Tricky Mathematics

Tricky Mathematics
Author: Exam Leaders Expert
Publsiher: Exam Leaders
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tricky Mathematics Book Excerpt:

This Book is helpful for all competitive exams.

Burn Math Class

Burn Math Class
Author: Jason Wilkes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 0465073816
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burn Math Class Book Excerpt:

A manifesto for a mathematical revolution Forget everything you've been taught about math. In Burn Math Class, Jason Wilkes takes the traditional approach to how we learn math -- with its unwelcoming textbooks, unexplained rules, and authoritarian assertions-and sets it on fire. Focusing on how mathematics is created rather than on mathematical facts, Wilkes teaches the subject in a way that requires no memorization and no prior knowledge beyond addition and multiplication. From these simple foundations, Burn Math Class shows how mathematics can be (re)invented from scratch without preexisting textbooks and courses. We can discover math on our own through experimentation and failure, without appealing to any outside authority. When math is created free from arcane notations and pretentious jargon that hide the simplicity of mathematical concepts, it can be understood organically -- and it becomes fun! Following this unconventional approach, Burn Math Class leads the reader from the basics of elementary arithmetic to various "advanced" topics, such as time-dilation in special relativity, Taylor series, and calculus in infinite-dimensional spaces. Along the way, Wilkes argues that orthodox mathematics education has been teaching the subject backward: calculus belongs before many of its so-called prerequisites, and those prerequisites cannot be fully understood without calculus. Like the smartest, craziest teacher you've ever had, Wilkes guides you on an adventure in mathematical creation that will radically change the way you think about math. Revealing the beauty and simplicity of this timeless subject, Burn Math Class turns everything that seems difficult about mathematics upside down and sideways until you understand just how easy math can be.

Mathematical Discourse Let the Kids Talk

Mathematical Discourse  Let the Kids Talk
Author: Barbara Blanke
Publsiher: Shell Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 0743922336
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Discourse Let the Kids Talk Book Excerpt:

This invaluable resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This book will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse. With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students' experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations, and support the needs of English language learners. With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks, this resource will get students thinking like mathematicians in no time.

Towards a Philosophy of Critical Mathematics Education

Towards a Philosophy of Critical Mathematics Education
Author: Ole Skovsmose
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 9401735565
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Philosophy of Critical Mathematics Education Book Excerpt:

In Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell gives a description of different forms of suppression. We learn about the telescreens placed everywhere, through which it is possible for Big-Brother to watch the inhabitants of Oceania. However, it is not only important to control the activities of the inhabitants, it is important as well to control their thoughts, and the Thought Police are on guard. This is a very direct form of monitoring and control, but Orwell also outlines a more imperceptible and calculated line of thought control. In the Appendix to Nineteen Eighty-Four Orwell explains some struc tures of 'Newspeak', which is going to become the official language of Oceania. Newspeak is being developed by the Ministry of Truth, and this language has to substitute 'Oldspeak' (similar to standard English). Newspeak should fit with the official politics of Oceania ruled by the Ingsoc party: "The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impos sible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought - that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc - should be literally unthink able, at least as far as thought is dependent on words.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015
Author: Mircea Pitici
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1400873371
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 Book Excerpt:

The year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here David Hand explains why we should actually expect unlikely coincidences to happen; Arthur Benjamin and Ethan Brown unveil techniques for improvising custom-made magic number squares; Dana Mackenzie describes how mathematicians are making essential contributions to the development of synthetic biology; Steven Strogatz tells us why it’s worth writing about math for people who are alienated from it; Lisa Rougetet traces the earliest written descriptions of Nim, a popular game of mathematical strategy; Scott Aaronson looks at the unexpected implications of testing numbers for randomness; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

Solving Mathematical Problems

Solving Mathematical Problems
Author: Terence Tao
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2006-07-28
ISBN: 0191568694
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving Mathematical Problems Book Excerpt:

Authored by a leading name in mathematics, this engaging and clearly presented text leads the reader through the tactics involved in solving mathematical problems at the Mathematical Olympiad level. With numerous exercises and assuming only basic mathematics, this text is ideal for students of 14 years and above in pure mathematics.

