The Manga Guide to Databases

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Author: Mana Takahashi,Shoko Azuma,Co Ltd Trend

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272979

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you. Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems—with the practical magic of databases. In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication. Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases. (Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl—the arrogant prince or the humble servant.) This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.

The Manga Guide to Databases

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Author: Mana Takahashi,Shoko Azuma,Trend-pro Co., Ltd

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271905

Category: Computers

Page: 213

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Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you. Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems—with the practical magic of databases. In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication. Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases. (Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl—the arrogant prince or the humble servant.) This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.

The Manga Guide to Databases

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Author: Mana Takahashi,Shoko Azuma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439587973

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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"Princess Ruruna and Cain Have a Problem: Their Fruit-Selling Empire is a Tangle of Conflicting and Duplicated Data, and Sorting the Melons from the Apples and Strawberries is Causing Real Difficulties. But What Can They Do?" "Why, Build a Relational Database of Course, With the Help of Tico, the Magical Database Fairy. Follow Along in the Manga Guide to Databases as Tico Teaches Ruruna and Cain How to Build a Database to Manage Their Kingdom's Sales, Merchandise, and Exports. You'll Learn How Databases Work and the Meaning of Terms Like Schemas, Keys, Normalization, and Transactions."--BOOK JACKET.

The Manga Guide to Calculus

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Author: Hiroyuki Kojima,Shin Togami,Co Ltd Becom

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye. In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor). Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to: –Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change –Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral –Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions –Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions –Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're looking for in The Manga Guide to Calculus. This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

The Manga Guide to Microprocessors

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Author: Michio Shibuya,Takashi Tonagi,Office Sawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278357

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Ayumi is a world-class shogi (Japanese chess) player who can’t be beaten—that is, until she loses to a powerful computer called the Shooting Star. Ayumi vows to find out everything she can about her new nemesis. Lucky for her, Yuu Kano, the genius programmer behind the Shooting Star, is willing to teach her all about the inner workings of the microprocessor—the “brain” inside all computers, phones, and gadgets. Follow along with Ayumi in The Manga Guide to Microprocessors and you’ll learn about: -How the CPU processes information and makes decision -How computers perform arithmetic operations and store information -logic gates and how they’re used in integrated circuits -the Key components of modern computers, including registers, GPUs, and RAM -Assembly language and how it differs from high-level programming languages Whether you’re a computer science student or just want to understand the power of microprocessors, you’ll find what you need to know in The Manga Guide to Microprocessors.

The Manga Guide to Physics

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Author: Hideo Nitta,Keita Takatsu

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271964

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 248

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Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics-and improve her tennis game in the process! In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. You'll also learn how to: * Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems * Determine how objects will move after a collision * Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry * Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.

The Manga Guide to Electricity

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Author: Kazuhiro Fujitaki

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271972

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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“Absolutely amazing for teaching complex ideas and theories. . . Excellent primers for serious study of physics topics.” — Physics Today Rereko is just your average high-school girl from Electopia, the land of electricity, but she's totally failed her final electricity exam! Now she has to go to summer school on Earth. And this time, she has to pass. Luckily, her ever-patient tutor Hikaru is there to help. Join them in the pages of The Manga Guide to Electricity as Rereko examines everyday electrical devices like flashlights, heaters, and circuit breakers, and learns the meaning of abstract concepts like voltage, potential, current, resistance, conductivity, and electrostatic force. The real-world examples that you'll find in The Manga Guide to Electricity will teach you: *What electricity is, how it works, how it's created, and how it can be used * The relationship between voltage, current, and resistance (Ohm's law) * Key electrical concepts like inductance and capacitance * How complicated components like transformers, semiconductors, diodes, and transistors work * How electricity produces heat and the relationship between current and magnetic fields If thinking about how electricity works really fries your brain, let The Manga Guide to Electricity teach you all things electrical in a shockingly fun way.

Manga: The Complete Guide

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Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345539443

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 592

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• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

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Author: Shin Takahashi,Iroha Inoue,Co Ltd Trend

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277520

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

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Like a lot of people, Miu has had trouble learning regression analysis. But with new motivation—in the form of a handsome but shy customer—and the help of her brilliant café coworker Risa, she’s determined to master it. Follow along with Miu and Risa in The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis as they calculate the effect of temperature on iced tea orders, predict bakery revenues, and work out the probability of cake sales with simple, multiple, and logistic regression analysis. You’ll get a refresher in basic concepts like matrix equations, inverse functions, logarithms, and differentiation before diving into the hard stuff. Learn how to: –Calculate the regression equation –Check the accuracy of your equation with the correlation coefficient –Perform hypothesis tests and analysis of variance, and calculate confidence intervals –Make predictions using odds ratios and prediction intervals –Verify the validity of your analysis with diagnostic checks –Perform chi-squared tests and F-tests to check the goodness of fit Whether you’re learning regression analysis for the first time or have just never managed to get your head around it, The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis makes mastering this tricky technique straightforward and fun.

The Manga Guide to Statistics

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Author: Shin Takahashi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439587966

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 215

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The Manga Guide to Statistics capitalizes on the international manga phenomenon. This first in a series of EduManga titles from No Starch Press (co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Japan), The Manga Guide to Statistics uses manga to introduce the reader to the world of statistics. Rather than learning from a dry textbook, readers follow the animated adventures of Rui and her teacher, Mamoru Yamamoto, as Rui interacts with a colorful cast of characters. The book consists of seven chapters, each containing a cartoon, text to supplement the cartoon, an exercise and answer section, and a summary. Readers learn about working with numerical and categorical data; probability; relationships between two variables; tests of independence; even how to perform calculations in Microsoft Excel. Other titles in the series will cover topics like databases, electricity, and physics.

