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How Round Is Your Circle

How Round Is Your Circle Author John Bryant
ISBN-10 9780691149929
Release 2011-03-20
Pages 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

How Round Is Your Circle Author John Bryant
ISBN-10 9781400837953
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 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

How Round is Your Circle Author John Bryant
ISBN-10 069113118X
Release 2008
Pages 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

Strange Curves  Counting Rabbits    Other Mathematical Explorations Author Keith Ball
ISBN-10 9781400841240
Release 2011-10-16
Pages 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.



Great Australian Ute Stories

Great Australian Ute Stories Author John Bryant
ISBN-10 9781743096093
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 320
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A bumper collection of hilarious and heartwarming Australian stories collected by ute-aficionado John Bryant. We invented it. We love it. the ute is a national icon alongside the pie and sauce. It is the very symbol of our resourceful ingenuity. No matter what you drive, this collection of ute yarns will charm you with its laconic humour and Aussie warmth. Written by everyday Australians in praise of our love affair with the ute, this collection unashamedly celebrates the joy of circle work, the improbable allure of feral utes and the ute's perennial ability to save the day, win the girl and excite the dog. A bumper collection of hilarious and heartwarming Australian stories collected by ute-aficionado John Bryant. this book also publishes for the first time the winner of John's Number 1 Ute Legend competition. www.utelegend.com



Mathematical Models

Mathematical Models Author Henry Martyn Cundy
ISBN-10 OCLC:652343863
Release 1981
Pages 286
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Mathematical Models has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mathematical Models also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mathematical Models book for free.



Banking on Our Future

Banking on Our Future Author John Bryant
ISBN-10 0807047171
Release 2002
Pages 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.



Group Theory in the Bedroom and Other Mathematical Diversions

Group Theory in the Bedroom  and Other Mathematical Diversions Author Brian Hayes
ISBN-10 1429938579
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 288
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An Award-Winning Essayist Plies His Craft Brian Hayes is one of the most accomplished essayists active today—a claim supported not only by his prolific and continuing high-quality output but also by such honors as the National Magazine Award for his commemorative Y2K essay titled "Clock of Ages," published in the November/December 1999 issue of The Sciences magazine. (The also-rans that year included Tom Wolfe, Verlyn Klinkenborg, and Oliver Sacks.) Hayes's work in this genre has also appeared in such anthologies as The Best American Magazine Writing, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Norton Reader. Here he offers us a selection of his most memorable and accessible pieces—including "Clock of Ages"—embellishing them with an overall, scene-setting preface, reconfigured illustrations, and a refreshingly self-critical "Afterthoughts" section appended to each essay.



A Certain Ambiguity

A Certain Ambiguity Author Gaurav Suri
ISBN-10 1400834775
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 296
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While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge--including religion. Together, the two men discover the power--and the fallibility--of what has long been considered the pinnacle of human certainty, Euclidean geometry. As grandfather and grandson struggle with the question of whether there can ever be absolute certainty in mathematics or life, they are forced to reconsider their fundamental beliefs and choices. Their stories hinge on their explorations of parallel developments in the study of geometry and infinity--and the mathematics throughout is as rigorous and fascinating as the narrative and characters are compelling and complex. Moving and enlightening, A Certain Ambiguity is a story about what it means to face the extent--and the limits--of human knowledge.



Yurts

Yurts Author Becky Kemery
ISBN-10 1586858912
Release 2006
Pages 146
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Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices.



The Puzzle Universe

The Puzzle Universe Author Ivan Moscovich
ISBN-10 1770854754
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 396
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A renowned puzzle master and game inventor presents 315 new and traditional puzzles.



Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry Author Peter Kuhfittig
ISBN-10 9781133945192
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 544
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Written for today’s technology student, TECHNICAL CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY prepares you for your future courses! With an emphasis on applications, this mathematics text helps you learn calculus skills that are particular to technology. Clear presentation of concepts, detailed examples, marginal annotations, and step-by-step procedures enhance your understanding of difficult concepts. Notations that are frequently encountered in technology are used throughout to help you prepare for further courses in your career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



How Many Licks

How Many Licks Author Aaron Santos
ISBN-10 9780762439188
Release 2009-08-25
Pages 176
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How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop? How many people are having sex at this moment? How long would it take a monkey on a typewriter to produce the plays of Shakespeare? For all those questions that keep you up at night, here's the way to answer them. And the beauty of it is that it's all approximate! Using Enrico Fermi's theory of approximation, Santos brings the world of numbers into perspective. For puzzle junkies and trivia fanatics, these 70 word puzzles will show the reader how to take a bit of information, add what they already know, and extrapolate an answer. Santos has done the impossible: make math and the multiple possibilities of numbers fun and informative. Can you really cry a river? Is it possible to dig your way out of jail with just a teaspoon and before your life sentence is up? Taking an academic subject and using it as the prism to view everyday off-the-wall questions as math problems to be solved is a natural step for the lovers of sudoku, cryptograms, word puzzles, and other thought-provoking games.



100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings Author Sarah Cooper
ISBN-10 9781449483210
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 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.



Chassis Engineering

Chassis Engineering Author Herb Adams
ISBN-10 1557880557
Release 1993
Pages 133
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Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs



Magical Mathematics

Magical Mathematics Author Persi Diaconis
ISBN-10 9780691151649
Release 2011-10-23
Pages 244
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Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind them—that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today’s mathematical knowledge. Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. The book exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card Monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the oldest mathematical trick—and much more.



The Morning Meeting Book

The Morning Meeting Book Author Roxann Kriete
ISBN-10 9781892989604
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 232
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Promote a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior by launching each school day with a whole class gathering. This comprehensive, user-friendly book shows you how to hold Responsive ClassroomMorning Meetings, a powerful teaching tool used by hundreds of thousands of teachers in K-8 schools. In the new edition of this essential text, you'll find: Step-by-step, practical guidelines for planning and holding Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings in K-8 classroomsDescriptions of Morning Meeting in action in real classrooms100 ideas for greetings, sharing, activities, and messages: some tried-and-true and some newUpdated information on sharingGuidance on adapting meeting components for different ages and abilities, including upper grades and English Language Learners.Explanations of how Morning Meeting supports mastery of Common Core State Standards, 21st century skills, and core competencies enumerated by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).