmetic to calculusThe story of astronomyThe unfolding universe : a stellar journeyConquering calculus : the easy road to understanding mathematicsWhat are the odds? : the chances of extraordinary events in everyday lifeThe math explorer : a journey through the beauty of mathematics