A Dingo Ate My Math Book Mathematics from Down Under

A Dingo Ate My Math Book  Mathematics from Down Under
Author: Burkard Polster,Marty Ross
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN: 1470435217
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dingo Ate My Math Book Mathematics from Down Under Book Excerpt:

A Dingo Ate My Math Book presents ingenious, unusual, and beautiful nuggets of mathematics with a distinctly Australian flavor. It focuses, for example, on Australians' love of sports and gambling, and on Melbourne's iconic, mathematically inspired architecture. Written in a playful and humorous style, the book offers mathematical entertainment as well as a glimpse of Australian culture for the mathematically curious of all ages. This collection of engaging stories was extracted from the Maths Masters column that ran from 2007 to 2014 in Australia's Age newspaper. The maths masters in question are Burkard Polster and Marty Ross, two (immigrant) Aussie mathematicians, who each week would write about math in the news, providing a new look at old favorites, mathematical history, quirks of school mathematics—whatever took their fancy. All articles were written for a very general audience, with the intention of being as inviting as possible and assuming a minimum of mathematical background.

Maths Mate 3

Maths Mate     3
Author: Madhubun
Publsiher: Vikas Publishing House
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9352719719
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maths Mate 3 Book Excerpt:

1. It is a series of eight textbooks for Classes 1 to 8 that conforms to the vision of National Curriculum Framework and is written in accordance with the latest syllabus of the CBSE. 2. Learning Objectives: Lists well what a learner will know and be able to do after studying the chapter. 3. Let’s Recall: Refreshes the concepts learnt in the form of a revision exercise to brush up the concepts taught in previous chapters or grades. 4. Let’s Begin: Introduction to the chapter. 5. My Notes: Tips to help the learner remember the important points/formulae taught in the chapter. 6. Let’s Try: Simple straight forward questions for quick practice while studying any topic based on the first two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy —Knowledge and Understanding. 7. Error Alarm: Common mistakes which learners commit often along with the correct way of doing the same. 8. Know More: Additional information for the learners relating to the concepts learnt in the chapter 9. Maths in My Life includes questions relating Maths to daily life and which can help relate the topic with the environment (life) around us. 10. Tricky Maths: Challenge questions to help the learners build thinking skills and reasoning skills by solving tricky questions. 11. Project Work: Projects which can help learners connect Math with our daily life or that take the concepts learnt to a new level. 12. Concept Map: Summary points to list the important concepts learnt in the chapter in a crisp form. 13. Test Zone: Revision exercise of the concepts learnt in the chapter. This includes both objective and subjective type of questions. 14. Mental Maths: Maths problems for performing faster calculations mentally. 15. Maths Master: Involves deep critical thinking of learners about any topic, concept, relation, fact or anything related to that chapter. May have open ended questions or extension of the topic. 16. Application in Real-Life: Every chapter in each book also explains how and where it is used in daily life. 17. In the Lab: Math lab activities for helping the learners understand the concepts learnt through hands-on experience. 18. Practice Zone: Chapter-wise practice sheets includes subjective questions for additional practice which are a part of each book.

Learning from Singapore

Learning from Singapore
Author: Pak Tee Ng
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 1317404602
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Singapore Book Excerpt:

Learning from Singapore tells the inside story of the country’s journey in transforming its education system from a struggling one to one that is hailed internationally as effective and successful. It is a story not of the glory of international test results, but of the hard work and tenacity of a few generations of policy makers, practitioners and teacher trainers. Despite its success, Singapore continues to reform its education system, and is willing to deal with difficult issues and challenges of change. Citing Singapore's transformation, author Pak Tee Ng highlights how context and culture affect education policy formulation and implementation. Showing how difficult education reform can be when a system needs to negotiate between competing philosophies, significant trade-offs, or paradoxical positions, this book explores the successes and struggles of the Singapore system and examines its future direction and areas of tension. The book also explores how national education systems can be strengthened by embracing the creative tensions generated by paradoxes such as the co-existence of timely change and timeless constants, centralisation and decentralisation, meritocracy and compassion, and teaching less and learning more. Learning from Singapore brings to the world the learning from Singapore—what Singapore has learned from half a century of educational change—and encourages every education system to bring hope to and secure a future for the next generation.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture
Author: Juliet John
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 0191082104
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture is a major contribution to the dynamic field of Victorian studies. This collection of 37 original chapters by leading international Victorian scholars offers new approaches to familiar themes including science, religion, and gender, and gives space to newer and emerging topics including old age, fair play, and economics. Structured around three broad sections (on 'Ways of Being: Identity and Ideology', 'Ways of Understanding: Knowledge and Belief', and 'Ways of Communicating: Print and Other Cultures', the volume is sub-divided into 9 sub-sections each with its own 'lead' essay: on subjectivity, politics, gender and sexuality, place and race, religion, science, material and mass culture, aesthetics and visual culture, and theatrical culture. The collection, like today's Victorian studies, is thoroughly interdisciplinary and yet its substantial Introduction explores a concern which is evident both implicitly and explicitly in the volume's essays: that is, the nature and status of 'literary' culture and the literary from the Victorian period to the present. The diverse and wide-ranging essays present original scholarship framed accessibly for a mixed readership of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and established scholars.

