The Ellipse: A Historical and Mathematical Journey by Arthur Mazer

By Arthur Mazer

Explores the improvement of the ellipse and offers mathematical ideas inside of a wealthy, ancient context

The Ellipse incorporates a particular, narrative strategy whilst providing the advance of this mathematical fixture, revealing its parallels to mankind's development from the Counter-Reformation to the Enlightenment. Incorporating illuminating old history and examples, the writer brings jointly easy options from geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to discover the ellipse because the form of a planet's orbit round the sun.

The booklet starts with a dialogue that tells the tale of man's pursuit of the ellipse, from Aristarchus to Newton's winning unveiling approximately millenniums later. The narrative attracts insightful similarities among mathematical advancements and the development of the Greeks, Romans, Medieval Europe, and Renaissance Europe. the writer starts every one bankruptcy via atmosphere the old backdrop that's pertinent to the mathematical fabric that's mentioned, equipping readers with the data to totally take hold of the provided examples and derive the ellipse because the planetary pathway. All themes are awarded in either old and mathematical contexts, and extra mathematical tours are sincerely marked in order that readers have a guidepost for the fabrics' relevance to the advance of the ellipse.

The Ellipse is a wonderful booklet for classes at the heritage of arithmetic on the undergraduate point. it's also a desirable reference for mathematicians, engineers, or someone with a basic curiosity in ancient mathematics.

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Hold'em Wisdom for all Players by Daniel Negreanu

By Daniel Negreanu

For starting and amateur avid gamers who are looking to play and win at Texas hold'em'95% of the card-playing market'this is the right antidote. The publication is designed for these gamers who are looking to study 'right now' and luxuriate in fast luck on the tables. Fifty fast sections concentrate on key successful suggestions, making studying either effortless and speedy.

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Contemporary Brainteasers by Terry Stickels

By Terry Stickels

What number playing cards do i must deal earlier than i do know for yes that you've a straight?
If typists can kind pages in mins, what number typists will it take to style 18 pages?
How many days are in five million seconds?
If you think that those are strong questions, this is often the booklet for you! Over 2 hundred interesting puzzles regarding mathematical and mechanical calculations comprise demanding situations on your lateral pondering and logical reasoning. whilst your brain's uninterested in being teased, you could seek advice the whole ideas.

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Through the Clock's Workings by Amy Barker (ed.)

By Amy Barker (ed.)

An international first! the 1st remixed and remixable anthology of literature. This anthology of brief tales isn't a few textual tome, frozen in time and house. it really is alive, evolving organically in a continuing nation of flux. Why? simply because each one tale is on the market below an artistic Commons licence, supplying you with rights to percentage and reuse the e-book as you spot healthy. So how do you employ a remixable anthology? basic. Step 1 - Thumb your method during the pages at will. locate the tales you like, those you hate, those which may be higher. Step 2 - Re/create. every one tale is yours to percentage and to remix. Use just one paragraph or personality or simply make sophisticated adjustments. swap the style, adjust its formal or stylistic features, or revise its message. Use as little or up to you love - so long as it really works. Step three - percentage. be a part of a turning out to be neighborhood of literature remixing. publish your remixes to the Remix My Lit web site, , and begin sharing. the total anthology may be remixed - the unique tales, the remixes, or even the fonts.

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How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Contests in the 21st by Steve LeDoux

By Steve LeDoux

Profitable participant and contestant Steve Ledoux stocks his abilities in opting for lottery numbers, successful sweepstakes and contests, and recognizing unlawful scams during this savvy choice of prize-winning options. Lottery and sweepstakes hopefuls easy methods to locate definitely the right contests to go into, the best way to defend themselves from cheaters, and what to anticipate after profitable, together with tips to care for the IRS and provides interviews to the media. net sweepstakes, contests, and assets whole this advisor to successful the jackpot.

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Logic & Mathematical Paradoxes by Sindy Dunbar

By Sindy Dunbar

Desk of Contents
Chapter 1 - Accuracy Paradox & Apportionment Paradox
Chapter 2 - All Horses are an identical colour & endless Regress
Chapter three - Drinker Paradox & Lottery Paradox
Chapter four - Paradoxes of fabric Implication
Chapter five - Raven Paradox
Chapter 6 - unforeseen striking Paradox
Chapter 7 - Banach–Tarski Paradox
Chapter eight - sea coast Paradox & Paradoxical Set
Chapter nine - Gabriel's Horn & lacking sq. Puzzle
Chapter 10 - Smale's Paradox & Hausdorff Paradox
Chapter eleven - Borel–Kolmogorov Paradox & Berkson's Paradox
Chapter 12 - child Paradox & Burali-Forti Paradox
Chapter thirteen - Elevator Paradox
Chapter 14 - Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
Chapter 15 - Gambler's Fallacy

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