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 Microprocessors

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Author: Michio Shibuya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593278175

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Hailed as "stimulus for the next generation of scientists" by Scientific Computing, each volume in the highly acclaimed Manga Guide series teaches complex math and science topics with the aid of authentic Japanese manga comics. The latest in the series, The Manga Guide to Microprocessors, tackles microprocessors (the brain inside all computers), binary, microprocessor architecture, digital operations, even basic, low-level programming. But don't take the comic book format of these books for granted. While full of comics, like all books in the Manga Guide series The Manga Guide to Microprocessors is serious business. With the aid of a comic story starring Ayumi Katsuragi in her quest to understand her game-playing computer opponent, readers will learn the basics of computers and digital logic. College-level topics like how the CPU processes information and makes decisions; how to make sense of binary; what logic gates are and how they can be combined to make functioning machines; how circuits are used to perform arithmetic or to remember information; memory and interrupts; how data passes through the bus; the type and nature of digital operations; even a bit of assembly and and other programming languages. The Manga Guide to Microprocessors assumes no prior knowledge of microprocessors, making it perfect for beginners, computer science students, or simply the computer-afficionado who wants a deeper understanding of the inner workings of microprocessors.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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(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"--

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

View: 536

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

Coding iPhone Apps for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Swift

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Author: Gloria Winquist,Matt McCarthy

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278373

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Apple’s Swift is a powerful, beginner-friendly programming language that anyone can use to make cool apps for the iPhone or iPad. In Coding iPhone Apps for Kids, you’ll learn how to use Swift to write programs, even if you’ve never programmed before. You’ll work in the Xcode playground, an interactive environment where you can play with your code and see the results of your work immediately! You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming too, like how to store data in arrays, use conditional statements to make decisions, and create functions to organize your code—all with the help of clear and patient explanations. Once you master the basics, you’ll build a birthday tracker app so that you won’t forget anyone’s birthday and a platform game called Schoolhouse Skateboarder with animation, jumps, and more! As you begin your programming adventure, you’ll learn how to: –Build programs to save you time, like one that invites all of your friends to a party with just the click of a button! –Program a number-guessing game with loops to make the computer keep guessing until it gets the right answer –Make a real, playable game with graphics and sound effects using SpriteKit –Challenge players by speeding up your game and adding a high-score systemWhy should serious adults have all the fun? Coding iPhone Apps for Kids is your ticket to the exciting world of computer programming. Covers Swift 3.x and Xcode 8.x. Requires OS X 10.11 or higher.

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

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Author: Jason R. Briggs

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

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Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

Arduino Project Handbook

25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

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Author: Mark Geddes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277776

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators. Uses the Arduino Uno board.

Build Your Own Website

A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

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Author: Nate Cooper

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276079

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Build Your Own Website is a fun, illustrated introduction to the basics of creating a website. Join Kim and her little dog Tofu as she learns HTML, the language of web pages, and CSS, the language used to style web pages, from the Web Guru and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS. Once she figures out the basics, Kim travels to WordPress City to build her first website, with Wendy, the WordPress Maven, at her side. They take control of WordPress® themes, install useful plugins, and more. As you follow along, you’ll learn how to: –Use HTML tags –Make your site shine with CSS –Customize WordPress to fit your needs –Choose a company to host your site and get advice on picking a good domain name The patient, step-by-step advice you’ll find in Build Your Own Website will help you get your website up and running in no time. Stop dreaming of your perfect website and start making it!

Junkyard Jam Band

DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers

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Author: David Erik Nelson

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276117

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 408

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Making music doesn’t have to be about dropping big bucks in the guitar shop or endlessly fiddling with expensive software. You can make good noise out of bits of wood and wire, plastic and steel. When you build your own instruments, creating your own sound comes naturally. Junkyard Jam Band is a step-by-step guide to making a full array of complete musical projects—no previous carpentry or electronics experience required. Each build includes tips on how to coax the best sounds out of the instrument and encourages you to mod the project to fit your own style. Learn how to: *Bust up your old tape decks for a handheld old-skool Scratchbox *Give your voice a robotic makeover with the Droid Voicebox *Circuit-bend unsuspecting childhood toys into mutant glitching jazz-punk machines *Transform cigar boxes into thumb pianos and electric ukuleles *Build a crackling, multifunction Mud-n-Sizzle Preamp to attach to any electric music machine Along the way, you’ll explore the physics behind wind instruments, discover how harmonics work, and get your feet wet with some music theory. To top it all off, the back of the book includes a soldering primer for total beginners, along with extra circuits to customize your instruments even further. Build your own band your way!

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.

Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred

Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids

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Author: David Erik Nelson

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273878

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you’ll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee; Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments; and Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat. Each project costs just $10 or less to make and is suitable for anyone, regardless of experience level. As you build, you’ll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering. You (and your kids) will have hours of fun making projects like: –A simple electric guitar – An oversized joy buzzer that (safely) administers a 100-volt jolt – Cool, mess-free, screen-printed T-shirts – Kites made from FedEx envelopes – Booming Thunderdrums made from salvaged x-ray film – Classic board games like Go, Tafl, and Shut-the-Box Whether you’re a mom or dad in search of a rainy day activity, a Scout leader looking to educate and entertain your troop, or just a DIY weekend warrior, the projects in Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred will inspire and amuse you. Now, roll up your sleeves and make!

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions

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Author: Yoshihito Isogawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276001

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 232

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The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!