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Mathematically Speaking

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ISBN 13 : 9781420050301
Pages : 484 pages
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Download Mathematically Speaking PDF Format Full Free by C.C. Gaither and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time, a book has brought together in one easily accessible form the best expressed thoughts that are especially illuminating and pertinent to the discipline of mathematics. Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations provides profound, wise, and witty quotes from the most famous to the unknown. You may not find all the quoted "jewels" that exist, but you will definitely a great many of them here. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tools for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from addition to zero. This book will be a handy reference for the mathematician or scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on mathematics.


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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13 : 9789042008304
Pages : 308 pages
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Download Post-theory, Culture, Criticism PDF Format Full Free by Ivan Callus and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2004 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Theory, Culture, Criticism offers a collection of essays that provide provocative re-articulations of theory, culture and criticism. It contains distinguished and original work by a number of leading and emerging figures within cultural and critical theory and cultural studies who believe that all of the above is in urgent need of theoretical and practical exploration. In probing the feasibility and desirability of theory's re-articulation, the essays demonstrate that theory can only reinvent itself as worthwhile 'post-theory' through its own critical self-revaluation.


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A Brief History of Infinity

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ISBN 13 : 1472107640
Pages : 272 pages
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Download A Brief History of Infinity PDF Format Full Free by Brian Clegg and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its head, making it feasible that 1 = 0. Here is a concept that enables us to cram as many extra guests as we like into an already full hotel. Most bizarrely of all, it is quite easy to show that there must be something bigger than infinity - when it surely should be the biggest thing that could possibly be. Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate that takes us from Archimedes, counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite. Full of unexpected delights, whether St Augustine contemplating the nature of creation, Newton and Leibniz battling over ownership of calculus, or Cantor struggling to publicise his vision of the transfinite, infinity's fascination is in the way it brings together the everyday and the extraordinary, prosaic daily life and the esoteric. Whether your interest in infinity is mathematical, philosophical, spiritual or just plain curious, this accessible book offers a stimulating and entertaining read.


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ISBN 13 : 1506464610
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Eternalheart PDF Format Full Free by Carl McColman and published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heart is where the human soul and God meet. This is what teachings from Scripture and the mystics reveal: the heart is the temple of God within us and within the heart we hold the power to live a truly divine life. But how do we harness the tremendous love the heart is capable of generating? In Eternal Heart, Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, invites us to create an optimistic, visionary, and imaginative path to personal happiness and fulfillment. Weaving together teachings from the biblical tradition, literature of the mystics, and Buddhism, McColman engages us in profound, practical exercises for cultivating fuller, more abundant, and more satisfying lives. The path of Christian Mysticism is a path of action. By unlocking the mysteries in our hearts, we discover a source of power deep within us: a power for spiritual growth, and for creating meaningful relationships and working together to change the world for the better.


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How Many Socks Make a Pair?

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Publisher : JR Books Limited
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ISBN 13 : 1907532587
Pages : 176 pages
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Download How Many Socks Make a Pair? PDF Format Full Free by Rob Eastaway and published by JR Books Limited. This book was released on 2013-02-18 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div


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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443811858
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Metamorphosis and Place PDF Format Full Free by Mohamed Bakari and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If personal and national identity is often constructed in terms of place, how do our identities and values change as places themselves are transformed? What happens to the spaces in which we live as societal values and identities change? These questions can be asked of almost any discipline, whether one is taking a photograph or mapping a literary topography, tracing linguistic change in a geographic region or language’s importance to our conception of a political territory, building a house or place of worship on a physical plot of land, or constructing them from words on a page or computer software. Few places are ever uniquely our own. We share them, knowing that the geographic points stabilizing our own identities serve, on their reverse side, to support an entirely different set of meanings. We project our cultural (or disciplinary) markers onto landscapes which are already hardly blank, but full of others’ meanings. This collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literary and cultural studies, history, political science, architecture, anthropology, photography and art history, communications, sociology, lexicography, linguistics, tourism management and theoretical psychoanalysis, each shedding light on how place is both a transforming subject and a transformed object.


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To infinity and beyond!

