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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-290): Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Dan Holme, Orin Thomas
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not for beginner

I bought the whole set of MCSE. I took the first one 70-290. I found that it is difficult to follow.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Authors: Fletcher Dunn
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best bet for getting a solid understanding of 3D math

Our goal in writing this book was not to cover as many topics as possible, like some other books, but rather to hit the most important concepts thoroughly. If you are a beginner, or have some "holes" in your understanding of matrices, Euler angles, left-handed vs. right-handed coordinate spaces, or key graphics concepts like zoom or the lighting equation, this book is for you.
A feature of this book over other books is the extent to which we have tried to develop the reader's geometric intuition, rather than just presenting numbers and equations. We show what the geometric interpretation of each mathematical operation is, why you would ever use that operation, and, in many cases, how the equation was derived in the first place. We do not gloss over "minor details" such as row vectors versus column vectors, or left- versus right-handed coordinate spaces. These "minor details" make all the difference in the world when you are trying to use an equation out of a book.
For the more advanced reader, we offer some of the clearest and complete discussions of some more advanced topics such as quaternions and barycentric coordinates. The book can be used as a reference for many important vector and matrix operations and identities. It also has a toolkit of many important equations for geometric primitives and intersection tests.
Our focus is on theory, so the book is not a big code dump like many books. The code we have provided consists primarily of "utility" classes for vectors, quaternions, and matrices. I think you will find that our code is simpler to read and understand than most code you will find elsewhere. We also offer some unique and thoughtful advice on good class design, specifically targetted to classes for doing 3D math and getting it right the first time, without twiddling minus signs or swapping numbers experimentally until it looks right

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Applied Optimal Estimation
Publisher: The MIT Press
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The first and best on Kalman filtering

I bought this book over 15 years ago and I still refer to it, and got a second copy when my book fell apart. It's very broad in coverage of all filtering and is a thin paperback with lots of easily understood concepts. A keeper.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide: Establishing and Managing an Information Protection Program, Second Edition
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Authors: Gerald L. Kovacich, Gerald Kovacich
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Made me think about the profession

I read this book for a Internet Security course and I was very intrigued with it's handling of the subject matter. As the title suggests, it is a guide for an ISSO's job. It give clear insight as to what you should be focusing on and how you should expect to handle your day to day job and also how important it is to get the entire company involved in your efforts. I enjoyed this book very much.