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As Easy As Pi

Author : Jamie Buchan
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It's hard to imagine a world without numbers in this day and age, when our whole life is centered around commerce and money, and it is the only language that is the same the world over. However, did you know that for a long period of time people could not get their heads around the idea of zero, a figure representing nothing, and that it was even regarded as heretical in some circles? As Easy As Pi is an entertaining and accessible guide, written for those who love numbers - and those who don't - and uncovers a great deal of lore and intriguing information. Including: . Snippets of fascinating numerical facts . Myths and mysticism in the world of numbers . Numbers in language and used as slang . Pop-culture trivia . Useful mathematical rules to remember Taking a quirky and insightful look at the world of numbers, As Easy As Pi will delight and entertain any number enthusiast.

Easy as p

Author : Oleg A. Ivanov
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An introduction for readers with some high school mathematics to both the higher and the more fundamental developments of the basic themes of elementary mathematics. Chapters begin with a series of elementary problems, cleverly concealing more advanced mathematical ideas. These are then made explicit and further developments explored, thereby deepending and broadening the readers' understanding of mathematics. The text arose from a course taught for several years at St. Petersburg University, and nearly every chapter ends with an interesting commentary on the relevance of its subject matter to the actual classroom setting. However, it may be recommended to a much wider readership; even the professional mathematician will derive much pleasureable instruction from it.

Easy as Pi

Author : Liz Strachan
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If you're brilliant at everything else, but lack confidence when it comes to maths, join Liz Strachan, a maths teacher with many, many years of experience, on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of numbers, algebra and geometry. In the same inimitable, entertaining way she did in her previous bestselling books, A Slice of Pi and Numbers Are Forever, Liz will take readers from number-phobics to mathematical know-it-alls in no time at all. Peppered with absolutely terrible maths jokes and quirkily illustrated by Steven Appleby, this light-hearted but informative book will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.

Genomics easy as Pi

Author : Uki D. Lucas
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This book has been inspired by recent convergence of two sciences, both of which are my life-long passions, both of which for the first time this year are becoming affordable to a an average person: genomics and cluster computers. The field of genomics has exploded in last few years beyond belief, the original human genome sequencing project, finished in year 2000, took 13 years and $3 billion to complete. Today, the cost of sequencing of the whole genome is approaching $800 (in bulk) and can be done in couple of hours. The genome research has been concentrated around the prestigious institutions with generous grants that could afford access to newest sequencing technology. The positive outcome of the research sponsored by the public funds is that the results are also public and anyone can have access to genetic sequence information from the Web base databases and FTP sites. With a quick search you can get sequences of many organisms ranging from common bacteria, yeast, corn, wheat, fruit flies, mouse, rats, extinct mammals, monkeys, apes, Neanderthal and many humans. Sequencing the next genome take hours now and there are thousands of them sequenced now, as you read it. For couple of hundreds of dollars you can determine presence of some interesting sequences using companies like 23andMe, best of all you can download the raw data of your test and start comparing it against other genomes or databases of genes immediately. At the same time the medical field is learning about hundreds of thousands on proteins and trying to figure out which genetic sequences code for them. Doctors are discovering the genetic association of many diseases and individual drug interactions. Each human genome is composed of 3.3 billion letters (base-pairs), comparing it against multiple other genomes requires some serious processing power. There are other organisms such as loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) that have 23 billion base pairs in their DNA, that is 7 time more than human! Due to the sheer amount of the data being generated every day there is a vast opportunity for new software tools and new applications of that knowledge. The field of genomics is growing faster than any other technological advance in human history and few would argue that with potentially the biggest impact on our future lives since we learned how to use fire.

Easy as

Author : Oleg A. Ivanov
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An introduction for readers with some high school mathematics to both the higher and the more fundamental developments of the basic themes of elementary mathematics. Chapters begin with a series of elementary problems, cleverly concealing more advanced mathematical ideas. These are then made explicit and further developments explored, thereby deepending and broadening the readers' understanding of mathematics. The text arose from a course taught for several years at St. Petersburg University, and nearly every chapter ends with an interesting commentary on the relevance of its subject matter to the actual classroom setting. However, it may be recommended to a much wider readership; even the professional mathematician will derive much pleasureable instruction from it.