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ISBN 13 : 9782916639048
Pages : 95 pages
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The End of Error

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ISBN 13 : 135166560X
Pages : 416 pages
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Download The End of Error PDF Format Full Free by John L. Gustafson and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Future of Numerical Computing Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power. A Complete Revamp of Computer Arithmetic from the Ground Up Richly illustrated in color, this groundbreaking book represents a fundamental change in how to perform calculations automatically. It illustrates how this novel approach can solve problems that have vexed engineers and scientists for decades, including problems that have been historically limited to serial processing. Suitable for Anyone Using Computers for Calculations The book is accessible to anyone who uses computers for technical calculations, with much of the book only requiring high school math. The author makes the mathematics interesting through numerous analogies. He clearly defines jargon and uses color-coded boxes for mathematical formulas, computer code, important descriptions, and exercises.


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Topology Through Inquiry

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Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
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ISBN 13 : 1470452766
Pages : 313 pages
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Download Topology Through Inquiry PDF Format Full Free by Michael Starbird and published by American Mathematical Soc.. This book was released on 2019-11-08 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Topology Through Inquiry is a comprehensive introduction to point-set, algebraic, and geometric topology, designed to support inquiry-based learning (IBL) courses for upper-division undergraduate or beginning graduate students. The book presents an enormous amount of topology, allowing an instructor to choose which topics to treat. The point-set material contains many interesting topics well beyond the basic core, including continua and metrizability. Geometric and algebraic topology topics include the classification of 2-manifolds, the fundamental group, covering spaces, and homology (simplicial and singular). A unique feature of the introduction to homology is to convey a clear geometric motivation by starting with mod 2 coefficients. The authors are acknowledged masters of IBL-style teaching. This book gives students joy-filled, manageable challenges that incrementally develop their knowledge and skills. The exposition includes insightful framing of fruitful points of view as well as advice on effective thinking and learning. The text presumes only a modest level of mathematical maturity to begin, but students who work their way through this text will grow from mathematics students into mathematicians. Michael Starbird is a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics. Among his works are two other co-authored books in the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) Textbook series. Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a past president of the MAA. Both authors are award-winning teachers, including each having received the MAA's Haimo Award for distinguished teaching. Starbird and Su are, jointly and individually, on lifelong missions to make learning—of mathematics and beyond—joyful, effective, and available to everyone. This book invites topology students and teachers to join in the adventure.


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To Infinity and Beyond

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0691178119
Pages : 304 pages
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Download To Infinity and Beyond PDF Format Full Free by Eli Maor and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind, from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M.C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity, a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates."--Los Angeles Times "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama." Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.... places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."-Science.


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ISBN 13 : 098885547X
Pages : 265 pages
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Fictions of Infinity

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110712407
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Fictions of Infinity PDF Format Full Free by Martin Riedelsheimer and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study traces the connection of infinity and Levinasian ethics in 21st-century fiction. It tackles the paradox of how infinity can be (re-)presented in the finite space between the covers of a book and finds an answer that combines conceptual metaphor theory with concepts from classical narratology and beyond, such as mise en abyme, textual circularity, intertextuality or omniscient narration. It argues that texts with such structures may be conceptualised as infinite via Lakoff and Núñez’s Basic Metaphor of Infinity. The catachrestic transfer of infinity from structure to text means that the texts themselves are understood to be infinite. Taking its cue from the central role of the infinite in Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics, the function of such ‘fictions of infinity’ turns out to be ethical: infinite textuality disrupts reading patterns and calls into question the reader’s spontaneity to interpret. This hypothesis is put to the test in detailed readings of four 21st-century novels, David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods, Ian McEwan’s Saturday and John Banville’s The Infinities. This book thus combines ethical criticism with structural aesthetics to uncover ethical potential in fiction.


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A Room Swept White

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ISBN 13 : 1848946759
Pages : 300 pages
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Download A Room Swept White PDF Format Full Free by Sophie Hannah and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-03-18 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critically acclaimed queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah's fifth suspense novel - a must-read for those who love Clare Mackintosh and Paula Hawkins. 'Beautifully written' Daily Express 'Terrifying' Heat Murder begins at home . . . TV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card at work. The card has sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four - numbers that mean nothing to her. On the same day, Fliss finds out she's going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. The documentary will focus on three women: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines. All three women are now free, and the doctor who did her best to send them to prison for life, child protection zealot Dr Judith Duffy, is under investigation for misconduct. For reasons she has shared with nobody, this is the last project Fliss wants to be working on. And then Helen Yardley is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four . . .