Becoming a Mathematician

Becoming a Mathematician
Author: Leigh N Wood,Peter Petocz,Anna Reid
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN: 9400729847
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Mathematician Book Excerpt:

This book considers the views of participants in the process of becoming a mathematician, that is, the students and the graduates. This book investigates the people who carry out mathematics rather than the topics of mathematics. Learning is about change in a person, the development of an identity and ways of interacting with the world. It investigates more generally the development of mathematical scientists for a variety of workplaces, and includes the experiences of those who were not successful in the transition to the workplace as mathematicians. The research presented is based on interviews, observations and surveys of students and graduates as they are finding their identity as a mathematician. The book contains material from the research carried out in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Canada and Brunei as well as Australia.

Motivation and Action

Motivation and Action
Author: Jutta Heckhausen,Heinz Heckhausen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 909
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 3319650947
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation and Action Book Excerpt:

This third edition provides translations of all chapters of the most recent fifth German edition of Motivation and Action, including several entirely new chapters. It provides comprehensive coverage of the history of motivation, and introduces up-to-date theories and new research findings. Early sections provide a broad introduction to, and deep understanding of, the field of motivation psychology, mapping out different perspectives and research traditions. Subsequent chapters examine major themes of human motivation, including achievement, affiliation, and power motivation as well as the fundamentals of motivation psychology, such as motivated and goal oriented behaviors, implicit and explicit motives, and the regulation of development. In addition, the book discusses the roles of motivation in three practical fields: school and college, the workplace, and sports. Topics featured in this text include: Social Relationships and its effects on sexual or intimacy motivation. Conscious and unconscious motivators of behavior. Drives and incentives in the fields of achievement, intimacy, sociability and power. How the biochemistry and structures of our brain shapes motivated behavior. How to engage in intentional goal-directed behavior. The potential and limits of motivation and self-direction in shaping our lives. Motivation and Action, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the fields of motivation psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, as well as personality psychology and agency. About the Editor: Jutta Heckhausen is the daughter of Heinz Heckhausen, who published "Motivation and Action” as a monograph in 1980 and who died in 1988 just before the 2nd edition came out. Dr. Heckhausen received her Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow with a dissertation about early mother-child interaction, and did her Habilitation in 1996 at the Free University of Berlin with a monograph about developmental regulation in adulthood. Dr. Heckhausen worked for many years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, conducting research about the role of motivation in lifespan development. She is currently a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine.

The ABCs of How We Learn 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches How They Work and When to Use Them

The ABCs of How We Learn  26 Scientifically Proven Approaches  How They Work  and When to Use Them
Author: Daniel L. Schwartz,Jessica M. Tsang,Kristen P. Blair
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 039370940X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ABCs of How We Learn 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches How They Work and When to Use Them Book Excerpt:

Selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, this book offers superior learning tools for teachers and students, from A to Z. An explosive growth in research on how people learn has revealed many ways to improve teaching and catalyze learning at all ages. The purpose of this book is to present this new science of learning so that educators can creatively translate the science into exceptional practice. The book is highly appropriate for the preparation and professional development of teachers and college faculty, but also parents, trainers, instructional designers, psychology students, and simply curious folks interested in improving their own learning. Based on a popular Stanford University course, The ABCs of How We Learn uses a novel format that is suitable as both a textbook and a popular read. With everyday language, engaging examples, a sense of humor, and solid evidence, it describes 26 unique ways that students learn. Each chapter offers a concise and approachable breakdown of one way people learn, how it works, how we know it works, how and when to use it, and what mistakes to avoid. The book presents learning research in a way that educators can creatively translate into exceptional lessons and classroom practice. The book covers field-defining learning theories ranging from behaviorism (R is for Reward) to cognitive psychology (S is for Self-Explanation) to social psychology (O is for Observation). The chapters also introduce lesser-known theories exceptionally relevant to practice, such as arousal theory (X is for eXcitement). Together the theories, evidence, and strategies from each chapter can be combined endlessly to create original and effective learning plans and the means to know if they succeed.

