How Round Is Your Circle?

Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet
Author: John Bryant,Chris Sangwin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691149925
Category: Mathematics
Page: 306
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'How Round is your Circle?' includes chapters on: hard lines; how to draw a straight line; four-bar variations; building the world's first rules; dividing the circle; falling aprat; follow my leader; all approximations are rational; all a matter of balance; and finding some equilibrium.

How Round Is Your Circle?

Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet
Author: John Bryant,Chris Sangwin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400837952
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
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How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to explore many of the same fundamental questions that working engineers deal with every day--it's challenging, hands-on, and fun. John Bryant and Chris Sangwin illustrate how physical models are created from abstract mathematical ones. Using elementary geometry and trigonometry, they guide readers through paper-and-pencil reconstructions of mathematical problems and show them how to construct actual physical models themselves--directions included. It's an effective and entertaining way to explain how applied mathematics and engineering work together to solve problems, everything from keeping a piston aligned in its cylinder to ensuring that automotive driveshafts rotate smoothly. Intriguingly, checking the roundness of a manufactured object is trickier than one might think. When does the width of a saw blade affect an engineer's calculations--or, for that matter, the width of a physical line? When does a measurement need to be exact and when will an approximation suffice? Bryant and Sangwin tackle questions like these and enliven their discussions with many fascinating highlights from engineering history. Generously illustrated, How Round Is Your Circle? reveals some of the hidden complexities in everyday things.

How Round is Your Circle?

Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet
Author: John Bryant,Christopher J. Sangwin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691131184
Category: Mathematics
Page: 306
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'How Round is your Circle?' includes chapters on: hard lines; how to draw a straight line; four-bar variations; building the world's first rules; dividing the circle; falling aprat; follow my leader; all approximations are rational; all a matter of balance; and finding some equilibrium.

Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations


Author: Keith Ball
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841240
Category: Mathematics
Page: 272
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How does mathematics enable us to send pictures from space back to Earth? Where does the bell-shaped curve come from? Why do you need only 23 people in a room for a 50/50 chance of two of them sharing the same birthday? In Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations, Keith Ball highlights how ideas, mostly from pure math, can answer these questions and many more. Drawing on areas of mathematics from probability theory, number theory, and geometry, he explores a wide range of concepts, some more light-hearted, others central to the development of the field and used daily by mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. Each of the book's ten chapters begins by outlining key concepts and goes on to discuss, with the minimum of technical detail, the principles that underlie them. Each includes puzzles and problems of varying difficulty. While the chapters are self-contained, they also reveal the links between seemingly unrelated topics. For example, the problem of how to design codes for satellite communication gives rise to the same idea of uncertainty as the problem of screening blood samples for disease. Accessible to anyone familiar with basic calculus, this book is a treasure trove of ideas that will entertain, amuse, and bemuse students, teachers, and math lovers of all ages.

Banking on Our Future

A Program for Teaching You and Your Kids about Money
Author: John Bryant,Michael Graubart Levin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807047170
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 168
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Informs readers how to make economically sound money management decisions, stressing responsibility and the importance of parents acting as financial models for their children.

Chris Brasher

The Man Who Made the London Marathon
Author: John Bryant
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1845136845
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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DIV One of the most remarkable – and controversial – sporting figures in British history, Chris Brasher piled unique achievement on unique achievement. It was Chris Brasher who, along with Chris Chataway, paced Roger Bannister to break the 4-minute mile. Then he won his own Olympic Gold Medal in the steeplechase at the 1956 Olympics. Probably best known now for founding the London Marathon, Chris went on to become one of the founders of the modern sports of fell-running and orienteering.. At the Observer, he also effectively invented modern sports feature writing. Plus, he also invented the now-ubiquitous Brasher walking boot, with the revolutionary aim of making heavy boots as comfortable as training shoes. Along the way he built up a highly successful sportswear chain, and even, in later life a stable of racehorses. But Chris Brasher was also a highly controversial individual: irascible, domineering – a good friend but a bad enemy – and above all a hugely competitive man who had to win in everything he did. Now, John Bryant, who knew Brasher well as a friend, has written the extraordinary story of this impossible and amazing man’s life. Whether you’re a sports journalist, a Lakeland fell-runner, a weekend rambler or one of the 50,000 competitors in the London Marathon, Chris Brasher changed your life. /div

Ungraspable Phantom

Essays on Moby-Dick
Author: John Bryant,Mary K. Bercaw Edwards,Timothy Marr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606350683
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 373
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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

How to Get By Without Even Trying
Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449483216
Category: Humor
Page: 176
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You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they’re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like “actionable,” in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here. Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on: how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them the key to making your presentations “interactive.” If you hadn’t noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now—from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice—advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications


Author: E. C. Zachmanoglou,Dale W. Thoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613217X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 432
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This text explores the essentials of partial differential equations as applied to engineering and the physical sciences. Discusses ordinary differential equations, integral curves and surfaces of vector fields, the Cauchy-Kovalevsky theory, more. Problems and answers.