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Mathematics Under the Microscope

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Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
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ISBN 13 : 0821847619
Pages : 317 pages
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Download Mathematics Under the Microscope PDF Format Full Free by Alexandre Borovik and published by American Mathematical Soc.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author's goal is to start a dialogue between mathematicians and cognitive scientists. He discusses, from a working mathematician's point of view, the mystery of mathematical intuition: why are certain mathematical concepts more intuitive than others? To what extent does the ``small scale'' structure of mathematical concepts and algorithms reflect the workings of the human brain? What are the ``elementary particles'' of mathematics that build up the mathematical universe? The book is saturated with amusing examples from a wide range of disciplines--from turbulence to error-correcting codes to logic--as well as with just puzzles and brainteasers. Despite the very serious subject matter, the author's approach is lighthearted and entertaining. This is an unusual and unusually fascinating book. Readers who never thought about mathematics after their school years will be amazed to discover how many habits of mind, ideas, and even material objects that are inherently mathematical serve as building blocks of our civilization and everyday life. A professional mathematician, reluctantly breaking the daily routine, or pondering on some resisting problem, will open this book and enjoy a sudden return to his or her young days when mathematics was fresh, exciting, and holding all promises. And do not take the word ``microscope'' in the title too literally: in fact, the author looks around, in time and space, focusing in turn on a tremendous variety of motives, from mathematical ``memes'' (genes of culture) to an unusual life of a Hollywood star. --Yuri I. Manin, Max-Planck Institute of Mathematics, Bonn, and Northwestern University


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Entropy Theory of Aging Systems

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Publisher : World Scientific
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ISBN 13 : 1908978651
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Entropy Theory of Aging Systems PDF Format Full Free by Daniel Hershey and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2009-08-14 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entropy is a measure of order and disorder. If left alone, aging systems go spontaneously from youthful, low entropy and order to old, high entropy and disorder. This book presents the commonality of entropy principles which govern the birth, maturation, and senescent history of aging humans, corporations, and the universe. Mainly we introduce an entropy theory of aging, based on the non-equilibrium thermodynamic ideas of Ilya Prigogine, leading to the thermodynamic concepts of Excess Entropy (EE) and Excess Entropy Production (EEP). We describe the aging process in humans in terms of the EE and EEP concepts. This book also describes the informational entropy theory and equations of Claude Shannon and the six Hershey parameters which trace and mark the lifecycle of corporations. To conclude, this volume uses classical and informational entropy concepts, equations and calculations to explain the birth, evolution, and death of our aging universe, and all of this in relation to the concept of Infinity. Contents:Life and DeathEntropy, Infinity and GodLifespan and Factors Affecting It: HumansEntropy Theory of Aging Systems: HumansEntropy Theory of Aging Systems: The CorporationEntropy Theory at Aging Systems: The Universe Readership: General audience, astrophysicists, physical chemists, researchers and academics in chaos, physics, engineering, mathematics, social science and life sciences. Keywords:Entropy;Prigogine;Shannon;Information;Hershey;Universe;Lifestyles;Corporations;SystemsKey Features:Describes comprehensively the aging process that is very similar for humans, corporation, and the universeHighlights that Infinity is the universal attractor, where everything begins and endsFeatures essentially an entropy “theory of everything”


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Philosophy for Children Across the Primary Curriculum

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 0429558090
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Philosophy for Children Across the Primary Curriculum PDF Format Full Free by Alison Shorer and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-26 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an easy-to-use, theme-based resource book for Philosophy for Children (P4C) practitioners in primary school settings. It covers ten popular themes which include many current affair issues and enduring curriculum themes such as artificial intelligence, biodiversity, resilience, and waste. Each theme provides planning for every subject and links to the relevant English national curriculum expectations. Offering ideas for a year’s worth of work, it can be dipped into for inspiration or used for step-by-step sessions. There are links to video clips, websites, and stories that teachers and practitioners can use to base their concept exploration and enquires on. Presenting a range of philosophical ideas, activities, and resources, this book is essential for all primary P4C facilitators excited by embedding and exploring philosophy across the curriculum.


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Spiral CT of the Abdomen

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ISBN 13 : 3642569765
Pages : 554 pages
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Download Spiral CT of the Abdomen PDF Format Full Free by F. Terrier and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The advent of spiral CT has led to a major breakthrough in abdominal imaging. This richly illustrated volume, written by US and European experts in the field, provides technical information on the modality and considers in depth the key pathologies of each abdominal organ system in which spiral CT has resulted in major diagnostic improvements.