Worlds Out of Nothing

Worlds Out of Nothing
Author: Jeremy Gray
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 0857290606
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds Out of Nothing Book Excerpt:

Based on the latest historical research, Worlds Out of Nothing is the first book to provide a course on the history of geometry in the 19th century. Topics covered in the first part of the book are projective geometry, especially the concept of duality, and non-Euclidean geometry. The book then moves on to the study of the singular points of algebraic curves (Plücker’s equations) and their role in resolving a paradox in the theory of duality; to Riemann’s work on differential geometry; and to Beltrami’s role in successfully establishing non-Euclidean geometry as a rigorous mathematical subject. The final part of the book considers how projective geometry rose to prominence, and looks at Poincaré’s ideas about non-Euclidean geometry and their physical and philosophical significance. Three chapters are devoted to writing and assessing work in the history of mathematics, with examples of sample questions in the subject, advice on how to write essays, and comments on what instructors should be looking for.

Image Reconstruction in Radiology

Image Reconstruction in Radiology
Author: J. A. Parker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-01-18
ISBN: 1351081810
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image Reconstruction in Radiology Book Excerpt:

This one-of-a-kind resource provides a very readable description of the methods used for image reconstruction in magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray computed tomography, and single photon emission computed tomography. The goal of this fascinating work is to provide radiologists with a practical introduction to mathematical methods so that they may better understand the potentials and limitations of the images used to make diagnoses. Presented in four parts, this state-of-the-art text covers (1) an introduction to the models used in reconstruction, (2) an explanation of the Fourier transform, (3) a brief description of filtering, and (4) the application of these methods to reconstruction. In order to provide a better understanding of the reconstruction process, this comprehensive volume draws analogies between several different reconstruction methods. This informative reference is an absolute must for all radiology residents, as well as graduate students and professionals in the fields of physics, nuclear medicine, and computer-assisted tomography.

Learning Perl

Learning Perl
Author: Randal L. Schwartz,brian d foy,Tom Phoenix
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1491954272
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Perl Book Excerpt:

If you’re just getting started with Perl, this is the book you want—whether you’re a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Nicknamed "the Llama" by two generations of users, this bestseller closely follows the popular introductory Perl course taught by the authors since 1991. This seventh edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.24. Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. Learning Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long—roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. Each chapter includes exercises to help you practice what you’ve just learned. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer. Topics include: Perl data and variable types Subroutines File operations Regular expressions String manipulation (including Unicode) Lists and sorting Process management Smart matching Use of third party modules

A Mind at Play

A Mind at Play
Author: Jimmy Soni,Rob Goodman
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN: 1445682788
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mind at Play Book Excerpt:

A prize-winning biography of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon, the neglected architect of the Information Age.

Reinventing Knowledge From Alexandria to the Internet

Reinventing Knowledge  From Alexandria to the Internet
Author: Ian F. McNeely,Lisa Wolverton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-08-17
ISBN: 9780393070330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Knowledge From Alexandria to the Internet Book Excerpt:

A dazzling intellectual history of the West served up with verve and insight by two brilliant young historians. Here is an intellectual entertainment, a sweeping history of the key institutions that have organized knowledge in the West from the classical period onward. With elegance and wit, this exhilarating history alights at the pivotal points of cultural transformation. The motivating question throughout: How does history help us understand the vast changes we are now experiencing in the landscape of knowledge?Beginning in Alexandria and its great center of Hellenistic learning and imperial power, we then see the monastery in the wilderness of a collapsed civilization, the rambunctious universities of the late medieval cities, and the thick social networks of the Enlightenment republic of letters. The development of science and the laboratory as a dominant knowledge institution brings us to the present, seeking patterns in the new digital networks of knowledge.Full of memorable characters, this fresh history succeeds in restoring the strangeness and the significance of the past.