The Manga Guide to Relativity

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Author: Hideo Nitta,Masafumi Yamamoto,Trend-pro Co., Ltd.

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272723

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Uses the story in graphic novel format of a teenage boy and how he learns about relativity, introducing such concepts as inertial forces, time, and the equivalence principle.

The Manga Guide to Physiology

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Author: Etsuro Tanaka,Keiko Koyama,Co Ltd Becom

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277369

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Student nurse Kumiko has just flunked her physiology exam and has one last shot at passing her makeup test. Lucky for her, newbie health science professor Kaisei needs a guinea pig for his physiology lectures. Join Kumiko in The Manga Guide to Physiology as she examines the inner workings of the body while training hard for the campus marathon. You’ll learn all about: –How the digestive system and the Citric Acid Cycle break food down into nutrients and energy –How the body regulates temperature and vital fluids –The body’s powerful cell defense system, led by helper T cells and enforced by macrophages –The architecture of the central nervous system –The kidneys’ many talents: blood filtration, homeostasis, and energy production You’ll also gain insight into medical procedures like electrocardiograms, blood pressure tests, spirograms, and more. Whether you’re cramming for a test like Kumiko or just want a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physiology is your fun, cartoon guide to the human body.

The Manga Guide(TM) to Linear Algebra

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Author: Shin Takahashi,Trend-Pro Co. Ltd.

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593274139

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 247

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"The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra" uses Japanese comics, clear explanations, and a charming storyline to explain the essentials of linear algebra.

The Manga Guide to the Universe

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Author: Kenji Ishikawa,Kiyoshi Kawabata

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272677

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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Uses the story in graphic novel format of three girls in a drama club to discuss the universe, introducing such concepts as dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the big bang.

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

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Author: Masaharu Takemura,Sakura

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272022

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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Molecular biology is the study of life at the cellular level. While this complex topic can be confusing, knowledge of molecular biology is crucial to understanding medical science and many other important disciplines. With its unique Japanese comic style, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology is a gentle and fun cartoon guide to this vast topic. After sleeping their way through Molecular Biology 101, Ami and Rin are forced to take make-up classes. With the help of Dr. Moro and his virtual reality machine, they travel inside cells, meeting cell organelles, nuclei, and genes and chromosomes face-to-face. They examine proteins and amino acids, watch DNA replicate and cells divide, and meet exciting characters like Enzyme Man. Once the girls learn the fundamentals of genetics, they learn about recombinant technology, cloning, and the role of molecular biology in fighting diseases. With an engaging storyline and charming characters, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology makes learning this essential discipline lively and painless.

The Manga Guide(TM) to Biochemistry

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Author: Masaharu Takemura

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593272760

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 253

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"The latest addition to No Starch Press's EduManga series, The Manga Guide to Biochemistry uses Japanese comics, clear explanations, and a charming storyline to explain the basics of biochemistry. This volume begins with a discussion of the cells that make up living beings, as well as the basics of protein synthesis, metabolism, energy production, and photosynthesis. It goes on to cover ecosystems and material cycles; the mechanisms of respiration; lipids, cholesterol, and blood types; and the roles and structures of enzymes and proteins. Readers explore genes and DNA; the differences between biochemistry and molecular biology; and the mystery surrounding the origin of the cell, all with the aid of original Manga cartoons. This EduManga title is co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, and is one in a series of translations from Ohmsha's bestselling Japanese originals"--

Python Crash Course

A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

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Author: Eric Matthes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277393

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: –Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal –Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses –Work with data to generate interactive visualizations –Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online –Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3

Practical SQL

A Beginner's Guide to Storytelling with Data

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Author: Anthony Debarros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593278274

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Practical SQL is an approachable and fast-paced guide to SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard programming language for defining, organizing, and exploring data in relational databases. The book focuses on using SQL to find the story your data tells, with the popular open-source database PostgreSQL and the pgAdmin interface as its primary tools. You'll first cover the fundamentals of databases and the SQL language, then build skills by analyzing data from the U.S. Census and other federal and state government agencies. With exercises and real-world examples in each chapter, this book will teach even those who have never programmed before all the tools necessary to build powerful databases and access information quickly and efficiently. You'll learn how to: -Create databases and related tables using your own data -Define the right data types for your information -Aggregate, sort, and filter data to find patterns -Use basic math and advanced statistical functions -Identify errors in data and clean them up -Import and export data using delimited text files -Write queries for geographic information systems (GIS) -Create advanced queries and automate tasks Learning SQL doesn't have to be dry and complicated. Practical SQL delivers clear examples with an easy-to-follow approach to teach you the tools you need to build and manage your own databases. This book uses PostgreSQL, but the SQL syntax is applicable to many database applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.

Beginning Database Design

From Novice to Professional

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Author: Clare Churcher

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242108

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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Beginning Database Design, Second Edition provides short, easy-to-read explanations of how to get database design right the first time. This book offers numerous examples to help you avoid the many pitfalls that entrap new and not-so-new database designers. Through the help of use cases and class diagrams modeled in the UML, you’ll learn to discover and represent the details and scope of any design problem you choose to attack. Database design is not an exact science. Many are surprised to find that problems with their databases are caused by poor design rather than by difficulties in using the database management software. Beginning Database Design, Second Edition helps you ask and answer important questions about your data so you can understand the problem you are trying to solve and create a pragmatic design capturing the essentials while leaving the door open for refinements and extension at a later stage. Solid database design principles and examples help demonstrate the consequences of simplifications and pragmatic decisions. The rationale is to try to keep a design simple, but allow room for development as situations change or resources permit. Provides solid design principles by which to avoid pitfalls and support changing needs Includes numerous examples of good and bad design decisions and their consequences Shows a modern method for documenting design using the Unified Modeling Language

Introducing Statistics

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Eileen Magnello

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848317735

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.