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Kissing the frog: A mathematician's guide to mating
September 2008 The 37% rule The first question we need to answer is, why is ...
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Podcast 12, September 2008: Universal pictures
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Understanding uncertainty: How long will you live?
... By David Spiegelhalter September 2008 This article is adapted from material on the ... Welch A, Luben R, et al., PLoS Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1, (2008) About the author David Spiegelhalter ...
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Chaos in Numberland: The secret life of continued fractions
... ( 7 ) where the are positive integers, called the partial ...
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Career interview: Financial Engineer
Marc West March 2008 "I was one of the lucky people," said Rupa Patel, reflecting ...
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NonEuclidean geometry and Indra's pearls
... the base of the natural logarithm and is roughly equal to 2.718. If the radius is large, then this means that the circumference of a ...
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Arithmetic, bones and counting
... was developed by scholars in the Middle East who around the 7th century BCE translated many mathematical books from the Greeks and Hindus. ... to the left. For example, when calculating 365 × 9, the 5 + 7 in the hundreds columns forces an extra carry into the thousands, giving the ...
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Beckham in his prime number
... are all prime numbers: Carlos, No 3; Zidane, No 5; Raul, No 7; Ronaldo, No 11. So giving Beckham the 23 shirt is a clear indication that ... be seeking out another primenumber shirt to replace his No 7 at Man U. The Ancient Chinese believed each number had its own sexuality. ...
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Imaging maths  Inside the Klein bottle
... image and orientability  see the animated version (73K) A surface is said to be orientable if a shape drawn on it ... showed the rejection letter to his friend John Wheeler (19112008), a Princeton theoretical physicist. Wheeler said, “Extremely ...
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The best medicine?
... in premature babies compared to control. A relative risk of 0.7 means that we estimate that the risk of death on synthetic surfactant is ...
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