Consciousness and Science Fiction

Consciousness and Science Fiction
Author: Damien Broderick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 3030005992
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consciousness and Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

Science fiction explores the wonderful, baffling and wildly entertaining aspects of a universe unimaginably old and vast, and with a future even more immense. It reaches into that endless cosmos with the tools of rational investigation and storytelling. At the core of both science and science fiction is the engaged human mind--a consciousness that sees and feels and thinks and loves. But what is this mind, this aware and self-aware consciousness that seems unlike anything else we experience? What makes consciousness the Hard Problem of philosophy, still unsolved after millennia of probing? This book looks into the heart of this mystery - at the science and philosophy of consciousness and at many inspiring fictional examples - and finds strange, challenging answers. The book's content and entertaining style will appeal equally to science fiction enthusiasts and scholars, including cognitive and neuroscientists, as well as philosophers of mind. It is a refreshing romp through the science and science fiction of consciousness.

Secure Chains

Secure Chains
Author: Abhishek Bhattacharya,Srinivas Mahankali,Gokul B Alex
Publsiher: BPB Publications
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 9389328659
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Chains Book Excerpt:

Understand Cybersecurity fundamentals and protect your Blockchain systems for a scalable and secured automation KEY FEATURES Understand the fundamentals of Cryptography and Cybersecurity and the fundamentals of Blockchain and their role in securing the various facets of automation. Also understand threats to Smart contracts and Blockchain systems. Understand areas where blockchain and cybersecurity superimpose to create amazing problems to solve. A dedicated part of the book on Standards and Frameworks allows you to be industry-ready in information security practices to be followed in an organization. Learn the very lucrative areas of Smart Contract Security, Auditing, and Testing in Blockchain. Finish to build a career in cybersecurity and blockchain by being Industry 4.0 ready. DESCRIPTION As this decade comes to a closure, we are looking at, what we like to call, an Industry 4.0. This era is expected to see radical changes in the way we work and live, due to huge leaps and advancements with technologies such as Blockchain and Quantum Computing. This calls for the new age workforce to be industry-ready, which essentially means an understanding of the core fields of Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing is becoming imperative. This book starts with a primer on the “Essentials of Cybersecurity”. This part allows the reader to get comfortable with the concepts of cybersecurity that are needed to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts to follow. The next part gives a similar primer on the “Essentials of Blockchain”. These two parts at the beginning of the book allow this book to be easily followed by beginners as well. The following parts delve into the concepts, where we see a “Superimposition of Cybersecurity and Blockchain”, and the concepts and situations where we may see and understand amazing problems that systems in the current world face day in and day out. This book puts immense emphasis on helping the reader know about the Standards and Frameworks needed to be put in place to make an organization work seamlessly. Towards the end, a part dedicated to Smart Contract Security, Auditing, and Testing in Blockchain provides knowledge about what is one of the most lucrative career options and has vital importance in the field of Blockchain. Conclusively, the book tries well to make the reader “Industry 4.0-ready”, helping them in traversing through the upcoming decade of significant career options. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN By the end of the book, you should be able to understand the gravity of the concepts involved in technologies like Blockchain and Cybersecurity, with an acute understanding of the areas, such as Quantum Computing, which affect the technologies. You will also know about the tools used in Smart Contract Auditing and Testing in Blockchain. You should be able to make a career in blockchain and associated technologies going forward. