Coincidences, Chaos, and All that Math Jazz

Making Light of Weighty Ideas
Author: Edward B. Burger,Michael P. Starbird
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393329315
Category: Mathematics
Page: 276
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An irreverent and accessible explanation of challenging puzzles within the world of mathematics considers such topics as the link between a pineapple's spirals and the famous Fibonacci numbers, the shape of the universe as reflected by a twisted strip of paper, and the parallels between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. Reprint.

Nexus Network Journal 8,1


Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764377472
Category: Mathematics
Page: 139
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From ancient to modern, architects have looked for fundamental underlying principles of geometry and proportion on which to found their designs. Such principles not only provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide a source of cultural meaning. This book illustrates the use of fundamental principles of geometry and proportion in two ancient cultures, the Bronze Age and the Roman Age, as well as in twentieth-century North America.

Los 5 elementos del pensamiento efectivo


Author: Edward B. Burger,Michael Starbird
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8449328446
Category:
Page: 160
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The Players of Religion


Author: Nicholas Shaw
Publisher: ShieldCrest
ISBN: 0955855780
Category: Religion
Page: 302
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The Players of religion is a controversial philosophical discourse that is written in a friendly and entertaining manner, that should show people this is the way in which religion should be discussed. All the characters in this book are of religious significance, but there is one character that was once a true philosopher, and that is Sankara.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology
Author: Carl C. Gaither,Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461411149
Category: Science
Page: 2867
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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum
Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0525576975
Category: Education
Page: 576
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A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.

Jazz


Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788440656964
Category: Fiction
Page: 357
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Joe y Violet llegaron a la gran ciudad desde su natal Virginia huyendo de la intolerancia y creyendo que tambin ellos seran partcipes de la ilusin colectiva de bienestar que les permitira trabajar en libertad al margen del color de su piel. La vida pareca soportable ahora, pero Joe, incapaz de resistir la hermosura de una adolescente y para que el sentimiento con su joven amante no acabara nunca, se convirti en asesino. A partir de este momento, el hombre deber aprender a vivir con su culpa y con el dolor ajeno, y Violet, la esposa que acuchill el rostro sin vida de su enemiga, seguir acunando en sueos al hijo que nunca tuvo, llorar con su hombre esa pasin que fue y ensayar su pena por las calles y avenidas de Nueva York, cuya msica peculiar marca la vida de miles de inmigrantes. Toni Morrison, premio Nobel de literatura y una de las escritoras ms representativas de la cultura afroamericana, aprovecha el retrato de un crimen pasional para abordar al melanclico ritmo del blues esta lcida historia de un amor hecho de cotidianeidad y necesidad, una magnfica novela que nace de los desgarrados acordes del amor fou.

MathHorizons


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Is God a Mathematician?


Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416594437
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
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Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? investigates why mathematics is as powerful as it is. From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that—mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? If, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is “a product of human thought that is independent of experience,” how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us? Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world. This fascinating book will interest anyone curious about the human mind, the scientific world, and the relationship between them.

Mathematical Reviews


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Fuera de serie

Por qué unas personas tienen éxito y otras no
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430615512
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Del máximo gurú de los negocios, autor de La clave del éxito. The tipping point e Inteligencia intuitiva. ¿Qué diferencia a quienes hacen algo especial en la vida de quienes no lo hacen? Fuera de serie explora las curiosas historias de los grandes jugadores de fútbol; bucea en la peculiar infancia de Bill Gates; busca qué convirtió a los Beatles en el mejor grupo de rock; y se pregunta qué distingue a los pilotos que estrellan aviones de los que no. A través de su viaje por el mundo de los «fuera de serie», los mejores, los más brillantes y famosos, nos convence de que nuestro modo de pensar en el éxito es erróneo. Prestamos demasiada atención al aspecto de estas personas, y muy poca al lugar de donde vienen, es decir, a su cultura, su familia, su generación y a las singularidades de su educación. Brillante y entretenido, Fuera de serie es toda una referencia que al mismo tiempo iluminará y hará disfrutar. Reseñas: «Leer Fuera de serie es un verdadero placer, y Gladwell nos deja dándoles vueltas a sus ingeniosas teorías durante días.» David Leonhardt, The New York Times «Fuera de serie es un libro convincente y entusiasta. Su secreto es que no trata sólo de los fuera de serie, sino de la gente en general.» Robert Colvile, Telegraph «Las teorías de Malcolm Gladwell, que ya gozan de una impresionante popularidad, han convertido su apellido en un adjetivo: ¡Gladwelliano! En Fuera de serie, matiza nuestro culto al éxito.» Jason Zengerle, New York Magazine «Una vez más, Gladwell demuestra dominar un género del que, de hecho, es pionero: el de los libros que esclarecen las causas ocultas tras los fenómenos del día a día.» Publishers Weekly «Malcolm Gladwell, escritor de éxito masivo, se ha convertido en uno de los grandes especialistas de nuestro tiempo en iluminar las zonas de sombra con su mezcla de periodismo, estudios científicos, historia y filosofía. Amante de llevar la contraria [...] Su objetivo es colocar junto a la certeza un signo de interrogación. [...] Gladwell define su trabajo como "no ficción pop". [...] Es un cheerleader de las ciencias sociales. [...] A la vista de los millones de lectores que han devorado sus libros, cabría decir que hay algo tranquilizador en ver ideas confirmadas por los estudios citados. También es curioso y seductor.» El País Semanal «Un mago en los libros de autoayuda. [...] Con más de 10 millones de ejemplares vendidos, Malcolm Gladwell es uno de los principales escritores "motivacionales", gurú del éxito y analista de "estrategias para triunfar". La clave del éxito, Inteligencia intuitiva, Lo que vio el perro y Fuera de serie son libros que ejecutivos y líderes de todo tipo devoran en los aeropuertos.» La Gaceta de los negocios