Plain Plane Geometry


Author: Amol Sasane
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814740462
Category: Mathematics
Page: 288
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The book constitutes an elementary course on Plane Euclidean Geometry, pitched at pre-university or at advanced high school level. It is a concise book treating the subject axiomatically, but since it is meant to be a first introduction to the subject, excessive rigour is avoided, making it appealing to a younger audience as well. The aim is to cover the basics of the subject, while keeping the subject lively by means of challenging and interesting exercises. This makes it relevant also for students participating in mathematics circles and in mathematics olympiads. Each section contains several problems, which are not purely drill exercises, but are intended to introduce a sense of "play" in mathematics, and inculcate appreciation of the elegance and beauty of geometric results. There is an abundance of colour pictures illustrating results and their proofs. A section on hints and a further section on detailed solutions to all the exercises appear at the end of the book, making the book ideal also for self-study.

Circle of Greed

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees
Author: Patrick Dillon,Carl Cannon
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307589170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and—most famously—Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach's story is it. From the Hardcover edition.

Mathematics for Computer Science


Author: Eric Lehman,F. Thomson Leighton,Albert R. Meyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789888407064
Category:
Page: 979
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This book covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.

Applications of Green's Functions in Science and Engineering


Author: Michael D. Greenberg
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486797961
Category: Mathematics
Page: 160
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In addition to coverage of Green's function, this concise introductory treatment examines boundary value problems, generalized functions, eigenfunction expansions, partial differential equations, and acoustics. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students. 1971 edition.

Maps and Geography


Author: Ken Jennings,Mike Lowery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442473282
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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Offers facts about the highest landmarks and mountains, the deepest depth of the seas, what countries are shaped like food, ocean inhabitants, and capital location changes.

Math from Three to Seven

The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers
Author: Aleksandr Kalmanovich Zvonkin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 082186873X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 300
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This book is a captivating account of a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. As anyone who has taught or raised young children knows, mathematical education for little kids is a real mystery. What are they capable of? What should they learn first? How hard should they work? Should they even "work" at all? Should we push them, or just let them be? There are no correct answers to these questions, and the author deals with them in classic math-circle style: he doesn't ask and then answer a question, but shows us a problem--be it mathematical or pedagogical--and describes to us what happened. His book is a narrative about what he did, what he tried, what worked, what failed, but most important, what the kids experienced. This book does not purport to show you how to create precocious high achievers. It is just one person's story about things he tried with a half-dozen young children. Mathematicians, psychologists, educators, parents, and everybody interested in the intellectual development in young children will find this book to be an invaluable, inspiring resource. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

Visual Cultures in Science and Technology

A Comparative History
Author: Klaus Hentschel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191027707
Category: Science
Page: 528
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This book is offers a broad, comparative survey of a booming field within the history of science: the history, generation, use, and function of images in scientific practice. It explores every aspect of visuality in science, arguing for the concept of visual domains. What makes a good scientific image? What cultural baggage is essential to it? Is science indeed defined by its pictures? This book attempts a synthesis. It delves into the rich reservoir of case studies on visual representations in scientific and technological practice that have accumulated over the past couple of decades by historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science. The main aim is thus located on the meta-level. It adopts an integrative view of recurrently noted general features of visual cultures in science and technology, something hitherto unachieved and believed by many to be a mission impossible. By systematic comparison of numerous case studies, the purview broadens away from myopic microanalysis in search of overriding patterns. The many different disciplines and research areas involved encompass mathematics, technology, natural history, medicine, the geosciences, astronomy, chemistry, and physics. The chosen examples span the period from the Renaissance to the late 20th century. The broad range of visual representations in scientific practice is treated, as well as schooling in pattern recognition, design and implementation of visual devices, and a narrowing in on the special role of illustrators and image specialists.

The Puzzle Universe

A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles
Author: Ivan Moscovich
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770854758
Category: Mathematical recreations
Page: 396
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A renowned puzzle master and game inventor presents 315 new and traditional puzzles.

Geometric and Engineering Drawing


Author: Ken Morling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536197
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 360
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For all students and lecturers of basic engineering and technical drawing The new edition of this successful text describes all the geometric instructions and engineering drawing information, likely to be needed by anyone preparing or interpreting drawings or designs. There are also plenty of exercises to practise these principles.

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook

The Complete Middle School Study Guide
Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523505443
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 512
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Part “CliffsNotes,” part workbook, this Big Fat Notebook is a totally new kind of middle school study guide to help kids ace math. It's like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in your class—with everything you need to know (even topic review!) presented in a fun and interactive style.