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is meant for everyone who wishes to build a career in blockchain and/or cybersecurity. The book doesn’t assume prior knowledge on any of the topics; hence a beginner from any diverse field might definitely give these technologies a try by reading this book. The book is divided into parts that take the reader seamlessly from beginner concepts to advanced practices prevalent in the industry. No prior programming experience is assumed either. Familiarity with the basic web technologies would help, though it is not mandatory to follow this book. Table of Contents Preface Introduction Why Did We Write This Book? Part 1. Essentials of Cryptography Introduction Chapter 1: Cryptography Techniques Introduction Key Length Key Management Algorithmic Principles Usage Chapter 2: Cryptography Protocols Introduction Basic Components of Cryptographic Protocols Security Applications of Cryptographic Protocols Categories of Cryptographic Protocols Chapter 3: Algorithms and Modes Introduction Behind the Scene Mathematics Block Ciphers Stream Ciphers One-Way Hash Functions Public-Key Algorithms Symmetric Key Distribution using Symmetric Encryption Symmetric Key Distribution using Asymmetric Encryption Distribution of Public Keys X.509 Certificates Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Attacks Key-Exchange Algorithms Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Digital Signatures With Encryption Data Encryption Standard (DES) Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) Message Digest Algorithms (MD5) Rivest, Shamir, Adleman (RSA) Zero-Knowledge Proofs Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) Probabilistic Encryption Quantum Cryptography Part 2. Essentials of Blockchain Introduction What is Blockchain? The Need for Decentralization Demystifying Disintermediation Principles in Blockchain Architectures Chapter 4: Introduction: Distributed Consensus & Consensus Mechanisms Proof of Work (PoW) Proof of Stake (PoS) Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET) Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) and Variants Federated Byzantine Agreement Ripple Consensus Protocol Algorithm Stellar Consensus Protocol Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) Chapter 5: Types of Blockchain Public Blockchain Private Blockchain Federated or Permissioned Blockchain Chapter 6: Key Considerations for Blockchain Implementations Scalability Interoperability Sustainability Contracts Currency Application Chapter 7 : Strategic Roadmap for Digital Enterprise Adoption Convergence of Principles Legacy of Cypherpunks Digital Enterprise Use Cases Digital Transformation Perspective Decentralized Operating Models Prominent Trust Patterns Major Challenges and Constraints Chapter 8: Blockchain – The New Generation Tool for Cybersecurity Blockchain with Turin Complete State Machine Private and Consortium/Permissioned Blockchains Overview of Security Tools in Blockchain Vulnerabilities in Blockchain Security Challenges to the Growth of Blockchain Eco-system Part 3: The Superimposition of Blockchain and Cybersecurity Chapter 9: Cyberattack Prevention Strategies Evolution of Security Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Deception Technology Cyberthreat Intelligence (CTI) Deploying Blockchain-based DDoS Chapter 10: Blockchain-based Security Mechanisms Blockchain-based DNS Alternatives Public Key Cryptography PKI Components and Functions Decentralizing the PKI System Deploying Blockchain-based PKI Identity Mechanisms Multi-Factor Authentication with Blockchain Blockchain-based Interaction Model for Security Chapter 11: Threats for Blockchain systems Cyberthreats with Public and Permissioned Blockchains Major Potential Attacks on Blockchain Networks Chapter 12: Practical Implementations and Use Cases IBM ADEPT Platform Digital Identity as a Distributed Data Structure Cyber-liability Management: A Connected Car Use Case A Smart Home Security Implementation Use Case Chapter 13: Security in Popular Public Blockchain Networks Project in Discussion: Corda Point-to-Point TLS-encrypted Communications Security using Notary Trust Pluggable Consensus Mechanism Chapter 14: Cryptography as a Digital Labor for the Integration of Distributed Finance New Generation Payment Infrastructure Powering Secure Global Finance Libra JP Money Ripple Stellar Lumens Part 4: Standards and Frameworks Chapter 15: ISO 27001 ISO 27001 Introduction Scope Terms and Definitions Structure Information Security Policies Organization of Information Security Human Resource Security Asset Management Access Control Cryptography Physical and Environmental Security Operations Security Communications Security Supplier Relationships Information Security Incident Management Implementation of ISO 27001 in Organizations Chapter 16: NIST Introduction to NIST and HIPAA HIPAA Security Rule NIST and its role in Information Security A Framework for Managing Risk HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirements Part 5: Smart Contract Security, Auditing and Testing in Blockchain Chapter 17: Smart Contract Auditing Why is a Security Audit Necessary Types of Smart Contracts Smart Contract Vulnerabilities and Known Attacks Ownership Attack Re-entrancy Attack Underflow and Overflow Attacks Short Address Attack Storage Injection Vulnerability Risks in ICO Crowdfunding Smart Contracts An Ideal Audit Process Chapter 18: Testing in Blockchain Blockchain Attacks Network Attacks User Wallet Attacks Transaction Verification Mechanism Attacks Mining Pool Attacks Security Testing Phases in Blockchain Testing Framework Quality Issues in Blockchain Practices and Governing Mechanisms Popular Tools for Testing Part 6: Blockchain Power Automation for Industry 4.0 Chapter 19: Risks posed by the ‘Smart’ Economy Paradigms Zigbee Chain Reaction Attack Controlling Drones through Blockchain for Security & Auditing Securing Robots through Blockchain Secured Access and Management of Automobiles using Blockchain Chapter 20: Summary & Conclusion: A Safer and Secure World with Blockchain-based Solutions