Pillsbury Easy as Pie

Author : Pillsbury Editors
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The pie cookbook that's as easy as 1-2-3 With Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, it’s easier than ever to bake delicious pies with that light and flaky golden-brown crust everyone loves. Pillsbury Easy as Pie serves up 140 mouthwatering pies of every type and stripe, from rustic treats to elegant creations, plus 80 beautiful full-color photos. You'll find comforting fruit and berry pies, creamy or chilled favorites, holiday pies and tarts and even savory pies, turnovers and quiches. There’s also simple advice on pie basics like handling the crust correctly, creating fun edges and making lattice and other easy decorative crusts treatments. No matter what your level of experience, you'll find easy recipes for delectable pies, including Perfect Apple, Fresh Strawberry and Country Rhubarb pies; Banana Cream, Fluffy Key Lime and Coffee Ice Cream pies; Cranberry-Cheesecake Tart, Pumpkin Pie and Peppermint Truffle Pie; Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Leek Quiche and even empanadas!

All the Math That s Fit to Print

Author : Keith Devlin
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This volume collects many of the columns Keith Devlin wrote for The Guardian.

As Easy as Pi

Author : John Buchan
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Transport

Author : Fiona Rayns
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Easy As Pi

Author : Jonah Balmford
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Easy As Pi - A compilation of pie recipes costing less than the value of pi to make.

Easy as Pi

Author : Jamie Buchan
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Have you ever wondered what makes "seventh heaven" and "cloud nine" so blissful and the number 13 so unlucky? Here's the "4-1-1" on the origins of numerical expressions and the importance of numbers in fiction, film, culture, and religion, including: How 007 became James Bond's number Imaginary numbers and how they exist How the binary system manages to say so much with only two numbers That bedding has nothing to do with being "three sheets to the wind" The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451? Which block of Social Security numbers will never be assigned to anyone With Easy as Pi, you'll soon impress your friends with your knowledge of numbers--even if you're math averse. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

On Infinite Sequences almost as Easy as pi

Author : José Luis Balcázar
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Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Volume 1

Author : Ken Ham
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One of the most popular misconceptions by people who have walked away from the Church and their faith is that the Bible contains errors or inaccurate accounts. Many people also simply accept without question the claim by others that the Bible is full of contradictions. Even more disturbing is that a growing number of Christians are unable to respond when presented with an apparent inconsistency in the Bible. Now in a bold defense for the accuracy of Scripture, Ken Ham leads a powerful team of contributors in providing core biblical truths to help refute claims regarding the inaccuracy of God's Holy Word. Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions: • Addresses over 40 issues of contention in the Old and New Testaments including Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Matthew, John, Acts, and Revelation • Contains vital and relevant context by Steve Fazekas, Bodie Hodge, Roger Patterson, Stacia McKeever, Gary Vaterlaus, Dr. Jason Lisle, Paul F. Taylor, John Upchurch, and Dr. Georgia Purdom • Equips you to accurately defend your faith while challenging secular or humanistic agendas With nearly two-thirds of young people leaving the Church when they move from home, there has never been a more important time to have a reasoned response for those who desire only to undermine your faith. This book is a great starting point in teaching you how to think and then respond to false claims regarding the Bible. It is imperative that believers are able to stand firm in their faith, and have answers to the culture's attacks on the Bible.

Revival The Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists 1995

Author : Paul W Ross
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The Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists is a single-volume, ready reference for the practicing engineer and scientist in industry, government, and academia as well as the novice computer user. It provides the most up-to-date information in a variety of areas such as common platforms and operating systems, applications programs, networking, and many other problem-solving tools necessary to effectively use computers on a daily basis. Specific platforms and environments thoroughly discussed include MS-DOS®, Microsoft® WindowsTM, the Macintosh® and its various systems, UNIXTM, DEC VAXTM, IBM® mainframes, OS/2®, WindowsTM NT, and NeXTSTEPTM. Word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, integrated packages, computer presentation systems, groupware, and a number of useful utilities are also covered. Several extensive sections in the book are devoted to mathematical and statistical software. Information is provided on circuits and control simulation programs, finite element tools, and solid modeling tools.