La Biblia envenenada


Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Damián Alou
Publisher: Ediciones Del Bronce
ISBN: 9788484530251
Category: Fiction
Page: 675
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África. El Congo. 1959. Finaliza la época colonial; algunos grupos independentistas comienzan a alzar su voz. En medio de este complicado panorama, un pastor protestante decide viajar con su esposa y cuatro hijas hasta el intrincado lugar. Cada uno de los protagonistas tendrá su propio punto de vista sobre la historia de esa familia, y nos lo contarán. Nathan, el padre, es un hombre de fe inquebrantable, pero demasiado riguroso; toda su vida gira alrededor de una religión que es exigente e impersonal. Habrá que ver si él podrá transmitir su mensaje de fe a los habitantes de aquella aldea pobre; acostumbrados a sus propios dioses, creencias y tradiciones. La historia de la familia será sólo un telón de fondo para justificar el verdadero relato. El panorama desolado que se vive allí; un ambiente lleno de plagas, enfermedades y muerte; el hastío de las mujeres ante las dificultades de la vida que parecen nunca acabar.

Artemisa


Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490698953
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Artemisa es la esperada nueva novela del autor de El marciano, el libro que ha abierto la ciencia ficción al gran público, convirtiéndose en un fenómeno editorial en 40 países con más de 3.000.000 de ejemplares vendidos, y una película de gran presupuesto: Marte de Ridey Scott, con Matt Damon como protagonista. Jazz Bashara es una criminal... O al menos lo parece. La vida en Artemisa, la primera y única ciudad de la Luna, es difícil si no eres un turista adinerado o un multimillonario excéntrico. Así que hacer un poco de contrabando de lo más inofensivo no cuenta, ¿verdad? Sobre todo cuando hay que pagar deudas y tu trabajo como transportista apenas paga el alquiler. De pronto, Jazz ve la oportunidad de cambiar su destino cometiendo un delito a cambio de una lucrativa recompensa. Y ahí empiezan todos sus problemas, pues al hacerlo se enreda en una auténtica conspiración por el control de Artemisa que le obliga a poner en peligro su propia vida... Críticas: «Weir muestra una habilidad de virtuoso al escribir situaciones altamente técnicas y hacerlas comprensibles a los lectores.» Kirkus Reviews «Weir ha creado la combinación perfecta entre acción y aventura clásica en el espacio.» Library Journal Críticas sobre El marciano: «La mejor novela de ciencia ficción en años.» Wall Street Journal «Un impresionante debut.» Entertainment Weekly «Una lectura que devorarán los fans de los viajes espaciales.» USA Today «Un thriller de supervivencia que no da tregua, entretenido y creativo.» Ernest Cline

Number Theory Through Inquiry


Author: David C. Marshall,Edward Odell,Michael Starbird
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883857510
Category: Mathematics
Page: 140
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This innovative textbook leads students on a carefully guided discovery of introductory number theory. The book has two equally significant goals. The first is to help students develop mathematical thinking skills, particularly theorem-proving skills. The other goal is to help students understand some of the wonderfully rich ideas in the mathematical study of numbers. This book is appropriate for a proof transitions course, for independent study, or for a course designed as an introduction to abstract mathematics. It is designed to be used with an instructional technique variously called guided discovery or Modified Moore Method or Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). Instructors' materials explain the instructional method, which gives students a totally different experience compared to a standard lecture course. Students develop an attitude of personal reliance and a sense that they can think effectively about difficult problems; goals that are fundamental to the educational enterprise within and beyond mathematics.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Math Educ


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Contains abstracts in the field of mathematics education extracted from documents worldwide.

Science and Scientists


Author: Salem Press,Salem Press Editors
Publisher: Magill's Choice
ISBN: 9781587653025
Category: Science
Page: 1189
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Documents the major breakthroughs in science from ancient times to the present with emphasis on the modern era.

American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Applied iterative methods


Author: Charles L. Byrne
Publisher: A K Peters Ltd
ISBN: 9781568813424
Category: Mathematics
Page: 376
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Applied Iterative Methods is a self-contained treatise suitable as both a reference and a graduate-level textbook in the area of iterative algorithms. It is the first book to combine subjects such as optimization, convex analysis, and approximation theory and organize them around a detailed and mathematically sound treatment of iterative algorithms. Such algorithms are used in solving problems in a diverse area of applications, most notably in medical imaging such as emission and transmission tomography and magnetic-resonance imaging, as well as in intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Other applications, which lie outside of medicine, are remote sensing and hyperspectral imaging. This book details a great number of different iterative algorithms that are universally applicable.