Reflections on Contemporary Life

Author : Reza Noubary
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It all started around sixty years ago when a young boy witnessed an earthquake that caused detrimental harm to an innocent community. The unfortunate event left a deep impression on him. He couldn’t forget that when he would ask about it, he would only be told that they must have done something bad to anger the god. Even though he was still young, he did not find the answer convincing. He then devoted almost all his waking moments to thinking about and making sense of what happened that day. He wondered what could have been done to prevent it, leaving him in a disarray of thoughts. This became a stimulant for his inquisitive mind and an incentive to strive to understand disaster-like events. In the case of earthquakes, his struggle resulted in two books and more than fifty research articles. The present book reflects the boy’s (who is now an old man) life experiences and from looking at the world around him as an insider, outsider, majority, minority, winner, loser, believer, denier, single, married, student, teacher, son, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and enemy. His quest for finding answers to his many questions led him to live and work in places such as Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Iran, and the United States. In his pass/journey, he had to deal with a hard childhood, poverty, health issues (both physical and mental), revolution, war, shortage, pain and suffering around him, and the stress of learning different languages and adjusting to different cultures. Through these hardships, he learned a great deal about the dynamic aspects of life and the changes that take place accordingly. The book reflects all this together with his multicultural background and views on topics such as social values, living, faith, mathematics, sports, and health.

A Quick History of Math

Author : Clive Gifford
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Maths + history + jokes - boring bits = A Quick History of Maths. This book begins around 43,000 years ago with a notched baboon leg, the Lebombo bone (the very first mathematical object in the world) and rushes us past Hindu numerals and the invention of zero, via Pythagoras, Pascal and probability, right up to the present day, with big data and the maths that rules our digital lives. Geometri-cool! You will discover: How to count on your fingers (there are more ways than you might think!) Why we have 60 seconds in a minute (hint: it’s to do with the ancient Babylonians) How to count like an Egyptian (using hieroglyphs) Why it’s hip to be square using square numbers A Pythagorean party trick The naked truth of Archimedes’ bath time mathematics How to do matha-magic with magic squares …and much more. In chronological order from pre-history to present day, this is the story of maths itself. It’s 43,000 years of human mathematical endeavor squeezed into one book for your reading pleasure. Illustrated with funny cartoons and packed with fascinating facts, you’ll be laughing and learning how to be a better mathematician.

How to Climb an Elephant

Author : Peter Haney
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Never trust a bogus vicar. Valentine Pope's journey from the desperation of the slag heap to the summit of the Famous C Bedstore -and beyond. A self-help book for cool chicks and shrewd dudes.

Old in the Knees but Young at Heart

Author : Reza Noubary
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As long as you have enthusiasm you radiate energy of young-hood. The story of our senior years is both interesting and fascinating. A lot can be said about the experiences we go through and the changes we observe. This book is a collection of short articles and essays about some aspects of life in general and old age in particular. Its goal is to delight readers and help them to see the positive aspects of the senior life. Topics included cover both serious and funny sides of growing old. Some topics are general, and others are basic lessons I learned while living in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. For the ease of reading, the articles are presented independently from one another whenever possible. Sources utilized are cited in the end of each article. Few related topics are also included for stimulation of worked-out minds.

Eat Your Math Homework

Author : Ann McCallum
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This collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts is sure to tempt taste buds and make you hungry for more. Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Stack Sticks. Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies. Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more.

Mathematical Card Magic

Author : Colm Mulcahy
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Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter contains four card effects, generally starting with simple applications of a particular mathematical principle and ending with more complex ones. Practice a handful of the introductory effects and, in no time, you’ll establish your reputation as a "mathemagician." Delve a little deeper into each chapter and the mathematics gets more interesting. The author explains the mathematics as needed in an easy-to-follow way. He also provides additional details, background, and suggestions for further explorations. Suitable for recreational math buffs and amateur card lovers or as a text in a first-year seminar, this color book offers a diverse collection of new mathemagic principles and effects.